International Business

Full-time programme in 's-Hertogenbosch

Structure of the programme

The 4-year programme consists of professional achievements to complete to become an IB professional. Based on your knowledge, experience and preferences you will develop your individual learning path while working on real-life projects, which you carry out with fellow students and professional field representatives. You will choose and decide which projects, placements and training will help you to obtain the expected results in order to graduate.

Foundation phase

You will explore international business topics such as sales, marketing, finance and organisation & people. Study trips abroad, meeting entrepreneurs and doing research are part of the programme. You will work on your professional skills and cross-cultural capabilities including English and a choice of other languages. Your progress will be assessed through group and individual assessments. You must earn a minimum of 52 ECTS credits out of 60 in year 1 in order to progress to year 2.

Advanced phase

Starting from year 2, you choose your international business focus area. You spend at least 2 semesters abroad on a work placement, minor or graduation placement. You can order your modules yourself, doing your placement at the end of year 2 or start of year 3. You can take your minor in year 3 or 4. Graduation covers 2 semesters and can be started in year 3. Your minor allows you to specialise or broaden your scope. Your graduation project may involve an assignment at an international company.

Course overview

1-year subjects
Subjects Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
IB Expertise 1.1 x x
Personal Leadership 1.1 x x
IB Professional Profile 1.1 x x
Product Concept Creation x x
Concept Design x x
Deal Proposal x x
Deal Closing x x
Intercultural Business Communication – DU/FR/GE/SP x x x x
IB Organisation in Action x x
IB Data Intelligence Solution x x
IB Organisational Improvement x x
IB Data Intelligence Insights x x
IB Expertise 1.2 x x
IB Professional Profile 1.2 x x
Personal Leadership 1.2 x x
2-year subjects
Subjects Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
IB programme year 2 x x
IB programme year 2 / work placement x x
3-year subjects
Subjects Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
IB programme year 3 / work placement x x
Graduation programme / minor x x
4-year subjects
Subjects Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
Graduation programme / minor x x x x