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.

In the courses you will follow, there is a strong focus on sustainable business (in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals), building essential digital business skills and entrepreneurship. There is an innovative approach to learning: our projects resemble real-life business situations.

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!

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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 become impactful 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.

Aleksas Lomeika

"Starting your studies abroad may be frightening at first. But the introduction programmes help you to get around the city and find new friends."

Aleksas Lomeika (19) First year student
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 June
Start date September
Location Heidelberglaan 15 Utrecht
Programme level Bachelor
Numerus fixus No
Croho-name B International Business
Croho-code 30029
Utrecht Science Park met uitzicht op Padualaan 97

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