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International Business Management, BBA, Tio Business School

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
BBAFull-time3 - 4 yearsJanuary, SeptemberEUR 22250 per yearEUR 22250 per year

About International Business Management, BBA - at Tio Business School

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Commerce makes the world go ‘round. That involves establishing international contacts, doing business and spotting – or creating – opportunities. The International Business Management degree programme brings you a step closer to international success.

Say you close a deal with an American company and explore your business opportunities in Asia: it’s all business as usual after your International Business Management studies. You will closely follow international trends and developments, operate at the highest level in the financial services industry and establish contacts worldwide.
Put your talents and expertise to use as a manager at a multinational, as a financial or other kind of consultant or as an independent entrepreneur. 

The industry
The Netherlands is a true trading nation: we are in the top 10 worldwide when it comes to exporting goods and services. There is therefore a strong demand for internationally oriented business professionals. With commercial knowledge and good instincts for finance and e-business, you are sure to go far in this industry!

Best business study programme
For the eighth year in a row, this bachelor programme has taken top honours in the Higher Education Study Guide. Moreover, International Business Management has scored the highest marks of all business programmes in the National Student Survey eight times in recent years, and the Elsevier survey on ‘Best Study Programmes 2021’ awarded the programme a gold medal as well.

Associate degree
Do you want to earn an Associate degree in International Business Management? That too is possible! 

Why do students choose International Business Management?

  • Tio offers the option of accelerated studying: complete a bachelor’s degree in just three years.
  • International trade creates many jobs and opportunities for well-educated young professionals. In the Netherlands alone, international trade accounts for more than 50% of the gross domestic product.
  • When you complete this business degree, you will also be a specialist in finance. You will learn everything there is to know about stocks, bonds, futures and securities and about cash flows during a corporate takeover.
  • You study at the Netherlands’ best business degree program. Five years in a row, since this program’s introduction, as elected by the Higher Education Guide.
  • E-commerce is an important component of the International Business Management program because a lot of trading is done online and cross channeling is becoming increasingly popular.
  • You will have many career opportunities available to you after completing this bachelor program.
  • At Tio, you are not a number; there is a strong focus on personal development and supervision.

Study Programme

This study programme focuses on international business and international management and entrepreneurship. Finance plays an important role as well.
You will also complete modules related to professional development and practice-oriented research  You will attend inspiring masterclasses, go on an international study trip and make many choices for yourself. You can take one or two minors or do an internship with a world-famous company.

International experience
International experience is important, which is why you will complete at least one study component abroad. You can opt to do your (final) internship abroad or study at a partner university.


International business
You will develop your business skills and learn all about international business. Draw up a business plan for an international company, learn to trade on the stock exchange, work on your languages and learn how to make your company an international success.

  • Cross-border sales
  • International business landscape
  • International leadership
  • Taking your business abroad
  • English
  • Global HRM
  • International career development
  • French, Spanish or German
  • Global marketing
  • Trading

Management and entrepreneurship
You will immerse yourself in marketing, economics and entrepreneurship and develop your strategie insight. During the international study trip, you will gain a behind-the-scenes look at leading companies.

  • Marketing
  • General Economics
  • Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital marketing
  • International strategic management

Learn what a financially healthy business looks like, how to recognise financial risks and how to capitalise on investment opportunities. And offering financial advice to others will be well within your comfort zone.

  • lntroduction to finance & accounting
  • Finance & accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Corporate finance

Professional and personal development
During your study programme, you will develop professionally and personally. For example, by working on your communication skills such as presenting, conversation techniques, storytelling and writing. You will also complete a module on intercultural communication and work on a personal development plan. As part of this, you will practise reflecting, giving feedback and learning to deal with stress, while also taking an in-depth look at time and project management.

Practice-oriented research
Through practice-oriented research you develop an investigative approach through which you improve your professional skills. You learn how to give advice, make recommendations and design a plan or product. You will also learn how to devise solutions together with others for challenges that arise in practice. What are the exact requirements? What information do you need? And how do you collect that input in a good way?

