The mission statement for the MBA-program in addition to the objectives formulated above can be formulated as follows:
To support (future) managers and leaders of organizations with scientific  knowledge, professional attitude and skills in order to help them improve their individual managerial skills and sustain their organizational development.
The objectives of this program are to create competent, academic professionals who have ample scientific knowledge and know-how on organizational behavior and structure, management and control of business processes. The MBA-graduate is equipped with essential scientific knowledge, indispensable managerial skills and valuable understanding of the core activities of a business environment. The MBA-graduate is able to function at a strategic level as a manager in various disciplines, as a senior policy advisor or as an entrepreneur. The MBA-graduate can solve complex organizational and business problems. The MBA-program should create managers that have the abilities to develop independently and acquire additional knowledge and skills after the study, to increase their career opportunity and employability.
The MBA program strives to equip the graduate with a good graduate study for the occupation of management functions such as – but not limited to – manager, policy advisor, entrepreneur, consultant and researcher. In these or related functions the MBA graduate is expected to make strategic and/or political/executive decisions that must then be translated into organizational targets and (practical) executable activities. The program therefore provides both academic knowledge (e.g. ability to make strategic analyses) and practical tools (e.g. formulate strategic plans, draft financial reports).
In the above mentioned functions the MBA-graduate can function as a:
  •  Manage and control business processes
  •  Think, design and function at a strategic level
  •  Function as a member or leader of the MT of an organization
  •  Develop, implement and evaluate policies (strategic, operational level)
  •  Independently prepare, execute and evaluate research projects, particularly those, which support organizational (business) decision-making.
Policy adviser
  •  Prepare, execute and evaluate strategic policies in a range of management areas
  •  Follow and give guidance to a (multi-disciplinary) team in charge of policymaking and decision-making.  
  •  Develop a business concept, establish and manage a small (private ownership) business.
  •  Develop innovative business projects.  
  •  Assist (clients) in the formulation of business strategies
  •  Perform analysis to find a (client’s) specific business problem
  •  Advise on a range of possible courses of action
Our modular structure for the MBA program offers 10 modules in each program.
Each module starts with a local section of 5 weeks, in which the student deals with basic theory and a variation of practical assignments with a local lecturer. Classes are usually two to three times a week (including Saturdays). Class hours are from 18:00 till 20:00 during weekdays and from 9:00 till 11:00 on Saturdays.
During the intensive week that follows, the student can elaborate on the content of the subject matter with an international professor from one of the cooperating universities. Here the number of contact hours is 30 hours per week ('intensive week'). The student can work on assignments and discuss with their professors from 15:00 till 17:00. Classes start at 17:00 till 21:00.
During the modules the student will also get the opportunity to confer with the teacher and exchange ideas either individually or in small groups. Each module is completed with a written examination format, module paper or case.
We further expand on the international exchange at about one year into the program. This is when we organize a study-tour to one of the cooperating universities in the US or the Netherlands, during which part of one of the modules is given. Students participate in an interesting program of lectures, workshops, site visiting and assignments.
Final Attainment Level:
At the end of the program the student who meets the requirements will be granted the title of Master of Business Administration (MBA). When awarded the degree the following final attainment levels will be achieved:
Expand1The student is able to understand and apply knowledge and know-how of the internal business environment of an organization.
Expand2The student is able to understand and apply knowledge and know-how of the external environment of an organization. The student is also able to formulate, analyze and reflect on the relationship between the external and internal environment of organizations.
Expand3The student has the ability to prepare and execute research on business and organizational issues using a scientific approach
Expand4The student has professional skills needed to solve problems, to communicate, cope with unforeseen events, lead and manage in unpredictable business environments
Expand5The student is able to reflect and act in a constructive, critical and dynamic way with regard to business and related community issues.
Expand6The student is able to develop strategic thinking on a wide – range of business and organizational issues.
Expand7The student is able to understand the underlying concept and technologies of modern day Information Systems.
Main Points:

Classes are instructed in English, while students are expected to complete group and individual assignments, presentations and exams also in English.


Teaching staff and cooperating institutes
Our teachers are dedicated professionals with well-founded didactic qualities, in-depth knowledge and a lot of practical experience from the business and governmental sectors.
Our foreign professors are from leading European and American Universities as part of a cooperation agreement. In the U.S. with the University of Colorado in Boulder, Leeds Business School. In the Netherlands our cooperating partners include the State University of Groningen and the School of Governance of the University of Utrecht. Together the foreign professor and the local instructor are responsible for the final evaluation of the students within the module they teach.


Education Committee
Our Education Committee consists of one member of Curises, one member of the cooperating American University as well as one member of each of the cooperating Dutch Universities. The Committee monitors the Quality Control of our MBA Program and is responsible for admittance and graduation procedures. 

Majors: For detailed course information per year, select the appropriate link:
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General Management
Human Resource Management

Admission Requirements:

The program is rigorous and requires a minimum academic foundation in order to complete it with success. Candidates must be willing to dedicate two and a half years of their lives.

  • A bachelor's degree in any field
    Participants should at least have a bachelor’s degree in any professional field. Specialization is therefore not relevant.
  • Work experience
    Participants should most preferably have a number of years of relevant work experience. Experience in a managerial function is an asset. For the MBA program a minimum average of  three years is considered.
  • Entrance examination
    Participants must take and pass the entrance exams in order to be admitted into the program.
    Candidate students enrolling in the General Management program must acquire knowledge on and pass written exams on the subjects of: Financial Accounting, Economics and Introduction to Mathematics. The entrance examinations are taken in written format at the end of each module.
  • Intake interview
    An intake interview is part of the admittance and selection procedure. During this interview the candidate is evaluated on level of commitment, personal and interpersonal communication skills and personal character. Final admittance is evaluated and approved by the Education  Committee.
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