Full-time Master of Science in Management

Amsterdam, Breukelen
August 2024
16 months including Pre-Master
40 hours

If you're a young professional seeking more than just an academic Master's degree, our Full-time Master of Science in Management program may be just what you need. It offers a distinctive blend of academic business knowledge, practical relevance and personal development. You'll have the flexibility to customize your Nyenrode experience by selecting one of our two campuses - Amsterdam or Breukelen - and one of the three specialized tracks - Financial Management, Global Business, or Digital Business & Innovation. By joining Nyenrode's network, you'll have an edge in kick-starting your career!

  • 16 months University Master (including pre-master)
  • Practical experience through the Personal Leadership & Development Journey
  • Three tracks available and a focus on personal development

What can you expect?

  • Master program that is accredited by NVOA and EQUIS
  • Tailor-made pre-master (4 months)
  • Knowledge and experience at master level in 12 months
  • Choose your location: Breukelen or Amsterdam
  • 3 specializations: Financial Management, Digital Business & Innovation, Global Business
  • Focus on personal development and practical relevance
  • International experience through Global Immersion Program
  • Voted best business administration master for 10 years in a row (Keuzegids Masters)
  • #78 in the worldwide Top 100 Masters in Management (Financial Times ranking)



What are the admission requirements?

  • At least a Bachelor's degree (Research University or University of Applied Sciences).
  • Between 0-3 years work experience.
  • Affinity with mathematics and statistics.
  • Adequate knowledge of English (TOEFL 91+, IELTS 6.5 or Cambridge Advanced C1).
  • Admission test taken during the admission procedure (Nyenrode LTP test or GMAT / GRE).


The full pre-master is compulsory for anyone with a Bachelor's degree from a University of Applied Sciences. For students with a Bachelor's degree from a Research University certain exemptions are available.

Most international students are required to follow the entire Pre-Master.

Only students with a Bachelor or Master in Business Administration from a Research University can be exempted from the Pre-Master.  

In all cases, the full admission procedure applies.

Admission procedure

  1. Press the green apply button and fill out the form. After you submitted the form, you will receive an email with a link to our Nyenrode Admissions Portal. Make sure to complete your application in this portal.
  2. We will contact you to schedule the selection day, the Nyenrode LTP test (in case you do not have a GMAT or GRE score) and a personal selection interview.
  3. If you are admitted you will receive a letter with the registration form within two weeks.

LTP & Selection Days

  • LTP tests will be scheduled individually.

    Key Dates

    Master 2024
    • Final application deadline (International, Visa required): October 15th, 2023
    • Final application deadline (Dutch/EU/EFTA): November 15th, 2023
    • Start of the program: Jan 2024

    There is a scholarship of up to €10,000 for the 2024 Master program. To learn more about the scholarship and begin your application, please contact our program advisor (ftmsc@nyenrode.nl).

    Pre-Master 2024 & Master 2025

    • Early bird deadline: March 25th, 2024. Anyone who applies before this date, is accepted, and registers to start the program will receive a discount (of 300 euros) on the first down payment. Candidates who are rejected or withdraw after acceptance will not receive a waiver on their selection costs. The selection fee is charged before a LTP test is taken.
    • Scholarship application deadline: March 25th, 2024. Please refer to the 'Scholarships' section below for more information
    • Final application deadline (International, Visa required): June 1st, 2024
    • Final application deadline (Dutch/EU/EFTA): June 15th, 2024
    • Start of the summer course: July 2024
    • Start of the program: August 2024


    For talented students with limited financial resources there are a number of possibilities for partial scholarships*:

    Find here an overview of the scholarships and procedures.

    • Revolving Scholarship - Stichting Nyenrode Fonds (or Nyenrode Fund) offers students the opportunity to apply for one of the scholarships that will be made available by mostly Nyenrode alumni. The revolving character of these scholarships means that recipients of scholarships accept a ‘moral commitment’ to pay it forward, by becoming a donor themselves to the Nyenrode Scholarship Fund when they are graduated and when they are financially able to do so. This way the Scholarship Fund receives a continuous funding and can keep on awarding scholarships in the future. For more info about the application process and criteria, click here.
    • MSc Scholarship - There are ten scholarships of €9750,- available. The application procedure for the MSc Scholarship is similar to that of the above mentioned Revolving Scholarship. For more info about the application process, click here.
    • GMAT Excellence – For student with a GMAT score of 650 and higher. There are two scholarships available of €9750.
    * Please note that the above scholarships are specifically intended as a contribution towards the tuition fees. All students will have to at least cover the costs of half of the tuition fee, living expenses, housing, study associations (for students in Breukelen) and other matters. Scholarships cannot be combined.

