Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Location address: Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Gebouw Maagdenhuis
Spui 21
1012 WX Amsterdam

Amsterdam, 1025 NL

The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) is based in The Netherlands, in the city of Amsterdam. Amsterdam is a cosmopolitan city where 175 different nationalities live and work together and where the English language is largely spoken. The city is a hotbed of education and research in all conceivable areas: culture and society, trade, logistics, aviation, shipping, ICT, sport, healthcare, education and much more. At AUAS we take full advantage of this wealth of opportunities in order to provide the best possible education and produce cutting-edge research.

The business sector needs graduates who have both intercultural and international (work/study) experience. For this reason AUAS ensures that internationalisation is integrally embedded in our educational programmes and the research activities of our schools.

The AUAS trains the professionals of tomorrow. Practical orientated research is an important component of the educational programmes offered by our schools. Our research always addresses a real-life world problem from the professional field, and we conduct the research in close collaboration with both academics and professionals working in the particular discipline. We have a joint Executive Board with the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and our close cooperation with the UvA is particularly valuable for research purposes.

The AUAS consists of seven schools. We have a total of 43,000 students and offer a total of 80 bachelor and master programmes.

We have 250 partner institutes across 50 different countries and contribute to various educational projects such as curriculum development, research projects, student/professor exchanges and work placements within an international working field. This ensures that the education provided by AUAS is truly internationally orientated.


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BSc in International Business and Languages

Campus Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2015

Do you have a gift for languages and want to combine it with your interest in marketing, sales and export? Do you want to learn more about different cultures and trade customs? If so, you have the right profile for an international career in business. [+]

Do you have a knack for languages and want to combine that with a solid business background? Interested in a programme which will prepare you for an international job in the future? Then the International Business and Languages (IBL) programme at the International Business School might be the right choice for you. The International Business and Languages programme prepares you for a career in the global mobile workforce. Programme International Business and languages (IBL) is an extensive business degree programme where you will be offered the opportunity to learn two foreign languages besides English. We will also teach you the inner workings of marketing, economics and sales as well as allowing you to develop your research skills. Over the four-year programme we offer you the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities. You will launch your career by undertaking an internship at a company in the Netherlands or abroad as well as writing your graduation research assignment for an actual company. In addition to the knowledge you will acquire, the programme pays great attention to your personal and professional development. Career Opportunities What makes our IBL-graduates valuable for employers? They have a solid understanding of economics, marketing and sales. In addition they are able to convert these theories into practice. They are equipped with concrete tools, like being able to create a business plan or an export strategy. Our graduates are highly skilled, culturally attuned and are able to think and act both on a global and local level. Additionally, they are able to speak several languages. Our alumni are spread across the globe advancing their successful careers built on their IBL experience. You may find them, for example, in the fields of marketing, corporate communications or international relation management. We closely cooperate with the University of Amsterdam for those students who like to follow up their studies with a Masters degree. Admission Criteria In order to be admitted to the IBL programme you will need to have completed secondary education at a level equivalent to the Dutch havo, vwo or International Baccalaureate. In some cases additional requirements may be requested. As the programme is conducted in English, we expect our students to be proficient in written and spoken English. [-]

BSc in International Business and Management Studies

Campus Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2015

You are responsible for a foreign branch of an international organisation, with a different work ethic, culture and language. You are an entrepreneur about to set up your own business in a market that is governed by [+]

{title_short}. You are responsible for a foreign branch of an international organisation, with a different work ethic, culture and language. You are an entrepreneur about to set up your own business in a market that is governed by completely different legislation than what you are used to. Or you have been commissioned to introduce a new product to a market in which the media landscape, consumer behaviour and your competitors are entirely different in comparison to your home country. Are you the sort of person who relishes challenges like these? If so, prepare yourself to take them up by completing the International Business and Management Studies (IBMS) programme at the International Business School. The International Business School prepares you for a career in the global mobile workforce. Programme International Business and Management Studies (IBMS) offers students an in depth insight into managing or setting up a company in today’s competitive global marketplace. We give you the opportunity to specialise in functional areas like Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Global Trade & Logistics, Organisation Leadership & Change or Strategic Marketing Management. Additionally, you may opt for a regional specialisation, for example, Asia, Latin America or Europe. In addition to the knowledge you will acquire, the programme pays great attention to your personal and professional development. Career Opportunities As an IBMS-graduate you are a valuable asset to employers as you have acquired a solid theoretical understanding of business administration and will be able to convert these theories into practice and actual products. During your studies you will have already built a valuable network and will be able to fulfil an international function at management level in the business-to-consumer or business-to-business sector. Admission Criteria In order to be admitted to the IBMS programme you will need to have completed secondary education at a level equivalent to the Dutch havo, vwo or International Baccalaureate. In some cases additional requirements may be requested. As the programme is conducted in English, we expect our students to be proficient in written and spoken English. [-]

International Business and Management Studies Fast-Track

Campus Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2015

The International Business and Management Studies fast-track (IBMS-FT) programme caters towards your needs for a 3 year 180 credits business and management programme. This programme is the perfect preparation to continue [+]

The International Business and Management Studies fast-track (IBMS-FT) programme caters towards your needs for a 3 year 180 credits business and management programme. This programme is the perfect preparation to continue your studies on a Master’s level. Programme In the first three semesters you will gain solid knowledge and skills in doing business internationally. You will then leave Amsterdam and study abroad at one of our partner universities across the globe. In your third, and final year you will specialise in either International Financial Management, Global Marketing & Management, or International Business Organisation. In the final semester you will combine writing your thesis whilst doing your internship at a company. Admission Criteria In order to be admitted to the IBMS-FT programme you will need to have completed secondary education at a level equivalent to the Dutch havo, vwo or International Baccalaureate. In some cases additional requirements may be requested. As the programme is conducted in English we expect our students to have good English-language writing and speaking skills. [-]


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