Business Administration


Type of DegreeBachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

EU FeesEUR 2,314

Cost non-EUEUR 8,350

The Business Administration study programme will fully prepare you for the multi-faceted role of an office manager. As an office manager, you are the person that oversees the internal organisation.

Business Administration is a fascinating and rapidly changing field both in education and the industry. Professional management calls for in-depth knowledge, skills and an appropriate attitude. The NHL Stenden International Business Administration programme sets out to give students precisely those attributes. Our recent research has shown that competencies we teach in our programme match well with the descriptions of job vacancies related to Business Administration. As a result, students obtain the skills that are required in the working field.

“Applied Business Administration is a fascinating and varied field of study.”

Head of NHL Stenden School of Business

The programme: what can you expect?

Starting a degree is like entering a company. In the first year, students will enter as a “new employee”, gaining an introduction to the industry. During the first year, students will discover how business processes work and learn about the various management styles. Subjects covered in the first year will include economics, communication and law.

Managers have a responsibility to make sure that an organisation is running well and they need to be able to see how the processes can be improved. Therefore, the second year of the study will focus on how students can make tactical decisions. Throughout the course, students will gain practical experience by conducting research for real-life companies.

The third and final year of the course is geared towards the student's own areas of interest. Students will be able to choose an area to specialise in such as E-business, Event Management and much more. Students can choose to conduct the specialisation in the Netherlands or a country of their choice. Furthermore, students will also conduct an internship which will provide them with valuable working experience. The final year will also consist of students completing an independent graduation project. Upon graduation, approximately 80% of our students find employment immediately.

What can you become?

The International Business Administration programme prepares students for a position in senior management. As a business administrator, graduates are required to ensure that a part of the organisation they are responsible for performs well. Whether it’s ICT, purchasing, finance, facilities or administration, managers are required to know what is needed and how the department can contribute successfully to the greater goal. A typical graduate of this programme is able to identify problems quickly and enjoys solving them effectively. 

“I’m very result-oriented, but also like the people-side of things. My internship in which I had to find new clients for the WestCord Hotel in Amsterdam was therefore perfect for me. It was the best way for me to finish my programme.”

Shanna Arts, student International Business Administration

International Business Administration is the ideal all-round management programme focusing on the internal organisation. Graduates take on positions such as:

  • Branchmanager of either small or large company’s locations, responsible for the day-to-day running of the branch.
  • Project manager for a profit or non-profit organisation, ensuring a smooth functioning of the project. That implies stages from planning to execution and then evaluation.
  • Business consultant within a company or with an independent consultancy firm, looking impartially at processes, recognising and analysing problems and providing solutions.
  • Manager of internal organisation ensuring the engine of a company runs smoothly and that the various cogs within the organisation are tuned to each other.
  • Account manager for a company or non-profit organisation, working on the accumulation, development and strengthening of contacts relevant to the organisation.

“I spent three months in Bangkok and three months in Bali. It was a wonderful experience being able to learn about other cultures. When I got back to the Netherlands, I started my final internship. The things I’ve learnt in theory, such as insights into business processes, I’m now able to put into practice.”

Monique Meijer on her Grand Tour for International Business Administration

Programme start dates

You can start this degree programme in either September or February.

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