International Business Consultancy (IBC)

Start moment(s)
September, Februari
20 weeks
Contact hours
15-20 each week

  • Intro
  • Learning to take action
  • Program
  • Recognition
  • Study in Eindhoven
  • How to apply
  • Contact
International Business Consultancy (IBC) is a challenging programme for students from all types of disciplines. In this course students will be taught how to be a discussion partner in a business environment. You will be taught in exchange with several business consultancy organisations. This programme is a component of the Major programme, Management, Economics & Law and you can attend this programme in September or February semester.

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.

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.


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 how your study at Fontys will look like!


External Environment
Regional Branding4 ECTS
Global Marketing4 ECTS
International Economics and Law4 ECTS
Corporate Finance4 ECTS
Business Skills
Cultural Diversity Management4 ECTS
Decision Making4 ECTS
Business Consulting (advanced)4 ECTS
Conflict Management4 ECTS
Public Speaking2 ECTS
Internal Business Environment
Operation Management4 ECTS
Strategic Management4 ECTS
Management Accounting4 ECTS
Case Study
Real Case Project4 ECTS
Additional Courses
International Banking and Financial Markets4 ECTS
Financial Innovations4 ECTS
International Real Estate Management4 ECTS
Creative Value4 ECTS
Business English2 ECTS
Dutch Language and Culture2 ECTS
How will your course programme be recognised by your home university? Fontys will issue you with a so-called ‘Transcript of Records’, which will detail the results that you have achieved. If your studies have been successful, you will receive 30 ECTS credits for one semester. ECTS credits are study points that are recognised throughout Europe. The agreement between your home university and Fontys will usually include a condition whereby the credits that you obtain at Fontys will be recognised and transferred into the records kept by your home university.

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Eindhoven, internationally known as a centre of science and technology, is the fifth largest city in the Netherlands. The location is very favourable. There are good transportation facilities by car, train and plane. The student are entitled to use the Sports Centre of TU/E, for free of charge. The facilities include swimming, tennis and other kinds of sports. Some major industries are located in Eindhoven, such as Philips and DAF-trucks. There are a host of other things which set Eindhoven apart: the fact that it has its own airport, as well as hotels, cafes, pubs and restaurants, shops of all types and sizes, pleasant, friendly streets, beautiful parks, a lively and attractive centre and cultural and sporting activities of international standing. Most famous is football club PSV. Eindhoven also hosts several art galleries and museums, cinemas, theatres and the Frits Philips Concert Hall.


Fontys has a Fontys International Office (FIO) for foreign students who need help in finding accommodation. If you wish to make use of this service, you can request an application form at the FIO.

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How to apply as an exchange student

Applications should always be submitted via the International Exchange (or Erasmus) Officer at the home university. 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. 

How to apply as a Fontys or other Dutch UAS student

Fontys and other Dutch UAS students, apply for this minor via  or Progress


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

+3188 5079 706
Rachelsmolen 1, Eindhoven

Course location

Rachelsmolen 1, Eindhoven

Locatiekaart op adres: Rachelsmolen 1, Eindhoven

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

+3188 5079 706