Business Administration: International Management

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Program Description

The International Management specialization prepares students for global management careers by developing their understanding of how the international context affects businesses and their employees. Due to the increasing globalization of the last decades, the international context now affects all aspects of business. The International Management specialization combines the latest theory of international management with practical applications.

Under the supervision of world class researchers and teachers, students will complete advanced international management courses designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of how to manage different parts of a business and how to compete in different contexts. In addition to core courses, students can select from several interdisciplinary electives that will provide them knowledge in areas of personal interest. The program also has a strong practical component. Students need to apply the theoretical tools to a practical situation by developing an international expansion strategy for a real company or advise a company on an international management problem. Furthermore, students will work in different group projects to develop soft skills for working in multinational teams.


Learning goals:
• To have the advanced and original academic and research skills to contribute to the body of knowledge
• To have thorough knowledge of relevant theory and methods
• To have an academic approach to solving complex business problems
• To have the professional social skills to interact with other professionals
• To have an horizon beyond the professional area
• To become self-reflective professionals

What`s Included

Business happens in a global environment. The International Management specialization prepares you to work in multinational organizations by developing your understanding of how the international context affects different aspects of business. The programme achieves this by combining the latest academic research on international business, with practical experience, and personal skills development.
The programme places great emphasis on practical relevance as it employs case discussion in workshops and team projects for real companies engaged in international business or who wish to internationalize.

Degree Course

Business, Economics, Law

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Program Locations

VU Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Program Details

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Netherlands: VU Amsterdam
School Term:
Academic Year
Degree Level:
Masters Degree
€2.006 for EEA students; €13.500 for non-EEA

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