Master of Science in Business & Management

  • Master of Science in Business & Management
  • Admission requirements
  • Tuition fees
  • How to apply
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This programme is designed for new or recent graduates from any discipline with little or no work experience who wish to gain a business and management qualification in order to pursue a career in management on strategic level.

The Master of Science in Business and Management is a 12 month course in the Netherlands and the U.K. The course programme provides students the opportunity of both studying at Fontys International Campus in Venlo and at the University of Plymouth, England.

The programme will enable you to develop knowledge and understanding in the disciplines and functional areas of business and management. The core part of the programme will provide you with a comprehensive grounding in the principles that apply to the management of organisations, covering the main functional areas of a business and management theories and practices at a strategic level.

Course outlines

The programme is very flexible and you can shape nearly half of the programme to meet your career aspirations. This is by choosing an elective and a project.

1st semester at Fontys 2nd semester in Plymouth Summer period (anywhere)
Leadership and Management EssentialsKnowledge Management and Decision MakingMaster Thesis
Marketing and StrategyOperations and Project ManagementBusiness research methods leading to a practical project.
International Business Context and FinanceOne elective out of a range of 12. Specialising within MBM possible if elective plus thesis are in same area.

If the elective plus the project are taken from a particular subject area (subject to availability), the degree awarded will be a specialist MBM.

  • MSc Business and Management (Finance) or
  • MSc Business and Management (Marketing) or
  • MSc Business and Management (International Business) or
  • MSc Business and Management (Operations and Global Supply Chains) or

    12 Electives are offered which cover above mentioned specialisms (Finance, Marketing etc.)

    For more details regarding the modules please have a look here.

    A bachelor degree obtained in the Netherlands, a UK degree or equivalent qualification. Alternatively, qualifications and experience that demonstrate you can meet the challenges of the programme. For non UK and non Fontys students, an IELTS score of at least 6.5 is required. For more information about the IELTS test, visit

    Entry Visa / Authorisation for Temporary Stay (‘MVV’)

    All non-EU/EEA students entering the Netherlands will require an Entry Visa (‘MVV’), except nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, the USA and Vatican City State. This Entry Visa is a sticker that is placed in your passport and is issued by the Dutch embassy or consulate in your country of origin.

    Residence Permit (‘VVR’)

    All those who enter the Netherlands with or without an Entry Visa (‘MVV’) and who wish to stay for a period of longer than three months, are obliged to apply for a ‘Verblijfsvergunning regulier’, or ‘VVR’ (a Residence Permit). The Immigration Officer will send the application to the Dutch Immigration & Naturalisation Service (‘IND’) on your behalf. Your Residence Permit will be ready soon after your arrival in the Netherlands.

    Students from Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan have to be aware they have to transfer the full refundable amount of the living expenses (10.500 euro for the first year ) to the bank account of Fontys. Proof by financial documents you have access to this amount will not be accepted. Please note that the visa process for students with a nationality from Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan takes 3 months. Fontys therefore counts an application process of 5 months for these students. Consequently, the application deadlines for these students differ from the regular deadline: 
    Application deadline for students with a Bangladeshi, Nepalese or Pakistani nationality:

    • September intake – 31st of March

    If students from Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan want Fontys to arrange accommodation, the rent (4 months + deposit) will be withheld from the living expenses and directly transferred to the landlord. In this case no other housing payments have to be made before the start of your study. Alternatively students can take care of accommodation themselves.

    The total fees for the academic year 2017-2018 are:

    EU/EEA studentsNon- EU/ EEA students
    First instalment charged in August (1st semester in Venlo)€4,000€5,100
    Second instalment charged in January (2nd semester and Summer period in Plymouth)£5,167£8,833

    Applications for the MSc in Business and Management can be made through the form below.
    Before you apply, make sure you meet the entry requirements for this programme. Collect all the supporting documents required:

    • Application form (download here)
    • Proof of sponsorship, if applicable
    • Evidence of qualifications (certificates and/or transcripts) to show that you meet the entry requirements
    • Evidence of English language ability
    • Two references

    Application deadline

    The application deadline is every year set on 15th of June for Non-EU students and 5th of July for EU students who wish to start in September.
    Please apply as early as possible as our programme is popular.

    Application form

    After the application

    For more information contact the course administrator:

    Fontys International Business School
    Att.: Mrs. K. Rheiter, Administrator MBM and MBA
    Tegelseweg 255
    5912 BG Venlo
    Tel.: 0031 8850 82101

    You will receive a decision on your application within four weeks after submitting it. You may be asked to provide additional information or you will be sent a decision by letter or email.

    We aim to make the application procedure as simple and efficient as possible. The administrator is on hand to offer help and can put you in touch with the programme coordinator if you wish to discuss the programme in detail.

    Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Students Team:

    • Open day Master of Science in Business and Management Venlo

    • Open evening Master of Science in Business and Management Venlo

    Fontys International Business School

    Visiting address

    Tegelseweg 255
    5912 BG
    Venlo, The Netherlands

    Post address

    Postbus 141
    5900 AC
    Venlo, The Netherlands

    Telephone: +31 (0) 8850 76022

    Programme coordinator

    More content-orientated information is available by contacting the programme coordinator, Patrick Szillat.

    Patrick Szillat

    Telephone: +31 (0)8850 84205
    E-mail: &

    Open day - 28 January

    This event provides much information about choosing the right programme

    Course type
    Study variant
    Start moment(s)
    12 months
    Master of Science

    Tegelseweg 255, Venlo

    Locatiekaart op adres: Tegelseweg 255, Venlo