Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Choosing the Business Administration programme means opting for an economic study of the day-to-day functioning of a business. Although there is a lot of common ground between our programme and the Business Economics programme, our focus is more on the environmental factors and the organisational aspects of business life. The study programme is practice-oriented and project-based.

AACSB International Logo

This program is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is a global nonprofit association whose accreditation processes are ISO 9001:2015 certified.

Bachelor's Programme
3 year 180 credits
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
download brochure 
About the programme
Programme summary
Find out more
Off to a good start
Postgraduate studies


The focus of Business Administration is on how a business is organised, and on how it does business.

You gain insight into the structure of a business, its internal dynamics and its external relationships with stakeholders. Your understanding of general economic principles will help you master the laws governing the market players. You learn to understand your stakeholders better, allowing you to make successful business decisions. You learn how customers think, what the importance is of a fiscal environment, how to set up an efficient HR policy, how to use IT to monitor profitability, what points to consider when financing new activities, or how to make strategic goals more feasible by means of an optimal business, ...

Our coverage of the most important functional domains gives you a 360-degree overview of how a business functions. You will acquire a wide range of management and entrepreneurial skills and learn to communicate in Dutch as well as in foreign languages.


Our programme website offers a variety ofvideo clips, presentations and testimonials by students...

For whom

Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset? Are you looking for a broad training in business administration? Does a combination of economics, languages and management appeal to you? Do you aspire a position as manager? Are you quick to identify problems and to come up with solutions? Do you love to rise to a challenge and take the lead in implementing solutions? If the answer to the questions above is a resounding ‘yes’, then the Business Administration programme is the right choice for you!

In terms of prior education, a secondary school curriculum containing at least three to four hours of maths per week is recommended. Specific prior knowledge of economics course units is not required.


  • Bachelor

From the first year onwards, you will receive a thorough training in understanding (business) economics, and related skills. Economics also relies on a number of auxiliary sciences such as mathematics, statistics and computer science. You will become acquainted with the internal workings of a business and basic management techniques. The curriculum additionally contains a substantial array of language course units: in the first year, you choose two foreign languages, which you will continue to study throughout the Bachelor’s programme: Economic German, Economic English, Economic French or Economic Spanish. This language training serves as a preparation for employment in a globalised labour market.

From the second year onwards, you start with a broader study of the functional domains, i.e. taxation, commercial management, finance and risk management, IT management and HRM, as well as their interdependence. The focus is on management, entrepreneurship and the legal framework. You also strengthen your linguistic proficiency. The Bachelor’s programme culminates in a business plan and a Bachelor’s dissertation, which, taken together, testify to the fact that you are capable of making solid business decisions and communicate about those decisions adequately.

  • Master

The Master’s programme contains a choice of five main subjects: Commercial Management, Finance and Risk Management, Taxation, Management and IT, and HRM and Organisational Management. The second term contains a (mandatory) twelve-week work placement at a business of your choice, during which you can put the knowledge you have acquired into practice in a creative manner. This will allow you to hone your professional attitude while also becoming acquainted with the challenges of a dynamic business environment. The Master’s programme culminates in a Master's dissertation.

In addition to the (domain) Master’s programme described above, you can also choose a Master’s Programme in Teaching (in Dutch: Educatieve Master).

Labour Market

The Businesses Administration programme opens doors to executive positions in corporate life: in the finance, accountancy, marketing, IT or HRM departments of large enterprises, or in a management position at a SME. In any case, you will be required to take up management. A diploma in Business Administration gives access to jobs at a banks or insurance company, in the distribution sector, at fiscal agencies and consultancy agencies. Other options include the government, public institutions and non-profit organisations. Finally, there is the option of becoming a self-employed accountant, tax advisor or management consultant. Specific jobs in which our graduates have ended up are tax advisor, credit controller, IT project manager, international sales manager, key accountant manager and HR manager.