Business Administration


The one-year Master’s in Business Administration is a full-time, internationally oriented programme taught entirely in English. It is worth 60 credits and leads to the title of Master of Science (MSc). The programme will provide you with exceptional, in-depth instruction in the principles of business administration. You can join the programme in September or February.

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Programme structure 

Your study programme (total 60EC) consists of:

  • 3 advanced level ‘High Tech Human Touch’ MSc BA core courses (15EC)
  • 4 electives within the specialization track (20EC)
  • Master’s thesis graduation assignment (25EC)

In the Master’s thesis you will work in industry or from the university, or go abroad.

Throughout the programme, you will work closely in small groups with teaching staff and fellow students. The university offers a welcoming atmosphere that is highly conducive to active learning.

Read more about the current study programme


The Master of Science programme in Business Administration has a number of admission requirements. If you do not meet the requirements for direct admission to the MSc programme, then you may have to take a (personalized) pre-Master’s programme before being admitted. As soon as you have completed this tailored pre-Master’s programme, you will be admitted to the Master’s. Find out more about the pre-Master’s programme in Business Administration.


The amount of contact hours depends on the quartile and courses you follow. Contact hours will vary between 6 and 20 hours per week. Not every week will be scheduled equally. Lectures are scheduled on every work day between 08.45hrs and 17.30hrs.

If you can work or otherwise be active next to studying fully depends on the work and your ability to plan; there is no specific part time study programme available in our programme. If you want to work next to your study, it’s your own responsibility to plan your work next to your lectures and exams. Please keep in mind that we do not facilitate a part time study programme:

  • lectures will be scheduled on every work day between 08.45hrs and 17.30hrs;
  • not all lectures are equally planned every week;
  • exams are planned by the programme and cannot be rescheduled;
  • the study load to successfully complete the courses is approximately 42 hours a week.

Start dates

There are two points in the year at which you can start this full-time programme: 1 September and 1 February. The programme content will be the same, or at least comparable, regardless of which date you choose.


The Business Administration programme offers several double degree options. The advantage of taking a double degree is that you will graduate with two degrees. Want to know which double degree programmes we offer? Read more about the double degree programmes and how to apply for it.


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