Are you a business professional looking to increase your executive competences? Do you want to become a leader for the current and future challenges in business or start your own company? Would you like to learn from and study with professionals from all over the world in an international atmosphere? Then the Master of Business Administration is the right programme for you! This programme prepares you to work in a real international context, towards new economic realities and demands.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an 18 month, full-time programme 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, under new economic realities. 

The MBA requires a minimum of three years of relevant work experience and prepares graduates for senior and general management positions. 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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Educational concept

Educational concept

Our overall educational concept is characterized by small group sizes, and intensive contact between students and staff. Next to lectures and workshops, you 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, seminars, real-life consultancy projects and company visits. Our 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. 

 

Multidisciplinary

Multidisciplinary

The concept of multidisciplinarity gives every course a unique setting, which prepares you for complex decision making in a dynamic international business environment. To create a business plan, get a go-ahead and begin implementation of the plan, you must communicate and cooperate with external stakeholders, as well as colleagues in all layers of an organisation. Therefore, the master also has a strong focus on developing intercultural competences that you can apply in an authentic business setting.

 

Master thesis

Master thesis

During the second semester you will select a topic and business setting for your MBA thesis that you will write in the third semester. In your thesis you will research a real question for a real client from a company or organisation. This could also be linked to setting up your own company.

 

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants are admitted to the course based on their academic background, work experience and English language proficiency.

- Students must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an approved degree awarding body, university or college (no GMAT required).

- A minimum of three years of professional work experience in the role of specialist (e.g. Accountant, Financial Analyst, Business Lawyer, Consultant, Policy Advisor), manager or entrepreneur.  

- English language proficiency should be proven IELTS 6.5. or a TOEFL score of 575/TOEFL Internet 90.  

- An applicant must also submit a letter of motivation and an up-to-date CV.

- References are not required unless specifically requested by the Admissions Committee during the admissions process.

- In case of NUFFIC-scholarship (additionally): a bachelor awarded by a NUFFIC approved university.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees

You can find the tuition fees for this programme on www.hanzegroningen.eu/tuitionfees. You will also find more information about payment and a list of FAQs there.

The statutory tuition fees are determined for each academic year.

 

Scholarships

Scholarships

Hanze UAS offers the following scholarships for the MBA programme:

  • StuNed scholarship
    • full tuition fee waiver for Indonesian students
  • Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS)
    • tuition fee deduction of €3,000
    • IBS offers one scholarship per country. Countries participating in this OTS are Brazil, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Vietnam. A local Neso Nuffic office manages applications for the OTS.

Click here for more information about scholarships.

How to apply

How to apply

Students apply for this programme via www.studielink.nl. For general questions about application and admission, go to the hanze how to apply page. For information abouot the programme, contact ibsadmissions@org.hanze.nl

 

International Service Desk

International Service Desk

The International Service Desk provides you with more information about practical issues, such as entry visa requirements, insurance, and housing. For more information and contact details, visit the ISD portal.

Your future

Our alumni success

A comprehensive LinkedIn research published in November 2017 showed that our graduates are employed in a wide variety of companies and business-related professions worldwide, including those following entrepreneurial and start-up career paths. Over 800 unique LinkedIn profiles were assessed, representing IBS alumni currently located in over 60 different countries. Popular areas of activity were management, finance & accounting, project management, sales, and marketing.

In addition, many alumni have established their own company or consultancy or have top management positions. The research confirmed that an IBS graduate can forge a successful career and has a high value within both the job market and society as a whole. Among the array of global companies listed in the research, IBS alumni are employed by Google, IBM, Rabobank, Volkswagen, PWC, EY, and Philips.

Semester 1          

  • New Economic Realities and Leadership
  • Value Chain Management    
  • Innovation and Change Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Business Research Methods 1
  • Intercultural & International Competence

Semester 2

  • Human Resource Management
  • Ethical Finance and Accounting
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Business Research Methods 2
  • International Business Project
  • Elective: Innovation to Valorisation
  • Elective: Integrative Management Project

Semester 3

  • MBA thesis

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