Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Year 2, 3 and 4

International Business

Through our innovative curriculum, you can customise your programme by choosing electives, specialisations or up to two additional languages.


Customise your second year by choosing four elective modules, including the opportunity to study a second business language, such as Spanish, Mandarin or Japanese. Strengthen your business aptitude further by taking modules on Change Management and International Business Law. Participate in a real-life hands-on team competition for the best business case in the second semester.


Major in one of five tracks, such as Language & Culture Immersion, where you will learn an additional business language such as Mandarin, French or Spanish.

You will study abroad through a global exchange at one of our 140+ outstanding partner universities like Nanyang Business School in Singapore. Or choose a minor, such as Building partnerships in China or Latin American Business Studies.

In year 3 you will choose a minor. Minors are half-year (one semester) programmes in which you deepen or broaden your knowledge. You can choose one of the minor programmes offered by the AUAS, or select a programme at a different (international) university.


During your last year, you will follow four final modules (online or live) such as Academic Research and Writing and Advanced Leadership Development and start an internship at a company abroad or at a multinational in the Netherlands such as Google, Nike or

In the second semester of your final year, you will write your thesis while working at a company as a consultant in the making, or conduct an applied business research assignment at our Centre for Entrepreneurial Dynamics and International Strategy (CEDIS).

The thesis is a unique assignment. It requires an integration of knowledge, application of theory to a real business problem and original research to support the solution.

Refer to the course catalogue for detailed information about the courses for this programme.

Published by  Faculty of Business and Economics 27 August 2020