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Master of Business Administration

Degree type
MBA
Language of education
English
Duration
28 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Parttime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
University of Applied Sciences
City
Groningen

Program description

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) part-time program is targeted at business professionals who want to become tomorrow’s leaders and managers, and who seek to support their practical experience with theoretical knowledge and benchmark their expertise with the experiences of other professionals.

In today’s dynamic global environment, an international MBA opens up new international career opportunities. In this programme students learn to integrate the main business processes of organizations into effective and efficient corporate strategy. In addition, they learn to deal with the diverse and sometimes diverging interests of various stakeholders involved in international business. The program requires 3-5 years of work experience and prepares graduates for senior and general management positions. The programme focuses on leadership and management in a (inter)national context.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Educational Concept

The MBA's educational concept is characterized by small group sizes, and intensive contact between students and staff. Next to lectures and workshops, students work in teams as well as individually on practice-based and experience-based projects and case studies. Students interact with the world of practice through guest lectures by entrepreneurs, senior business executives and knowledge experts, seminars and company visits. Our teaching staff is selected to ensure a interesting mixture of business experience and expertise in applied research. Throughout the program the integration between different knowledge areas is strongly emphasized. The full programme is taught in English.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Study Subjects

The duration of the MBA part-time program is 28 months, and is spread out over five semesters. The majority of the course work and projects will take 2 years, and the fifth semester is devoted to finishing the MBA thesis. The total size of the programme is 90 ects. Evening lectures will be scheduled once a week, with incidently additional meetings on a Saturday.

Year One (semester one and two)
The first year begins with a short introduction to the programme and to the city of Groningen, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, its facilities, and the MBA staff. Following the introduction, the following courses are offered:

  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Personal Development & Leadership
  • Strategic Management
  • Financial Management & Accounting
  • Operations Management

Year Two (semester three and four)
Students deal with more complex, inter-related management issues in their second year. Acting as a consultant to a company, they will solve a real-life international business problem. Students are offered electives for focus on a particular topic of interest. The following courses are included:

  • Managerial Skills & Competences
  • New Economic Realities
  • Business Research Methods
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Intercultural Competences in Business
  • Integrative Project
  • Elective

Semester Five
In the final semester, students will focus on their MBA theses, which involves applied research in a company anywhere in the world. Besides providing the relevant knowledge about business management during the first two semesters, students are required to select a topic and a business setting for their MBA thesis already during the first year, and further develop their thesis proposal during the second year. The actual research and writing the thesis are undertaken during the fifth and final semester.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Career Prospects

At the International Business School of the Hanze University Groningen it is our mission to educate our students to become responsible managers who are accountable for the consequences of their ideas, actions and behavior – both as individuals and as part of an organization. Responsibility refers to taking into account the various interests of multiple stakeholders in today’s global environment. We attract students from all over the world, resulting in cross-cultural interactions and a high diversity in our classrooms and during project work. Through the International Business School of the Hanze University Groningen you will gain access to an extensive network of alumni and business relations.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Related Programs

Besides the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen  offers a range of other Business and Management related programs such as the MBA International Business Management

See which programs are related to the Master of Business Administration program

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) 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 Hanze University of Appied Sciences Groningen.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Master of Business Administration

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Admission requirements

Previous education

Bachelor degree or equivalent from an approved degree awarding body, university or college

Professional experience

Minimum of 3 years of relevant business/managerial working experience

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL paper based: 575, TOEFL computer based: 232, TOEFL internet based: 90

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