More info about the programme
The International Business Studies programme teaches you everything you need to know about doing business with and in foreign countries. About 80% of the programme is taught in English.
In the first year you will build a foundation with various working methods. Once you have achieved the basic business skills necessary to advance, you will get to choose between how you want to continue your education. Your choice will be based on a combination of your ambitions and/or your learning style. You will choose from the following two forms:
BTEC (year 2/3) The emphasis with the British diploma programme is in application and independent research work.
EBBD (year 2/3) The emphasis with the Certificate of Excellence in European Business behaviour and Democraty is in theory and project-based cooperation.
You will find more information about this under the heading Excellence track & international activities.
In the first year, you will be introduced to entrepreneurship. Theory and projects alternate with application based BTEC units in subjects such as marketing, sales, business economics, commercial calculation, international trade, import and export, arithmetic, Dutch, English and a second foreign language. Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial behaviour modules are also taught in the first year. Employers will really appreciate your ability take initiative, innovate and dare to take risks.
Within the programme you will follow a number of electives. You can choose from the following electives: sustainability, international law, internationalisation, lean and creative, personal profiling, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial behaviour, preparing for hbo or peer coaching.
In the IBS programme we put a lot of attention to personal guidance. If you encounter problems during your study programme, you can discuss them during the mentor lessons and in more personal conversations scheduled for this purpose with your mentor or the study career coach. Personal guidance sessions don’t always have to be about problems related to your education, it can also be about problems in your private life.