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International Business, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #121 (WUR) Maastricht, Netherlands
Are you curious about what’s going on in the business world? Do you wonder how companies determine their strategies? Are you interested in the way companies operate in the areas of human resources or marketing? In the International Business programme at Maastricht University , you’ll learn about the strategy, resources and management required to run a business.
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Overview

At the International Business programme at Maastricht University you’ll also develop the professional skills to put business ideas into practice, including teamwork, conflict resolution, leadership and presentation skills. 

What’s more, you’ll gain practical and international experience by spending a semester studying abroad, getting in touch with real companies at ‘business days’, doing research projects or following an internship. 

The programme will prepare you for a career in a variety of areas within international business, including marketing, management, human resources or even entrepreneurship.

Career prospects

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
  • Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Economics and Business
  • Strategy
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Finance

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

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.

Funding

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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