Course content

You will be equipped with cultural, legal and political insight and knowledge of the EU. You will be provided with "do's and don'ts" to strengthen your position in negotiations, to communicate effectively across cultures, and to make sound business decisions. And be empowered to use the opportunities the EU affords whilst avoiding the pitfalls.


Successfully doing business in the EU

  • The EU today: history, background, impact on national sovereignty, current issues (e.g. Brexit, EU referenda, ground-breaking mergers)
  • EU institutions, legal framework, & competition law (cartels, abuse of a dominant position, merger control)
  • Crosscultural communication
  • The role of Philosophy (ethics, rhetoric), Art, & Culture
  • Networking

In this module you will develop your 'soft skills' to communicate in an international and intercultural environment. You will experience how the EU is managed and become aware of what works (and
what doesn’t!).

Join students and lecturers from Amsterdam and abroad for concise and upbeat lessons offering precise advice on how to behave professionally in the European Union.

A two-day field trip to Brussels, the 'capital of the European Union', to visit the European Parliament and the European Commission is included for learning 'in action'. You will also be introduced to Dutch culture and will visit beautiful places in Amsterdam, discovering the DNA of the city.

Previous courses received a hallmarked evaluation score of 9.4 (out of 10).

Curious of what you can expect? Please watch this short video which was published on YouTube on February 4th 2015 by the Province of North Holland:

Published by  Faculty of Business and Economics 1 June 2022