Are you looking for a career in the world of international business? Do you have a keen interest in marketing, foreign languages and other cultures? Then the course in International Business and Languages (IBL) is perfect for you!
- Awarded as one of the best study programmes in the Netherlands (Dutch Quality Agency)
- Your ticket to a career anywhere in the world.
- Opportunity to acquire extensive international experience during your studies.
- Attend classes in three languages.
- High level of personal attention throughout the course.
Graduates of the International Business and Languages programme find careers all over the world working for multinationals, NGO's and in the communications industry.
International business associates
You will learn how to use marketing methods effectively and will become adept at working with different cultures both within the company and in the wider world, when dealing with clients and other business associates. You will handle internal and external communications and be responsible for liaising with international contacts.
Careers open to you after graduation include:
- International Marketing Manager
- Account Manager
- Export Manager
- Corporate Communications Manager
- Sales Manager
The programme in International Business and Languages (IBL) teaches you how to liaise with international contacts in the world of business and how to communicate with people from other cultures. As you can gather from its name, the course has a strong focus on business-related subjects and modern languages. You will be working extensively with students of different nationalities throughout the programme.
Introduction to the industry
The first year covers the fundamentals, including subjects such as economics, human resource management, organisation, marketing, intercultural communication, and law. Besides business English, you will take a second foreign language: German, French or Spanish.
More in-depth study
You will build on the knowledge you acquired in your first year and will take subjects such as strategic marketing, export management, internal and external communications, international economics, trade missions and international law. In addition, you will also take classes in business English and a second foreign language.
Internship and international opportunities
You will spend part of the course studying at one of the partner schools or universities of Stenden University of Applied Sciences or you may choose to take part in the Grand Tour. You will also participate in an internship abroad or at an international company based in the Netherlands.
At this stage of the course, you will learn to think and act at a strategic level and apply this knowledge by completing a practical assignment. In your fourth year, you will then be taking on a final-year project.
Problem-based learning (PBL) is a style of active learning in which you learn by solving problems, as well as develop your practical abilities, including verbal and written communication, conceptual thinking and English. You will chair meetings, take minutes, learn to think critically and come up with solutions together, which will give you the experience you need by the time you are ready to enter the job market.
Your third year is designed to help you further improve your knowledge through a number of elective modules, known as ‘minors’. You will take your minor outside the Netherlands, at one of Stenden’s partner schools and universities in Europe, Latin America or Asia. Alternatively, you can also take various minors during your Grand Tour.
To be admitted to one of the Bachelor programs you have to meet certain admission requirements. Stenden University of Applied Sciences recognizes the following general international qualifications:
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or European Baccalaureate Diploma
- High School diploma from an accredited institution
- Four GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level passes plus two ‘A’ level passes
- Associate, Bachelor or Master Degree
Furthermore some of our Bachelor programs demand additional entry requirements. The additional entry requirements can be found in the list of admissible diplomas. If your diploma is not mentioned in this list, please contact our Information and Registration Center.
All non-EER applicants are required to submit an English proficiency test with their application. Exceptions are made for students, who have had their preparatory education in a country where English is the official working and educational language. The language requirements for EER students are the same as for Dutch students. If your diploma is mentioned in this list the additional English language test is not required.
Stenden University of Applied Sciences accepts three kinds of official language tests: IELTS, TOEFL and the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.
- Academic IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 for each skill).
- TOEFL 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based) and 80 (internet based). Original test results must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to Stenden. The TOEFL institution code for Stenden is 9215.
- Cambridge ESOL score CAE-C.
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Last updated June 23, 2016