Amsterdam, Breukelen
March 2025
1 year
€ 54.000

The MBA is accredited by AMBA: London, United Kingdom and EQUIS: Brussels, Belgium.
These accreditations are the legal basis for granting the degree Master of Business Administration.

Fit for the future.

Nyenrode's updated MBA program is designed to prepare you for the next step in you career and to become a leader fit for a sustainable future. You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary in today's business world and apply them in an international context.

75 years of excellence.

Since its founding in 1946 Nyenrode has been a driving force for change and innovation in business. Studying at Nyenrode will give you access to an influential and dedicated network of MBA alumni and organizations. Our new Innovation Hub will be the central point in your (online) learning experience while you can enjoy great facilities on campus in Amsterdam and in Breukelen.
  • An MBA meticulously designed to foster your international potential.
  • Develop the senior strategic skills required in today’s management.

Structure and Learning Experience.

Through case method learning, company projects and introspective exercises, you will discover your potential and grow to a level where you will have the biggest impact as a manager. Our MBA program is designed to reflect the way businesses operate and consists of the following core elements:

• Pre-MBA courses.

Consisting of the following subjects:

  • Academic Reading and Writing.
  • Business Research.
  • Business Statistics.
  • Foundations of Finance.

• Fundamentals of Business in Society.

Consisting of the following subjects:

  • Sustainability and Business Transitions.
  • Managerial and Ecological Economics.
  • Responsible Marketing Strategy.
  • Ethics, Law and Governance.

• Fundamentals of Management.

Consisting of the following subjects:

  • Data Driven Decision Making.
  • Strategic Management.
  • Essentials in Finance and Accounting.
  • Organisation Behavior.

• Global Immersion Program.

You will gain insight to the dynamics of global business through international visits. 

• Business in Motion.

Consisting of the following subjects:

  • Entrepreneurship Development.
  • Innovation and Technology.
  • Research Methodology.

• Managing the Organization.

Consisting of the following subjects:

  • Operations and Process Management.
  • Human Resource and Change Management.
  • Sustainable Finance.

• Elective Courses.

Customize your MBA experience, more information to be announced.

    • Personal Leadership Development Journey.

    Our primary focus is your career advancement and your attractiveness to the business world. The Personal Leadership Development Journey runs throughout the length of the program and is designed to enhance your leadership potential.

    • Final Thesis.

    The MBA program will be concluded with a final graduation project. Under the guidance of a faculty supervisor, you will undertake a research assignment / business project for a company.

    Return on education.

    During the MBA program there is a lot of attention for your career. You will learn about the ins and outs of the Dutch and international business community, and peer group coaching – guided by Nyenrode alumni – allows you to learn from and with your fellow MBA students. On top of this, Nyenrode has long-standing ties to many corporations. Recruiters and Human Resource Managers are familiar with Nyenrode and are very interested in what you will have to offer after graduating from our university.

    Meet industry leaders on campus.

    At Nyenrode we believe in the power of networking. The many company visits in the Netherlands that take place throughout the MBA program will allow you to work on real-life business cases for a variety of companies while also making valuable connections for your future career. Furthermore, you will be encouraged to participate in special on-campus Breakfast Sessions and Alumni Talks. Here, students, alumni, and representatives from the business community are brought together to be inspired by industry leaders and to discuss the latest challenges.

    Expand your business network.

    Our Career and Personal Development Department will support you in realizing your career objectives by laying down a solid foundation for your career management, personal branding and leadership development. The annual (online) Nyenrode Career Event will connect you with representatives of top Dutch and international companies such as: ABN AMRO, Achmea, Bijenkorf, Capgemini, Dell, Microsoft, FrieslandCampina, and many more. The event's interactive setting will allow you to attended company presentations, meet recruiters and find available career opportunities.

    Visa after graduation.

    If you do not have a European passport, you are eligible for a one-year visa after graduation to aid you in finding a job in the Netherlands. For more information on this orientation visa, visit this website of the Dutch government. You can request this visa up to three years after your graduation. Once you find a job, your employer will arrange a residency permit for you.

    Studying in the Netherlands.

    The Netherlands has traditionally been an internationally oriented country, housing a large international community. This makes living here easy for international students. Our country has many benefits you can tap into:

    • A high educational standard with universities offering great value for money.
    • The Netherlands is one of the safest, healthiest, and happiest countries in the world.
    • 95% of the Dutch population speaks English and the country has an international outlook.
    • Consistent strong economic growth (2,7% in 2018) performing above average in Europe.
    • World leader in many areas of expertise, such as agriculture, water management and more.
    • After graduation you can start your career in the Netherlands with a one-year visa to find a job.

    The steps to join Nyenrode.

    To be eligible to apply for our MBA program you will need to meet the following requirements:

    • Bachelor or Master degree (any subject).
    • A minimum of three years of full-time, relevant work experience.
    • Good command of English (TOEFL iBT 92; IELTS 6.5; CERF B2).
    • A good score on your academic admission test (GMAT minimum 550, GRE or LTP).

    *No GMAT required to apply for the MBA program.
    Save 3 months of preparation time by choosing Nyenrode's LTP admission test. 

      Admission procedure.

      The admissions process of our MBA program takes place in 3 steps. Once we have received and approved your documentation and have held an (online) interview, we decide on your eligibility. The admissions steps are:

      Step 1: Complete application package.

      For us to process your MBA application, you will need to complete the following:

      • Click on the ‘apply online’ button on our website and register.
      • You will receive an email containing a link to Nyenrode's admissions portal.
      • Provide 2 references (please use the template that you will receive from us by email).
      • Include a GMAT, GRE or Nyenrode LTP admission test report (the LTP may be completed from abroad).
      • Include TOEFL or IELTS certificate or equivalent (not needed if English is your mother tongue).
      • Provide copies of relevant diplomas and a curriculum vitae containing at least 3 years' work experience.

      Step 2: Assessment and interview.

      Based on your documents our Admissions team will make an assessment regarding your eligibility to join the upcoming cohort of our MBA program. If this assessment has a positive outcome you will be invited for an (online) interview with members of our Program Management team.

      Step 3: Final application decision.

      The assessment and interview combined will determine whether you can join the MBA. If the decision is positive, we will invite you to enroll and to start your official registration as a new student at Nyenrode.


      Our MBA program yields a lifetime of dividends, both professionally and personally and is considered by our alumni as the best value for money investment in you and your future. Pursuing an MBA is a serious commitment of time and money; an investment that you will need to carefully plan.

      Study loans.

      • Prodigy Finance for MBA Loans. Nyenrode now cooperates with Prodigy Finance. Their lending program provides community-funded loans to international students for top universities. As a MBA candidate you can benefit from an attractive interest rate and a 6-month grace period after graduating. Visit the Prodigy Finance website to apply for an MBA loan.

      Nyenrode has a partnership with financial institution in certain countries to facilitate the access to funding:

      • Mexican talents can apply for funding with FIDERH and FUNED.
      • Colombian talents can apply for funding with Colfuturo.