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.

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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 in a business context.

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 moment September, February
Number of ECTS 30 Dutch Education System
Programme level Minor
Programme code MB-GLOB-SEM1 (fall), MB-GLOB-SEM2 (spring)
Language of instruction English
Year of study Year 3 or 4
Practical Matters Housing and Immigration
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 the project, students will take up a consulting role for a company that wants to internationalise and will report on their findings to the client. A management simulation game is played in order to gain insight into the interdependence of various management disciplines in a dynamic environment.

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

Keywords of this programme are:

  • Entrepreneurship,
  • Small, Medium-sized Business,
  • Consulting Skills,
  • International Business,
  • Innovation and Creativity,
  • Personalised learning, and
  • Sustainability.

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, or the academic coordinators, Ellen van der Zande or Cindy Neeser.

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 (including Business Simulation)

Please note that the programme reflects a (logical) bundle of courses/subjects and should normally be followed as such. By choosing this package you will have to participate in ALL the courses included. 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.

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

English CEFR level B2.

Please note: If your English language ability proves to be insufficient to participate actively in (parts of) the courses you have chosen, we cannot be bound to the Learning Agreement, neither can we guarantee to offer you the required amount of study load (EC’s). Teachers might request you to take a diagnostic test at the start of the course to check if your English language ability is sufficient to successfully participate in that specific course. In all cases it is up to the programme manager to decide if your English language ability is sufficient to be eligible for the programme/course.

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 our practical information page to help you prepare your stay. It is also important to start arranging a living space as soon as possible. Our housing pages will help you on your way. 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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