Master of Business Administration (MBA) part-time

  • 2 year
  • English
  • Master
  • Part-time
Start september | Venlo

Are you a graduated economist, engineer, scientist or lawyer? Or have you studied art or social sciences, and would you like to deepen your knowledge to fulfil a management position? Then this part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) is what you’re looking for!

About

Fontys International Business School offers this MBA programme in cooperation with the FOM - Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management (Essen, Germany).

The MBA study at Fontys International Business School arranges a high-quality economic education for finishing or for augmenting your primary degree. Engineers, lawyers, medical professionals, and social scientists acquire management qualifications relevant for their field of work, while business and political economists benefit from an update of their specific knowledge and additional competences in international business.

Why this study in the Netherlands?

  • Integrative, practical approach to thinking and doing
  • Work and study continuously complement each other
  • Build a network with your professional fellow students
  • Learn from each other in an international environment
 

What are you going to learn?

During this MBA course, we ensure that you develop the economic know-how you need for a managerial position. The curriculum and the classroom activities of our MBA programme draw in your theoretical and professional expert knowledge. This allows you to gain an understanding of different companies and fields of work along with the various problems and possible solutions. Each lecturer knows about your professional background and your objectives and supports you accordingly.

  • Learn from different modules, such as Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Business Law.
  • You can choose to specialise in modules such as International Management, Marketing and Sales Management, or Financial Management.
  • Gain general management competencies to meet current and future challenges in business management.
 

Get to know the MBA study programme

Stefan Breuer answers some of the most important and frequent questions that potential students might have.

 

How does the structure of the programme look?

  • The study programme consists of 4 semesters. Semester 1 and 2 will be dedicated to following modules. In semester 3, you’ll choose a specialisation, and you’ll write your thesis in the final semester.
  • Throughout all semesters and modules, the focus is on providing practice-oriented management knowledge and skills.
  • It is possible to work on practical assignments from your company. The direct impact of that acquired knowledge can be part of the examination.

Get to know our campus

Check out our classrooms, outside area, engineering labs, the city of Venlo and much more via our 360° tour.

Ambience photo Fontys
 

Tom:

“The best thing about the master is the diversity. My classes were filled with multinational talents, cultures and professions. They all had different viewpoints on the courses backed by their experiences and beliefs. As a student, you learn twice as much by being open to these elements.”

 

Courses

You’ll follow a number of modules in the first and second semester:

  • Kick-off-module: Crash course in Business Administration
  • Module 1: General Economics
  • Module 2: Marketing & Communication
  • Module 3: Human Resources & Leadership
  • Module 4: Financial Management
  • Module 5: Strategic Corporate Management
  • Module 6: International Business Law
  • Module 7: Value Based Controlling & International Accounting
  • Module 8: Management Decision Making

You’ll choose one of these MBA specialisations in semester 3:

  • International Management
  • Marketing and Sales Management
  • Financial Management
  • Project and Contract Management
  • Process and Change Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Start-Up Entrepreneurship


Each of the specialisation choices consists of two modules:

  • Module: Research Methods
  • Module: International Investment
  • Module: International Strategy and Sales Management
  • Module: International Entrepreneurship
In this semester you’ll work on your thesis. Your master thesis focuses on a research project at a company, where you work on scientific or practical research tasks. You can determine the thesis topic yourself, depending on your area of interest. You’ll be assigned a supervisor who will assist you through the final step of becoming an MBA graduate.

 

 

Requirements

Diploma and language requirements EEA

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

1. The student has been awarded a relevant bachelor degree from a university or university of applied sciences. If you are from abroad and are not sure whether your certificate will be accepted, please contact us for detailed questions.

2. The student has at least two years of professional experience, and is currently employed in a MBA-relevant setting in the Netherlands, Germany or Belgium. Please note that the professional experience has to be post-graduate. Compulsory internships during the bachelor studies can be given credit for. The programme is a part-time one. A current employment will have to proven by suited documents. Non EU citizens who apply will have to be legal alien residents. Please note that it is not possible to apply for visa for a parttime study programme.

