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Business Administration

Nijmegen School of Management - one year Master's programme

The Masters programme in Business Administration offers the
following specializations:
Organizational Design and Development
Strategic Human Resource Management
Business Analysis and Modelling
International Management

Key concepts in our Masters programme are managing for
stakeholders, responsible decision making and intervention and

Integrated and social
Are you interested in management, businesses and organizations?
Then our Masters programme in Business Administration is the
perfect programme for you. Organizations are fascinating entities to
study because they are complex and dynamic. Managing a company
increasingly requires people who can analyse complex situations and
develop practical solutions to the many problems that confront the
organization. These are exactly the skills you will learn during your
studies in Nijmegen.
Our Masters programme in Business Administration
unlike other similar programmes emphasizes the social
processes and relationships that make up organizations.
An organizations performance largely depends
on social processes such as the motivation of employees, the
cooperation within teams, the management of client relationships and
the alliances with other organizations.
In addition, you will receive an integrated approach to Business
Administration, taking into account that all elements and functions
within and around organizations continually interact.
This attention on the organization as a whole, including social
relationships, is what creates a better under standing of the
importance of good management and can lead to improved
performance no matter the type of organization.
Charissa van Mourik

After completing a three-year Bachelors, I
decided to become a fulltime board member
of the study association Synergy, for Business
Administration students at Radboud University Nijmegen.
Because of this board year I got the oppor-
tunity to further develop myself and establish
relationships with different organizations, the faculty and the
university. I decided to study Business Administration in Nijme-
gen, because the social aspect of the subject interests me.
The employees in the organization are the central starting point
and this suits me well. Currently I am enrolled in the Organizatio-
nal Design and Development specialization of Business Admini-
stration. This specialization focuses on interventions in the struc-
ture of organizations. The position of organizations in society is
also an integral focus of this specialization. The curriculum con-
sists of the following courses: Organizations and Society, Inter-
vention in Organizations, Organization Design, Organizational
Change and Organizational Research Methods. Besides these
courses you can choose two electives which differ per speciali-
zation of Business Administration. The small-scale education and
the contact between teachers and students is something I really
I am currently finishing my Masters thesis. My research is about
the implementation of The New Way of Working at Rabobank Rijk
van Nijmegen. After I complete my thesis I would like to work in
change management or start a management traineeship. I think it
is important that I continuously develop myself following gradua-

Theory and action-based learning
Your programme will begin with the choice of a specialization. There
are six specializations you can choose from.
You will become familiar with both the theoretical and practical
aspects of your chosen specialization. The programme combines
thorough methodology training with action based learning: applying
the theory you have learned to actual cases and thereby learning to
come up with appropriate solutions.
In our Visa Skills Lab (, computers will be used to
analyze scenarios and simulate decision-making processes within

Research oriented
The programme is closely associated with the research
programme of Business Administration Responsible Organization
that is carried out at the Institute of Management Research.
The research programme studies, develops and facilitates
organizations towards generating multiple societal values
simultaneously, resulting in environmental, social and economic
sustainability from a broad but integrated range of perspectives.
The programme sets out to identify tensions between simultaneously
generating different values and provides roadmaps for implementing
these values.

Truly international
The education and research training we provide is internationally
orientated. Our students have the opportunity to take part in a
Masters level project on European Human Resource Management; a
cooperative venture among six leading European business schools
and universities. Here, students work with an international team and
complete a consultancy project for a company in one of the six
countries involved.

The programme
This is a one-year Masters programme and is structured as follows:
Five specialization courses (30 EC)
Two electives (12 EC)
Masters thesis (18 EC)
Once you have graduated, you will be awarded a Master of Science
degree (MSc).

Green campus in the city of Nijmegen
Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands and is centrally located
in Europe. It is a friendly place with a rich social life and cultural
heritage - a real student city with some 170,000 inhabitants, about
30% of whom are students.

You can reach Amsterdam and Eindhoven Airport (Wizz Air) in only
80 minutes, and Dsseldorf Weeze Airport (Ryanair) in only 40
minutes. The campus of Radboud University Nijmegen is considered
to be the greenest and most beautiful campus in the Netherlands.

Career prospects
Our graduates are well qualified and employers are keen to employ
them. Our graduates are found in management positions in many
governments and national and international companies and
consultancies. Graduates can also go on to pursue a PhD in
Business Administration.

Admi ssion requirements
You are required to have a Dutch Bachelors degree in Business
Administration or the equivalent from a research university outside
the Netherlands.
International students who are non-native speakers of English need
to show proof of fluency in both written and spoken English through
one of the following:

A computer-based TOEFL score of at least 232
An internet-based TOEFL score of at least 90
An IELTS score of at least 6.5
A Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) with a mark of
C or higher
A Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), with a mark
of C or higher

Appli cation deadlines
The programme begins each year in September. The application
deadline is 1 April for students from non-EU/EEA countries and 1
May for students from within the EU/EEA. Successful international
applicants who apply before these dates will be guaranteed
accommodation and support for the visa and residence permit
If you apply after these dates, we will still consider your application
and provide assistance where possible.
More information

For Dutch students
Ms Remke Friesen
T: +31 (0)24 361 18 34

For international students
Student Information Desk
T: +31 (0)24 361 23 45