International Business

4 Jahre
1. September. (Studiengänge mit Studienbeginn Februar)
Abitur or Fachhochschulreife, sufficient grades in mathematics
2143.00 € / Jahr

Bewerbungsfrist: 1. Oktober 2019 bis 15. August 2020

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Information about this programme

Are you commercially inclined? Are you driven to be the best? Are you open-minded towards people from other cultures? Then the Bachelor’s course in International Business would be a good match for you.
International Business (IB) is an innovative, flexible course that equips you for the real world of international business. You step right into this dynamic and fast-paced world, where no two days are the same. In the 1st year you receive a solid foundation in all the facets of international business. From the 2nd year you focus on one of four specialisations:

  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Supply Chain Management

Throughout the course, you work on group projects and gain valuable international experience during your work placement and study abroad. In the 4th year of your course, you work in a team of students on a project for a company. The final step is conducting research for an internationally oriented organisation: your graduation assignment.

Studying International Business

During the International Business course you not only learn theory, but also how to put it into practice. HAN works in close collaboration with the professional field. You get the opportunity to work on a number of team projects in groups of 4 to 6 students: real projects for real companies. In the 3rd year you will do a work placement in a company and you get to experience business life first-hand. In your 4th year, you are ready for the final and most challenging step so far: your graduation assignment. You apply the knowledge, insight and skills you’ve gained during your studies to conducting research for an actual company. So when you graduate, you’ll have the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for.

Programme overview and contents

During the 1st year you get a solid foundation in all areas of international business.
From the 2nd year you focus in more depth on a specialization of your choice:


As a finance expert, you operate at the company’s financial heart. It’s your job to develop and control procedures and systems so that decision-making is based on objective analysis and quantifiable information. Themes covered in this specialisation are international and corporate finance, accounting, risk management, external reporting and taxes, business communication and performance management.


Internationally operating companies have to continually adapt to keep up with the changes of today’s globalising world. They have to address the shift to E-business and the growing need for innovation and sustainability, for example. In the Management specialisation you learn how to support and advise businesses to tackle these changes. Themes covered are E-business, sustainability, change management, innovation, leadership, project management and new types of businesses. You also study either Dutch, German, French or Spanish and learn to communicate in this language for business purposes.

Marketing & Sales

The main themes covered in Marketing & Sales are entering new markets abroad, international account management, improving international sales, international marketing and E-commerce. In this specialisation you learn how a company can expand into the global marketplace by investigating crucial marketing and sales questions. You also study either Dutch, German, French or Spanish and learn to communicate in this language for business purposes.

Supply Chain Management

The supply chain covers the entire track: from raw materials, through production and distribution, into the hands of the customer, patient or client. As a supply chain manager, you’re constantly weighing three competing interests: the customer needs, the operational possibilities and the financial consequences. Your job is to find a balance between these interests and devise the best possible solutions. To do this, you have to understand customer service and marketing perspectives, as well as sourcing, production, distribution and finance.

Studenten des Studiengangs International Business

Career opportunities

The Bachelor’s course in International Business prepares you for a global and dynamic career in the rapidly changing business environment. Typically you can start in entry or middle-management positions in management, finance, supply chain management or marketing at international companies and innovative enterprises in all sectors. Later on you can progress to middle and senior management positions.

Our graduates get jobs as:

  • Marketing Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Account Manager


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NL-6503 GL Nijmegen

phone.: +31 24 353 05 00

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