Responsible Business & Strategic Collaboration

Businesses want to make as much profit as they can and do not care about the environment and the people that work for them. How can you make profit and run your business in a responsible way? Let alone if ou must work with organisations like Greenpeace? Isn’t that a waste of time and how can NGOs and businesses ever work together?

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During this semester you will work on three parallel streams to find answers to the questions above. The streams are Responsible Value Chain, Strategic Collaboration and Language classes.

Useful to know

Start moment September
Number of ECTS 30 Dutch Education System
Programme level Minor
Programme code Y2-SEM3
Language of instruction English
Year of study Year 2
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 the programme you will work on three parallel streams:

  • Responsible Value Chain
    You will work on increasing sustainability in global value chains through project-based learning. Integrating subjects like supply chains, finance, macro-economic developments and innovation.

  • Strategic Collaboration
    You will learn about multi-stakeholder collaboration by applying business research methodologies and implementing the lessons learned in a collaboration project. Integrating subjects like research skills, intercultural collaboration and innovation.

  • Language classes
    Wherever in the world you hope your career takes you, there are enormous advantages in combining knowledge of modern business with the expressive power of a foreign language.

Would you like to know more about this programme or do you have a specific question? Please contact the programme coordinator, Ellen van der Zande or Cindy Neeser.

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

 Period Course unit title ECTS
 A Value Chain Analysis 5
 A Risk Analysis 5
 B Building a Responsible Value Chains 5
 A Understanding Collaboration 5
 B Mastering Collaboration 5
 A + B Languages (you choose one of the following):
  • Dutch Beginners level
  • Dutch Intermediate level
  • Spanish Beginners level
  • Spanish A2 level
  • French A2 level
  • German A2 level

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

Download the module guides for specific information regarding each course individually.

When applying for this programme, you are expected to have a solid basis on intermediate level in International Marketing.

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?

  • 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.

Utrecht Science Park

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