Master the basics: Let the game begin!

Do you want to become a problem solver, a savvy businessperson and a truly global citizen? Are you an adventurous entrepreneur? During this semester you will learn the basics of International Business.

The context of the exchange programme Master the basics: Let the game begin! is the (international) business world. But we also focus on the world of the future. Business is not only about making money, it is also about taking into consideration all stakeholders, including society.

Useful to know

Start date September
Number of ECTS 30 Dutch Education System
Programme level Minor
Programme code Y1-SEM1
Language of instruction English
Year of study Year 1
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!

During this semester you will learn the basics of International Business. Our context is the business world, so it has international relevance. However, we always keep in consideration the world of the future. Of course we focus on how to make profit, but we also teach you how to include on all stakeholders (incl. society). During the exchange programme subjects such as Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and Shared Value Creation play an important role.

Would you like to know more about this programme or do you have a specific question? Please contact the programme coordinator, Margo Bongers or Job Krijgsman.

The programme takes place during one semester and contains the following courses:

Course unit title ECTS
Business Game Master 5
Cultural Leadership 5
Financial Tools 5
Marketing Tools 5
Reflect & Communicate 5
Sustainable Business 5

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 guide you can find all relevant information about the programme in one practical document. Download it here for your convenience.

When applying for this programme, you should have a keen interest 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 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.

Find out how to apply

Ready for an international adventure?

Why choose HU?

  • 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.

  • 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.

Foodcourt Padualaan 101, Utrecht Science Park

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