Skip to content High contrast mode

BBAInternational Business & Languages

Tuition fee To be confirmed
More information

Expenses, accommodation, working etc. 


International Business & Languages, part of the International Business programme, is a broad English-taught study programme focused on European languages and international marketing and communication.

International Business & Languages trains students to become professionals who are well equipped to do business in several foreign languages, with business partners from different cultural backgrounds. As a graduate of the International Business & Languages programme you will act as the link between a company and the international business environment; mapping the interests of a company or organisation, setting goals and translating these into plans. Your expertise in business and marketing is given greater reach through your proficiency in at least three languages. Your role is particularly in the areas of purchasing, sales, account management and export management.

International Business & Languages graduates are much sought after as skilled communicators who can play a key role in the entire business communication. They operate in different countries and cultures. Ethical and responsible business is a key concept. Graduates have a thorough understanding of cultural foundations, quickly feel at home in other cultures and understand the (inter)cultural context in which international business is being done.

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 & Languages graduates have a broad professional perspective. Graduates may work in positions such as: Export and Import Manager, (International) Sales Manager, Account Manager, and Communication Manager. They often work in commercial functions at companies that do business internationally. International Business & Languages graduates may also choose to continue their studies at a university in the Netherlands or abroad.

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