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International Business for Emerging Markets

Degree type
BBA
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
48 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
University of Applied Sciences
City
Utrecht

Program description

International Business for Emerging Markets’ is a unique specialization within the Bachelor program International Business and Management Studies (IBMS) at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht.

The specialization ‘International Business for Emerging Markets’ focuses on economic and social business solutions for developing areas and emerging markets. It involves all aspects of doing international business, and in particular in the context of emerging markets and developing areas.

Attention will be paid to the strategic position and business opportunities of small and medium-sized companies as well as transnational companies in new, less conventional markets. Doing socially responsible business will be central. This specialization offers a unique content which is attractive to EU as well as non-EU students interested in international business and who are looking outside the beaten-track.  

Why Study International Business for Emerging Markets?

In a world of increased international competition, where production facilities and markets rapidly shift across the globe beyond the well-known markets, this specialization provides a solid basis concerning the challenges of doing business in newly emerging markets and developing areas. 

‘International Business for Emerging Markets’ offers specific knowledge and less-conventional, innovative skills that go beyond the well-established international business theories and practices. As such, this specialization provides a solid basis that will allow you to successfully operate in an emerging business environment. 

To be able to succeed in the program you must be flexible and not afraid of hard work. It is essential that you show understanding and respect for the different cultures with which you will work. At HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, the students will receive an excellent business education and the chance to build an international network. 

Operating within a global partnership for development, this program brings together talented young people from all parts of the world. The lecturers themselves also have extensive international experience and regular guest lectures by consultants and businessmen with first-hand experience from the emerging markets are organized. 

International Business for Emerging Markets Program Content

International Business for Emerging Markets Year 1
The modules that are offered within the first year of the program include a selection of all essential introductory courses on international economics, marketing and finance (together with students from the regular three-year IBMS program) as well as specialized projects that focus on entrepreneurship and business administration in developing areas and emerging markets, the strategy known as the ‘Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid’, and microfinance.

The theoretical component of the lectures will look at the general role emerging markets and developing economies within the global economy, while the workshops include case studies drawn directly from business practice.

International Business for Emerging Markets Year 2
In the second year, the degree of specialization gradually increases and you will develop your practical skills. Important  themes during the first three modules include international business, globalization and corporate social responsibility. The last module of the second year is assigned for an internship that requires you to put the theoretical knowledge and other skills that you have acquired so far into practice. 

Students from EU countries are stimulated to do their internship in an emerging market or developing area, whereas students from non-EU countries can also opt to do their internship in the Utrecht region.  

International Business for Emerging Markets Year 3 and Year 4
The third (and fourth) year involves yet further specialization to elaborate your plans in such a way that the results become immediately applicable in practice. A deepening minor ‘International business for emerging markets’ is offered during the first semester of the third year. 

Students from EU countries can also choose to go on an exchange program for a semester and follow courses at selected partner universities in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Indonesia or Nicaragua. 

After having completed your minor or exchange, students in the 3-year track program IBEM can also do their second internship and graduation project at one of these partner universities and obtain a Double Bachelor Degree after successful completion.

International Business for Emerging Markets Internships

The specialization ‘International Business for Emerging Markets’ involves two internships, at least one of which has to be done abroad, in an emerging market or developing area. This will enable you to form a good idea of the situation ‘on the ground’ and the challenges that many businesses in these markets have to face. 

The internships will strengthen the relation between (entrepreneurial) individuals, institutions and companies in Europe and in the South for the general societal benefit.

International Business for Emerging Markets Related Programs

Besides the International Business for Emerging Markets program, HU University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht offers a range of other Management related programs such as International Marketing Management.

See which programs are related to the International Business for Emerging Markets bachelor program.

International Business for Emerging Markets Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the International Business for Emerging Markets Bachelor program will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top professional Bachelor of Business Administration degree from HU University.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the International Business for Emerging Markets program.

About HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (HU) is one of the largest further education colleges in the Netherlands and is funded by the state. It has over 38,000 students with more than one hundred different nationalities. And yet, our students still experience our educational environment as small-scale and personal. This is thanks to the numerous locations where the courses are housed according to discipline and the high quality of our teaching staff, who place great emphasis on personal supervision. 

One of the missions of Utrecht University of Applied Sciences is to contribute to a sustainable knowledge society with people as the starting point; a place where students and staff have the opportunity to broaden their horizons and feel at home.

HU is a place to make contacts which you will treasure for the rest of your life. HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht: a great start for an international adventure.

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