Pre-Master (Extended), Preparation Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition Fee
    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
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.


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

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

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

  • International Applies to you

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Rotterdam

760 - 1,270 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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