- Degree type
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- English, German
- 48 months
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- University of Applied Sciences
Student rating information
|Number of respondents||360|
|Course Title:||International Business and Management Studies|
"Prepare for a wide variety of career options"
Hello, my name is Cam Tang and I am from Alberta, Canada. I am an IBS alumnus and graduated in 1999. I currently work as an Associate Product Marketing Manager at FINCAD in Vancouver, a software company with approximately 100 employees whose core business is offering financial analytics software to over 35,000 users in over 80 countries. Due to the fact that the employees at FINCAD come from all over the world, it has a truely multi-cultural environment which makes it a unique organization to work for. The company is privately owned, which is also unique for a global player, however, it operates much like a public company. I earn between 3,000 and 3,500 Euros a month.
Prior to my current position, I worked as a Real Estate Agent for Royal LePage, British Columbia, Canada, and as a Market Researcher at Phillips in Hong Kong. I actually got a job offer from Philips, where I was an intern at the time, before I graduated from IBS. Prior to my internship I did my study abroad in Macau.
I think the strength of the IBMS programme is that it prepares students for a wide variety of career options. What I liked most about IBS was the international student body, the internship abroad and the practical work internship. Gaining experience with market research and the strategic marketing course as well as the mandatory internship for providing hands-on experience all helped me in my career. The exposure to cultural diversity, the international focus and the work experience offers a first-hand, practical experience that can be useful for any future endeavour.
|Course Title:||Bachelor International Business and Management Studies|
'The beautiful small town and good knowledge of the English language by everyone won my heart'
Hello, my name is Anna Orlova, and I am a first-year International Business and Management student from the Russian Federation.
I considered the idea of studying in the Netherlands when my friend told me about his study experiences in Groningen. His story was very exciting and encouraging for me. Therefore, I decided to visit Groningen and have a look for myself how people live and study there. The beautiful small town, friendly atmosphere and good knowledge of the English language by everyone won my heart.
Thanks to my former job I realized that business knowledge is necessary for jump-starting your career or starting your own business. Therefore, I opted to enter the International Business and Management program at Hanze University. Getting connected to other (like-minded) people is very important when you do business, which is why I especially like that the programme is so international.
So far, I have truly enjoyed the pleasant international atmosphere, which is a good motivating factor for learning. After one year of education I have friends from different countries and know many interesting peculiarities about other cultures. Furthermore, the experience I have gained in teamwork allows me to identify my strengths and weaknesses and has improved my communication skills.
Moreover, Hanze University provides suitable and modern facilities for education, such as computer classes, libraries, free wi-fi, parking spaces for bikes and cars. What I really like about Groningen are the many pubs, cafes, restaurants and clubs together with the convenient transport links that allow you to rapidly reach any place in town, either by bike or by bus. Finally, since I came for the north of Russia, the climate is also very suitable for me. The winters are not too cold and summers have many warm days. I feel comfortable and safe here.