Nyenrode Business Universiteit
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Nyenrode Business Universiteit

Nyenrode Business Universiteit was on the leading edge of business leadership development when it launched in the 1940s. Today, it continues to set the standard for excellence in European business education.

This prestigious Dutch university’s strong international reputation in the fields of management research and business attracts students from around the world. This fosters diverse classroom settings that are as enriching for their cross-cultural atmosphere as they are for the outright instruction that takes place there. The International MBA program is particularly diverse, with 90 percent of students hailing from abroad. The Master’s of Science in Management and the Executive MBA each have around 15 percent international enrollment.


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Even the campus itself inspires excellence. Students spend their days around a castle that dates to the 13th century and is surrounded by a moat and beautifully landscaped grounds. It is difficult to imagine a more satisfying setting in which to forge lasting networks, hone leadership skills and prepare for a high-powered business career.

High-Value Degrees
This is one of the most highly acclaimed business schools in the world. Financial Times places it in the top 50 business schools in Europe, and even higher for executive education. Every program’s pricing structure is different, but many represent excellent value when you consider the level of prestige a degree from Nyenrode carries combined with the salary increase that graduates expect. Program fees are all inclusive, covering tuition, books, accommodation and daily breakfast.

Many of the programs on offer also come with early bird discounts for those who submit their application well in advance of the program’s start date. There are other means of offsetting tuition. Some students receive financing from their employer. Others apply for merit- or need-based scholarships that are made available through Nyenrode alumni.

Furthermore, Nyenrode graduates join an enviable network of over 15,000 alumni across 80 countries. Having gained the management and strategic decision-making skills and abilities necessary to thrive in the ever-changing world of business, these alumni have gone on to launch successful organizations, manage market-leading multinationals and become leaders on the world stage. The value of being a part of such a prestigious network can not be overstated.

Nyenrode Business University has a strong reputation in European and international business communities. Students benefit from small class sizes, highly relevant instruction and the chance to put their newly learned skills to work in a real-world commercial environment.


These are among the most popular English-language programs on offer at Nyenrode:

BBA New Business
Nyenrode’s Bachelor’s in Business Administration is made available through the New Business School of Amsterdam, which was purchased by Nyenrode in early 2011. This is essentially a Bachelor of Science degree strengthened by a strong business focus. Students also receive special skills training in the course of their instruction, through which they learn a trade such as entrepreneurship or accountancy.

This degree is available in one of five areas of specialization: creative business and entertainment management; business entrepreneurial marketing; business financial management; business and new entrepreneurship; and business and human capital.

International MBA
This is a full-time, 12-month program that focuses on leadership development. Class sizes are small, giving the faculty a chance to take a more personal approach. Students gain experience, hone skills and expand their networks by working with international companies that span Europe, Asia and North America. This intensive and rigorous program encourages students to develop theoretical approaches in the classroom which can then be applied to real-world situations.

Executive MBA
This is a particularly lauded course of study that has earned major recognition from the Financial Times. It focuses on grooming professionals for more ambitious leadership roles within their discipline by developing special skills and problem solving abilities. This is a particularly high value-for-money degree when you consider the potential return on investment. Due to its accelerated nature, students only have to leave the professional environment for a year before returning to a much more lucrative position.


Master of Science in Management
A two-part program, the MSc in Management builds skills and leadership abilities on a tight turnaround. It begins with a two-month pre-master program, which is followed by a 14-month Master course. It requires a great deal of focus and motivation and offers students with drive the chance to elevate their careers.

MBA in Business and IT
This is a modular program that consists of nine separate modules, each of which lasts around half a year. One module requires around 10 or 12 hours of a student’s time per week, which means it is feasible for the highly ambitious to undertake two modules at once and finish in half the time. Students commit to a specific track, choosing from public and private, business and IT, or food and finance. Graduates achieve European (EQUIS) and international (AMBA) MBA credentials.

Doctorate Programs
It is also possible to tailor a doctorate program to a student’s specific desires. Nyenrode is one of the most prestigious business schools in Europe, and the professors who mentor doctoral students are well known in their fields. Programs can be theory-based (PhD) or practice-based (Executive Doctorate).


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Campus Life
In addition to its beautiful setting, Nyenrode’s vibrant community-oriented campus boasts top-top notch facilities. A variety of accommodation is available for students and the impressive castle grounds are also home to 2 hotels, a deer park, cafeteria, restaurant, 3 bars, and library and computer facilities. Furthermore, Nyenrode Business Universiteit is located in Breukelen, just 20 minutes from Amsterdam which has all the facilities and attractions one would expect from a modern European capital.

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