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What will I learn?

Our study programme International Finance & Control will prepare you for these and other challenges of management and controlling. You will acquire business management knowledge in the core areas of controlling, financing, accounting, risk management and strategic management. You will also gain knowledge that will prepare you to work as a general manager, in areas like marketing and human resources. Soft skills like problem-solving, communication or team management will also be taught as well as foreign languages.

What make sour programme unique?

We focus on strategic decision-making based on controlling, financing, accounting and risk management.

You will acquire knowledge which supports you in becoming a general management professional at an international company. Think of subjects like human resources, marketing and relevant soft skills.

You will participate in the StartUp Factory project. You can start your own business, become a consultant for a company in the Netherlands or Germany, join a social enterprise, or take part in our film project. This project collaborates with students from different study programmes.

We have an international team of lecturers with experiences in international business.

Our lecturers are readily approachable.

You will study in an international classroom, and therefore learn how to cooperate with people from different backgrounds.

You will learn how to make management dashboards.

You will do two internships at companies of your choice.

You have the opportunity to spend a semester at one of more than 125 partner universities located all over the world.

Career prospects

Studying at Fontys Venlo will prepare you well for your future career. Employers are looking for graduates like you, who have practical, international experience and who are specialised in financial topics like (management) control, financing, risk analysis, but who also still have an overview of the interconnections at a company. This combination will give you a clear competitive edge over other university graduates and applicants. As a result, after graduation, you will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of industries and potential occupations.

Here a sample of potential occupations after graduation:

Business controller

Financial manager

Internal auditor

Investment manager

Risk analyst

Tax consultant

Management consultant


Sales manager

Project manager

Business development manager

Quality manager

Study options

Full Time (48 months)

Tuition fees
€7,680.00 (6,20,355) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022


Venlo Campus

Tegelseweg 255,



5912 BG, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: Minimum score TOEFL Paper 550 / TOEFL comp 213.

For international students

As a prospective Bachelor's student you must have a diploma of higher secondary education that is equivalent to Dutch standards. In order to be admitted to Fontys University of Applied Sciences students must be eligible for higher education through a diploma of secondary education / high school diploma with good results. For students of other nationalities: senior high school diploma/ GCE or equivalent e.g. the British GCE A-levels or GCSE grades A, B or C, International Baccalaureate, the French Baccalaureat or the American High School (top stream or plus 1 year college).

Language requirements

  • IELTS - 6.0
  • TOEFL paper - 550
  • TOEFL computer - 213
  • TOEFL internet - 79/80
  • TOEIC - 670
  • Cambridge ESOL - CAE-C

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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