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Bachelor in Creative Business, Media Management (3/4 yrs)

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Program overview
3-4 Years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
February 2020 
September 2020  (English)
February 2021 
September 2021  (English)
February 2022 
September 2022  (English)
Bachelor in Creative Business, Media Management at NHL Stenden

Program description

You are interested in all kinds of media, from movies to magazines, from TV series to YouTube videos. You want to become a specialist and future manager in media, entertainment, and the creative industry. In that case, this 4-year bachelor programme is perfect for you. 

During this course you will learn how to produce and publish media successfully. Besides learning the ins and outs of the industry, you also get to know the innermost circle of the media industry. Do an internship at prestigious companies like Disney, Nintendo, or even your own company. Do you have international ambitions? Choose to spend part of your studies at one of our other campuses in Bali, Qatar, South Africa, or Thailand. 

The bachelor's programme will open up a world of career opportunities for you: managing a creative team or assisting the production of a TV show. In this rapidly growing and ever-changing sector, there's always a need for dynamic and highly skilled professionals. 

Some examples of career paths are concept developer, creating campaigns and creative concepts, producer, web editor, or music manager. You could also start your own enterprise as a creative entrepreneur.  

In this course, we will assist you in getting familiar with the industry on an international level, offering you access to the skills you need to become an enterprising, creative professional. 

Creative Business, Media Management was previously offered as Media and Entertainment Management (MEM). 

Admission requirements

Academic Requirements

To be admitted to one of the bachelor programmes you have to meet certain admission requirements. NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences recognises the following general international qualifications:  

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or European Baccalaureate Diploma.
  • High School diploma or graduation statement (see below) from an accredited institution.
  • Four GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level passes (final grade A, B or C) and two ‘AS’ level passes. These six passes combined must all be in different subjects.
  • Associate, bachelor's or master's degree.

Furthermore, some of our bachelor programmes demand additional entry requirements.

If you are a Vietnamese student, you may use a graduation statement from your educational institution as a temporary solution in case you are set to receive your diploma after the application deadline. A valid diploma must always be provided before the start of the study programme.  

Language Requirements

All non-EEA applicants are required to submit an English proficiency test with their application. Exceptions are made for students, who have had their preparatory education in a country where English is the official working and educational language. The language requirements for EEA students are the same as for Dutch students. If your diploma is listed here, the additional English language test is not required.

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences accepts four kindsof official language tests: IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, and TOEIC.

  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 for each skill).
  • TOEFL 550 (paper based), 213 (computer-based) and 80 (internet based). Original test results must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to NHL Stenden. The TOEFL institution code for NHL Stenden is 9215.
  • Cambridge ESOL score FCE-C (169, or higher).
  • TOEIC 670 (Listening and Reading) and 290 (Speaking and Writing).

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Tuition fees

Tuition fees for the Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Business, Media Management at NHL Stenden in the Netherlands are:

  • September start:
    • EU students = €2,143 
    • Non EU students = €8,350
  • February start:
    • EU students = €1,250.08
    • Non EU students = €4,250


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NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences

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NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences

Rengerslaan 8
8917 DD Leeuwarden
The Netherlands

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