International MBA Campus Weekends at Nyenrode Business University (sponsored contribution)

20th March 2009, Comments 0 comments

As a professional looking for a full-time International MBA, it is important to find a university that best fits your needs. The best way is to experience first-hand the university you have in mind.

Nyenrode Business University offers you this opportunity and welcomes you to its Campus Weekend programme (3-4 April, 29-30 May, 19-20 June, and 7-8 August 2009). Stay as Nyenrode’s guest on campus, with its unique blend of a rural 13th-century castle estate and state-of-the-art educational facilities. Enjoy both social and educational activities and take the opportunity to meet Nyenrode alumni, current students and other professionals in search of a full-time International MBA. It will be a great opportunity to get an impression of what it would be like to study at Nyenrode Business University. Each weekend will kick off with a social/educational event including a Friday night speaker’s programme with one of Nyenrode’s top professors and alumni on a particular theme:

On Friday, 3 April, Prof. dr. Lorraine Uhlaner will talk about “Making it as an entrepreneur during hard times.” After a very short introduction, Nyenrode Professor of Entrepreneurship Uhlaner will facilitate a panel discussion with two of Nyenrode’s successful entrepreneur alumni, Michael Moore (MBA 1992), CEO Merison Retail BV, and Johan van der Blom (MBA 2005), founder and CEO of The Sourcing Company.

On Friday, 29 May, Drs. Eduard Sprokholt will discuss "Financial Innovation in times of Crises".

On Friday, 19 June, Prof. dr. Henry Robben will speak on "Visionary Marketing," which operates at the crossroads of marketing, strategy, and organisation. This lecture will revolve around how companies compete in changing markets. Since especially in trying times, firms need to differentiate and innovate. Robben will also facilitate a panel discussion with IMBA alumni Pablo Bran (MBA 2005), Process Consultant at Abbott and Susana Gonzalez Arvizu (MBA 2005), Sportswear Brand Manager at Nike.

On Friday, 7 August, Associate Prof. dr. Desiree van Gorp will talk about "Global Sourcing: Thinking beyond firms’ boundaries for accessing resources." During this lecture, van Gorp will be focussing on the status quo and future perspective of the trinity global sourcing, offshoring and outsourcing as well as the impact on international business strategies.

Each Camus Weekend Schedule is as follows:
Friday programme
18.00-19.00:         Buffet dinner
19.00-20.30:         Speaker's event
20:30-onwards:    Informal drinks at the campus bar
Overnight:             Spend the night in our on-campus hotel

Saturday programme
09.30-10.30:         Campus and Castle tours
10.30-12.00:         Information Session led by International MBA Program Director, Prof. dr. Lorraine Uhlaner
12:00-13:00:         Lunch
Afternoon:             Social activities with current International MBA students

For more information on the International MBA Campus Weekends, click here.

The Nyenrode Business University is a graduate business university that offers business education and conducts various types of research inspired by, and infused with, the spirit of entrepreneurship. It is in a unique place, 20 minutes from Amsterdam, one of Europe's social, cultural, and financial hubs. Home to commercial giants like Unilever, Philips and ING, and the number one destination for foreign investment.


Nyenrode University


Initiated in 1982, Nyenrode’s International MBA (IMBA) program is one of the longest-running MBA programs in Europe. Widely respected for its business relevance, the IMBA program is committed to ensuring that students graduate with knowledge and skills that are immediately applicable across the business world. This provides an excellent preparation for business management – both now and into the future.

Most MBA students fund their MBA education through a combination of savings and loans. Nyenrode offers its international students attractive loan options that can be used to cover not only tuition fees, but also accommodation and general expenses throughout your time with us. The university also has a variety of scholarships on offer each year.They are all merit-based and offered by dedicated companies and alumni.

For more information on the International MBA, please click here.

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