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

In 1993, AUAS/HvA came into existence when a number of independent schools, some of which date back to the 19th century, merged. It is currently the largest university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. AUAS/HvA’s motto is Creating Tomorrow. Our mission is to nurture our students’ talent, to help them discover their true potential, and to offer individual guidance to get the very most out of themselves.


LOCATIONS

AUAS/HvA is building a unique campus in the city centre: the Amstel campus. The Amstel campus will be a true city campus which unites education within AUAS/HvA.

It is a dynamic and stimulating location which brings students, lecturers, staff and local residents closer together. Students will venture into the local neighbourhoods to conduct projects and research, and to make a contribution to society. At the same time, companies and institutions seek to settle in the vicinity of this research and the knowledge development centre.

Some programmes focus on a specific area, for example sports, health care or the corporate sector. These can be found at other AUAS/HvA locations in Amsterdam that are specifically suited to such programmes. Regular contact and exchange of information are the central focus at each location, not only between students, lecturers and staff, but also with the local neighbourhoods and the city of Amsterdam.


COOPERATION WITH BUSINESS COMMUNITY/INSTITUTIONS

AUAS/HvA has close ties with many different companies in the Greater Amsterdam region. AUAS/HvA works with businesses of all shapes and sizes, from banks to care centres and from multinationals to small-scale family businesses. AUAS/HvA regularly works together with companies and organisations to provide case studies for students and to obtain research assignments. AUAS/ HvA also likes to involve companies in the Excellence Programme, providing elite students with challenging real-life case studies. We also use our links with companies to arrange guest lecturers and job-application training.


Why Study Here?

AUAS/HvA feels that it is important to discover, encourage and develop talent. Our educational system is practice-oriented and geared towards the students’ personal wishes, talents and ambitions. AUAS/HvA uses a problem solving approach that fosters and encourages innovation, individual initiatives and responsibility. Our classes have 30 or fewer students, and these students are taught in a multitude of ways. Traditional lectures are combined with more interactive tutorials and exciting project work. Foreign students will note that the approach to education in the Netherlands is very different from the practices in their own countries. By means of integrated projects, the students enjoy a great deal of freedom and responsibility in establishing their own learning process under the supervision of the lecturers. This prepares them for their future working life and maximises their talents.


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Amsterdam Fashion Institute

Campus Netherlands Full time
February 2015

AMFI offers you a full-time, 4 year Bachelor Degree programme which forms a good basis for a successful career in the fashion industry. [+]

Fashion is a serious business. The façade of luxury and glamour conceals a branch of industry in which there is plenty of hard work going on and where enormous financial interests are at stake. Are you creative, intelligent and do you have a passion for fashion? AMFI offers you a full-time, 4 year Bachelor Degree programme which forms a good basis for a successful career in the fashion industry. AMFI provides the only higher education in the Netherlands that teaches all facets of the fashion industry. You choose to specialise in either Fashion & Design, Fashion & Management or Fashion & Branding and graduate with a Bachelor Degree in Fashion Technology. During your study programme you will be introduced to various disciplines, such as design, marketing, production, purchase and business economics. At the end of your studies you will be a specialist in the field of fashion and clothing, and you will have a general knowledge in the fields of economic processes and trends. You will know what the fashion industry entails and how design, management and communication are linked together within the industry. Besides lectures, Workshops and Toolshops, you will often be involved in complex practical situations. During the practical tasks you will learn to apply your knowledge and to see the relationship between the various disciplines. Working together towards a final result is an important aspect within the entire programme. Exchange programmes, international excursions and guest lecturers ensure a highly varied course in which you are given the opportunity to prepare yourself as broadly as possible for your future work. You will carry out an internship, nationally or internationally in your third year. During your internship you will be able to apply your experience, skills and knowledge, developed in the first phase of the study programme, into practice. Moreover, we expect you to keep looking at yourself critically and to set yourself targets. Scrutinizing your own progress and dedication is therefore an important aspect of our programme. AMFI will train you for a job within the commercial fashion industry or related branches. These may be for example manufacturers of clothing labels, production companies, wholesalers, consultancy bureaus, magazines, design and styling studios or advertising agencies. [-]

