Marketing Management

B Marketing Management, Bachelor’s Degree (4 years), Full-time

Are you enterprising, do you have a good head for business and are you curious about what makes people tick? Do you regard digital trends as major opportunities? Do you combine a knack for language and communication with an analytical mind and a love of numbers? If so, be sure to enrol in our English-taught Marketing course and develop your talents to the full!

  • Learn all about the latest (digital) marketing trends and developments.
  • Discover the intricacies of consumer behaviour and how to adapt your strategies as needed.
  • Learn to work in campaign and projects teams like professional marketers.
  • Apply your newfound knowledge to tackle interesting real-life cases and projects.
  • Option to complete part of your programme abroad.




  • Bachelor of Science

Study start

  • September


  • Emmen


  • English

Standard duration

4 years


This course amounts to a total of 240 ECTS.


  • EU students (per year)€2,083
  • NON-EU students (per year)€8,150
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Application deadlines

EU students: 15 August
non-EU students: 31 May

‘Everything is Marketing’

Marketing practices extend into just about every area of life, and if you choose to make a career for yourself in this field, you can find an interesting and exciting job in any part of the world. During your course, you will become confident using both online and offline channels of communication. This course prepares you for a career in the dynamic field of digital marketing and international business. You will obtain the skills to investigate markets and understand consumers. The focus of the programme will be on the (online) introduction of new products and services and the strengthening of a market position. Become the new generation digital marketer with an international mindset, by joining this programme.


Bsc in Marketing may land you a career in the world of marketing consultancy, advertising, and other types of businesses as well as non-profits, many of which are becoming increasingly market-oriented. If you’re the independent type and dream of owning your own business, you can also establish yourself as an independent consultant or advisor.

Careers open to you after graduation include:

  • Product Manager
  • Market Researcher
  • Marketer
  • Digital Marketer
  • Marketing Manager
Academic Requirements

To be admitted to one of the bachelor programmes you have to meet certain admission requirements. NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences recognises the following general international qualifications: 

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or European Baccalaureate Diploma
  • High School diploma from an accredited institution
  • Four GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level passes (final grade A, B or C) and two ‘AS’ level passes. These six passes combined must all be in different subjects.
  • Associate, Bachelor or Master Degree

Furthermore, some of our bachelor programmes demand additional entry requirements. These can be found in the list of admissible diplomas. If your diploma is not mentioned in this list, please contact our Information and Registration Centre.


If you are aged 21 or older and would like to enrol at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, but do not currently meet the admission requirements, you are invited to register for the entrance examination. 

For more information, please contact the admissions office at

All non-EEA applicants are required to submit an English proficiency test with their application. Exceptions are made for students, who have had their preparatory education in a country where English is the official working and educational language. The language requirements for EEA students are the same as for Dutch students. If your diploma is listed here, the additional English language test is not required.

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences accepts three kinds of official language tests: IELTS, TOEFL and the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.

  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 for each skill).
  • TOEFL 550 (paper based), 213 (computer-based) and 80 (internet based). Original test results must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to NHL Stenden. The TOEFL institution code for NHL Stenden is 9215.
  • Cambridge ESOL score FCE-C (169, or higher).
  • TOEIC 670 (Listening and Reading) and 290 (Speaking and Writing).

View the comparison between the different scores.

Please note: If you do not have the appropriate level, it is possible to enrol in our English Preparatory Language Course.


Study overview

Year 1

Getting to know Marketing Management

You will immerse yourself in the world of marketing and communication. The entire world will be your playground, where you will learn all about cultural differences in companies. You will gain insights into (online) marketing and sales marketing. You will discover that the knowledge of your (potential) customers is the key to success. The subject Research teaches you which areas you need to observe closely. You will learn to lead meetings, conduct business and give presentations. Various projects and case studies will allow you to apply both your theoretical and practical knowledge. 

In-depth knowledge

In this year, you will work in project teams on assignments from the industry. For instance, you may conduct international market research, or develop marketing and communication strategies. After this, you will present your findings to your client. These projects are enriched with classes on varying subjects.

Internship and international opportunities

The third year is all about personal development and a continued acquaintance with the professional field. You will do a 6-month internship at an internationally orientated company in the Netherlands or elsewhere in the world. Next to that, you will choose a minor subject that fits your preferences, knowledge, and skill set. You may choose to do a minor at one of our campuses around the world, or spend part of your studies at one of over 150 of our partner universities of applied sciences.

In-depth studying and graduation

In year four, it is time to dive even deeper into the world of marketing management and other specialisation subjects. You will conclude your studies with a final project, at an internationally operating organisation of your choice. You will conduct research for this organisation and advise them. You will put to practice all the knowledge and skills that you have gathered over the years and it is a great stepping stone to your first job.


In your third year, you get to specialise in an area of your choice, by selecting a minor subject. With this, you will deepen or broaden your understanding of a certain subject, shaping your own study path in the process.

You may choose to do a minor in Emmen, or go on Grand Tour to one of our other campuses in our Global Campus Network in the Netherlands, Indonesia (Bali), Qatar, South Africa, or Thailand. You are allowed to choose minors from other study programmes as well.

Currently, Marketing Management offers one minor:

Minor Tourism, Event & Experience Marketing

This minor prepares you to analyse the travel, tourism and event industry nationally or internationally. You will gain insights in the event and tourism industry and develop a strategic view on how to create, design, market, sell and promote event and tourism-related products and services. The minor is of a highly practical nature, comprising elements such as business cases, location studies, small events, company visits, field trips and guest lectures.

Both the tourism and event industry have to adapt quickly to changes in consumer behaviour and trends. Events create live communication platforms in an era where digitalisation is playing an important role. But how do you differentiate? This requires creativity, business and organisational skills. This means that you will really develop and create inspiring tours, (re)brand destinations and organise and carry out a memorable event and organise your own field trip. An international field trip is a compulsory part of the minor and additional costs apply.

This study programme is continually being developed. Additional minor subjects will be offered in the future.

Practical learning

International Opportunities

Design Based Education (DBE)

All NHL Stenden programmes are working towards a system of Design Based Education (DBE), which puts co-creation with professionals in the field front and centre. You will be working in small teams of students, teachers, researchers, and industry professionals.