What are the top MBA programs in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Leiden, Delft, the Hague, Utrecht and other major university towns in Holland?
The Netherlands is home to many well known MBA programs and universities and attracts MBA and business studies students from around the world.
Popular study locations are Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, and Leiden . There are also some smaller towns that are home to some private business schools, very much catering to international students.
Well known Dutch Business Schools include Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Maastricht University School of Business & Economics, Amsterdam Business School (ABS) , and Nyenrode Business University.
MBA programs are offered as full-time, part-time, executive, modular or distance learning programs.
Full-time MBA programs are usually run as one year or two year programs. Part-time MBA program are mainly offered over 2 or 3 years. Distance learning, modular and online programs are also offered over a 2 or 3 year period.
In recent years distance learning or online MBA programs have become very popular, although they do lack the important international networking aspect that on campus MBA programs provide.
What is the best MBA program in the Netherlands? Most reputable and well known MBA programs have not changed much in the major international MBA rankings tables. Are rankings tables really important for choosing an MBA program? Many HR managers may not even look at any MBA rankings tables. However recruiters may not hire a graduate from a not well known business school or university.
Today it is also very important to understand technology and graduates with a proven track record of knowledge and tools to work with the latest software or may be able to understand the latest technology trends may have a big advantage. Several business schools offer courses in a variety of digital subjects.
Google, Apple and Amazon have become some of the largest recruiters of MBA’s in recent years. Many engineering and technology graduates have added an MBA to their CV.
Funding an MBA can be challenging for some applicants. MBA students in the Netherland can apply for a range of MBA scholarships, fellowships grants, bursaries from business schools, universities, trusts, private companies and in particular multinational corporations and from governments. Financial aid is often only available to students studying at a particular graduate school or from a particular country. There are also selected scholarships for women, as well for engineers. The MBA bursary amounts vary and can range from covering part or the whole of the tuition fees to part or the whole of living costs, as well as travel costs for international students.