Master of Arts in Management (in cooperation with Greenwich University) (MA)

TypeMaster opleidingen
Opleidingsduur1 year

The Master of Arts in Management programme is for managers who wish to pursue studies at a higher level by adding a specialisation. Students build on their knowledge from the work environment and previous learning, whilst developing a critical theoretical perspective which will inform their own developing Management practice. The programme aims to advance an individuals knowledge of Management and Business Administration and develop strategic thinking. This master is an overall joined programme with the MBA.

Saxion University offers this MA programme in co-operation with the University of Greenwich: successful students obtain an internationally recognized British degree, Master of Arts. The course is practical in nature, being case-based and relying on students relating their own experience to the concepts, theory and models.


This program has shown me that I am able to stand more than I could previously imagine and achieve better results than I can expect. Don’t be afraid to extend the limits of your capacity!

MBA student PetroThe M(B)A at Saxion University was a specific combination of an imaginative class work with a persistent laborious self-instruction. The program definitely took me out of the comfort zone and forced me to make all my efforts to achieve a success. As a result, the M(B)A helped me to deeper understand my own personality, interests, and future aspirations; fill the gaps in my theoretical knowledge; gain a great deal of confidence, and make some amazing friends.

The program taught me how to communicate and work in one team with people from different countries, cultures and religions, respect the values and habits of the others remaining the carrier of the unique culture of my own nation. I have learned how to think and analyse data critically, how to manage my time effectively meeting tough deadlines. The business research course provided me with the invaluable tools, methods and skills for an effective data sourcing, analysis, and presentation in any field of my future career. The Saxion M(B)A helped me to develop my leadership skills and grow as an individual. After the program, I better know what are my talents and selling points in the competitive labour market. We had really unforgettable time together with my new friends not only during the classes but also at leisure by cooking, travelling and sharing our life experience. I deeply appreciate the on-going support and encouragement of our lecturers and course coordinators helping me to stand and successfully complete this challenging program.

It was the hard journey because both the expectations and the price of the mistakes were high while the final rewards were even greater. My suggestion for future M(B)A candidates is to get aware beforehand of why you are going for the M(B)A, what you expect and how you intend to apply your future new status. If you are clear about it, make extra efforts and achieve the excellent result you will be proud of for the rest of your life!

Class of 2015–2016

  • A Higher Education Bachelor’s degree in a related business field plus.
  • An equivalent of 12 months fulltime and relevant working experience.
  • Minimum of TOEFL 550, IELTS 6 or similar English Language qualification.

You can find information on general entry requirements here.

The Master in Management programme offers graduates an opportunity to prepare for their roles as potential senior managers, while achieving immediate improvement in managerial performance. It can lead to progression in all areas of management.

Upon completion of the programme you have acquired an understanding of the interrelationship of the functional areas of management, and you will look at business issues from a holistic corporate perspective. In addition you will understand the relationship between an organization and its environment and grasp the importance of this for the development of a successful strategy and operation of the organization.

Next to knowledge extension in the field of a.o. financial management, general management and human resource management, the programme enables you to improve your personal performance. For example the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, using a broad range of media. Curiosity and the need to acquire knowledge are basic conditions for successful participation.

The course consists of 10 modules and a dissertation:

Academic and professional development (30 credits):

  • Foundations of Scholarship and Business Research Skills
  • Leadership, Personal Development and Career Management 

Strategic Adaptation (30 credits):

  • Managing the Value Chain (Integrated Marketing & Operations
  • Business Analysis 

Strategic resource management (30 credits):

  • Human Resource Management and Information Management 
  • Financial Management 

Strategic organisational challenge and change (30 credits):

  • Strategy and Transformation 
  • Business Context and International Business Environment 

Integrative Strategy Workshops and Simulations (15 credits):

  • Workshops and Simulations 

Creative problem solving and Consultancy programme (15 credits):

  • Consultancy 

Independent Business Research Project (dissertation, 30 credits)

Practical information

From mid September - May you will have 15-20 lessons per week. All lessons and coursework will be in English, in an international class with 15-20 different nationalities. From May - August, you will focus on your independent business project, resulting in a dissertation at the end of August. If you pass all modules and the dissertation, November, the Greenwich exam board will confirm graduation in November.


“It is this diversity that makes my job so enjoyable”

I have been a lecturer in business analysis and research methods on the MBA/MA programme for five years. These modules are two of the more complicated ones, dealing with numbers and calculations. I find it rewarding to see how students rise to these challenging tasks and improve their performance during the programme. Supervising dissertations is also a part of my job. I enjoy this very much as it gives me the opportunity to get to know the students better, both professionally and personally. I have met many interesting people from all over the world and, through their work, I have gained new insights into everyday life in countries that I was previously unfamiliar with. These programmes always attract students with many different nationalities, including a good mix of Asians, Africans and Europeans. It is a great experience to teach in a group of young professionals who, between them, have experience with working in all four corners of the globe. Their different backgrounds and opinions add value to the learning process for their fellow students and lecturers alike. It is always a challenge to know how to effectively approach a group with such diverse nationalities, educational backgrounds and work experience, but it is this diversity that makes my job so enjoyable.

Arienn Eros | lecturer master of Arts in Management and master of Business Administration

The tuition fee for the academic year 2017-2018 for this Master of Arts in Management is € 11.000,-, not including € 150,- for the 'Academic English Writing Course'. After this year you pay € 2.500,-.

Dutch students can pay in installments.

Want to know more?

Master Office
Tel: +31 88 - 019 3723 /
+31 6 - 4559 4396
(work days 08.30 - 16.30)

or send a mail to Marja Krisman