Business Administration

Radboud Universiteit

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
In the Business Administration programme at Radboud University, you examine all aspects of conducting business, with a focus on the role that humans and their interactions play in running a company.

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diplomaBSc Bedrijfskunde
typeregulier, 180 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur3 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee
Business Administration at Radboud University offers you a broad range of topics, which include not only management, but also psychology, sociology, communication, economics, and law. For example, you will learn about to the role of social and cultural aspects within organisations. After all, conducting good business is a job involving human interaction. You will look at the interaction between all stakeholders involved, such as managers, employees, shareholders and clients; a framework that is even more complex and interesting within international interactions.
Apart from looking at the stockholders within an organisation, like managers and employees, you will look at the interaction between other stakeholders involved, such as shareholders and clients; a framework that is even more complex and interesting within international interactions.
Deze opleiding heeft meerdere vormen :
International Business Administration - Radboud University Nijmegen
International Business Administration - Radboud University Nijmegen

Waarom aan de Radboud Universiteit?

We think it is important to educate graduates who have a broad overview of the organisation and its environment, and who are well aware of the influences of social processes within and outside the company. We teach Business Administration from different social-scientific disciplines and always consider culture in order to contribute to a broad mindset.
In contrast to more general Business Administration programmes, we also focus on the social-economic aspects of running a business and catering to a particular market. You will study how different parties in markets influence the performance of the organisation and how this can be adjusted to meet the organisation's best interests. Students will also learn about research methodology, and will frequently interact with organisations to develop their hands-on experience.

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1e jaar The first year of your studies will be an introduction to the programme, in which you will explore the content of the field of business administration. You will learn how the scientific field is related to the real world and you will get acquainted with research methods. At the end, you will conduct your own research project with fellow students, in which you combine the theoretical knowledge of the first year with practical insights.
Introduction to Business Administration
6 EC
Methods of Research and Intervention
6 EC
Academic Skills
6 EC
Organisation Theory
6 EC
6 EC
International Business Ethics
6 EC
Introduction to Economics and Business
6 EC
Project Responsible Organising 1: Entrepreneurship and Sustainability
6 EC
Cross-cultural Management and Communication
6 EC
6 EC
2e jaar After the first year of the programme, you can choose from four tracks to continue your studies in the second and third year. These tracks are Business Administration, Business Economics, International Business Administration, and Bedrijfskunde (in Dutch).
Courses that are part of all tracks' second-year curricula include Strategic Human Resource Management, Corporate Finance, Strategy and Marketing. For more information, please visit
Corporate Finance
6 EC
Strategic Human Resource Management
6 EC
Qualitative Research Methods
6 EC
Elective 1
6 EC
Operational Management & Logistics
6 EC
6 EC
Quantitative Research Methods
6 EC
Business Analysis for Responsible Organisations
6 EC
Organisation and Environment
6 EC
6 EC
3e jaar In your semester in Nijmegen, you will take courses like Organisation and Environment or Systems Theory, depending on your track. You will complete your studies with a bachelor thesis. For details, please visit
System Theory
6 EC
Intervention Methodology
6 EC
Project Systeem en Omgeving
6 EC
Knowledge in Organisations
6 EC
Organisational Design
6 EC
Elective 2
6 EC
Elective 3
6 EC
Elective 4
6 EC
Bachelorthesis Business Administration
12 EC


track Business Administration

Students are provided with all the necessary tools and knowledge to run a company successfully, and are trained in a broad range of aspects of Business Administration.

The track Business Administration provides you with all the necessary tool and knowledge to run a company successfully. You will be trained in all aspects of Business Administration, such as strategy, marketing, organisational structures, human resource management, accounting and corporate finance. You will study change in organisations and combine the theoretical foundations with researching real-life case studies.

track Business Economics

Students study the effects of accounting and control on human behaviour, and will be able to guide managers in making the right decisions when it comes to investing and acquiring money.

After having completed the track Business Economics, you will be able to guide managers in making the right decisions when it comes to investing and acquiring money. You will study the effects of accounting and control on human behaviour. In addition to studying topics in Business Administration, you will also study financial management.
After completing this track, it will be possible to enroll in seven specialisations of the Master's programme in Business Administration as well as in the specialisation Accounting and Control of the Master's programme in Economics.
Although a track with the same name is being offered in the Bachelor's programme in Economics, some of the courses of that track do differ.

track International Business Administration

All aspects of Business Administration are dealt with, with a focus on international business and management: you learn how doing business differs globally, and how to cope with cultural differences.

The track International Business Administration provides you with knowledge pertaining to all aspects of Business Administration, with a focus on international business and management. You will learn how doing business differs across the world and in which ways the management of organisations has to take cultural differences into account when managing offices abroad and coping with international subsidiaries.
You will be allowed to study this track if you meet the referral criteria: students must have studied the first year of Business Administration and obtained a positive Binding Study Advice, and must have obtained a combined average grade of at least 7 out of 10 for the courses 'Introduction to Business Administration', 'Academic Skills' and 'Project: Learning Organisation'.

track Bedrijfskunde

Students who wish to continue their studies in Dutch can do so by choosing the track Bedrijfskunde. The content of this track will be similar to that of the Business Administration track.

