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Become the international leader the world needs

Part-time MBA in International Business

Our MBA in International Business is designed to empower you as an entrepreneurial thinker and action-taker with a global mindset. The programme consists of four comprehensive modules of courses, followed by a final Graduation Project that culminates your learning journey.

Throughout the programme, you will develop a strong business acumen, equipping you to effectively and sustainably manage contemporary organisations. Our international curriculum is carefully crafted to address key business, societal, and global issues, enabling you to tackle complex challenges with confidence. You will also enhance your communication skills across diverse functions, fostering a well-rounded and versatile professional aptitude.

In addition to the academic aspects, our programme encourages deep introspection, challenging you to reflect on your own beliefs and values. This self-discovery process further enhances your interpersonal and leadership skills, equipping you with the tools needed for success in a dynamic business landscape.

Join our international MBA programme and embark on a transformative journey that will broaden your horizon, foster your personal growth, and empower you to make a meaningful impact in the world.

Curriculum Overview

Our MBA programme offers a dynamic coursework experience that combines individual and group work, leveraging a variety of learning methods to enhance your skills and knowledge. This includes engaging with case studies, skill-building exercises, and interactions with the private, public, and social sectors.

Through the integration of cutting-edge theories, frameworks, and paradigms, our rich and diverse courses go beyond your prior experiences and knowledge, stretching you to new heights. By challenging conventional thinking and promoting critical analysis, we drive the development of sound business practices and ignite innovation.

Curriculum overview

  • Module 1: Introduction to International Business

    • International Business Incubator (4 ECTS)
  • Module 2: Fundamentals of International Business Administration

    • Organizational Change & International HRM (3 ECTS)
    • International Financial Management (3 ECTS)
    • International Marketing (3 ECTS)
    • Supply Chain Management (3 ECTS)
  • Module 3: Becoming a Global Leader

    • International Strategy (4 ECTS) 
    • Managing Sustainability and Diversity in Global Markets (4 ECTS)
    • Leadership Lab (6 ECTS)
  • Module 4: Entrepreneurial Thinking and Action

    • Data Science (4 ECTS)
    • International Project Management (4 ECTS)
    • Business Modeling for Innovation (4 ECTS) 
    • Writing & Applied Research Bootcamp (6 ECTS)
  • Final Graduation Project

    As part of your MBA journey at VU Amsterdam, the Graduation Project (GP) is a vital component that every graduating student is required to complete. During the last four months of the programme, you will have the opportunity to work individually on a real-world business problem. The GP allows you to tackle a business challenge that is relevant to your current organisation or explore an idea for your own start-up. The ultimate goal is to contribute to resolving a concrete business problem by generating and disseminating knowledge using an evidence- and science-based approach.

    Your GP will involve qualitative or quantitative data collection and analyses, ensuring a rigorous and analytical approach to problem-solving. This project serves as a platform to apply the concepts and skills you have acquired throughout the programme to address practical business issues. The topics covered in previous GPs have encompassed a wide range of areas, including international business, responsible leadership, cross-cultural dynamics, and entrepreneurship. Specific analyses conducted have included profitability optimisation, market entry strategies, early-stage ventures, market research, new product launches, competitor analysis, and much more.

    The GP provides an invaluable opportunity to demonstrate your mastery of business concepts, research methodologies, and critical thinking skills. It allows you to make a tangible impact by proposing innovative solutions and strategies to address real-world business challenges. Through the GP, you will showcase your ability to apply your MBA knowledge to practical situations, further enhancing your credentials and preparing you for success in your future endeavours.

Any Questions?

Please contact Aki Voudigaris MSc, Senior Recruiter MBA programmes, for more information

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
School of Business and Economics Executive Education
De Boelelaan 1105

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