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Would you like to gain the knowledge and skills required to deal with complex problems in management? Then you should choose one of the specializations of this degree.

Would you like to gain the knowledge and skills required to deal with complex problems in management? Then you should choose one of the specializations of this degree.

In the Master's Degree in Business Administration, you learn to deal with complex management issues. There are five tracks that all specialize in one particular area of business administration:

  • Change Management
  • Health
  • Management Accounting and Control (the new name of the current Organizational & Management Control)
  • Small Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Innovation Management

The program is intended for students with an academic background in Business, Economics, and related academic fields.

Each specialization has high academic standards and is research-oriented. Therefore, all your lecturers are researchers. You will work intensively in small groups. Occasionally, a guest lecturer from a company is invited to speak about their expert experiences in the world of business administration. All specializations are internationally orientated.

Why study this program in Groningen?

All five Business Administration tracks combine sound academic knowledge with practical relevance. Besides, it is an internationally accredited program, ensuring a high-quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

Program

Year 1

In the Master's Degree in Business Administration there are five tracks that all specialize in one particular area of business administration:

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is optional

All tracks facilitate but do not organize an international exchange.

Admission requirements

Dutch diploma

Specific requirements More information
Previous education To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: Business Economics, Business Administration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business Economics, International Business, Technology Management.

International diploma

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Certified competence

GMAT/GRE

Language test

IELTS Academic overall score 6.5 (Speaking 6, Writing 6.5); TOEFL internet-based overall score 90 (Speaking 20, Writing 24); C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency (with minimum score 180); the University of Groningen Language Centre Test (Speaking B2, Writing C1).

Previous education

To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: Business Economics, Business Administration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business Economics, International Business, Technology Management.

Application deadlines

Type of student Deadline Start course
Dutch students

15 October 2019

01 May 2020

15 October 2020

01 February 2020

01 September 2020

01 February 2021

EU/EEA students

15 October 2019

01 May 2020

15 October 2020

01 February 2020

01 September 2020

01 February 2021

non-EU/EEA students

15 October 2019

01 May 2020

15 October 2020

01 February 2020

01 September 2020

01 February 2021

Tuition fees

Nationality Year Fee Program form
EU/EEA 2019-2020 € 2083 full-time
non-EU/EEA 2019-2020 € 14600 full-time
EU/EEA 2020-2021 € 2143 full-time

Job prospects

As a graduate, you are qualified to work in national and international companies, non-profit organizations and government institutions. Think of positions such as management trainee, financial or control officer and organization advisor. Because all our programs are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, your degree will be highly valued in the labor market.

FEB Career Services

To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Career Services empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies.

Job examples

Change Management

Graduates of Change Management are much in demand. They are flexible and can develop in many directions, for example through consultancy projects. Some job examples are:

  • Management trainee
  • Internal consultant
  • Policy consultant
  • Member of a project team in profit as well as non-profit organizations

You could also start work as a management trainee, internal consultant, policy consultant or member of a project team in profit as well as non-profit organizations.

A quarter of all graduates finds a job in consultancy.

Health

As a graduate of MSc BA Health, you will have the academic skills crucial in analyzing and intervening in the organization of care and issuing advice about its economic environment.

Future employment opportunities may include (inter)national healthcare organisations, consultancy agencies, insurance companies, or (semi-)governmental organisations.

Management Accounting and Control (the new name of the current Organizational & Management Control)

Graduates in Management Accounting and Control (the new name of the current Organizational & Management Control) are qualified for various types of jobs may find jobs in national and international companies, non-profit organizations or government institutions. The program provides you with a solid grounding in the field of financial management and information gathering and processing for decision-making purposes.

Some examples:

  • Assistant manager/management trainee, project manager, eventually leading to general manager
  • Financial officer, internal control officer or related controller positions, eventually leading to a financial manager
  • Junior organization advisor in the field of quality management, financial management or change processes in organizations

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Graduates may find employment in, for example, one of the following positions:

  • All-round SME manager
  • Independent entrepreneur
  • SME Consultant
  • The employee of a large organization selling services to SMEs (for example banks, accountancy offices, etc.)
  • The employee of a large organization recruiting staff with an entrepreneurial attitude

Strategic Innovation Management

Career perspectives for graduates in Strategic Innovation Management are bright. As the program focuses on a field that is of growing importance across industries internationally, you can choose between many different career paths. The program is the ideal choice when you are interested in a career in strategic or innovation management, business development, or consultancy.

Research

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. From the start of your degree program attention is paid to academic research and pre-professional development, since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated October 18, 2019
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