Consultancy and Entrepreneurship, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English
Through the one-year Master in Consultancy and Entrepreneurship at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences you will achieve a deep understanding of enterprises and learn how to effectively advise clients or lead your own business. This one-year master in English starts in September and February and it's offered by the Rotterdam Business School.


Fundamentally a management consultant is someone who helps organisations to improve their performance and increase their success. Systematically diagnosing, analysing, changing, transforming, communicating, and convincing are essential skills for every management consultant. 

In order to obtain optimal results it is also necessary to deeply understand the client in their business environment while clarifying the parameters of the consultant/client relationship and providing a structure that avoids common pitfalls and produces concrete results.

The entrepreneur, fundamentally, is somebody who takes initiative in setting up or leading a business. The alertness of the entrepreneur leads them to recognise opportunities waiting to be seized. They use their sharp business acumen and understanding of business dynamics to tackle risks and come to "win-win" solutions.

After your graduation

Upon graduation of this programme at the Rotterdam Business School, you can write on your resume:

Master Degree in Consultancy and Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam University of Applied Science. This programme is fully accredited by 60 credits in the ECTS System Accreditation (European Credit Transfer System) accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

With your degree, you will receive a supplement, a DS-label. With this document, you can show the value of your degree abroad when applying for other study programmes or when applying for a job.


Master in Consultancy and Entrepreneurship Graduates perform successfully as management consultant or entrepreneur:

Management consultant

You are able to help organisations improve their performance and increase their success. You deeply understand the client in their business environment, and are capable of managing change processes and facilitating strategy building and evaluation.

Independent entrepreneur

You will take initiative in setting up or leading a business. You are able to transform ambitious but realistic strategies and long-term goals to the operational core. The alertness of the entrepreneur leads to recognising opportunities waiting to be seized.


Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Global Business in Transition 
  • International Project 
  • Managing Corporate Sustainability 
  • Finance & Funding 
  • Value Creation & Business Models 
  • Critical Thinking & Research Methodology 
  • Personal Leadership 
  • Sales & Intervention Styles 
  • Innovation & Creation 
  • Business Case / Plan 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A business related Bachelor Degree.
  • Curriculum Vitae, motivation letter and reference letter.
  • Applicant with a non-business related bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years related work experience with an additional mandatory interview can qualify for direct entry into one of the Masters Programmes.

StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    11000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    11000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Rotterdam

  • 760 - 1270 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Holland scholarship

The Holland scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelors or masters in the Netherlands. The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building within organisations in 51 countries by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals. The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS)

The Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) is a collection of scholarships offered by Dutch institutions and companies. Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences is participating in this programme. Students from Mexico and Indonesia who want to study a master programme at our university of applied sciences can apply for this scholarship.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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