Master of Business Administration

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The flexible Master of Business Administration (MBA).

A good general manager has a helicopter view and is an all-rounder. In addition to general knowledge, the manager’s role also requires leadership qualities. The Master of Business Administration of Netherlands Business Academy sharpens your integral critical view as may be expected from a general manager. We offer this as a part-time program. For our full-time English MBA please visit our City Campus website where all fulltime our international activities take place.

Start October/March Selfstudy 10 hours a week
Place Dordrecht, Utrecht, Breda Investment €26.104,86
Duration 2.5 years; 40 contactdays
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About the MBA program

This MBA program covers a wide range of business disciplines. You gain insight into business processes, change management, market developments, policy and strategy. In addition to the professional knowledge that is extensively discussed, you will also be trained in the field of personal development and (personal) leadership.
The practice-oriented approach to training allows you to look at situations from various angles where you learn to deal with problems that extend across the various disciplines. You take the step from function-oriented action to solution-oriented thinking.

You conclude the various modules with a paper that you write based on your own work situation. This allows you to apply the theory directly to your work enviroment.

Your background

You have already completed college education when you start this course. You also have at least 3 years of relevant work experience. You have advanced from a professional discipline, such as logistics, technology or sales. With this MBA you realize your ambitions to take the next step in your career.

The benefits of a MBA at Netherlands Business Academy

Netherlands Business Academy is a small-scale training institute with strong programs. We guide all our students and are able to tailor our programs to your work situation.

– NVAO accredited training
– Professional expertise at the highest level
– A boost in your personal development
– Expansion of your network
– A recognized diploma and title

Overview of the Master of Business Administration program:

• Self-management, Leadership & Coaching
• Methods & Techniques of Research

• Finance, Management & Control
• Operations Management & Quality
• Human Resource Management
• Project Management
• Marketing

• Strategy & Policy
• Management Control & Information Systems

• Leadership
• Change management
• Ethics

Block 4: Thesis
• Master Thesis Writing


To follow the Master of Business Administration, you must have at least a bachelor diploma and three years of relevant work experience. You discuss your personal (work) situation and wishes during an intake interview. Based on this you will receive a study advice and you can be admitted to the study program.

Do you not exactly meet the admission requirements? If you can demonstrate to have at least five years of relevant professional experience at a higher professional education level and that you have gained substantive knowledge through training or courses, admission may be possible. This is tested during an intake interview.

Duration and study load

The part-time Master of Business Administration lasts 2.5 years and consists of approximately 40 contact days. Outside of lecture hours, the study load will be an average of ten hours per week. It is possible to split up the programme into two parts of a year or to split it up into the different modules.

Lecture days

The lectures are on Monday afternoon and Monday evening, every other week. Consultation meetings will take place in the morning. Here, together with your fellow participants, you will work on cases and assignments, prepare presentations and give feedback on each other’s work. This is all done under the guidance of lecturers and NLBA employees.


The Master of Business Administration can be attended in Dordrecht, Utrecht, and Breda (subject to sufficient participation per location).


On successful completion of the Masterprogramme you will receive the Master of Business Administration diploma and the title MBA.

NVAO Accreditation

The Dutch Master Business Administration is NVAO-accredited.


The total training costs are € 26.104,86. This does not include literature, location and accommodation costs and VAT. Contact us for a detailed cost overview.

Perfect match for employees with a busy job! Flexibility is of paramount importance. Good variety in professional knowledge & practice. Fine teachers who know how to appreciate humor. Level fits well with the promise. Excellent location and facilities.”

Fatma Coban

Currently, the NLBA programs are only offered in Dutch. For information regarding an English trajectory, contact us at

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