Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Course Curriculum Fall 2020 & Spring 2021

The Faculty of Business and Economics offers a wide range of English taught courses to exchange students from the following study programmes:

  • BKMER - Business Management and Economics
  • CE part time - Commercial Economics
  • HRM - Human Resource Management
  • IBMS – International Business and Management Studies
  • IBL – International Business and Languages

You can choose a 30 credit major or minor programme or you can create your own tailor made study programme from different major programme specialisations. All prospective exchange students who will study next semester at the Faculty of Business and Economics need to read the course enrollment checklist before the course enrollment procedure.

Students who intend to study in Spring 2021 can use this online guide as a reference. Some module descriptions date from previous years. These descriptions can be used as a reference for academic year 2021/2022.

Please note that all information on this website and the availability of any course may be subject to change. The course information can change for example in terms of learning goals, weightings of the course components, assignments, testing methods, and required study material. Check the most updated course details with the lecturer at the start of the semester.

Want to choose a 30 ECTS major/minor programme?

A 30 credit major/minor programme consists of a number of fixed, pre-selected courses focusing on a specific field of study.

We offer complete 30 credit major/minor programmes from both the Amsterdam School of International Business (AMSIB) and other study programmes (CE and BKMER) from the faculty of Business & Economics.

Before you select a major/minor please check the admission requirements and the possible additional costs involved.

Catalogue Code

Name Minor ECTS Study Year Study Programme
6000MBCC20 Business Consultancy Clinic 30 ECTS Year 3 AMSIB/IBMS
3000MBLC20 Business Languages, Culture, and Communication 30 ECTS Year 3 AMSIB/IBMS
6000CHI20 Building Partnerships in China 30 ECTS Year 3 AMSIB/IBMS
6000MKOR20 Building Partnerships in Korea 30 ECTS Year 3 AMSIB/IBMS
6100THAI20 Building Partnerships in Southeast Asia 30ECTS Year 3 AMSIB/IBMS
6000BPME20 Business Process Analytics / Management 30 ECTS Year 3 AMSIB/IBMS
6000BPFE20 Business Process Analytics/ Finance / Selftest 30 ECTS Year 3 AMSIB/IBMS
6000MCME20 City Marketing in Europe is only offered in the Spring semester. 10 years IVCF 30 ECTS Year 3 AMSIB/IBMS
6000GTR_20 Global Trade and Supply Chain Management 30 ECTS Year 3 AMSIB/IBMS
6000INFC20 International Finance and Control 30 ECTS Year 3 AMSIB/IBMS
6000INTM20 International Marketing and Sales 30 ECTS Year 3 AMSIB/IBMS
6000MOLC20 Organization, Leadership and Change 30 ECTS Year 3 AMSIB/IBMS

Course Catalogue

Name Minor

ECTS

Study Year

Study Programme

6000MBEN20

Business English

30 ECTS Year 3 CE(classes takes place on Tuesday & Thursday evenings or Saturday)
6000MBSE20 Business of Sport and Entertainment 30 ECTS Year 3 CE (For this minor you need to be in Amsterdam)
6000MCBD20 Cross Cultural Business Skills 30 ECTS Year 3 CE (classes take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays only)
6000MGBC20 Global Branding and Cambridge English 30 ECTS Year 3 CE
6000MIEGS20 International Economics and Globalisation 30 ECTS Year 3 BKMER
6000MITO20 International Economics and Globalization 30 ECTS Year 3 HRM

Want to compose your own study plan?

If you want to create your own tailor made study plan, you can select modules from the drop down sections below.

30 ECTS is the maximum permitted number of credits you can study per semester at the Faculty of Business and Economics.

All modules below take place at the Fraijlemaborg Building.

Students are considered eligible if they meet the following prerequisites before enrollment:

For the modules Controlling Accounting and Project and Treasury Management Project: at least two years proof or Management Accounting and Financial Accounting with literature references at level University of applied sciences.

Students who would like to register for the modules CAPE and TMP are advised to make the selftest to check if they are familair with the course material and if they are able to solve the case.

For more information please read the minor description file Minor MBPI Finance Management SAP.pdf

Catalogue Code Name Module ECTS Study Programme Study Year
6100BPS_16 Business Process Simulation 10 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
6100CAPE13 Controlling Accounting 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
6100HRME13 Human Resource Management 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
6100SEME13 Strategic Enterprise Management 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
6100SCME13 Supply Chain Management 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
6100TMPE13 Treasury Management Project 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3

Students are considered eligible if they meet the following prerequisites before enrollment:

  • Fundamentals in Marketing or Marketing Management 1, or equivalent;
  • At least one module in Management and Organisation, and- Financial Accounting 1, Financial Management 1 and Corporate Finance 1, or equivalent.

For more detailed information on the modules please contact the minor coordinator Mrs. Anoeskja Timmermans directly at a.n.timmermans@hva.nl

Catalogue Code Module Name ECTS Study Programme Study Year
6100BCC_18 Business Consultancy Challenge 20 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
6100CIE_16 Cases in Entrepreneurship 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
6100MEI_16 Managing Entrepreneurship & Innovation 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
6100SAN_16 Sales Negotiation & Culture 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3

*The module Business Consultancy Clinic can only be selected in combination with two of the other three modules (Managing Entrepeneurship & Innovation, Sales Negotation and Culture, Cases in Entrepreneurship) of the minor programme.

