Year 1 - 4
The first semester is entitled ‘Soft Landing’ because our aim is to not only focus on teaching you new skills, but also to allow you to understand what it means to study at the University of Applied Sciences in Eindhoven. We need to lay the foundation for the rest of your study period, and to that end the subjects taught include Macro Business Environment, Micro Business Environment (marketing and management), Intercultural proficiency, Business Research, etc.
In semester 2, we pick up the pace and offer subjects including Law and Ethics, Finance and Accounting and Business Process Management. To help you out, the programme makes use of study assistants – students from higher years – who offer study sessions and are able to establish more one-on-one contact with you.
During the second year of your study programme, you will deepen your knowledge of the foundations of business. More classes are taught on Marketing, Business Process Management, Law and Ethics, Finance and Accounting and Business Research. Besides these compulsory subjects, you have the opportunity to choose an elective subject.
On top of the regular programme, it is possible to apply for the Honours Programme at the end of year 1. If you are selected, you will follow an individually tailored programme at the Talent Academy. The Honours Programme starts in year 2 and continues through to year 4.
Year 3 consists of the minor (6 months) and a work placement (6 months). You are free to choose which component you complete first. You also have total freedom in choosing the country in which to follow the minor and undertake your work placement. In other words, if you wish, you could spend the entire year abroad!
The minor programme offers you the opportunity to acquire knowledge in a completely different field from your major. You can choose to complete the minor at Fontys, at one of our partner universities in the Netherlands, or at one of our 125 partner universities across the world. Following a minor abroad, at one of our partner universities allows you to acquire further language skills and experience a new culture.
You must complete a work placement, but in a company or industry of your choice. As an upcoming professional, applying for the work placement offers you an opportunity to practice job application skills, ready for the future. During the work placement period, you will deepen your knowledge of the real world of business. The work placement can be completed in any country of your choice.
Semester 7 is the preparation for your graduation phase. The subjects on offer include crafting a business proposal, and ethics. You are also expected to pick a specialisation, from Marketing and Sales, Finance and Accounting or Process Improvement.
The final semester involves a second work placement, where you will work on a practical problem within a company. This starts by researching practical problems and is completed with a report on your recommendations in your final product: the graduation report. Having concluded this final part of the study programme, you will receive the internationally recognised degree Bachelor of Business Administration.