Do you want to become a problem solver, a savvy businessperson and a truly global citizen? Are you an adventurous entrepreneur? Fulfil your dreams and ambitions with a degree from our International Business programme, which prepares you for a career in the global business world.

You can choose between the regular four-year programme and the more challenging three-year fast-track version. This three-year track will allow you to achieve both your Bachelor as well as an international Master in 4.5 years. You will be surrounded by students and lecturers from all over the world, and have two work placements - one of which is abroad - so you will have a truly international experience. You will love living and studying in Utrecht, the most vibrant student town in the Netherlands!

Admittance procedure

Can’t wait to start? Look here for information on the admittance procedure.

Open day 5th of October 2019

You are welcome in Utrecht on Saturday the 5th of October 2019, from 09.30 till 15.00hrs.

Are you an international student?

Please read further on our international website.

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During the programme International Business: students in a classroom

Immersive business themes

You will be immersed in the world of global business in two 20-week themes per academic year, in a way that mimics real-life business situations. This unique approach gives you great insight in the field from the start.

After graduating the programme International Business: students in a classroom

Career prospects

After graduation you have excellent career opportunities with multinational organisations in many sectors. Based on experiences from IB’s predecessor programmes, we expect our graduates to be some of the highest-paid newcomers on the employment market.

Admission requirements

If you want to apply to our International Business programme, you need to have a secondary school diploma at a sufficient level, and English proficiency at least CEFR level B1 - as well as a good head for numbers.


Something for you?

  • Global business person with heart

    As well as gaining the experience, skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the global business arena, you learn to ensure that society benefits from your activities too.

  • Problem solver

    You work in small teams covering all aspects of International business in a way that closely resembles a real-life business situation.

  • Ambition

    You will join a practically oriented, academically rigorous programme that caters to your interests and helps you to fulfill your ambition.

Michael Sprehe, student International Business Programme, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

"The IB programme helps me to prepare for the future by offering internships"

Michael Sprehe (22)
Chiel van Ewijk, student International Business Programme, HU University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht

"The class is an intercultural mix of countries all over the world, allowing students to gain experience working together with different nationalities."

Chiel van Ewijk (27)

Useful to know

Application Deadline 1 May 2019
Start date September 2019
Location Heidelberglaan 15 Utrecht
Programme level Bachelor
Numerus fixus No
Croho-name B International Business
Croho-code 30029
Utrecht Science Park

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