In the third and the fourth study year, you will do an internship. You can choose the company yourself, but we also provide a list of companies we work with. Internships can be done in the Netherlands or abroad. The choice is up to you.
In both internships, you will solve a problem within the company. You experience what it’s like to work in a bachelor-level position. In the meantime, you build your professional network. Not rarely an internship leads to a job. During both internships, you will be supported by a lecturer. You will finish your study at Fontys with a bachelor thesis.
There are numerous internship companies where our Marketing Management students have worked: Philips, Vodafone, BMW, Tesla, KPN, Océ-Canon, T-Mobile and many others. These are some of the more well-known ones. Many students have conducted their internships at small and medium-sized companies.
Studying abroad is a big step. For many students, it is the first time they live on their own. Suddenly you have to cook for yourself, buy groceries, open a bank account… Besides this, you have to speak English all the time. For this reason, it is essential that you are well-prepared when you start at Fontys. Every student needs to have an English level of at least IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550, but to fully understand the literature and theory in class it is advised to train your English skills. There are several preparatory courses to boost your English level.
With the right study mentality and motivation, we believe every student who starts at Fontys can graduate.
Nowadays businesses cannot survive without strong marketing. Through clever and creative marketing campaigns companies communicate with their target groups. As a versatile marketer, you can work in virtually any company.
The area of marketing is very broad, which reflects in the different functions marketers occupy. Art director, social media manager, sales manager or market researcher, these are all examples of jobs in the marketing domain. One thing is certain; as an Marketing Management graduate, you have a solid base to work as a marketer in any company. You can analyse target groups and learned how to develop marketing and communication concepts. You are a professional in writing marketing plans and in analysing companies.
With the two internships you have completed, your experience in your own Mini Company and your knowledge of international enterprises you are a valued asset for companies all over the world.
Of course, you can set up your own company as well and work as a business entrepreneur on a start-up as a General Manager.
As a prospective Bachelor's student, you must have a diploma of higher secondary education that is equivalent to Dutch standards. To be admitted to Fontys University of Applied Sciences students must be eligible for higher education through a diploma of secondary education / high school diploma with good results. This means:
- For Dutch students: VWO-, HAVO- or MBO-diploma
- For German students: Fachabitur or Abitur (Fachhochschulreife or Allgemeine Hochschulreife)
- For students of other nationalities: senior high school diploma/ GCE or equivalent, e.g. the British GCE A-levels or GCSE grades A, B or C, International Baccalaureate, the French Baccalaureat or the American High School (top stream or plus 1-year college)
Besides your diploma, please provide additional academic qualifications if available (especially in the fields of mathematics and economics). E.g. additional courses, workshops, projects, participation in competitions.
* This programme is also available in German.
* The February intake is only applicable to the German stream. The English stream only starts in September. The German stream starts in both September and February.