    Apply for a scholarship

    Do you want to sign up for a scholarship and learn which scholarship is a good fit for you? Contact our program advisor via ftmsc@nyenrode.nl to learn more about the possibilities and to start your application. 

    Application Master

    You can apply for the Full-time Master (MSc) in Management via the green application button.

    Special admission route: SPJIMR.

    If you follow the SPJIMR Global Management Program in Mumbai, India you can complete the Full-time Master in Management in twelve months. You follow the SPJIMR program for six months and then join Nyenrode's Full-time MSc in Management. Contact us if you have questions about this study route.

    By signing up for this program, you agree with the terms and conditions of Nyenrode and the rules and regulations of the program.


    The pre-Master lasts 4 months and consists of the following 7 courses:

    • Academic Reading & Writing
    • Business Research
    • Business Statistics
    • Marketing & Strategy
    • Organizational Behavior
    • Managerial Economics
    • Foundations of Finance


    The Master takes 12 months. You start with the following courses:

    • Management Science
    • Business Strategy and Alignment
    • Digitization, Business & Society
    • Operations & Supply Chain Management
    • Managerial Finance

    Then you start with one of the following tracks:

    • Digital Business & Innovation
    • Financial Management
    • Global Business

    The Global Business track will be offered at the Amsterdam location. The Digital Business & Innovation and Financial Management tracks will be offered in Breukelen.
    Should you decide to study in Amsterdam, but your track is offered in Breukelen, then you can travel to Breukelen on the days you have classes.

    During the Global Immersion Module, you will visit companies abroad for one week. This modules is connected to your Master track.

    Finally, you conclude your Master with an individual thesis.

      Personal Leadership & Career Development

      Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Stewardship are the primary drivers of personal, interpersonal, organizational and societal success and well-being. They are embedded in all the courses that make up your MSc program. Your Personal Leadership and Career Development (PLCD) journey, that runs parallel to the academic program, has been designed along these themes and takes you through the whole MSc Master program.

      The PLCD course provides you with frameworks and the time to focus on the growth of your personal leadership and to put your learning into practice. The project days form part of the whole course, coupled with diverse workshops and activities that provide you the opportunity to develop further skills, explore your personal development in more depth, and truly focus on your further career growth and the skills that will set you apart as a professional.
      You will focus on many of the practical aspects of career development, and exposure to the (international) corporate community.

      Download here the PLCD flyer.

      Curious about the program? Contact our Program Advisors via ftmsc@nyenrode.nl to schedule a personal information session.

      Choose your location: Amsterdam or Breukelen

      The Full-time Master (MSc) in Management offers you the possibility to follow your studies in two unique locations: Amsterdam or Breukelen.  Each location provides you with a different Nyenrode experience based on your preferences.


      Studying in Amsterdam means enjoying flexibility to the fullest. You can decide whether you want to join the Nyenrode Amsterdam Study association (JCV) or any student activities outside of Nyenrode. The Amsterdam Campus is cosmopolitan, vivid, entrepreneurial, international and highly connected to business. Experience our Campus in Amsterdam in a virtual tour.

      The Amsterdam building is located in the heart of the city alongside one of the main canals (Keizersgracht) We offer students access to the business network in Amsterdam. In addition, we offer a business incubator, a lounge with its own bar for food and drinks and numerous events, like breakfast sessions, to connect our student community (Bachelor, Master and MBA students) with the business world.

      Nyenrode facilitates students with the possibility to live at Campus 'OurDomain' in Diemen Zuid, a students residence complex located 15 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station.


      Studying in Breukelen allows you to fully focus on your student life while becoming an active member of the NCV (Student Association) You can participate in its numerous committees while practicing your business and social skills.

      The campus is situated on a historical estate with a thirteenth century castle at its heart. You can enjoy everything this unique setting has to offer. It is the perfect environment to dedicate 16 months to your own development. Some of the facilities included are: a library, private study rooms, sports (Rugby field / tennis court / hockey and soccer fields / gym), a student restaurant, housing and two bars.

      The campus also welcomes professionals on a daily basis for executive education programs, enabling you as a student to connect. By living and studying on campus, you will create a network of friends for life.

      Curious about our locations? Contact our Program Advisors (ftmsc@nyenrode.nl) to visit Nyenrode Amsterdam or Breukelen

      Program costs

      The Pre-Master and Master cover a total of three semesters. The fee for the Pre-Master is €10.300. The fee for the Master is €22.100.

      Total cost of €32.400 include:

      • Tuition fee Pre-Master (1 semester)
      • Tuition fee Master (2 semesters)
      • Readers & copyrights

      Books and flight ticket (s) for international study trips are not included. 

      • Application fee: € 300 (the application fee will be refunded if the candidate completes their application and registers for the program before March 25th 2024).

