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You will spend the first semester of your first year developing an understanding of all important functions within a modern company. After this, you will learn how a company operates in an international environment and go into more detail in different subjects.

  • Year 1Year 1
  • Technology, Organisation & People
  • Business Operations Management
  • Finance, Accounting & Information Systems
  • Human Resources, Organisational Behaviour, Law & Information Management
  • MODULE 1: TECHNOLOGY, ORGANISATION AND PEOPLE
    • Introduction to the main areas of Business Administration
    • Organisations as open systems
    • Technology, resources and people in work processes

    This module focuses on the description, analysis and design of organisational structures. You will interview company representatives to collect data to describe and analyse the relationships between the organisation’s effectiveness, environment, strategy, technology and structure. In order to develop recommendations to improve the company’s effectiveness, you rely on social research methods and theories of organisation, operations and behaviour.

  • MODULE 2: BUSINESS OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
    • Introduction to the main phases products or services pass through from development to delivery to the customer;
    • Operations management, purchasing, quantitative models, probability;
    • Qualitative and quantitative approaches.

    This module offers a broad overview of Operations Management. On the basis of assignments, a simulation game (serious gaming) and case studies, you will get familiar with the main theories, tools and techniques applied by modern operations managers in practice. You will also learn how to approach practical problems quantitatively.

  • MODULE 3: FINANCE, ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
    • Introduction to Finance, Accounting and Information Systems
    • Decision making based on financial and non-financial information
    • Application of internationally accepted methods and concepts for all three areas

    The areas of Finance, Accounting and Information Systems are closely connected in everyday business. The focus of this integrated project is to develop and build an information system which will then be used for decision making based on both financial and non-financial information. Subsequently, you will analyse the information to prepare real-life (financial) management decisions based on internationally accepted concepts and methods, while taking the (international) context into account.

  • MODULE 4: HUMAN RESOURCES, ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR, LAW AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
    • Introductions to Business Law, Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management and Information Management.
    • Integration of these disciplinesto develop a business model for a new online labour platform.
    • As this is the final module of the first year, you will be challenged to apply insights from the previous modules where necessary and relevant for the project.
    • By attending guest lectures, you gain hands-on knowledge from business leaders in the platform economy. 

    You will work in teams to apply insights from different business disciplines to develop a business model for a new online labour platform. Online labour platforms rely on information technology to match supply and demand for on-demand work. Therefore, you are expected to rely on insights from Business (and Labour) Law, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Mangement and Infromation Management to develop a plan for the implementation of a platform value proposition. 

Binding study recommendation

At the end of the first year of International Business Administration, you will be given a study recommendation (BSA) which is based on your first year results. You will get a positive recommendation if you have scored 45 out of the first year's 60 ECTS. Read more about the study recommendation (BSA).

The second year

In the second year, you will go into further detail concerning the different subjects by working on projects and assignments with national and international companies. Take a look at the study programme for the second year.

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