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International Business | WINDESHEIM UNIVERSITY

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International Business | WINDESHEIM UNIVERSITY

Are you looking for an International Business programme in the Netherlands, at one of the best Universities of Applied Sciences ?

Do you want to pursue an international career with internationally operating multinational companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, or family businesses?  Are you interested in management, logistics, finance, marketing and languages?

Our four-year English-taught Bachelor’s programme International Business, prepares you for a future management position in the above field. We teach you  what goes on in such an organization, how to maintain relationships with business partners in countries like China, or Malaysia and how to communicate in two different languages.


Starting date: September 2018

You can apply until: June 15, 2018

Degree title: Bachelor of Business Administration

Programme intensity: Full-time

Program duration: 4 years

Language: English

Program location: Zwolle

Tuition fee per year: € 2.060

The focus in the International Business curriculum is equally divided over the two words in the programme’s name; it covers not only all relevant aspects of business and doing business across borders, but also international communication and business culture.

Year 1

In your first year you will be steeped in international business straight away, with a practical week, training sessions and a large variety of subjects you will need as an international business expert! As an IB student, you immediately start working on your proficiency in two modern foreign languages. You also learn right from the start how important it is to be aware of cultural differences in international business. English is a compulsory subject. In addition, you can choose either French, or German. A Dutch-language course is also offered to non-Dutch students.

The first year focuses on several central themes:

- Finance and Accounting - International Law - International Market Research - Introduction to Export - Languages

 Year 2

From your second year on you’ll be digging a lot deeper. You’ll be doing training sessions to develop the skills you need to work successfully in an international organization and the subjects taught in your first year will now be treated in greater depth, so as to teach you everything you need as a future successful professional.

In the second year of the programme, you will also be doing an internship in a  country abroad.

 Year 3

In the third year you will follow “Study Abroad”, which involves six months of study in a foreign country (not compulsory for non-Dutch students). So you will get a lot of exposure to professional practice.

Year 4

In your fourth year you will specialize in one of the fields of international business and you will complete your studies with a final graduation project, demonstrating that you possess all the knowledge and skills required to start a successful career in international business. It’s up to you to decide whether you will be doing your graduation in the Netherlands, or abroad. You’ll be conducting research to analyze a practical situation. Based on your research you will come up with some recommendations of practical use to the company.

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 IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0, or TOEFL (79-93), such as:

Cambridge Proficiency (CPE) B2

Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Grade C (180 - 184)

Cambridge Lower (FCE) Grade A

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

Once you've applied for enrolment, you'll receive an e-mail inviting you to take the Student/Programme Matching Test. The test provides us with extra information about your interests and will serve as input for the personal interview.

Once you’ve completed your application and your educational level has been assessed as equivalent to what we require, you’ll be invited for a personal interview (for example via Skype). The aim is to get to know you better and to check whether your expectations about the programme and Windesheim meet what we can offer.

Ultimate closing date for applications: June 15, 2018, but we prefer earlier applications.
You can also apply while you are still completing your diploma.

Windesheim offers assistance in finding accommodation to international students. We cooperate with a national housing agency in Zwolle called SSH (foundation for student housing). SSH offers furnished student rooms in Zwolle to exchange students and first year foreign students, who are following our English bachelor programmes.

Once you've completed your application for International Business, we'll let you know what you need to do in order to arrange your accommodation. Please note that there are limited numbers of rooms available, so don’t wait too long before applying.

You should expect to pay roughly €300 to €400 a month in rent, per person. Prices depend on the room size, type of room (single or double) and facilities.

In your future job, international organizations are key. You can work for Dutch and foreign multinationals, but also for small and medium-sized export orientated enterprises. You’ve completed a broad-based education and are well prepared for a promising career in international business.

Examples of jobs are: International Project Manager, International Business Developer, Global Product Manager, International Account Manager, International Marketing Manager, Export Manager, International Sales Manager, Marketing Department Director.

Have you developed a taste for studying? Your Bachelor’s degree of International Business opens many doors to academic follow-up programmes, for example International Business Studies.