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International Business

  • Bachelor degree
  • Autumn
  • Zwolle
  • 4 Years

Studying International Business at Windesheim is a great opportunity to gain a BBA degree that is dedicated to you and your international career prospects. You will experience the industry by tackling real challenges put forward by a wide range of organizations and by doing internships in the Netherlands and/or abroad.

The increasing globalization of business means that managers with an international perspective are in demand. So whether you want to work in a large corporation, a medium-sized enterprise or set up your own business, get ready to develop the skills that you will need as a future business professional.

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Programme structure

What's International Business like?

We train you to be an all-round professional who can make a valuable contribution to organizations and their goals. In addition, you can also specialize with us through electives, projects and doing an internship and study abroad. The programme is characterized by a mix of knowledge, skills and practical education: from theory to internships and from assignments for real clients to graduation in the industry. You will be working on your CV from the start!

Application & Requirements


Application and entry requirements

Check that you meet our English language and academic requirements before you start your application. Applications to Dutch universities should be made via Studielink(opens in new tab).

Application deadlines
Dutch students: preferably before 1 May, ultimately 31 August
EU/EEA students: preferably before 1 June, ultimately 31 August
Non-EU/EEA students: 1 June

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After your studies

Career prospects

We do not prepare you for one job. Your strength lies in your versatility and ability to solve problems by combining practical skills, theoretical business knowledge and areas of expertise. There are all kinds of jobs in which you can grow and develop, such as:

  • International project manager
  • Account manager
  • International business developer
  • Marketeer
  • International sales manager

Continuing your studies

Got the hang of it after completing International Business? Continue your studies and go for a master's degree at a university in the Netherlands or abroad! Recent graduates have enrolled in programmes including:

  • Global Business & Sustainability
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • International Communication Management
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Management

Job opportunity


had a job at Bachelor's level

Starting salary

€ 2,600

gross average, based on 37 hours a week

Master's degree


continues their education

Practical information

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for 2023 entry is € 2,314 for EU/EEA-students. Studying for the first time? Then you pay half the amount in the first year.

The tuition fee for non-EU/EEA-students € 6,620 per year.

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Start date

4 September 2023


Join Bruisweek from 28 to 30 August 2023. The perfect time to get to know the university, Zwolle, student life and your fellow students!

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Student experiences

Student experiences

If you want something, just do it!


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I learned to cope with cultural differences


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Zwolle is a welcoming city that has a great sense of community


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Small classes create personal bond between students and teachers


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This programme is very modern and we study in a practical way


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The most important way of support is to be there for your child


Mother of Klaudia, studying International Business

All coaches have experience in real companies


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10 different projects for 10 different organizations


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Get to know...

Windesheim and the ambassadors of International Business! Christian from the United States, for example, talks about his experience at Windesheim and what he likes and dislikes about his degree. Or watch this video(opens in new tab) to find out how international students experience their life in Zwolle. Would you like to get a taste of the atmosphere on the campus? Then watch this video of the X-building(opens in new tab), the headquarters of International Business. 

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