Programme overview

Programme overview

Incoming MBA exchange students participate in our MBA and our Executive elective courses, which is the final part of their MBA programme. The MBA programme is a post-experience programme, average age of students is 30 years. The Executive MBA programme averages 34 years.

Full Time MBA programme at a glance 

Executive MBA programme at a glance 

The elective courses take place in the fall period, typically from end of August until the beginning of December.

Courses are offered in different disciplines and there are approximately 30 courses to choose from. Course listings are posted on an internal site around May.

Last year’s courses included the following: 
Leadership, Strategic Finance and Value Creation, Consulting Elective, Brand Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Negotiations, Private Equity, Financial Engineering, Innovation Management, Sustainable  Business Strategy and E-Marketing.

For more information about the courses and tentative schedule, please contact the MBA exchange coordinator 

Class format

The classes are a mix of (guest) lectures, case studies,  class discussions, group-based work, papers, and discussion groups. Class size varies between 30 and 40 students. Class participation and attendance affect final grades.

Learning expectation

Language of instruction 

All courses are conducted entirely in English. In general: In The Netherlands nearly everyone speaks English, which makes it a very easy to live and travel in this country.

A full (fall) term is 5 electives. This gives a total of 15 ECTS. Each course has 24 class hours. There is usually an exam at the end of the course, for which 3 hours could be added for an in-class exam.  Students will take electives with the full time MBA; it is also possible to take courses with the Executive MBA. The Executive MBA format is every other weekend (Friday evening and Saturdays)


Individual courses will be assigned a final grade using the ECTS grading scale: 




First top 10%


Exceptional to excellent (high pass)




Following 25%


Outstanding to very good




Following 30%






Following 25%






Lowest 10%


Low Pass (credit)




Students who have not met the course requirements




The assessment of the performance of students varies: in-class or take-home exams,  in-class presentations, group performance and other assignments.