Are you interested in understanding the challenges international companies face, and how they deal with such challenges? Then this programme might just be what you are looking for.
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, Psychology, Economics and Law.
The programme has an international focus. It centers on real-world examples of international business and you will study abroad for one semester. 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 BSc International Business is a fixed quota programme (numerus fixus) accepting only 550 students. The application deadline for September 2022 was 15 January 2022. All applicants have to follow the selection procedure.
The International Business programme allows me to broaden my professional connections whilst interacting with people from all around the world. What I like most about the programme is how effectively students are being prepared for the corporate world. For example, we work in small-group tutorials and teams on designing new business products for companies. My advice for new students is to stay on top of their studies, as the first year is the most eventful.
(BSc IB student Bruno Alecchi)
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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 presentations, 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.
(BSc IB student Josephine Cartens)