IBA STAR programme:

Excellence Programme International Business Administration

From 2014-2015 onwards an excellence programme within the IBA programme will be offered to 10% of the students, those who are ambitious and want to do something extra.

In the IBA STAR programme the participating students will be involved in a different project in combination with the regular other parts of the module. These STAR versions of the project will be available in the 5 obligatory modules of the IBA programme following the module TOP. The difference of the STAR-project compared with the regular project is related to the level of understanding the modules theoretical parts. Understanding of theory in more depth will be necessary for example in order to apply the theory in a more complex situation or to develop insights at a meta level. In each module the project differs from the standard project in a different way.

For students who started IBA from 2014 onwards we offer STAR versions of the mandatory IBA modules in the first 1,5 year of the programme excluding the first module (modules 2-6). So we start with a STAR version of Business Operations Management (BOM *).

Participation based on selection

Participation in the STAR version of the module will be based on selection. Selection will be organised per module. Grades will be part of the selection criteria but are not the only criteria. Motivation and the shown (study) behaviour will be taken into account too. The last means that students who are active participants in educational activities and bring added value to our programme are welcome to apply for the IBA STAR programme too. The advice of module coordinators and teachers of previous module(s) will be of influence in selection.

IBA STAR programme for students started IBA in 2013

For IBA students started in 2013 we offer a different IBA STAR programme consisting of the second year part of this IBA STAR programme in 2014-2015 and a STAR version of module CHANGEL in 2015-2016. So for students who started IBA in 2013 we offer a STAR version of the fifth, sixth and eleventh module of the programme. These are the modules:


Strategy, Marketing & Economics (SME)


Innovation & Entrepreneurship (INN & ENT)


Change Management, Leadership, Corporate Governance & Business Ethics (CHANGEL)

Graduation with distinction

In the rules for graduation with distinction as described in the IBA programme specific part of the Teaching and Examination Regulations (TER) participation in the IBA STAR programme is taken into account for determination of graduation with distinction.

More Information

For more information see below the information of STAR versions of modules or contact your study advisor or programme coordinator.