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Business Administration Transfer minor

Are you currently enrolled in a bachelor program in the field of business studies and/or management  and are you thinking of joining the University of Twente's master’s program in Business Administration upon completion of your bachelor’s degree? Are you particularly interested in working on complex business problems in a challenging, innovative and technological environment? Then, the multidisciplinary, highly entrepreneurial and internationally oriented master of Business Administration offered by the University of Twente (UT) might be perfect for you!

This transfer minor helps business studies and management students from Universities of Applied Sciences(HBO) or other Dutch research universities to transfer to the University of Twente by eliminating any deficiencies they may have before entering UT’s ‘High Tech Human Touch’ Business Administration Master of Science programme.

The pre-master programme Business Administration will be your preparation for the UT Master of Science Business Administration by learning the basics in business administration (organization theory, researching strategy & marketing, global entrepreneurship & business) and research skills such as statistics, methodology and academic writing. This transfer minor gives you an opportunity to get a good impression about  the master and studying at the UT. At the same time you can fulfill the formal requirements needed to enter the Business Administration master programme at the UT.



The goal of this transfer minor is to 1) get an impression of the content of the master programme BA and to find out if studying at our university suits you 2) to prepare for UT's on the master programme BA by gaining both content and research -knowledge and skills at university level 3) to qualify for the formal requirements for entering our UT Master of Science Business Administration (MScBA).

Upon successful completion of this 30 EC minor, you have direct and unconditional access to this MSc Business Administration programme at the University of Twente  (see also Entry requirements below).

The content of this pre-master programme consists of two parts of both 15 EC:
15 EC courses covering the content of Business Administration to gain basic content knowledge in the field of BA at university level.
15 EC courses covering the content of research skills to gain research skills at university level.

For more information on our UT MSc BA program follow this link

For the aims and learning outcomes of our UT MSc BA program follow this link

Aanvullende informatie

The learning agreement signed by the student and his Examination Board must have reached the UT-contactperson before the enrollment ends.


This minor aims to attract students from universities of applied sciences (HBO) and other universities in the Netherlands who have the right motivation and capacities to complete our university level English-taught master degree programme in Business Administration (UT’s MSc BA).

It is important to know that you need to have completed already 120 EC’s from your current bachelor’s program in business or management before starting this transfer minor. In order to determine whether your current bachelor program is sufficiently related to Business Administration, please check:  and check the Business Administration programme’s website

Next to this requirement regarding your current bachelor programme, for this transfer-minor the same entry-requirements apply as for our general pre-master programme (UT) i.e:

- pre-university level in English

- pre-university level in mathematics

Please follow this link for the exact entry-requirements of the pre-master programme.

When you hand in the 'Leerovereenkomst' (Learning agreement), please attach the official documents that demonstrate this level. Without this information your request cannot be assessed by the admission committee!


  1. HBO programmes that are not on this list/in the matrix, are not related to our programme content-wise and therefore provide no direct access to our (pre-)master programme.


In general the courses of the pre-master programme are assessed with an individual exam and/or (group)assignment(s). Important: You must complete your pre-master program  within 1 year, with a maximum of 2 opportunities per course.
The pre-master programme runs twice per year, starting in September or February.


In general you will use scientific articles and books.


The pre-master programme is a full-time programme, lectures may be scheduled on any (working) day of the week.