      Living on campus in Breukelen

      Various types of rooms are available on campus. The costs vary from € 320 to € 600. For all information about housing on campus in Breukelen, view this page.

      Living in Amsterdam

      Nyenrode offers students the opportunity of living on Campus Diemen-Zuid (just outside of Amsterdam). If you have questions about living in Amsterdam and possibilities, please contact one of the program advisors (ftmsc@nyenrode.nl).


      For talented students with limited financial resources there are a number of possibilities to (partly) finance your studies:

      Scholarships eligible for all students to apply:
      • Revolving Scholarship*- Stichting Nyenrode Fonds (or Nyenrode Fund) offers students the opportunity to apply for one of the scholarships (of maximum € 10,000 per year) that will be made available by Nyenrode alumni. Somewhere during your professional career you give back to the fund by offering a scholarship to a new Nyenrode student yourself. For more info about the application process and criteria, click here.
      • Program Scholarships* - Nyenrode offers a number of scholarships each year for students with special motivations and backgrounds (of maximum € 10,000 per year). Would you like to know more? Contact one of our program advisors via ftmsc@nyenrode.nl.

      * Please note that it is possible to apply for both scholarships and to combine them. You may use the same motivation letter and financial plan.

      Scholarships only for specific nationalities or loans for Dutch students:
      • The Master of Science (MSc) in Management is a recognized degree program, which makes it possible for students with a Dutch nationality or EU/EEA citizens to apply for student financing through DUO in many cases. Contact DUO to discuss your personal options.


      What will you get out of it?

      Your career takes off as soon as you start your Master of Science in Management with us. A few facts and figures:

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      In addition:

      • 20% of our graduates start their own business.
      • Of our students who have funded their master with a loan, 57% is debt-free after three to five years.

      Ready to become a Nyenrodian?

      Looking for a study abroad?

      Welcome all internationals interested in our university and program!

      Deciding to study abroad can be a big step for you. On this page, we have a compiled overview of studying in the Netherlands, studying at Nyenrode and scholarship opportunities that can help you.

      Please click on the drop-down topics below to see some information. For more information, check-out the internationals page.

      Or check our international brochure first.


      A master's degree in management from Nyenrode enables you to start your career in the Netherlands, if you wish. The benefits of this course and studying at Nyenrode are: You get to know the culture and habits of Dutch corporate life through our extensive network of Dutch companies.

      Our strong brand name will make you stand out with recruiters and HR managers. If you have little work experience, this university master will provide you with all you need. You do not necessarily need an MBA to boost your career! Accommodation is provided for you; you get a room at our campus in Breukelen or in Diemen near Amsterdam. You can also learn basic Dutch through us.

      Curious about the program? Download the brochure to learn more about the curriculum.

      The Netherlands has traditionally been an internationally oriented country, housing a large international community. This makes living here easy for international students. Studying in the Netherlands has many benefits, such as:

      • A high educational standard and great value for money.
      • 95% of the Dutch population speak English.
      • The Netherlands is one of the safest and happiest countries in the world.
      • Ample travel opportunities to the rest of Europe; Paris, Brussels, London or Berlin are only hours away.
      • A lot of international career opportunities.
      • After graduation you can start your career in the Netherlands; you can get a one-year visa to find a job.

      Register for a Personal Information Session with one of our Talent Recruiters to learn more about the career opportunities after the program.

      Study in Holland

      This information is necessary for new students coming to the Netherlands.



      When you come to the Netherlands for study, you might need a visa.


      Internship or working

      If you are a student who is currently enrolled at a university in the Netherlands:

      • EU nationality: EU nationals do not need a visa to study or work in The Netherlands.
      • Non-EU nationality:
        • Internship: if you are in in the possession of a student visa, you are required to have an internship agreement which needs to be co-signed by your company as well as your educational institution. No extra permit or visa is required.
        • Working: you need a specific work permit that needs to be requested by your employer. Also, your working time is limited to 16 hours per week except for the vacation period (June, July and August). During this period, you can work full-time. Please check the detailed information here.

      In addition to the visa information, if you want to learn about the insurances in The Netherlands, please visit here.

        Opening a Dutch bank account

        If you do not have a SEPA-account in an EU country, we strongly advise you to open a Dutch Bank Account after your arrival to facilitate money withdrawals, buying everyday products, and/or (international) transactions.

        To create an account with a Dutch bank, you'll usually need a BSN (social security number), which is granted once you register with your local municipality. However, each bank may have its own set of requirements. The most significant are:

        • A valid identity document (for non-EU students/scholars: passport).
        • A Dutch address for the duration of your stay.
        • A proof of university enrollment.


