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International Business Administration (BSc), BSc

University of Twente, the Netherlands

University of Twente

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About International Business Administration (BSc), BSc - at University of Twente

BSc degree International Business Administration at the university of twente

This English-taught bachelor's programme gives you the practical and theoretical knowledge of business strategies you'll need for a successful career in our complex and demanding globalized world.

Are you looking to obtain a master's degree in Business Administration? Please refer to the website of the MSc Business Administration programme at the University of Twente.

What is International Business Administration?

Business Administration centres on the organizational aspects of companies and the market environment in which they operate. Our International Business Administration bachelor's programme focuses on the broad range of business activities and business processes in commerce at a global level.

What makes the Business Administration bachelor's programme at the University of Twente stand out from others is that it is set in a high-tech environment. You will not become a 'techie', but you will understand how engineers think. You will also learn all about how technology influences businesses and how you can use technology to solve business challenges and influence performance.

At the UT, we focus on the following disciplines in this programme:

  • Purchasing & Supply Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Information Management
  • Innovative Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing & Strategy
  • Change Management
  • Innovation & Technology Management
  • Financial Management

Why study International Business Administration at the University of Twente?

If you want to become an entrepreneurial, academically trained, internationally oriented management professional, this programme will be just up your street. On completing this bachelor's programme, you will be equipped to analyze business problems and to design and organize solid solutions. You will be ready for an international business career. Here are several reasons for choosing the International Business Administration bachelor's programme at the University of Twente:

  • You will learn to combine technological developments with social aspects;
  • You will be surrounded by new technologies, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit;
  • You will learn to design smart, innovative solutions;
  • You will study business administration from an international perspective;
  • You will become well-versed in describing, analyzing, designing and adapting the processes and problems commonly faced by international companies;
  • You will be thoroughly prepared for an international career, as our course is English-taught and set in an international environment;
  • You will engage in many practical assignments that will give you early experience in applying your knowledge and developing your professional skills;
  • You will have numerous opportunities to study abroad or to connect with businesses;
  • You will become experienced in working in project teams to solve problems businesses are faced with in today's world;
  • You will benefit from a lot of individual attention, an informal educational atmosphere and excellent student guidance.

Discover more reasons for studying International Business Administration.

Starting your professional career as an international business administration graduate

With a degree in International Business Administration from the University of Twente you will have many advantages on the labour market:

  • Your international perspective gives you the expertise to solve complex challenges in the business world;
  • Your broad knowledge of business activities makes you a worthy candidate for a wide range of positions in all kinds of companies;
  • With the profile you choose in the second year, you will gain more expertise in a specific business field;
  • The IBA programme's international environment in combination with its strong emphasis on teamwork makes you the perfect team player for a global company.

Read more information on the job market for IBA graduates.

Entry requirements

If you have a non-Dutch secondary school certificate, you can enter the IBA programme provided the certificate is equivalent to the Dutch vwo diploma (for example, the German Abitur, the Belgian Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs, or the International or European Baccalaureate). There are also a few additional requirements you have to meet.

Please note that the requirements for students with a non-Dutch secondary school diploma are not the same as those for students with a Dutch vwo diploma. Find out the requirements for students with a Dutch diploma here!

Are you an international student and you do not meet the requirements for direct entry to an undergraduate degree programme (Bachelor of Science)? However, you would like to take one of our English- taught programmes? The University of Twente and the Holland International Study Center offer you the possibility to take a foundation year after which you will be admissible to our English- taught programmes. The one-year programme combines academic study, English language training and study skills to prepare you for degree-level study. 

More information. 

Additional requirement

One additional requirement is that you must have a reasonable grasp of mathematics and a satisfactory command of English. This can either have been part of your pre-university education. You can also fulfil this requirement by passing the University of Twente entrance exam.

Students with a German Abitur certificate with Mathematik and Englisch up until the final exams will be directly admitted to the International Business Administration programme without any further requirements being set. Students with a different foreign certificate of previous education are advised to contact the Admission Office of the University of Twente early on. The Admission Office will then determine whether you meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor’s programme in International Business Administration.

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