Business Management (International Business)

Professional Bachelor in Business Management

  • Introduction to all aspects of business administration in one broad programme
  • Practical exercises, cases, team assignments and theory go hand in hand
  • At least 40 % international classmates
  • Lecturers from all over the world as well as corporate managers
  • You develop intercultural sensitivity and an entrepreneurial attitude that leads to success
  • Ready for the international world of business as well as for a master’s programme

What does this course contain?

As the crow flies …

First year

The first year of your education mainly focuses on the basics of international business management such as accounting, marketing, operations and trade law. An exhaustive introduction, so to speak.

Second year

From the second year onwards you dive into operational marketing and sales, supply chain and cost accounting, international HR … and  get to know the ins and outs of international business; you will fine-tune your skills.

Third year

In year three, you adapt your personal profile while choosing special elective subjects, attend a 5-month study programme at a university abroad and eventually you finish your education with an internship in an international company. On top of this you will also write your bachelor’s project report.

Curriculum Business Management (International Business)

What does your schedule look like?

Every week is full of activities: lectures, seminars, team assignments, and self-study. Although the timetables will be visible for the full year, every week’s timetable will look different because guest lecturers mostly do not lecture on a regular basis.

Life is about experiences…

That is why students are trained and coached by a fine team of lecturers from universities and businesses from all over Europe and beyond. Your classmates come from about 25 different countries and have diverse cultural backgrounds. Study exchange and internships allow you to travel around the world. Niceness! 

Personal growth

Most courses are a mix of theoretical lectures, group and individual assignments, exercises and tasks. The education you receive here will not only further develop your professional skills, but also stimulate your personal growth. Here, you will really become a  businessman/woman.

International internship

Local students go abroad, international students can go local. Both explore and learn.

The last 3 months are reserved for the internship abroad. You consolidate what you have learned so far. You experience what real life in a company or organization is like and you build an international network.

Where to do an internship?

Wherever you prefer, as long as it is save and the experience is worthwhile in terms of learning.

Where do you see yourself?
Feel free to tell us about it in your motivational statement, when you apply.

For whom?

Your profile

  • You want the world to be your daily working environment.
  • International trade and cooperation fascinate you. Live up to your expectations, from your desk in your home country, or while travelling to clients and business partners around the world.
  • Whatever your age is, you are strongly motivated to choose the path of international business. 

Requirements

  • This course is taught in English, only. Good proficiency in English is required.
  • Strongly motivated, open-minded and goal-driven students.
  • IBS requires curiosity, a strong will to use all of your talents, a readiness to explore, to learn and to perform in 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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Antwerp, city for students

Antwerp has over 44,000 students. On a total of 511,000 inhabitants, that's a lot! 

GATE15 works hard for a student-friendly city: sufficient and high-quality housing, a clean and safe student district, cheap rental bikes, cultural offers with great discounts, cheap and safe party areas, clear policies with respect to mounting posters and ragging, and much more.

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And after you have graduated?

Since you will have studied amongst students from all over the world, your career could start anywhere. These studies are all about content, but situated in an international perspective and setting. As a professional, you can become a key figure in an international environment – any place in the world is possible – or strengthen local businesses in your home country.

Studying @ KdG, it is all about exploring …

Jobs after graduation

Executive international procurement - Supply chain administrator - Assistant international sales - Supply chain planner - Junior account manager - Junior operations manager - Junior client relationship manager - Assistant freight forwarder - Sales back office manager - Assistant international HR management - International customer service executive - International payroll administrator - International customer support officer - HR assistant - Administrator international projects - Assistant warehouse manager - Sales representative - Inventory controller - Assistant international marketing - Dispatcher - E-commerce account manager - Order administrator - Administrator international tenders - Account executive - International telesales officer - Credit collector - Paralegal assistant - Assistant business intelligence - Junior trader - Junior accountant - ...

One degree and more

IBS is your footboard to a profound expansion of your skills in an international master's programme.

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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

Detailed application information and guidelines are outlined below:

The application form takes about 15 minutes if you have prepared your motivational statement in advance. It should outline why you are interested in our programme(s), our school and how the course relates to you as an individual, your previous experience and your ambitions (100 words minimum). You also need to submit details of your educational history.

Please note that you are not able to save the form, so you will need to complete the application in one sitting.

Supporting documents

Once you have submitted your application form, you will receive a confirmation message and request to email the following scanned supporting documents to the relevant programme:

  • Passport or ID card (front and back)
  • High school diploma, translated into Dutch, French, English or German by a SWORN translator
  • Language certificate

This is the only way in which we can process your documents. Please do not send copies of your documents in the post.  

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.

Acceptance

If your application file is all present and correct, you will receive a letter within three weeks informing you whether or not you are accepted onto the programme.

Some students may receive a conditional acceptance – subject to them submitting their high school diploma certificate by the beginning of September.

Official enrolment

  • International students
    Once you have paid your tuition fee for the upcoming academic year, you will receive an invitation to sign your study contract. Your place on the programme is reserved once you have signed your study contract.
  • Students with a Flemish or Dutch high school diploma
    Your KdG acceptance email is sufficient to reserve your place and we will invite you to our campus to finalise your enrolment and tuition fee payment.

Open days

Join us on campus to find out what our Bachelor of Business Management (International Business) is all about.

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

There is no need to register for an Open Day – just come along and meet us on the day.

Open Day dates

Open Day 23 February

  • When? Saturday 23 February 2019 from 10.00 till 17.00
  • Where? Campus Groenplaats, Nationalestraat 5, 2000 Antwerp

Open Day 27 April

  • What? All study programmes under one roof!
  • When? Saturday 27 April 2019 from 10.00 till 14.00 
  • Where? Campus Zuid, Brusselstraat 45, 2018 Antwerp

Open Day 22 June

  • When? Saturday 22 June 2019 from 10.00 till 14.00
  • Where? Campus Groenplaats, Nationalestraat 5, 2000 Antwerp

Open Day 5 September

  • When? Thursday 5 September 2019 from 17.00 till 21.00
  • Where? Campus Groenplaats, Nationalestraat 5, 2000 Antwerp

For companies and organizations

Are you looking for an intern? Please send a mail to ibs@kdg.be.

IBS interns have the entrepreneurial spirit and the operational skills. You invest some time in briefing them and they soon add value to your organization, during the internship and maybe also later on.

Find out what an IBS student can do for you and expects from you.