International Business School

Founded in 1988, IBS was the first International Business School in the Netherlands based at a university of applied sciences. There are currently over 1,500 bachelor's, master's and exchange students studying at IBS. Over 60 nationalities are represented within our student community. It is our mission to prepare business professionals with a global mindset, who are ready to add value to international business and society.

From the moment you walk down our hallway, you immediately experience the international atmosphere. Here you will meet students, faculty, staff and partners from all over the world. Cultural diversity is valued by all in this open-minded setting, where we speak and teach in English. The IBS faculty is international and has extensive experience working in the professional field.

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    Our mission

    Preparing business professionals with a global mindset, who are ready to add value to international business and society

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    Why choose IBS?

    Six solid reasons to choose for the International Business School at Hanze UAS in Groningen

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    International Business Exchange Programme

    More information for incoming exchange students from partner universities


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The International Business School is member of the AACSB - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The AACSB Business Education Alliance, is a network of business educators, business, nonprofit, and public-sector organizations dedicated to sharing knowledge and best practices that accelerate innovation in business education. AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,600 member organizations and more than 800 accredited business schools worldwide. As a member of the Business Education Alliance, we are part of the world's largest network of business schools and organizations focused on advancing business education.

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