• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


 You will look at the ins and outs of how a business operates and how businesses deal with internal and external changes. You will learn to analyse what can be improved in corporate management and what effects markets have on businesses. This programme is suited for people with a broad interest in conducting business and managing organisations.

What is this programme about?

Business Administration offers you a broad range of topics, with consideration not only for international management, but also for psychology, sociology, communication, economics, and law. For example, there is ample consideration given to the role of social and cultural aspects within organisations. After all, conducting good business is a job involving extensive human interaction. You will look at the interaction between all stakeholders involved, such as managers, employees, shareholders and clients; a framework that is even more complex and interesting within international interactions.

From this perspective, companies need employees who can generate solutions. This is why you receive a thorough scientific education in Nijmegen. Analysing business cases and generating solutions to problems and executing these in your future career are fundamental. You will regularly receive examples of practical situations during lectures and be presented with the question: what could be improved?

Why Business Administration at Radboud University?
  • You will be taught a wider range of perspectives than 'just' economics or IT in organisations.
  • More focus on acquiring research skills than in other business programmes in the Netherlands
  • A personal approach to education and small-scale teaching
  • Three-year Bachelor's studies with guaranteed direct admission to a Master's programme after completion
  • Six months of studying or internship abroad as optional or fixed part of the programme
  • A green campus in the centre of Nijmegen, with excellent study and sports facilities

Career prospects

Graduates of this programme often find employment all over the world, in fields varying from financial institutions and the business world to non-profit organizations and governments.

Graduates are well-qualified for filling managerial positions in the international business world, at consultancies, and in government. Many graduates combine consultancy and research tasks into one career. One graduate becomes an entrepreneur, whereas another may opt for a career as policy adviser, manager, or business consultant. It depends on what your interests are and where you are specialized in. An academic career is also possible.

Examples of possible functions where former students currently are employed:

  • Consultant or advisor at Capgemini
  • Project manager at air cater LSG Sky Chefs
  • Traineeship in management at Rabobank
  • Human resource director at Ahold
  • Marketing or communication advisor at Unilever
  • Productmanager at Kirkman Company
  • Team leader Coordination and Realisation at non-profit Alliander
  • Researcher at a university
  • Business analyst at a retail company
  • Business policy officer in the public and private sector
  • Entrepreneur

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Business Administration
  • Methods of Research and Intervention
  • Statistics
  • Organisation Theory
  • Introduction to Economics and Business (Business Administration)
  • International Business Ethics
  • Project Responsible Organising 1: Entrepreneurship and Sustainability
  • Accounting
  • Cross-Cultural Management and Communication

                English Language Requirements

                • Minimum required score:


                  The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                  The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                General Requirements

                • If you have completed or will complete a study programme outside of the Netherlands, then your previous education will be assessed on an individual basis to determine whether it is of sufficient level. 
                • This will be done both by the Admission Office and by the faculty. 
                • If the level is sufficient, you could be directly admissible or additional conditions may apply (such as taking an English or Mathematics test).  
                • For Mathematics tests: we accept the Mathematics A or B tests from the CCVX and Boswell-Bèta or SAT Mathematics test Level 1 or 2 with a minimum score 600.

                      Tuition Fee

                      • International

                        8342 EUR/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 8342 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
                      • EU/EEA

                        2083 EUR/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
                      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                      Living costs for Nijmegen

                      • 800 - 1000 EUR/month
                        Living Costs

                      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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