The pre-master programme consists of 30 EC (5 courses of 6 EC each) and runs for half a year (February till July). The pre-master programme is only to be taken by students with a suitable HBO degree. It is a bridge programme that aims to prepare HBO students for studying at a university. Therefore, it mostly consists of courses that provide training in academic reading, reasoning, and writing, research methodologies and statistics. Within the Business Administration master, each of the six specialisations has its own pre-master programme. Upon successfully completing the pre-master programme you are entitled to enrol in the associated master programme.