International Business and Languages

Course Information
  • Subject: Business, Languages
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Type of Degree: BBA
  • Cost: EUR 1,984 2016/2017

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 the right choice for you. The International Business and Languages programme prepares you for a career in the global mobile workforce.

What will you learn in the "International Business and Languages" undergraduate programme at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences?

International Business and languages (IBL) is an extensive business degree programme where you will be offered the opportunity to learn two foreign languages besides English. We will also teach you the inner workings of marketing, economics and sales as well as allowing you to develop your research skills.

Over the four-year programme we offer you the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities. You will launch your career by undertaking an internship at a company in the Netherlands or abroad as well as writing your graduation research assignment for an actual company. In addition to the knowledge you will acquire, the programme pays great attention to your personal and professional development.

Career opportunities

What makes our IBL-graduates valuable for employers? They have a solid understanding of economics, marketing and sales. In addition they are able to convert these theories into practice They are equipped with concrete tools, like being able to create a business plan or an export strategy. Our graduates are highly skilled, culturally attuned and are able to think and act both on a global and local level.

Additionally, they are able to speak several languages. Our alumni are spread across the globe advancing their successful careers built on their IBL experience. You may find them, for example, in the fields of marketing, corporate communications or international relation management.

We closely cooperate with the University of Amsterdam for those students who like to follow up their studies with a Masters degree.

Admission criteria

In order to be admitted to the IBL programme you will need to have completed secondary education at a level equivalent to the Dutch havo, vwo or International Baccalaureate. In some cases additional requirements may be requested.

How to apply

Our aim is to make your international study a real international experience by welcoming international and Dutch students. In order to do so, IBL has a selection procedure (decentral selection). This means a certain number of students per academic year will be able to commence their studies. To ensure an international study environment, students with international experience are given priority in the selection and admission process.


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