During this three-year programme, you will learn all aspects of international business from a social perspective. In Nijmegen, the programme focusses on the cooperation between people involved in the organization and with the outside world, instead of other Business programmes with a financial or technical focus.
After first common year, providing you with a thorough introduction to the field and to research methodology, you will have to choose from three tracks to continue your studies in the second year. You will have to choose from Business Administration, Business Economics or International Business Administration. In all tracks, there are close links with companies and professionals, to ensure a link with the practice of businesses. Studying abroad is encouraged and even obligatory in the track International Business Administration.
Attention for social processes
While other business administration programmes focus on economics or technology, the Nijmegen business administration programme focuses on studying social processes in organisations. The accent is on how social processes affect the behaviour in and of organisations, and how they impact the performance and the realisation of organizational goals. This is especially important for today’s world where organisations need new insights to deal with the increasing diversity in employees, consumers and markets.
The Nijmegen School of Management, the faculty that offers Business Administration, maintains a network of over 150 partner universities all over the world. This will enable you to get even more intercultural experience and an excellent preparation for an international career!
The Bachelor’s programme in Business Administration is accredited by the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO).
You can apply until:
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The Business Administration programme starts every year in September and takes three years to complete. It is characterized by its small-scale education and a personal approach. The lecturers are easily accessible: they will know you personally after a while and they are always willing to help you with any questions you might have.
Through its focus on social processes, the courses in Business Administration include bits and pieces of the fields psychology, sociology and communication. You will study all aspects of Business Administration, such as Strategic Management, Marketing, Organisation Structures, Human Resources, Accounting and Finance, etc. This range of courses is completed by courses specifically offered in the track of your choice. Due to the fact that Radboud University is a research university, you will also take on some courses in research methodology and you will finish your Bachelor’s studies with a Bachelor’s Thesis. The Bachelor’s programme is the best preparation for a Master’s specialization in Business Administration at Radboud University, and you will have guaranteed access to one after completing the Bachelor’s programme.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
Your previous education will be assessed on individual basis to determine whether it is of sufficient level. If the level is sufficient, then you could be directly admissible or additional conditions may apply (such as taking an English or Mathematics test). Please check www.ru.nl/bachelors/business/admission for more information about the requirements concerning previous education and English language certificates.
The Radboud University offers scholarships to non-European students for the first year of their studies. Please check www.ru.nl/rsp for details.
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