Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Why International Business?

International Business

The International Business programme at the Amsterdam School of International Business (AMSIB) is an exciting place to study. Our programme trains the next generation of international business leaders. Will you be one of them?

Your future

By the time you complete your studies, you will be prepared to pursue a Master's degree or enter the labour market. 80% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduation.

With around 1,5 years of accumulated international experience, you will also be able to apply the hands-on skills that you have learned in a multicultural working environment.

Opportunity to Specialise

You can customise your programme by choosing electives, specialisations or up to two additional languages. The combination of lectures, real-business world projects, internship and global exchange, will prepare you to start your own business, launch a career at a multinational corporation, and thrive in the world of international business.

Personal Attention

You will attend classes with your own cohort of 30 students and benefit from a lot of class time contact with your faculty, learn from your mentor and receive guidance from your study advisor.


The university is committed to excellence in all aspects of its programme offerings. By submitting its programmes to accrediting bodies for review and accreditation, we ensure that our programmes are of high quality and international standard.

Our BBA-diploma is internationally recognised. The programme International Business is accredited by EFMD Programme Accreditation System (EPAS) as well as the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO). We are proud to have received a ‘Distinctive Certificate for Internationalisation’ from the NVAO in 2010. We are also accredited by NIBS, the Network of International Business Schools.


We're working toward a school that includes everyone. AMSIB’s student and faculty come from over 80 countries and across 90 nationalities. Diversity at AMSIB can be felt through our curriculum, faculty body, classes and student organisations. The AMSIB community embraces people ranging from different socioeconomic backgrounds, religion, sexual orientation and cultural heritage. Student clubs bring together our diverse student body on different topics and activities.

A.S.V. Gay (Amsterdam Gay Student Association)

Amsterdamse Studentenvereniging Gay

A.S.V.Gay is a student association for homosexual, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students in Amsterdam.

Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, (room 4.12)
1018 WV Amsterdam



Civitas Studiosorum in Fundamentio Reformato

CSFR is a Dutch reformed Christian student organisation in Amsterdam.

Heesterveld 188
1102 SC Amsterdam
T: +31 (0)20 615 8976

HSFN (Hindu Student Forum Netherlands)

Hindoe Studenten Forum Nederland

This student association is particularly is aimed at Hindu students and has an active branch in Amsterdam.

There is a variety of student associations with an international focus. Many offer activities and services that are specifically orientated towards international students.


With almost 500 members, AEGEE-Amsterdam is one of the largest student organisations in Amsterdam. This organisation is part of AGEE-Europe, a student organisation that promotes co-operation, communication and integration amongst young people in Europe.

Vendelstraat 2
1012 XX Amsterdam
T: +31 (0)20 5252496

AEGEE website


AIESEC is the world's largest youth-run organisation, with locations in over 127 countries. Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to go on international internships, acquire leadership experience and participate in a global learning environment.

Nieuwe Achtergracht 170 (room 4.17)
1018 WV Amsterdam
T: +31 (0)20 626 5030

AIESEC website

ASVA Student Union

ASVA offers several services for students such as housing mediation and cheap bikes. See their website for information that can be useful for international students.

ASVA website

ISMA (International Students Meetingpoint Amsterdam)

ISMA is organised by Dutch Christians in Amsterdam for students and academics/researchers studying away from home.
T: +31 (0)20 614 1653

ISMA website

ISN (International Student Network Amsterdam)

The International Student Network (ISN) is run by Dutch students specifically for international students studying in Amsterdam. ISN aims to facilitate the social and cultural integration of international students in Dutch society, and Amsterdam in particular.

Vendelstraat 2
1012 XX Amsterdam
T: +31 (0)20 525 3721

AtlasBridges (Moroccan / Dutch student association)

Student association for Moroccan / Dutch students at the University of Amsterdam, VU University Amsterdam and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS).

Postal address
Marnixkade 87-2A
1015 ZH Amsterdam
T: +31 (0)6 428 149 41

AtlasBridges website (in Dutch)

ASN (Asian Students in the Netherlands)

Aziatische Studenten Nederland

Student association for Asian students at the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Postal address
Postbus 9509
1006 GA Amsterdam
T: +31 (0)6 46432598

ASN website (in Dutch)

IJAR Dutch Union of Jewish Students

IJAR Amsterdam (Joodse studenten- en jongerenvereniging)

Postbus 75517
1070 AM Amsterdam

IJAR Facebook page (in Dutch)

VSSA Surinamese Student Union Amsterdam

Vereniging Surinaamse Studenten Amsterdam (VSSA)

Vendelstraat 2
1012 XX Amsterdam

Your campus

The IB programme is located in the southeastern part of Amsterdam, in one of the central business districts. Amsterdam is a prime business hub in Europe and ranked among the best cities in the world to live in by popular vote.

Here you will find modern teaching facilities and a great atmosphere where members of staff, local and international students learn, lead and connect together.

Triangle of Support

As soon as you start your studies in Amsterdam, you will be assigned a mentor from the school. The mentor is here to help you with study planning and discussing personal issues. Besides the mentor we have study advisors and a student counselor available for you.

Your classmates

Your classmates come from countries all over the world, we are proud to have more than 70 nationalities in our classrooms. These diverse backgrounds and cultures make-up a colourful and dynamic group of people. And generally, it is quite natural to build lifelong friendships and contacts, while becoming a 'global citizen' yourself.


The Amsterdam School of International Business (AMSIB) organises both social and educational events for students. For more information, take a look at our student life page.

Your International classroom

All lecturers and supporting staff are here for you to make the most of your time at the AMSIB. Our lecturers challenge you to adopt a global mindset from the day you arrive until the day you leave our international classroom. We cover every field in the world of business and management. You will be taught by marketeers, human resource managers, financial specialists and more. Besides teaching, many of them are still active in the corporate world and have a wealth of experience and insights to share with you.

Published by  Amsterdam School of International Business 3 September 2020