International Business

Full-time programme in Breda

Structure of the programme

Year 1 is divided into 4 quarters. You will spend half of year 2 in class and the other half doing a work placement. Years 3 and 4 consist of 2 semesters. You can spend the second semesters of these years abroad on a study exchange or graduation assignment.

Foundation phase

In year 1 you will gain basic knowledge that you will apply later. The topics focus on marketing, finance, statistics and business processes. You will take language classes in English and 1 or 2 other foreign languages. You will do group projects and visit international companies. And you will practise skills, like how to conduct meetings and think creatively. You can take 60 ECTS credits in each year of study. You must earn a minimum of 52 ECTS credits in year 1 in order to progress to year 2.

Advanced phase

Year 2 is about deepening and applying knowledge. You will take subjects like project management and corporate culture, and do a work placement. Year 3 deals with International Business Operations, focussing on law, supply chain, business and currency risks. You will follow an exchange programme or complete a minor to expand or deepen your knowledge and skills. The first semester of year 4 is about Strategic Business Decisions. In the second semester, you will do your graduation internship.

Course overview

1-year subjects
Subjects Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
Foreign language x x x x
Financial and Management Accounting I x x
Organisation & People I x
International Business Awareness I x
International Marketing & Sales I x x
Project SWOT Analysis x x
Operations/Supply Chain Management I x
Business Research I x
Project Business Plan x
Intercultural Proficiency I x
Financial and Management Accounting II x
Operations/Supply Chain Management II x
International Marketing and Sales II x
Business Research II x x
Intercultural Proficiency II x
International Marketing & Sales II x
Project Business Research x
2-year subjects
Subjects Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
Investment Decisions x
Marketing x x
Economics x
Business Communication (English) x x
Foreign Language x x
Project Business Strategies x
Financial and Management Decisions x
Management and Organisation x
Project Business Vision x
Corporate Culture x
Qualitative Methods x
Work Placement x x
3-year subjects
Subjects Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
Project Business Expansion x x
International Business Awareness x x
International Marketing & Sales x x
Currency Risk x x
Supply Chain Management x x
Business Communication (English) x x
Financial Management x x
Minor OR Semester Exchange x x
4-year subjects
Subjects Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
Operations & Supply Chain Management (Business Case) x x
Financial Management & Accounting (Business Case) x x
Organisation & People (Business Case) x x
Project Strategic Business Decisions x x
International Marketing & Sales (Business Case) x x
Graduation Internship x x

Additional course overview information

The study programme is founded on so-called 'learning lines'. The key components of the learning lines are knowledge, projects, skills, languages and coaching. You see the knowledge line and language courses above. Skills line courses involve meeting skills, interview skills and presentation skills. Each quarter you will do a project and have coach meetings. You will spend at least one year abroad during a work placement, an exchange programme or the graduation assignment.


Several Partners

joint education

In the third year, you can follow an exchange programme at one of our partner institutions. We have partners in many countries both within and outside Europe. A limited number of places are available.