The Business Administration programme at Radboud University is a three-year degree Bachelor’s programme. A Master's programme in Business is also offered. The Master's degree programme has eight specialisations that are taught in English. A two-year Master's programme in Business Administration is also offered in cooperation with the University of Bergen, the New University of Lisbon and the University of Palermo. For students who want to take the Master's programme, but have deficiencies in their preparatory education, a pre-Master's programme is available. Although the Bachelor's programme in Business Administration is offered only full-time, the Master's programme in Business Administration is offered both full-time and part-time. The languages of instruction of the Bachelor's programme in Business Administration are Dutch and English. This differs according the subjects being taught. During the Bachelor's programme in Business Administration, you learn to look at all aspects of organisations. Companies, non-profit organisations and governmental institutions are often involved with changes inside and outside their own organisations. Technological developments are continually resulting in new production methods. Changing societal conditions are leading to the ‘New World of Work' and greater involvement of employees. Due to these developments, organisations and their environments have become more complex and dynamic. Therefore, it is becoming increasingly important for management to have access to employees who can comprehend the entire situation. With a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, you will be able to analyse the relationships in business problems and devise adequate solutions.
The first year of your studies will be an introduction to the programme and all students enrolling in Business Administration will start in this first year. It is also possible to study the first year in Dutch (see Bedrijfskunde), but then it is not possible to choose the specialisation International Business Administration in the second year. After the first year of Business Administration, you can choose four tracks to continue your studies in the second and third year. These specialisations are:
- Business Administration
- Business Economics
- International Business Administration (criteria apply, more information can be found in the Education and Examination regulations)
- Bedrijfskunde (in Dutch)
During the third year, you will have the option to study abroad at one of our 180 international partner universities across the globe. If you choose to study the track International Business Administration, you will have to study abroad: six months of studying at one of our partner universities is obligatory and included in the programme.
Depending on the track you follow, either your programme exists, as a fixed part of the programme, of study abroad in the third year for six months (either to study or for an internship), when you are a student of the specialisation International Business Administration (IBA); or you are encouraged to take the option of following a part of your study at a university abroad, when you are a student of the Business Administration or the Business Economics specialisation. The Nijmegen School of Management believes it is important for students to complete part of their studies at a university abroad. This enriches the study programme with knowledge and skills that are necessary to function in an internationally-oriented and multicultural society, a global economy and job market. The Nijmegen School of Management has over 180 Erasmus contracts, and more than 50 bilateral agreements with universities outside of Europe. For more information about the possibilities, go to the website of the International Mobility Office.
Whether you are a first-year Bachelor's or a Master's student, the Career Service helps you to understand what you need to do to prepare thoroughly for entering the job market.
Honours programme in the Management Sciences
The Nijmegen School of Management offers talented and ambitious students the opportunity to follow an additional, challenging programme in parallel to their regular study. This honours programme is tailored to talented individual students. During the first and second year of their Bachelor's degree programme, they are given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the scientific field of their choice by means of extracurricular activities.