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International Business

Programma

  • 1e jaar

    The first year starts off with an intensive introductory programme, in which you attend your first classes and obtain important study information. The course units cover the fundamental disciplines of International Business, such as International Management, Economics, Financial Accounting, as well as International Marketing and International Business Law. You will also be provided with a solid foundation in statistics. The first year features training in reading and writing academic English.

    The first year starts off with an intensive introductory programme, in which you attend your first classes and obtain important study information. The course units cover the fundamental disciplines of International Business, such as International Management, Economics, Financial Accounting, as well as International Marketing and International Business Law. You will also be provided with a solid foundation in statistics. The first year features training in reading and writing academic English.

  • 2e jaar

    In the second year of the programme you will take further course units in Cross-Cultural Management, Comparative Country Studies, as well as Research Methods and Statistics. You will do a lot of reading and independent study. You will attend classes and lectures by guest speakers, participate in small discussion groups, work on team projects, attend workshops and seminars and take short study trips.

    In the second year of the programme you will take further course units in Cross-Cultural Management, Comparative Country Studies, as well as Research Methods and Statistics. You will do a lot of reading and independent study. You will attend classes and lectures by guest speakers, participate in small discussion groups, work on team projects, attend workshops and seminars and take short study trips.

  • 3e jaar

    Once you have met the requirements of the first part of the programme, ideally by the end of the second year, you will spend a semester abroad at one of our many partner universities in Europe, Latin America, Australia, North America, or Asia. This is a major opportunity to further develop your cross-cultural and language skills and you will be able to take courses in which your host institution has a particular expertise. The final stage of the Bachelor's programme is the writing of a thesis.

    Once you have met the requirements of the first part of the programme, ideally by the end of the second year, you will spend a semester abroad at one of our many partner universities in Europe, Latin America, Australia, North America, or Asia. This is a major opportunity to further develop your cross-cultural and language skills and you will be able to take courses in which your host institution has a particular expertise. The final stage of the Bachelor's programme is the writing of a thesis.

Opbouw programma

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Economics for IB (5 EC)
English for IB (5 EC)
Financial Accounting for IB (5 EC)
Global Supply Chain Management (5 EC)
International Business Environment (5 EC)
International Marketing for IB (5 EC)
Introduction to International Business (5 EC)
Management Accounting for IB (5 EC)
Organizational Behaviour for IB (5 EC)
Organizational Structure (5 EC)
Research Methodology for IB (5 EC)
Statistics I for IB (5 EC)
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Comparative Country Studies (5 EC)
Cross Cultural Management (5 EC)
Ethics and International Business (5 EC)
Finance & Risk Management for IB (5 EC)
Foreign Dir. Investment, Trade & Geography (5 EC)
Global Business History (5 EC)
Global Political Economy (5 EC)
Information Systems Management (5 EC)
Innovation Management in Multinationals (5 EC)
International Business Law (5 EC)
Qualitative Research Methods for IB (5 EC)
Statistics II for IB (5 EC)
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Bachelor's Thesis IB (10 EC)
Empirical Research Project for IB (5 EC)
International Financial Management (5 EC)
International Strategic Management (5 EC)
Managing Int. Business Organizations (10 EC)
Study abroad (= foreign minor) (30 EC)

For info on all courses, check: http://www.rug.nl/ocasys/feb/vak/showpos?opleiding=5239 International Business students have to hit the ground running. With an obligatory semester abroad, students have just five short semesters to do a lot of work. If you fall too far behind in the beginning, you will not be able to meet the strict mid-programme requirements that must be fulfilled before you can go abroad.

For info on all courses, check: http://www.rug.nl/ocasys/feb/vak/showpos?opleiding=5239

International Business students have to hit the ground running. With an obligatory semester abroad, students have just five short semesters to do a lot of work. If you fall too far behind in the beginning, you will not be able to meet the strict mid-programme requirements that must be fulfilled before you can go abroad.

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is verplicht
  • Maximaal 30 EC

Once you have met the requirements of the first part of the programme, ideally by the end of the second year, you will spend a semester abroad at one of our many partner universities in Europe, Latin America, Australia, North America, or Asia. This is a major opportunity to further develop your cross-cultural and language skills and you will be able to take courses in which your host institution has a particular expertise.

