Globalising Business

International Business Management students with a keen interest in (the effects of) globalisation will feel right at home in our Globalising Business minor programme. In an international group of lecturers and fellow students, you will gain a theoretical foundation and apply this to an actual project.

As globalisation is ever-increasing, organisations demand you are not only aware of this development and its consequences, but also have the tools to deal with it.

At the start of the project, we play a management game to train the team and test your integrative business knowledge. This programme will broaden your views and develop strategic thinking on global issues.

Useful to know

Start date September, February
Number of ECTS 30 Dutch Education System
Programme level Minor
Programme code MB-GLOB-SEM1
Language of instruction English
Year of study Year 3 or 4
Location Utrecht Science Park

Course content

What do you need to enter this programme? And what can you expect when you apply? In this section you'll find all you need to know!

The trend of globalisation is undeniable and unstoppable. In this programme, students and lecturers will investigate what the effect of globalisation is on businesses, economies and cultures.

During a project, you and a diverse team of international students will undertake research for a multinational company and report on your findings to the client. At the start of the project, we play a management game in order to train the team and test integrative business knowledge.

This programme will broaden views and develop strategic thinking on global issues.

Would you like to know more about this programme or do you have a specific question? Please contact the programme coordinator, Menno Lind van Wijngaarden.

The Globalising Business minor programme takes place during one semester and contains the following:

Course unit title ECTS
Managing Change and Innovation
Topics in International Business
Business in Society
Global Management Project

Please note that the programme reflects a (logical) bundle of courses/subjects and should normally be followed as such. It is not possible to combine (two or more) programmes in one single period.

In our Course Guides you can find all relevant information about the programme in one practical document. Download them here for your convenience.

Business in Society

Consultancy Skills

Globalising Business

Global Management Project

Managing Change and Innovation

Topics is International Business

To enter this programme you need a solid basis on intermediate level in International Business Management.

English CEFR level B2.

Please note: You may be asked to take a language assessment test before the start of the programme. If your English language skills are below the required level, you may not be able to enter the course, as you need to be able to actively participate in (parts of) the programme. In all cases, the programme manager makes the final decision.

Practical information

When you move to a different country to study, there are lots of things to arrange. For instance, where will you live, how much are the costs? Visit the practical information site. Read here for more info about how to arrange housing. A student living in the Netherlands needs about € 800 - 1000 a month to cover living expenses, such as housing, food and transportation. This includes insurances – health insurance is mandatory.

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Ready for an international adventure?

why choose hu?

  • Stand out in the international job market

    Having theoretical and practical knowledge about globalisation, its effects and consequences and how to deal with them in international business, will make you an attractive candidate for any international company.

  • Inspiring international setting

    HU supports your ambitions. Our lecturers will tutor and assist you in making the most of this international programme. During your time in Utrecht, you will meet students from all over the world and make connections to last a lifetime.

  • Utrecht Science Park Campus

    Studying at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht means you get to enjoy all the benefits of our modern campus, Utrecht Science Park (USP). A miniature city with the universities' buildings, student housing, restaurants, cafés, a sports centre, and much more, it enjoys excellent transport links to Utrecht and beyond.

  • Vibrant university city Utrecht

    Beautiful Utrecht has lots of young people and excellent facilities for student life. It has a mediaeval city centre which is small enough to explore by foot or bicycle. Enjoy a drink next to the quaint canals or dine in one of the converted wharf cellars.

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