Master of Business Administration MBA (in cooperation with University of Greenwich)

TypeMaster opleidingen
Opleidingsduur2 years

Attention: this Master programme starts in September 2018.

The part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised British Master’s degree programme in Business Administration and Management. It prepares managers for organisation-wide leadership and decision-making. This Master is an overall joined programme with the Master of Arts in Management programme. Saxion University offers this MBA programme in co-operation with the University of Greenwich.

Academic learning is complemented by experiential and practical learning using case studies, business simulations, and culminating in a real-world consultancy engagement. Within the programme students complete an independent business research project.

The part-time programme is primarily aimed at individuals who are working full-time and need to balance study with work and home commitments. It employs blended learning, a flexible learning model which uses a mixture of different methods of study. The study load is approximately 16 to 20 hours a week. 


The part-time Master of Business Administration programme offers graduates an opportunity to prepare themselves for a role as senior manager, while achieving immediate improvement in managerial performance. This programme leads to progression in all areas of management. 

  • This programme will boost your professional development.
  • This programme teaches you to observe and analyse complex situations and enable you to make strategic decisions.
  • The university provides executive coaching to help MBA students understand their value in the market and to develop plans to optimise their potential.


This program has shown me that I am able to stand more than I could previously imagine and achieve better results than I can expect. Don’t be afraid to extend the limits of your capacity!

MBA student PetroThe M(B)A at Saxion University was a specific combination of an imaginative class work with a persistent laborious self-instruction. The program definitely took me out of the comfort zone and forced me to make all my efforts to achieve a success. As a result, the M(B)A helped me to deeper understand my own personality, interests, and future aspirations; fill the gaps in my theoretical knowledge; gain a great deal of confidence, and make some amazing friends.

The program taught me how to communicate and work in one team with people from different countries, cultures and religions, respect the values and habits of the others remaining the carrier of the unique culture of my own nation. I have learned how to think and analyse data critically, how to manage my time effectively meeting tough deadlines. The business research course provided me with the invaluable tools, methods and skills for an effective data sourcing, analysis, and presentation in any field of my future career. The Saxion M(B)A helped me to develop my leadership skills and grow as an individual. After the program, I better know what are my talents and selling points in the competitive labour market. We had really unforgettable time together with my new friends not only during the classes but also at leisure by cooking, travelling and sharing our life experience. I deeply appreciate the on-going support and encouragement of our lecturers and course coordinators helping me to stand and successfully complete this challenging program.

It was the hard journey because both the expectations and the price of the mistakes were high while the final rewards were even greater. My suggestion for future M(B)A candidates is to get aware beforehand of why you are going for the M(B)A, what you expect and how you intend to apply your future new status. If you are clear about it, make extra efforts and achieve the excellent result you will be proud of for the rest of your life!

Class of 2015–2016

  • A Higher Education Bachelor’s degree in a related business field plus.
  • An equivalent of 12 months fulltime and relevant working experience.
  • Minimum of TOEFL 550, IELTS 6 or similar English Language qualification for international applicants (not applicable to Dutch students).

You can find information on general entry requirements here.

The Master of Business Administration programme offers graduates an opportunity to prepare for their roles as potential senior managers, while achieving immediate improvement in managerial performance. It can lead to progression in all areas of management.

During this Master of Business Administration programme, you will obtain a better understanding of the interrelationship of the functional areas of management (general management, financial management, human resource management, communication management), that will make you look at business issues from a holistic corporate perspective. In addition, you will be able to develop and implement a successful strategy for  the organisation. This programme enables you to get a more profound knowledge of functional areas of management, as well as improving your personal performance. For example the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, using a broad range of media.

This programme consists of 10 modules and a dissertation

Academic and professional development:
• Foundations of Scholarship and Business Research Skills (15 UK credits)
• Leadership, Personal Development and Career Management (15 UK credits)

Strategic Adaptation:
• Managing the Value Chain (20 UK credits)
• Business Analysis (10 UK credits)

Strategic resource management:
• Human Resource Management and Information Management (15 UK credits)
• Financial Management (15 UK credits)

Strategic organisational challenge and change:
• Strategy and Transformation (20 UK credits)
• Business Context and International Business Environment (10 UK credits)

Integrative Strategy Workshops and Simulations (15 UK credits)

Creative problem solving and Consultancy programme (15 UK credits)

Independent Business Research Project (dissertation, 30 UK credits)

Practical information

The part-time MBA programme runs for 24 months. During the first 18 months you will have meetings at Saxion approximately twice a month on Tuesday evenings from 18:15 to 21:30. Additionally, you will receive online support through Blackboard, the electronic learning environment used at Saxion. During the final six months of the programme you will focus on your independent business project, resulting in a dissertation at the end of the second year of enrolment. If you pass all modules and the dissertation, the Greenwich exam board will confirm graduation in November.

The tuition fee for the academic year 2017-2018 for this part-time Master of Business Administration is € 11.000,-, not including € 150,- for the 'Academic English Writing Course'. After this year you pay € 2.500,-.

Dutch students can pay in installments.

Want to know more?

Master Office
Tel: +31 88 - 019 3723 /
+31 6 - 4559 4396
(work days 08.30 - 16.30)

or send a mail to Marja Krisman

Full-time degree programme Master of Business Administration