3. The student provides evidence of a good proficiency in the English language (e.g. TOEIC 700, TOEFL 550 paper / 213 computer-based / 79 internet-based or IELTS academic 6.0). The programme is delivered in English. Due to accreditation and cooperation regulations, the respective certificates are compulsory for everyone.

Diploma and language requirements NON-EEA

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

1. The student has been awarded a relevant bachelor degree from a university or university of applied sciences. If you are from abroad and are not sure whether your certificate will be accepted, please contact us for detailed questions.

2. The student has at least two years of professional experience, and is currently employed in a MBA-relevant setting in the Netherlands, Germany or Belgium. Please note that the professional experience has to be post-graduate. Compulsory internships during the bachelor studies can be given credit for. The programme is a part-time one. A current employment will have to proven by suited documents. Non EU citizens who apply will have to be legal alien residents. Please note that it is not possible to apply for visa for a parttime study programme.

3. The student provides evidence of a good proficiency in the English language (e.g. TOEIC 700, TOEFL 550 paper / 213 computer-based / 79 internet-based or IELTS academic 6.0). The programme is delivered in English. Due to accreditation and cooperation regulations, the respective certificates are compulsory for everyone.

 
 

Costs

  • Total course-fee: € 12,750 or 2 annual terms of € 6,375 or 4 biannual terms of € 3,187.50 enrolment fee.
  • Examination fees: € 310.

The course fee is invoiced in advance at the beginning of each course, study year or semester, depending on the chosen payment option.

The prices can be subject to changes.

Costs-tax deduction promotion

Costs can be deducted in full from taxes or paid by your employer where appropriate. Please consult the programme coordinator.

  • Invoice: Fontys will send an invoice for the total amount (€ 12,750.00) in advance and this must be paid before the start.
  • Authorisation: payment can be made in installments, either in two annual installments or in four semi-annual installments. Student authorizes Fontys for a direct debit. Every applicant receives a payment agreement at which he or she can indicate his or her choice.

Fontys currently offers several scholarships for Non-Eu / Non-EEA students. You might also be eligible for other scholarships not provided by Fontys. These can be found on Grantfinder.nl

 
 

How to apply

Before you apply, make sure you meet the entry requirements for this programme. Collect all supporting documents required:

  • Evidence of qualifications (Bachelor diploma and transcripts) to show that you meet the entry requirements
  • Evidence of English language ability, if English is not your first language (e.g. TOEIC 700, TOEFL 550/213, IELTS academi 6.0)
  • Copy of your passport/I.D
  • Evidence of your current employment (e.g. statement of your employer or copy of your contract)
  • Curriculum Vitae or résumé, if required
  • Fill out the application form

Application deadline

For the course starting in March, the application deadline is set on 5th February
For the course starting in September, the application deadline is set on 5th August.

Before you apply, make sure you meet the entry requirements for this programme. Collect all supporting documents required:

  • Evidence of qualifications (Bachelor diploma and transcripts) to show that you meet the entry requirements
  • Evidence of English language ability, if English is not your first language (e.g. TOEIC 700, TOEFL 550/213, IELTS academi 6.0)
  • Copy of your passport/I.D
  • Evidence of your current employment (e.g. statement of your employer or copy of your contract)
  • Curriculum Vitae or résumé, if required
  • Fill out the application form

Application deadline

For the course starting in March, the application deadline is set on 5th February For the course starting in September, the application deadline is set on 5th August.

 

 

More about Master of Business Administration

We are very sorry to inform you that due to the Covid-19 restriction in the Netherlands, Fontys unfortunately has had to cancel all 'Meet us on campus' activitiesin November. This Friday evening, the government will announce additional measures for education, events and meetings in large groups. Fontys takes its social responsibility seriously and follows government measures.

Of course, we want to help you as much as possible in making the right study choice. Want to know when the next open days? will be? Click on the button below.

The situation and guidelines resulting from the corona pandemic are constantly changing, also for higher education. One thing we know for sure: in the new academic year we will have to observe the 1.5 metre distance rule in our buildings and on campus for the time being. We are adapting our education accordingly so that a good mix of face to face education on location and online education is created.
We carefully consider which form of education is best suited to each course, each subject and even each component.