Business Administration – unlike similar programmes at other universities – emphasises the social processes that constitute organisations. How do social processes determine the ways in which organisations and management operate and perform? We have chosen an integrated approach, in which classical Business Administration topics are combined with social processes and relationships. This creates a better understanding
of the importance of good management and can increase the performance of organisations of all kinds.
• Business Analysis and Modelling
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• International Management
• Organisational Design and Development
• Strategic Human Resource Management
• Strategic Management
Business Analysis and Modeling: This track focuses on the individual and social biases and heuristics' leading to suboptimal or even low quality decisions and the interventions aiming at improving managerial decision making (group decision support).
International Management: The basic tasks of cross-border management are understanding one's host country environment, being sensitive to cross-cultural differences and being able to manage operations separated by the barriers of distance, language, time, and culture.
Marketing: The Marketing programme focuses on the development and maintenance of relations with both existing and new customers in dynamic national and international markets. Such relations are becoming increasingly important for organisations because they can improve long-term organisational results.
Organisational Design and Development: This track focuses on designing interventions in organisational infrastructures as a central focus of organisation development, seen in the light of the societal role that organisations fulfil.
Strategic Human Resource Management: Organisational developments place strong demands on the structure of personnel management. The strategic importance of this management area is being increasingly acknowledged. This specialisation focuses on new insights into personnel and organisation issues.
Strategic Management: This specialisation focuses on strategy processes and their management in organisations in relationship to their dynamic environment. The curriculum focuses on the various stages in aspects of the process of strategic management and the models and analysis instruments that have been developed with this aim in mind.
More information on the different specializations can be found on the programme's website!
Required Bachelor’s programme: Business Administration (BSc) from a research university with at least 30 EC on methodology, statistics, mathematics or equivalent, otherwise a GMAT might be required or a pre-Master’s rogramme might be offered.
• TOEFL iBT: score of ≥90, sub-scores ≥18
• IELTS Academic: overall band ≥6.5, all bands ≥6.0
• Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Proficiency in English (CPE), with a mark of C or higher
There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University Nijmegen. Please check which scholarship is applicable in your case.
Radboud Scholarship Programme: Open to talented prospective non-EEA students - the scholarship consists of a partial tuition waiver.
Orange Tulip Scholarship: Open to students from Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia and China - offers a tuition fee waiver of 6,750 euros and exemption from visa and health insurance costs.
Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships: Open to excellent American students - the grant will be paid in 12 monthly instalments of 1,050 euros, international travel and the cost of the residence permit will be covered.
Erasmus Mundus ERANET: Open for Russian candidates - applicants may be undergraduate exchange students, Master's students, doctorate and post-doctorate candidates, as well as academic and administrative staff.
Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship: Open to students from China - the Dutch contribution to the scholarship consist of monthly allowance 1,000 euros, international travel costs 1,400 euros, tuition/research fee 1,906 euros, it also covers the cost of visa, insurance and other.
DIKTI-Neso Scholarships: Aimed at lecturers at higher education instituations in Indonesia who wish to pursue a PhD or Master's at a university in the Netherlands. A DIKTI scholarship includes allowances for living expenses, insurance, travel costs, tuition fees and more.
Dutch Student Finance: EU/EEA students and Swiss students under 30 years of age are eligible if they are working at least 56 hours per month in the Netherlands, or have been living in the Netherlands for five years or more. Dutch student finance consists of four components: a basic grant, a supplementary grant (depending on the parental income), a student travel product, and a loan.