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

From the second year onwards, you have the opportunity to decide on your focus area in international business. You will spend at least 2 semesters abroad, for a work placement, study exchange/minor or graduation internship. Your minor will permit you to specialise or broaden your scope. For your graduation project, you might do an assignment at an international company or an international research assignment for the Avans Centre of Applied Research Sustainable Business.

Course overview

1-year subjects
Subjects Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
IB Deal Development x x
IB Deal Making x x
Content Creation in combination with Business Research method & skills x x
Product Concept x x
Individual profile: choose from 5 options x x x x
Communication skills, languages & intercultural awareness Personal Leadership x x x x
Product Concept Research x x
Business Model Launch x x
IB Strategy Identification x x
IB Strategy Development in combination with Business Research method & skills x x
Business Model Creation x x
Concept Communication x x
2-year subjects
Subjects Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
IB programme year 2 x x
IB programme year 2/3 Optional: work placement x x
3-year subjects
Subjects Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
IB programme year 2/3 Optional: work placement x x
Graduation programme Optional: minor x x
4-year subjects
Subjects Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
Graduation programme Optional: minor x x
Graduation programme internal or external x x

Additional course overview information

Note: this programme has been introduced as per the 2018-2019 academic year. More details on years 2, 3 and 4 will be added over the course of the year.