Content programme

Global business

Within this course, international awareness and business are the main themes, with the focus being on the future of the earth. Global business transcends international borders, which requires professionals with strong intercultural skills, business acumen, global ambitions as well as a focus on people and the environment. From the first week onwards you will learn to bridge the gap between cultures. Whether you work for a multinational or an ambitious local endeavour, conducting international business requires a unique skill set. With IB, you will become master of this trade. You will gain a thorough understanding of subjects like marketing and sales, (circular) economics, business administration, management skills, and other themes regarding business management.

The programme focusses on the English language only: other languages are not included as mandatory courses. Right from the start you will be part of an international classroom with students from all over the world. 

International collaborative projects

Van Hall Larenstein participates in 6 living labs: these are research enviroments located accross the globe. In these labs we work on a wide variety of innovative solutions together with Dutch companies and local parties. This offers you a direct opportunity to take part in these projects during or after your study. 

Programme structure

Year Term 1 Term 2
1 Orientation on international business in a sustainable world Project reports, assessments and presentations
2 International marketing, value chain finance, organisation and people management in sustainable business Business practice reports, assessments
3 + 4

Internship and Minor

Specialisation and thesis

Process reports

Thesis report and defence


Programme year 1

Year Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4

Discovering future international business

How organisations work


Responsible accounting

Creating new business values

Designing a processing plant

Cross border business-1

Cross border business-2



Programme year 2

Year Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4

Fair business practices

Project management & innovation

International trade

Understanding people

Facilitating people

Follow the money

Circulair economy

Making it work