BA in International Fashion & Branding

Campus Netherlands Full time 4 years
February 2015

In Fashion & Branding you learn that a concept forms the foundation of every fashion brand. It influences the designs, the collections, and the communication strategy. You learn how to develop a concept for a fashion brand and to set up and visualise a brand strategy. [+]

{title_short}. In Fashion & Branding you learn that a concept forms the foundation of every fashion brand. It influences the designs, the collections, and the communication strategy. You learn how to develop a concept for a fashion brand and to set up and visualise a brand strategy. The professional products you create include retail concepts, house styles, magazine formats, web concepts, campaigns, events, brand manuals, and forecasting and trend books. Important subjects for Fashion & Branding include design expertise, concepts and trends, marketing communication, brand strategies, writing for target groups, 3D design and graphic design. Study content After the first semester, which is followed by all foundation students together, the second semester focuses on your specialisation of Fashion & Branding. You are introduced to products and activities such as the analysis of a basic article of clothing, formulating conceptual starting points, trend spotting, putting together a brand manual and presenting a new fashion concept through a 3D presentation. In the second year you discover what the fashion industry expects from you, and what you can contribute to the industry. You develop a commercial fashion environment in which brand and consumer can meet. You also realise a campaign with among other things a corporate magazine and a website which communicates the identity of a brand in both print and digital form. The third and fourth year are all about developing your personal talents and aptitudes. In this year’s you choose an internship, a specialisation and a minor. Your choice will depend on the professional perspectives you have in mind: these could include becoming a Brand Engineer (developing and designing a brand strategy), a Concept Developer (developing a brand identity) or a Creative Producer (organising and shaping a communication strategy). The final semester of your studies is devoted to your graduation project. For Fashion & Branding, this means either a company assignment or a research subject of your own choosing which results in developing products for an exhibition. [-]

BA in International Fashion & Design

Campus Netherlands Full time
February 2015

A passion for fashion and creative talent is what you need for the specialisation Fashion & Design. [+]

A passion for fashion and creative talent is what you need for the specialisation Fashion & Design. We expect a great deal from you, but you get a lot in return. You learn about form, colour, materials and technique, but also about the social, economic and cultural backgrounds to fashion. You develop a personal vision of fashion that you develop into clothing and styling concepts. The professional products you create include garments and complete outfits, research and inspiration books, illustrations, photo shoots and concept presentations. Important subjects for Fashion & Design include concepts and trends, design, draping, fabric knowledge, pattern drawing, developing collections, product actualization, drawing and visualization. Study contents After the first semester, which is followed by all foundation students together, the second semester focuses on your own specialisation of Fashion & Design. Using an historical reference of your choice as inspiration, you design an article of clothing. You make fashion designs in which the use of different materials and technical treatment form an important starting point. You also put together your own concept book and design book. The second year creativity and commercial insight meet. In the first semester the sustainability issue runs through the entire curriculum. The focus is on technology and experiment within the theme of jeans. Furthermore, you design a mini-collection, organize a show, make a technique book and a research book describing your research. In the following semester the accent is on textiles, illustration and innovation. You develop a personal ‘signature style’ for the various markets, do research into brands, and develop a collection book. The third and fourth year are all about the further development of your own talents and aptitudes. You choose an internship, a specialisation and a minor. Your choices will depend on the professional perspectives you have in mind: these might include becoming an Independent Designer (designing for your own fashion brand), a Designer for the industry (developing for a brand or a company), or a Fashion Forecaster (predicting future trends in the fashion industry). The final semester is devoted to your graduation project, in which you develop a catwalk collection or draw up a trend forecast and write a thesis about it. [-]

BA in International Fashion & Management

Campus Netherlands Full time 4 years
February 2015

In Fashion & Management you learn about the clothing and fashion industry in detail, and you learn how to put your new management qualities and insights to best use in buying, producing and marketing clothes. You will also be expected to have answers to the sustainability questions that play a role in this. [+]

