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Master of Science in Business and Management

  • 1 years
  • English
  • Master
  • Full-time
Venlo

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Are you a recent graduate, do you have little or no work experience, and is your ultimate dream to have a management career at a strategic level? Do you have an international interest and are you looking for a 1-year study Masters programme? Then the Master of Science in Business and Management (MBM) is what you’re looking for!

About

You’ll follow the Master of Science in Business and Management programme at 2 different universities in 2 countries: Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Venlo, the Netherlands and Plymouth University in Plymouth, United Kingdom. In addition, you’ll gain extra international experience by writing your master’s thesis at a company and a country of your choice.

Why this study in the Netherlands?

  • As an MBM graduate, you have the skills to work any leading company around the globe
  • The Master of Science in Business and Management degree is accredited by the QAA (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education)
  • The programme has a broad scope, but you can also choose to specialise in e.g. Finance or Marketing
  • The programme offers a diverse student population
 

What are you going to learn?

The aim of the programme is to train you to become an international manager at a strategic level. You will achieve your goal by learning and especially applying terminology, techniques, and skills you need as a successful manager.

  • Benefit from essential knowledge of business and management
  • Learn all about leadership and managing people
  • Learn and grow in an international setting (in the Netherlands and UK) with a diverse student population
  • Discover different approaches: hands-on applied science in the Netherlands and scientific research in the United Kingdom
 

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Patrick Szillat, Study programme manager MBM

Study programme manager Patrick Szillat answers some of the most important and frequent questions that potential students might have.

 

How does your week look?

  • You’ll have classes 3 days a week. The other 2 days are dedicated to research and self-study.
  • For 10 weeks you’ll have classes for 15 hours a week (from mid-September to December).
  • You’ll follow the course at 3 locations: in the Netherlands, in the UK, and at a company of your choice for your master’s thesis.

Get to know our campus

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

Ambience photo Fontys
 

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Barbara:
“I loved the international aspect of the study programme. It further convinced me that the programme issues a highly valuable English Master of Science degree in one year.”

 

Courses

The MBM is divided into 3 terms: term 1 is offered in Venlo (Netherlands), term 2 in Plymouth (UK), and term 3 is dedicated to your master’s thesis and can be completed anywhere.

During the first semester, you’ll attend lectures and tutorials for core modules that provide you with foundational knowledge in business and management. The core modules that you’ll follow are Leading, Managing, Developing People and Finance, and Marketing, Strategy and International Business.

The second semester starts with an intensive introduction to your master’s thesis and associated research method training. In addition, you’ll follow core modules such as Business Research Methods, and Operations and Project Management.
During the third semester, you’ll work independently on your dissertation (master'’ thesis). You’ll receive guidance from a member of the scientific team that will be appointed as your supervisor.

 

 

Requirements

Diploma and language requirements

A bachelor degree obtained in the Netherlands, a UK degree or equivalent qualification. For non UK and non Fontys students the following is required:

  • IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element).
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 (with mimimum scores of listening 17, reading 18, speaking 20, writing 18).

Entering the UK as an EU/EEA citizen

EU citizens can enter the UK as a visitor at the moment with only a passport. Also it is recommended to take out an extra travel insurance, as the European Health Card will not be sufficient either. We advise our students to take the InsureToStudy insurance.

Keep yourself informed about the latest UK immigration rules via the following link: Visiting the UK as an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen.

Insurance

By law everyone in the Netherlands must be insured for medical expenses. The type of health insurance cover that you will require will depend on your personal situation. It is very important to ensure you are properly insured during your stay at Fontys.

Code of conduct

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

    Diploma and language requirements

    A bachelor degree obtained in the Netherlands, a UK degree or equivalent qualification. For non UK and non Fontys students the following is required:

    • IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element).
    • TOEFL iBT score of 90 (with mimimum scores of listening 17, reading 18, speaking 20, writing 18).

    Entry Visa / Authorisation for Temporary Stay (‘MVV’)

    All non-EU/EEA students entering the Netherlands will require an Entry Visa (‘MVV’), except nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, the USA and Vatican City State. This Entry Visa is a sticker that is placed in your passport and is issued by the Dutch embassy or consulate in your country of origin.

    Residence Permit (‘VVR’)

    All those who enter the Netherlands with or without an Entry Visa (‘MVV’) and who wish to stay for a period of longer than three months, are obliged to apply for a ‘Verblijfsvergunning regulier’, or ‘VVR’ (a Residence Permit). The Immigration Officer will send the application to the Dutch Immigration & Naturalisation Service (‘IND’) on your behalf. Your Residence Permit will be ready soon after your arrival in the Netherlands.

