Nyenrode Business Universiteit is the only privately owned university in The Netherlands established in 1946 by leaders of top Dutch companies Akzo, Shell, KLM, Philips and Unilever.
The university was started with a specific purpose in mind: to educate professionals, entrepreneurs and leaders to be value-driven, action-oriented and global-minded to prepare them to be competitive in their industry, may it be local or international.
The university is located in Nijenrode estate, a 13th century estate with an attention-grabbing castle bounded by a moat situated in the town of Breukelen, in the province of Utrecht.
Nyenrode Business Universiteit has been awarded with a number of accreditations from respected accrediting bodies for its institution and program offerings. The school is accredited by European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), an international system for quality assessment of business institutions. Nyenrode has also received various accreditations for its degree programs from important accrediting organizations such as Association of MBAs (AMBA), Commissie Eindtermen Accountantsopleiding (CEA) and Nederlands Vlaams Accreditatie Orgaan (NVAO).
Nyenrode offers Bachelors, Masters, Post-Masters, MBA, Executive, Doctorate and Summer programs, focusing on graduate MBA and Masters Degree in Management. They painstakingly pick deserving candidates from among a vast number of applicants focusing on the candidate’s drive, determination and social aptitude.
They aim to provide their students with advanced knowledge to develop their skills and know-how to be the cream of the crop in their industries. They don’t only want their students to excel academically but they also want them to learn hands-on skills and expertise to develop each student wholly: head, heart and hands, which is Nyenrode’s core purpose. This will make each student an important asset in the workplace.
Nyenrode Business Universiteit also has a solid global focus so that its students can contribute significant management, leadership and business inputs wherever they work worldwide. They are active in exchange programs with partner institutions all over the globe.