{title_short}. In Fashion & Management you learn about the clothing and fashion industry in detail, and you learn how to put your new management qualities and insights to best use in buying, producing and marketing clothes. You will also be expected to have answers to the sustainability questions that play a role in this. The professional products you develop include a fabric portfolio, a quality manual, a production guide and a collection and buying plan. Important subjects for Fashion & Management include fabric expertise, collections, production theory, ICT, logistics, international business, marketing, retail, HRM, management skills and business economics. Study contents After the first semester, which is followed by all foundation students together, the second semester is directed towards Fashion & Management. You analyse a brand, look at developments in the fashion market and come up with a concept for a new collection. You draw up a clothing analysis, formulate design specifications, and make an article of clothing together with its technical style sheet and production file. The programme includes development of the many competences expected of a fashion manager. In the second year, you first research the world of jeans in all its facets. As a Product Manager you choose a concept and develop it into a new jeans design, and you prepare a business plan for a retail environment appropriate to this new concept. The following semester has an international, economic and strategic focus. You will look at global trends trends and how these translate into commercial business prospects. Alongside this analysis, you will learn how to make strategic choices and how to prepare plans for their implementation in terms of purchasing, production, logistics, marketing and sales. The third and fourth year are all about the further development of your own talents and aptitudes. You choose an internship, a specialisation and a minor. Your choices will depend on the professional perspectives you have in mind: these could include becoming a Buyer/Product Manager, a Retail Manager or a Production Coordinator. The last semester of the programme is devoted to your graduation project. For Fashion & Management, this means either a company assignment or a research subject of your own choosing that is relevant to the fashion world. [-]

BA in International Sports Management & Business

Campus Netherlands Full time 4 years
August 2014

Do you see yourself working in the field of global sports management? Would you like to study in an international environment? Do you want to gain work experience in many different countries? Then consider studying International Sports, Management & Business at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. [+]

Do you see yourself working in the field of global sports management? Would you like to study in an international environment? Do you want to gain work experience in many different countries? Then consider studying International Sports, Management & Business at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. We offer: - A Bachelor programme packed with sports practise and theory, business, management and entrepreneurship studies, all related to the international sports world. - An international environment with students, teaching staff and education material from all over the world. The programme is taught entirely in English. - Three internships in international organizations or companies anywhere in the world and two fieldtrips to European centres of sports. - Class sizes of 30 students is what we aim for, of which half will be international, which makes for a diverse but intimate group with a strong team spirit. - A campus situated in the West of Amsterdam close to the center and in the middle of the Ookmeer Park, the biggest sports park in the Netherlands. - Amsterdam is one of the most international, student-friendly cities in the world, ranked 13 out of 215 with regards to quality of living. For whom: - You are passionate about sport and interested in the world of sport. - You are curious about other cultures and flexible enough to adapt in international settings. - You are fluent in English. [-]

BSc in International Business and Languages

Campus Netherlands Full time 4 years
August 2014

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. [+]

{title_short}. 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 right for you. The International Business School prepares you for a career in the global mobile workforce. Bachelor of Business Administration International Business and Languages is a four-year full-time programme taught entirely in English. This is a business degree programme where you will have the benefit of learning two foreign languages in addition to improving your English language skills. Upon successfully completing this programme, you will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Career Prospects At this moment there is a growing demand for multilingual professionals, which means that you will most likely be in an good position to find employment after your four years of study. Your first job may be for instance a business position in which foreign contacts play an important role, in international trading or the business-to-business service industry. [-]

BSc in International Business and Management Studies

Campus Netherlands Full time 3 - 4 years
February 2015

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. [+]

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. The IBMS programme gives you an insight in setting up and managing a company in a global market and competitive environment. You will have the opportunity to specialise in functional and regional electives. Over the programme of four years, you will develop into a skilled international business professional with experience working for an international organisation. You will also build up a valuable network during this period. Upon graduation, you will be ready to fulfil an international function at management level in the business-to-consumer or business-to-business sector. After the programme you will gain the Bachelor of Business Administration diploma (BBA). This diploma is recognised internationally. [-]

BSc in International Business and Management Studies (part-time)

Campus Netherlands Full time 4 years
August 2014

Welcome to the website of the part-time International Business and Management Studies (PT IBMS) at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. [+]

