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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen
Program overview
3 semesters
Full time
Scholarships available
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Start dates
September 2021

September 2022

September 2023

Program description

Study a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) in the Netherlands

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Purpose Economy is targeted at business professionals who are looking to take their managerial competencies to a higher level and aim to find solutions that benefit both organizations and society, instead of focusing on financial value alone. Are you looking for purpose and growth for yourself and in the company or organization you work in? Master up your career with the Master of Business Administration in Purpose Economy.

Today’s business environment asks for leadership with integrity and purpose: companies need to be led by managers that can ensure there is a balance between the interests of the company and those of the world around them in the broadest sense. The MBA in Purpose Economy is focused on creating value for companies in many more ways than just profit. You will learn how to successfully manage a company while operating in a professional and ethical manner and embracing the benefits of intercultural diversity at the same time. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals take a central place in this. This MBA is meant for professionals with a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of relevant managerial work experience. You will not just develop your consultancy competences, but are equipped with professional skills to manage and implement innovative business models.

The MBA programme will take you through three major phases of learning in order to help you ingrain the new business strategies and models: unlearning – recognizing that our current mental model is no longer relevant, desirable and/or effective; relearning – finding or creating new models that are better to achieve your goals; and ingraining – ingraining the new mental habits. The programme is divided into four capstones which are linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations: New Realities & Purpose, Global Mindset for Business, Strategies & New Business Models, and Critical & Scientific Decision-Making in Business. Subjects include, among others, Finance & Accounting with Purpose, Intercultural Competences, Governance Models and Digital Marketing.

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Admission requirements

• A valid bachelor’s degree or equivalent
• A minimum of three years of relevant professional work experience
• Two references letters, from your two most recent employers
• English language proficiency should be proven with an IELTS score of 6.5 (no sub score below 6) or a TOEFL score of 575/Internet 90
• A letter of motivation (max. 500 words)
• An up-to-date CV
• If you meet the requirements above, you will be invited for an admissions interview, either by phone or in person

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Scholarships & funding

Hanze UAS has various scholarship possibilities to aid students financially if they meet the requirements.

For more information, please visit the university's website.

Tuition fees

€20,000 for the whole programme



Career opportunities

In today’s dynamic global environment, an international MBA in Purpose Economy opens up new international career opportunities. The MBA helps you to find answers and directions towards discovering a new personal, professional, and organisational purpose. Make a meaningful contribution to the society where demanding more sustainability, green tech, or any other form of social advancement in many areas such as climate change, economies in transition, rising uncertainty, or trade tensions became a new economic reality. Our alumni are located around the world and work at top global companies. The MBA programme prepares professionals to be leaders for a sustainable society and purposeful economy. Possible positions include: finance & accounting manager, business consultant, CEO, company leader or entrepreneur.

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Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands

If you choose to study at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, you will be joining a learning community where we bring education, applied research and the professional field together. And on top of that, you will be living in Groningen, known as...

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Om P Nirola
The MBA programme I attended in 2008-2009 was a very competitive and well structured one. Thanks to the highly learning by doing design on the MBA, I have been able to develop my professional acumen and acceptance in the job market. Today, I work as a management consultant advising companies on several issues including corporate strategic pla...
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Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Zernikeplein 7
9747 AS Groningen

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