The MBA degree is probably the worlds' best-known, most recognized and sought after graduate degrees. It’s a professional degree, preparing you for a career in business and management.
The aim of an MBA is simply to develop the kinds of skills and competencies you need to succeed – from your first managerial role, through to more senior, strategic and executive positions.
The Master of Business Administration program is historically focused on the practical application of theoretical business techniques. During the course, you develop several case studies and act as a business consultant to assist organizations with their business problems. Business knowledge and management skills are of central importance. Subjects such as economics, finance, accounting, human resources, marketing, strategy and entrepreneurship are covered extensively. The MBA program at The Hague University of Applied Sciences is the oldest recognized MBA course provided in English in the Netherlands. And it has consistently received high ratings by NVAO . You are therefore assured of education of the highest quality.
The Master of Business Administration program consists of four phases. Each of these phases covers the key building blocks of the MBA course: economics, finance, accountancy, human resources, marketing, strategy and entrepreneurship. You receive a broad-based education and go increasingly deeper into the subject matter.
The full-time version lasts one year, with a minimum of two or three days of lessons per week. In total, you spend forty to sixty hours a week on the MBA. In the part-time version, you attend lectures a minimum of two evenings a week and must take into account a time investment of fifteen to twenty hours. You work in groups, attend lectures and prepare individual assignments.
You are a manager or a specialist (e.g. an accountant) with at least a higher educational degree and one year of relevant work experience. You are completely dedicated to your career, but you notice that you lack certain skills and/or knowledge. The Master of Business Administration programme enhances your career opportunities, increases your salary and ensures further development and growth, at a professional and personal level.
You want to provide positive leadership, improve your management skills and increase your business knowledge. For this, you look beyond the standard management models. You are interested in the interaction between the work environment, organisation and employees, and you always keep the long-term perspective in mind. The MBA qualifies you to work together with specialists, exchange knowledge and take strategic decisions. You are able to analyse, research and implement. Thanks to the varied and multidisciplinary curriculum, you have greater employability.
You want to develop your career and move towards a more visible and strategic role in your current or future company. Thanks to the Master of Business Administration programme, you take your professionalism and efficiency to the highest level. After the course, you have a better understanding of decision-making processes, the development of business strategies and the political and social environment. You also know all about internal and external communication processes. It is a compact and intensive programme that prepares you optimally, within a short time, for a top position.
The Academy for Master's & Professional Courses of The Hague University of Applied Sciences is well known for its practice-based approach. A special module is the Company Business Simulation module. During a business simulation case, you compete with other students and take decisions at a strategic level. The Off-Campus Module is also unique. You stay for three days in a hotel and follow a very intensive program covering team building, teamwork, conflict management and negotiation techniques. Within a short time, we teach you the key concepts, ideas and skills.
Read what current Master of Business Administration on Management students have to say about the program. Zorica Petkova is from Macedonia and is about to finish her studies. According to Zorica, the MBA program has left a lasting impression on her professional and personal life.
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Besides Master of Business Administration, The Hague University of Applied Sciences offers a range of other Management related programs such as the Master in International Communication Management
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Students who would like to register for the Master of Business Administration program will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MBA degree at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
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The Hague University aims to train the professionals of the future. They will be able to perform more and different tasks with their knowledge in their changing professional domains. With practical knowledge and insight, they are able to contribute to innovation within their professions; translate practical knowledge and insight into creative findings, new designs, new processes and smart innovations.
Our 21,300 students, as well as our staff, come from over 146 different nationalities. That diversity is one of our most powerful resources. The exchange of competing ideas and opinions is what leads to real innovation.
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Bachelor's degree (BA-BSc)
Preferably 1 year of work experience on management level.
GMAT voluntary/preferred 500.
IELTS overall band: 6, TOEFL paper based: 550, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 80
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