Business Administration, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #179 (WUR) ,
During the Business Administration programme offered by University of Twente, you will learn how to help organizations improve their business and solve complex problems.


You will work on these solutions in a challenging, high-tech environment by combining state-of-the-art theory with practical application. The Business Administration programme at University of Twente offers the following five specialization tracks (with diploma mentioning):

  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Strategy
  • Strategic Marketing & Business Information
  • Human Resource Management
  • Purchasing & Supply Management
  • Financial Management

If you are eager to deepen your knowledge and extend your expertise, we offer double diploma programmes with our partners in Berlin and Lappeenranta (Finland). You can also strengthen your profile by choosing the fourth elective in the field of Change Management.

Our combination of academic rigour and practical relevance, our cross-disciplinary perspective and the business context focus are important characteristics of the Business Administration programme at the UT. In Twente you will get the best of both worlds: highly relevant core knowledge across the broad spectrum of the business world and focused expertise in your chosen profile.


Organizations are keen to find talented people with the know-how to tackle complex global problems and successfully implement and manage new strategies and business processes.

As a graduate of the Master’s in Business Administration, you’ll be a specialist who is fully capable of independently analyzing issues of management and administration in a wide range of organizations. Our graduates are also engaged in devising solutions to challenges in a variety of social and market sectors. They are uniquely able to create and apply new developments, both individually and in a group context, for the benefit of a wide range of organizations. You could embark on a career in consultancy, industry or with an international organization, for instance Google or Deloitte.


The programme holds both NVAO and EPAS accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership & Responsible Organizational Design
  • Business Research
  • Finance & Corporate Governance

      Detailed Programme Facts

      • Programme intensity Full-time
        • Full-time duration 12 months
      • Credits
        60 ECTS
      • Languages
        • English
      • Delivery mode
        On Campus

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      English Language Requirements

      You only need to take one of these language tests:

      • Minimum required score:


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      Academic Requirements

      • You need the following GMAT score:

        Required score: 600

        The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers. Read more about the GMAT.

      • Bachelor's in Business Administration or closely related
      • Copy of diploma
      • Transcript of records
      • CGPA of at least 70-80% of the maximum score, or your country's equivalent
      • Transcript of records
      • GMAT of 600 and no older than 24 months
      • English summary of thesis (BSc or MSc)
      • Sufficient mastery of the English language.
      • Motivational letter, explaining why you and the programme are a great fit (max. 2 pages).
      • Resume (Europass)
      • Names and addresses of referees (2)

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International Applies to you

                      11500 EUR/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 11500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                    • EU/EEA Applies to you

                      2060 EUR/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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                    Living costs for Enschede

                    • 650 - 920 EUR/month
                      Living Costs

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