|Study location||Netherlands, Leeuwarden|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||€2,078.00 per year|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Documents can be either in English, German, French and Dutch. For this course it is also required by the university that you send verified copies of the entry qualification documents by post.
It is required that you send verified copies of the entry qualification documents directly to the university by postal mail. Important! Never send original documents by post!
NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 for each skill)
Secondary school diploma results accepted from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia
Are you a born leader, eager to learn how companies function and what you can do to keep things running smoothly? Does international business appeal to you? Do you see yourself being a vital addition to a company, regardless of the sector or country in which it operates? Your journey starts with International Business Administration!
In the first year, you learn the basic skills any business expert should master. How do organisations function? You also get to know the operational side of management. This means learning about the day-to-day business of a company, including customer contact. Internal communications are just as important, so this area is highlighted as well. You discover the (international) field, so you know what to expect from your future line of work.
A special focus is Dutch regional business ventures: almost every assignment you and your fellow students take on together will be for an actual company.
First-year subjects include: Business Law, Marketing, Finance, and Organisational Behavior.
In the second year, you will expand on the knowledge you have gained in the first year. Tactical decisions and long-term planning are foregrounded during this stage. You will revisit a lot of the subjects from the first year, but this time around you will really dive into the specifics.
You gain in-depth knowledge of business processes and crisis management: how do you handle yourself under pressure and within a team? Additionally, you will conduct research for a company, for instance on customer satisfaction.
The final two years of the programme are geared towards your field of interest. You will choose a specialisation (minor) and do an internship at a company where you will further develop your skills. You also have the option to do your minor or internship in a different country, ensuring you of plenty of international experiences.
The final stage of your course is concluded with a final-year assignment for a company of your choosing. On completion, you will have proven yourself to be a valuable addition to any organisation!
During the third year, students can choose in which area they would like to specialise in. This allows students to further develop themselves. Students can choose from a variety of minors that are offered in the Netherlands and abroad.
The minors that are available to Business Administration students are:
Beyond Better Business
Change and Innovation Marketing
International Marketing Orientation
Interpersonal Communication Skills
The International Business Administration programme prepares students for positions in senior management. As business administrators, graduates are required to ensure that the part of the organisation they are responsible for performs well. Whether they work in ICT, purchasing, finance, facilities management or administration, these managers have to know what is needed and how the department can contribute successfully to the overall company objectives. A typical graduate of this programme is able to identify problems quickly and enjoys solving them effectively.
International Business Administration is an ideal all-round management programme focused on a company’s internal organisation. Graduates are eligible for careers such as:
Manager of internal organisation
Account manager for a company or non-profit organisation