Do you want to become a problem solver, a savvy business person and a truly global citizen? Are you an adventurous entrepreneur? Fulfil your dreams and ambitions with a degree from our International Business programme, which prepares you for a career in the global business world.

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You can choose between the regular four-year programme and the more challenging three-year fast-track version.

In the courses you will follow, there is a strong focus on sustainable business (in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals), building essential digital business skills and entrepreneurship. There is an innovative approach to learning: our projects resemble real-life business situations.

You will be surrounded by students and lecturers from all over the world, and have two work placements - one of which is abroad - so you will have a truly international experience. You will love living and studying in Utrecht, the most vibrant student town in the Netherlands!

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Start date September
Application Deadline 1 May – students living in the Netherlands (Dutch or Foreign nationality), 15 June (non-EU students) & 1 August (EU students)
Location Heidelberglaan 15 Utrecht
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Croho-code 30029

Immersive business themes

You will be immersed in the world of global business in a way that mimics real-life business situations. This unique approach gives you great insight into the field from day one.

Career prospects

After graduation you will have excellent career opportunities with multinational organisations in many sectors, undoubtedly making your family proud. Based on experiences from IB’s predecessor programmes, we expect our graduates to become impactful newcomers to the employment market.

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Admission requirements International Business

Applying after secondary school?

If you want to start with the International Business degree programme, you need to have a secondary school diploma at a sufficient level and English proficiency of at least CEFR level B1. You should also have a good head for numbers.

Applying without a diploma?

Are you 21 years or older and you don't have a (sufficient) diploma? Then you'll need to take an admission test.

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Does this programme suit you?

  • Global business person with heart

    As well as gaining the experience, skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the global business arena, you learn to ensure that society benefits from your activities too.

  • Problem solver

    You work in small teams covering all aspects of international business in a way that closely resembles a real-life business situation.

  • Ambition

    You will join a practically oriented, academically rigorous programme, that caters to your interests and helps you to fulfil your ambition.

Aleksas Lomeika

"Starting your studies abroad may be frightening at first. But the introduction programmes help you to get around the city and find new friends."

Aleksas Lomeika Second year student