The Bachelor's degree programme in International Business prepares you for a management position in an international environment. You will combine courses in Business Management with courses in Sociology, Economics and Law.

The programme has an international focus. It uses international cases and it has a compulsory minor in which you study abroad for one semester. In addition, the entire programme is taught in English.

In the first year of this three-year programme, you will lay a solid foundation by taking courses in Organisational Theory, Strategic Management and Marketing. You will also study Economics, International Law, Research Methodology and English. In the second year, you will strengthen this basic knowledge and improve your scientific skills. You will also take guest lectures, workshops and seminars and you will make short study trips. In the first semester of the third year, you will study abroad. You will finish the programme by writing a thesis, after which you may continue with a Master's programme.

Job perspectives

After graduation, you may find a management position at a large international company, a government institution or another organization. You can work in export, marketing or sales for example.

A Master's in International Business and Management will give you the credentials to work for a multinational firm and any number of governmental institutions and international organisations. If you were to choose the Research Master's you could move into academia and perhaps decide to go even further and earn a PhD.

Plenty of multinationals will be interested in students with an academic degree in business. For instance companies like Microsoft, Siemens, Capgemini, Toyota, Samsung, Ahold, Heineken, Unilever, Ikea, Zara, H&M and Virgin all need internationally trained employees. Your position within this kind of organisations can vary from export manager or international marketer to international sales manager, product manager or human resource manager. But numerous other career opportunities will lie ahead of you. This, of course, depends on the choices you make during and after studying. Many organisations also offer traineeships and junior positions which will introduce you to the different types of activities.

Job examples

  • Export manager
  • International marketeer
  • International sales manager
  • International product manager
  • Human resource manager

Admission requirements

Language requirements

If you have completed your secondary education in an EU/EEA country, or if you are a native English speaker, you will not have to provide proof of English language proficiency.

If you are not exempted, the language requirements are:

  • IELTS overall: 6,
  • IELTS writing 5.5, IELTS speaking 6,
  • TOEFL paper-based 550,
  • TOEFL internet based 80,
  • CAE/CPE: C, B or A,
  • CEFR: B2/C1.

Previous education

You will need a secondary education with qualifications for entrance to an undergraduate programme at a university. This includes:

  • UK - 3 A Levels
  • Germany - Abitur
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma - 24 points or higher.

If you want to know if your diploma is accepted, please contact us or look on our website.

Additional requirement

If Mathematics is not/has not been one of your final-year subjects during your pre-university education (or you took the lowest level, e.g. Maths Studies) then you will need to show proof of your level of Maths proficiency.

Application deadlines

  • EU/EEA students: May 01, 2019
  • Non-EU/EEA students: May 01, 2019

Tuition fees

  • EU/EEA-students: €2083
  • non-EU/EEA students: €8900
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Last updated October 16, 2018
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