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Master of International Business

Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen

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HAN's Master of International Business programme puts knowledge into action for businesses with international challenges in need of business experts who are able to act in the global arena.

Putting international ambitions to work

Internationalisation has become an important part of the strategic agenda of many organisations. They need experts with knowledge and skills to act in the complex international business arena. Those experts are a key driver in obtaining international succes through responsible and smart strategies. The HAN Master of International Business puts knowledge into action and provides you with state-of-the-art knowledge and techniques for adressing your organisation's specific internationalisation challenges. Master of International Business graduates are prepared for the challenges that come with doing business in the global arena.

The master International Business starts in september 2014!

Become part of Community in Focus

  • Sustainable energy
  • Automotive

Are you a commercial organisation with international ambitions?

A responsible and succesfull internationalisation strategy requires commercial talents who are up for the challenge of doing business abroad. We can help you develop the human capital you need to act in the international business arena. Your employee or trainee will investigate one of your organisation's international business related problems and you will receive a tangible return on investment in the form of professional products such as an international business development plan and an approach for implementing it.

Are you a professional with international ambitions?

Are you working in an organisation with international ambitions and do you have commercial responsibillities?* Earning a Master of International Business will turn you into a strategic partner of management regarding international business matters. During our two-year part-time Masters programme, you will use state-of-the-art knowledge and techniques to adress an internationalisation challenge faced by your organisation. The HAN Master of International Business Programme is an unique opportunity to accelerate your international business career, combining work and study.

* Professionals with a non-business background but with two years' experience in a business setting are also welcome to apply.

Are you in the final year of a business-related Bachelors programme?

Do you have a business-related Bachelors degree in a field such as commercial economics, business administration or technical business administration? And are you interested in building work experience while earning your Masters degree? This Masters Programme offers you the opportunity to build your expertise and the network that is needed for international succes. The HAN Master of International Business programme is a unique way to kick-start your international career.

To enrol in the programme you need to work for a company that is facing internationalisation challenges and is willing to host you during the two-year part-time programme. We will encourage our business partners to advise us about internship possibillities for which you can apply whenever such opportunities arise.

Course overview

The course overview of the Master of International Business gives you an idea of the subjects to expect during the two year programme. Please contact the programme manager if you like to receive further information about the elements and content of the course.

Two year part-time programme

The company's challenges at the centre: High-impact learning for working professionals.

This is a two year part-time masters programme for professionals and business bachelors. After completing the programme you will receive the internationally acknowledged title 'Master of International Business'. You can also follow parts of the programme and receive certificates. The entire programme is built around a specific internationalization challenge of the company you work in or are placed at.
Working on your own company's internationalisation challenges!

International Business Development Plan tailored for your organization
Module: International Business Strategy
5 EC

International Business: Strategic Advice
Module: International Business Development 10 EC
International Business: Analysis of the Target Market
Module: International Business Organisation Management
10 EC
Organisational Analysis of the Potential to Act on the Target Market
Module: Applied Research 5 EC
Module: Coaching on professional development 5 EC
Organisation specific
International Business Implementation Plan
Masters Thesis 20 EC
Module: Business Culture: Analysis of a Specific Market 5 EC
Business Culture Analysis of a specific market
Module: International Business: Change Management 5 EC
International Business Change Management
Masters thesis on an international business problem relevant to the organisation or the professional community
Module: Applied Research 5 EC

Admission requirements

To be admitted to the Master of International Business, you need to meet the following requirements.

Bachelors degree

You have a Bachelors degree:

  • in a business-related discipline such as international business and management, business administration, commercial economics, technical business administration or alike.


  • a non-business Bachelors degree. In this case at least two years' work experience in a commercial position in an international business setting is required. Assessment will be carried out to determine whether you need to acquire additional business knowledge and skills prior to enrolment.


  • You work for (or are placed at) an international organisation (or an organisation which has the ambition to develop international operations) and occupy a commercial position at tactic/ strategic level* with responsibilities related to internationalisation.
    * If you are placed at a company your assignment needs to reflect an international business problem at a tactic/ strategic level.


  • You have a contract with the employer which guarantees that you can investigate an international business related problem of the company during the study.


You must be proficient in written and spoken English. You can demonstrate that via a certificate (TOEFL minimum score 550 /IELTS minimum score 6.0 /Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or /Proficiency in English (CPE)) or via an alternative proof which will be evaluated as part of your portfolio. If your English level is insufficient, you may follow a 'bridging course' at HAN Language Centre.


You will have in interview with the Program Manager. During this interview your application portfolio and your motivation to enroll in the MIB program will be discussed. You will also discussed whether you would need to obtain some additional knowledge and skills prior enrolment, so that you can be better prepared to follow the program.

More information

More information about the Master of International Business
for businesses with international challenges and professionals with international ambitions.


After completing your studies, you will receive a diploma and the internationally recognised title 'Master of International Business'. You can also follow parts of the programme and receive certificates.

Collaborative Partner

We are continuously expanding our business network. It includes research and knowledge institutes as well as international companies and commercial organisations. Our network provides a strong basis for co-creation and applied research. Actual business problems and actual solutions. We have strong relationships with for example: Radboud University, The Sustainable Electrical Energy Center of Expertise, the Research Centre Business Development and Co-Creation of the HAN, the Sales Management Association, OutSmart.

Niveau WO
Vorm Part-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Ja
Doorlooptijd 24 maanden
Type Master (HBO-universitair), Specialised master for professionals, Master (HBO)
Kosten €18500
Titulatuur Geen titel
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Startmaand september
Provincie Gelderland
Afronding Diploma
Credits 70