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Master of Business Administration

  • 2 years
  • English
  • Master
  • Part-time
Starts September | Venlo

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Are you a graduated economist, engineer, scientist or lawyer? Or have you studied art or social sciences, and would you like to deepen your knowledge to fulfil a management position? Then this part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) is what you’re looking for!

About

Fontys International Business School offers this MBA programme in cooperation with the FOM - Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management (Essen, Germany).

The MBA study at Fontys International Business School arranges a high-quality economic education for finishing or for augmenting your primary degree. Engineers, lawyers, medical professionals, and social scientists acquire management qualifications relevant for their field of work, while business and political economists benefit from an update of their specific knowledge and additional competences in international business.

Why this study in the Netherlands?

  • Integrative, practical approach to thinking and doing
  • Work and study continuously complement each other
  • Build a network with your professional fellow students
  • Learn from each other in an international environment
 

What are you going to learn?

During this MBA course, we ensure that you develop the economic know-how you need for a managerial position. The curriculum and the classroom activities of our MBA programme draw in your theoretical and professional expert knowledge. This allows you to gain an understanding of different companies and fields of work along with the various problems and possible solutions. Each lecturer knows about your professional background and your objectives and supports you accordingly.

  • Learn from different modules, such as Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Business Law.
  • You can choose to specialise in modules such as International Management, Marketing and Sales Management, or Financial Management.
  • Gain general management competencies to meet current and future challenges in business management.
 

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Get to know the MBA study programme

Stefan Breuer answers some of the most important and frequent questions that potential students might have.

 

How does the structure of the programme look?

  • The study programme consists of 4 semesters. Semester 1 and 2 will be dedicated to following modules. In semester 3, you’ll choose a specialisation, and you’ll write your thesis in the final semester.
  • Throughout all semesters and modules, the focus is on providing practice-oriented management knowledge and skills.
  • It is possible to work on practical assignments from your company. The direct impact of that acquired knowledge can be part of the examination.

Get to know our campus

Check out our classrooms, outside area, engineering labs, the city of Venlo and much more via our 360° tour.

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Tom:
“The best thing about the master is the diversity. My classes were filled with multinational talents, cultures and professions. They all had different viewpoints on the courses backed by their experiences and beliefs. As a student, you learn twice as much by being open to these elements.”

 

Courses

You’ll follow a number of modules in the first and second semester:

  • Kick-off-module: Crash course in Business Administration
  • Module 1: General Economics
  • Module 2: Marketing & Communication
  • Module 3: Human Resources & Leadership
  • Module 4: Financial Management
  • Module 5: Strategic Corporate Management
  • Module 6: International Business Law
  • Module 7: Value Based Controlling & International Accounting
  • Module 8: Management Decision Making

You’ll choose one of these MBA specialisations in semester 3:

  • International Management
  • Marketing and Sales Management
  • Financial Management
  • Project and Contract Management
  • Process and Change Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Start-Up Entrepreneurship


Each of the specialisation choices consists of two modules:

  • Module: Research Methods
  • Module: International Investment
  • Module: International Strategy and Sales Management
  • Module: International Entrepreneurship
In this semester you’ll work on your thesis. Your master thesis focuses on a research project at a company, where you work on scientific or practical research tasks. You can determine the thesis topic yourself, depending on your area of interest. You’ll be assigned a supervisor who will assist you through the final step of becoming an MBA graduate.

 

 

Requirements

Diploma and language requirements EEA

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

1. The student has been awarded a relevant bachelor degree from a university or university of applied sciences. If you are from abroad and are not sure whether your certificate will be accepted, please contact us for detailed questions.

2. The student has at least two years of professional experience, and is currently employed in a MBA-relevant setting in the Netherlands, Germany or Belgium. Please note that the professional experience has to be post-graduate. Compulsory internships during the bachelor studies can be given credit for. The programme is a part-time one. A current employment will have to proven by suited documents. Non EU citizens who apply will have to be legal alien residents. Please note that it is not possible to apply for visa for a parttime study programme.

3. The student provides evidence of a good proficiency in the English language (e.g. TOEIC 860, TOEFL 83 or IELTS academic 6.0). The programme is delivered in English. Due to accreditation and cooperation regulations, the respective certificates are compulsory for everyone.

