Would you like to gain the knowledge and skills required to deal with complex problems in management? In the Master's Degree in Business Administration, you learn to deal with complex management issues. The programme offers five tracks that all specialize in one particular area of business administration:

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.

The programme is intended for students with an academic background in Business, Management, Finance or Marketing.

Admission requirements - international students

  • Math test

You need a GMAT or GRE in order to enter a Master of Science programme at the Faculty of Economics and Business.

GMAT 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 Admissions.

GRE score:

  • You need to submit a positive GRE-exam result.

Exemptions: Please check exemption regulations for a GMAT/GRE test to see if you are exempt from taking a maths test.

  • International students: previous education

To be applicable for this Master's programme, you need an academic bachelor's degree in the field of Business, Management, Human Resource Management, Economics, Econometrics, International Economic Relations / Trade or Accountancy. To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained.

  • Language test

Scores in the table are the minimum scores you will need on a test to be admissible.

Speaking section

Writing section

IELTS Academic




TOEFL Internet-based (iBT)




TOEFL paper based (PBT)


55, TWE 4.5

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)

C, B or A

Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)

C, B or A

University of Groningen Language Center Test/CEF



Duration: 12 months
Language: English (100%)
Start course: September 01, 2018, February 01, 2019

Application deadlines:

  • EU/EEA students: May 01, 2018, October 15th, 2019
  • non-EU/EEA students: May 01, 2018, October 15th, 2019

Tuition Fees:

  • EU/EEA students: €2060 for the year 2018/2019
  • non-EU/EEA students: € 14350 for the year 2018/2019

After your studies

  • Job prospects

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

  • Job examples

Here you can find some examples of fields and jobs were our graduates ended up after completing their MSc Business Administration.

  • Management trainee
  • Internal consultant
  • Policy consultant
  • Independent entrepreneur
  • Advisor in (inter)national healthcare organisations
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