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Business Administration (MSc)

Pre-Master's programme requirements

HBO Bachelor's students

Admission to the MSc Business Administration pre-Master’s programme is highly selective. Please check the admission requirements for HBO Bachelor's students before submitting your application.

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About the programme

During the pre-Master's programme, you will complete coursework in both business and research related subjects.  

  • Coursework in business related subjects such as: Marketing Management, Strategy & Organisation and Leadership & Management.
  • Coursework focused on developing research skills like conducting and interpreting academically-oriented research.

More about the pre-Master's courses in our course catalogue

Entry and selection requirements

Entry requirements consist of the minimum academic study and mathematics requirements which all candidates must achieve in order to qualify for admission. For candidates with a HBO Bachelor’s degree there is a GPA selection requirement.

  • 1. HBO Bachelor’s degree and relevant coursework

    Applicants must have completed a HBO Bachelor’s programme in a field closely related to Business Administration.  Relevant fields of study include (but are not limited to): Business Administration, Management, Economics or Commerce. In addition to a relevant field of study, your HBO Bachelor’s degree programme must also include the following:

    • A minimum of 45 ECTS of Business Administration-related coursework in years 2-4
    • Coursework in research methods, statistics and/or mathematics (the ECTS of these courses can be included in the 45 ECTS mentioned above)
  • 2. Mathematics

    Mathematics are a fundamental component of both the pre-Master’s and Master’s programme in Business Administration.An appropriate level of mathematics is therefore required prior to beginning the pre-Master’s programme. Candidates can fulfill this requirement in one of 3 ways:

    1. HAVO diploma with Wiskunde B and a grade of 6 or higher (Mathematics B1 and B2 prior to 2008)
    2. VWO diploma with Wiskunde A or B and a grade of 6 or higher
    3. VWO Wiskunde A or B Mathematics Certificate from one of the following institutions:

    Note that the mathematics requirement must be fulfilled on or before the application deadline.  Therefore if you intend to fulfill this requirement by obtaining a Mathematics certificate, it must be completed before 1 June 2020. Candidates who do not meet the mathematics requirement are not eligible for admission.

  • 3. Grade Point Average selection requirement

    There are many more applications from qualified candidates than there are places in the programme. As a result, the Admissions Committee selects candidates for the MSc Business Administration pre-Master’s programme based on their Grade Point Average (GPA).

    Candidates with a HBO Bachelor’s degree are required to have a GPA of at least 7.5 in years 2 - 4 of their Bachelor’s programme.

    Applicants who meet both the eligibility and GPA will be considered for admission by the Admissions Committee during the selection round. In total, there are 100 places available for HBO students.

Admission

Applicants who meet both the eligibility and selection requirements will be considered for admission by the Admissions Committee during the selection round. In total, there are 100 places available for HBO students.

How does the selection work?

Application

Only fully completed applications inclusive of all documents will be processed. All applicants who have qualified for selection will be informed of the result of their application by the last week of June at the latest. 

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