• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The International Business programme offered by The Hague University of Applied Sciences will prepare you for a successful international business career. Anywhere in the world. You’ll build strong foundations in economics, marketing, sales, finance and management. Lectures and workshops in the various modules aim will provide you with in-depth knowledge and experience working in a global team.
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Year one in the three-year accelerated International Business programme offered by The Hague University of Applied Sciences is the foundation year. The first year brings everyone up to the same speed in modules that you’ve probably already covered in your final years of secondary education during a Dutch pre-university level (VWO), or a similar foreign diploma.

The first two semesters in year one, will give you the theoretical basis you need to understand international business in its various forms.

In years two and three, you’ll build on the knowledge and practical skills you gained in the first year. Not only will you gain a deeper understandings of subjects, you’ll add new skills to your business management tool kit.

IB works closely with a Business Advisory Council, a committee of international business professionals, alumni and industry experts to evaluate and update the curriculum.

It’s year of the daunting thesis! Well, that might be the case if you were to write a 30,000-word masterpiece on a boring subject. But what if we told you that your thesis could possibly save an SME or international company thousands of Euros? And what if your thesis can land you a well-paid job after graduation? On IB, most students write their thesis about their internship company. One student analysed the Dutch consumer market to see if it was ready for Tom’s of Maine’s natural toothpaste. Another student researched RealeGroup’s cybercrime insurance market potential in Turin. Other graduates have landed themselves jobs at Karl Lagerfeld, Nike, BlueLynx, BMW and Boston Consulting Group on the strength of their final thesis. 


  • Investment advisor
  • Junior financial analyst
  • Financial consultant
  • Corporate communications manager
  • Assistant accountant
  • Client reporting specialist
  • Marketing manager
  • Junior associate
  • Regional financial analyst


This programme is accredited by NVAO.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Business Awareness
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Collaboration

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

Non-Dutch Diploma

To keep up with the International Business (IB) programme you will need a secondary school diploma comparable to a Dutch VWO diploma and a good command of English. 

Before we can decide on your eligibility, we’ll need to assess your secondary school certificate. 

To make sure your certificate is evaluated fairly, we work with NUFFIC, an organisation that specialises in the assessment of international education qualifications.

You have a dutch diploma:


  • C&M
  • E&M
  • N&G
  • N&T

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8140 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8140 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Den Haag

  • 780 - 1170 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


There are different ways to finance your studies depending upon whether you come from the EU/EEA and Switzerland or outside the region.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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