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The award
BSc

How long you will study
36 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 8300

All study options

About International business at University of Groningen

Are you interested in management questions? And would you like to work in an international environment? Then this programme might just be what you are looking for.

**Best BSc International Business in theNetherlands - Elsevier2016**

**Service offered to international prospectivestudents: schedulea campus tour**

The Bachelor's degree programme in International Businessprepares you for a management position in an internationalenvironment. You will combine courses in Business Management withcourses in Sociology, Economics and Law.
The programme has an international focus. It uses internationalcases and you will study abroad for one semester. In addition, theentire programme is taught in English.
In the first year of this three-year programme you will lay a solidfoundation by taking courses in Organisation Theory, StrategicManagement and Marketing. You will also study Economics,International Law, Research Methodology and English. In the secondyear you will strengthen this basic knowledge and improve yourscientific skills. You will also take guest lectures, workshops andseminars and you will make short study trips. In the first semesterof the third year, you will study abroad. You will finish theprogramme by writing a thesis, after which you may continue with aMaster's programme.

Are you interested in management questions? And would you like to work in an international environment? Then this programme might just be what you are looking for.

**Best BSc International Business in theNetherlands - Elsevier2016**

**Service offered to international prospectivestudents: schedulea campus tour**

The Bachelor's degree programme in International Businessprepares you for a management position in an internationalenvironment. You will combine courses in Business Management withcourses in Sociology, Economics and Law.

The programme has an international focus. It uses internationalcases and you will study abroad for one semester. In addition, theentire programme is taught in English.

International Business in Groningen is challenging andfast-paced. You need to be hard-working, have a good command ofEnglish and be able to understand mathematical expressions,quantitative research methods and economics. Most importantly,however, you need to be deeply interested in the very broad range of issues that make doing business different from country tocountry. Learning from lecturers and fellow students of diversenationalities is therefore essential. 

After your studies

Job prospects

Master's in IB&M will give you the credentials to work for amultinational firm, governmental institutions and internationalorganisations. You can work in export, marketing or sales for example. Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited,a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide,your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

If you were to choose the Research Master's you could move intoacademia, perhaps decide to go further and earn a PhD.
Plenty of multinationals will be interested in students with an academic degree in business. For instance companies like Microsoft,Siemens, Capgemini, Toyota, Samsung, Ahold, Heineken, Unilever,Ikea, Zara, H&M and Virgin all need internationally trainedemployees. Your position within these kind of organisations canvary from export manager or international marketer, tointernational sales manager, product manager or human resourcemanager. But numerous other career opportunities will lie ahead ofyou. This of course depends on the choices you make during andafter studying. Many organisations also offer traineeships andjunior positions which will introduce you to the different types ofactivities.

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To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: CareerServices

Master's in IB&M will give you the credentials to work for amultinational firm, governmental institutions and internationalorganisations. You can work in export, marketing or sales for example. Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited,a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide,your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

If you were to choose the Research Master's you could move intoacademia, perhaps decide to go further and earn a PhD.
Plenty of multinationals will be interested in students with an academic degree in business. For instance companies like Microsoft,Siemens, Capgemini, Toyota, Samsung, Ahold, Heineken, Unilever,Ikea, Zara, H&M and Virgin all need internationally trainedemployees. Your position within these kind of organisations canvary from export manager or international marketer, tointernational sales manager, product manager or human resourcemanager. But numerous other career opportunities will lie ahead ofyou. This of course depends on the choices you make during andafter studying. Many organisations also offer traineeships andjunior positions which will introduce you to the different types ofactivities.

FEB Careers Company
To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: FEB CareerServices


Job examples

  • Export manager
  • International marketeer
  • International sales manager
  • International product manager
  • Human resource manager
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Study options for this course

Notes about fees for this course

EU/EEA

€ 2060 per year

non-EU/EEA

€ 8300 per year

Entry requirements

Admissible Dutch diploma profiles

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
additional subject

You should have passed mathematics as a standard/methods levelsubject during your secondary school education.

math test

If Mathematics is not/has not been one of your final-yearsubjects during your pre-university education (or you took thelowest level, e.g. Maths Studies) then you will need to show proofof your level of Maths proficiency. For more information, pleasecheck our site at http://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

previous education

You need an International/European Baccalaureate (includingMaths Higher or Maths Standard/Methods).

other admission requirements

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/(...)rt/admissions-office

Admission requirements

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/(...)rt/admissions-office

Registration procedure

International Business has a matching procedure which iscompulsory for all prospective students with a Dutch secondaryschool diploma, not to international prospective students. Thematching procedure will provide you with advice about your chosendegree programme to help you decide whether you have made the rightchoice. Read more about the matching procedure: http://www.rug.nl/(...)pplication/matching/

Choice of degree programme check

The degree programme will organize a choice of degree programme check. Attendance is compulsory. The advice is not binding.

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
IELTS overall band6.5
IELTS writing5.5
IELTS speaking6
TOEFL paper based550
TOEFL internet based80

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