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BBAInternational Business and Management

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International Business & Management, part of the International Business programme, will prepare you for a challenging management career in international business.

Have you ever wondered how Ikea manages to perform so profitably in over 40 countries? Or why Starbucks is so popular? Do you want to know the differences in regional markets? For example, why McDonald’s offers the McKroket in The Netherlands, Curaçao and Belgium yet nowhere else in the world?

If you’re interested in business, and especially the inner workings of companies that operate internationally, International Business & Management is the programme for you. By studying aspects of marketing, operations, finance, economics and (project)management, you will learn how to map the interests of a company or organisation and translate them into goals and plans.

Study French, Spanish, German, Russian or Dutch for non-Dutch (next to English) and become equipped to do business with business partners from different cultural backgrounds. Travel to Los Angeles for an international project, work for a company in London during your (work)placement, study abroad at one of our partner universities in France or write your thesis for a company in China. In short, at International Business & Management you will be trained in an international study environment that prepares you for management positions at companies anywhere in the world.

Programme structure

Everyone is welcome at the study programmes of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool Rotterdam). Students and lecturers all know each other and everyone is easy to find. Lecturers work very hard at guiding the students in their studies in a way that fits the student. This demands a sense of commitment and active participation. All of us shape our education.

Characteristic for the education of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences is the attention that is paid to:

A basis of knowledge for professions
Working in the professional practice
Your own professional identity
All these elements will be part of your study programme. Starting out the focus will be on your development and competencies, but then the professional practice will be introduced as well. You will learn to handle actual issues of the professional practice together with other students, lecturers, applied researchers, and professionals. At the start you will also receive plenty of guidance from your lecturer, but later you will work in a much more independent manner. During your studies you will learn a lot about yourself and discover your unique qualities as a professional.

Career opportunities

International Business & Management graduates have a solid foundation in all elements of managing a business and are able to navigate between the various business areas of an organisation. In line with 21st-century skills, graduates are competent in intercultural leadership, critical thinking, and intercultural sensitivity, in executing international projects while working in groups, and conducting business research. Our graduates work in an international business environment in various industries on a general management level, or in business areas such as (digital) marketing, sales, financial services or logistics management.

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application deadline
Sep 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Vilnius time

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

Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States