|Application deadline:||August 15; Students needing a visa: June 1|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014|
|Credits:|| 90 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||16 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
The Master in International Business and Management is a unique joint, double degree programme between Hanze UAS, The Netherlands and Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK, leading to the following two awards:
This programme is designed for students with a wide interest in international business and management, who are aiming at a senior 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 16-month full-time postgraduate programme for graduates of business and 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 16 months, starting in September each year and ending in November of the following academic year. The total size of the programme is 90 ects. Students may opt to participate in a double degree programme, in which case they have to spend the second semester at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) in Cambridge, England.
The first semester begins with a introduction week, to build group cohesion and enhance personal effectiveness.
Semester One and Two:
The third semester is focused on conducting applied research within a relevant business setting which is the basis for writing the Master 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:
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 students. As a non-EU student you would be eligible to apply for a Hanze scholarship after successfully completing your first year of study at Hanze UAS. 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 scholarship after the first year you will receive a paid grant each year for the total official duration of your studies. The grant will be paid each year and not in one lump sum. A list of the programmes offering Hanze scholarships and an outline of the selection criteria will follow in due time. Please revisit this page in the near future for specific details.
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 Academy for more information. The contactperson for the Bachelor of Fine Arts is Cor Groenenberg (email@example.com) and for the Master of Fine Arts (FMI) Annica Doornbos (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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’). There are conditions for the tuition fees loan.
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 www.duo.nl/International_visitors. 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.
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.
The programme is formally accredited by the Dutch government (NVAO).
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