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Become the international leader the world needs

Progressive, collaborative, future-focused: our MBA in International Business takes a different approach to getting you where you want to go. One that focuses on new knowledge, entrepreneurial thinking and holistic perspectives to develop leaders who truly understand the impact of their actions.

Because things change fast in the new world and conventional ways of leading won’t cut it, so we break free. Working together, you’ll gain not just the skills and knowledge needed to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the world of international business today, but also the mindset to develop into a leader who truly embraces opportunities and overcomes challenges to shape a successful, and responsible future. More than a programme, it’s an opportunity and challenge to join a truly progressive community and become an ambitious change-maker equipped to move the world forward.

What you'll gain from this MBA in International Business

  • The mindset needed to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing us today and in the future
  • A holistic understanding of international business beyond functional boundaries 
  • Ability to become an entrepreneurial thinker and actor 
  • Skills and knowledge to grow into a responsible leader who understands the cross-cultural impact of your actions
  • Development through hands-on, interactive and evidence-based teaching that ensures relevance and practical applicability
  • First-hand experience through company visits and domestic and international field trips
  • Support from distinguished professors and guest lecturers from renowned firms and start-ups 
  • Lifetime access to a community of purpose-driven people and businesses

MBA in International Business at a glance

  • MBA programme in 18 months
  • The courses take place once a month from Thursday-Saturday
  • Start: September 2023
  • Tuition fee: € 35,000 (find out more)
  • Scholarships are available (please download more information)
  • We offer a 10% lifelong learning scholarship to all VU alumni 


The quality of the programme has been independently assessed by a panel of external experts to ascertain the official NVAO accreditation. This accreditation was officially recognized and granted in March 2021.


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Why choose this MBA Programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam?

Why choose this MBA Programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam?

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university and is ranked among the best universities in the world. With a longstanding tradition of executive education, VU’s School of Business & Economics is in the Academic Ranking of World Universities Top75 Business Schools in the fields of business administration and management.

VU Amsterdam is located in Zuidas, Amsterdam's high-profiled international business district and centre of research and education. From the university, it is a short train ride to Schiphol Airport as well as Amsterdam’s historic city centre.

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

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