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International Business, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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We will provide you with all necessary knowledge, skills and attitude enabling you to operate in an international company. Besides (management) skills, you will develop other professional skills such as dealing with cultural differences, learning how to be a leader. The International Business programme is offered by Fontys University of Applied Sciences.

About

IB is a broad business study programme covering all departments of a company: from general management to human resources, marketing and finance. The programme aims at preparing you for a management position within an international business environment. Examples of projects you will work on are; writing a business plan for a company, managing the acquisition of a foreign company or advising organisations on whether to stay or leave a market. After your studies you will be able to either lead a company, manage one of its many departments or start up your own company.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: EU students: If you arrange your accommodation yourself apply by 15 August
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

At Fontys you study in various ways. There are lectures in classrooms with about 25 other students, sometimes classes are combined in a lecture hall. In practical lectures you work independently or with a project team on your assignments. The campus offers a wide array of facilities to study alone or with a group. 

Regularly you are in touch with your study career manager / tutor who supports you and guides you during your studies. In the second year you will work on group projects, such as the mini company, in which you gain practical experience in the field of marketing, finance and economics.

In the third year you specialise in an area of your choice in a minor or semester abroad. After that you will do an internship at a company. In the fourth year you come back to Fontys to specialise more and you end your 4-year study programme with a bachelor thesis which you write during your second internship. 

During the whole study programme you will work in projects and on individual assignments, a method which will stimulate a hands on, independent way of working. At Fontys we believe in interaction. We like it when you ask questions during lectures and also outside lectures we are there for you.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

For Dutch students:

  • VWO-, HAVO- or MBO-diploma level 4

For students of other nationalities:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB programme)
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and General Certificate of Education (GCE). Requirements: at least 6 different exam subjects in total. 
  • Any equivalent education (to be compared by our institution). Since every country has its own school system we will check your diploma once we have received it from you. In this way we can compare it to the required Dutch standards. 
  • Eindhoven English Requirements: IELTS - 6.5 or higher, TOEFL internet - 90 or higher, Cambridge English - 176 or higher

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    9830 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9830 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs

  • Eindhoven, Netherlands

    850 - 1350 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Venlo, Netherlands

    780 - 1160 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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