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International Business

Course duration
4 years
Starts in
February & September
Location
Multiple locations
Diploma
Bachelor of Business Administration

With our International Business degree you get to explore the many different aspects of business and learn to bridge gaps between cultures so as to realise a company’s international ambitions. You learn to recognise and explore business prospects at an international management level and initiate change. With opportunities for studying and working abroad, this international management programme gives you the skillset for becoming a valuable addition in any internationally operating corporation.

  • Work on challenges set by industry to provide solutions to current issues  
  • Focus on business and intercultural skills 
  • Specialise in your field with over 100 minors we have on offer in your third year
  • Gain international experience in an international environment with more than 80 nationalities
  • Explore the world on Grand Tour to BaliSouth Africa and Thailand or go to one of the 120 Exchange partner universities around the globe 
  • Design your own study path and work with your study coach on your personal development  
  • Do an internship in your third year and raise your career prospects: many interns start their career in the same company
  • NHL Stenden offers first-year international students a housing guarantee through its accommodation partners. Check out our housing page for more information.  

     

If you want to attend the International Business course in Leeuwarden, you can start in September and February. In Emmen the course only starts in September.

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Overview of International Business

Diploma
Bachelor of Business Administration
Starts in
February & September
Location
Emmen & Leeuwarden
Language
English
Course duration
4 years
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What International Business offers

Wherever your interest in business lies, whether it’s marketing and sales, organisations and people, or supply chain and operations management, this international business programme prepares you to be a manager in the industry. Throughout your studies, you have a personal coach helping you design your study path and identify what you need to achieve your ambitions. Your personal growth is important to becoming a competent professional in international business management and so as to develop your skills and interests, you determine part of the programme yourself. You select your own elective subjects, minors, internship and time spent abroad. And you choose the subject of your graduation project that will launch your international business management career. 

International Business in practice  

You work on assignments from real companies in each year of the course, collaborating in small groups and drawing on the skills and experience of lecturers and professionals in international business. This method of working (Design-Based Education) means you learn to draw on feedback to adapt your ideas and become more flexible, while also developing your teamwork and leadership skills – essential qualities that you’ll need when working in international business management. It means you get hands-on experience of what it’s like to research and understand a company’s business, develop solutions based on marketing, finance or logistics principles and writing, for instance, export plans.   

Gain international experience

Studying international business at NHL Stenden means combining business and management skills with languages so that you have a strong sense of the business and intercultural skills needed for today’s worldwide markets. Students and lecturers come from all over the world so you get to study in a truly multicultural environment. You can also spend part of your degree studying international business abroad. Our participation in RUN-EU means you can join Short Advanced Programmes and carry out projects with partner institutions in Europe. You can also go to one of the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences Grand Tour locations in South AfricaBali or Thailand. Or you can go on an exchange to a partner institution and delve into a totally new way of studying. With over 100 different minors on offer through NHL Stenden and held at locations all over the world, you're sure to find the perfect specialisation, from Business Innovation & Marketing to Critical Thinking & Data-Driven Decision Making to International Business Strategy

The #6 reasons to study at NHL Stenden

Have you seen our #6 reasons why you should most definitely, without a doubt, come study at NHL Stenden? Read about how our students and alumni not only value NHL Stenden’s top quality education and the amazing global network, but also feel that what they learn is really relevant thanks to our educational concept and the work opportunities we offer – and they get to enjoy a great, affordable student life while they’re at it.

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