(Pre-) Master of Science in Management | Full-time

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

Enter an idealist, leave an entrepreneur

The Full-time MSc in Management is a 16-month program that will take you into a journey to become your best version and to enter the labor market as a skilled professional. The program will give the foundations needed to succeed in business, as well as the option to specialize in one of the three tracks offered: Digital Business & Innovation, Global Business, and Financial Management.

Based on your selected track, you will get the chance to participate in our “Global Immersion Program”, a study trip that will expose you to international business practices. The program also offers a course of Personal Leadership & Career Development which aims to guide you into developing your own competencies and business skills in different areas.

  • Pursue your passion and specialize in one of our unique tracks
  • Enjoy a personal learning experience with small class sizes, coaching, and support
  • Join Nyenrode’s network and launch your professional career with the right connections

Why choose our MSc in Management

Are you looking for a master program that will challenge you academically and personally? Then join Nyenrode's Full-time MSc in Management program, which offers you:

  • A recognized and accredited degree (NVOA & EQUIS) with a focus on your personal and academic development.
  • A pre-master that will equip you with the essential soft and hard skills for success.
  • A choice of two locations: Breukelen or Amsterdam, where you can enjoy a vibrant and diverse learning environment.
  • 3 specialization tracks: Financial Management, Digital Business & Innovation, Global Business, where you can tailor your studies to your interests and goals.
  • International experience through the Global Immersion Program, where you can explore different cultures and business practices.
  • A proven track record of excellence: voted best business administration master for 10 years in a row (Keuzegids Masters) and ranked #53 in the worldwide Top 100 Masters in Management (Financial Times ranking).


A better world is better for business

Experience the transformative 16-month journey (pre-master included). Unleash your potential and enter the labor market as a skilled professional, empowered to become your best self. Embrace this enriching experience and approach your future with confidence.


The Pre-Master stage equips you with essential skills in areas like Organizational Behavior, Academic Reading & Writing, and Finance, setting the stage for your success. Once you have conquered the Pre-Master, you're ready to move on to the master's phase.

Master & Tracks

As you continue your journey, you will join the core courses of the master’s program and gain general knowledge on specific topics. You will also have the opportunity to pursue your interest in one of three tracks: Digital Business & Innovation, Financial Management, or Global Business, each one enhanced by the Global Immersion program.

You will finish your Master's degree with an individual thesis.

Personal Leadership & Career Development

During the Personal Leadership & Career Development course, you'll embark on a transformative journey to nurture your personal competencies and business skills, all while exploring exciting areas like consultancy and (social) entrepreneurship. This empowering experience goes beyond traditional learning; you can also have the chance to come up with your own business idea, supported every step of the way by a dedicated coach.

Through this course, you'll have the opportunity to master essential skills such as professional pitching, conflict resolution, coaching methodologies, and crafting a compelling CV.


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

What are the admission requirements?

  • At least a Bachelor's degree (Research or Applied Sciences university).
  • 0-3 years work experience.
  • Affinity with mathematics and statistics.
  • Adequate knowledge of English (TOEFL 91+, IELTS 7.0, or Cambridge Advanced C1).
  • Admission test (Nyenrode LTP test or GMAT 550+ / GRE 155+).


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.
  • Selection days dates will be informed to you personally.

    Key Dates


    Pre-Master 2024 & Master 2025

    • Early bird deadline: March 25th, 2024 (the deadline is now closed).
    • Scholarship application deadline: May 15th, 2024 (the deadline is now closed).
    • Final application deadline (International, Visa required): June 1st, 2024 (the deadline is now closed).
    • Final application deadline (Dutch/EU/EFTA): June 15th, 2024*
    • Start of the summer course: July 2024
    • Start of the program: August 2024

    *If you're still interested in joining our program for the 2024-2025 academic year, there are a few spots left. Please get in touch with our program advisors to discuss your application.

    Special admission route: SPJIMR.

    If you follow the SPJIMR Global Management Program in Mumbai, India you can complete the Full-time MSc in Management in 12 months. You follow the SPJIMR program for six months and then join Nyenrode's Full-time MScM. 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, rules and regulations of the program, the International Code of Conduct and code of conduct.

    Program costs

    Total cost of €32,400 include:

    • Tuition fee Pre-Master (1 semester) - €10,300
    • Tuition fee Master (2 semesters) - €22,100
    • Readers & copyrights

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

    • Application fee: €300

    Living on campus in Breukelen

    Various types of rooms are available on site. The costs vary from €320 to €600. For all information about housing on our Breukelen location, 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 for partial scholarships*. For more information, please visit the scholarship page. Here you will find if you are eligible and how to apply.

    * Please note that the 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, student associations and other matters. We do not offer any fully funded scholarships.

    Scholarships 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 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?

    We welcome all internationals that are 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.

    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.
    • 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 Program Advisors to learn more about the career opportunities after the program.

    Study Visa

    For more information about your student visa, visit here.

    Internship or working Visa

    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.

    By signing up to the program, you agree to the international code of conduct.

      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

      We offer guaranteed housing to all of our Full-time MSc in Management students. Our Breukelen campus offers a number of facilities to make sure you can live, work and relax in comfort, all whilst living with your class mates. 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.

      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  €320 - €500 per month. 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,  a student residence complex. The complex is located 15 minutes by tram from Amsterdam Central Station, or 20 minutes by bike. 

      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 € 1.000  - € 1.200 per 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.

      Our domain campus Amsterdam


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

      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.


      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.