Master of Business Administration, MBA

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The Master of Business Administration (MBA) full-time programme from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen is targeted at business professionals who want to become tomorrow’s leaders and managers, and who are looking for a comprehensive education on business management in a global context.

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.


Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Semester one

The following courses are offered:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Ethical Finance and Accounting
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Business Research Methods
  • Intercultural Competences and Leadership
  • Integrative Business Project
Semester two

In the second semester you will deal with more complex, interrelated management issues. Acting as a consultant to a company, you will solve authentic problems affecting global business, which derive from current economic realities.

The following courses are included:
  • Strategic Management
  • Innovation and Change Management
  • Value Chain Management
  • New Economic Realities for Managers
  • Integrative Management Project
  • Leadership and Decision Making
Leadership and decision making in the Boardroom
In the business simulation game ‘Invitation to the Boardroom’ you and your fellow students will be invited to work on the boardroom case of a real company. We will set you up with a task and a real-life boardroom problem that you will have to solve in limited time, with limited resources and changing parameters. You will step into the role of a boardroom executive and come up with your strategic direction. This business game requires you to put into practice all that you have learned.
Semester three
In the final semester you will focus on your MBA thesis, in which you will research a real question for a real client from a company or organisation. This could also be linked to setting up your own company. You are required to select a topic and a business setting for your MBA thesis during the second semester. IBS also offers support to students who wish to combine their thesis with an internship.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website

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Academic Requirements

  • certified copies of your Bachelor's degree and transcripts or grade lists as confirmation of academic achievements supporting your application;
  • overview of subjects taken;
  • a copy of your valid passport or ID;
  • proof of a sufficient level of English, see language requirements;
  • Curriculum Vitae (with detailed job description);
  • letter of motivation;

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Admittance to the MBA requires a minimum of three years of work experience and prepares graduates for senior and general management positions.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 13900 International
  • EUR 13900 EU/EEA


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