International Business / Management Studies (English)

StudievormVoltijd
TypeBachelor opleidingen en studieroutes
LocatieDeventer, Enschede
Opleidingsduur4 years
StudierichtingFrom september 2018: study route within the International Business degree

Students talkingDo your professional ambitions lie in an international environment and are you overwhelmed by the choices when looking for a degree in business studies? Then International Business / Management Studies might be the right route for you.

When you enroll for International Business, you will have to select one of the two study routes after the first semester: International Business / Languages or International Business / Management Studies. In the first semester you will get acquainted with both programmes and make definite choice for the programme which suits you best. This way you can easily switch and use the first six months as an orientation

International Business / Management Studies

Do you prefer a career in international business and would you like to learn how to conduct business around the globe? The English taught study route International Business / Management Studies prepares you for a managerial position in an international business environment. You will work with peers from 35 nationalities and you will learn how to becoma a conscious business professional. You can spend up to 3 semesters abroad and can start your career anywhere in the world after graduation.

What will you be learning?

The bachelor programme covers all essential areas of Business Administration including Marketing, Finance and Management. It is unique due to its international focus and hands-on work experience. You can choose a specialization in Technology & Innovation or in Entrepeneurship.

International Business / Management Studies in numbers

   
Start: September (Deventer and Enschede) and February (only in Deventer)
Theory: 45%
Practical and group work: 45%
Study career counselling: 10%
   

How to enroll

Due to the new structuring of all economic degree programmes, International Business / Management Studies has become a separate study route within the degree programme International Business. For this reason, International Business / Management Studies is listed in Studielink under the degree programme International Business.

After the first semester, you will have to select one of the two study routes: International Business / Languages or International Business / Management Studies.

The combination of theory and practical experience will give you a solid background in many different business fields.

Careers in international business and management
After finishing the International Business / Management Studies programme, you will be able to do market research and create a marketing strategy. Among your skills are presenting in English and possessing a working proficiency in at other language. You can also understand and analyse socio-cultural differences in order to be successful in an international business environment.

Possible careers
Your position within these kind of organisations can be:

  • project manager in the finance industry;
  • account manager at a production company;
  • or sales manager at a trading company

Further education
Do you want to continue learning? After completing this study route, you can advance with an academic master degree: for example, a master of Business Administration.



    Entry requirements for IBMS 2017 – 2018

    The information below is written from the perspective of pupils currently in secondary education in the Netherlands. If you have been educated elsewhere but are interested in studying IBMS, please check the international entry requirements for more information.
    We recommend that you apply by 1 May to be admitted to the programme of your choice. You will then take part in the study choice test. The outcome of this test is non-binding. If you meet all the entry requirements, you can enrol in the programme of your choice in September. You can apply between 2 May and 15 August, but in that case the outcome of the study choice test will be binding. A negative study choice advice means that you are inadmissible to the programme.

    Havo and vwo

    The information below applies to the academic year 2017 – 2018. These entry requirements are published subject to changes in government policy and Saxion regulations.

    If you have been awarded a havo or vwo diploma with a subject cluster offered at secondary school level until 1 August 2007, your subject cluster is out of date. An easy way to find out whether your subject cluster is out of date is to check whether your cluster contains numbered subjects, such as Economie 1, Economie 2, Wiskunde A1 or Wiskunde A2.

    A havo or vwo subject cluster that is out of date does not give you direct access to higher education. Your diploma will be assessed on the basis of the current havo and vwo subject cluster requirements for the programme of your choice. As a result, your diploma may not meet the entry requirements and you will be deemed ‘inadmissible’ to the programme of your choice. In order to be admitted, you will need to sit a deficiency test before you can be enrolled as a student.

    Entry requirements havo/vwo

    You have been awarded a havo or vwo diploma with the required subject cluster and can demonstrate that you have either passed your school-leaving examination or obtained a vavo certificate in the subjects listed below:

    Havo profiel

    Toelaatbaar

    Natuur en Techniek (NT)Yes, with Economie or Management & Organisatie or a second modern foreign language
    Natuur en Gezondheid (NG)Yes, with Economie or Management & Organisatie or a second modern foreign language
    Economie en Maatschappij (EM)Yes
    Cultuur en Maatschappij (CM)Yes, with Economie or Management&Organisatie
      

    Vwo profiel

    Toelaatbaar

    Natuur en Techniek (NT)Yes, with Economie or Management & Organisatie or a second modern foreign language
    Natuur en Gezondheid (NG)Yes, with Economie or Management & Organisatie or a second modern foreign language
    Economie en Maatschappij (EM)Yes
    Cultuur en Maatschappij (CM)Yes
    Deficiency test in case of missing or insufficient number of subjects

    If you have not taken the subjects listed above, you must sit a Saxion deficiency test prior to the start of the programme. In order to be admitted, you must pass one of the exams listed below:
    - Economie or Management & Organisatie test, OR
    - French or German exam (in lieu of a second modern foreign language)

    The foreign languages Arabic, Frisian, Spanish, Russian, Papiamento and Turkish all qualify as second modern foreign languages, provided that you have passed the written school-leaving examination. Greek and Latin do not qualify as second modern foreign languages and are therefore not valid replacement subjects.

