Master International Business and Management

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Application deadline: Students needing a visa: 1 June; Students not needing a visa: 15 August
Tuition fee:
  • € 11,000 / Year (EEA)
  • € 11,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 90 ECTS
Duration full-time: 17 months
Partnership: Joint
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

Show more

Your Details
Thank You

Become a StudyPortals member and get access to exclusive information, like scholarships and student reviews, related to your favourite programme!

Please enter your full name.

Something went wrong. Please try again here.

Confirmation e-mail address does not match.

Confirmation e-mail address does not match.

An account with this e-mail already exists. Please log in here.

Are you already a StudyPortals Member?
Find all members only information here


Thank you! Please check your e-mail to activate your account. Once your membership account is activated, you can find all information here.

You can also find alternative Masters here



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:

* Master in International Business and Management by Hanze University Applied Sciences, Groningen
* Master of Arts in International Business by ARU Cambridge

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.

Educational concept

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.

Course Overview

The MIBM programme consists of three semesters in which a wide variety of courses are taught.

Semester One

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:

* Economics and Business in the E.U.
* Dynamic Decision making
* International Business Environment
* International Strategic Management
* Personal Development
* Management and Leadership
* Business Research Methodology

Semester Two

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:

* International Financial Management
* International Human Resource Management
* International Supply Chain Management
* International Marketing Management
* International Financial Management & Accounting
* International Marketing
* Intercultural Competences in Business
* Invitation to the Boardroom (simulation game)

Semester Three

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.


Applicants are admitted to the course on the basis of the following criteria:
* Academic background: students must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent in a business related field of study from an approved degree awarding body, university or college;
* English Language proficiency (IELTS 6.0 Hanze UAS, 6.5 Anglia Ruskin University).

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.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6


Grants and Scholarships
Hanze Scholarships

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:

* International Business and Management Studies
* International Facility Management
* Major International Communication
* Advanced Sensor Applications
* International Physiotherapy Programme
* Classical Music (Prince Claus Conservatoire)*
* Jazz (Prince Claus Conservatoire)*
* Design (Minerva Art Academy)*
* Fine Arts (Minerva Art Academy)*
* Master of Fine Arts (Minerva Art Academy)*
* Master of Music (Prins Claus Conservatoire)*

*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:

You can apply for a Hanze scholarship if you comply with the following criteria:

* For non-EU/EER students
* All candidates must be admitted to and formally enrolled to in a degree programme of Hanze UAS
* All candidates must have received their Propedeuse within one year. If there are more candidates than scholarships, the grade point average will be taken into account to determine who will receive the scholarship
* A negative binding study advice of Hanze UAS is not permitted in order to apply for a Hanze Scholarship
* Candidates switching programmes are excluded
* Candidates who are eligible for 'Studiefinanciering', the Dutch student grant, are excluded
* It is not permitted for candidates to make use of other scholarships
* The students of and international, subsidized Masterprogramme will receive a Hanze Scholarship after completion of the programme within the nominal time.

Starting points for the Hanze Scholarships are:

* The Hanze Scholarship amount is 3500,- per year. However, Prince Clause Conservatoire candidates, please check their website for more information.
* The Hanze scholarships are granted for the official duration of the programme
* The Hanze Scholarship will be granted after successfully completing the first year
* Hanze Scholarships will be awarded in October and March (last option only for February students IBS)
* Hanze Scholarships can only be granted by the dean through the Hanze Scholarship officer

For the Prince Claus Conservatoire ( and the Minerva Academy ( 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 ( and for the Master of Fine Arts (FMI) Annica Doornbos (

Dutch Scholarships
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:

* must be a Dutch national or have the same rights. You can check this with the nationality chart.
* have to be younger than 30.

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).

Other Scholarships

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).

Members only information


Please sign in to have access to members only information like related scholarships, student reviews etc. Not a member yet? Create a StudyPortals membership account now!


Please sign in to have access to members only information like related scholarships, student reviews etc. Not a member yet? Create a StudyPortals membership account now!

Create a free account now!

  • Save and compare your favourite study programmes
  • Apply for the
    € 1000 scholarship
    awarded by StudyPortals each three months
  • Receive personal updates helping you to find the right study programme for you
Sign up for free or log in

Apply for a € 1,000 Scholarship from StudyPortals now Awarded every three months

more information

Welcome to StudyPortals chat
Thank you
Thank you for your question. We will get back to you soon! The reply will be sent to your account which you can activate via the e-mail you just received. Find more study programmes
More info about studying
Chat with us!
More info about studying
abroad? Ask a question to
our study advisors!
Chat with us!
Ask a question to our
study advisors! Click here