Bachelor in International Business and Trade Short Programme

General

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Program Description

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Do you dream of an international business career?

Follow one of our English taught business programmes.

During your training, you will develop a thorough insight into business economics, with a broad view of the various functions within an organisation. In this programme, you choose between 2 options:

  • Major: International Business & Trade
  • Specialisation: Business for Events

If you have already completed a business-related bachelor's programme, we can offer you a tailor-made abridged programme.

Would you like to know more about these programmes? Don’t hesitate to ask the programme coordinator for your study of choice for more information.

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Overview

Programme

After this one-year course, you will think in business models, know more about the economic make up of different continents and will be able to analyse economic data with ease.

Semester 1

During the first semester, you will gain more insight into a broad range of subjects related to international business including finance, management, economics, export, supply chain, ERP and so much more.

Semester 2

The focus in the second semester is largely on real-life practice. You will first gain international experience during an internship abroad to complete the programme with a thesis proving that you can carry out independent research in your own area of interest.

Practice makes perfect

In this short programme, you will take all courses in English, together with international students. This will allow you to improve your interpersonal and communication skills, preparing you to operate effectively in the globalised business world of the 21st century.

Personal coaching

At Thomas More, you can always count on personalised counseling and coaching. Programme manager Jan Wostyn will help you answer all of your questions related to your field of study. All questions about your individual study programme, exemptions or credits can be directed to the study counselor Kristel Van Leuven. Do you need study advice? Your study coach Christina Hermans is there to guide you.

Go International

Through this programme, you can gain international experience anywhere in the world. In the past students have done internships in the US, China, Malaysia, South Africa, Brazil, Dubai, France, Germany, Russia, Mexico, etc.

Why choose Business Management Short Programme

100% English: Yes you can!

Thomas More has 5 English-taught bachelor degree programmes in order to make our high-quality education accessible for (foreign) students with high ambitions. You can join our English programmes after proving you are reasonably proficient at speaking and writing English (level B2, European Framework).

Internationalisation @ Thomas More

Thomas More participates actively in international networks in line with its different study fields. This is an ideal forum for trustworthy partnerships. Sometimes these partnerships are suggested by common partners or via project cooperation. Thomas More aims at partnerships in all Erasmus+ participating countries.

@ work

Practice is key throughout your training. With extensive project work, business cases during the courses and participation in congresses we fully immerse you in the business world. During your last year, you will even go one step further and work for an international company for four months.

After Graduation

Finding a job

After graduation, the world will be at your feet. Both SME and multinational companies with international ambitions are potential employers. With good training in international entrepreneurship, some of our students even start their own company. Last year a Thomas More-alumnus won a prize for the best start-up of the year.

Consultancy or advisory functions for companies linking investors to different cultures are also within your reach. A few examples of potential employers: Brussels airport, DB Schenker, DHL, Flanders Investment & Trade, CS&A, Chambers of Commerce or P&G.

Additional studies

Additional bachelor degree

  • extra specialisation within Business Management (in one or two years)
  • Additional bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Leisure

Master's degree

  • In Belgium or abroad
  • Via exchange programme: Business & Trade, Business Administration, Public Management and Policy, Corporate Communication, etc.

Admissions

EEA candidates

Application procedure
  1. Apply online: submit an online application.
  2. File assessment (+- 2 weeks) & Submit supporting documents (if you haven’t already provided all the necessary documents).
  3. If approved, you will receive a letter of admission.
  4. Register online.
  5. Start your student life!
Admission requirements
  • Diploma requirements:
    if you’re qualified to start an equivalent programme in higher education in the country where you completed your secondary education, then you’re qualified for admission to Thomas More. Additional requirements may be set for candidates with a diploma obtained in a non-EEA member state.
  • Language requirements:
    you need to be reasonably proficient at speaking and writing English (level B2, European Framework).
  • Additional requirements for abridged programmes and postgraduates:
    Those applying to our abridged programmes and postgraduates will have some extra requirements to meet in addition to the standard diploma and language requirements. Please check the programme’s webpage to find detailed information about the requirements as well as the contact details of the programme manager. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have further questions or need assistance.

Non-EEA candidates

Application procedure
  1. Apply online: submit an online application.
  2. File assessment (+- 2 weeks) & submit supporting documents (if you haven’t already provided all the necessary documents).
  3. If approved, pay the tuition fee for 1 semester.
  4. Receive digital registration certificate
  5. Apply for a student visa.
  6. Register online.
  7. Start your student life!
Admission requirements
  • Diploma requirements:
    if you’re qualified to start an equivalent programme in higher education in the country where you completed your secondary education, then you’re qualified for admission to Thomas More. Additional requirements may be set for candidates with a diploma obtained in a non-EEA member state.
  • Language requirements:
    you need to be reasonably proficient at speaking and writing English (level B2, European Framework).
  • Additional requirements for abridged programmes and postgraduates:
    Those applying to our abridged programmes and postgraduates will have some extra requirements to meet in addition to the standard diploma and language requirements. Please check the programme’s webpage to find detailed information about the requirements as well as the contact details of the programme manager. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have further questions or need assistance.

Immigration and visas in Belgium

  • Students coming from the European Economic Area, Monaco or Switzerland can enroll in an undergraduate degree programme in Belgium without a student visa.
  • All other students need to apply for a visa before coming to Belgium. You can apply at the Belgian Consulate or Embassy in your country or in the country where you legally reside.

Last updated Nov 2020

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