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International Business - Advanced

Start: September, February
  • Business and Economics

Are you innovative, socially conscious and would you like to help international companies seize opportunities that benefit people, society, and the environment? Would you like to dive deeper into intercultural competences and key business areas, such as Marketing, Finance and Human Resources? The International Business Advanced semester is the right choice for you.

About this programme

In the International Business Advanced programme, students will work as business consultants with companies to come up with solutions for real business issues. In addition, you will develop essential skills for international business success, including networking, relationship management, negotiation skills, and intercultural competency, while exploring global themes like sustainability.

In a Multidisciplinary Business Simulation, different business areas are integrated into a fun and competitive simulation game. Students engage in a comprehensive simulation covering all aspects of business operations, including mission, strategy, finance, and entrepreneurship, to understand holistic company dynamics and make strategic decisions. In addition, you can specialise in a business area of your interest by choosing two elective courses covering various aspects of international business, including marketing, finance, and human resource management.

This programme will give you the opportunity to gain practical skills necessary to diagnose complex business problems from different business areas and design innovative and effective solutions in an international business setting. You will learn to effectively cultivate and manage relationships with diverse stakeholders from various cultures to achieve organisational goals. Ultimately, you will learn to apply consultancy skills in a global context.


Standard components:

  • Advanced Business Consulting - 10 ECTS
  • Global Business Behaviour - 5 ECTS
  • Multidisciplinary Business Simulation - 5 ECTS

Choose one of the following electives for the first half of the semester (period 1/3):

  • Digital Marketing - 5 ECTS
  • International Finance and Investments - 5 ECTS
  • Strategic Human Resource Management - 5 ECTS
  • Enhanced Operations Management - 5 ECTS

Choose one of the following electives for the second half of the semester (period 2/4)

  • Product and Brand Management - 5 ECTS   
  • International Accounting - 5 ECTS   
  • Advanced Procurement Management - 5 ECTS
  • Fundamentals of Leadership - 5 ECTS

For full course information please click here (ECTS Course Catalogue) and go to “Graduation Year semester 1 Compulsory” for the courses. Under “Graduation Year Electives” you can see the selection of electives of which you can pick one per period.

Before you can start

This programme is open to exchange students and it is part of the regular International Business bachelor (graduation year). The subjects in the programme are offered at an advanced level and require basic knowledge of international business subjects and a good English language proficiency. You also have to be in the main phase of your study.

Admission & application

Please check with your home university whether there is an agreement set up with the Hanze School that is offering the exchange programme of your choice. To apply for and be admitted for our exchange programme you should take the following steps

  • 1. Be nominated by your home university

    Once you have been nominated, your nomination will be checked by us and confirmed to your home university by email. You will receive your application link during our application period.

  • 2. Submit your online application

    Once you have been nominated by your home university you will receive a personal application link and the application instructions during our application period. The application is fully digital and documents do not have to be send by email or postal mail. Make sure you do not miss our application deadline!

  • 3. Letter of Acceptance

    Once you have submitted your application we will check your documents. If you have to re-submit any documents, we will let you know. We will be sending out Acceptance Letters from the beginning of May when you start in September and from the middle of October when you start in February.

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Fields of interest

  • Business and Economics
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