The Master in International Business and Management (MIBM) fulltime programme is a postgraduate MBA degree for graduates of business administration or other business-related disciplines. Suitable candidates can be admitted directly into this master's programme and no work experience is required. 

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During the master's programme you will apply business and management theories to current international business practice. The programme provides the perfect preparation for a successful career in international business. There is a strong focus on the key professional skills of intercultural communication, creative thinking, personal development and leadership. It prepares ambitious graduates for international management and consulting positions in, for example, the areas of marketing, HRM, supply chain management and finance and accounting. Our graduates are located around the world and can be found in companies and organisations of all sizes, from consultancies and start-ups to large multinationals.

A double degree programme with Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom, is offered. Graduates obtain the following master's degrees:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen.
  • Master of Science in International Business (MSc) from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

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Practical information

Programme overview

The programme challenges you to apply business and management theories to current international business practice. To prepare you for a career in international business you experience a strong focus on the key professional skills of intercultural communication, creative thinking, personal development and leadership. The programme offers direct entry to suitable graduates and requires no additional work experience. It prepares ambitious graduates for international management positions in e.g. marketing, human resources and finance departments at companies of all sizes.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Required academic background 
Students must hold a valid and relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an by Hanze UAS approved degree awarding body, university or college (no GMAT required). Our criteria for a relevant business degree are: a bachelor of business administration (BBA) or a business bachelor degree accompanied by a transcript that holds all the following courses:
- Human Resource Management
- Operations Management or Supply Chain Management
- Financial Management
- Marketing Management
- Strategic Management

In some cases, admission may be granted if one or more of these courses are missing on the student's transcript. Students are required to bring themselves up to the bachelor's level of this course though self-study before beginning the master's programme. A self-study literature list will be provided.
In case of NUFFIC-scholarship (additionally): a bachelor awarded by a NUFFIC approved university.

Other requirements
- English language proficiency should be proven with an IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 575/Internet 90.
- A letter of motivation.
- An up-to-date CV.
- References are not required unless specifically requested by the Admissions Committee during the admissions process.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees

You can find the tuition fees for this programme on (Dutch students) and (international students). You will also find more information about payment and a list of FAQs there.

The statutory tuition fees are determined for each academic year.    



Hanze UAS offers the following scholarships:

  • Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) scholarship
    • full tuition fee waiver
  • StuNed scholarship
    • full tuition fee waiver for Indonesian students
  • Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) 
    • tuition fee deduction of €3,000
    • IBS offers one scholarship per country. Countries participating in this OTS are Brazil, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Vietnam. A local Neso Nuffic office manages applications for the OTS.

Click here for more information about scholarships.

How to apply

How to apply

Students apply for this programme via For general questions about application and admission, go to the hanze how to apply page. For information abouot the programme, contact

International Service Desk

Our International Service Desk will assist with visas, housing and insurance. Students can contact them directly here.

​Your future

Our alumni success

A comprehensive LinkedIn research published in November 2017 showed that our graduates are employed in a wide variety of companies and business-related professions worldwide, including those following entrepreneurial and start-up career paths. Over 800 unique LinkedIn profiles were assessed, representing IBS alumni currently located in over 60 different countries. Popular areas of activity were sales, management, consultancy, account management, and human resource management.

In addition, many alumni have established their own company or consultancy or have top management positions. The research confirmed that an IBS graduate can forge a successful career and has a high value within both the job market and society as a whole. Among the array of global companies listed in the research, IBS alumni are employed by Google, IBM, Rabobank, Volkswagen, PWC, EY, and Philips.

Semester 1          

  • International Supply Chain Management
  • International Strategic Management
  • Strategic Decision Making and the Multinational Boardroom
  • European Business in a Global Context
  • Business Research Methods 1
  • Intercultural & International Competence

Semester 2

  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Financial Management & Accounting
  • International Marketing Management
  • Business Research Methods 2
  • International Business Project
  • Elective: Innovation to Valorisation
  • Elective: Creating Business Opportunities

Semester 3

  • Master thesis         

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