Admission Requirements

MBA Big Data & Business Analytics

Candidates wishing to apply for admission to the MBA Big Data & Business Analytics programme must meet the following requirements.

Bachelor or Master degree

Participants require an academic Bachelor's or Master’s degree and a solid quantitative background, e.g. from engineering, economics, accounting, business, psychology, mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, biology, etc. In special cases the programme director could decide to allow for applications to be submitted by candidates with alternative degrees and backgrounds.

Work experience

A minimum of three years of relevant post-graduate experience. Given the fact that Big Data is a relatively new subject, the programme director will decide on a case by case basis whether the applicant has sufficient (practical) experience to be able to participate in this programme.


We require a minimum GMAT score of 630 and a minimum analytical writing score of approximately 4.0 (or a GRE equivalent).

Candidates with a relevant Master’s degree (MSc or MA) from an internationally recognised research university and a minimum of three years post-graduate full-time work experience may be exempt from the GMAT/GRE requirement. 

English language proficiency

We require documentation of English language proficiency. Minimum TOEFL score: 100 or IELTS score: 7.0. You may be exempt from this requirement if:

  • you are a native speaker of English;
  • you have at least 2 years of professional experience in an English speaking work environment;
  • you have taken an English-taught Bachelor or Master degree;
  • you obtained a Dutch VWO high school diploma.

Published by  Economics and Business

4 May 2018