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What will I learn?

Our programme in Business Administration is designed to impart you with the skills to design and implement organisational strategies and structures with the aim to create social and economic value. The focus is on responsible organisations which emphasises ways in which organisations interact with multiple stakeholders to perform sustainably. Within the Master's Business Administration, you have a choice between eight Master's specialisations.

Do you want to learn how to apply formal methods and modelling, focusing on both the analytical and the social aspects of decision making? During this Master's specialisation you will gain the skills and academic knowledge required to become a specialist in developing sound simulation models that are valuable when designing and evaluating strategies.

Master's specialisation Business Analysis and Modelling: something for you?

This specialisation combines system dynamics (analysis) with group model building (facilitation).
You will learn how to apply analysis in a social setting: communicating results, facilitating group sessions, creating consensus and commitment.
We emphasise the importance and advantages of corporate social responsibility.
We look beyond the private sector, also giving examples how business analysis can be applied in issues in the (semi-)public sector.

What will you learn?

In the Master’s specialisation in Business Analysis and Modelling, you will learn about the role of formal modelling and computer simulation for organisational decision-making. You will become a specialist in developing sound simulation models that are valuable when designing and evaluating strategies. Besides that, you will gain understanding in what hinders effective problem solving and implementation of solutions in organisations. The Master's also teaches you the basic terms and concepts of game theory and related decision analysis methods. You will also learn about the individual and social ‘biases and heuristics' leading to suboptimal or even low quality decision-making.

Master's specialisation in Business Analysis and Modelling

After graduating, most Business Analysis and Modelling students find employment at advisory bureaus or the strategic planning departments of large companies. Some are self-employed and run their own businesses, mostly in the area of consulting. A few go on to do a traineeship or pursue a PhD in Business Administration.

Which department am I in?

Nijmegen School of Management

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€16,000.00 (12,92,407) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022


Radboud University

Houtlaan 4,



6525 XZ, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A completed Bachelor's degree in related area, which is equivalent to a Dutch WO Bachelor. A proficiency in English: In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following: A TOEFL score of 577 (paper based) or 90 (internet based); An IELTS score of 6.5; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher.

For international students

A Bachelor’s degree in a similar (or related) field from another research university with a fair number of courses in your preferred specialisation. Your degree must be equivalent to a Dutch Research University diploma. Ideally, your Bachelor's degree should cover the following courses:

  • Organisation Theory
  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance
  • Statistics
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
  • Bachelor’s thesis of 12 EC

All other students need one of the following certificates (All certificates may not be older than two years).

  • TOEFL iBT: ≥ 90 & subscores ≥ 22
  • IELTS Academic: ≥ 6,5 overall. Subscores ≥ 6,0, writing subscore ≥ 6,5
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 proficiency: C or higher

Application Deadline: Non-EU/EEA students - 1 April; EU/EEA students - 1 May (recommended deadline for assistance with finding housing) and 1 July (final application deadline).


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