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International Business Management hbo

Engels 7 jaarISAT-code 34144

A glimpse of your future

There are many roads open to you when you earn your International Business Management bachelor’s degree. What about working as a commercial adviser at ABN AMRO or a manager of marketing communication at the American Chamber of Commerce. You can also work as an account manager or a marketing manager. Do you want to know more about your many options? Take a look at the career opportunities and read interviews with alumni.
Do you want to continue your education after completing the International Business Management bachelor’s degree? This bachelor’s degree grants you access to many domestic and foreign master’s degrees.

Starting salary

The gross starting salary for recent IBMS graduates is around € 2,471 per month (Higher Education Guide 2020).

Employment opportunities

International trade makes up more than 30% of the GDP in the Netherlands alone. This results in a wealth of employment opportunities and excellent prospects for well-trained young professionals.

Successful in the business industry

The demand for highly educated managers with an international mindset is growing as a result of the ever-expanding global trade. The Netherlands is a true trade nation. It is in the top 10 in the world in terms of exporting goods and services (source: Statista). With professional knowledge and a good feeling for finance and e-business, you can also make it as an independent entrepreneur.

What can you do and where can you work?

What can you do once you complete the International Business Management bachelor programme at Tio University of Applied Sciences?
Nearly every sector of industry has a need for well-trained young professionals with excellent management skills. After earning this bachelor’s degree, you can therefore have your pick of many positions and areas of expertise.

Think of professions such as:

  • Financial manager
  • Account manager
  • Sales manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Marketing manager
  • Consultant
  • District manager
  • Managing director
  • Logistics manager
  • Product manager
  • Export manager

Where can you work? Examples include:

  • Multinationals
  • Banks
  • Stock exchange
  • Insurance companies
  • SME
  • Consultancy firms
  • Advertising and communication agencies
  • Telecom companies
  • Retail organisations
  • Government institutions
  • Real estate companies 
  • Your own business
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Master's degrees

The International Business Management degree entitles you to enrol in many national and international master degree programmes. Generally, to follow a master programme, you must complete a pre-master.

Master programmes

Worldwide there are many different master degree programmes offered in various fields of interest. Are you thinking about studying for a master’s degree abroad? Maybe one of the masters offered by Tio’s partner universities will suit you.

  • Business Administration
  • Business and Management
  • Consultancy and Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality Management
  • Hotel and Tourism Management
  • Innovative Hospitality Management
  • International Business Management
  • International Economics and Business
  • International Event Management
  • International Hotel Management
  • International Leisure and Tourism
  • Leisure
  • Tourism and Environment
  • Management
  • Management & Leadership
  • Marketing Communicatie
  • Tourism Destination Management

Masters around the world

Master's degrees at Tio's partner universities

More info?

For more information about master degree programmes and attending a master at one of Tio’s partner universities, please visit our master's degree page.

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Alumni association

The graduates of Tio unify through Tio Alumni. Tio Alumni strives to preserve the relationships between former students and Tio and to stimulate and expand contacts between alumni.

Tio Alumni is the platform where alumni can meet both online and offline. The members of Tio Alumni meet several times throughout the year during network meetings, master classes or events. The focus is on expanding your network. There is also a lot of attention for digital networking: sharing vacancies, exchanging knowledge and sharing sector information. 
Furthermore, Tio has an alumni board, consisting of 27 former students who are involved in drawing up Tio’s policies. This board convenes at least twice per year to discuss e.g. the coordination between Tio’s education and the world of business, alumni policies and the activation of other alumni.

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Dignus Heijning | Alumni
“Tio Alumni can give you a kick-start to your career, to finding a new job or a good assignment.”
Dignus Heijning | Alumni
Machteld Bakker | Alumna
“An alumni network offers graduates a ton of added value. You can share ideas and experiences, inspire each other and get closer to finding your dream job.”
Machteld Bakker | Alumna

Career opportunities

Career opportunities after studying at Tio
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Average rating for this Tio programme: 4.3 on a 5-point scale based on 15 reviews.