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International Business - Emerging Markets, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #121 (WUR) Maastricht, Netherlands
At the International Business - Emerging Markets specialization programme from Maastricht University you’ll use a multi-disciplinary approach to study these emerging economies and the new business opportunities associated with their growth. 
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At the International Business - Emerging Markets specialization programme from Maastricht University

You’ll like this if you…
  • like to interact with people from different cultures and with different backgrounds
  • enjoy working in fast-paced environments and like the challenge of a high workload
  • want to study business and economics from the perspective of rapidly developing countries
  • are interested in the complex relationships between culture, politics and business
What you’ll actually do:
  • develop strong analytical abilities and use them to solve complex business and economics problems in emerging markets
  • learn how to work with people from other cultures through an internship in an emerging economy
  • choose the focus of your studies by designing your own curriculum
  • develop an understanding of the way culture and politics shape the business environment in rapidly developing countries

Your future

You’re analytical, thorough and self-assured, and thrive in an international environment. You could work in any number of sectors, from marketing to finance to management. 

Our graduates work in:

  • top multinationals, such as Shell and Daimler
  • consulting firms, like Cap Gemini and Accenture
  • marketing and human resource departments, from PR staff to top managers
  • accounting firms, such as Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG
  • financial institutions, such as Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan
  • their own start-up businesses, as entrepreneurs

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management of Organisations and Marketing
  • Economics and Business
  • Strategy
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Finance
  • Management Game

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.

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General Requirements

Prospective students with a Dutch diploma

You are admissible if you have one of the diplomas stated below:

  • VWO diploma ‘Natuur en Techniek’
  • VWO diploma  ‘Natuur en Gezondheid’
  • VWO diploma  ‘Economie en Maatschappij’
  • VWO diploma  ‘Cultuur en Maatschappij’ + wisA or wisB
  • HBO propedeuse + mathematics level VWO wisA or wisB
  • OU propedeuse + mathematics level VWO wisA or wisB

Prospective students with a non-Dutch diploma

  • If you have a non-Dutch diploma that is equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma you are, in principle, admissible to this programme. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Maastricht

  • 700 - 1170 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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