Master of Science in Business & Management

  • 1 year
  • English
  • Master
  • Full-time
Venlo

Are you a recent graduate, do you have little or no work experience, and is your ultimate dream to have a management career at a strategic level? Do you have an international interest and are you looking for a 1-year study Masters programme? Then the Master of Science in Business and Management (MBM) is what you’re looking for!

About

You’ll follow the Master of Science in Business and Management programme at 2 different universities in 2 countries: Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Venlo, the Netherlands and Plymouth University in Plymouth, United Kingdom. In addition, you’ll gain extra international experience by writing your master’s thesis at a company and a country of your choice.

Why this study in the Netherlands?

  • As an MBM graduate, you have the skills to work any leading company around the globe
  • The Master of Science in Business and Management degree is accredited by the Quality Government Assurance Agency in the United Kingdom
  • The programme has a broad scope, but you can also choose to specialise in e.g. Finance or Marketing
  • The programme offers a diverse student population
 

What are you going to learn?

The aim of the programme is to train you to become an international manager at a strategic level. You will achieve your goal by learning and especially applying terminology, techniques, and skills you need as a successful manager.

  • Benefit from essential knowledge of business and management
  • Learn all about leadership and managing people
  • Learn and grow in an international setting (in the Netherlands and UK) with a diverse student population
  • Discover different approaches: hands-on applied science in the Netherlands and scientific research in the United Kingdom
 

Patrick Szillat, Study programme manager MBM

Study programme manager Patrick Szillat answers some of the most important and frequent questions that potential students might have.

 

How does your week look?

  • You’ll have classes 3 days a week. The other 2 days are dedicated to research and self-study.
  • For 10 weeks you’ll have classes for 15 hours a week (from mid-September to December).
  • You’ll follow the course at 3 locations: in the Netherlands, in the UK, and at a company of your choice for your master’s thesis.

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
 

Tolga:

“Experiencing an Unique, Unexpected, International adventure.”

 

Courses

The MBM is divided into 3 terms: term 1 is offered in Venlo (Netherlands), term 2 in Plymouth (UK), and term 3 is dedicated to your master’s thesis and can be completed anywhere.

During the first semester, you’ll attend lectures and tutorials for core modules that provide you with foundational knowledge in business and management. The core modules that you’ll follow are Leading, Managing, Developing People and Finance, and Marketing, Strategy and International Business.

The second semester starts with an intensive introduction to your master’s thesis and associated research method training. In addition, you’ll follow core modules such as Business Research Methods, and Operations and Project Management.
During the third semester, you’ll work independently on your dissertation (master'’ thesis). You’ll receive guidance from a member of the scientific team that will be appointed as your supervisor.

 

 

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Science in Business and Management can work for multinationals as well as SMEs. Students with a financial background are often found at ‘The Big Four’, while marketing graduates usually work at FMCG, tech, and automotive companies. Some pursue PhD studies and research in the Netherlands, Germany, or elsewhere in Europe.

 

 

Requirements

Diploma and language requirements

A bachelor degree obtained in the Netherlands, a UK degree or equivalent qualification. For non UK and non Fontys students the following is required:

  • IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element).
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 (with mimimum scores of listening 17, reading 18, speaking 20, writing 18).

Entering the UK as an EU/EEA citizen

EU citizens can enter the UK as a visitor at the moment with an ID card, but from the 1st October 2021 this will no longer be permitted (apart from some exemptions explained in the link below). Also it is recommended to take out an extra travel insurance, as the European Health Card will not be sufficient either. We advise our students to take the InsureToStudy insurance.

Keep yourself informed about the latest UK immigration rules via the following link: Visiting the UK as an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen.

Insurance

By law everyone in the Netherlands must be insured for medical expenses. The type of health insurance cover that you will require will depend on your personal situation. It is very important to ensure you are properly insured during your stay at Fontys.

Diploma and language requirements

A bachelor degree obtained in the Netherlands, a UK degree or equivalent qualification. For non UK and non Fontys students the following is required:

  • IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element).
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 (with mimimum scores of listening 17, reading 18, speaking 20, writing 18).

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.

Note: 
Students from Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cameroon and Nigeria 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.
If students from Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cameroon or Nigeria 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.

Insurance

If you require an entry visa and/or residence permit, insurance will form a compulsory part of the immigration procedure, which Fontys will arrange on your behalf. The visa process will provide you with further information.

 
 

Costs

EU/EEA students Non- 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) £5,867 £9,867
Tuition fees are paid in two instalments. The first is charged in August (1st trimester in Venlo) and the second is charged in January (2nd trimester and summer period in Plymouth).

The average living expenses per month for a foreign student living and studying in Venlo are between €700 - €900 per month and for Plymouth between £ 900 - £ 1.100 per month. These living expenses cover rent, insurance, food, public transportation, books, clothing and other general costs. 

Costs within the first months upon arrival will be higher than all other months due to a housing deposit, intro week and books. Study books are usually bought at the start of the semester and therefore it is wise to reserve and have direct access to an amount at the start of the semester which can cover the price of all study books and the living expenses for the first two months. 

Fontys offers assistance in securing suitable student accommodation in Venlo. You can apply for accommodation when applying for the master programme. Finding accommodation in Venlo for only 4 months is not always easy. Therefore, it is important to meet the prescribed deadline for accommodation, which will be given after admission. You can find more information on the application procedure for a housing request through Fontys Venlo on our website.

In Plymouth, students look for accommodation on their own. Most students find accommodation by searching online or by asking MBM alumni. In general, it is not difficult to find good accommodation in Plymouth within two weeks.

 
 

How to apply

Applications for the MSc in Business and Management can now be made. The application process may differ for EU and Non-EU students, please read below what applies for you.

Application deadlines EU

September intake
Deadline 5 July

Collect all the supporting documents required

  • Evidence of qualifications (certificates and/or transcripts) to show that you meet the entry requirements
  • Evidence of English language ability
  • Two references
  • Copy of your Passport / I.D.
  • Fill out the application form

Apply now

After you have collected the supporting documents you are ready to apply. Please apply as eary as possible as our programme is popular.

Application deadlines Non-EU

September intake
Deadline 15 June

Collect all the supporting documents required

  • Evidence of qualifications (certificates and/or transcripts) to show that you meet the entry requirements
  • Evidence of English language ability
  • Two references
  • Copy of your Passport / I.D.
  • Fill out the application form

Apply now

After you have collected the supporting documents you are ready to apply. Please apply as eary as possible as our programme is popular.

 

 

More about Master of Science in Business and Management

Experience what it's like to study at Fontys. Meet our students and lecturers at our Virtual open days (online) or 'Meet us on Campus' in the Netherlands.

In case there are no events planned, please keep an eye on this programme website for upcoming events.

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.

Do you have a specific question about this programme? We are happy to help you!
 

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