Global Business

Professional bachelor of International Business Management

  • Immerse yourself in the world of international business ready for the global marketplace
  • Benefit from an international classroom where cross-cultural training helps you develop your global reach
  • Embrace business sustainability in response to global societal and environmental challenges
  • Develop your research and analytical skills. Spot opportunities, respond to change and assess risk factors. In practice too
  • Showcase your adaptability on the job with a three-month international company internship
  • Complete your international experience with an optional study exchange abroad

Business Management will have a new name from the 2021-2022 academic year, approved by the Flemish government: International Business Management – Specialisation Global Business.

What does this course contain?

Graduate as a bachelor of International Business Management ready to step into the business world.

Your first two years offer an expansive study of global business – trade, logistics, economics, finance, law, accountancy, marketing, management and sustainability.

Practice is key. Our expert coaches train you to apply your theoretical knowledge in a series of practical exercises. Confident that you can bring a product to market? Then, test your know-how in our Business Lab simulation.

Mastered the principles of cross-cultural teamwork? Great! Get to showcase this skillset in the second year as you prepare for your business research trip abroad.

Like global commerce, we place great importance on people skills. Our training helps you develop a proficiency in communication to transcend borders.

By your final year, 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 Global Business

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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! 

The curriculum was amazing. We were trained to build networks and advised on finding a job, our CVs and interview skills. I felt ready to find a job after my second year.
Pamir - Global Business
KdG alumnus - Graduated in 2017

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.

Get the best of both worlds and go abroad while staying close to home, by doing your internship within the EU: London, Madrid, Zurich, Stockholm, Rotterdam ...

Or spread your wings even further, and take an internship position outside the EU: New York, Singapore, Santiago, Cape Town, Shenzhen …

In 2017 our interns were welcomed at corporations such as Credit Suisse, AB Inbev, M-Star Freight Services, Philips Lighting B.V., Flanders Investment & Trade, KBC Bank …

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

What do you need?

You need an up-to-date laptop to take notes, work on projects, take exams ...

  • Wifi specifications: a device with an 'A' rating (e.g. Wifi A, Wireless A, Wifi AC, Wireless AC)
  • Can I use a Mac? We strongly advise against using a Mac since recent versions do not allow for the installation of Windows via Bootcamp – a requirement for your exams.
  • Can I use a Chromebook? We also advice against using Chromebook. As of september Office will no longer be supported by Chromebook.
  • Free software? You get Windows and Office 365 for free as a student of this programme.

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.
  • You hold a secondary education certificate that grants access to a comparable higher education degree programme in the country it was granted.
  • Strongly motivated, open-minded and goal-driven students.
  • Our programme requires curiosity, a strong will to use all of your talents, a readiness to explore, to learn and to perform in an international team.
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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 of 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 are 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

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Welcome in Antwerp!

Antwerp, city for students

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

STAN (Student in Antwerp) 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,  affordable and safe party areas, clear policies with respect to mounting posters and ragging, and much more.

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Antwerp, city for students. An Introduction

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This is Antwerp

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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

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

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Practical information

  • Pre-arrival guide (visa, proof of solvency, accommodation, cost of living, insurance…)
  • Arrival guide (city registration, welcoming days, student services…)
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Want to know more?

Open Days

  • Join us to find out what our degrees are all about
  • Our lecturers will be on hand to talk through the programme and help with any questions
  • Come and get a feel for life at KdG

Visit our next Open Day

Join us at open day
Sat 12 Mar
Open Day 12 March 2022

Saturday 12 March 2022 from 10:00 till 17:00

Sat 23 Apr
Open Day 23 April 2022

Saturday 23 April 2022 from 10:00 till 14:00

Sat 25 Jun
Open Day 25 June 2022

Saturday 25 June 2022 from 10:00 till 14:00


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How to apply

The current academic year started on September 20th and admissions are now closed.

Note: Under certain conditions, EEA students or holders of an EEA residence permit may still be able to join a current programme. This is subject to meeting the admission criteria explained below, and cannot be guaranteed. For further information, please contact

Alternatively, apply for our 2022-2023 academic year when admissions open in December.

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For companies and organizations

Are you looking for an intern? Please send a mail to

Our 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.