    Mbo entry requirements

    As of 1 August 2015, mbo4 pupils are no longer automatically admissible to hbo programmes. A number of additional entry requirements may apply for certain combinations of mbo and hbo programmes. This is the case for so-called unrelated transfers, where you transfer from an mbo programme to an hbo programme in a different professional field.
    Saxion has decided to overlook these requirements, since research has shown that over the last few years this group of students has not performed any worse at Saxion than other students who transferred from mbo programmes. However, research outcomes on a national level show the contrary, which is why Saxion will continue to monitor the situation for any changes.

    Other Dutch diplomas

    You have been awarded a Dutch preliminary study diploma which has been judged to be at least equal to a vwo, havo or mbo (level 4) diploma, or you have been awarded a Dutch certificate to demonstrate that you have passed the first-year or final examination of a higher education programme (hbo or university). See also ‘Redressing deficiencies for other diplomas’.

    Diploma from abroad

    You have been awarded a non-Dutch diploma which has been judged to be at least equal to a vwo, havo or mbo diploma.
    Please see the section ‘Additional entry requirements’.

    Redressing deficiencies for other diplomas

    Even if you are admissible on the basis of another Dutch diploma or a diploma from abroad, you should bear in mind that you must still meet the subject cluster requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, you must sit a deficiency test prior to the start of the programme and pass one of the exams listed below:
    - Economie or Management & Organisatie exam

    21+ exam

    If you do not meet one of the requirements listed above and you will have reached the age of 21 by 1 September 2017, you can sit a 21+ exam prior to the start of the programme. You will be admitted to the programme if you pass all of the parts of the 21+ exam listed below:
    - English exam
    - Aptitude test consisting of 4 components of the DAT (Differentiële Aanleg Test) and 1 component of the Drenth test series
    - Economie or Management & Organisatie exam
    The entry requirements which are assessed by means of the deficiency test and the 21+ exam are laid down in a separate brochure.

    Additional entry requirements

    If you have been awarded a non-Dutch diploma which has been judged to be at least equal to a vwo, havo or mbo diploma and you are an EU/EEA student, you must demonstrate that your command of the English language meets at least the havo school-leaving examination standard.
    If you are not an EU/EEA student, you must show an IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 certificate to demonstrate a sufficient command of the English language.
    The foreign languages Arabic, Frisian, Spanish, Russian, Papiamento and Turkish also all qualify as second modern foreign languages, provided that you have passed the written school-leaving examination. Greek and Latin do not qualify as second modern foreign languages and are therefore not valid replacement subjects.
    Exceptions for non-EU/EEA students:
    - Mandarin qualifies as a second modern foreign language.
    - If you are admissible on the basis of a non-Dutch diploma which has been judged to be at least equal to a havo or vwo diploma (including the required subject cluster), you do not need to sit the Economie deficiency test prior to the start of the programme. You can also do so during the first year of your enrolment in the first year of the programme. Bear in mind that you cannot sit the first-year examination if you have not passed the Economie deficiency test either prior to or during the first year of your enrolment in the first year of the programme.

    More information

    For more information, please contact the student desk:
    - Deventer: 088 – 019 3773
    - Enschede: 088 – 019 1808

    The student desks are open from Monday – Friday between 09:00 – 17:00. They are happy to help all (aspiring) Saxion students, irrespective of the location of their programme.

    Toelatingseisen 2018/2019

    The information below is written from the perspective of pupils currently in secondary education in the Netherlands. If you have been educated elsewhere but are interested in studying Management Studies, please check the international entry requirements for more information.
    We recommend that you apply by 1 May to be admitted to the programme of your choice. You will then take part in the study choice test. The outcome of this test is non-binding. If you meet all the entry requirements, you can enrol in the programme of your choice in September. You can apply between 2 May and 15 August, but in that case the outcome of the study choice test will be binding. A negative study choice advice means that you are inadmissible to the programme.

    Havo and vwo

    The information below applies to the academic year 2018 – 2019. These entry requirements are published subject to changes in government policy and Saxion regulations.

