36 months
9000 EUR/year
2205 EUR/year
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The Bachelor’s program in International Business Administration at Tilburg University provides you with a solid educational foundation in the four core pillars of an international business: management and organization, marketing, finance, and accounting.

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The Bachelor’s program in International Business Administration  at Tilburg University  is the ultimate preparation for an international management career, providing you with a wealth of knowledge across all the main fields of business and management.

Core areas of business administration

The program focuses on the four core areas of business administration: marketing, management, accounting, and finance. The first two years of the program offer foundational courses about all aspects of an international organization. You will develop business skills such as teamwork, communication, writing and reporting, and entrepreneurship. In the third year, you will choose a specialized topic that you can study abroad during an exchange or that you can explore as part of your Bachelor’s thesis.

Culture and ethics

Understanding and dealing with cultural differences are part of the program as well, as these are vital skills for doing business on a global scale. Ethics in business also plays an important role in the program, as this will help you understand how a company or organization can operate in a sustainable manner with regard to its employees and the environment.

International learning experience

The Bachelor’s program in International Business Administration also offers a unique international learning experience: fellow students from all over the world, an international teaching staff, international study trips, and courses with a global perspective.

Solid academic foundation

To provide you with a solid academic foundation, the program is designed to help you develop your ability to logically deconstruct theories and conduct scientific research, and to sharpen your analytical skills, which you will learn to apply to real-life problems. This is the essential preparation you need for making a successful start in your career.

Career prospects

Because the International Business Administration program is so broad, you have a range of different fields you can pursue a career in, ranging from general management jobs, to the (management of) marketing, corporate finance, accounting, or even HR. 

The value of your Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration is widely recognized by companies in the Netherlands and abroad. Firms hire graduates of Tilburg University regularly because of their strong analytical skills and the reputation of the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ecconomics  for IBA
  • Financial Accounting for IBA
  • Introduction to International Business
  • Mathematics for IBA
  • Organizational Behavior for IBA
  • Writing and Information Skills for IBA
  • Finance for IBA
  • Marketing Management for IBA
  • Presentation Skills for IBA
  • Statistics and Data Management 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You are eligible for International Business Administration, if you hold a secondary school diploma which is equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma. Most European Secondary school diplomas which give access to university in your own country are equivalent, such as the IB, EB, Abitur or Swiss Maturité, but there are many others.
  • You must have sufficient knowledge of mathematics, equal to the Dutch VWO mathematics A or B level, or IB Standard Level maths. 
  • Finally, you need to demonstrate your English language proficiency.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2205 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2205 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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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