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Business Administration

Degree type
Language of education
English (100%)
12 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

The MSc Business Administration (with 4 specializations) equips students with knowledge and skills required to deal with complex managerial problems in a main areas of Business Administration.

Business administration students have a choice of 4 specializations:

Business Administration Specializations

Change Management
You will gain insight into the processes behind change, the impact that changes may have on an organization and its members, and the role you will play in this, for example as a manager or as an internal or external consultant. More specifically, you will learn the management and organizational knowledge you need to plan, evaluate and modify change processes in organizations.

Organizational & Management Control
You will learn to understand how organizations are managed and controlled. The programme focuses on (financial) information gathering and decision-making against the background of the organizations within which these processes occur, the plans for the future of such organizations and the people involved.

Small Business & Entrepreneurship
This Master’s profile examines the specific characteristics of smaller companies. It will also pay attention to advice in general and for SMEs in particular.

Strategic Innovation Management
The Master’s degree specialization in Strategy & Innovation prepares students for the strategic challenges of today’s knowledge-based economy. The programme provides insights into the main strategy theories and concepts for managing innovation.

Business Administration Target Audience

The Business Administration program is intended for students with an academic bachelor's degree in business studies, business administration or an equivalent degree. They must be strongly motivated and have a background in business, management, finance and/or marketing.

Each specialization can be characterized by the following features:

  • academic and research oriented
  • intensive, participative and small groups
  • lecturers are researchers. Guest lecturers for companies are invited to discuss practitioner perspectives
  • continuous assessment, by papers, presentations, exams and cases
  • international orientation

Business Administration Program Objectives

Business Administration graduates are academic professionals within their specialization, able to perform research independently and to apply their specialized knowledge and skills as a professional on a high international level.

Business Administration Related Programs

Besides the MSc Business Administration, University of Groningen offers a range of other related English taught master programs such as the MSc Economics

See which programs are related to the MSc Business Administration

Business Administration Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the MSc Business Administration, will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at the University of Groningen.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Business Administration master.

About the University of Groningen

University of Groningen enjoys an international reputation as a leading research university. Our wide range of high-quality degree programmes covers the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. Research and knowledge combined with an interdisciplinary approach form the basis of our programmes. The university is utilizing its heritage to generate innovation. The degrees awarded have been accredited by the Dutch Government and are internationally acknowledged.

More information about the University of Groningen.

Admission requirements

Previous education

BSc/BA degree: business studies; business administration or equivalent. In the event of deficiencies, you may qualify for the 1-year pre-programme.

Math test

GMAT (mathematics test) score:
? 600 or higher: you will be automatically accepted, provided you meet all other requirements
? 500 or higher: the final decision will be taken by the Board of

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL paper based: 580, TOEFL computer based: 237, TOEFL internet based: 92

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