    If you have been awarded a havo or vwo diploma with a subject cluster offered at secondary school level until 1 August 2007, your subject cluster is out of date. An easy way to find out whether your subject cluster is out of date is to check whether your cluster contains numbered subjects, such as Economie 1, Economie 2, Wiskunde A1 or Wiskunde A2.

    A havo or vwo subject cluster that is out of date does not give you direct access to higher education. Your diploma will be assessed on the basis of the current havo and vwo subject cluster requirements for the programme of your choice. As a result, your diploma may not meet the entry requirements and you will be deemed ‘inadmissible’ to the programme of your choice. In order to be admitted, you will need to sit a deficiency test before you can be enrolled as a student.

    Entry requirements havo/vwo

    You have been awarded a havo or vwo diploma with the required subject cluster and can demonstrate that you have either passed your school-leaving examination or obtained a vavo certificate in the subjects listed below:

    Havo profiel

    Toelaatbaar

    Natuur en Techniek (NT)Yes
    Natuur en Gezondheid (NG)Yes
    Economie en Maatschappij (EM)Yes
    Cultuur en Maatschappij (CM)Yes
      

    Vwo profiel

    Toelaatbaar

    Natuur en Techniek (NT)Yes
    Natuur en Gezondheid (NG)Yes
    Economie en Maatschappij (EM)Yes
    Cultuur en Maatschappij (CM)Yes
    Deficiency test in case of missing or insufficient number of subjects

    If you have not taken the subjects listed above, you must sit a Saxion deficiency test prior to the start of the programme. In order to be admitted, you must pass one of the exams listed below:

     

    Mbo entry requirements

    As of 1 August 2015, mbo4 pupils are no longer automatically admissible to hbo programmes. A number of additional entry requirements may apply for certain combinations of mbo and hbo programmes. This is the case for so-called unrelated transfers, where you transfer from an mbo programme to an hbo programme in a different professional field.
    Saxion has decided to overlook these requirements, since research has shown that over the last few years this group of students has not performed any worse at Saxion than other students who transferred from mbo programmes. However, research outcomes on a national level show the contrary, which is why Saxion will continue to monitor the situation for any changes.

    Other Dutch diplomas

    You have been awarded a Dutch preliminary study diploma which has been judged to be at least equal to a vwo, havo or mbo (level 4) diploma, or you have been awarded a Dutch certificate to demonstrate that you have passed the first-year or final examination of a higher education programme (hbo or university). See also ‘Redressing deficiencies for other diplomas’.

    Diploma from abroad

    You have been awarded a non-Dutch diploma which has been judged to be at least equal to a vwo, havo or mbo diploma.
    Please see the section ‘Additional entry requirements’.

    Redressing deficiencies for other diplomas

    Even if you are admissible on the basis of another Dutch diploma or a diploma from abroad, you should bear in mind that you must still meet the subject cluster requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, you must sit a deficiency test prior to the start of the programme and pass one of the exams listed below:

    21+ exam

    If you do not meet one of the requirements listed above and you will have reached the age of 21 by 1 September 2018, you can sit a 21+ exam prior to the start of the programme. You will be admitted to the programme if you pass all of the parts of the 21+ exam listed below:
    - English exam
    - Aptitude test 
    - Economie or Management & Organisatie exam
    The entry requirements which are assessed by means of the deficiency test and the 21+ exam are laid down in a separate brochure.

    Additional entry requirements

    If you have been awarded a non-Dutch diploma which has been judged to be at least equal to a vwo, havo or mbo diploma and you are an EU/EEA student, you must demonstrate that your command of the English language meets at least the havo school-leaving examination standard.
    If you are not an EU/EEA student, you must show an IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 certificate to demonstrate a sufficient command of the English language.
     

    More information

    For more information, please contact the student desk Servicepoint Studentenbalie:
    - Deventer: 088 - 019 3773
    - Enschede: 088 - 019 1808


    The student desks are open from Monday – Friday between 8.00 - 16.30. They are happy to help all (aspiring) Saxion students, irrespective of the location of their programme.

    Sofia Bogärde, 4th year IBMS

    TPicture Sofia Bogärdehe fact that I am a person who loves to travel and see the world, made my choice for IBMS an easy one. With this education, I somehow know that I have an international diploma to rely on, if I’d like to continue my career in another country at a later stage. Another great aspect of the study is that it really enables students to get a foot into the business world, thanks to the various projects in cooperation with international companies and the global internship opportunities.

