Would you like to work in an international management team and company? Would like to integrate into a business team that is aiming for internationalisation? Are you looking to develop deeper competencies for your future work as a manager? Would you like to study and work in an international atmosphere? Then the Master in International Business and Management is the right programme for you! This programme prepares you to work in a real international context, by gaining intercultural specific competences.

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

In the MIBM programme you learn to solve international business issues from a board room perspective, with significant practical and professional orientation towards international business. The programme is practically based, using professional knowledge and skills, with an interest in applied sciences. Classes comprise students from various nationalities. MIBM offers you the opportunity to take part in a double degree programme, allowing students to study for one third of the programme at the Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) in Cambridge, UK. Graduates of the double degree programme 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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Educational concept

Educational concept

Our overall educational concept is characterized by small group sizes, and intensive contact between students and staff. Next to lectures and workshops, you work both individually and in
teams on practice-based and experience-based projects and case studies. Within our Living Labs, you interact with the world of professional practice through guest lectures by entrepreneurs, senior business executives and knowledge experts, seminars, real-life consultancy projects and company visits. Our teaching staff is selected to ensure an interesting mixture of business experience and expertise in applied research. Throughout the programme the integration between different knowledge areas is strongly emphasized.

The Boardroom

The Boardroom

In the business simulation game 'Invitation to the Boardroom' you and your fellow students will be invited to work on the boardroom case of a real company. We will set you up with a task and a real-life boardroom problem that you will have to solve in limited time, with limited resources and changing parameters. You will step into the role of a boardroom executive and come up with your strategic direction. This business game requires you to put into practice all that you have learned.

Intercultural business setting
The concept of The Boardroom gives every course a unique setting, which prepares you for complex decision making in a dynamic international business environment. To create a business plan, get a go-ahead and begin implementation of the plan, you must communicate and cooperate with external stakeholders, as well as colleagues in all layers of an organisation. Therefore, the masters also has a strong focus on developing intercultural competences that you can apply in an authentic business setting.

Master thesis

Master thesis

During the second semester you will select a topic and business setting for your MBA thesis that you will write in the third semester. In your thesis you will research a real question for a real client from a company or organisation.

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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