Study International Business
Your future in International Business
Are you the one who initiates cooperation with suppliers and customers, to innovate products and create new business? Would you like to be the professional who will fi nd creative sustainable solutions for your international company? Are you inspired by fi nding ways to deal with company waste in all countries in a sustainable way? Are you interested in crossing borders and meeting others, to develop international relations for organisations and businesses? The Bachelor Programme ‘International Business for the future’ focuses on the management of these challenges.
The English-taught programme will teach you how to apply business basics in an internationally oriented, sustainable business environment. Intercultural collaboration and organisational behaviour in an international setting, as well as sustainable circular economics are therefore part of your programme.
You can specialise in:
- International Trade
- Business Management
You will be following objective specific courses, doing practical periods and preparing an exciting graduation assignment. The programme is competency based: each theoretical subject supports workgroup situations in which students tackle practical problems and explore workable solutions. This means that you will be active from day one, learning to work independently as you collaborate with others. The programme culminates in practical placements and a thesis project conducted in an international setting.
- Logistics or supply chain manager
- Marketing manager
- International sales manager
- Account manager
- Sustainability manager
- International Business Manager
- Export manager
- Quality manager
- Innovation consultant
With this Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, you will become the active professional for future companies and current international businesses.
HAVO-equivalent secondary school diploma
One of the general admission requirements for all our 4-year Bachelor study programmes is a secondary school diploma, which is equivalent to the Dutch HAVO diploma. Examples of equivalent levels are the International Baccalaureate diploma or A-Levels. Your diploma will be evaluated after VHL has received your complete application.
It is highly recommended that Mathematics or Economics are covered until the end of secondary school, but this is not a mandatory admission requirement.
All international students must provide proof of their English proficiency by submitting one of the following documents:
- Academic IELTS-test with overall band score of 6.0 and no sub-scores below 5.0;
- TOEFL test with a score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based), 78-80 (internet based);
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English* (CAE): pass at grade C or above;
- Cambridge First Certificate (FCE)*: pass at grade B/C or above.
Please note that tests results older than two years cannot be accepted.
The following students are exempt from providing proof of their English language proficiency:
- Native English speakers (USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Canada (English-speaking areas).
- Applicants with a sufficient Dutch diploma
- Applicants from Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Norway, Romania, Slovakia and Sweden who have obtained a specific diploma (see our website for details), including a final examination in English.
For more information on the requirements and the application process, please complete a request form.
Bachelor EEA € 2.083 / per year*
Bachelor non-EEA € 8.750 / per year
* The government recently agreed to cut tuition fees in half for first-year students as of the 2019-2020 term. This will apply to students starting a bachelor at Universities of Applied Sciences. For more information, please visit our website.
Scholarships & funding
There are several options for acquiring scholarships and grants that cover some or all of the costs of a study programme at Van Hall Larenstein. In general, candidates should bear in mind that official procedures require several months. It is therefore advisable to make a request for a scholarship as early as possible.
For a general list of sponsoring agents specifically targeting Dutch programs a web-tool has been developed by Nuffic (the grantfinder).
Master and Certificate Programmes
Most of our Master and Certificate programmes are eligible for an OKP scholarship. For more information, please go to our website or complete a request form.
All study programmes of VHL University of Applied Sciences are accredited by the NVAO, the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.
You will receive a Bachelor of International Business (BBA).
Van Hall Larenstein, that has locations in both Leeuwarden and Velp, has been rated the most sustainable University of Applied Sciences! Our University is the only institution in the Netherlands that has received three AISHE stars for all of its bachelor programmes (for all thirteen programmes). AISHE (Auditing Instrument for Sustainability in Higher Education) is an assessment tool for sustainable developments in higher education. A positive assessment leads to a qualification for Sustainable Higher Education. Van Hall Larenstein's CSR-audit was rated at 'Approved' level. CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is a special qualification standard regarding sustainability for Higher Education, based on ISO26000 - the international guideline for social awareness of organizations. Van Hall Larenstein is the first University of Applied Sciences to receive this qualification.
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