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Wirtschaft und Management

International Business Management

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Short profile

A glorious future: you close a deal with an American organisation and research the possibilities of doing business in Asia. The business world is looking for you! After completing the Short profile bachelor’s degree, you will excel at establishing international contacts and creating your own opportunities. This bachelor programme brings you one step closer to international success.
You might, for example, work as an account manager, a financial manager or a sales or district manager. You can also start your own business.


Is this bachelor programme right for you?

Tio’s Short profile bachelor programme is based on the International Business (IB) programme and places additional focus on finance and e-commerce. This means you will also feel right at home in the finance and online world after completing this bachelor programme. Do you recognise yourself in the following description? Are you:

  • Competitive?
    Do you have the will to score? You stay on top of international developments and are always one step ahead of the latest trends. You have contacts all over the world and use your knowledge as the manager of a multinational, as an independent entrepreneur or an adviser during a corporate takeover. Your winner mentality ensures your organisation is successful.
  • Interested in trading on the stock exchange?
    Do you want to know everything about bonds, shares, options and futures? Step by step, you learn everything you need to know to take your first steps as an investor on the stock market. In the spirit of competition, the three students with the best results can win a sum of money during the Stocks & Bonds project.
  • Good with numbers and figures?
    How is it that this week’s revenue figures are so much lower than last week’s? You could not help but notice the decline in the statistics. Does it have to do with the season or is there something more going on? The Short profile bachelor’s degree teaches you to understand these numbers and take appropriate action.
  • Internationally oriented?
    Would you like to work in an international environment? This bachelor programme allows you to see more of the world! During the international study trip, you visit a partner university and international companies. You gain international professional experience during your (international) internships.
  • Entrepreneurial?
    Do you see opportunities wherever you go? Would you like to start up your own business? This business programme lets you get started right away. Together with your fellow students, you set up your own business and advise other organisations regarding their strategy and operations.  
  • Interested in other cultures?
    The world runs on trade and you want to be a player on the international stage. Even during your studies, you will therefore come into contact with different cultures during the study trip, your international internship(s) or when you study abroad. You will learn how to successfully do business in other countries.  
  • In control?
    Do you like to be in charge? Do you see yourself in a leadership position? During this bachelor programme, your leadership skills are developed during the Management Skills course. Of course, you want to take charge during the various projects you work on. You might, for example, become the general manager of your student company.
  • Excellent in networking?
    Are you good at meeting new people? That is an excellent quality, because it allows you to build up your network in no time. That will certainly be valuable in your professional future!


Do you recognise yourself in these descriptions? Take a look at the curriculum for more information about this bachelor programme or attend an open day to experience the atmosphere and meet students and lecturers.



Why do students choose Short profile?

  1. Tio offers the option of accelerated studying: complete a bachelor’s degree in just three years.
  2. International trade creates many jobs and opportunities for well-educated young professionals. In the Netherlands alone, international trade accounts for more than 50% of the gross domestic product.
  3. When you complete this business degree, you will also be a specialist in finance. You will learn everything there is to know about stocks, bonds, futures and securities and about cash flows during a corporate takeover.
  4. You study at the Netherlands’ best business degree programme. Five years in a row, since this programme’s introduction, as elected by the Higher Education Guide.
  5. E-commerce is an important component of the Short profile programme, because a lot of trading is done online and cross channelling is becoming increasingly popular.
  6. You will have many career opportunities available to you after completing this bachelor programme.
  7. At Tio, you are not a number; there is a strong focus on personal development and supervision.

Take a look at some other reasons


Practical is the keyword: learning by doing! Circa 60% of the International Business Management bachelor programme has a practical focus. The curriculum was designed in collaboration with trade associations such as Sales Management Association, Thuiswinkel.org and experts with a wealth of practical experience. With the professorship, Tio stays ahead of the competition when it comes to e-business. This ensures the study programme ties in well with the sector’s needs and the latest trends.



The curriculum is divided into four components:


  • Financial expertise
  • Business & entrepreneurship
  • International management
  • Communication
  • Internship & final thesis


Given the importance of having international experience, you complete at least one component of your study programme abroad (e.g. an internship, graduation project or an international exchange programme).


Find out more about the curriculum and the courses

Bachelor’s degree in 3 or 4 years

Ambitious students can obtain a bachelor’s degree at Tio in just three years. If you achieve satisfactory results in the first year, you may qualify for the accelerated bachelor course. In the three-year course both internships will take place during the summer and this will shorten your summer holiday. Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree you may carry the internationally recognized title Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).

