Professional Master of Business Administration

Fontys University Of Applied Sciences

Program Description

Professional Master of Business Administration

Fontys University Of Applied Sciences

Professional Master of Business Administration

The Fontys International University of Economics (FIHE) in co-operation with the FOM Fachhochschule für Oekonomie & Management (Essen, Germany) offers an MBA programme designed for graduates with professional experience. Engineers, Scientists, Lawyers and Arts- and Social Science graduates do supplement their specialist knowledge with this MBA degree in order to develop the economic know-how required for managerial positions.

Economy and Business graduates will bring their expertise up to date and will gain additional competence for the international business. All students will benefit from the kaleidoscope of experiences and perspectives brought into the study by their fellow-students coming from different backgrounds.

Upon succesful completion of this course, you will be awarded with a “Master of Business Administration” degree. The degree is acknowledged by the FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) and awarded by the Fachhochschule Essen.


Semester 1 and 2

  • module 1: Macro-Economics
  • module 2: Marketing
  • module 3: Human Resource Management
  • module 4: Financial Management
  • module 5: Strategic Management
  • module 6: Business Law
  • module 7: Soft Skills and Leadership Qualities
  • module 8: Research Methods

- supplementary module: Crash Course in Business Administration (for non economists)

- supplementary module: Crash Course in Methodology

Semester 3:

  • One choice is made out of the 5 MBA Specialist Fields:
  • International Management: 3 modules
  • Marketing and Sales management: 3 modules
  • Financial Management: 3 modules
  • Project and Contract Management: 3 modules
  • Quality and Change Management: 3 modules

In addition to the specialist field of your choice, you will round off the 3rd semester with the module Management Decision Making.

Semester 4:

The 4th semester focuses on your Master Thesis.


The MBA-programme at FIHE focuses on an integrative practice-oriented approach to thinking and acting. The programme looks constantly into the emerging business flows in the process of decisionmaking.

The MBA-study applies a competence-based approach in all its interdisciplinary (specialized) modules in decision-making and management. Work and study do complement each other constantly in the programme. Your work benefits from acquired knowledge directly; one’s every day’s professional experience will be linked with the programme as well.

Course Location

The course will take place in Venlo.

Commencement and Lesson Dates
Start and duration

The programme starts every March and September. The programme has a length of 4 semesters (2 years).


The programme is scheduled 2 to 3x monthly on Friday from 16.30-21.30 h., and Saturday from 8.30-17.00 h.


Fontys Internationale Hogeschool Economie (FIHE), Venlo.


Entry and requirements

The student has been awarded a relevant bachelor degree from a University or University of Applied Sciences.

The student has at least two years of professional experience, and is employed in an MBA-relevant setting.

The student provides evidence of a good proficiency in the English language (e.g. TOEIC 700 or TOEFL 550/213). The programme is delivered in English.



Total course-fee: 10.290 euro, or 2 annual terms of 4630,50 or 4 biannual terms of 2315,25 euro enrolment fee.

The prices can be subject to changes. Costs-tax deduction-promotion: costs can be deducted in full from taxes or paid by employer where appropriate. Please consult the programme co-ordinator.

Examination fees: 310 euro.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
4 semesters
Part time
10,290 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Netherlands Venlo
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 4 semesters
Price 10,290 EUR
for the whole program