Bachelor in International Business

You look beyond borders and are interested in economics, marketing and business. TheInternational Business study programmewill prepare you for a managerial role in an international organisation.

A large multinational wants to tap into a new market in Brazil. You give the management advice on marketing. Or a mobile phone manufacturer wants to relocate some of its production to Eastern Europe. You research the options and write a business plan.

As an international business manager you can advise on all sorts of business matters. Like communication, marketing, trade, sales or finance. You approach international business issues from various perspectives and resolve them.


You are open-minded about other cultures. You are independent, but a team player at the same time. And you are adventurous and self-motivated. You take an interest in international businesses, how they are organised and how they can improve.

The programme International Business

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. We maintain 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).

Features of this study programme

Our community is truly international. Both students and lecturers come from the Netherlands and abroad. Our 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 may also obtain a double degree, specialise in Asia (Asian Business Studies), in Latin America (Latin American Business Studies) or focus on non-profit organisations and languages (Cross-cultural Management and Languages).

This study programme has been voted best International Business(previously International Business and Management Studies) study programme in the Netherlands by the Full-time Higher Professional Education Options Guide 2015.

Admission requirements

Before applying to Avans University of Applied Sciences, please carefully read the admission requirements below.

English requirements for international students

Exam - Minimum score:

  • IELTS overall band: 6
  • IELTS listening: 6
  • IELTS reading: 6
  • IELTS writing: 6
  • IELTS speaking: 6
  • TOEFL computer based. 213
  • TOEFL internet based: 80

Supplementary requirements

The level of your prior education has to be equivalent to the Dutch havo, vwo or mbo 4 level. English must have been one of your courses. If we are not familiar with your foreign diploma, NUFFIC, the Dutch organisation for international recognition of diploma, will check the level for us.

Start of study programme

Month: September

Deadline EU: 01 June

Deadline non-EU: 01 August

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