(Bindend) studieadvies

  • Minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden (bindend)

You will be offered study advice after the first year of study. You can expect a positive result if you have earned more than 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative result, you will not be allowed to continue with your degree programme.

You will receive preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you stand. Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system.

N.B. Some degree programmes use a tutoring system; please check with your study advisor.

You will be offered study advice after first year of study. You can expect a positive result if you have earned more than 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative result, you will not be allowed to continue with your degree programme.

You will receive preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you stand. Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system. N.B. Some degree programmes use a tutoring system; please check with your study advisor.

Waarom in Groningen?

International Business is an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only 1% of universities reach worldwide. The programme is about business theories as well as organisations ánd their settings. It is the intellectual understanding and their sensitivity to differences in perceptions and approaches that equips international business students to correctly analyse situations and to determine effective responses.

International Business is an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only 1% of universities reach worldwide. The programme is about business theories as well as organisations ánd their settings. It is the intellectual understanding and their sensitivity to differences in perceptions and approaches that equips international business students to correctly analyse situations and to determine effective responses.

Studying means working independently and planning your studies yourself, but of course, the faculty will help you do so. Together with other first-years, you will participate in a mentor group. The mentor, a senior student, will help you quickly learn the ins and outs of the faculty. In addition, you will discuss your study progress with your tutor (a lecturer-supervisor) at regular intervals. The study advisor's are available to help you with specific study problems.

Studying means working independently and planning your studies yourself, but of course, the faculty will help you do so. Together with other first-years, you will participate in a mentor group. The mentor, a senior student, will help you quickly learn the ins and outs of the faculty. In addition, you will discuss your study progress with your tutor (a lecturer-supervisor) at regular intervals. The study advisor's are available to help you with specific study problems.

  • Testimonial van Laurien Verschuur

    "It's everything I expected it to be"

    'After I graduated from high school I took the time to figure out what to do next, and decided to go live in China for six months. I worked as an au pair and my time there made me realise I really wanted to study something with an international orientation. When I got back, I decided to do International Business in Groningen, because the study programme and city really appealed to me. It's everything I expected it to be. My study programme is fun and challenging.'

    Sluiten
    – Laurien Verschuur
  • Testimonial van Magdalena Langosch

    – Magdalena Langosch
  • Opleidingsvideo

    'I have not regretted Groningen for one minute'

    'I knew I wanted to do International Business, but I also wanted to study in English and in an international environment. Groningen met all those prerequisites, and I have not regretted Groningen for one minute. The best subject I took so far was International Economics and Trade. It has a strong connection to the real world. As part of my bachelor programme, I'm going to study at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University for a semester. I'll take classes there in both business and Chinese culture.'

    Sluiten
    – Opleidingsvideo
  • Testimonial van Joeri van Geelen

    "Earn that entry ticket to a challenging and fast-paced international career"

    During my BSc programme I studied in Nottingham for a semester. That's when I realised I can earn that entry ticket to a challenging and fast-paced international career, when I excel academically. I decided to attend two MSc programmes: International Management and CEMS. I live and work in Beijing, studying Mandarin. I established an internet business and started an intern ship at Siemens Wind Power in Shanghai, which grants me access to a challenging career in the energy or consultancy sector.

    Sluiten
    – Joeri van Geelen
  • Testimonial van Luchien Karsten

    "I really enjoy stimulating our students to develop a cosmopolitan vision and attitude"

    Prof. Luchien Karsten (57) Lecturer in International Business

    ‘What I think is unique in International Business is the way the programme looks at the world around us. We never confine ourselves to our own country but look at other countries and cultures as well. We are very fond of making comparisons. We use the terms cross-border, cross-cultural and cross-functional to refer to this.

    By cross-border and cross-cultural we mean that we look over national boundaries and at other cultures, and by cross-functional we mean that we do not limit ourselves to one function within a company. This approach makes the programme properly international and differentiates IB from other programmes in the field.

    The reasoning behind this is that more and more companies, including small and medium-sized businesses, are being confronted with internationalization. Managers need to know about other markets and have skills in the field of dealing with people and customs from other cultures.

    I really enjoy stimulating our students to develop a cosmopolitan vision and attitude. But the students have to be open to this. You have to enjoy the confrontation with other dimensions. This means that IB is particularly suitable for students who want to broaden their career horizons.’

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    – Luchien Karsten
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