International Business

In het kort

Do you want to become a problem solver and develop into a valuable colleague, a savvy businessperson and a truly global citizen? BBA International Business (IB) is our new three or four-year full-time undergraduate programme for the global business professionals of the future. This is your chance to fulfil your dreams and ambitions with a degree that will pave the way to a great career in the world business arena.

IB provides a strong foundation in all the skills you need in today’s global business arena: marketing and sales, finance and accounting, operations and supply chain management, organisation and people. Plus some distinctive features to give you an edge in your future career, such as a focus on sustainable business, building essential digital business skills and learning interdisciplinary thinking and working.

You can choose between the regular four-year programme and the more challenging three-year fast-track version. Our optional Advanced Business Communications (ABC) track gives you the opportunity to achieve business fluency in a second language (French, German, Spanish or Dutch).


Language of instruction

BBA International Business is taught entirely in English.

Work placements

The curriculum includes two mandatory work placements with companies, in years 2 and 4. One of these needs to be taken abroad. The second one inspires your graduation project.

Student profile

As this is a brand-new programme, we do not yet have a firm student profile. But based on our experiences with earlier international programmes we expect them to have an average age of 20 and approximately 60 per cent to be male, 40 per cent female, with a significant proportion from countries other than the Netherlands. 

Tutor profile

About half of our teaching staff have their origins outside the Netherlands, from all five continents. Their CVs reveal a wide variety of profiles, from experienced academics to seasoned business professionals.

Final qualification

The International Business programmes leads to a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree.


The IB programme leads to a Bachelor degree.


Each academic year starts in September and ends in July the following year.

Aanmelddeadline: 01 mei 2018

Check your tuition fees here.

Locatie: Utrecht Science Park (De Uithof)

Full-time programme, totalling 240 ECTS credits (1 ECTS = 28 hours of study).

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