Course Duration: 4 years
Courses start: September 2006
Tuition Fee: € 3,700
Location: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
By integrating theory and practice we enable you to build and develop your
skills as a business manager. The course provides you with your own personal
study coach and all facilities such as computer, library and internet services.
Programme: Major and Minors
The first 2 years and the graduation semester are part of the major, year 3
and the first semester of the fourth year are part of minor (or specialization)
Programme: subjects and activities
- Marketing &.Saies Management
- Management Accounting
- International Business Environment (IBE 1)
- International Management & Organization
- Marketing & Business Communication
- Export Management & Logistics
- Quality & Project Management
- international People Management
Students take part in several excursions. Activities during these excursions
are geared to enable you to develop your knowledge and observational &
analytical skills in a European business environment. There are several
excursions in the Netherlands and three main excursions in:
- Belgium (Brussels; the European Commission).
- Germany (Berlin)
- England (London) or
- Czech Republic (Prague)
The programme and places to visit could change during the year. All these
excursions are integrated into the modules and the Professional Development
Programme, and are included in the tuition fee for non-EU students.
Structure year 3 and 4
The structure of the third and fourth year depends on the chosen minors. The
curriculum includes in all three specializations (minors) an internship in the
fourth year and different modules. The course is concludedwith a final
IBMS provides you with the opportunity to choose a minor (specialization)
that meets your interests and serves your career. This way each student gains a
general knowledge of International Business and Management whilst having the
opportunity to expand into a more specific field of. expertise.
Minor Business to Business
This special subject is on the strategic choices a company faces when
entering new international markets. You have to draft a business plan in which
all aspects-including management, human resources management and financial
management - are dealt with, Special attention must be given to cultural
differences. You also learn to make strategic choices in the
internationalization process of a company, which is necessary to be able to have
a good export plan. You are prepared for employment as an export manager, area
manager or account manager with a large international company such as Shell,
Philips or Bosch.
Minor Retail (& Small) Business
Topics dealt with are developments in international retailing, financial
management, strategic planning and in-store marketing. The theme in the final
year is entrepreneurship, and you will work on integrated projects and in
modules focusing on setting up and running a business venture or department.
Upon graduation, you may seek employment in a management position at the head
office of large international retailers, such as IKEA or AHOLD, or opt to be an
Minor Food & Agri-business
During the course you will learn about the international export business,
product development, food production and (international) marketing. You will
also be introduced to topical issues such as food and health, convenience
products, sustainable production and food safety HACCP. Graduates may apply for
jobs in large international companies, such as Nestlé or Unilever operating in
the field of food production and marketing.
During the optional semester you can take a study in specific minor or an
open minor with a combination of different modules. Examples of a specific
- European retailing
European retail formats and international retailing in a wider economic and
social context. This module includes excursions to European cities.
- Entrepreneurship minor
Business consultancy and feasibility study for a(n) (own) company.
- Open minor
Students can choose modules frorn the IBMS optional module programme.
Students can apply for a semester abroad at a partner university or take part
in the CHN Global Campus entrepreneurship project in South Africa.
Career Options in International Business
- real estate sector;
- production and retailing organisations
- import and export companies and multinationals;
- trade consultants;
- independent entrepreneurs.
- High School Diploma from an accredited institution or secondary education;
Associate Degrees, Diplomas, or BA in economics and non-economics fields.
- TOEFL score 550 or IELTS 6.0
- Submit typewritten Motivation Essay (300-400 words) answering 5 given questions
- Submit Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume containing clear overview of education and work experience