Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Are you a business professional looking to increase your executive competences? Do you want to become a leader for the current and future challenges in business or start your own company? Would you like to learn from and study with professionals from all over the world in an international atmosphere? Then the Master of Business Administration is the right programme for you! This programme prepares you to work in a real international context, towards new economic realities and demands.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an 18 month, full-time programme in which you learn to integrate the main business processes of organisations into effective and efficient corporate strategy. In addition, you learn to deal with the diverse and sometimes diverging interests of various stakeholders involved in international business. The programme focuses on (strategic) leadership and management in an (inter)national business context, under new economic realities.
The MBA requires a minimum of three years of relevant work experience and prepares graduates for senior and general management positions. Work experience is required for this programme as this greatly contributes to the content of the study. During the master, you learn to find ways to add value to your work experience. Moreover, the different work backgrounds of your classmates add value to the classes and make for a unique environment through which you can expand your horizon.
Our overall educational concept is characterized by small group sizes and intensive contact between students and staff. Next to lectures and workshops, you work both individually and in teams on practice-based and experience-based projects and case studies. Within our Living Labs, you interact with the world of professional practice through guest lectures by entrepreneurs, senior business executives and knowledge experts, seminars, real-life consultancy projects and company visits. Our teaching staff is selected to ensure an interesting mixture of business experience and expertise in applied research. Throughout the programme, the integration of different knowledge areas is strongly emphasized.
Our alumni success
A comprehensive LinkedIn research published in November 2017 showed that our graduates are employed in a wide variety of companies and business-related professions worldwide, including those following entrepreneurial and start-up career paths. Over 800 unique LinkedIn profiles were assessed, representing IBS alumni currently located in over 60 different countries. Popular areas of activity were management, finance & accounting, project management, sales, and marketing.