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International Business

  • Bachelor degree
  • Autumn
  • Zwolle
  • 4 Years

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Want to leave your mark in the global business world?

Studying International Business at Windesheim is a great opportunity to gain a BBA degree that is dedicated to you and your international career prospects. This NVAO accredited(opens in new tab) programme is hands-on. 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 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.


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 / 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!

Theory and practice

Theoretical or hands-on learning?

Windesheim is a practice-oriented University of Applied Sciences. With all the hands-on projects and assignments, you will experience the industry at once. This is both educational and fun, as well as interesting for your CV and network. But how much theory will you get you get?

Year 1

  • 20% Practice
  • 80% Theory

Year 2

  • 60% Practice
  • 40% Theory

Year 3

  • 80% Practice
  • 20% Theory

Year 4

  • 70% Practice
  • 30% Theory
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

€ 2,500

gross average, based on 37 hours a week

Master's degree


continues their education

Application & Requirements

Application and entry requirements

Check that you meet our English language and academic requirements before you start your application. Applications at Dutch universities must be made through Studielink.

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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