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International Business Consultancy (IBC)

Start moment
September, February
20 weeks
Contact hours
15-20 each week

  • Intro
  • Programme
  • Requirements
  • How to apply
  • Recognition
  • Practical information
  • Contact

The International Business Consultancy program facilitates in training students from all over the world in becoming business consultants. This leads to a global mix of participants collaborating over a variety of assignments and courses. The program is, due to its wide range of law, business and economics courses, suitable for students from different disciplines who want to have a career in business. The mixture of students and highly involved lecturers, result into a small-scale community with mutual interest in business consulting. The combined focus on content and future-proof business skills, lets students really experience business and learn how to create chances for their future career..

Learning to take action

‘Learning to take action’ not only includes business knowledge, but also social commitment, the courage to voice critical opinions and respect for other cultures. Students will be expected to use the analytical competencies that they will acquire to solve ‘real case’ problems effectively. They will do this in internationally oriented groups, as to benefit from intercultural collaborations and different views on solving actual business challenges.


The IBC program starts in Fall (August/September) and Spring (February) semester. Every semester you can choose from the courses below. You decide which subjects you take and what your study at Fontys will look like! Click the button below to download the overview of the programme.

You can attend this programme in the Fall or Spring semester. Our aim is to assist you in developing your professional and social competencies for a successful professional career. The intensive programme focuses on processes and people in all kind of organisations. As such, we will provide you with an international learning environment and with intensive contacts with professionals. Furthermore, we will aim to orientate you towards the profile specifications of an international consultant. This package of skills and knowledge acquired by students enables them to be a proper business consultant.


Strategic Design
Strategic Management4 ECTS
Global Marketing4 ECTS
Risk Management4 ECTS
Operations Management4 ECTS
Value Proposition Design4 ECTS
Organisations & Behaviour
Psychology in Organisations4 ECTS
Business Consulting4 ECTS
Cultural Diversity Management4 ECTS
Human Resource Management4 ECTS
International Business
Entrepreneurship4 ECTS
International Economics & Law4 ECTS
Management Accounting4 ECTS
International Corporate Finance4 ECTS
Applied Case Study
Real Case Project4 ECTS
Business Skills and Languages
Public Speaking2 ECTS
Creative Skills2 ECTS
Multimedia Skills2 ECTS
Data Skills2 ECTS
Dutch Language and Culture2 ECTS
Spanish Language2 ECTS
Chinese Language2 ECTS
Chinese Culture2 ECTS
Business English2 ECTS

Exchange students are expected to have a good command of English. It is not compulsory to provide us with a Proof of English proficiency.

How to apply as an exchange student

Applications should always be submitted via the International Exchange (or Erasmus) Officer at the home university. If several versions of the programme are offered, please indicate for which version you would like to apply to (Programme I, Programme II, Programme III, etc.) This officer will send your application request (nomination) to Fontys. Once Fontys has accepted the application, your Fontys study department will send you a link to a web application called Mobility Online. Added to the link you will receive all necessary information and a manual. Please take a look at this website to see how it works.

Deadline for application:

Fall semester15 May
Spring semester15 November

How will your course programme be recognized by your home university?

Fontys will provide you with a so-called ‘Transcript of Records’, which will clarify the results that you have achieved. Depending on your results, you will receive a maximum of 30 ECTS credits. ECTS credits are recognized throughout Europe. The agreement between your home university and Fontys University of Applied Sciences will usually include a condition whereby the credits that you obtain will be recognized and transferred into the records kept by your home university.

mr. Michael Swachten

+3188 5079 706

Course location

Rachelsmolen 1, Eindhoven

Locatiekaart op adres: Rachelsmolen 1, Eindhoven

mr. Michael J.J.B.A. Swachten

+3188 5079 706

Get in touch with Joris

Questions about this programme? Joris is glad to help you out. Just send him a message via Whatsapp or send him an e-mail.

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