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International Business and Management Studies

Degree type
BBA
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
48 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
University of Applied Sciences
City
Utrecht

Program description

International Business & Management Studies at Hogeschool Utrecht is a dynamic program that prepares students optimally for a career at international companies or Dutch companies with international relations.

International Business and Management Studies (IBMS) is a four-year business programme in an international setting. A 3-year short track program is available for selected dutch vwo and foreign A-level students. IBMS focuses on the international aspects of marketing and sales, management, finance and logistics and leads to a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

International Business for Emerging Markets’ is a unique specialization within the Bachelor program International Business and Management Studies (IBMS) at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. This specialization focuses on economic and social business solutions for developing areas and emerging markets. It involves all aspects of doing international business, and in particular in the context of emerging markets and developing areas.

International Business and Management Studies Program Content

International Business and Management Studies is a broad, international, English taught program about international management and economics. It prepares students for positions in international companies and organizations. Next to courses in Marketing & Sales, Business Finance, Organization and Logistics, much attention is given to Management coursers, Strategy Development and Intercultural Communication. Of course much time is spent to English as well as a second foreign language. A considerable part of the student population comes from abroad, and students are working in multicultural groups. Also, many of our teachers come from other countries. During your studies, two internships are part of the program, one of 10 weeks, the other 20 weeks. One of these internships needs to be in another country. Another requirement is to study in another country for one semester (half year) with one of our partner universities. These universities are all over the world, so there are many choices. By close cooperation with business partners, students can work on projects to resolve real business problems.

International Business and Management Studies

Nothing compares with the learning experience of an internship in the real world itself! During the two internship periods, International Business and Management students get a real taste of the business world outside school. You can make your internships a challenging and diverse learning experience. Internship Coordinators are ready to guide you. At least one internship needs to be done abroad. Internship 1 is in the second year and lasts 11 weeks; internship 2 is in the fourth year and lasts 20 weeks. Often the second internship is an important step towards finding your first job after graduation!

International Business and Management Studies Honors Program

The Faculty of Economics and Management rewards students that want to put more work into their bachelor course. From the second year a limited number of ambitious students can take part in the FEM Top class program. Giving them an extra study program that differentiates them for the other bachelor students.

Taking part in the Faculty of Economics and Management Top class means an extra challenge and an extra effort. The program is an addition to the regular International Business and Management Studies bachelor program. Students will work on their business skills with extra attention for consultancy, project management, internationalization and research. This extra program of 30 ECTS is divided over the second, third and fourth year.

International Business and Management Studies Career Prospects

International Business and Management Studies graduates are equipped to enter a wide range of business-related careers at middle management level. Career paths include: financial services, marketing, human resources, operations management, retailing and public sector.

IBMS graduates are very successful and employers are impressed by their breadth of knowledge and practical approach. There is considerable demand for our graduates, also internationally. IBMS graduates usually start their careers at middle management level as (Junior) Product Manager, Marketing Manager, Marketing Director or Sales coordinator, Area Sales Manager, Purchasing Manager or Advisor, HRM Manager, Consultant or Controller.

International Business and Management Studies Student Reviews

Read what IBMS students at HU University have to say about the program. Soraya Raufi is from Afghanistan and feel in love with the International Business and Management program. She thinks it is great that "you do not focus on one certain aspect of business but on a lot of areas like Marketing, Logistics, Business Economics, Research Skills, Project Management and Critical thinking".

Read what students have to say about the International Business and Management Studies program.

International Business and Management Studies Related Programs

Besides the International Business and Management Studies Bachelor program, HU University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht offers a range of other Management related programs such as International Marketing Management.

See which programs are related to the International Business and Management Studies bachelor program.

International Business and Management Studies Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the International Business and Management Studies Bachelor program will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top professional Bachelor of Business Administration degree from HU University.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the International Business and Management Studies program.

About HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (HU) is one of the largest further education colleges in the Netherlands and is funded by the state. It has over 38,000 students with more than one hundred different nationalities. And yet, our students still experience our educational environment as small-scale and personal. This is thanks to the numerous locations where the courses are housed according to discipline and the high quality of our teaching staff, who place great emphasis on personal supervision. 

One of the missions of Utrecht University of Applied Sciences is to contribute to a sustainable knowledge society with people as the starting point; a place where students and staff have the opportunity to broaden their horizons and feel at home.

HU is a place to make contacts which you will treasure for the rest of your life. HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht: a great start for an international adventure.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

(Senior) secondary school diploma with higher education entrance qualification. Diploma examples: An International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate Diploma; Australia: a pass in the Australian Matriculation Examination; China: senior middle school diploma; France: Baccalaureat; Germany: Abitur (allgemeine Hochschulreife) or Fachhochschulreife; Italy: Diploma di Maturita; Switzerland: Maturitatszeugnis; The Netherlands: HAVO or VWO or MBO level 4; UK: A or AS levels, or a combination of 4 (I)GCSE's with A, B or C grade AND two A/ AS levels; United States: Highschool diploma with college preparatory programme; General: a Matriculation Certificate

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