Hbo-opleiding International Business | Avans Hogeschool (2022)

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The IB programme takes 4 years. Year 1 is divided into 4 quarters of 10 weeks each. Years 2, 3 and 4 consist of 2 semesters, each semester lasts 20 weeks. In semester 1 of these years you will study at Avans. You will spend the second semesters of these years on a work placement, study exchange or graduation assignment in the Netherlands or abroad. Each quarter or semester, you attend classes, work on projects, train your professional skills and focus on your personal development.

In year 1 you will gain basic knowledge on the central themes of the programme. You will study the basics of global marketing, supply chain management, international trade and identifying business opportunities. You will practise your professional skills such as business communication and negotiation skills. In quarter 1, you will attend taster sessions in Chinese, French, German and Spanish and you will then choose your preferred language, which you will study from quarter 2 onwards.

Important courses:

  • International Business Design
  • Supply Chain Mapping
  • Marketing Mix
  • Financial aspects of International Business
  • Import & Export Operations
  • Foreign Languages

In year 2 you will focus on supply chain management, global and local marketing and trade activities. Like in year 1, you will attend classes and work on group projects. Additionally, you will further improve the language skills of the chosen foreign language and develop your personal and professional skills. In the second half of the year you will do your first internship at an international organisation in the Netherlands or abroad. An ideal chance to get exposure to the world of business.

Important courses:

  • Managing international marketing projects
  • Setting up sustainable trade activities
  • Managing international supply chain processes
  • Business communication
  • Elective course of your preference
  • Foreign languages
(Video) International Business studeren | Opleidingspresentatie - De Haagse Hogeschool

During the first semester of year 3 you will work on the central topics Business Expansion and Business Opportunities. Like in the first two years, you attend classes and will work on group projects. You also further develop your professional skills and you improve your language skills in the language that you chose in year 1.

In the second half of year 3 you will do a minor programme at Avans or another university in the Netherlands or abroad.

Important courses:

  • Identify business opportunities
  • Manage international business expansion
  • International business expansion projects
  • Foreign languages
  • Elective course of your preference

Year 4 is about graduation. In the first semester you will prepare the graduation project, that you will execute in the second half of the year. Your graduation project is about a problem for a real organization, related to at least two of the central themes: solving or redesigning supply chain issues, identifying international business opportunities, setting up and executing international trade activities or developing strategies for global or local delivery.

Important courses:

  • Masterclasses
  • Personal branding
  • Consultancy skills
  • Electives

Tijdens je studie bij Avans kun je je specialiseren. Zo kies je bij een aantal opleidingen meteen een richting in de vorm van een major. Bij álle opleidingen ga je, in jaar 3 of 4, je kennis verbreden of verdiepen met een minor. Je minor mag je ook bij een andere opleiding volgen, tenzij jouw opleiding een verplichte minor heeft.Hieronder vind je de specialisaties van deze opleiding.

This minor deals with setting-up, running and managing a start-up in an international setting.

If you are interested in finding out if you are a young entrepreneur, you are invited to come and start your business as part of the International Entrepreneurship minor. You will set up, run and manage a start-up in an international setting. You are expected to show a high level of proactivity and independence in this programme, as these are essential entrepreneurial behaviour characteristics. At the end of this 20-week programme, you will know if you have created a sustainable business.

The Challenge Programme provides highly motivated and promising students with a challenging intellectual environment.

The Challenge Programme is intended for students who want to gain in-depth knowledge in a broad range of subjects in year 1. Participants are typically academically able, regularly want to know more about a specific subject or related topics, and are keen to look beyond their own professional domain. At a number of 'challenge meetings', students participate in 'Current Affairs' discussions, guest lectures, special projects, presentations and visits to companies. Students have joint responsibility for the content of the challenge activities.

(Video) Mihaela | HBO International Business (IB) | Hogeschool Utrecht

This minor focuses on how businesses should organise their international operations.

International business is characterised by rapid changes and the growing importance of international markets. The continuous removal of barriers to trade and investment, the growth of international strategic alliances, major technological advances and falling communications costs, the growth of e-commerce, improvements in transportation and logistics, and the increasing globalisation of business are opening up new opportunities for businesses ranging from one-person operations to corporate giants. With a viable product or service, even the smallest business can now find potential customers and means of distribution across the globe. This programme will focus on how businesses should organise their international operations. You will analyse their environment and learn how and where companies can expand their activities. You will learn to take economic, legal, financial and management processes and decisions into account.

This minor deals with the application of processes, methods, skills, knowledge and experience to achieve specific project objectives according to the project criteria within agreed upon parameters.

A key factor that distinguishes project management from just 'management' is that it has this final deliverable and a finite timespan, unlike management which is an ongoing process. Because of this a project professional needs a wide range of skills; often technical skills, and certainly people management skills and good business awareness.

Public Affairs is used to describe an organisation's relationship with stakeholders. These are individuals or groups with an interest in the organisation's affairs, such as politicians, civil servants, customers and local communities, clients, shareholders, trade associations, think tanks, business groups, charities, unions and the media. Public affairs practitioners engage stakeholders in order to explain organisational policies and views on public policy issues, assisting policy makers and legislators in amending or laying down better policy and legislation.

This is how project managers and public affairs professionals describe their work. This exchange programme lets you step into this exciting world.

Je hoeft niet te wachten tot een Open dag of voorlichtingsavond om onze opleidingspresentatie te volgen. Je kunt de presentatie gewoon hier bekijken.

