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Minor International Business Management

Start moment
September, February
1 semester

  • Programme in brief
  • Course description
  • Admission requirements
  • Scholarships
  • Fontys way of studying
  • Study coach

Programme in brief

The hot seat from an international manager is yours in this exchange programme!

Society is changing at breakneck speed. Small as well as large enterprises in any sector of business are confronted with many challenges. Globalization brings many opportunities for all kinds of companies. Investment in innovation is and remains a fixed item on the agendas of many companies. Concepts such as internet of things and big data are hot topics in business nowadays.

The world is changing so fast that your future job probably does not exist right now.

We prepare you for these new jobs. In International Business Management you will experience more than just an exchange programme. After completing IBM you will be able to differentiate yourself from your peers, and you will boost your career opportunities in the increasingly competitive labour market.

Would you like to be the qualified manager who is able to take the best possible decisions for your company in these turbulent times? In the minor International Business Management you develop your knowledge, skills and attitude so you can excel in your field of expertise.

In this minor you experience globalization in real life: students from all over the world are represented in the minor programme. Moreover, students from various majors participate in IBM. Students value our international and interdisciplinary classroom setting. Highly trained and experienced lecturers guarantee our expertise and state of the art courses, where the latest developments will be discussed. Students valued the minor International Business Management extremely well in the previous years.

The Minor International Business Management has two key advantages for exchange students:

- You can create your own programme based on your specific wishes and needs.

- The minor is a one semester programme, new for every student involved. Therefore all the classes are new for every student. We made the minor suitable for students of different studies and levels. You will make new contacts soon and adapt easily to life in the Netherlands!

The following information is subject to change.

Fall 2023

Create your individual programme (available places per course are on a first come first serve basis)

Level of English: minimum IELTS 6.0
The foundation year should be rounded off

International Management 12 ECTS (max 16 students)
International Marketing 12 ECTS (max 16 students)
City Marketing 6 ECTS (max 24 students)
International Customer Insights 6 ECTS (max 24 students)
International Events Management 6 ECTS (max 24 students)
Global Sports Marketing 6 ECTS (max 24 students)
Business Psychology 6 ECTS (max 24 students)
Leadership & Coaching 6 ECTS (max 12 students)
Individual Research Project 6 ECTS (max 4 students)

Additional courses (provided they fit your timetable)
Dutch for beginners 2 ECTS
Business English 2 ECTS
German for beginners 2 ECTS

Course manual

Admission requirements

·         Level of English: equivalent to IELTS 6.0

·         Foundation year should be rounded off


Fontys does not provide scholarships for its exchange students

Fontys way of studying

Various didactical approaches and methods of testing will be used, depending on the course.
•Using a combination of established teaching, new ideas and real-life applications students will see how interesting modern business life can be;
•This programme will use the most up-to-date literature, knowledge about all the relevant fields of interest will be gained;
•Recent developments, cases and examples in today’s business will be used by the lecturers; theory will be linked to daily life examples;
•Analytical skills will be gained during the courses. Students will be challenged to take the hot seat from decision makers, and are asked to make their decisions;
•The minor is interactive, students will participate in classes, interact with their lecturers and colleague students, debate their case solutions and develop their knowledge, skills and attitude;
•Various guest lecturers share their point of view with our students. Next to this we will visit Dutch companies so our exchange students get a better understanding of business in the Netherlands.

Study coach

If you encounter problems regarding a certain subject, you can either speak to your teacher or contact your exchange coordinator.