Are you curious about what’s going on in the business world? Do you wonder how companies determine their strategies? Are you interested in the way companies operate in the areas of human resources or marketing? In the International Business programme, you’ll learn about the strategy, resources and management required to run a business. And you’ll also develop the professional skills to put business ideas into practice, including teamwork, conflict resolution, leadership and presentation skills.
What’s more, you’ll gain practical and international experience by spending a semester studying abroad, getting in touch with real companies at ‘business days’, doing research projects or following an internship. The programme will prepare you for a career in a variety of areas within international business, including marketing, management, human resources or even entrepreneurship.
- 3-year, full-time bachelor’s, taught in English
- Starts in September
- Truly international faculty: More than 50 nationalities
- Problem Based Learning approach (PBL)
- Weekly: 8 hrs classes, 12 hrs group work, 20 hrs independent study
- Spend a semester abroad and gain international experience
- Application deadline: 15 January 2023
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