AMSIB - International Business
About this programme
Are you curious about running a business and succeeding in foreign markets? Do you enjoy working with people from around the world, and speaking in English? The EFMD-accredited International Business programme is designed for students who want a hands-on business degree and a global career.
Projects and stories
Anne de Vries on her experience with the programme
"Differentiate yourself as a student and make sure you stand out in some way and in something that you like, because this will make you more attractive to the type of employer that you would like to work for in the future."
Pegy Ibrahim onstudying at AMSIB
"I remember how the variation of first-year subjects was my favourite part because I got to learn about all the different aspects of business management, especially the international angle."
Nathan Troost on his experience with the programme
"What truly motivated me to join the Green Office HvA, was the emphasis on sustainability and the desire to make a difference."
International Business is a 4-year full-time bachelor’s degree programme taught entirely in English. During this programme you will provided with a broad business education as well as opportunities to tailor your learning journey to fit your talent and interests. The combination of lectures, real-business projects, major, global exchange, internship and thesis, will prepare you to either start your own business or launch your international career.
- Year 1
The first year starts with essential modules such as Business English, Principles of Economics and Marketing. As part of the personal and professional development learning track, we offer modules like Team Development and Cross-Cultural Awareness. In the 2nd semester you will launch and run a real company in Co-Creative Entrepreneurship.
- Year 2
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 participating in a real-life hands-on team competition for the best business case in the second semester.
- Year 3
Choose one of five majors, such as International Marketing & Sales or Global Business Communication. You will study abroad at one of our 160+ partner universities or choose a minor at AMSIB or within the AUAS.
- Year 4
During your last year, you will work as an intern at an international company or organisation. In the last semester you will write your thesis while working as a consultant-in-making at a company or conduct an applied business research assignment
To be admitted to International Business you need to have completed secondary education equivalent to the Dutch HAVO, VWO, or MBO 4. Strong written and verbal English communications skills are also required.
40 hours per week
In the first year you have 20 contact hours per week. In addition you are expected to spend around 20 hours working either alone or with fellow students on projects and research, assignments, or preparing for classes and exams.
Tuition fees and expenses
Tuition fees differ depending on your situation. In addition to the tuition fees, allow for € 550 per year (approximately) for books, materials, and other expenses.
Why International Business at AMSIB?
- An EFMD internationally accredited programme, taught entirely in English.
- A customisable programme allowing you to make choices that fit your talent and passion.
- A chance to live and study in Amsterdam and study abroad for a minimum of six months at one of our 160+ partner universities.
- Because 90% of AMSIB graduates have a job within 3 months of graduation.
- We offer Master programmes if you want to continue your study, and you don't have to do a pre-master.
- You are fascinated by business, different cultures, and want to study in an international environment.
- You are curious about running a business and succeeding in foreign markets.
- You are proactive, ambitious, and a team player.
- You are proficient in spoken and written English and have an aptitude for numbers.