Code of conduct

Fontys University of Applied Sciences will act according to the Code of Conduct

    Diploma and language requirements NON-EEA

    All applicants must meet the following requirements:

    1. The student has been awarded a relevant bachelor degree from a university or university of applied sciences. If you are from abroad and are not sure whether your certificate will be accepted, please contact us for detailed questions.

    2. The student has at least two years of professional experience, and is currently employed in a MBA-relevant setting in the Netherlands, Germany or Belgium. Please note that the professional experience has to be post-graduate. Compulsory internships during the bachelor studies can be given credit for. The programme is a part-time one. A current employment will have to proven by suited documents. Non EU citizens who apply will have to be legal alien residents. Please note that it is not possible to apply for visa for a parttime study programme.

    3. The student provides evidence of a good proficiency in the English language (e.g. TOEIC 860, TOEFL 83 or IELTS academic 6.0). The programme is delivered in English. Due to accreditation and cooperation regulations, the respective certificates are compulsory for everyone.

    Code of conduct

    Fontys University of Applied Sciences will act according to the Code of Conduct

       
       

      Costs

      The total tuition fees for students that started in September 2023 was €13.550. Once the tuition fees for September 2024 are clear, it will be announced on this website. Tuition fees can be paid in 2 annual terms or 4 biannual terms. The course fee is invoiced in advance at the beginning of each course, study year or semester, depending on the chosen payment option. The prices can be subject to changes.

      Costs-tax deduction promotion

      Costs can be deducted in full from taxes or paid by your employer where appropriate. Please consult the programme coordinator.

      • Invoice: Fontys will send an invoice for the total amount in advance and this must be paid before the start.
      • Authorisation: payment can be made in installments, either in two annual installments or in four semi-annual installments. Student authorizes Fontys for a direct debit. Every applicant receives a payment agreement at which he or she can indicate his or her choice.
      In case of withdrawal, you must inform the course coordinator in writing as soon as possible. You will only be charged for the full months you have attended the course. Fontys will take care that, if applicable, the remainder of the fees you have paid, will be refunded. If you stop attending without informing us, you will still be deemed as an enrolled student and will therefore be liable for the tuition fees.

       
       

      How to apply

      Before you apply, make sure you meet the entry requirements for this programme. Collect all supporting documents required:

      • Evidence of qualifications (Bachelor diploma and transcripts) to show that you meet the entry requirements
      • Evidence of English language ability, is English is not your first language (e.g. TOEIC 860, TOEFL 83, IELTS 6.0).
      • Copy of your passport/I.D
      • Evidence of your current employment (e.g. statement of your employer or copy of your contract)
      • Curriculum Vitae or résumé, if required

      Application deadline - Intake September 2024

      For the course starting in September 2024, the application deadline is set on 15 August 2024.

      Before you apply, make sure you meet the entry requirements for this programme. Collect all supporting documents required:

      • Evidence of qualifications (Bachelor diploma and transcripts) to show that you meet the entry requirements
      • Evidence of English language ability, is English is not your first language (e.g. TOEIC 860, TOEFL 83, IELTS 6.0).
      • Copy of your passport/I.D
      • Evidence of your current employment (e.g. statement of your employer or copy of your contract)
      • Curriculum Vitae or résumé, if required

      Application deadline - Intake September 2024

      For the course starting in September 2024, the application deadline is set on 15 August 2024.

       

       

      Agenda

      Sign up for one of our events. There's no better way to find out if this study programme is right for you! Visit a webinar from the comfort of your home or meet us live on campus. Whichever you choose, we hope to meet you soon.

      Open evening Master of Business Administration | Eindhoven
      28 Feb 2024 18:00 - 21:00
      Programme
      Welcome to our Masters programs!
      During this information evening we give presentations about the program and you can have one-on-one chats with our staff.
      Open day Master of Business Administration | Venlo
      16 Mar 2024 10:00 - 14:00
      Programme
      Get to know our study programmes and the Fontys Venlo campus during this day. You can learn more about the study programme during one of the presentations, get to know lecturers and current students and walk around our campus! We hope to meet you there.
       

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