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International Business

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.

**Best BSc International Business in the Netherlands  - Elsevier 2016 **

**Service offered to international prospective students: schedule a campus tour**

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.

In the first year of this three-year programme you will lay a solid foundation by taking courses in Organisation Theory, Strategic Management and Marketing. You will also study Economics, International Law, Research Methodology and English. In the second year you will strengthen this basic knowledge and improve your scientific skills. You will also take guest lectures, workshops and seminars and you will make short study trips. In the first semester of the third year, you will study abroad. You will finish the programme by writing a thesis, after which you may continue with a Master's programme.

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.

**Best BSc International Business in the Netherlands  - Elsevier 2016 **

**Service offered to international prospective students: schedule a campus tour**

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. 

More about this programme
  • Programme movie

    '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.'

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    – Programme movie
  • Testimonial of 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.'

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    – Laurien Verschuur
  • Testimonial of 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.

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    – Joeri van Geelen
  • Testimonial of 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
  • Testimonial of Magdalena Langosch

    – Magdalena Langosch
Facts & Figures
Degree
BSc in International Business
Croho code
50019
Course type
Bachelor
Language of instruction
English (100%)
Duration
36 months (180 ECTS)
Start
SeptemberSeptember
Programme form
full-time
Faculty
Economics and Business
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