Programme in brief
Fontys International Business School (FIBS) in cooperation with the FOM Fachhochschule für Oekonomie & Management (Essen, Germany) offers an MBA programme designed for graduates with professional experience. Engineers, Scientists, Lawyers and Arts- and Social Science graduates supplement their specialist knowledge with this MBA degree in order to develop the economic know-how required for managerial positions.
Economy and business graduates will bring their expertise up to date and will gain additional competence for the international business. All students will benefit from the kaleidoscope of experiences and perspectives brought into the study by their fellow-students coming from different backgrounds.
The MBA programme at Fontys Venlo University of Applied Sciences focuses on an integrative practice-oriented approach to thinking and acting. The programme looks constantly into the emerging business flows in the process of decision making.
The MBA study applies a competence-based approach in all its interdisciplinary (specialized) modules in decision-making and management. Work and study do complement each other constantly in the programme. Your work benefits from acquired knowledge directly; ones every days professional experience will be linked with the programme as well.
Semester 1 and 2
For detailed information, please ask for a programme brochure by e-mail:
One choice is made out of the 5 MBA Specialist Fields:
In the 4th semester you work on your Master thesis.
All applicants must meet the following requirements:
The student has been awarded a relevant bachelor degree from a university or university of applied sciences. If you are from abroad and are not sure whether your certificate will be accepted, please contact us for detailed questions.
The student has at least two years of professional experience, and is currently employed in a MBA-relevant setting. Please note that the professional experience has to be post-graduate. Compulsory internships during the bachelor studies can be given credit for. The programme is a part-time one. A current employment will have to be proven by suited documents. Non EU citizens who come to the Netherlands to work and study here will have to be legal alien residents. The respective documents have to be taken care of by the student in advance.
The student provides evidence of a good proficiency in the English language (e.g. TOEIC 700, TOEFL 550 paper / 213 computer-based / 79 internet-based or IELTS academic 6.0). The programme is delivered in English. Due to accreditation and cooperation regulations, the respective certificates are compulsory for everyone.
The course fee is invoiced in advance at the beginning of each course, study year or semester, depending on the chosen payment option.
The prices can be subject to changes.
Costs-tax deduction promotion
Costs can be deducted in full from taxes or paid by your employer where appropriate. Please consult the programme coordinator.
How to apply
Applications for the Master of Business Administration can be made from the 15th of December through a digital form on this page.
The last date of enrolment will be six weeks before start of semester. For the course starting in March, the application deadline is set on January, 15th. For the course starting in September, the application deadline is set on July, 15th.
After the application
You will receive a decision on your application within two weeks after submitting the documents. 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.
Fontys Venlo University of Applied Sciences Venlo
5912 BG Venlo
5900 AC Venlo
Phone: +31 (0)8850 079288
Programme Coordinator: Stefan Breuer