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Business Administration (MSc)

Pre-Master's programme requirements for University 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

The Master’s in Business Administration is a multidisciplinary programme. This is why the pre-Master's programme for university-level students focuses on theoretical knowledge in core areas of Business Administration.

See the pre-Master's courses in 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 50 places available for university-level students. Only fully completed applications inclusive of all documents will be processed.

Requirement 1. University Bachelor’s degree

  • 15 ECTS programme
    If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree in economics/social sciences with a minimum of 15 ECTS in quantitative research methods, you could be eligible for admission to the 15 ECTS pre-Master’s programme.

    You must also have completed the equivalent of the following courses:
  • Management Research Methods 1;
  • Management Research Methods 2;
  • a qualitative course, such as an academic project.
  • 10 ECTS programme
    If you have completed a minor in Business Administration during your studies, you may be eligible for admission to the short 10 ECTS pre-Master's programme. This variant focuses fully on research methods and techniques in business studies.

Requirement 2. Grade Point Average (GPA)

 Students must have a:

  • GPA of at least 7.0 calculated over all Bachelor's degree marks (years 1-3). Any elective Bachelor’s courses have to be included as well;
  • GPA of at least 7.0 for one of the programmes if you hold both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree.

Submit your GPA calculation along with your online application. Students will be selected no later than two weeks after the 1 June application deadline.

Requirement 3. Mathematics
Prior mathematics knowledge is mandatory. We require 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 must be obtained before 1 June 2019 in order to be considered for selection.

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