Modular Executive MBA

In short

  • Breukelen
  • Spring & Autumn
  • 3-7 years
  • 6-8 hours per week per module (excl. colleges)
  • 3x2 days per module
  • English
  • € 6,395 (VAT free) per module w.e.o. some modules*

Modular Executive MBA

With the Modular Executive MBA you can create your own MBA. Study whilst having a job and work on your ambitions. Choose the MBA-title with a full MBA or follow one or several modules for a quick upgrade of your knowledge.

Whatever track you choose, with the Modular Executive MBA at Nyenrode you will work on your personal and professional growth and stay in control.

Create your own MBA

You can follow one or more modules, providing you with the flexibility to choose from three dedicated specializations. Depending on your interest, time investment and your ambition, you can choose:

  • A full-MBA (consisting of a minimum of 2 specialization modules, 6 core modules, the international study trip and MBA thesis)
  • one or several separate modules of your desire

MMBA Module Overview 2020

  • Personal and flexible MBA
  • Configure your own MBA
  • Special attention to personal and professional growth

Do you have any questions or do you want additional information?

We gladly provide you with more information or schedule a personal information sessions. Please contact our program advisors via +31 346 291 001 or



Our modular MBA means you are in the driver's seat. You can pick from the modules below to create your very own MBA program, fitting your specific requirements and goals.

Check which modules suit your situation best to make the most of your MBA studies with us.

We provide you with many options: you can follow a single module, stack multiple modules, or complete ten of them to form a complete MBA*. Feel free to contact our program advisors to discuss how we can meet your needs.

*Certain requirements apply

How does it work?

  • Nyenrode's Modular Executive MBA program consists of 10 modules, you may follow each module separately
  • Choose the module that is relevant to your line of work
  • Choose which track suits you best: Business & IT, Food & Innovation or Public & Private
  • After successfully completing a module you receive a certificate
  • To receive your Executive MBA degree you need to complete a minimum of 2 specialization modules, 6 core modules, the international trip and the MBA thesis

The six core modules

  • Change Management and Organizational Development
  • Business Processes and Technology
  • Risk and Finance
  • Market, Law and Ethics
  • Leadership and Cooperation
  • Digital Strategy and Transformation

Specialization modules

In each of the tracks we offer additional specialization modules. Choose the modules that suits you best to give your MBA more focus.

International study trip

The international trip is a module that deals specifically with globalization and the challenges it brings. We strongly believe that an MBA program that is focused on strengthening its participants' leadership skills needs an international component to be part of the curriculum.

Therefore, taking this module is mandatory if you are studying for a full MBA.


You finish your Executive MBA Degree program by writing a thesis. You choose your own practical management problem, which you will translate into a research proposal. You will translate the results of your research into practical advice for your organization.

MMBA Module Overview 2020


For whom?

To be eligible for our Modular Executive MBA program you need:

  • at least 5 years' work experience as (general) manager or in an influential/strategic position
  • proven minimum bachelor's level of work and/or education
  • affinity with the work field of one of the tracks (Business & IT, Food & Innovation or Public & Private)
  • sufficient knowledge of English
If you'd like to know more about the Modular Executive MBA before applying, we advise you to download the brochure (see button).


Do you meet the requirements and are you ready to start your MBA program with us? Apply now. After your application has been received, we will send you an email outlining what we need to complete your registration.

Admission procedure

In order to start processing your application, we need the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Application form
  • Copy of highest achieved diploma


Based on your documents you will be invited for an (online) interview. During this meeting we discuss your motivation and our mutual expectations. After this meeting we will decide whether you meet the requirements.

If you have any questions about the application process, please feel free to contact us.

Personal advice

During a (online) personal consultation we look at your situation and which route would best suit your needs. By gaining an insight in your work experience, personality, motivation and ability to reflect on yourself, our advisors are better able to help you plan your studies.

Number of participants

In order to guarantee the quality and group dynamics to an optimum, we work with a minimum and maximum number of participants per module. This may vary per module.

MMBA Module Overview 2020

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

What are the costs?

Your investment for the modules are € 6,395. However there are a few exceptions. The module Leadership and Cooperation costs € 7,595, the International Study Trip costs € 4,595*, and the Thesis module costs € 7,995. All MBA modules are exempt from VAT and the price includes access to all of Nyenrode's physical and virtual student facilities as well as food and drinks on course days. Hotel accommodations are not included in the price and can be booked separately.

*This amount may vary depending on the destination and duration of the trip.

All amounts and terms are indicative (excluding additional costs, unless otherwise stated) and subject to periodic changes.


Participant profile

Groups have a maximum of 25 participants, guaranteeing plenty of personal attention from our teaching staff and program managers.

Business & IT

The typical Business & IT participant

Average age: 41
Average number of years' work experience: 15


Business & Sustainable Transitions

The typical Business & Sustainable Transitions participant

Average age: 43
Average number of years' work experience: 15


Public & Private

The typical Public & Private participant

Average age: 44
Average number of years' work experience: 16



When thinking about pursuing the Modular Executive MBA program, you might wonder about one or more of the questions below:

  • How can I combine an MBA with my work and personal life?
  • Is it feasible for me to start the Modular Executive MBA when I have children?
  • How much study time do I have to take into account in my spare time?
  • How can I convince my employer to invest on the Modular Executive MBA?
  • Are the study costs tax deductible?

Let us clarify things for you, by providing you with the answers to all the questions above.

Contact our Program Advisors to get informed about the possibilities and best practices from current Modular Executive MBA students and alumni.