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Business Administration (MSc)

Pre-Master's programme requirements for HBO Bachelor's students

Check our 3 requirements for entering the pre-Master’s programme for our MSc Business Administration.

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About the programme

During the pre-Master's programme, your studies will cover the following areas: Marketing Management, Strategy & Organisation and Leadership & Management. There is a strong focus on academic skills, where you will learn how to apply research methods and how to interpret research findings.

See the pre-Master's courses in the course catalogue

3 admission requirements

Admission to the pre-Master's programme is highly selective. Please check the admission requirements before submitting your application. In total, there are 100 places available for HBO students. Only fully completed applications inclusive of all documents will be processed.

Requirement 1. HBO Bachelor’s degree
If you have successfully completed an HBO Bachelor’s programme in Business Administration, Management, Economics or Commerce, then there is a good chance you are eligible for the 30 ECTS pre-Master's programme. Your HBO Bachelor’s curriculum must include:

  • a minimum of 45 credits for post-propaedeutic Business-related courses at HBO level;
  • business-related research methods, statistics and mathematics are considered relevant.

Requirement 2. Grade Point Average (GPA)
All students who apply are required to have a GPA of at least 7.5, based on your Bachelor’s degree marks in years 2-4.

Submit your GPA calculation along with your application.

Requirement 3. Mathematics
Prior mathematics knowledge is mandatory. We require a:

  • a senior general secondary education diploma (HAVO) with a pass mark (mark 6 or higher) for Mathematics B (previously Mathematics B1 and B2), or
  • a pre-university diploma (VWO) with a pass mark for Mathematics A/B, or
  • a mathematics certificate, VWO level A or B (mark 6 or higher), from one of the following institutions:
  1. Boswell Bèta
  2. Korteweg-de Vries Instituut
  3. De Centrale Commissie Voortentamen

Please note that the mathematics certificate should be obtained before 1 June 2019 in order to be considered for selection.

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