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The award

How long you will study
3 - 4 years

Domestic course fees
EUR 17900 per year

How you will study

Course starts
September, January

International course fees
EUR 17900 per year

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About International Business Management at Tio University of Applied Sciences

A glorious future: you close a deal with an American organisation and research the possibilities of doing business in Asia. The business world is looking for you! After completing the International Business Management bachelor’s degree, you will excel at establishing international contacts and creating your own opportunities. This study course brings you one step closer to international success.

You might, for example, work as an account manager, a financial manager or a sales or marketing manager. You can also start your own business.

Is this bachelor programme right for you?

Tio’s International Business Management bachelor programme is based on the International Business and Management Studies (IBMS) programme and places additional focus on finance and e-commerce. This means you will also feel right at home in the finance and online world after completing this study course. Do you recognise yourself in the following description? Are you:


Do you have the will to score? You stay on top of international developments and are always one step ahead of the latest trends. You have contacts all over the world and make use of your knowledge in the position of manager at a multinational organisation, as an independent entrepreneur or during a corporate takeover. Your winner mentality ensures your organisation is successful.

Interested in trading on the stock exchange?

Do you want to know everything about bonds, shares, options and futures? Step by step, you learn everything you need to know to take your first steps as an investor on the stock market. In the spirit of competition, the three students with the best results can win a sum of money during the Stocks & Bonds project.

Good with numbers and figures?

How is it that this week’s revenue figures are so much lower than last week’s? You could not help but notice the decline in the statistics. Does it have to do with the season or is there something more going on? The International Business Management bachelor’s degree teaches you to understand these numbers and take appropriate action.

Internationally oriented?

Would you like to work in an international environment? This study course allows you to see more of the world! During three international study trips, you visit a partner university and international companies. You gain international professional experience during your (international) internships.


Do you see opportunities wherever you go? Would you like to start up your own business? This business programme lets you get started right away. Together with your fellow students, you set up your own business and advise other organisations regarding their strategy and operations.

Interested in other cultures?

The world runs on trade and you want to be a player on the international stage. Even during your studies, you will therefore come into contact with different cultures during the various study trips, your international internship or when you study abroad. You will learn how to successfully do business in other countries.

In control?

Do you like to be in charge? Do you see yourself in a leadership position? During this study course, your leadership skills are developed during the Management Skills course. Of course, you want to take charge during the various projects you work on. You might, for example, become the general manager of your student company.

Excellent in networking?

Are you good at meeting new people? That is an excellent quality, because it allows you to build up your network in no time. That will certainly be valuable in your professional future!

Do you recognise yourself in these descriptions? Take a look at the curriculum for more information about this study course or attend an open day to experience the atmosphere and meet students and lecturers.

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 have finished this business degree, you will also be a finance specialist. You will learn everything there is to know about shares, bonds, futures and securities and about cash flows during a corporate takeover.
  • You study at the Netherlands’ best business degree programme (IBMS) (three years in a row, since the study course’s introduction, as elected by the Higher Education Guide).
  • E-commerce is an important component of the International Business Management study course, because a lot of trading is done online and cross channelling is growing in popularity.
  • You will have many career opportunities available to you after completing this study course.
  • At Tio, you are not a number; there is a strong focus on personal development and supervision.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBBAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptember, JanuaryDomestic course feesEUR 17900 per yearInternational course feesEUR 17900 per year

Notes about fees for this course

International Business Management is a private bachelor’s degree from Tio University of Applied Sciences. Because this is a private study course, the tuition fee is higher than that of government-funded education. With more budget, Tio can invest more into better lecturers, smaller classes, appealing projects and more lectures. The focus Tio puts on the quality of its education leads to satisfied students.

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

  • 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 tourism education.
  • TOEFL: ≥ 550 points paper based, ≥213 points computer based and ≥ 80 points internet based (Tio code 4764). IELTS academic: ≥ 6.0 and Cambridge exam: ≥ FCE-A.
  • For students who have not previously studied Management & Organisation, the optional subject Introduction to finance & accounting is mandatory.
  • For students whose prior education did not include Economics, the optional subject Introduction to Economics is mandatory.

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