Content programme

Global business

Within this course, international awareness and business are the main themes, with the focus being on the future of the earth. Global business transcends international borders, which requires professionals with strong intercultural skills, business acumen, global ambitions as well as a focus on people and the environment. From the first week onwards you will learn to bridge the gap between cultures. Whether you work for a multinational or an ambitious local endeavour, conducting international business requires a unique skill set. With IB, you will become master of this trade. You will gain a thorough understanding of subjects like marketing and sales, (circular) economics, business administration, management skills, and other themes regarding business management.

The programme focusses on the English language only: other languages are not included as mandatory courses. Right from the start you will be part of an international classroom with students from all over the world. 

International collaborative projects

VHL University of Applied Sciences (VHL) participates in 6 living labs: these are research enviroments located accross the globe. In these labs we work on a wide variety of innovative solutions together with Dutch companies and local parties. This offers you a direct opportunity to take part in these projects during or after your study. 

Example programme structure

Year Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
1 A look at future International
E-Marketing & Sales
Responsible Accounting
Creating Sustainable
Business Value
Business Planning &
2 Developing Sustainable
International Business
Project Management &
Organisational Behaviour

Circular sustainable business
Sustainable financing

People First! &
Operations Management
3 Business Development & Managing Organisations Minor or Internship
4 Minor or Internship Bachelor Thesis Project & Research