Business Administration

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

How can you produce efficiently while keeping your organisation financially healthy and your staff motivated? Business Administration focuses on all aspects of entrepreneurship.

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typeregulier, 180 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig Dutch
opleidingsduur3 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesAACSB, NVAO
numerus fixusnee

Business specialists study organisations from a variety of perspectives. They observe how the different sections of organisations affect each other and analyse their strengths and weaknesses. This may include issues such as making better working agreements, adjusting production lines, changing the company culture, introducing more effective marketing strategies, or even carrying out comprehensive reorganisations or outsourcing. In short, Business Administration focuses on all of the aspects that contribute to the successful running of businesses.

The Bachelor’s degree programme in Business Administration is a varied programme. In your second year, you will choose one of the profiles:

  • Accountancy & Controlling
  • Business & Management
  • Technology Management

Each profile consists of several core course units imparting knowledge that is important for any business expert, as well as course units that focus on a certain specialisation in depth. This means that upon completion of the Bachelor’s degree programme, you will have been broadly trained in the field of business administration, while also distinguishing yourself with your expert knowledge in your chosen specialisation.

Bachelor’s graduates can also further develop in the field of business administration in one of the many follow-up Master’s degree programmes on offer.

Waarom aan de University of Groningen?

Business Administration at the University of Groningen is a varied programme that provides a solid academic basis as well as a wide range of specialisation options. Students can follow the entire registered accountant (RA) and registered controller (RC) programmes in less time than at most other universities.
This is an internationally accredited programme, providing high-quality teaching that meets both AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities worldwide achieve.


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1e jaar In the first year, you will follow course units in the field of the marketing of products and services, financial and management accounting, human resource management and operations management. You will learn the tricks of the trade: how to map a business case, how to quantify and interpret data, how to conduct a literature study and how to set up a marketing research project. In addition, you will go on company visits or conduct research at a company.
Academic Skills I
Academic Skills II
Financial Accounting BDK
Gedrag in organisaties
Informatiemanagement BDK
Management Accounting BDK
Management Science
Marketing BDK
Organisatie en omgeving
Organisatie en technologie BDK
Statistiek BDK
Supply Chain Operations
2e jaar In the second year, you will follow course units in fields such as financial management, design methodology, and law. In addition, you will choose one of the three profiles on offer: Business & Management, Accountancy & Controlling or Technology Management. You will study academic research methods and practice skills such as writing, presentation, and collaboration. You will also conduct a practical assignment.
TM - Applied Manufacturing Research
TM - Management of Product Innovation
TM - Production Planning & Quality Contro
B&M - Organisatieverandering en Leiderschap
TM - Ontwerpmethodologie
TM - Technologiemanagement
TM - Work Organization and Job design
A&C - Financiering
A&C - Introduction to auditing
B&M - Management- en Organisatietheorie
B&M - Marktcontext en Marktonderzoek
A&C - Advanced Financial Accounting
A&C - Financial Reporting and Consolidation
A&C - Boekhouden
A&C - Internal Control
B&M - A&C Accounting for Management Control
B&M - Human Resource Management
B&M - Strategic Management
B&M - TM - A&C Financial Management
B&M - TM - A&C Kwalitatieve onderzoeksmethoden
B&M - TM - A&C Kwantitatieve onderzoeksmethoden
B&M - TM - A&C Ontwerpmethodologie
B&M - TM - A&C Recht BDK
B&M - TM Operations Management
TM - Logistieke informatiesystemen
3e jaar In the first semester of the third year, you will choose either a University or Faculty Minor or a Minor abroad. A University Minor is offered by a different faculty and consists of course units outside your own field of study.
A&C - B&M - TM Profiel specifieke vakken
Minor keuzevak
Bachelor afstudeerwerkstuk Bedrijfskunde




taal van onderwijs100% nl
case study, literature study, gaming, oral presentation, internship, computer exercise, research, research project, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, practicum, self study, project
instruction modes
Lectures, tutorials, small group teaching.
study abroad
Want to spend a semester studying abroad? Our academic year is similar to those of most foreign universities, which means you can also spend a few months or a semester abroad. You will receive more detailed information about this during your studies. Studying abroad is an excellent opportunity to broaden both your personal and professional horizons!
bindend studieadvies
  • minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden

You will be offered study advice after first year of study. You can expect a positive result if you have earned more than 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative result, you will not be allowed to continue with your degree programme.
You will receive preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you stand. Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system.

N.B. Some degree programmes use a tutoring system; please check with your study advisor.

study guidance
Although as a student you will be expected to plan your studies and work independently to a great extent, the Faculty will, of course, offer support. Together with other first-year students, you will be allocated to a mentor group, led by a senior student (your mentor) who will help you to quickly find your way around the Faculty. This is also the group that you will follow seminars with. You will also have regular progress meetings with your tutor (lecturer/supervisor).
The study advisors are there for you if you have specific questions about your studies. Right from the start of the first year, the groups regularly meet under supervision of a student-mentor. These groups enable you to meet fellow students, exchange information and complete assignments to gain insight into your own study methods and learn to study more effectively. Your successful study group is the same group that you will follow seminars with. This small-group approach will make it easier for you to get into contact with your lecturers. Each group has its own tutor, with whom you will have several individual meetings throughout the year to give you regular personal feedback on your study progress.

