Are you interested in management questions? And would you like to work in an international environment? Then this programme might just be what you are looking for.
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The Bachelor's degree programme in International Business prepares you for a management position in an international environment. You will combine courses in Business Management with courses in Sociology, Economics and Law.
The programme has an international focus. It uses international cases and you will study abroad for one semester. In addition, the entire programme is taught in English.
International Business in Groningen is challenging and fast-paced. You need to be hard-working, have a good command of English and be able to understand mathematical expressions, quantitative research methods and economics. Most importantly, however, you need to be deeply interested in the very broad range of issues that make doing business different from country to country. Learning from lecturers and fellow students of diverse nationalities is therefore essential.
Important to know: The deadline for September 2019 start has passed (January 15, 2019). You can only start the programme in September 2020. The BSc International Business is a fixed quota programme (numerus fixus) accepting only 450 students. All students have to apply in Studielink before 15 January 2020 in order to enter the selection procedure.
The perfect place to study.
After spending a semester abroad in the USA, I was sure that I want to study business and that I would like to continue studying in English. When I visited Groningen, I knew that this would be the perfect place to study. The International Business programme met my expectations. The programme is challenging in a positive way. I believe that it is important to have variety in your studies. Both the lectures and tutorials help us to get a broader understanding of the subjects. The students here are talking English in their daily life and are surrounded by people from all over the world. During tutorials, we work in multicultural groups and this prepares us for succeeding in an international company surrounding. For one of the presentation, I worked together with students from Cyprus, Russia and the Netherlands. In short, beautiful, exciting, loving and in my opinion the perfect place to study.
"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.’
International Business- the best choice for my interests and my future.
I chose to study International Business because I always thought that it would be the best choice for my interests and my future, and indeed it is. This program allows you to have a broader understanding of both the international environment around you and the changes that are continuously happening to our global economy. This program provides you with a broad background in a lot of fields, such as economy, human behaviour and many more..