    Note: 
    Students from Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cameroon and Nigeria have to be aware they have to transfer the full refundable amount of the living expenses to the bank account of Fontys. Proof by financial documents you have access to this amount will not be accepted.
    Students with a residence permit for the Netherlands are also required to live in the Netherlands. We therefore highly recommend that you start searching for a suitable place to live as soon as possible.

    Insurance

    If you require an entry visa and/or residence permit, insurance will form a compulsory part of the immigration procedure, which Fontys will arrange on your behalf. The visa process will provide you with further information.

    Code of conduct

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

       
       

      Costs

      EU/EEA students Non- EU/ EEA students
      First instalment charged in August (1st semester in Venlo) €7,100 €7,100
      Second instalment charged in January (2nd semester and Summer period in Plymouth) £6,933 £6,933
      As soon as the tuition fees for September 2024 are clear, we will announce them on this website. We will not send out any payment letters until the tuition fees have been communicated clearly on the website.
      • - Withdrawal up to 30th September 2024: 75% of the Venlo fee is refunded
      • - Withdrawal between 1st Oct & 31st Oct 2024: 50% of the Venlo fee are refunded
      • - Withdrawal after 31st Oct 2024: no refund

        Withdrawal date is the day on which the withdrawal is handed over as hard copy to the MBM coordinator or support staff.

      There are currently no scholarships available for the study programmes that we have on offer at our Fontys Venlo campus. However, for other programmes Fontys currently offers several scholarships for Non-Eu / Non-EEA students. You might also be eligible for other scholarships not provided by Fontys. These can be found on Grantfinder.nl

      Tuition fees are paid in two instalments; The first is charged in June (for non EU/EEA students) or August (for EU/EEA students) > for 1st semester in Venlo.The second is charged in January > for 2nd semester and summer period in Plymouth.

      Living expenses Plymouth

      The average living expenses per month for a foreign student living and studying in Plymouth are between £ 900 - £ 1.100 per month. These living expenses cover rent, insurance, food, public transportation, books, clothing and other general costs. 

      Living expenses Netherlands

      The Dutch currency unit is the Euro (i.e. abbreviated to ‘EUR’ or ‘€’).

      The average living expenses per month for a foreign student living and studying in Holland are between EUR 900 and EUR 1,100 per month. These living expenses cover rent, insurance, food, public transportation, books, clothing and other general costs. 

      Dutch Immigration Service (IND) requires non-EEA students to proof they have access to € 14.641 per year (€ 7.320 per semester)

      Costs within the first months upon arrival will be higher than all other months due to a housing deposit, intro week and books. Study books are usually bought at the start of the semester and therefore it is wise to reserve and have direct access to an amount at the start of the semester which can cover the price of all study books and the living expenses for the first two months. 

      Finding accommodation in Venlo for only 4 months is not always easy. Unfortunately Fontys is not in a position to assist you in your search. We advise you strongly to search at commercial housing agencies, Facebook groups etc. Make sure to start your search as early as possible. If you are an EU student, you can also consider looking for accommodation across the German border, e.g. Kaldenkirchen is a city which is very close to Venlo and easy to reach by bike. On our website you can find several housing agencies that you can contact in or near Venlo.

      In Plymouth, students look for accommodation on their own. Most students find accommodation by searching online or by asking alumni. In general, it is not difficult to find good accommodation in Plymouth within two weeks.

       
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      Barbara:
      “A a great part of the studies focussed on performing better in research work, this skillset helps to back up decision-making processes at work.”

       

      Career opportunities

      Graduates of the Master of Science in Business and Management can work for multinationals as well as SMEs. Students with a financial background are often found at ‘The Big Four’, while marketing graduates usually work at FMCG, tech, and automotive companies. Some pursue PhD studies and research in the Netherlands, Germany, or elsewhere in Europe.

       

       

      How to apply

      Applications for the MSc in Business and Management can now be made. The application process may differ for EU and Non-EU students, please read below what applies for you.

      Application deadlines EU

      September intake
      Deadline 1 July

      Collect all the supporting documents required

      • Evidence of qualifications (diploma and list of transcripts) to show that you meet the entry requirements
      • Evidence of English language ability
      • Copy of your Passport

      Apply now for September 2024

      After you have collected the supporting documents you are ready to apply. Please apply as early as possible as our programme is popular.

      Application deadlines Non-EU

      September intake
      Deadline 1 June

      Collect all the supporting documents required

      • Evidence of qualifications (diploma and list of transcripts) to show that you meet the entry requirements
      • Evidence of English language ability
      • Copy of your Passport

      Apply now for September 2024

      After you have collected the supporting documents you are ready to apply. Please apply as early as possible as our programme is popular.

       

       

      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 Science in Business and Management | 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 Science in Business and Management | 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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