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

By year three, you will have a firm grasp of the ins and outs of international business. You choose your elective subjects, complete your thesis, and enjoy on-the-job experience through our three-month international internship programme. You can also opt for a study exchange at one of our partner universities abroad.

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 safe 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. 


  • 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

+32 3 613 16 00

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


Atypical Antwerp, the movie


Welcome in Antwerp!

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.

Antwerp, city for students. An Introduction

Antwerp, city for students. An Introduction


This is Antwerp

Erasmus in Antwerpen

What do other students say about Antwerp?

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.

Recommended partners are:


Enrolment period 

For the September 2019 intake: 


December 3rd , 2018 


  • Non-EEA nationals 
    Submit your online application by May 15, 2019 
    Complete your admissions file by May 20, 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 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 admission criteria 

Note that there is a limited number of places on our English-language Bachelor’s programmes. We operate a first come, first served policy, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

1. Application form

  • 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 (minimum 100 words).
  • You also need to submit details of your educational history.

2. 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:

  • Your identity card (front and back) or passport. International students already living in Belgium should also include a copy of their Belgian residence card (front and back). These help to determine your tuition fees. 

  • High school diploma
  • 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.

Your application is checked to ensure it meets our course requirements. We can only process your application if all the supporting documents are included.

Our admissions staff are authorised to request additional documentation and, upon receiving documents of a non-verifiable nature, reject your admission.

3. Acceptance

We will inform you by email to let you know whether your application is successful or not.

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

4. Official enrolment

  • International students
    Once you have paid your tuition fee for the upcoming academic year, your place is reserved on the degree programme. Congratulations!
    You will receive a formal acceptance letter via email, which can be used to apply for a visa if required.
  • 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 during the Summer to finalise your enrolment and tuition fee payment.

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

Once the full tuition fee is paid, your place on the programme is reserved. 

Supplementary educational materials such as coursebooks are not included.

EEA or non-EEA?

  • European Educational Area: including all 28 EU-member states + Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway 
  • Belgian students are EEA students and follow this procedure. 

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 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.