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International Business at the University of Groningen

Are you interested in management questions? And would you like to work in an international environment? Then this programme might just be what you are looking for.

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The Bachelor's degree programme in International Business prepares you for a management position in an international environment. You will combine courses in Business Management with courses in Sociology, Economics and Law.

The programme has an international focus. It uses international cases and you will study abroad for one semester. In addition, the entire programme is taught in English.

In the first year of this three-year programme you will lay a solid foundation by taking courses in Organisation Theory, Strategic Management and Marketing. You will also study Economics, International Law, Research Methodology and English. In the second year you will strengthen this basic knowledge and improve your scientific skills. You will also take guest lectures, workshops and seminars and you will make short study trips. In the first semester of the third year, you will study abroad. You will finish the programme by writing a thesis, after which you may continue with a Master's programme.


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International Business at the University of Groningen: Programme

1st year
The courses of the first year cover the fundamental disciplines of international business. Courses like international management, economics, financial accounting, as well as international marketing and international business law are part of the first year. You will also build a solid base in statistics. The first year features extensive training in how to read and write academic English.

2nd year
In the second and third years of the programme you will take further courses in international management, financial management and management accounting, international economics and research methods and statistics. You will do a lot of reading and independent studying. You will go to classes and the lectures of guest speakers, participate in small discussion groups, work on team projects, attend workshops and seminars, and take short study trips.

3rd year
Once you have met the requirements of the first part of the programme, ideally by the end of the second year, you will spend a semester abroad at one of our many partner universities in Europe, Latin America, Australia, North America, or Asia. This is a major opportunity to further develop your cross-cultural and language skills and you will be able to take courses in which your host institution has a particular expertise. The final stage of the Bachelor's programme is the writing of a thesis.

Programme schedule

Courses year 1
 

  • Economics for IB
  • English for IB
  • Financial Accounting for IB
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • International Business Environment
  • International Marketing for IB
  • Introduction to International Business
  • Management Accounting for IB
  • Organizational Behaviour for IB
  • Organizational Structure
  • Research Methodology for IB
  • Statistics I for IB


Courses year 2

  • Comparative Country Studies
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Ethics and International Business
  • Finance & Risk Management for IB
  • Foreign Dir. Investment, Trade & Geography
  • Global Business History
  • Global Political Economy
  • Information Systems Management
  • Innovation Management in Multinationals
  • International Business Law
  • Qualitative Research Methods for IB
  • Statistics II for IB


Courses year 3

  • Bachelor's Thesis IB
  • Empirical Research Project for IB
  • International Financial Management
  • International Strategic Management
  • Managing Int. Business Organizations
  • Study abroad (= foreign minor)



For info on all courses, check here:

International Business students have to hit the ground running. With an obligatory semester abroad, students have just five short semesters to do a lot of work. If you fall too far behind in the beginning, you will not be able to meet the strict mid-programme requirements that must be fulfilled before you can go abroad.

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is required
  • Maximum of 30 EC

(Binding) study advice

  • A minimum of 45 EC in the first 12 months (binding)
  • Get your propaedeutic diploma in the first 24 months (binding)

You will be offered study advice after first and second years of study. You can expect a positive result if you have earned more than 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative result, you will not be allowed to continue with your degree programme.

In addition, you are also expected to pass all your first-year exams by the end of your second year of study. If you don't, you will be issued a negative result and will have to leave the degree programme. You will receive preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you stand. Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system. N.B. Some degree programmes use a tutoring system; please check with your study advisor.


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International Business at the University of Groningen: After your studies

Job perspectives Graduates have the possibility to participate in the high-level contract research activities of international organisations, such as the Conference Board (New York) and the International Labour Organization (ILO, Geneva). Other companies where you could end up working are the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Bank, CESifo Institute Munich or the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands.

If you choose the Research Master's degree programme you could move into academia and perhaps decide to go further still and earn a PhD at a university in the Netherlands or abroad.

Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

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To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check here.

Job examples
 

  • Financial or Asset Manager

A Master's degree in Finance offers graduates attractive career opportunities in many different areas. You could end up as a financial or asset manager. Or maybe corporate governance,risk analysis or stock trading is your thing. You will be ready to start work at multinationals such as Procter&Gamble, Google, Coca-Cola, Toyota or Lacoste. If you've studied Finance your will find a wide range of opportunities open to you.
 

  • Analyst or Financial Advisor for banks

A Master's degree in Economics may lead you to the world of banking, where you might become an analyst or financial advisor, or you could work in the policy department of a central bank, perhaps analysing the impact of monetary and economic policy. You might choose the government sector, beginning in an advisory role and moving on to a management position. You could help develop important social programmes and devise ways of administering them.
 

  • Expert in International Economics and Business

A Master's degree in International Economics and Business will provide you with the credentials to work for a multinational or any number of governmental institutions or international organizations. You might become an analyst for a research institute, consulting firm or university.


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International Business at the University of Groningen: Admission requirements

Specific requirements

More information
additional subject You should have passed mathematics as a standard/methods level subject during your secondary school education.
math test If Mathematics is not/has not been one of your final-year subjects during your pre-university education (or you took the lowest level, e.g. Maths Studies) then you will need to show proof of your level of Maths proficiency. For more information, please check our site.
previous education You need an International/European Baccalaureate (including Maths Higher or Maths Standard/Methods).
other admission requirements
  • Not directly admissible? The International Foundation Year is a one-year programme, specially designed for international students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to an undergraduate (Bachelor of Science) degree programme at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen. https://www.rug.nl/feb/foundationyear
  • Selection: For more information about the numerus fixus (fixed quota) and selection procedure, check here.
If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office.

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