International Business Management

3 Years
English or Dutch
  • Havo, vwo (any profile), mbo4-diploma
  • Comparable diploma, e.g.: German Fachhochschulreife or Abitur (algemeine Hochschulreife), British GCE A-levels, French Baccalaureat, American High School (incl. a college preparatory programme) or secondary business education.
  • CEFR: minimum B2. TOEFL: IBT minimum 75-80 points (Institutional TOEFL code Tio: 4764). IELTS academic: minimum 6,0.  Cambrige exam: minimum 160 points/ Cambrige First Certificate
  • For students who have not previously studied Management & Organisation, the free preparation course Introduction to finance & accounting (FA) is mandatory.
Special remark

You can study this programme in 3 or 4 year. More Details see below.

Tuition fees: No, €18,50019,400 including study materials, the study trip and projects.

Application deadline: You can apply for the Tio programmes until the start of the semester. However, the number of available positions is limited. Therefore, it is recommended to register on time. Positions are assigned in order in which students register. 

What is this programme about

About International Business Management

A glorious future: you close a deal with an American organisation and research the possibilities of doing business in Asia. The business world is looking for you! After completing the International Business Management bachelor’s degree, you will excel at establishing international contacts and creating your own opportunities. This bachelor programme brings you one step closer to international success. You might, for example, work as an account manager, a financial manager or a sales or district manager. You can also start your own business.

Is this bachelor programme right for you?

Tio’s International Business Management bachelor programme is based on the International Business (IB) programme and places additional focus on finance and e-commerce. This means you will also feel right at home in the finance and online world after completing this bachelor programme. Do you recognise yourself in the following description? Are you:

  • Competitive?
  • Interested in trading on the stock exchange?
  • Good with numbers and figures?
  • Internationally oriented?
  • Entrepreneurial?
  • Interested in other cultures?
  • In control?
  • Excellent in networking?

Why do students choose International Business Management?

Why should you choose Tio University of Applied Sciences and the International Business Management bachelor’s degree? Simple: because the business world is looking for well-educated young professionals such as yourself and because this bachelor’s degree was awarded the title of best business degree in the Netherlands. Below, you can read more about why students choose this bachelor degree.

  • Tio offers the option of accelerated studying: complete a bachelor’s degree in just three years.
  • International trade creates many jobs and opportunities for well-educated young professionals. In the Netherlands alone, international trade accounts for more than 50% of the gross domestic product.
  • When you complete this business degree, you will also be a specialist in finance. You will learn everything there is to know about stocks, bonds, futures and securities and about cash flows during a corporate takeover.
  • You study at the Netherlands’ best business degree programme (IBMS) (six years in a row, since this programme’s introduction, as elected by the Higher Education Guide).
  • E-commerce is an important component of the International Business Management programme, because a lot of trading is done online and cross channelling is becoming increasingly popular.
  • You will have many career opportunities available to you after completing this bachelor programme.
  • At Tio there is a strong focus on personal development and supervision. 
  • Study programme International Business Management

    Practical is the keyword: learning by doing! Circa 60% of the International Business Management bachelor programme has a practical focus. The curriculum was designed in collaboration with trade associations such as Sales Management Association, and experts from the field. With the professorship, Tio stays ahead of the competition when it comes to e-business. This ensures the study programme ties in well with the sector’s needs and the latest trends.


    The curriculum is divided into four components: financial expertise, business & entrepreneurship, international management, communication and internship & final thesis. Given the importance of having international experience, you complete at least one component of your study programme abroad (e.g. an internship, graduation project or an international exchange programme).

    Highlight: Project Student company

    Together with your fellow students you set up their own company. Jointly devise a product, conduct market research to see what the odds are, prepare a business plan, sell shares and then really get to work! By taking part in the ‘Student Company’ project, you will discover what challenges and opportunities entrepreneurship offers.

