Does this sound like you? Then join us at one of our Open Days where you can find out more and try out the programme for yourself! If you’re keen to apply and meet the entry requirements (see below), then take a look at our application procedure and deadlines.
Whatever you choose to specialise in during your third year is likely to translate into a Master’s programme. IBA graduates have gone on to get Master’s degrees in many business disciplines, including Digital Business & Innovation, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, International Management, Leadership & Change Management, Management Consulting, Strategy & Organisation, Transport & Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting and Control, as well as related fields such as International Journalism, Creative Advertising, International Development Studies, and Sustainability. What’s more, all these Master’s programmes are open to you at universities abroad.
Many IBA graduates end up at international corporations or even go on to become entrepreneurs and run their own start-ups. Lots of our students find work abroad, for obvious reasons, and fields include business analytics, supply chain management, marketing, financial management and policymaking. A Bachelor’s degree in IBA will give you any number of employable qualities, including critical thinking, research skills, self-awareness, social/professional skills, and the ability to make the link between theory and practice.
Do you have questions?
Do you have a question about admission?
Students with a Dutch degree:
Students with an international degree:
Contact a Student Ambassador
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HBO propaedeutic year
You will be eligible for admission to this bachelor programme if you obtain an additional modular certificate at 6 VWO level in the following subject: Mathematics A or B or C* and English with a minimum grade of 7.
HBO completed programme
You will be eligible for admission to this bachelor programme if you obtain additional modular certificate at 6 VWO level in the following subjects: Mathematics A or B or C* and English with a minimum grade of 7**.
* Does not apply to the HBO study programme Toegepaste Wiskunde/Mathematical Engineering.
** Does not apply to an English-taught HBO study programme.
Aged 21 or over?
Dutch applicants who do not meet any of the above educational requirements and who are aged 21 or over, may be admitted by way of colloquium doctum. This requires obtaining the following modular certificates at 6 VWO level:
Meet the prerequisites?
You can obtain your certificates from various institutions.
Ready to apply?
Great! Start your application.
If you have obtained or will obtain a Dutch diploma, please check the criteria on our Dutch webpage. Applicants holding a diploma from another country must meet a number of requirements:
These examples of diplomas demonstrate sufficient proficiency in the required level of mathematics:
If your diploma is not considered to be at the right level and/or if your proficiency in mathematics is considered to be insufficient, your International Student Advisor will inform you about the possibilities how to meet the requirements with additional certificates. When advised to sit an entry exam, the following certificates are deemed equivalent to the required Dutch VWO Mathematics C level.
International Baccalaureate certificate in Math Studies, Math Standard Level or Math Higher Level.
Exams in the Netherlands
Boswell-Bèta (English). Boswell-Bèta in Utrecht (the Netherlands) provides a VWO Mathematics C exam in May, July and August.
Please check our step-by-step application guide for more information. International applicants will be asked to submit the following documents:
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
1 April (students requiring visa)/ 1 May (students who do not require visa)
BINDING STUDY ADVICE
A minimum of 42 credits including the course business mathematics
FIELD OF INTEREST
Economics, Business and Law