Nyenrode Business University


Nyenrode Business University

A reward for life

Nyenrode Business University

Nyenrode Business University Breukelen

Nyenrode Business University

Nyenrode Business University Amsterdam

Nyenrode Business University
Nyenrode Business University, the only private research (level) university in The Netherlands, was founded in 1946 by prominent business leaders of international corporations such as Philips, AkZo Nobel, and Unilever. With its core values of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Stewardship, Nyenrode develops leaders with the knowledge and necessary skillset to succeed in tomorrow’s international business world. Nyenrode offers intensive academic education as well as short-term and longer-term programs in the fields of business, management, accountancy, controlling, and fiscal law at two campus locations, Amsterdam and Breukelen.

Meet this school

Leaders of the future

At Nyenrode you will shape your career from day one by applying solid knowledge in to real-life business situations. Our Bachelor, Master and MBA programs are designed to mirror the way business operates and you will be exposed to companies throughout the duration of your studies. Combining sound theoretical knowledge, practical relevance and personal development will allow you to provide sustainable value for yourself, your business band your surroundings.

International approach

Nyenrode has more than 30 nationalities living, studying and working at our university. The diversity of our students, staff and faculty goes beyond different nationalities: they come from a wide range of industries, functions and educational backgrounds. Your personal growth will be strengthened by joining a strong multicultural and diverse international community. 

Campus experience: 2 locations - Breukelen & Amsterdam

Depending on your program you will study and live at Nyenrode’s unique 60 acres campus in Breukelen which features a thirteenth-century castle and includes student housing, two hotels, a restaurant and sporting facilities. Or you will study at Nyenrode in the historic heart of Amsterdam and live at 'OurDomain' in Diemen-Zuid: a modern international student residence located 15 minutes away from the city center and surrounded by facilitates such as: a supermarket, gym, restaurants and more.

Career opportunities

The Netherlands has long been considered a global hub for business given its strategic location in the center of Western Europe. Many multinational companies chose to base their headquarters in Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam or Utrecht. Furthermore English is a widely spoken language and there is a dynamic expat community. Nyenrode has close ties to a large number of companies. Recruiters and HR managers are familiar with our programs and are very interested in what you will have to offer after graduation. International students who graduate from a university in the Netherlands are eligible for a visa that entitles you to stay for 1 year after graduation.

Programme Info:

Full-time MBA
Our Full-time MBA is the only MBA that focuses on Europe. Your classes take place in the historic heart of Amsterdam, and you will get to experience the European business community by visiting companies in main European cities. During Meet the CEO sessions you will present your ideas to board members of Dutch and international companies. You will focus on your personal and professional development to become a responsible leader.

  • 1 year full-time program designed around integrated business practices and in-company projects.
  • An MBA uniquely focused on Europe with visits to Prague, Bologna, Madrid, Copenhagen, Valencia.
  • Program is ranked #35 in Europe according to the Financial Times Ranking (2022).
  • Personal attention provided by a dedicated team of faculty and staff.
  • In-depth knowledge on fundamentals of business and management.
  • Practical application of academic theory with present company cases.
  • Strong connection with the Dutch and European business community.
  • Unique study facilities located in a historic building in the heart of Amsterdam.
  • Start date: 6 September 2023.

Learn more by requesting our new Full-time MBA brochure or signing up for a Personal Information Session.


Application Deadlines
• Full-time MBA: 31st of May 2023

Student Body:

Full-time MBA

  • Class size: 35 students
  • Average age: 31 years
  • Men/Women ratio: 58% male / 42% female
  • Nationalities: 18 (94% international / 6% Dutch)
  • Work experience: 6 years


Bachelor or Master degree (any subject).

GMAT: score of min 550. You can also choose to do the LTP test (test provided by university itself).
TOEFL 92/IELTS 6.5 - If you haven’t done your Bachelor in English an English admissions test is required.
Two references letters, Interview, CV/Cover letter.


Full-time MBA

  • Tuition fee: € 39,000.
  • Application fee: € 125
  • Study trips € 2,500 (estimation)
  • Accommodation (optional): Nyenrode facilitates accommodation for Full-time MBA students at 'OurDomain' in Diemen Zuid. Estimated cost: +- € 1.000 per month. Contact us for more information.


Every MBA candidate admitted to Nyenrode demonstrates a unique ability to become a leader who will make a difference in the world. While admission is based on merit, financial aid is awarded based on demonstrated need and motivation. In your application for the Full-time MBA mention which scholarship you wish to apply for out of the list below and motivate why you are the right candidate.

-Innovative Leader Scholarship.
-Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship.
-Lifelong Learning Nyenrode Alumni Scholarship.
-Partner University Alumni Scholarship.
-Women in Business Scholarship.
-Social Impact Scholarship.


To be eligible for one of the scholarships you need to send in your application first. Contact our FTMBA program advisor, Carola Paulusma for more information: c.paulusma@nyenrode.nl


Nyenrode's Alumni Association VCV was founded in 1957 as a logical continuance of the NCV. The alumni felt the need to treasure the close bond they had built during their studies. They wanted to keep the feeling the unique experience of studying and living together at the estate alive. The VCV distinguishes itself from other alumni associations in many ways: it is the largest and strongest association, which is independent from the university and has its own regulations and finances. For more information visit: www.nyenrodealumni.nl/en.

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