Het is een interactieve presentatie, waarin jij zelf bepaalt over welke onderwerpen je meer wilt weten. Het werkt heel gemakkelijk. Klik in het hoofdmenu op een onderwerp en je komt meteen bij de informatie. Zet je geluid aan want onze docent geeft je de nodige toelichting. Zo weet je zeker dat je de informatie ook goed begrijpt.

Bekijk hier de opleidingspresentatie

's-Hertogenbosch

The 4-year programme consists of professional achievements to complete to become an IB professional. Based on your knowledge, experience and preferences you will develop your individual learning path while working on real-life projects, which you will carry out with fellow students and professional field representatives. You will be able to choose which projects, placements and training will help you to obtain the results expected in order to graduate.

Contact

Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact student Annelieke about the IB study programme via WhatsApp 06 -82 70 50 58.

Hbo-opleiding International Business | Avans Hogeschool (1)

The first year is a general introduction to international business topics. There are 4 specialization profiles and each profile is linked to a project. Therefore you will complete 4 projects based on real-life assignments for companies. You will increase and develop your professional knowledge base, cross-cultural capabilities and professional and personal skills. You can also choose 1 foreign language besides English. At the end of year 1 you will complete a discovery internship.

Important courses:

  • Specialisation Creation
  • Specialisation Dealmaking
  • Specialisation Identification
  • Specialisation Connection
  • Personal Leadership
  • Foreign languages (English and French, German, Spanish or Dutch)

In year 2 you have the opportunity to choose 2 out of the 4 specialisation profiles. This will enable you to develop your personal international business focus area. The year is divided in 2 semesters of each 20 weeks. In this year you will complete 2 more in depth projects related to the 2 chosen specialisation profiles. You will also have the ability to continue with your choice of year 1 foreign language or switch to another foreign languages.

(Video) Kalkidan | HBO International Business (IB) | Hogeschool Utrecht

Important courses:

  • Specialisation Creation
  • Specialisation Dealmaking
  • Specialisation Identification
  • Specialisation Connection
  • Personal Leadership Coaching
  • Foreign languages

In year 3 you will have your internship in the first semester. In the second semester you will be able to choose between a minor or the semester “Future-Proof IB”. You can do your minor at Avans or another university in the Netherlands or abroad. We have partners all over the world. Also your internship can be abroad if preferred. You need to spend at least 2 out of 3 semesters abroad.

Before you start your graduation internship you will complete your last semester at Avans “Future-Proof IB”. This semester consists of 2 modules to prepare you for graduation. Or you can do your minor if you have chosen to do the semester “Future-Proof IB” in year 3. Your graduation internship is in your chosen specialization profile. You will complete a business research project as well as an implementation project for your internship organisation. You can do your graduation internship.

Tijdens je studie bij Avans kun je je specialiseren. Zo kies je bij een aantal opleidingen meteen een richting in de vorm van een major. Bij álle opleidingen ga je, in jaar 3 of 4, je kennis verbreden of verdiepen met een minor. Je minor mag je ook bij een andere opleiding volgen, tenzij jouw opleiding een verplichte minor heeft.Hieronder vind je de specialisaties van deze opleiding.

If you are interested in finding out if you are a young entrepreneur, you are invited to join the minor programme International Entrepreneurship. We offer this programme in Breda and 's-Hertogenbosch.

You will set up, run and manage a start-up in an international setting. You are expected to show a high level of proactivity and independence in this programme, as these are essential entrepreneurial behaviour characteristics. At the end of this 20-week programme, you will know if you have created a sustainable business. You will develop a business concept and actually execute it in a team of 5 to 6 students: your Student Company. Together, you look for opportunities in the market, think of a solution and find a service or product that matches the needs of your target audience. Your team will pitch an idea in front of a panel, write a business plan, acquire seed money, purchase and/or sell products abroad and provide a financial overview. You will learn about Law, Finance, Sustainability and Ethics. As a business owner, you will need to explain, convey, convince and persuade – both verbally and in writing. Communication and sales skills are essential to acquire. As today's companies all have an online identity, social media and online marketing will also be addressed. You will discover your entrepreneurial talents in an intercultural setting and find out which role suits you best.

This minor will help you enhance your international business skills. You will learn how to conduct international market research and help a company draw up a strategy for entering an overseas market.

You will gain knowledge of and develop skills in areas related to international business such as international market research and international marketing. You will learn how to create an export plan and you will advise small and medium-sized businesses on entering overseas markets.

The goal of this programme is to learn how to advise companies on opportunities in a particular industry in a specific country or region. To this end, you will learn how to draw up an international export plan. This plan describes a company's strategies for internationalisation and entry and the implementation of these. It also includes strategic and tactical advice on entering the new market abroad.

You will produce this plan with a small group of fellow students. The minor's other modules, such as International Finance, International Research, English and International Marketing, will help you to develop the plan.

Je hoeft niet te wachten tot een Open dag of voorlichtingsavond om onze opleidingspresentatie te volgen. Je kunt de presentatie gewoon hier bekijken.

Het is een interactieve presentatie, waarin jij zelf bepaalt over welke onderwerpen je meer wilt weten. Het werkt heel gemakkelijk. Klik in het hoofdmenu op een onderwerp en je komt meteen bij de informatie. Zet je geluid aan want onze docent geeft je de nodige toelichting. Zo weet je zeker dat je de informatie ook goed begrijpt.

Bekijk hier de opleidingspresentatie

(Video) Boody | HBO International Business (IB) | Hogeschool Utrecht

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3. Dit is International Business Management
(Hogeschool Tio)
4. Hogeschool Utrecht - International Business Studies
(Marc Stekelenburg - WonderlandFilm)
5. Webinar: International Business
(Rotterdam Business School)
6. Opleiding International Business and Languages NHL Hogeschool
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