        Please look into your options to see which one is the greatest fit for you. The big three banks in The Netherlands are:

        *SEPA stands for Single Euro Payments Area.


        Living in Breukelen

        The campus has five buildings for student housing. They have been named after people who have contributed a lot to the university: Postma, Weijer, Kuneman, Klaasesz and Philips (subdivided into Roeterink I & II, Riemsdijk and Otten). There are 295 rooms and three-room types in these buildings (Furnished/Unfurnished/Kitchen).

        Housing allowance can be granted based on the calculation and advice from the housing department and after deducting the allowance, the average monthly fee of this housing is around 300-500 €. For all information about housing on campus in Breukelen, view this page.

        To ensure everyone feels at home on campus, we also offer a number of facilities to make sure you can live, work and relax in comfort. Among the facilities at our campus you’ll find a living room, a student restaurant(Mensa), cubicles for project and group work, a laundromat, an outdoor kitchen with barbecue, and various sports accommodations.

        Please kindly check the F&Q regarding the facilities at the campus to learn more.



        Living in Amsterdam

        Nyenrode offers students the opportunity of living on Campus Diemen-Zuid,  a student residence complex. The complex is located 15 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station. 

        OurDomain houses a lively student community and several facilities such as: a supermarket (open 7 days a week), restaurants, cafés, a fitness center, a print shop, a launderette, and study-rooms. A furnished apartment at OurDomain costs about € 900  - € 1200 per calendar month, depending on the type of apartment.

        All apartments at OurDomain feature a living area, a modern bathroom and open kitchen. The monthly rent includes bicycle parking, TV and internet subscriptions, gym membership, and access to the tennis court and study halls. The monthly rent is excluding service costs and utility advances. No housing allowance granted.

        If you have questions about living in Amsterdam and possibilities, please contact one of the program advisors.

        According to room types, the images of the building or room can differ from the above example photos



        For talented students with limited financial resources there are a number of possibilities to (partly) finance your studies:

        • There are more scholarships eligible for all students regardless of specific nationalities: Learn more

        Check out Daniela's experience as an international student at Nyenrode.

        This information is necessary for students who are graduating or who graduated from Dutch universities.

        • EU nationality: EU nationals do not need a visa to stay or work in The Netherlands after graduation.
        • Non-EU nationality: Non-EU graduates can apply for Orientation Year Visa for staying and working in The Netherlands after graduation. This visa allows you to have free access to opening your own business or being hired by a company for one year. To be eligible for this visa, you should satisfy the conditions that IND announces.

        More Information can be found here:

        In addition to the visa information, if you want to learn about the insurances in The Netherlands, please visit here.

        Experience our campus in Amsterdam with this virtual tour.


        What does the application procedure look like and what are the entry requirements? Find out in the frequently asked questions below.

        • Open days: open days will be held online or in small groups on campus.
        • Campus tours: campus tours will be organized in small groups on both campuses (Amsterdam & Breukelen).
        • Personal Information sessions: schedule a call with our Program Advisors or inquire whether it's possible to meet our Program Advisors in person.
        • Admission days: admission days are online by Teams and our Nyenrode Admissions test can be taken from home.
        All questions related to running applications can be sent to admissionsftmsc@nyenrode.nl.
        Students who haven’t started their application yet can contact the program advisors at ftmsc@nyenrode.nl.

        We offer our own admissions test (Nyenrode LTP) as an alternative for the GMAT and GREs. The test is scheduled after completing the online form in our admissions portal. 

        The English certificates can be submitted by 22 August 2022, before the start of the Pre-Master phase of the program.

        The IND (Dutch Immigration Department) is in business for all applications. Students can apply for a student visa via the admissions office as they would normally do. The IND has informed the university that there might be some delay in their response time. In case students need an entry visa to get into the Netherlands, different rules apply for different countries (consulates and embassies) on how to get this organized.

        For questions, please contact the admissions officer via admissionsftmsc@nyenrode.nl and check the IND website for the latest information.

        • Breukelen: students who enroll in the program on the campus in Breukelen can live in one of the student dorms. You don't have to submit a separate accommodation request for the Breukelen campus.
        • Amsterdam: students who wish to study in Amsterdam can apply for a studio apartment on the 'OurDomain' campus in Diemen Zuid. They can submit their request at the admissions office.
          Students are also free to find their own accommodation in the city.
        The workload in the Pre-Master will be 35-45 hours per week, depending on the student’s individual background and abilities. This can be divided into 20 contact hours (online and on-campus) and 20+ hours preparatory work at home or with peers (lectures, assignments, exams, and group work) per week.
        In the Pre-Master, on average, you work on individual examinations (70%) and assignments (30%) (either group or individual). Of these assignments, around 85% are individual assignments and 15% are group work.