After your graduation

We provide you with a flying start to your international career, with you playing a pivotal role in exciting international organisations.

When you graduate, you will receive a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree, together with the International Diploma Supplement (IDS) in English.

possible professions

You will have excellent career opportunities in international business, with multinational companies and other ambitious, forward-looking employers. You typically begin in an entry-level position, but soon progress into more strategic or managerial roles.

The product manager investigates, selects, and drives the development of products for an organization. The Product Manager prioritizes product and customer requirements, defines the product vision and works closely with engineering, sales, marketing and support to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met. The Product Manager’s job also includes ensuring that the product supports the company’s overall strategy and goals.

The Marketing Executive oversees day to day marketing activities for the marketing department such as planning, developing and implementing effective marketing communication campaigns.

 

An online marketing specialist oversees makes an online marketing plan, develops online marketing campaigns and monitors their performance and return on investment. The online marketing specialist also manages the Social Media accounts of the organization, ensuring all copy is relevant for the different platforms.

 

Sales coordinators are important members of a company’s sales team. By supporting sales representatives and coordinating sales-related activities within the company, they contribute to achieving sales targets. Although they do not have responsibility for selling, sales coordinators play an important part in maintaining good customer relationships by acting as an extension of the field sales force. Sales coordinators require excellent organizational, administrative and communication skills, together with an ability to deliver high standards of customer service.

Export managers serve as intermediaries between foreign buyers and domestic sellers. Unlike export traders, who buy the products before selling directly to foreign buyers, export managers find buyers internationally for domestic product manufacturers. Export managers plan and coordinate the international shipment of goods. During the course of the day, they may negotiate with a variety of people, such as shippers, agents and vendors, and are expected to have excellent customer service skills in dealing with customers.

Organisations

  • Philips
  • World Bank
  • United Nations
  • AkzoNobel
  • Adyen

Job opportunity

84%

Postgraduate studies

After your graduation, you may continue your education towards a Master's degree at a college or university around the world. In some cases, you may need a special minor to enrol, or follow an extra preparation course which may take up to a year.

A Bachelor and Master’s degree in 4,5 years

HU offers you the opportunity to gain a Bachelor and Master’s degree in 4,5 years. When you enrol in the International Business FastTrack programme and graduate with a GPA of min. 3.0, you will receive priority admittance for the Master (MSc) Innovation in European Business and will be able to acquire two programmes in 4,5 years! This Master offers you a truly international experience; you will study and live in Ireland, France and the Netherlands, while acquiring your Master’s degree of a leading research university: the University College Cork in Ireland.


Stay in touch with us

We like keeping in touch with former students, and we advise you to do the same. They are a great source of information about developments in your field. And in the connected world of today, a good network is of immense value. Additionally, our lecturers have access to a wide international network and will tutor and support you to make the most of these contacts around the world.

Nick van Xanten, student International Business, HU University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht

"What I really liked about the project was that it made you think, instead of assuming that your solution was correct. It is still a lesson I take with me everyday in meetings and presentations."

Nick van Xanten (Age 28)