Successful studying depends on many different factors, so it is understandable that you sometimes need to consult an impartial expert to check whether you are still on schedule or to talk to when personal circumstances affect your studies. The study advisors at the Faculty are here for you, and needless to say, they will treat all information that they receive confidentially.

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2020
wettelijk tarief : € 2143 (€1072 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 8600
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 9500

1 september 2021

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2021
collegegeld nog niet bekend

toelaatbare profielen
VWO N&Ttoelaatbaar
VWO N&Gtoelaatbaar
VWO E&Mtoelaatbaar
VWO C&Maangevuld met wiskunde A of wiskunde B;Het profiel Cultuur en Maatschappij moet je aanvullen met tenminste Wiskunde A of B.
hbo-pAls je met een afgeronde HBO-propedeuse wilt instromen, dan kan dat mits je voldoet aan de wiskunde-eis. Voorwaarde is dat je minstens wiskunde A of B (voorheen wiskunde A12 of B1) op VWO-niveau afgerond hebt.


studie kosten
bron: University of Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 8000levensonderhoudper jaar
€ 600studiematerialenper jaar
inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


1564 studenten volgen deze opleiding
34% daarvan is vrouw
327 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
36% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de University of Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData


The Economics and Business Faculty association (EBF) is the faculty association for all students studying at the faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen.
The EBF is your partner during your time in Groningen by organising events that support you with your studies and help you prepare for your future career.
The Marketing Association of the University of Groningen (MARUG) is the inter-departmental study association for students who are interested in marketing.
The MARUG acts as an intermediary between marketing theory and marketing practice and organises several career events and social activities during the year, such as a monthly social. At this moment, the MARUG has more than 1500 members from different fields of knowledge.
The Study Association for Technology Management, better known as TeMa, organizes activities especially for students of management studies with a technical approach.
Besides social activities, TeMa also organizes Inhousedays, an Inhousetour and an International Study Project.
Risk is the study association for the financially interested students at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen.
Risk has set itself the goal to close the gap between theory and practice in the areas of Finance, Accountancy and Controlling, Management Accounting and Control, and International Financial Management. Risk also organises activities to enhance the contacts between its members, the academic personnel and businesses.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten



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1/6 University of Groningen
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
327 eerstejaars
36% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
2/6 Erasmus University Rotterdam
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
713 eerstejaars
31% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
3/6 Erasmus University Rotterdam
Double Degree in Recht & Bedrijfskunde
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
713 eerstejaars
31% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
4/6 Radboud University Nijmegen
Business Administration
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
338 eerstejaars
39% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/6 Radboud University Nijmegen
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
338 eerstejaars
39% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
60% Nederlandstalig
40% Engelstalig
6/6 VU University Amsterdam
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
163 eerstejaars
31% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

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Feiten en / studie in cijfers


bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete
algemeen oordeel4.04.0
De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Business Administration aan de University of Groningen is beoordeeld door 458 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.0 uit 5.
bron: University of Groningen 2020
studenttevredenheid 4 4
aantal eerstejaars 431 519
ervaren contacttijd per week 12-18 12-18
doorstroom naar tweede jaar 75% 70%
diploma binnen 4 jaar 47% 50%
werk op niveau in 1,5 jaar

Studie in cijfers

In deze tabel staan resultaten van deze studie in cijfers uitgedrukt. Hiermee kan je vergelijken hoe deze opleiding het doet in vergelijking met dezelfde opleiding bij andere onderwijsinstellingen.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Master's graduates are eligible for a wide range of positions, both in the business world and in government institutions or non-profit organisations.

All of our degree programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, making your degree extra valuable on the job market. If you are interested in doing academic research, you can continue on to a PhD programme after graduating from the Research Master’s programme. A PhD is a perfect basis for a career in academia at a university or a research position in the business world.

FEB Career Services
To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Career Services empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: FEB Career Services.

current job market
bron: arbeidsmonitor
€ 2574gemiddeld bruto maandloon
76%kans op een vaste baan
6%kans op een voltijd baan
48%kans op een baan op niveau
47%spreekt van "goede aansluiting arbeidsmarkt"
73%is tevreden over de studiekeuze

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VU University AmsterdamDigital Business Innovation+ motivatiebrief
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VU University AmsterdamBusiness Administration: Specialization in Human Resource Management+ motivatiebrief
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Tilburg University International Management+ aanv. eisen
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Utrecht UniversityLeraar VHO algemene economie full-time,part-time educational+ 90 EC pre-master
Leiden UniversityLeraar VHO in Algemene economie educational+ aanv. eisen
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University of AmsterdamLerarenopleiding Algemene economie educational+ aanv. eisen
University of AmsterdamLerarenopleiding Algemene economie part-time educational+ aanv. eisen
Wageningen UniversityManagement, Economics and Consumer Studies+ aanv. eisen
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VU University AmsterdamMarketing+ motivatiebrief
Tilburg University Marketing Management+ aanv. eisen
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Nyenrode Business UniversiteitMaster of Science in Accountancy (RA) part-timegeen aanvullende eisen
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Nyenrode Business UniversiteitMaster of Science in Management (full-time)geen aanvullende eisen
Universiteit voor HumanistiekMaster Zorgethiek en Beleidgeen aanvullende eisen
Tilburg University Organization Studies+ aanv. eisen
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Tilburg University Strategic Managementgeen aanvullende eisen
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Tilburg University Supply Chain Managementgeen aanvullende eisen
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