Bachelor's in 3 or 4 years | Associate degree in 2 years 

Ambitious students have the opportunity to complete the bachelor's degree in just three years. You can also complete the bachelor's programme in four years. You can obtain the Associate degree in two years. If you start in January, it will take you six months longer to complete the programme, at no extra cost.

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Notes about fees for this course

It pays to earn a degree from Tio. It is an investment in your future. Tio is a private educational institution. Thanks to greater financial resources, Tio is able to invest in smaller classes, exciting projects, excellent lecturers and more lessons. The attention Tio pays to the quality of its education results in satisfied students and high-quality education.

The overview here applies to Dutch students and students from the EU/EEA. For non-EU/EEA students, requiring a visa, Tio has put together a package fee. Detailed information on the package fee can be found here.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Havo, vwo (any profile), mbo4-diploma.
  • Comparable diploma, e.g.: German Fachhochschulreife or Abitur (algemeine Hochschulreife), British GCE A-levels, French Baccalaureat, American High School (incl. a college preparatory programme) or secondary business education.
  • CEFR: ≥ B2. TOEFL: iBT ≥ 75-80 points (Institutional TOEFL code Tio: 4764). IELTS academic: ≥ 6.0. Cambridge exam: ≥ 160 points / Cambridge First Certificate.

Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Tio Business School

Tio offers scholarships to foreign students from the European Union (EU /EEA) and to non-European students for its English bachelor courses. The scholarship is awarded for one academic year.

Tio Super Talent Scholarship

The amount of this scholarship is € 10,450 per full degree student. The scholarship is awarded for one academic year. It is possible to apply for this scholarship every year. You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • You must have outstanding study results.
  • You must have an IELTS Academic score of 7.0 or higher, TOEFL iBT score of 100 or higher, Cambridge exam of CAE-A or higher or CEFR C1 level or higher. 

Tio Talent Scholarship

The amount of this scholarship is € 5,225 per full degree student. The scholarship is awarded for one academic year. It is possible to apply for this scholarship every year. You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • You must have above average study results.
  • You must have an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 or higher, TOEFL iBT score of 90 or higher, Cambridge exam of CAE-B or higher or CEFR C1 level or higher.

How to apply for the scholarships

If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, you need to provide Tio with the following information:

  • Send your letter of motivation and curriculum vitae in English to
  • Attach a letter of recommendation in English from your former (secondary) school.
  • Attach a legalised copy of all Higher Education qualifications translated into English.
  • Attach a legalised copy of recent mark/grade lists translated into English.
  • Attach a legalised copy of your English language proficiency (IELTS/TOEFL).

Within two weeks of your scholarship application, you will be informed whether or not the scholarship can be awarded. When awarded, the scholarship is paid out as a discount on your tuition fee. All scholarships are subject to availability and only available for non-Dutch nationality students. 

Student reviews of Tio Business School

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From Spain to a lot of rain: 'Totally worth it!'

Sandra Mariscal Toro is from Spain. During her time in the Netherlands and studying at Tio, Sandra was able to learn a lot of new things: “I improved my English and also learned a lot of new things about tourism. The classes are very practical and the teachers are excellent."The biggest difference between Spain and the Netherlands? Sandra: “The weather definitely. In Spain the weather is much better.” It didn’t stop Sandra and when asked if she would she recommend this to anyone she replied with a resounding: “YES!” 

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'Personal and practical'

The German Layla about Tio: “The bachelor course at Tio is not more difficult, but it has been more challenging and time-consuming so far. I really like the personal atmosphere here. At Tio I get a lot of practical experiences because of all the projects and assignments. Also all the presentations are a good exercise and good for your self-confidence.”

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'I would definitely recommend Tio to other students'

Daniel dreams of owning his own hotel one day in either Las Vegas or New York. “I’m really learning a lot from the hospitality lectures and classes at Tio. Especially the subject Rooms Division has given me some great skills and tools which I’m sure I can utilize in the future.” He would definitely recommend Tio to students at his home university and especially to the ones interested in hospitality.

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