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International Business Administration

Degree type
Language of education
English (100%)
36 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

International Business Administration is an English taught bachelor's programme designed to equip you for a successful career in the complex and demanding world of international business.

This programme at the University of Twente is both multidisciplinary and multinational. This three-year English taught bachelor programme requires for students to have strong communication skills. As English is the working language in many companies around the world, studying International Business Administration offers you a head start in your aspirations for an international career.

Our bachelor’s programme will familiarise you with business theories, while simultaneously helping you to develop your business skills and academic thinking. It covers key disciplines like finance, staffing, purchasing, development, strategy and marketing – all in the specific context of the cross-border business and multinational corporations that typically dominate today’s world of trade and industry.

Uniquely, International Business Administration students at the University of Twente are set to work in the (international) business sector from the very beginning, with mini-internships serving as hands-on assignments. As a result of this unique blend of theory and practice, graduates will enter the job market with excellent international career opportunities.


International Business Administration Specializations

Besides broad expertise, International Business Administration also offers you the opportunity to gain in-depth expertise on a specific business segment of your choice. You choose your specialization in your second year. Currently we offer specializations in Financial Management, Information Management, HR & Organization Studies, Supply Management and Industrial Marketing. This combination of broad and in-depth expertise is unique in comparison with other International Business Administration programs in the Netherlands.

International Business Administration Study Subjects

International Business & Strategy; Intro Business Research; Business English & Communication Skills (BECS); Production & Technological Development; Purchasing, Accounting & Controlling; Organisation, Personnel & Innovation; Business Development & Entrepreneurship; Economics 1; Finance, Law & Regulation; Economics II. 

International Business Administration Program Objectives

International Business Administration trains you as an all-round manager. The degree programme focuses mainly on the structure, the operations and the management of enterprises with an international mindset.

International Business Administration Career Prospects

The combination of theory and practice, reinforced with strong English communication skills, opens your career prospects to a wide range of possibilities. You are given the potential to work in numerous different companies in a broad variety of fields.

Your career-path could begin in a company trading in consumer or business-to-business products, in the retail or energy sectors, in consultancy or in research. And depending on your specialisations, you could work in a variety of disciplines: finance, marketing, procurement, HRM, etc.

You are able to analyse problems, generate new ideas and provide solutions for organisations in an international context.

With further growth and development within your role, your career could push you to new heights, into a position of leadership or strategy. You could manage projects or a department, or become a senior consultant.

And of course you could start your own business; many Business Administration graduates have done so with great success. 

International Business Administration Related Programs

Besides the International Business Administration bachelor, the University of Twente offers a range of Business programs such as the European Public Administration course. On educationfair.nl you will find all bachelor programs on offer.   

See which programs are related to the International Business Administration course

International Business Administration Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the International Business Administration program will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top BSc degree at the University of Twente.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the International Business Administration program

About the University of Twente

The University of Twente focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers bachelor, master and postgraduate programs in the field of Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences. University of Twente students are always encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines.

High tech, human touch. This is what characterizes the University of Twente. Some 3,300 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Knowledge Park Twente.

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Admission requirements

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.0

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