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What will I learn?

Want to leave your mark in the global business world?

Studying International Business at Windesheim is a great opportunity to gain a BBA degree that is dedicated to you and your international career prospects. This NVAO accredited (opens in new tab) programme is hands-on. You will experience the industry by tackling real challenges put forward by a wide range of organizations and by doing internships in the Netherlands and abroad. The increasing globalization of business means that managers with an international perspective are in demand. So whether you want to work in a large corporation, a medium-sized enterprise or set up your own business, get ready to develop the skills that you will need as a future business professional.

What's International Business like?

We train you to be an all-round professional who can make a valuable contribution to organizations and their goals. In addition, you can also specialize with us through electives, projects and doing an internship / study abroad. The programme is characterized by a mix of knowledge, skills and practical education: from theory to internships and from assignments for real clients to graduation in the industry. You will be working on your CV from the start!

Year 1:

Your foundation

Theory and practice

Topics covered in the first year are:

  • Organization and People
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Languages

Year 2 and 3: expanding your skills

Year 4: your degree in sight

Your personal and practical study path

Career prospects

We do not prepare you for one job. Your strength lies in your versatility and ability to solve problems by combining practical skills, theoretical business knowledge and areas of expertise. There are all kinds of jobs in which you can grow and develop, such as:

  • International project manager
  • Account manager
  • International business developer
  • Marketeer
  • International sales manager

Continuing your studies

Got the hang of it after completing International Business? Continue your studies and go for a master's degree at a university in the Netherlands or abroad! Recent graduates have enrolled in programmes including:

  • Global Business & Sustainability
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • International Communication Management
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Management

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
€6,500.00 (5,25,040) per year
Application deadline

Expected June 2023

More details

Start date

September 2022


Windesheim University of Applied Sciences

Campus 2,



8017, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have an international diploma or dutch diploma. English Language Requirements: IELTS (academic) with an overall score of 6.0 or higher; TOEFL: internet-based 80, computer-based 213, paper-based: 550 or iBT Home Edition: 80; Cambridge: B2 (Proficiency).

For international students

Must have an international diploma or dutch diploma.

Windesheim looks at each application on an individual basis. We will consider qualifications from any country and measure them against the Dutch equivalents.

If you are not a native English speaker, you will need to show that you have an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English before you begin your studies. Please note that we do not accept language tests/certificates that are older than 2 years.

Qualifications we accept

  • IELTS: (academic) with an overall score of 6.0 or higher
  • TOEFL: internet-based 80, computer-based 213, paper-based: 550 or iBT Home Edition: 80
  • Cambridge: B2 (Proficiency)


You are exempted from proving proficiency in English if you have:

  • a Dutch havo, vwo or mbo-4 diploma
  • a German Abitur or a Fachhochschulreife
  • an International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • a European Baccalaureate with English as the medium of instruction, or if you have taken English as a final exam subject
  • a diploma granting admission, obtained in the United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain or Ireland, the language of instruction being English
  • passed one of the exams on this list

Deadline for Non-EU/EEA students 1 June; Deadline for EU/EEA students 15 June.

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


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