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International Business (MSc Business Administration)

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In the International Business track, you will learn about the challenges multinational enterprises face when doing business abroad. This track is one of the tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Business Administration.

Why choose International Business?

  1. After finishing this track, there will be plenty of international career opportunities for you.
  2. You will gain rigorous academic and practical experience.
  3. Students that finished this track end up in highly paid corporate positions.

Become a business partner on a multinational level

Globalisation increasingly stimulates firms to expand across borders and become multinational enterprises. This confronts them with macro-level issues related to supranational policies and ‘local’ matters, such as market entry mode and internationalisation strategies. In the International Business track, you investigate the challenges of managing a multinational enterprise.

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Devoted team of lecturers

Our international team of lecturers and researchers is devoted to taking you on this challenging intellectual journey. They will invite you to discuss theories, practise them in real-life cases and draw up creative solutions, thus providing you with a solid foundation for a future career in an increasingly globalised business landscape.

Want to start mid-term (February)?

Do you have an entrepreneurial and global mindset? And are you eager to start an international career in business? The University of Amsterdam Business School is one of the few institutions in the Netherlands where you can start your Master’s in Business Administration in February as well as in September.
International Business is one of 3 tracks you can choose from if you want to start in February.

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Career prospects

Graduates of the Master's in Business Administration/International Business track have excellent job prospects for positions as managers, consultants, strategists, online marketers and digital experts in IB, both in the Netherlands and abroad, with international companies such as:

  • Heineken, Shell, Unilever
  • KLM, Port of Rotterdam, Schiphol Group
  • Tata Steel, Tommy Hilfiger
  • ABN-AMRO
  • ING, Rabobank
  • Deloitte, KPMG, PWC
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Is the Master’s in Business Administration for you?

Employers need qualified people who can help them solve problems and make decisions that will generate value for their business. If you have a natural interest in what makes an organisation successful, if you have a global mindset and if you are committed to teamwork, you will definitely get the most out of this programme. Are you an ambitous student, but do you not yet meet the admission requirements for the Master’s programme? Start our pre-Master’s programme in September! In only 4 months, you will gain all the necessary knowledge and skills to start your Master's.

Explore all MSc Business Administration tracks

International Business is one of the tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Business Administration. Take a look at the other tracks.

Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Business Administration
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in February, September
CROHO code 60644
Location Roeterseiland campus