Nyenrode Business University

Nyenrode Business University

4.5 out of 5 (17 ratings / 5 reviews) Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nyenrode is the only private university in the Netherlands, founded in 1946 by business and for business and has traditionally been internationally oriented. Nyenrode offers a unique combination of academic business knowledge, practical relevance, and personal development to transform young talents into business leaders. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Nyenrode pursues far beyond academics. During the Personal Leadership & Career Development journey, you will have the opportunity of personal development.
  • Nyenrode has more than 30 nationalities living, studying, and working at the university originating from a wide range of industries, functions, and backgrounds.
  • Nyenrode has a dedicated alumni network of approximately 30K Nyenrodians working across the globe opening doors to students in their business network.

Master's Programmes



At Nyenrode Business University, we have been educating enterprising bridge builders for over 70 years.

  • People who dare to grow.
  • People who understand that theory and practice go hand in hand.
  • People who connect.


We offer intensive academic courses as well as short en longer-running programs in the fields of business, management, accountancy, controlling and fiscal law. These are also the fields we conduct academic research in.


Nyenrode Business  University is an academic educational institution first and foremost. One of the methods by which we support our education and safeguard the university’s academic status is through scientific research.

The Nyenrode faculty focuses on research with real life impact and education which impacts our students. This is also reflected in Nyenrode’s purpose: ‘serving society by shaping responsible leaders’.  To ‘shape responsible leaders’, we believe in training students and participants in academic thinking, and to ‘serve society’ our research should have a measurable impact on society.


Our mission is to help students and alumni realize career objectives by laying down a solid foundation for their career management and personal branding skills by providing contact with the corporate world. 

The essence of the CPD experience at Nyenrode will help students and alumni discover who they are, what they are good at, and what they want to achieve. 

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Student services

Hospitality and dedication are the core values of Nyenrode's Facility & Services department. We offer a wide range of services for our students, participants, visitors and staff, facilitating a stimulating environment for education and research.

Housing services

  • Breukelen Campus

Breukelen campus has five buildings for student housing. To ensure everyone feels at home on campus, we offer various facilities to make students study, socialize, and relax in comfort. The facilities include living rooms, a student restaurant(Mensa), cubicles for group projects, a laundromat, and various sports accommodations.

  • Amsterdam Campus

Nyenrode offers accommodation at Diemen Zuid, OurDomain, a new housing complex only 15 minutes by subway from Amsterdam city center. The housing has a lively student community and several facilities such as a supermarket (open seven days a week), restaurants, cafés, a fitness center, a launderette, and study rooms.

Library services

Nyenrode has two libraries in the two campus locations, Amsterdam and Breukelen, including multiple cubicle study rooms and group workrooms.

The (online) collection of the Nyenrode Library includes resources about business, management, marketing, accountancy, and controlling. Our collection is accessible to students, staff, and external members at all times and everywhere. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • Nyenrode Amsterdam is located at the historical building ‘De Vijf Keizers’ in the heart of the city alongside one of the main canals (Keizersgracht). This location offers an international focus and stimulates students and businesses to connect. Studying in Amsterdam means enjoying the flexibility to the fullest.
  • Nyenrode Breukelen is situated on a historical estate with a thirteenth-century castle at its heart. The location is only 30 minutes from Amsterdam. The campus allows you to fully focus on your student life while becoming an active member of a student association. By living and studying on campus, you will create a network of friends for life.

Sports facilities

Nyenrode has two tennis courts, a rugby and soccer pitch, a sports hall and fitness facilities (accessible with your student card), as well as scenic hiking and jogging tracks through the estate's woodlands. 

You can join any number of free activities on offer, such as the fitness bootcamp or spinning and boxing classes.

Student clubs

  • The Jongste Compagnie van Verre – or Youngest Company from Afar – (JCV) is Nyenrode Business Universiteit Amsterdam student association. The JCV was established in 2011. Committees within the association organize a variety of activities, some of them aimed at informing JCV members, some aiming to challenge and others focusing on physical activity.
  • De Nieuwe Compagnie van Verre (NCV), founded in 1947, is both a study as well as a student association with members from the BScBA and MSc program. The NCV provides its participants with the possibility to evolve themselves by participating in one or more of the 48 committees including board, event, business, and sports committees. 


In terms of accreditations, Nyenrode currently holds the AMBA and EQUIS accreditations, in addition to national NVAO accreditations for programs. The Dutch BSc. And MSc. Degrees in Accounting hold the CEA accreditation, the Executive Master of Finance and Control is holding the VRC accreditation. 

To contribute to its competitiveness and position as a leading institution, Nyenrode aims to become Triple Crown Accredited by 2025. By obtaining the AACSB accreditation it will join a small group of 110 universities worldwide. 

Together with its efforts to rise in the FT rankings, it will strengthen its position as one of the top 1% of global business schools. 

Student Reviews

Classmates became friends, and friends became family.
Provided by U-Multirank rated 5 out of 5 stars

The Executive MBA (EMBA) program is much more than I expected. I expected a two-year program where I would just gain a lot of new insights into the current market. But I found a group of people that became very close in a short period of time. Classmates who became friends; friends who became family. For example, the personal leadership development journey is a unique...

Executive MBA at Nyenrode (EMBA)
Provided by U-Multirank rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nyenrode has a good design of the EMBA program by having the lectures in ten (10) week modules. This means that approximately once per 2 months the student spends a week on campus and can focus completely on the topics taught that week. In addition this set up promotes the interaction between students, which is beneficial to their education. Further the program has an...

Provided by U-Multirank rated 5 out of 5 stars

There still are 9 months left for my graduation, until now I am satisfied with this program. However, this problem is more intensive than I thought before, so be prepared to start this exciting journey.

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

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