The decision to admit a student is primarily based on formal admission standards. The assumption is that candidates with a university degree in business economics will already have adequate knowledge and skills will encounter no significant obstacles to completing the programme. Additional requirements may be set in the case of other degrees. In general it is assumed that candidates have three years of relevant experience. In certain cases additional requirements may be set, for example for a compulsory work placement during the programme.
The following types of candidates will generally be admitted without any additional requirements:
- Graduates (Master) in Economics or Business Administration (with a specialization in Business Economics);
- candidates in possession of a post-graduate controller's degree or a registered accountant's diploma;
- candidates in possession of an ACT membership qualification.
The following types of candidates may have academic shortcomings that will need to be addressed:
- Graduates (Master) in Economics or Business Administration (other specializations);
- Graduates (Dr / Master) in Law, Mathematics or Science;
- candidates in possession of an ACT associate qualification.
Graduates (Master) from other disciplines may also be admitted in certain cases. Candidates with a Bachelor's degree or a Dutch HBO diploma and practical experience may also be admitted under certain circumstances. Candidates in both categories should take into account the fact that deficiency exams may be required depending on their specific situation.
The final decision on admission will also be made partly based on an admissions interview. The intention is to determine a candidate's likelihood of success in the programme. The candidate's previous education, practical experience and motivation will be taken into account.
The assessment will be somewhat cursory for the first category mentioned above. In other cases a more comprehensive review will apply, including the identification of any deficiencies. A remedial programme designed to address these deficiencies will be developed. This programme will be suited to the participants' knowledge and skills levels. The admissions procedure will also focus on a balanced composition of the participant groups. The aim is to select candidates so that a majority consists of (prospective) treasurers currently working in non-financial businesses and institutions. If necessary, candidates may be denied admission until the following year. The decisions of the Admission Board are final.