Business and Management

Zugangsvoraussetzungen: A bachelor degree obtained in the Netherlands, a UK degree or equivalent qualification. Alternatively, qualifications and experience that demonstrate you can meet the challenges of the programme. For non UK and non Fontys students, an IELTS score of at least 6.5 is required. For more information about the IELTS test, visit

Dauer: 1 Jahre

Studienbeginn: 1. September (Studiengänge mit Studienbeginn Februar)

Sprache: Englisch


Programme in brief
This programme is designed for new or recent graduates from any discipline with little or no work experience who wish to gain a business and management qualification in order to pursue a career in management on strategic level.
The Master of Science in Business and Management is a 12 month course in the Netherlands and the U.K. The course programme provides students the opportunity of both studying at Fontys International Campus in Venlo and at the University of Plymouth, England.

The programme will enable you to develop knowledge and understanding in the disciplines and functional areas of business and management. The core part of the programme will provide you with a comprehensive grounding in the principles that apply to the management of organisations, covering the main functional areas of a business and management theories and practices at a strategic level.

Course outlines
The programme is very flexible and you can shape nearly half of the programme to meet your career aspirations. This is by choosing an elective and a project.

1st semester at Fontys
Leadership and Management Essentials
Marketing and Strategy
International Business Context and Finance

2nd semester in Plymouth
Knowledge Management and Decision Making
Operations and Project Management
One elective out of a range of 12. Specialising within MBM possible if elective plus thesis are in same area.

Summer period (anywhere)
Master Thesis
Business research methods leading to a practical project.

If the elective plus the project are taken from a particular subject area (subject to availability), the degree awarded will be a specialist MBM.
  • MSc Business and Management (Finance) or
  • MSc Business and Management (Marketing) or
  • MSc Business and Management (International Business) or
  • MSc Business and Management (Entrepeneurship and Enterprise) or
  • MSc Business and Management (Operations and Global Supply Chains) or

12 Electives are offered which cover above mentioned specialisms (Finance, Marketing etc.)
For more details regarding the modules please have a look here.

Tuition fees
The total fees for the academic year 2015-2016 are:

First instalment charged in August (1st semester in Venlo)
EU/EEA students: 3.900,- €
Non-EU/EEA students: 5.100,- €

Second instalment charged in January (2nd semester and Summer period in Plymouth)
EU/EEA students: 5.000,- £
Non-EU/EEA students: 8.833,- £

How to apply
Applications for the MSc in Business and Management can be made from the 15th of December 2015 through a digital form on this page.
Before you apply, make sure you meet the entry requirements for this programme. Collect all the supporting documents required:
  • Evidence of qualifications (certificates and/or transcripts) to show that you meet the entry requirements
  • Evidence of English language ability
  • Two references
  • Proof of sponsorship, if applicable
Application deadline
The application deadline is every year set on 15th of June for Non-EU students and 5th of July for EU students who wish to start in September. You can enrol for the start in September 2016 from the 15th of December 2015!
Please apply as early as possible as our programme is popular.

After the application
For more information contact the course administrator:
Fontys International Business School
Att.: Mrs. K. Rheiter, Administrator MBM and MBA

Tegelseweg 255
5912 BG Venlo
Tel.: +31 (0)8850 82101

You will receive a decision on your application within four weeks after submitting it. You may be asked to provide additional information or you will be sent a decision by letter or email.
We aim to make the application procedure as simple and efficient as possible. The administrator is on hand to offer help and can put you in touch with the programme coordinator if you wish to discuss the programme in detail.
Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Students Team:

Fontys International Business School

Visiting address
Tegelseweg 255
5912 BG Venlo
The Netherlands

Post address
Postbus 141
5900 AC

Telephone: +31 (0) 8850 76022

Programme coordinator
More content-orientated information is available by contacting the programme coordinator, Blain Lambert.
Blain Lambert
Telephone: +31 (0)8850 79260
E-mail: &

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