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Studying MBA

Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised, prestigious postgraduate degree that prepares students to take up leadership and management positions in public, private and charity sectors. Most MBA courses provide students with grounding in core subjects like accounting and finance, economics, marketing and operations and offer opportunities to specialise in areas like international business, human resources and strategic marketing and communications.

Most courses require you complete an internship, a work placement or a project. This is a great chance to gain relevant work experience and build a professional network in the Netherlands.

Some of the most popular universities in the Netherlands include:

  • University of Twente
  • Radboud University, Nijmegen
  • Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Eindhoven
  • Maastricht School of Management
  • Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences
  • CEG (affiliated to University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences)

Salary and Career Prospects

Upon graduation, MBA graduates find employment with banks, accountancy and professional services consultancies and in management and business operations roles in technology, engineering, retail and hospitality companies and government departments.

Some of the roles they take up are Business Consultant, Quality Manager, Corporate Development Manager, HR Manger, Sales Manager and Marketing Manager.

Salaries vary based on job role, industry, experience, qualifications, skills and location. As a guide, business and management professionals earn around €65,000 a year (52 lakhs INR).

Why study in the Netherlands?

The Netherlands is fast establishing itself as a popular destination for international students. Its universities are among the most prestigious in the world, with 12 ranking in top 250 in QS World Rankings 2019.

The Netherlands or Holland, as it’s also known, is among the world’s most developed and industrialised countries. It has spawned conglomerates like Shell, ING Group, Unilever and Phillips. In addition to these, several tech, banking and financial services giants like Cisco, Tesla, HSBC and Microsoft operate out of here.

Amsterdam, the capital, is among the world’s biggest and most beautiful cities. Running along its pretty canals are spectacular museums and art galleries, grand hotels, cafes and restaurants, luxury retail stores and entertainment venues.

The country is a popular tourist destination, with millions of tourists drawn to its tulip gardens, historic cities, beautiful palaces and scenic countryside views complete with windmills.

Dutch is the national language, although most people living in big cities can speak fluent English.

International graduates are able to apply for a post-study work permit lasting one year.

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