International Economics and Business (IE&B) is an English-taught Bachelor's track within the Nijmegen Economics and Business Economics Bachelor's programme. Within this track, you will examine economic issues from micro to macroeconomics, providing excellent preparation for an international career.
Bachelors in Business in Nijmegen in Netherlands. Are you interested in financial management, exchange rates and the world economy? Then International Economics and Business might be the right track for you. You will learn to analyze the financial choices and decisions that have to be made constantly by businesses, from family businesses to multinationals. You will examine the risks as well as national and international rules that organizations have to work within as well as how to best deal with uncertainties like fluctuating interest rates and competition. This track is suited for people who like to analyze numbers and have a broad interest in the financial system and how this influences organizations.
International Economics and Business in Nijmegen is characterized by paying attention to other study fields besides economics as well. We call this Economics+. It means that in Nijmegen you do not only delve into numbers and money, but also into social issues such as income inequality, causes of a crisis, the euro, international developments and global capital markets, because in economics, culture, psychology, sociology, and ethics also play a role.
From this perspective, companies need employees who can generate solutions. This is why you receive a thorough scientific education in Nijmegen. You will be trained to become a business economist with critical and analytical skills who can think of solid solutions to financial problems. You will regularly receive examples of practical situations during lectures and presented with the task: what could be improved? In the third year you will go abroad for six months, either to study or for an internship.
Why study at Radboud University
Economics+: you will develop a broad perspective on economic problems, taking into account business administration, psychology and law for instance;
Our IE&B track is ranked in the top three best business programmes of the Netherlands according to Elsevier;
More focus on acquiring research skills than in other business programmes in the Netherlands;
Six months of studying abroad as a fixed part of the programme;
A personal approach to education and small-scale teaching;
A green campus in the centre of Nijmegen, with excellent study and sports facilities;
Housing offered to admitted students who do not live in the Netherlands and applied before the deadline (see details);
Three-year Bachelor's studies with guaranteed direct admission to a Master's programme after completion;
Access to top-level careers, including support and advice regarding the job market.
During the first semester of the third year, you will study at a foreign partner university outside the Netherlands. During this period, you have the opportunity to choose courses at the partner university in which you are interested. These can be courses in fields you would like to obtain more knowledge about and if you already know what Master's specialisation you are interested in, you can also use this period to prepare yourself for that Master's specialisation by choosing courses in that field.
International Economics and Business provides an extensive educational programme. Graduates of this track often find employment all over the world, in fields varying from financial institutions and the business world to non-profit organizations and governments.
Graduates are well-qualified for filling managerial positions in the international business world, at consultancies, and in government. Many graduates combine consultancy and research tasks into one career. One graduate becomes an entrepreneur, whereas another may opt for a career as policy advisor, analyst or investment consultant.
If you have completed, or are about to complete a study programme abroad, then your diploma will be assessed on an individual basis in order to determine whether your previous education allows admission. Should your diploma allow for admission, then you could be directly admissible or additional conditions may apply (such as an interview or mathematics test). Should you be admissible or conditionally admissible, then your application will be included in the selection procedure. Should you obtain a German diploma, one from the UK or US, an International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate, please contact us for more information.
All students should have sufficient proficiency in English. This requirement has been fulfilled when a student meets one of the following conditions:
obtained a Dutch VWO diploma;
obtained a German Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife, including Grundkurs or Leistungskurs Englisch in the Abitur;
obtained an International Baccalaureate diploma;
obtained a European Baccalaureate diploma, in which at least the course English Language 1 has been taken;
obtained a diploma in which English has been part of the final examinations from European countries mentioned in the list of diplomas;
obtained a diploma equivalent to or higher than the Dutch VWO level by completing education at an institution in the one of the member states of the EU/EEA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the United States of America, where the language of instruction is English;
you are a citizen of Australia, Canada (with exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, or the USA.
Students who do not meet one of the above conditions must satisfy one the following conditions:
obtained an IELTS Academic certificate with a result of at least 6.0 on the overall band, as well as all four sub-bands;
obtained a TOEFL iBT certificate with a total score of at least 80, as well as scores of at least 20 on all four parts;
obtained a Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English with a mark of at least C;
obtained a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English with a mark of at least C.
There are only 45 places available in this track. Therefore, the applications of students who are admissible or conditionally admissible are included in a selection procedure. Based on the documents submitted, students can become selected for direct admission, they can be placed on a waiting list, or they will be refused admission. Students will be informed about the admission decision within two months after the receipt of all required documents. Please find out how to apply and what documents to send at Application and enrolment.
The selection is based on a review of the letter of motivation, high school grades (in particular Mathematics, English, and mother tongue) and level of proficiency in English.
Letter of motivation
In the letter of motivation, students should make clear who they are, explain why they would like to study this particular study programme and why they think they are suited for it. The letter of motivation should not exceed two pages of A4-paper.