Monday, December 14, 2009

Nyenrode Business Universiteit

Nyenrode is the only private university in the Netherlands. The university offers graduate level programs in the fields of general management, accountancy and controlling. Being highly selective, with a focus on candidates' motivation and social skills, Nyenrode Business Universiteit has created an environment in which students and faculty are all dedicated to bridging the gap between academic rigor and daily business practice.
RootsThe roots of Nyenrode date back to 1946, when captains of industry from leading Dutch corporations as KLM, Shell, Unilever, Philips and Akzo, supported up by the late queen's consort Prince Bernhard, took the initiative of starting an educational institute for young, talented, internationally oriented students, looking to become entrepreneurial managers. The goal was to offer them an intensive business education experience that had no equal. The for business, by business ethos guaranteed that practical relevance would flow through the veins of the institute. The founding fathers chose Nyenrode Castle, alongside the River Vecht, which was built centuries ago to take advantage of the important trade routes on and along the river. Business thinking is therefore not only in every vein, but also in every stone on the estate.
Master of Science in ManagementFor five decades, the core program of Nyenrode Business Universiteit has been the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). A three-year long program that prepared students for the international business arena and encouraged lifelong friendships. Alumni from the early years are still very involved with their Alma Mater. In 1992 however, the government halted subsidies for the BBA, and the program was subsequently discontinued. The half-century of expertise was then brought together to create the Master of Science in Management, a sixteen-month program for those with a bachelor degree, which is offered today on a full and part-time basis. The Nyenrode Business Universiteit became a graduate school, and remains such today.
International MBANyenrode offers the International MBA as one of its core programs. Founded in 1982, the year Nyenrode received official university status, the program has worked itself up the international rankings. It nowadays appeals to an international community of students, attracting candidates from over 20 countries each year and making the Nyenrode network more multicultural than ever before. In 2004, the International MBA strengthened its ties with the Kellogg School of Management, one of the leading business schools in the world. The program is also offered on a part-time basis. Next to the cooperation with Kellogg, this Executive MBA also maintains a strong relationship with the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.
Accountancy and ControllingIn september 2009 the School of Accountancy & Controlling, formerly a joint venture with educational partner NIVRA, was integrated into the Nyenrode Business Universiteit. The Nyenrode Business Universiteit now consists of two schools: the Business School and the School of Accountancy & Controlling. The Centers Accounting, Auditing and Control, Tax, Law and Finance are included in the School of Accountancy & Controlling.The School of Accountancy & Controlling offers academic part-time accountancy Bachelor of Science and Master of Science programs, education in forensic accountancy, managerial controlling, a Master of Science in Controlling and a post-academic controllers program. Furthermore, it provides short courses (Permanent Education) to update the necessary knowledge for controllers, accountants and other financial experts.
Executive educationAn important pillar of the university is also formed by activities in the field of executive education. In addition to the activities of the different research and knowledge centers in specific areas of expertise, the Nyenrode Executive Management Development Center (EMDC) offers non-degree management programs. The three key programs, all delivered in Dutch, are the Young Management Program (for young talent that is growing towards a management role), the Foundations of Management Program (bringing the basics of management and entrepreneurship to participants with very different backgrounds) and the Advanced Management Program (for senior managers and entrepreneurs). On occasion, special programs and master classes are customized according to current themes. Furthermore, the EMDC develops tailor-made programs for a wide range of clients. These in company programs Read more about:

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