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Bachelor in International Business

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September, February  (English)
September, February 
International Business at NHL Stenden

Program description

If you want to make a difference in international trade, sharpen your intercultural skills, and contribute to the international goals of organisations, this bachelor programme is perfect for you. In this 4-year course, you will learn to overcome cultural differences and realise a companies’ international ambitions, which makes you a valuable addition to any organisation. 

As an International Business graduate, the door to the global job market is wide open. Depending on your specialisation, your job title will be, for example, international marketing manager, account manager, export manager, corporate communications manager, branch manager, or product manager. Depending on your preference, you could work for a commercial major player, or a small not-for-profit organisation. You will get to choose between all kinds of organisations, and where you will bridge the gap between cultures and across countries and languages. 

The curriculum is based on our Design Based Education principles. This means you get to pursue your own interests in the field of international business while working on real-life cases. It also means you get to work in small study groups, ensuring you will receive personal attention and coaching. 

We are an internationally orientated university of applied sciences, with a unique multi-campus concept, offering 5 campuses across the globe. On top of this, we have a vast international network of partner universities (of applied sciences). So it is safe to say, you will truly study in an international environment at NHL Stenden. 

You can choose to study in Emmen or Leeuwarden. Both cities offer their own unique advantages. In Emmen, for example, you can specialise by learning a third language in your second year. 

This new course is a combination of International Business & Languages (IBL) and International Business and Management Studies (IBMS). 

Admission requirements

Academic Requirements

To be admitted to one of the bachelor programmes you have to meet certain admission requirements. NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences recognises the following general international qualifications:  

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or European Baccalaureate Diploma.
  • High School diploma or graduation statement (see below) from an accredited institution.
  • Four GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level passes (final grade A, B or C) and two ‘AS’ level passes. These six passes combined must all be in different subjects.
  • Associate, bachelor's or master's degree.

Furthermore, some of our bachelor programmes demand additional entry requirements.

If you are a Vietnamese student, you may use a graduation statement from your educational institution as a temporary solution in case you are set to receive your diploma after the application deadline. A valid diploma must always be provided before the start of the study programme.  

Language Requirements

All non-EEA applicants are required to submit an English proficiency test with their application. Exceptions are made for students, who have had their preparatory education in a country where English is the official working and educational language. The language requirements for EEA students are the same as for Dutch students. If your diploma is listed here, the additional English language test is not required.

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences accepts four kinds of official language tests: IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, and TOEIC.

  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 for each skill).
  • TOEFL 550 (paper based), 213 (computer-based) and 80 (internet based). Original test results must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to NHL Stenden. The TOEFL institution code for NHL Stenden is 9215.
  • Cambridge ESOL score FCE-C (169, or higher).
  • TOEIC 670 (Listening and Reading) and 290 (Speaking and Writing).

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NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences

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NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences

Rengerslaan 8
8917 DD Leeuwarden
The Netherlands

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