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.

Discover the study programme International Business

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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 September
Application Deadline Students living in the Netherlands who don't require immigration/visa services from HU: 1 May

Non-EU students living outside the Netherlands who require immigration/visa services from HU: 31 May

Students with an EU/EEA nationality who live outside the Netherlands; Students with a residence permit for study purposes currently enrolled at another educational institution: 1 August
Location Heidelberglaan 15 Utrecht
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Croho-name B International Business
Croho-code 30029
During the programme

An innovative approach to learning business

Immerse yourself in the world of global business with simulated real-life situations. This approach gives you great insight into the field from day one. During the programme there’s a strong focus on sustainable business, digital business skills and entrepreneurship.

After your graduation

The adventure of international business

Make an impact in the global business world. After graduating, you’ll have excellent career opportunities at multinationals in a wide range of sectors. Fulfil your dreams and ambitions in a way that suits you. From product manager, marketing executive or sales coordinator to starting as an entrepreneur.

How to apply

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Brochure of the programme

Want an overview of this programme? In the brochure you'll find all about the programme in one handy document.

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 (equivalent of Dutch HAVO or MBO) and English proficiency of at least CEFR level B1, preferably B2. 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.

Why study at HU?

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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.