For students who wish to continue their studies in Dutch, it is possible to choose the track Bedrijfskunde. The content of this track will be similar to the content of the track Business Administration, but the difference is that some of the courses of the track Bedrijfskunde are offered in Dutch. All aspects of running a company will be included, but with a focus on the Dutch market.


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet50% zelfstudie
30% theorie
20% praktijk
case study, literature study, oral presentation, internship, computer exercise, research, research project, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, design project, working group, group assignment, portfolio, workshop, group discussion, poster presentation, self evaluation, individual assignment, practicum, self study, integration module, project, seminar
exchange programs
  • Erasmus Exchange - Europa
  • ISEP (International Student Exchange Program) - USA
bindend studieadvies
  • minimaal 42 EC in de eerste 12 maanden

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

Students with Dutch previous education can apply through Studielink, after which the Central Student Administration will handle the application. Please make sure to select the study programme 'Business Administration (English)' in Studielink.
Details regarding the application and enrolment procedure for students with non-Dutch previous education can be found at
Please apply before 1 May to benefit from the 'Matching' activities (Studiekeuzecheck).
toelaatbare profielen
vwo C&Mwiskunde A of wiskunde B;If you have not completed VWO with Mathematics A or B, you are conditionally admissible and need to do a CCVX test or Boswell-Bèta test in VWO Mathematics A or B.
vwo E&Mtoelaatbaar
vwo N&Gtoelaatbaar
vwo N&Ttoelaatbaar
MBO niveau 4toelaatbaar
WO propedeusetoelaatbaar
hbo-pA propaedeutics diploma from a university of applied sciences (HBO-p): allowed if you have completed VWO Mathematics A or B with a satisfactory mark. An English language certificate is not required when the first year at the university of applied sciences has been completely in English.
If you have not completed VWO with Mathematics A or B, you can take a CCVX test or Boswell-Bèta test in VWO Mathematics A or B.
inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
315kamerhuur in Nijmegenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1183totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


1201 studenten volgen deze opleiding
41% daarvan is vrouw
338 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
40% daarvan is vrouw
20442 studenten aan de Radboud Universiteit
57% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData


Synergy is de studievereniging voor studenten bedrijfskunde. Synergy telt ongeveer 2000 leden en is daarmee de grootste studieverenigingen in Nijmegen. Synergy heeft de volgende doelen:
  • Het overbruggen van de kloof tussen theorie en praktijk;
  • Belangenbehartiging van studenten bedrijfskunde;
  • Studenten onderling met elkaar in contact brengen.

Op kamers in Nijmegen

41385studenten studerend
18288studenten woonachtig   
€ 315gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête


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1/6 Radboud Universiteit
Business Administration
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3.9/5 studenttevredenheid
338 eerstejaars
39% vrouw
12-18 uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/6 Radboud Universiteit
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3.9/5 studenttevredenheid
338 eerstejaars
39% vrouw
12-18 uur contacttijd/week
60% Nederlandstalig
40% Engelstalig
3/6 Erasmus
Double Degree in Recht & Bedrijfskunde
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4.0/5 studenttevredenheid
713 eerstejaars
31% vrouw
6-12 uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
4/6 Erasmus
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4.0/5 studenttevredenheid
713 eerstejaars
31% vrouw
6-12 uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
5/6 Rijksuniversiteit
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4.0/5 studenttevredenheid
327 eerstejaars
36% vrouw
12-18 uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
50% Engelstalig
6/6 Amsterdam VU
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3.9/5 studenttevredenheid
163 eerstejaars
31% vrouw
12-18 uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2017
algemeen oordeel3.94.0
De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Business Administration aan de Radboud Universiteit is beoordeeld door 305 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.
bron: Radboud Universiteit
student tevredenheid 3.9 4.0
aantal eerstejaars 504 460
ervaren contacttijd per week 12-18 12-18
doorstroom naar tweede jaar 78% 74%
diploma binnen 4 jaar 46% 79%
werk op niveau in 1,5 jaar

Studie in cijfers

In deze tabel staan resultaten van deze studie in cijfers uitgedrukt. Hiermee kan je vergelijken hoe deze opleiding het doet in vergelijking met dezelfde opleiding bij andere onderwijsinstellingen.

Na de studie

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Graduates of this programme often find employment all over the world, in fields varying from financial institutions and the business world to non-profit organizations and governments.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Graduates are well-qualified for filling managerial positions in the international business world, at consultancies, and in government. Many graduates combine consultancy and research tasks into one career. One graduate becomes an entrepreneur, whereas another may opt for a career as policy adviser, manager, or business consultant.
current job market
bron: arbeidsmonitor
€ 2574gemiddeld bruto maandloon
76%kans op een vaste baan
6%kans op een voltijd baan
48%kans op een baan op niveau
47%spreekt van "goede aansluiting arbeidsmarkt"
73%is tevreden over de studiekeuze

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