The requirements to enter the Major Business Language modules is min. A2(CEF level).

In case students doubt if their entrance level is sufficient, they can contact the related lecturers.

Catalogue Code

Module Name ECTS Study Programme Study Year
3000CBC_20 Cross-Border Business Challenge 5 ECTS AMSIB/IB Year 3
3000MSP_20 Market Support Project 5 ECTS AMSIB/IB Year 3
3000RCS_20 Regional Cultural Studies 5 ECTS AMSIB/IB Year 3
3000ICC_20 Intercultural Communication 5 ECTS AMSIB/IB Year 3
3000MFB1_20 Major Business French B1 10ECTS AMSIB/IB Year 3
3000MFB220

Major Business French B2

10 ECTS AMSIB/IB Year 3
3000MBM_20 Major Business Mandarin 10 ECTS AMSIB/IB Year 3
3000MSB120 Major Business Spanish B1 10 ECTS AMSIB/IB Year 3
3000MSB220 Major Business Spanish B2 10 ECTS AMSIB/IB Year 3

Students are considered eligible if they meet the following prerequisites before enrollment:

  • Students should have achieved a minimum of 5 EC (or equivalent) in marketing, management, financial accounting, supply chain management, financial management, and/or corporate finance related courses prior to this minor.
  • It is advisable to have passed a course on cross cultural issues or related courses.
  • Command of the English language is at CEF level B2.
  • Students must be familiar with (applying) research methodologies.

Catalogue Code Module Name ECTS Study Programme Study Year
3000EXM_20 Export Management 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
3000LOG_20 Logistics Concepts 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
3000PUR_20 Purchasing 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
3000SCF_20 Supply Chain Finance 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
3000SCI_20 Supply Chain Innovation 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
3000SCL_20 Supply Chain Management Lab / not available as individual course 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3

Students are considered eligible if they meet the following prerequisites before enrollment:

It is recommendable that you have an affinity with finance and accounting, master the English language sufficiently, and possess the ambition to work and learn within an international context.

  • Command of the English language at CEF level B2.
  • Foundation-level knowledge of the three main financial statements, financial ratio analysis, time value of money, and capital budgeting.

Catalogue Code Module Name ECTS Study Programme Study Year
3000ADM_20 Accounting for Decision Making 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
3000BHF_16 Behavioural Finance 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
3000FRM_17 Financial Risk Management 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
3000INA_16 Investment Analysis 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
3000IFA_18 International Financial Accounting 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
3000MAC_18 Management Control 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3

Students are considered eligible if they meet the following prerequisites before enrollment:

  • Students should have achieved a minimum of 5 ECTS in basic marketing related courses.
  • It is advisable to have passed a course on cross cultural issues or related course.
  • Command of the English language is at least at CEF level B2.

note that the modules of the marketing minor are very populair and fill up really quickly due to the limited places available.

Catalogue Code Module Name ECTS Study Programme Study Year
3000CSB_16 Consumer Branding 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
3000DME_16 Digital Marketing 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
3000GMC_18 Global Marketing Communications 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
3000MRM_16 Market Integration & Research Project 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
3000SVM_16 Sales and Services 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
3000SMM_16 Strategic Market Management 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3

Students are considered eligible if they meet the following prerequisites before enrollment:

  • Students should have achieved a minimum of 5 EC (or equivalent) in foundation of management and international human resources courses.
  • Command of the English language is at minimum at CEF level B2.
  • Students must be familiar with (applying) research methodologies.
  • It is advisable to have passed a course on cross cultural issues.

Note that the modules of the Organization, Leadership and Change minor are very populair and fill up really quickly due to the limited places available.

Catalogue Code Module Name ECTS Study Programme Study Year
3000BMS_20 Business Models and Services 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
3000BOS_20 Business Organisation Simulation 10 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
3000CLC_20 Case Studies on Leadership and Change 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
3000CTO_20 Contemporary Topics in Organisational Behaviour 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
3000ISO_20 International Strategy and Organisation 5 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3

For some descriptions you will be directed to the external course catalogue page of AUAS. Exchange students can only choose from the courses listed on this exchange page. The descriptions of 2018/2019 can be used as a reference for 2020/2021. This applies for the other modules as well.

Catalogue Code Module Name ECTS Study Programme Study Year
4000ALD_17 Advanced Leadership 2 ECTS AMSIB Year 4
4000CIBS_17 Current Issues in Business & Society 4 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 4
4000CCM_17 Cross Cultural Management 4 ECTS AMSIB/IBL Year 4
5000N01_05 Dutch for international students 3 ECTS AMSIB/Exchange Year 3
6100ECM_17 Economics of Emerging Markets 4 ECTS AMSIB/Exchange Year 3
5000NDP_07 Economics and Politics of the Netherlands 3 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
5000ICN_03 Intercultural Awareness 4 ECTS AMSIB/IBMS Year 3
4000IBE_17 International Business and Ethics 4 ECTS AMSIB/IBL Year 3
6100ILW_10 International Business Law 5 ECTS AMSIB/Exchange Year 3
4000EIT_17

The Economics of International Trade, Banking, and Financial Markets

4 ECTS AMSIB/IBL Year 4

Published by  Faculty of Business and Economics 16 November 2020