Entry Requirements for the MBA

The International Classroom in the MBA at Wittenborg University

Admission into programmes at Wittenborg is governed by the Graduation & Examination Board that empowers the Student Registrar to admit students based on pre-defined criteria. 

In cases where applicants have deviating admissions documents, such as Bachelor degrees that are not listed in Naric or recognised by NUFFIC, the Student Registrar is required to forward the application to the Exam Board for a decision.  Using the tools of Nuffic and NARIC diploma verification, diplomas and periods of study are validated in line with the requirements of the Lisbon Convention, through the use of http://www.enic-naric.net as is described in the convention and its explanatory report.

Master Students should have the appropriate education qualifications, validated by NUFFIC and through NARIC NL and NARIC UK

  • A Bachelor degree or equivalent recognised qualification;
  • MBA 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.
  • MBA students should have at least 2 years professional experience (after undergraduate degree)
  • Applicants are requested to provide a reference from a company or organisation where they have worked;
  • Master of Science and MBA Students have attained a working level of the English Language equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 band, with a minimum 6 for writing .i.e. “Has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.”
  • MBA Applicants must write a letter of motivation and submit their Curriculum Vitae and 2 letters of reference.
  • MBA Students are interviewed by Wittenborg for intention, motivation and aptitude. They must pass this admission interview, which can be carried out in person, or through IT communications, such as video phone.
  • After MBA students have passed the admission interview, and offered have been offered a place at Wittenborg, they are asked to sign a Wittenborg Study Agreement, which details the agreements made between Wittenborg about entry into the MBA programme, and possible preparation courses that are required. The Wittenborg Study Agreement also states that students have read and understood the Education and Examination Guide (EEG)

Wittenborg is signatory for the national Code of Conduct for international students in the Netherlands, where specifics regarding entry requirements are also re-iterated.

The application procedure for international students is fully described at http://www.wittenborg.eu/apply-study-wittenborg-university.htm. All the required documents and information regarding the fee structure can be found there also.

NB: Students entering Wittenborg University  programmes and signing the Study Agreement are expected to have received and read the EEG, which together with the MBA brochure is downloadable from http://www.wittenborg.eu/downloads.htm.


Note: The Lisbon Recognition Convention, officially the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region

Wittenborg University is currently in the process of validating and accrediting a new Master programme, the i-MBA (International Master of Business Administration). The programme will combine traditional MBA subjects with the opportunity for students to specialize in distinct pathways, such as Entrepreneurship, Hospitality or Consultancy

Wittenborg University is currently in the process of validating and accrediting a new Master programme, the i-MBA (International Master of Business Administration). The programme will combine traditional MBA subjects with the opportunity for students to specialize in distinct pathways, such as Entrepreneurship, Hospitality or Consultancy.  Currently the programme is under accreditation / peer review by the German, Swiss and Austria based FIBAA, and later other international accreditations, including the Dutch NVAO will be applied.

The i-MBA is expected to be launched in the 2014-2015 academic year, and as places are limited students are requested to register their interest on time.

WUP 19/3/2014

More information: http://www.wittenborg.eu/wittenborg-launch-new-international-mba-programme.htm

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