Would you like to work in the management team of an international company or be part of a business team that is aiming for internationalisation? Are you looking to develop broader competencies for your future work as a manager? The Master in International Business and Management (MIBM) prepares you to work in a real international context, by gaining intercultural specific competences. It is a full-time, English-taught programme for graduates of business and business-related bachelors.

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In the MIBM programme you learn to solve international business issues from the boardroom perspective of an existing company, with significant practical and professional orientation towards international business. The programme truly applies professional knowledge and skills into practice. You will be working together with students and faculty from all over the world. On top of this, the MIBM offers you the opportunity to obtain a double degree, allowing you to study for one third of the programme at the Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) in Cambridge, United Kingdom. After completing the Double Degree programe, you will receive two officially recognised international master's diplomas:

  • 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 faculty. 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 as well as through 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, this master's programme also has a strong focus on developing communication competences that you can apply in an authentic and multicultural 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.

Many MIBM graduates become managers and entrepreneurs in the international arena. Popular positions include product manager, consultant, business development manager, and account manager. Our alumni are located around the world and can be found in companies and organisations of all sizes, from consultancies and start-ups to large multinationals such as Google, IBM, Rabobank, Volkswagen, PwC and Philips. In addition, many alumni have established their own company or consultancy or have top management positions.

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 Finance & Accounting
  • International Marketing Management
  • Business Research Methods 2
  • International Business Project
  • Creating Business Opportunities

Semester 3

  • Master thesis

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