International Business

3 Years
Start date:
1st September.
Entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences
Tuition fees:
Please see our tuition fees page
What is this programme about

The International Business School (IBS) at Hanze University of Applied Sciences (UAS), Groningen
prepares students from all over the world for careers in international business. Founded in 1988, IBS is the oldest International Business School in the Netherlands. Of the 900 students studying at IBS, more than half come from outside the Netherlands. The combination of a multi-cultural student body and our multicultural staff provides the ultimate international atmosphere. During this four-year Bachelor's degree students will study abroad at one of our many partner schools and complete work placements (one of them being their graduation project) in two companies. You can major in one of the following areas, each offering a wide range of career opportunities as management trainees around the world relating to your chosen major:

  • International Marketing
  • International Management
  • International Finance & Accounting
  • International Travel & Tourism
  • Internationale Betriebswirtschaft: programme taught mainly in German, esp. in 1st year

There are experience reports from Heike EekhoffAnn KristinCarolin Neigel and Linda,Alina Boekholt

Programme Outline
The first year covers two themes:
The Consultant and The Entrepreneur. In the second year you will specialize by choosing a major. Your third year will be based outside Hanze University of Applied Sciences (UAS), Groningen: one semester at one of our foreign-based partner universities ( and one semester on work placement in a country other than your country of origin. In the fourth year the focus will be on deepening your knowledge in relation to your major and your final graduation project.

Programme Duration
Full-time (240 ECTS), 4 years.

English (Study: Internationale Betriebswirtschaft: German taught programme)

Degree Awarded
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Entry Requirements
Students with a secondary school diploma (i.e. (Fach)Hochschulreife) that qualifies them for entry to a university of applied sciences and who have a good command of English are eligible to apply for this degree programme.

Additional information is available on our website:

Contact person: Ulrike Mathies 
For Internationale Betriebswirtschaft: Froukje Wijma

Hanze D-team 
Unser Hanze D-Team ist ein Team aus deutschen Studenten und steht dir
jederzeit gerne für Fragen und Antworten zur Verfügung.

Telefon: 0031 - 61 - 3949879
Mittwoch: 17:30 -19:30
Donnerstag: 17:30 - 19:30


Other institutes offering this degree programme

Fontys Venlo University of Applied SciencesHZ University of Applied SciencesHAN University of Applied SciencesMaastricht UniversityThe Hague University of Applied SciencesWindesheim University of Applied Sciences
Request brochure or ask a question!

By sending this form you agree to receive further information and the newsletter to your mailbox. You agree that your details are forwarded to the institute to give you a reply. All offered services are free of charge.