Program Manager Executive MBA (6 month contract)

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The challenge 

Nyenrode's Executive MBA is a two-year program. As a manager, leader, or entrepreneur with at least five years of professional working experience, EMBA-students choose to participate because they want to develop themselves to the best leader they can be. Our Executive MBA program helps to boost leadership impact throughout the Personal Leadership Development Journey, the main theme of the program. 

The program consists of intensive one-week modules, of which seven take place at Nyenrode's campus and three abroad. The students work and study with a group of like-minded professionals to broaden their views on business, management, and leadership, and they will discover new things about themselves. 

 The quality and continuity of the EMBA program lie in your hands as Program Manager. You monitor the program content and work closely together with lecturers, the Head of Program Management, the other EMBA Program Managers and the Program Coordinator. You are the first point of contact for lecturers and students concerning all educational, group and personal aspects. With a thorough knowledge of people, you guide the students in their learning trajectory. Besides, together with the Program Coordinator, you ensure flawless execution of the program.  

In this position, you will combine a business setting with a heart for people. You develop, organize, and improve the programs and the modules, and you ensure overall monitoring and control of the long-term and short-term quality, continuity, and results of the program. For the improvement and development of the program, you respond to market demands through evaluations and interviews. You also play an essential role in the marketing and recruitment of the program. 


What will you be doing? 

  • Alignment of the EMBA curriculum with faculty. Embedding clear learning objectives throughout the curriculum and arranging the alignment of different courses within the curriculum. 
  • The advisory and management of budgeting, curriculum development and innovation, in close cooperation with the Head of Program Management. 
  • Support the realization of the strategic goals of the program. 
  • Advising the Head of Program Management on the content, quality, and organization of the program. 
  • Organization of the EMBA program in Breukelen within a multidisciplinary team and in close collaboration with the program coordinator, the other program managers, and the Head of Program Management, to run the program smoothly. 
  • Continuous improvement of the daily operational processes. 
  • Cooperation with marketing and recruitment and interviewing potential students. 
  • Support and coaching of the students (including group dynamics and Nyenrode experience in Breukelen). 
  • Preparation of various national and international accreditations (AMBA & EQUIS) and contribution to AOL. 



Who are we?  

Nyenrode Business University 

Nyenrode is a small-scale private university, founded by and for business in 1946, with an international orientation. Nyenrode offers degree and executive education courses in the field of business, management, accountancy, controlling and tax law, and conducts research in these fields. Our employees distinguish themselves by their flexibility and resilience. They have a lot of passion for their profession and the organization. They are fully committed and ambitious.  



Who are you?  

You have completed a Bachelor or Masters, and you have obtained at least three years of relevant work experience as a manager, preferably in the higher education field. You have a natural talent for managing administrative processes. You possess the ability to keep a good overview and keep calm while working under pressure. You are precise in what you do, and you enjoy dealing with a detailed administration. You clearly communicate with lecturers, students and colleagues and to be strict when necessary.  

You are smart, flexible (also in working hours), enthusiastic and you have a ‘go for it’ attitude. You show ownership, you come up with solutions for issues yourself and advise pro-actively. You are an excellent and open communicator and a team player. You can motivate and inspire others. You are service and result oriented, reliable and integer. You flourish in a culturally diverse and dynamic working environment with highly educated professionals and high demands in which you remain standing firmly. And of course, you enjoy working with students and lecturers and you are willing to make the ‘’Nyenrode experience’’ an unforgettable and valuable experience. A (near) native command of both the English (C1/C2 level) and Dutch language is a necessary asset, and you should be comfortable working within an international environment. You live in the Netherlands and have a valid work permit.  


What do we have to offer?  

Nyenrode Business Universiteit is characterized by a combination of a high level of professionality and an informal atmosphere. Result-oriented work and attention to personal development go hand in hand. We provide a dynamic working environment where you get a lot of responsibility and space to contribute to this objective in your way. Depending on experience, we offer a gross salary up to € 4.401,- for fulltime employment. (Scale 10). In addition, you have 30 days off (with the possibility of five more) and a fixed end-of-year bonus of 5.1%.



We would like to receive your application! Please apply online, through our website. If you have questions about this position, please contact Charlotte Marinus,