Bachelor

International Business

International Business

Do you dream of an international business career? With the English-spoken International Business degree course at the HZ, you gain a lot of international experience. In addition, even during your studies, you start building up a strong network and you spend one to three semesters abroad.

A broad economics course

International Business is a broad economics course that will prepare you for challenging management positions at companies all over the world. From day 1, you start with a solid business administration foundation, including marketing, financial management, market research, business ethics, and international trade. You discover the entrepreneur in you by founding your own company and you make regular excursions to renowned companies. You also be learning one or more languages.


One to three semesters abroad
You get to choose from three different study tracks, with a focus on either learning more languages or learning more about business administration. Whichever study track you choose, you be part of an international class filled with students from all over the world. The course has a strong international focus, as such, you be spending one to three semesters abroad. Which country? That choice is yours to make.


The world is your playground
Are you a manager waiting to blossom? And do you see the world as your playground? Then studying International Business at the HZ is the choice for you. You be trained up into a versatile professional in the world of international business.

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Study tracks

The International Business course offers 3 different study tracks:

Characteristics

  • Bachelor
  • Full time
  • 3 or 4-year track
  • English
  • Vlissingen
Programme

This is International Business

Year 1

You can design part of the International Business study for yourself. For example, you decide what language or languages you learn and what business projects you participate in. In addition, you get to visit various major companies during your first year. Themes that will be addressed during the first study year include:

  • Market Research
  • Information Skills
  • Qualitative Research
  • Intercultural Awareness
  • Human Resources Management
  • Financial Management
  • Sustainable Business Development & Innovation
  • International Trade & Supply Chain Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Business English

Year 2

As in the first study year, in this second year you also be participating in a few business projects. You also continue to focus on one or more languages. This study year will focus on themes such as:

  • Organisational Behaviour & Performance
  • International Marketing Planning
  • Business Accounting
  • Quantitative Research
  • Client Relations Management
  • International Sales & Sales Techniques
  • Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship
  • Business English

Your own company
During the second study year of International Business, you set up your own company, together with some of your fellow students, a so-called Student Company. Together, you brainstorm about the product or service you bring to market. You write a business plan and, of course, you should not forget about the financial picture and marketing.

Year 3

The third study year of the International Business course at the HZ is all about your minor and your internship abroad. What country you go to is entirely up to you. Depending on your study route, you should bear in mind the additional languages you will be studying.

Year 4

The fourth and final study year of the International Business course consists of two parts. In the first semester, you be in school, preparing your graduation project. The second semester will focus on the implementation: you perform in-company research at a Dutch or foreign company.

Study tracks

Study tracks

Within the International Business course, you be given every opportunity to pick the route best suited to you. In the first year, you put your focus on one of the three profiles:

Go global with International Business

Do you already envision an international career in business? Then download the brochure with all the information!

Student stories

What our students say

Do you want to know what our students think of the International Business programme and why they chose this programme? Read the various experiences of our students.

Applying

Have you made your choice? Read all about our application procedure.

Entry requirements

To be admitted to the International Business course, you need:

  • A good command of written and spoken English (level IELTS 6.0)
  • Basic mathematics skills, including working with fractions, percentages, and simply equations
  • For the Business & Language specialisation: a second (and possibly third) modern foreign language, such as French level A2, German and Spanish start at level 0.

You find more details on our special entry requirements page.

Alternative entrance exam

If you don’t have the appropriate secondary school diploma, and if you are at least 21 years old, you may be exempted from this requirement. The HZ provides the possibility of taking an alternative entrance exam.

Fees and finances

In addition to the specified tuition fee, there are additional costs for, for example, your books. These costs total about €500, - per year. In addition, there are certain costs associated with the excursions. These costs total approximately €200.

Contact

Do you have any questions or would you like more information about this course? Then please contact domain bureau HZ Business, Vitality & Hospitality by telephone at +31 (0)118 - 489 880 or by e-mail to ba@hz.nl.

Do you dream of an international career in business?

Download the brochure with all the information about the International Business programme.

Your future

After graduation

Bachelor's degree

Congratulations, you’ve graduated! From now on, you can put the title of ‘Bachelor of Business Administrations’ behind your name. Did you participate in the Honour Programme in addition to your studies? Then you receive an additional certificate together with your degree.

Career prospects

After your graduation, you can find work anywhere in the world. There is an increasing demand for well-educated managers with international experience, so you’ve got great carer prospects. Some positions you could consider:

  • Marketing Professional
  • (International) Market Researcher
  • Export Consultant
  • Procurement Manager

Further studies

Do you want to continue studying after completing the International Business course? Then you have various options at your disposal. It might be that prior to a master’s degree, you will be required to complete a pre-master. At the University of Tilburg, various Masters’ degrees are being offered that are a great match for graduates of the International Business course at the HZ. These include:

  • Master’s in information management
  • Master’s in international management
  • Master’s in marketing management
  • Master’s in marketing research
  • Master’s in strategic management
  • Master’s in supply chain management

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