Programme Manager International Business Management 100%

Programme Manager International Business Management 100%

Are you passionate about education and an inspiring leader with international experience? Do you want to help shape the degree programme that trains and prepares Belgian and international students in international business management for the world of tomorrow? Do read on in that case!

Your role

You are responsible for the management and further development of our international, fast-growing International Business Management programme. This English-language bachelor's programme has three specialisations: Global Business, International Entrepreneurship, and Global Supply Chain Management.

You educate and train 600 students to become professionals, preparing them to assume social and professional responsibility around the world, together with a stellar team of 50 lecturers, working closely with the coordinators and the other programme managers.

Your duties

  • You are a real people manager, coaching, motivating, giving direction, and managing your team. You create an inspiring working environment, promoting cross-fertilisation, and building a close-knit team of talented staff members.
  • You define the programme's vision and strategy, aimed at the growth of young potentials and the needs of the business community, implementing this in a (multi-)year plan.
  • You develop a future-oriented, innovative curriculum, both in terms of content and education, paying attention to quality assurance and optimal learning efficiency of your students.
  • You ensure the degree programme’s smooth operation, facilitating seamless information flow and good cooperation with services.
  • You deploy available resources efficiently, developing an agile degree programme with limited resources.
  • You build a committed international partner network, creating a clearly-defined positioning for the programme. You promote the degree programme and represent it in external bodies and events.
  • Together with your team of coordinators and lecturers, you take responsibility for the entire degree programme and the three specialisations.

You report to the director of the Management & IT faculty.

Your profile

  • A development-oriented coach who capitalises on staff members’ talents, giving them the space and trust to do their job. You believe that a team's output is more than its individual efforts. You encourage personal leadership, growth, and knowledge sharing.
  • A results-oriented and inspiring leader who keeps up with the latest local and international evolutions in their sector and in future-oriented education, working closely with stakeholders to implement a vision with support from everyone.
  • Someone who starts from the learning efficiency and motivation of their Belgian and international students. You actively engage with students.
  • You invest in diversity, inclusion, and interculturalism, and are aware of the added value and sensitivity of these themes.
  • As an ambassador of your programme and KdG, you make maximum use of your international network to achieve objectives. You can help influence and anticipate on future evolutions in the sector and in education.
  • You always focus on goals and results, even under time pressure. You work in a structured way and are a good planner and organiser. You can quickly extract the essence from a large amount of information and convey insights clearly.
  • You are a team player who believes in knowledge sharing and creating synergies across degree programmes. You contribute to KdG-wide developments, bolstering our university college with your degree programme.

You have a master's degree or equivalent experience. You have a good command of Dutch and English (at least C1 level). Several years of experience working as a manager is an asset. Experience with practice-based higher education and working in business are an added bonus.


We offer

  • A warm welcome in our team, your colleagues are ready to give you the help you need from the very beginning.
  • An environment in which you receive plenty of opportunity and the responsibility to carry out your assignment.
  • In addition to a KdG-wide orientation day where you will get to know KdG better as an organisation, you will also have the opportunity to make use of a wide range of internal and external training opportunities.
  • Our commitment to continuously build an inclusive work environment where everyone can be themselves and learn from each other. We strongly believe in the power of difference and complementarity and are convinced that a diverse pool of colleagues and an inclusive context make us all better, stronger and more talented.
  • A full-time as a contractual employee. You start on as soon as possible with a contract for one year, with the intention of extending (after positive evaluation).
  • You will receive a salary in keeping with your qualifications and experience within the scale A31 (equivalent to the 589 salary scales). Click here for more information.
  • In addition, relevant professional experience outside of education can count towards your seniority.
  • Benefits such as flexible working hours, hybrid work (optional), a laptop (from 30% contract), a nice number of vacation days (45 days for a full-time contract) and optional hospital insurance at a favourable price.
  • We reimburse 100% of your travel expenses if you use public transport for your commute. You will be paid a €0.21/ km bicycle allowance if you commute by bike.
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Tell us! Apply as soon as possible and no later than March 3, 2024 through!

Go to ‘bekijk onze vacatures’, click the vacancy of your choice and then the ‘solliciteer nu’ button. We are curious to hear more about your experience and motivation.

Next steps

  • the 1st screening is done based on your résumé and cover letter
  • the 2nd consists of an interview (we plan this on Wednesday March 13 in the morning on Campus Groenplaats).
  • The 3rd round consists of an assessment, an interview with an advisory group represented by several employees and a second interview with the jury.



You can obtain more information about this vacancy from Vicky Van Bouwel, director of the Management & IT faculty, via 0498 25 40 01 or

Contact HR on 03 613 13 36 or for assistance with your application.

The Dutch version of the vacancy can be found here: 

How to apply?

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Waarom werken bij KdG?

Eerlijk? Jij moet vooral gaan werken waar je je goed voelt. Zoek je een job met een positieve impact op de maatschappij en een context waar samenwerken en inclusie centraal staan? Dan praten we daar graag eens over met je. Want dat (en nog veel meer) krijg je bij KdG. Jouw verhaal wordt deel van ons verhaal.  




Van onze Engelstalige opleidingen tot de optie om zelf op uitwisseling eens naar het buitenland te gaan. We hebben heel wat in de aanbieding.

Bijdragen aan de samenleving 

Jij maakt mee het verschil voor onze studenten, medewerkers, samenwerkingspartners en voor de maatschappij. Daar mag je fier op zijn. Met jouw opgedane ervaring en motivatie bouw je mee aan een gezamenlijke ambitie: positieve maatschappelijke verandering.

Hybride werken 

Je krijgt de nodige autonomie om zelf je werk te plannen en dus ook hybride te werken. Wel streven naar een gezonde mix van on campus en thuiswerk met het oog op een goede balans tussen de voordelen van telewerk en die van real-live samenwerken. 

Je welkom én thuis voelen 

Iedereen is welkom. Het klinkt misschien cliché, maar daar streven we echt naar: een omgeving met gelijkwaardige kansen voor iedereen, wie je ook bent, van waar je ook komt. Diversiteit is een feit, inclusie onze keuze. 

Ervaar de kracht van samenwerken 

Je staat er niet alleen voor. Beloofd. In een grote organisatie zoals die van ons is het in het begin soms even zoeken. Maar je team en de mensen rondom je zijn er om je bij te staan. Dat komt helemaal goed.  

Brede jobmogelijkheden 

Qua vacatures in een hogeschool, denk je waarschijnlijk spontaan aan lesgeven. Maar we hebben nog veel meer te bieden. Je kan ook aan de slag als onderzoeker, leidinggevende, coach, IT-expert, projectmedewerker, business developer en ga zo maar door. Kansen die we je graag zien grijpen. 

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