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In this English-taught course you will learn about the inner workings of organizations and how they market their product or service around the world. You will learn to recognize and seize business opportunities. Additionally, you will develop the skills needed to work in a variety of cultural environments. Collaboration with people from different backgrounds and international trade, play a big part in this course. That is why you will work together with Dutch and other international students right from the start. 


Starting date: September 2018/February 2019

You can apply until: August 15, 2018/January 17, 2019

Degree title: Bachelor of Business Administration

Programme intensity: Full-time

Program duration: 4 years

Language: English

Program location: Emmen - Leeuwarden

Tuition fee per year: € 2.060

In the first year you learn the basics of business management and cultural awareness. Marketing, sales and logistics are some of the classes you will attend. In addition to English, you will also explore a different foreign language, which may help you later on in your career.

In the second year you will broaden your knowledge on business management themes. You learn to make tactical decisions, while considering ethical and social factors. In groups, you will tackle ever more challenging assignments from the field.

In the last two years of the study programme, you will gain in-depth business knowledge, and you are being prepared for the international business field. You will go on a half-year internship and do a minor, which adds to your development. Both of these aspects offer plenty of international opportunities. Your course concludes with a graduation assignment, in which you apply your expertise to a complex international issue from the field.

All courses and examinations will be in English, so you need a good command of spoken and written English.

The level required for admission should be an equivalent of the Academic IELTS 6.0 (International English Language Testing System), with a minimum of 5.0 for each skill.

TOEFL 550 (paper based), 213 (computer-based) and 80 (internet based).

Cambridge ESOL score FCE-C (169, or higher).

Greek high school diploma (Apolytirio Genikou Lykeio), with a general grade of at least 10, preferably with economics.

We advise you to apply before May 1, for the September study start.

Stenden University of Applied Sciences has the right to refuse applications by students, which meet the admission requirements, but which are sent after May 1.  

In case you have not obtained your secondary school diploma yet, you can already apply by submitting your current grade list.

Ultimate closing date for applications for the September 2018 study start: August 15, 2018.

Ultimate closing date for applications for the February 2019 study start: January 17, 2019.

Finding a place to live in the north of the Netherlands, where NHL Stenden’s branches are located is relatively easy.

Once you have been admitted and have registered for a study programme at NHL Stenden, you should start looking for accommodation. We recommend you to start early with finding a suiting accommodation. This way you can ensure you find the right place to live during your study.

In the Netherlands, it is common for students to rent a room in a shared house or apartment with other students. There are also options to rent a one-bedroom or studio apartment. Student accommodation is usually provided by real estate agents or private landlords who advertise their rooms on different platforms.  

Many people use Facebook to advertise accommodation and to find flatmates. 

With your bachelor diploma (BBA International Business), you are ready to make a difference in international trade. You know how organizations work and how to do business internationally. During your studies, you have worked to specialize yourself in a certain area, preparing you to work towards any of the following functions: International marketing manager - Account manager- Export manager - Corporate communications manager - Branch manager - Product manager.

With a Bachelors diploma from Stenden University of Applied Sciences, you can continue doing a Master’s programme. If you want to do this abroad, you can usually start straightaway. If you have done your minor at a research university in the Netherlands during the third year of your studies at the Stenden University of Applied Sciences, you can normally get direct access to a Master’s programme at a research university in the Netherlands as well. Otherwise for continuing with a Master study in the Netherlands, you may be requested to do a Pre-Master.