Nyenrode Business University

4.5 out of 5 (17 ratings / 5 reviews) Breukelen, Netherlands
Nyenrode Business Universiteit, founded in 1946 as a private university, builds on the motto ‘for and by business’. It survived and thrived thanks to the early initiatives of the Dutch multinationals in 1946 - and has done so ever since.

Master's Programmes



Nyenrode Business Universiteit, founded in 1946, is the only private university in the Netherlands.

In 1946, captains of industry from leading Dutch corporations as KLM, Shell, Unilever, Philips and Akzo, took the initiative to start an institute where an action-inclined, internationally focused generation of new business leaders would be educated.


Nyenrode Business Universiteit has created an environment in which ambitious and talented students and bright academics are all dedicated to bridging the gap between academic rigor and daily business knowledge. We do this by being highly selective and by focusing on candidates' motivation and social skills. Nyenrode covers the spectrum from action focused learning through to work-integrated education and to education-integrated work.


Nyenrode aims to be a career partner for life to our alumni. We see our alumni not simply as graduates, but as ‘students in between studies’. Our programs fill our alumni’s needs for knowledge and development by providing the right building blocks at each stage of their career.

Our alumni also form an active part of the Nyenrode community, supporting current students and new graduates ensuring their successful transition to a career or progression in their career or business.

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Student services

Here at Nyenrode Business Universiteit’s hospitality and facilities services department, we want to offer customized solutions for our students, participants, guests and staff. We help create a top-notch environment for education and research. At Nyenrode Hospitality & Services, we are committed to providing a welcoming ambiance and we are dedicated to our guests.

ICT services

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Student Life

Campus life

Our Campus rooms

  • Each of the five buildings has three or four entrances and stairwells. Postma I, II, III and IV, Weijer I, II and III, Kuneman I, II and III, Klaasesz I, II and III and Philips with Roeterink I and II, Otten and Riemsdijk.

Sports facilities

Sports facilities

  • Nyenrode has both indoor and outdoor sports facilities, including a tennis court, a sports field for football and rugby and a running circuit. It also has a covered sports hall with fitness facilities. Students are welcome to use these facilities upon production of a student card.


Nyenrode Business Universiteit is accredited by EQUIS/EFMD.

Our programs are accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatie Organisatie (NVAO), the Commissie Eindtermen Accountantsopleiding (CEA) and the Vereniging van Registercontrollers (VRC).

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.


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