What is International Business Administration?
Receive a solid educational foundation in the four core pillars of business: marketing, organization and management, accounting, and finance.
Unlike economics, which focuses on relations in the economic environment, International Business Administration focuses on all aspects of running a large, global organization, as well as its relationship to the outside world.
After a foundational phase in which you rapidly immerse yourself in all aspects of a global organization, you can specialize in the topics of your choice during your exchange period and in your thesis.
Develop business skills in the areas of teamwork, communication and (intercultural) communication, systematic research, planning, writing, presenting, reporting, and entrepreneurship.
Why study International Business Administration in Tilburg?
Follow a high-quality program that is listed as number one in the field of business administration in the Netherlands (Elsevier 2016 and Keuzegids 2017).
Get your feet on the ground in your first year by helping a company solve a real-life problem in our course ‘Project IBA’.
Develop the skills to navigate an international business landscape in our course ‘Comparative & Cross-Cultural Management’.
Combine the broad foundation of the first two years of International Business Administration with a focused approach in year three to prepare yourself perfectly for a specialized Master’s program in the Netherlands or abroad.
Become part of an international classroom in which many of your classmates come from abroad.
Spełnienie wymagań w zakresie języka angielskiego można udokumentować w następujący sposób:
A motivation letter (guidelines below)
A curriculum vitae (guidelines below)
Your motivation letter is your chance to show us why you are a good fit for International Business Administration. Your letter should not exceed two pages in length, and it should answer the following questions:
what drives you to apply for a BSc in International Business Administration, rather than another business or economics related program?
what makes you want to study at Tilburg University, rather than another university?
what motivates you to apply for an international program? In answering this question, please highlight your international experience.
what are your ambitions for your future education and/or career?
Please use our template to create your motivation letter.
A curriculum vitae (CV) is a summary of all your work experience and skills. When you have limited or no work experience yet, it may seem difficult to create a CV. However, there are many life experiences and educational experiences which have shaped the person you are today. These can range from extracurricular activities to courses you’ve taken or internships and exchanges you’ve taken part in. Even a visit to a company, organization or social institution can be relevant to your development as a person.
If you have never created a CV before, you can use our guidelines to create a CV. Make sure that your CV does not exceed two pages, and that it mentions at least the following:
Personal information (name, address, contact details, etc)
Extra courses or special programs followed
Professional experience (if applicable)
Skills (Languages, other skills)
Interests and additional information
After you have completed International Business Administration, you will have a wide range of career options. You can choose, for example, to pursue a Master's degree or to enter the job market.
Pursuing a Master’s degree
After graduation, most students opt to pursue a Master's degree. With a Tilburg University Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration, you can be sure that prestigious Master's programs all over the world are within your reach.
Starting your professional career
There are several areas in which graduates can start their professional career. Graduates can obtain, for example, general management jobs in business administration. Other areas in which graduates can qualify for management jobs are related to the key areas in International Business Administration: marketing, corporate finance, accounting, and management and organization.
More specific examples of career opportunities are international management traineeships, international marketing and sales, international business consultancy, international financial management, and supranational government positions. Of course you can also decide to take your academic skills to the next level and pursue a PhD.