Business & Languages

Specialisation of the professional Bachelor of International Office Management

Starts September 2019 – subject to approval by the Flemish government
  • Strengthen your networking skills and intercultural awareness through our multilingual programme

  • Develop a strong business acumen for streamlining internal processes, project management, team leadership, conflict resolution and collaboration

  • Get ready for the workplace with our on-the-job internships at home and abroad

  • An English-language bachelor designed to springboard your career into the global arena

See yourself as the CEO’s go-to colleague within a global organisation? A communicator with a razor-sharp business mind who embraces languages? The one with a gift for seamless coordination, who can home in on the detail without losing sight of the big picture? Bring your sense of adventure – we have just the course for you.

More questions?

Anne-Marie Van Oost
bl@kdg.be
+32 3 613 16 66

Course in brief

Our focus is all about giving you the language skills for global networking and collaboration, improving internal processes within international business and preparing you for work.

You will immerse yourself in the ins and outs of process management, drawing on the latest digital tools to help drive efficiency within an organisation.

Project management and team leadership go hand in hand and are the main focus of your second year. You will delve deeper into the methods and insights needed to see projects through.

Your final year concentrates on international business as you receive company training in readiness for your internships. By now, you will have a clear idea of what you enjoy and where your talents lie. It is this exciting realisation that gives you the inspiration to innovate on the job. 

Course breakdown

Year 1 

  • Business: Business Economics, International Law, Business Communication English
  • Languages: Choose three languages from French, German, Spanish & Arabic
  • Management: Talent & People Management, Personal Branding, Global Citizenship, Process Management
  • Digital Skills: E-Office Management, Information Management
  • U @ Work: Discovering International Business 
  • Expert Class: Choose one Expert Class

Year 2

  • Business: Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Organisational Behaviour, International Business
  • Foreign languages: Choose three languages from French, German, Spanish & Arabic
  • Management: Conflict Management, Relationship Building Communication, Project Management, Intercultural Communication, Networking & Lobbying
  • Digital Skills: Graphic Media Management, Data Management
  • U @ WorkDeveloping International Business 
  • Expert classes: Choose two Expert Classes

Year 3

* Please note the course content may be subject to change.

Languages

Forge global links

Languages open doors and in the world of business they are a bonus. We give you the choice of learning or improving three additional languages from a choice of Arabic, French, German and Spanish. As long as it is not your first language,  you have the freedom to choose and we will stream according to ability.

And because languages are key to building lasting working relationships, you can take up Dutch, basic Chinese or enhance your English through our Expert Classes.

Expert classes

We provide the choice, you choose the fit

Over the course of our bachelor programme, we offer students the choice of five expert classes from a wide selection of specialist subjects.

So if you want a closer look at talent acquisition, online recruitment, trend-watching, media production on and offline or 3D modelling – now is your chance.

You could also get to know your personal traits – useful for communicating more effectively and defusing potential conflicts – or develop your leadership skills.

If you have a flair for promotion, choose between events marketing and storytelling or focus on public debate and dialogue. Or immerse yourself in digital marketing, Google Analytics, reporting and monitoring.

Perhaps you are a natural linguist and want to concentrate on Dutch, basic Chinese or fine-tune your English?

Whatever you decide, these classes are designed to keep pace with industry developments as well as enhance communication skills for success at work.

U @ Work

Discover, develop, do

We believe in giving you on-the-job experience both at home and abroad. Finding your natural fit within an international organisation, is a pivotal moment in terms of personal development.

Your first two years are spent preparing for the internships, as you focus on the mechanics of business and discover how you can make a difference both to a corporation and yourself in terms of growth. 

You will become increasingly autonomous and develop a natural approach to problem-solving in your chosen line of work. By the final year, you are ready to apply this knowledge during two eight-week placements.

So when the time comes to stepping into work, you can do so feeling confident. Your lecturers have prepared you for this moment, and now is your chance to shine.

After Graduation

Work or study?

