Pre-Master (Extended), Preparation Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences ,
If you have a bachelor degree in Business but do not meet the IELTS/TOEFL entry requirements, or if you feel you need some extra preparation for a Master programme, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences offers you a 12 month programme to prepare you for the level required for one of the specialised master programmes.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The Master's Foundation Programme is an ideal preparation programme for the English-taught Master programmes at Rotterdam Business School.

Our Master's Foundation Programmes are designed to prepare you for one of our three English-taught Master programmes: Master in Finance and Accounting, Consultancy and Entrepreneurship or Logistics Management. By taking classes such as Business English Skills and the Specialisation and Supplementary courses you will build a solid foundation of business knowledge for your Masters studies.

The level of application of this knowledge increases throughout the course with students making presentations, writing business reports, working on projects with external companies and taking part in an online business simulation using real-time economic conditions. Emphasis is placed on the value of team-work, self-reflection, and personal development.

Programme Structure

  • Business Statistics
  • English Grammar/Writing
  • Business communication
  • Business Project
  • English Vocabulary/Reading
  • Principles of Management of Organizational Behaviour
  • Language Lab
  • Principles of Marketing
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Globalisation
  • Personal Development Plan
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Logistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements:

12-month Pre-Master programme

  • Bachelor Degree
  • IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL iBT 80

Rotterdam Business School requires that no more than 2 IELTS sub-scores may be a maximum of 0.5 points below the required overall score.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 9000 International
  • EUR 9000 EU/EEA


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