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BBAInternational Business and Management Studies

Avans University of Applied Sciences
Netherlands, Breda; s-Hertogenbosch; Tilburg
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You will acquire a broad knowledge of international management, marketing, trade and finance. And you will develop relevant professional skills, such as intercultural teamwork, planning, leadership and business communication. The university maintains close contact with the professional world. The entire study programme is taught in English.

Upon completion of the course, you will be granted the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).

Programme structure

The programme is truly international. Both students and lecturers come from the Netherlands and abroad. The approach is personal. You will work in small groups and have your own personal coach. You will learn a second foreign language and spend at least one year abroad.

You can choose from the following specializations:
1)Asian Business Studies
2)Latin American Business Studies
3)Cross-cultural Management and Languages
4)International Business Studies

First year:

In the first year, you will learn basic knowledge that you will apply later. Subjects are centred around marketing, finance, statistics and business processes. You have language classes in English and one or two other foreign languages. You do projects in groups. And you practise skills, like how to conduct meetings and interviews, give presentations and think creatively. Once you have passed all the courses in year one (60 ECTS), you will receive the propaedeutic certificate.
After first year

Year two:

This is about deepening knowledge and applying it. You take subjects like marketing, project management, corporate culture, management and organisation, and financial decision-making. And you do a work placement.

Year three:

This deals with International Business Operations, focussing on law, supply chain, business and currency risks. You follow an exchange programme or take a minor.

Year four:

The topic in year four is Strategic Business Decisions. The second semester is your graduation assignment.

Career opportunities

*Business development officer
You create strategic plans and formulate action plans for new business ventures. You concentrate on finding new business and expanding current business into new local, regional, national or international markets.

*Account manager
You are responsible for establishing and maintaining relations with business customers as well as for concluding transactions. You develop the strategic and tactical plans for sales.

*Marketing manager
You promote the company’s products or services and bring them to the attention of (potential) customers.

*Export manager
You buy products in the Netherlands, find buyers for these products abroad and ensure that the products are delivered abroad.

*Fund manager
You advise clients on how to invest their money. You make corresponding investments in a variety of areas, including the stock market, bonds, commodity futures and currency.

*Communications officer
You help implement the communication policy aimed at internal and external target groups. You are responsible for communicating the company’s activities effectively. You know how to reach the different target groups.

*Trade marketing representative
You are involved with the sales outlets of an organisation and responsible for ensuring that products are stocked and distributed optimally. You generate volume and collect market information.

*Human resource manager
You are involved with the recruitment and selection of new staff. And with the personal development of employees. You also deal with restructuring measures or mass redundancies, employment terms and salaries, and the work environment.

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Application start
Sep 1, 2018
Application deadline
Sep 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Budapest time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States