For more information about International business at University of Groningen, please visit the webpage using the button above.

The award
BSc

How long you will study
36 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 8300

All study options

About International business at University of Groningen

Are you interested in management questions? And would you like to work in an international environment? Then this programme might just be what you are looking for.

**Best BSc International Business in theNetherlands - Elsevier2016**

**Service offered to international prospectivestudents: schedulea campus tour**

The Bachelor's degree programme in International Businessprepares you for a management position in an internationalenvironment. You will combine courses in Business Management withcourses in Sociology, Economics and Law.
The programme has an international focus. It uses internationalcases and you will study abroad for one semester. In addition, theentire programme is taught in English.
In the first year of this three-year programme you will lay a solidfoundation by taking courses in Organisation Theory, StrategicManagement and Marketing. You will also study Economics,International Law, Research Methodology and English. In the secondyear you will strengthen this basic knowledge and improve yourscientific skills. You will also take guest lectures, workshops andseminars and you will make short study trips. In the first semesterof the third year, you will study abroad. You will finish theprogramme by writing a thesis, after which you may continue with aMaster's programme.

Are you interested in management questions? And would you like to work in an international environment? Then this programme might just be what you are looking for.

**Best BSc International Business in theNetherlands - Elsevier2016**

**Service offered to international prospectivestudents: schedulea campus tour**

The Bachelor's degree programme in International Businessprepares you for a management position in an internationalenvironment. You will combine courses in Business Management withcourses in Sociology, Economics and Law.

The programme has an international focus. It uses internationalcases and you will study abroad for one semester. In addition, theentire programme is taught in English.

International Business in Groningen is challenging andfast-paced. You need to be hard-working, have a good command ofEnglish and be able to understand mathematical expressions,quantitative research methods and economics. Most importantly,however, you need to be deeply interested in the very broad range of issues that make doing business different from country tocountry. Learning from lecturers and fellow students of diversenationalities is therefore essential. 

After your studies

Job prospects

Master's in IB&M will give you the credentials to work for amultinational firm, governmental institutions and internationalorganisations. You can work in export, marketing or sales for example. Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited,a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide,your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

If you were to choose the Research Master's you could move intoacademia, perhaps decide to go further and earn a PhD.
Plenty of multinationals will be interested in students with an academic degree in business. For instance companies like Microsoft,Siemens, Capgemini, Toyota, Samsung, Ahold, Heineken, Unilever,Ikea, Zara, H&M and Virgin all need internationally trainedemployees. Your position within these kind of organisations canvary from export manager or international marketer, tointernational sales manager, product manager or human resourcemanager. But numerous other career opportunities will lie ahead ofyou. This of course depends on the choices you make during andafter studying. Many organisations also offer traineeships andjunior positions which will introduce you to the different types ofactivities.

FEB Careers Company

To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: CareerServices

Master's in IB&M will give you the credentials to work for amultinational firm, governmental institutions and internationalorganisations. You can work in export, marketing or sales for example. Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited,a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide,your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

If you were to choose the Research Master's you could move intoacademia, perhaps decide to go further and earn a PhD.
Plenty of multinationals will be interested in students with an academic degree in business. For instance companies like Microsoft,Siemens, Capgemini, Toyota, Samsung, Ahold, Heineken, Unilever,Ikea, Zara, H&M and Virgin all need internationally trainedemployees. Your position within these kind of organisations canvary from export manager or international marketer, tointernational sales manager, product manager or human resourcemanager. But numerous other career opportunities will lie ahead ofyou. This of course depends on the choices you make during andafter studying. Many organisations also offer traineeships andjunior positions which will introduce you to the different types ofactivities.

FEB Careers Company
To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: FEB CareerServices


Job examples

  • Export manager
  • International marketeer
  • International sales manager
  • International product manager
  • Human resource manager
Download brochure

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 awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study36 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 8300

Notes about fees for this course

EU/EEA

€ 2060 per year

non-EU/EEA

€ 8300 per year

Entry requirements

Admissible Dutch diploma profiles

  • CM

    wiskunde A of wiskunde B;The profile Culture & Society mustbe complemented with mathematics A or B.

  • EM
  • NG
  • NT
  • academic propedeuse

    You can enroll, as long as you have a finished VWO-degree withmathematics A or B.

  • HBO-p

    With a HBO propaedeutic certificate it is also possible to enterthe programme, on the condition that you meet the required level ofmathematics. You must at least have taken mathematics A or B atDutch VWO level.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
additional subject

You should have passed mathematics as a standard/methods levelsubject during your secondary school education.

math test

If Mathematics is not/has not been one of your final-yearsubjects during your pre-university education (or you took thelowest level, e.g. Maths Studies) then you will need to show proofof your level of Maths proficiency. For more information, pleasecheck our site at http://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

previous education

You need an International/European Baccalaureate (includingMaths Higher or Maths Standard/Methods).

other admission requirements

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/(...)rt/admissions-office

Admission requirements

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/(...)rt/admissions-office

Registration procedure

International Business has a matching procedure which iscompulsory for all prospective students with a Dutch secondaryschool diploma, not to international prospective students. Thematching procedure will provide you with advice about your chosendegree programme to help you decide whether you have made the rightchoice. Read more about the matching procedure: http://www.rug.nl/(...)pplication/matching/

Choice of degree programme check

The degree programme will organize a choice of degree programme check. Attendance is compulsory. The advice is not binding.

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
IELTS overall band6.5
IELTS writing5.5
IELTS speaking6
TOEFL paper based550
TOEFL internet based80

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

Ask a question

Ask University of Groningen for more information by completing this form

Desired Start Year

Your question will be sent directly to University of Groningen. Your question is subject to the StudyLink terms and conditions. On submitting this form you are consenting to us sharing the information you have supplied with University of Groningen inline with the StudyLink privacy policy.

Location of University of Groningen

University of Groningen main campus is shown on the map below:

Explore University of Groningen

Click the following videos and images to expand or play