Do you want to become a problem solver, a savvy businessperson 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.

You can choose between the regular four-year programme and the more challenging three-year fast-track version. This three-year track will allow you to achieve both your Bachelor as well as an international Master in 4.5 years.

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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Immersive business themes

You will be immersed in the world of global business in two 20-week themes per academic year, in a way that mimics real-life business situations. This unique approach gives you great insight in the field from day one.

Career prospects

After graduation you 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.

Want to know more?

In our brochure you can read more details about the programme.

How to apply

Can’t wait to start? Read further for information about the application procedure.

Admission requirements

If you want to apply to our International Business programme, you need to have a secondary school diploma at a sufficient level, and English proficiency at least CEFR level B1 - as well as a good head for numbers.


  • 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.

Chiel van Ewijk, student International Business, HU University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht

"The class is an intercultural mix of countries all over the world, allowing students to gain experience working together with different nationalities."

Chiel van Ewijk (Age 27) Second year student

"Although I still do not know exactly where I want to work, I do have a better idea. The internship in Kuala Lumpur has opened doors to continue my studies in South Korea. I am one step closer to finding my job."

Sabrina Warmerdam Second year student