{title_short}. Welcome to the website of the part-time International Business and Management Studies (PT IBMS) at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. This part-time version of the IBMS programme will give you a taste of what it's like to own or manage a business. If you’d like to experience action learning, develop ‘soft skills’ and stretch your potential and acquire hands-on experience, then the part-time programme International Business and Management Studies might be just the ticket for you. Bachelor of Business Administration International Business and Management Studies is a hands-on part-time programme taught entirely in English. You will be studying in an international environment with students and teachers from all over the world. The programme, which leads to a Bachelor's degree, addresses strategies for entering and conquering foreign markets. Career prospects After completing your study, you will be qualified to take on a management-level position at an international company or in the business-services industry. [-]

BSc in International Financial Management

Campus Netherlands Full time
February 2015

International Financial Management is a four-year programme taught entirely in English. During this business degree programme you will have the benefit of learning an additional foreign language. [+]

BSc in International Financial Management

International Financial Management is a four-year programme taught entirely in English. During this business degree programme you will have the benefit of learning an additional foreign language.International Financial Management is a four-year full-time programme taught entirely in English. This is a business degree programme where you will have the benefit of learning one foreign language in addition to improving your English language skills. Upon successfully completing this programme, you will graduate with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.

Thanks to the growing demand for internationally trained professionals, you will be in an excellent position to find employment after your four years of study. Your first job is most likely to be a position in finance, investment or banking, after which you will be able to move into a more senior position.... [-]

BSc in International Management

Campus Netherlands Full time
February 2015

The a Bachelor programme International Management will increase your understanding of the link between business practice and theory throughout the four-year programme. [+]

{title_short}. BSc in International Management

The a Bachelor programme International Management will increase your understanding of the link between business practice and theory throughout the four-year programme.Our unique approach will allow you to increase your understanding of the link between business practice and theory throughout the four-year programme. You will discover that one of the most enjoyable parts of the course is working together in small, project-based teams with students from all over the world. Upon successfully completing this programme, you will graduate with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.

With a degree in International Management from HvA University of Applied Sciences, you will have a wide range of career options available to you. This includes working for international companies such as banks, trade agents, manufacturers and consultancy firms. You may start out as a junior product manager, assistant export manager or junior account manager, as well as many other exciting entry-level positions in international business.... [-]

BSc in Trade Management Asia

Campus Netherlands Full time 4 years
August 2014

The International Business School prepares you for a career in the global mobile workforce. [+]

The International Business School prepares you for a career in the global mobile workforce. Increasingly corporations need to operate on a global level in order to stay ahead of the competition and / or to capture opportunities in emerging markets. Within the International Business School you can choose to start your BBA programme to focus directly on one of these emerging markets, namely Asia. Asia’s recent economic transformation has created a strong and growing interdependency of businesses in Europe, the United States and Asia for production, import/procurement and export/sales. Companies (both domestic and international) currently increasingly need people who can manage and drive international business across these continents. Consequently, today’s professionals are required to work with people from a multitude of cultures, most likely Chinese, Indian, Japanese and Korean. At the moment the demand for young professionals who understand Western and Asian cultures and speak European and Asian languages is growing steeply, as they can bridge the gap between East and West, facilitating growth, both in European and in Asian companies. We will provide you with the theoretical tools, practical experience and confidence to help set you off on an exciting career in commerce and trade, working with or in the Asian country of your choice. Our approach will allow you to increase your understanding of the link between business practice and theory throughout the four-year programme. You will discover that one of the most enjoyable parts of the course is working together in small, project-based teams with students from all over the world. Upon successfully completing this programme, you will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. [-]

International Business and Management Studies fast-track

Campus Netherlands Full time 3 years
August 2014

The International Business School will launch it's first fast-track programme in September 2014. [+]

{title_short}. The International Business School will launch it's first fast-track programme in September 2014. The International Business and Manangement Studies Fast-Track (IBMS-FT) programme caters towards your needs for a 3 year 180 credits business and management programme. Within this programme, you will specialise in International Financial Management, Global Marketing & Management, or International Business Organisation. The programme is specially designed for high potential students. If you come from the Dutch vwo or you have a German Abitur Diploma and you want to study business internationally, this programme will fit you perfectly. The fast-track programme perfect preparation to continue your studies on a Master’s level. [-]