Please note that enrolment for the Master of Business Administration for next academic year (2019-2020) is not possible for new students. Enrolment for academic year 2020-2021 will open on 1 November 2019. Click here to stay updated about MBA developments.

Are you a business professional aiming for purpose and growth for yourself and in your work? Are you looking to take your executive competencies to the next level and study with profesisonals in an international environment? Do you want to become a leader for current and future challenges in business and find solutions that benefit both organizations and society?

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a modular programme offered both full-time (18 months) and part-time (2 years) in which you learn to integrate the main business processes of organisations into effective and efficient corporate strategy. In addition, you learn to deal with the diverse and sometimes diverging interests of various stakeholders involved in international business. The programme focuses on (strategic) leadership and management in a (inter)national business context, shaping new economic realities that focus on purpose. The MBA helps professionals to lead with integrity and in compliance with the principles of good corporate governance.

The MBA requires a minimum of three years of relevant work experience and prepares professionals to be leaders for a sustainable society and purposeful economy. Work experience is required for this programme as this greatly contributes to the content of the study. During the master, you learn to find ways to add value to your work experience. Moreover, the different work backgrounds of your classmates add value to the classes and make for a unique environment through which you can expand your horizon.

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MBA in Purposeful Economy

MBA in Purposeful Economy

At Hanze University of Applied Sciences, we aim for innovation, sustainability and education of professionals for the future. Companies are increasingly trying to operate with respect for human well-being and the environment. This asks for a new generation of business managers who are ready to face the challenges of the future. New managers should not only focus on the bottom line, but also on increasing well-being and happiness for employers, employees and customers. In the MBA programme students learn how to achieve organizational goals and address societal changes at the same time. The MBA helps professionals to lead with integrity and in compliance with the principles of good corporate governance.

Programme structure

Programme structure

This English-taught master programme is offered both full-time (1,5 years) and part-time (2 years). The MBA is a modular programme with partial flexibility, allowing you to obtain certificates that lead to an MBA degree. You learn to integrate the main business processes of organisations into effective and efficient corporate strategy. In addition, you learn to deal with the diverse and sometimes diverging interests of various stakeholders involved in international business. The programme focuses on (strategic) leadership and management in a (inter)national business context, shaping new economic realities that focus on purpose. Topics include Value Chain Management, HRM, Innovation & Change Management, Intercultural Competences and Ethical Finance & Accounting.


Educational concept

Educational concept

Our overall educational concept is characterized by both contextualized and individual learning. It is a combination of intensive, job-integrated learning as well as e-learning modules, including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). You will work both individually and in teams on practice-based and experience-based projects and case studies. Within our Living Labs, you interact with the world of professional practice through guest lectures by entrepreneurs, senior business executives and knowledge experts, as well as through seminars and real-life consultancy projects. Our international teaching staff is selected to ensure an interesting mixture of business experience and expertise in applied research. Throughout the programme the integration between different knowledge areas is strongly emphasized. 

Responsible Leadership

Responsible Leadership

At the International Business School, our mission is to educate and inspire our students to become responsible managers who are accountable for the consequences of their ideas, actions and behaviour – both as individuals and as part of a team or an organisation. Responsibility encompasses taking into account the various interests of multiple stakeholders in multidisciplinary and multicultural settings and acting in an effective, professional and ethical manner. The programme teaches you to run business processes, while taking into account the social and environmental impact. You will not just develop your consultancy competences, but are equipped with professional skills to manage and implement innovative business models.

Your future

Career opportunities

In today's dynamic global environment, an international MBA opens up new international career opportunities. Our alumni are located around the world and work at top global companies. The MBA programme prepares professionals to be leaders for a sustainable society and purposeful economy. Possible positions include: finance & accounting manager, business consultant, CEO, company leader or entrepreneur.

Topics

  • New Economic Realities
  • Value Chain Management    
  • Innovation and Change Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Business Research Methods
  • Intercultural & International Competence
  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Integrative Management Project
  • Digital Business Skills
  • MBA thesis

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