International Business and Management, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • English (book IELTS)
The Master in International Business and Management (MIBM) fulltime programme from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen is a postgraduate MBA degree for graduates of business administration or other business-related disciplines. Suitable candidates can be admitted directly into this master's programme and no work experience is required.


During the master's programme you will apply business and management theories to current international business practice. The programme provides the perfect preparation for a successful career in international business.

There is a strong focus on the key professional skills of intercultural communication, creative thinking, personal development and leadership. It prepares ambitious graduates for international management and consulting positions in, for example, the areas of marketing, HRM, supply chain management and finance and accounting. Our graduates are located around the world and can be found in companies and organisations of all sizes, from consultancies and start-ups to large multinationals.

A double degree programme with Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom, is offered. Graduates obtain the following master's degrees:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen.
  • Master of Science in International Business (MSc) from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
Our alumni success

A comprehensive LinkedIn research published in November 2014 showed that our graduates are employed in a wide variety of companies and business-related professions worldwide, including those following entrepreneurial and start-up career paths.

Over 800 unique LinkedIn profiles were assessed, representing IBS alumni currently located in over 60 different countries. Popular areas of activity were business development, project management, finance and accounting and sales and marketing. In addition, many alumni have established their own company or consultancy or have top management positions. The research confirmed that an IBS graduate can forge a successful career and has a high value within both the job market and society as a whole. Among the array of global companies listed in the research, IBS alumni are employed by Deloitte, Google, Philips and Unilever.


The programme is formally accredited by the Dutch government (NVAO).

Programme Structure

Core subjects

  • Dynamic Decision making
  • International Supply Chain Management
  • International Strategic Management 
  • Business Research Methods
  • Intercultural Competences and Leadership
  • International Business Project

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 18 months
            • Duration description

              Three semesters

          • Credits
            90 ECTS
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:


            The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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            The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

          Academic Requirements

          Required academic background Students must hold a valid and relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an by Hanze UAS approved degree awarding body, university or college (no GMAT required).

          Our criteria for a relevant business degree are: a bachelor of business administration (BBA) or a business bachelor degree accompanied by a transcript that holds all the following courses:

          • Human Resource Management
          • Operations Management or Supply Chain Management
          • Financial Management
          • Marketing Management
          • Strategic Management
          Other requirements:
          • A letter of motivation.
          • An up-to-date CV.
          • References are not required unless specifically requested by the Admissions Committee during the admissions process.

          StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

          • You are considered ineligible for admission
          • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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          Tuition Fee

          • International Applies to you

            7333.3333333333 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 11000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
          • EU/EEA Applies to you

            7333.3333333333 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 11000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          The full tuition fee for Hanze UAS alumni is € 8.500, excluding books and living expenses.

          Living costs for Groningen

          • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
            Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


          Hanze UAS offers the following scholarships:
          • NFP scholarship (full tuition fee waiver)
          • StuNed scholarship (full tuition fee waiver for Indonesian students)
          • Orange Tulip scholarship (a tuition fee deduction of € 3,000)

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