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privat, staatlich anerkannt




Amsterdam | Eindhoven | Hengelo | Rotterdam | Utrecht


Wirtschaft und Management


Englisch | Niederländisch


Bachelor of Business Administration


3-4 Jahr Studienzeit
Kosten EU: 17900 EUR/Jahr
Kosten Nicht-EU: 17900 EUR/Jahr



A glimpse of your future

There are many roads open to you when you earn your International Business Management bachelor’s degree. What about working as a commercial adviser at ABN AMRO or a manager of marketing communication at the American Chamber of Commerce. You can also work as an account manager or a marketing manager. Do you want to know more about your many options? Take a look at the career opportunities and read interviews with alumni.

Do you want to continue your education after completing the International Business Management bachelor’s degree? This bachelor’s degree grants you access to many domestic and foreign master’s degrees.


What can you do and where can you work?

What can you do once you complete the International Business Management bachelor programme at Tio University of Applied Sciences?
Nearly every sector of industry has a need for well-trained young professionals with excellent management skills. After earning this bachelor’s degree, you can therefore have your pick of many positions and areas of expertise.

Think of professions such as:

  • Financial manager
  • Account manager
  • Sales manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Marketing manager
  • Consultant
  • District manager
  • Managing director
  • Logistics manager
  • Product manager
  • Export manager

Where can you work? Examples include:

  • Multinationals
  • Banks
  • Stock exchange
  • Insurance companies
  • SME
  • Consultancy firms
  • Advertising and communication agencies
  • Telecom companies
  • Retail organisations
  • Government institutions
  • Real estate companies 

Master's degrees

The International Business Management degree entitles you to enrol in many national and international master degree programmes. Generally, to follow a master programme, you must complete a pre-master.

Master programmes

Worldwide there are many different master degree programmes offered in various fields of interest. Are you thinking about studying for a master’s degree abroad? Maybe one of the masters offered by Tio’s partner universities will suit you.


Admission requirements

  • Havo, vwo (any profile), mbo4-diploma.
  • Comparable diploma, e.g.: German Fachhochschulreife or Abitur (algemeine Hochschulreife), British GCE A-levels, French Baccalaureat, American High School (incl. a college preparatory programme) or secondary business education.
  • CEFR: ≥ B2. TOEFL: iBT ≥ 75-80 points (Institutional TOEFL code Tio: 4764). IELTS academic: ≥ 6.0. Cambridge exam: ≥ 160 points / Cambridge First Certificate. 
  • For students who have not previously studied Management & Organisation, the preparation course Introduction to finance & accounting (FA) is mandatory.
  • For students whose prior education did not include economics, the preparation course Introduction to economics is mandatory.


Admission process

After we receive your registration, Tio will send you a written confirmation of your admission (provided that you meet the pre-education requirements and there is no waiting list). If your pre-education is insufficient for the programme you wish to take, we will schedule an interview and an assessment. The assessment costs € 80. The admissions committee will decide whether you can be admitted into the programme.

Why choose the programme?

Why should you choose Tio University of Applied Sciences and the International Business Management bachelor’s degree ? Simple: because the business world is looking for well-educated young professionals such as yourself and because this bachelor’s degree was awarded the title of best business degree in the Netherlands for the fifth consecutive year (Higher Education Guide).

Below, you can read more about why students choose this unique bachelor’s degree from Tio University of Applied Sciences.


  • Best business degree in the Netherlands
  • Specialisation finance
  • International
  • Excellent job opportunities
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Widely employable
  • Learning by doing
  • High-quality degree
  • Specialisation e-commerce
  • Networking
  • High starting salary
  • Lots of guidance
  • Cooperation within the sector
  • Small classes
  • Bachelor's degree in 3 years
  • Guaranteed lectures
  • Interesting projects

Online Open Day

Can’t come to one of our open days at the Tio campuses? No problem! We offer you the possibility of attending an online open day from your lazy chair. Just sit back & relax and we will tell you all about Tio and its possibilities for you! A new online open day is scheduled at the 13th of November for the International Business Management programme.

You can find the recorded online open days at www.tio.nl/en/open-days.


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Amsterdam | Eindhoven | Hengelo | Rotterdam | Utrecht
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