    It is not always easy to cooperate with people you are placed in a team with and that is one thing you will learn during the many projects you conduct as a group – to get along and work professionally with people who not only differ from yourself, but also people from completely different cultures.

    I’m from Sweden and there everything is much more theoretical with a “learning-from-the-books” approach. For me it was a great opportunity to get the practical experience that the Dutch HBO-education offers. That makes me differ from other Swedish students. More over, there is a much closer contact between student and teacher and more personal guidance. I demanded a lot of contact hours with the internship coordinator when searching for the right placement, but luckily it all went pretty smoothly so not much help was needed in the end. I have friends who received great help during their application process.

    The fact that you get to know the teachers during at least 3 years results in a good, regular interaction and you know where to find them if you need them. 

    Olga Sviridova

    "First of all, the Netherlands as a country has more to offer than tulips, clogs or cheese. The remarkable thing is that the city Enschede combines traits of typical Dutch society with international spirit. I’m doing my studies in Saxion to pursue the bachelor degree and had a lot of time to get to know it. Saxion has a lot of exciting things to offer and it will start surprising you from the first moment when you come here.  A special issue is a practice of inviting guest lecturers who are professionals in the area of the studies from one of the currently operating Dutch companies. The course also includes a lot of group projects so prepare yourself to share your ideas and work with students from all parts of the world. Thus, for the one who is looking for new impressions, international experience and applicable professional knowledge, Saxion presents a nice opportunity to find it here and expand the horizons." 

    Year one
    In the first year you gain a solid theoretical basis of international business and management. You will acquire knowledge of Macro Economics/Law, Financial Accounting and Marketing Environment. Furthermore you will learn about accounting and languages like English, French, German and Spanish.

    Subjects include Macro Economics/Law, Financial Accounting, Marketing Environment and Business Communication. In addition, you will also work on practical business projects and develop other professional skills.

    Year two
    In the second year of the programme you will encounter Administrative Organisation, Management Information Systems, Supply Chain Management and Corporate Finance. Knowledge of People & Organiastion, Operational Management and Intellectual property rights is also included.

    Third and fourth year

    The last two years will deepen your knowledge and your skilss in application. You will select a specialisation in Technology & Innovation or in Entrepreneurship. You can spend your minor abroad and deploy your theoretical knowledge in an international, practical environment. The conclusion of your study programme consists of a graduation assignment.

     

    For studying at Saxion you have to pay tuition fee. How much tuition fee you have to pay depends on your personal situation. Here you will find the default statutory tuition fee. In some cases you may deviate from this amount. Download the PDF Regulation fees, on the webpage tuition fee, for the amount you have to pay. 

    Year 2016-2017
    Fulltime € 1.984,-


    Study materials

    • Expect a total of around €700 on books, handouts and other materials during whole study
    • First year costs usually higher, books are needed for entire program
    • Spending of around €80 on materials in first weeks


    Visa and residence permit for NON-European students

    • Please click here to find information about visa and residence permit


    Costs when going abroad for study, internship and/or final assignment

    • Housing
    • Travel costs
    • Insurance
    • Pocket money
    • Study materials (if going abroad for study)

     

    Voor alle vragen over de opleiding kun je contact opnemen met het Saxion Informatie Centrum (SIC)

    Telefoon: 0570 - 603 700

    E-Mail: info@saxion.nl

    Is International Business / Management Studies the right programme for you? Then visit one of our open days and meet students and lecturers who can tell you more.

    Have you already done so and do you want to find out what it’s like to study at Saxion? Is there anything else you want to know about the programme? Then try it out for yourself. There are two ways to try out International Business / Management Studies: visit a trial day or take part in a programme try-out.

    Trial dayStudents in front of Saxion
    When you attend a trial day you take part in actual classes. This might make them a little difficult, but will give you a good idea of what an average day at Saxion is like, how classes function and how much homework there is to be done.

    Select a trial day from the overview and sign up by clicking below:
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    Programme try-out
     

    If you are in the 5th year of havo or the 6th year of vwo, but are still unsure about your study choice, you could also choose to take part in a International Business / Management Studies programme try-out. The difference compared to a trial day is that you take part in classes for 3 or 4 afternoons. For example, you’ll complete assignments and join trips to organisations in the professional field. This will give you a thorough impression of the programme and your future profession. At the end of the try-out, youֺ’ll know whether this programme is right for you! You’re expected to attend every class, so consult your school counsellor before signing up.

    Enrollment for the programme try-outs closes late October. Be sure to sign up on time!

    Find out more and sign up for programme try-outs

    Don't know what to choose?
    Do you want to take part in one of these activities, but are you not sure which one? Get in touch with the Saxion Information Centre or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter.