​The Master of Business Administration (MBA) full-time programme is targeted at business professionals who aim to become tomorrow's leaders and managers. Are you looking for a comprehensive education on entering ​business management in a global context?

Download our brochure​ or sign up for the open day.

Students learn to integrate the main business processes of organisations into effective and efficient corporate strategy. In addition, students acquire skills to deal with the diverse, and sometimes diverging, interests of various stakeholders involved in international business. 

Admittance to the MBA requires a minimum of three years of work experience and prepares graduates for senior and general management positions. The programme focuses on leadership and management in an international context.

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Practical information

Programme overview

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) full-time programme is targeted at business  professionals who want to become tomorrow's leaders and senior managers. It offers an ideal  opportunity for those who are looking for a comprehensive education in business management in a fully international environment. You learn to integrate the main business processes into effective  and efficient corporate strategies and underlying business models. In addition, you develop the  skills to deal with the diverse and sometimes diverging interests of various stakeholders involved in international business. The MBA focuses on determining and leading the sustainable changes necessary for business and society.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

- 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 6.0. or a TOEFL score of 550/TOEFL Internet 79.  

- An applicant must also submit a letter of motivation and a 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.

Other requirements

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

- A letter of motivation.

- An up-to-date CV.

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

Tuition fees

Tuition fees

You can find the tuition fees for this programme on www.hanze.nl/collegegeld (Dutch students) and www.hanzegroningen.eu/tuitionfees (international students). 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:
- NFP scholarship (full tuition fee waiver).
- StuNed scholarship (full tuition fee waiver for Indonesian students).
- Orange Tulip Scholarship (a tuition fee deduction of €3,000).

Click here for more information about scholarships.

How to apply

How to apply

Students apply for this programme via www.studielink.nl. Our International Service Desk will assist with visas, housing and insurance. Students can contact them directly here.

​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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