Our English programme is modelled on our successful Dutch-language Business and Languages – specialisation of the Bachelor of Office Management.  

Its alumni have gone on to work for internationally renowned companies and organisations such as l'Oréal, Siemens, Unicef, Proctor & Gamble, and Doctors Without Borders.

Many travel the world using their languages and cultural awareness to succeed in positions where organisation management and communication skills are key.

Our graduates have also continued their studies with a master’s degree in communication sciences, commercial sciences or multilingual communication.

For whom?

Your profile

You are people person with a flair for languages who feels at ease in a professional international environment. Communication – be it written or verbal – is your strength. You are naturally inquisitive with a knack for seeing the big picture as well as an interest in finding out how things connect. The idea of working for an international organization excites you and you are ready for the perfect opportunity to do just this…

You like to network, organize, set goals, think big, juggle several projects at once and have others count on you.

    Course Requirements

    • The course is taught in English, so a good level of language proficiency is required.
    • An open mind, strong motivation and a goal-oriented approach.
    • Curiosity, with a readiness to explore, a desire to use of your talents as well as perform as part of an international team.
    KdG Campus Groenplaats in Antwerpen

    Your campus

    You will study at our Groenplaats campus in the heart of historic Antwerp, overlooking the main square and cathedral and a short stroll to the shopping precinct on the Meir.

    Your lectures will mostly take place here within the faculty for Management & Information Technology. Drop into the library for some quiet study time, get together for group work in The View, or relax in the cafeteria and catch-up with course mates.

    The campus enjoys excellent bus and tram links, so getting around the city is straightforward. And with Antwerpen-Centraal station just a short ride away, it means Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris and London and all within easy reach.  

    Campus Groenplaats
    Nationalestraat 5
    2000 ANTWERP

    +32 3 613 16 00
    info.heb@kdg.be

    Study in Antwerp, Belgium

    Antwerp, in the heart of Europe

    • Vibrant city of learning with more than 44,000 students
    • Home to the second largest port in Europe
    • Diamond capital of the world

    • Thriving fashion industry 

    • Cultural heritage of world renown 

    • Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris and London all within easy reach

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    Enrolment period 

    Enrolment opens on December 3, 2018, and ends on the following dates for the individual categories:

    • Non-EEA nationals
      Submit your online application by April 30, 2019
      Complete your admissions file by May 10, 2019
    • Non-EEA nationals with a temporary EU residence permit
      Submit your online application by June 1, 2019
      Complete your admissions file by June 14, 2019
    • EEA nationals (EU & Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein) WITHOUT a TOEFL, IELTS or ITACE certificate
      Complete your application by June 12, 2019
      Please note our final language test will take place on June 19, 2019
    • EEA nationals (EU & Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein) with a TOEFL, IELTS or ITACE certificate
      The sooner you submit your online application, the earlier you find out whether or not you meet the admissions’ criteria.

    Application information and guidelines

    All application information and guidelines can be found in the documents below:

    Once you have completed the Application Form please send your scanned documents via the relevant programme email address provided in your application confirmation message. This is the only way in which we can process your documents. Please do not send copies of your documents via the post.  

    If you are taking the TOEFL test, you can use our KdG code – B712 – to speed up the process.

    Tuition fee

    The tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is as follows:

    • €6112.80 for non-EEA students
    • €938.80 for EEA students

    For details: see Application Information and Guidelines.

    Info Days

    Join us on campus to find out what our bachelor’s degree is all about.

    Our lecturers will be on hand to talk through the programme and help with any questions.

    It is also chance to meet with current students and get a feel for life at KdG.

    Where & when?

    Campus Groenplaats, Nationalestraat 5, 2000 Antwerp

    • Saturday, February 23, 2019: 10:00 -17:00
    • Saturday, June 22, 2019: 10:00 - 14:00
    • Thursday, September 5, 2019: 17:00 - 21:00                           

    Campus Zuid, Brusselstraat 45, 2018 Antwerp

    • Saturday, April 27, 2019: 10:00 – 14:00