MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Master degree
18 months
Application deadlines: International students who do not live in the European Union (EU) must apply 6-8 weeks before the entry date of choice.
Intakes: 26 August, 14 October, 2 December, 10 February, 30 March, 18 May
International tuition: €18,300
Domestic tuition: €18,300

Program overview

Management subjects address key issues of strategy, marketing, operations, human resources, accounting and financial planning, studied in parallel with deeper international corporate finance and investment modules. Options include consultancy and multi-unit management. Students acquire research skills, which they can apply to academic or industrial projects.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus


A Bachelor degree or equivalent recognised qualification; ​Applicants are requested to provide an academic reference from their previous education institute; It is not necessary to have obtained a Bachelor degree from the domain of Business Administration, however in their degree students must have completed an academic piece of work (final project or dissertation) that shows a degree of academic writing and research experience. 3 years professional experience; Applicants are requested to provide a reference from a company or organisation where they have worked; English Language Requirements IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL Equivalent. Click here for an overview of the equivalent scores. The TOEFL Code of Wittenborg is 4889. With its work experience requirement, the admission requirements reflect the national requirements in the Netherlands for entry into a professional Master such as the Wittenborg MBA. The English language proficiency level requirement is ½ a point higher than the minimum national requirements in the Netherlands. Selection procedure There is no specific selection procedure for students wishing to enter the MBA, however non-EU (visa) students are “screened” according to their background, in order for the institute to be able to guarantee their immigration status. The screening comprises of an interview, collection and correlation of all IND required documents, including proof of sufficient funds, taking into account any scholarships provided by Wittenborg (Orange Tulip Scholarship, for instance) or by third parties (NUFFIC, EU, etc). Details on Scholarships at Wittenborg can be found at Applicants are required to provide a motivation letter in which they describe the reasons for choosing Wittenborg’s programme, as well as the reason for wanting to study in the Netherlands (international students). Student motivation is important as the programmes are demanding and especially for international students there is a criteria that they complete at least 50% of all their credits in a year.

Career opportunities

The profession - an MBA qualified Entrepreneur / Intrapreneur Wittenborg sees the possible professions of a graduate from the Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship & Innovation in four inter-related sections, between which there is often and natural overlap: The (Serial) Entrepreneur This is seen as someone who is committed to starting businesses and companies from scratch and making them a success. The Independent Self Employed Business Person This is seen as a person who directs and manages a company, an SME. This could be the owner of a family driven business, or a business person who buys and takes over an existing business. This can also be an entrepreneur who has started a business through innovation and remains directing and managing that company, without selling or leaving to start a new venture. The second in command in an SME This, extremely important entrepreneur is the most common non-executive entrepreneur in small business. An entrepreneur, as the number 2 in an SME is a vital position as it enables the company to develop in an innovative and goal orientated manner, with a careful balance of risks and opportunities. This kind of Intrapreneur is someone who has had experience of business or project start-ups and project management, and has now reached the moment where the experience and knowledge gained can be used to support another entrepreneur. The Corporate Intrapreneur This entrepreneurial role is becoming increasingly important within companies and organisations, as well as non-profit and governmental organisations, as they are forced to change, develop and innovate in the modern economy and business environment. Corporations require entrepreneurial business leaders who alongside their leadership qualities have a broad range of business skills and competencies and business administration knowledge.

Campus location

Amsterdam , Netherlands

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