|Application deadline:||Students needing a visa: 1 June; Students not needing a visa: 15 August|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014|
|Credits:|| 90 ECTS |
In ECTS, 60 credits represent one year of study (in terms of workload); normally 30 credits are given for six months (a semester). In Dutch higher education, each ECTS credit represents 28 hours of work.
|Duration full-time:||17 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|More information:||Go to university website|
The Master in International Business and Management is a unique joint, double degree programme between Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS), The Netherlands, and Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK, leading to the following two degrees:
To join the double degree Programme Anglia Ruskin requires an IELTS test outcome of 6.5. The entry requirement for the Master in International Business and Management at Hanze UAS requires proficiency in English similar to IELTS test 6.0.
This programme is designed for students with a wide interest in international business and management, who are aiming at a management position. All subjects and modules are placed in an international context. The demands placed upon the manager are subject to increasing changes, which arise from the changes that take place in the international business environment and usually effects all business operations.
The Master in International Business and Management programme is a 17 month full-time postgraduate programme for graduates of business-related disciplines, e.g. economics or management studies. The programme challenges students to apply business management theory to current international business practice. It prepares graduates for international management positions by focusing on corporate strategy, marketing, operations, accounting and human resource management, all from an international business perspective.
Our educational concept is characterized by small group sizes, and intensive contact between students and staff. Next to lectures and workshops, students work in teams as well as individually on practice-based and experience-based projects and case studies. Students interact with the world of practice through guest lectures by entrepreneurs, senior business executives and knowledge experts, seminars and company visits. Our teaching staff is selected to ensure a interesting mixture of business experience and expertise in applied research. Throughout the programme the integration between different knowledge areas is strongly emphasized. The full programme is taught in English.
The programme consists of two semesters of course work and one semester of applied research in a business context within a period of 17 months, starting in September and ending in January. The total size of the programme is 90 ECTS. You may opt to participate in a double degree programme, in which case you get the opportunity to spend the second semester at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) in Cambridge, England.
The MIBM programme consists of three semesters in which a wide variety of courses are taught.
The first semester begins with an intensive introduction programme. You take part in a variety of activities and do exercises to enhance group cohesion and personal effectiveness. Of course you will also get an introduction to the city of Groningen, Hanze UAS and its facilities and services, the MIBM programme and its staff. After the introduction, the following courses are offered:
In the second semester you deal with more complex, inter-related management issues. Acting as a boardroom member or manager of a company you develop creative solutions to complex problems in a dynamic international business environment. The following courses are included:
The third semester is focused on conducting applied research within a relevant business setting which is the basis for writing the master's thesis. Besides providing the essential knowledge of international business and management during the first two semesters, students are required to select a topic and a business setting for their Master thesis already during the first semester, and further develop their thesis proposal during the second semester. The actual research and writing the thesis are undertaken during the third semester.
Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS), reserves the right to check, both in the Netherlands and abroad, the authenticity of all documents submitted in support of applications.
As of 1 September 2013 Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS), will focus even more on talented, excellent students with the Hanze scholarship programme. A limited number of scholarships will be available for talented non-EU/EER students. As a non-EU/EER student you will be eligible for a Hanze scholarship after successfully completing your first year of study at Hanze UAS (first enrolment Hanze UAS September 2013).
Only the most talented and excellent students will be awarded a Hanze scholarship, based on their study success in the first year. If you are granted a Hanze scholarship you will receive it for the total official duration of your studies. The scholarship will be paid each year after successfully completing your re-enrolment and not in one lump sum. A list of the programmes offering Hanze scholarships and an outline of the selection is stated below. Please revisit this page in the near future for additional details.
Hanze Scholarships are available for students of the following programmes:
*These programmes have separate criteria, please check the web pages or contact the schools for more details (see below).
Hanze Scholarship selection procedure:
In the middle of October 2014 a list of students will be formed, based on the study results as known at the Student Administration of Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen. Only students who started their studies in September 2013 and will have finalized the first year of study (propedeuse) within one year, will be selected for this list. Should there be more candidates than available scholarships, a further selection will take place based on the average grade. The selection will be formalised by the Hanze Scholarship Committee, this committee is formed by representatives of all schools who offer (an) international programme(s). The outcome of the selection is final and not a subject for discussion.
In the last week of October the students who are awarded a Hanze Scholarship will receive an award letter on behalf of the Executive Board of Hanze UAS.
General questions about Hanze Scholarships can be emailed to: Hanzescholarship@org.hanze.nl
You can apply for a Hanze scholarship if you comply with the following criteria:
Starting points for the Hanze Scholarships are:
For the Prince Claus Conservatoire (hanzegroningen.eu/pcc) and the Minerva Academy (hanzegroningen.eu/academyminerva) other rules apply. These schools can grant scholarships at the beginning of each academic year. Please visit the website of the Prince Claus Conservatoire or contact Minerva Art Academy for more information. The contactperson for the Bachelor of Fine Arts is Cor Groenenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) and for the Master of Fine Arts (FMI) Annica Doornbos (email@example.com).
Dutch national grant system ('Studiefinanciering')
There is a national grant system in the Netherlands for students who are enrolled with a Dutch higher education institution. This grant is called 'studiefinanciering'. To be eligible for such a grant you:
Foreign students are generally not eligible for such a grant. Only EU/EEA-students under certain conditions can make use of 'studiefinanciering'. The authority responsible for this grant is Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO). We try to provide you with the correct information on the conditions for obtaining the grant. However, no rights can be derived from the information given here. More information about 'studiefinanciering' for EU/EEA-students is available at the website of DUO.
Loan tuition fees for EU/EEA students
If you are not eligible for Dutch study finance and you are a national of one of the countries which belong to the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) or you come from Switzerland, you may apply for a 'loan tuition fees' to pay your tuition fees (in Dutch: 'collegegeldkrediet').
BE AWARE: You always have to pay back the tuition fees loan, also if you do not finish your course or if you leave the Netherlands!
The authority responsible for this loan is DUO, the Dutch organization that is responsible for student loans and grants. We try to provide you with the correct information on the conditions for obtaining the grant. However, no rights can be derived from the information given here. DUO provides information in English at the Duo Website. We advise you to check the site regularly for up-to-date information.
Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP)
"The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building within organisations in 62 countries by providing training and education through fellowships for professionals. The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation." This scholarship is administered by Nuffic, the Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education.
Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) for Mexican students
In cooperation with Nuffic Neso Mexico, we offer a scholarship to Mexicans who want to study a Master's programme at our university of applied sciences coming September . Recipients of this Orange Tulip scholarship are given a tuition fee deduction of 25% (approx. equal to €3000).
For the academic year 2014-2015 we offer one scholarship for each of the following programmes:
• Master in International Business and Management
• Master in International Communication
Want to apply? Please visit Nuffic Neso Mexico and submit your application before the first of April (deadline).
Further information on how and where to apply for a scholarship, within the framework of cultural agreements between the Netherlands and your home country, or most other possible scholarships, is available at the nearest Royal Netherlands Embassy, or from the NUFFIC. Here you can find an overview of scholarship programmes Nuffic manages. You can also check their online search machine Grantfinder for an overview of funding opportunities that might be available to you.
Science without borders
Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen offers various undergraduate programmes in the fields that are included in the Science without Borders (SWB) programme which the Brazilian government started in 2011. This page aims to inform Brazilians students about the options and application procedure for Hanze UAS, Groningen.
The programme is formally accredited by the Dutch government (NVAO).