    Bachelor's degree in 3 or 4 years

    Ambitious students can obtain a bachelor’s degree at Tio in just three years. If you achieve satisfactory results in the first year, you may qualify for the accelerated bachelor programme. Students who opt for the four-year programme can participate in the grand international Tour, which gives students the opportunity to study abroad at Tio’s partner universities for two semesters. You can also earn your Associate degree in just two years.

    Career opportunities

    There are many roads open to you when you earn your International Business Management bachelor’s degree. What about working as a commercial adviser at ABN AMRO or a manager of marketing communication at the American Chamber of Commerce. You can also work as an account manager or a marketing manager.

    What can you do and where can you work?

    What can you do once you complete the International Tourism Management bachelor’s degree at Tio University of Applied Sciences? Nearly every sector of industry has a need for well-trained managers with excellent organisational skills. After completing this bachelor’s degree, you can therefore have your pick of many positions and areas of expertise.

    Think of professions such as:

    • Financial manager
    • Account manager
    • Sales manager
    • Entrepreneur
    • Marketing manager
    • Consultant
    • District manager
    • Managing director
    • Logistics manager
    • Product manager
    • Export manager

    Where can you work? Examples include:

    • Multinationals
    • Banks
    • Stock exchange
    • Insurance companies
    • SME
    • Consultancy firms
    • Advertising and communication agencies
    • Telecom companies
    • Retail organisations
    • Government institutions
    • Real estate companies
    • Your own business

    Do you want to continue your education after completing the International Business Management bachelor’s degree? This bachelor’s degree grants you access to many domestic and foreign master’s degrees.

    The Netherlands

    Tio University of Applied Sciences is located in The Netherlands. This country is the perfect place to start your international career, since the Netherlands is (and always has been) the trading centre of the World. Dutch people are known for their spirit of commerce, open-mindedness towards people from different countries, international ambitions and innovative ways of thinking. The ideal place for an international education. Tio's international campuses can be found in Amsterdam and Utrecht.


    Who would not want to study in the vibrant and innovative capital of Amsterdam? Tio Amsterdam is the largest of all of Tio’ s campuses, but still smallscaled and very personal. It is a modern campus with a hint of that typical Amsterdam bravura and an international character. Tio Amsterdam is located just a three-minute walk from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.


    Utrecht is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to study in a true student city. There is always something to do at Tio Utrecht, thanks to its international character and the many activities which take place at the campus. This campus is the most centrally located, that’s why it’s obvious that students from all over the Netherlands and far beyond find their way to Tio Utrecht. The Utrecht campus is just a ten minute walk from the Central Station and close to the city centre.


    Where better to learn the true meaning of the word “international” than in the port of Rotterdam? View the city’s impressive skyline from the Euromast or visit the latest hotspot, the Markthal. Around Tio Rotterdam, you will find plenty of trendy places to eat and drink and the Manhattan on the Meuse also hosts plenty of fantastic events. The Rotterdam campus is just a minute walk from the amazing Central Station of Rotterdam and is located in the city’s business heart, amidst multinational corporations such as Unilever and Coolblue.


    Eindhoven is a leading knowledge city. Multinationals such as ASML, Philips and VDL play an important role in this. This is a fantastic environment from which to launch your professional career. The Eindhoven campus is located eight minutes from Central Station Eindhoven on foot, right in the middle of the wonderful city centre.

    About Tio

    Tio’s recognized bachelor programmes will prepare you for a career in business, event management and the hotehospitalityl and tourism industry. Tio offers high quality education based on an unique concept: education in a small-scale environment, with personal attention. The bachelor programmes have been among the best in the Netherlands for years and are ranked #1 in various rankings, for example the Higher Education Guide.

    Student society Cognatio

    The national student society Cognatio is the student association of Tio. It is a great society that offers you the opportunity to make new friends for life and expand your network. Together with Cognatio, you can make the most of your student days.

    Study Places

    • Amsterdam
    • Utrecht
    • Eindhoven
    • Hengelo
    • Rotterdam


    International office
    St. Jacobsstraat 400
    3511 BT Utrecht
    The Netherlands 

    Tel.: +31 (0)30 7 999 000

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