In the final year of the programme you will once again choose a number of modules of your own interest. In the first semester (30 credits) you can either take modules at the UT or spend six months studying abroad. On top of that, you will learn about governance, ethics and leadership in a business environment, and you spend a lot of time on your Bachelor’s thesis.
The first semester of the third year (30 ECs) consists of elective space, in which you can choose from various minors. We encourage our students to spend this time abroad. Here are some options:
You will gain knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, findings and insights involved in change management, corporate governance, business ethics and leadership. As part of the module, you will be expected to provide a recommendation to improve a specific business process in a context in which all of these aspects are at play.
The goal of the module is for you to enhance the improvement capacity of the actors involved, along with their innovative capacity and overall level of entrepreneurship, as the case may be. In the module’s final project/paper, you will be asked to analyse a real-world organizational situation of governance and/or ethics, change and leadership.
The final part of the Bachelor's programme in International Business Administration at the University of Twente integrates your three years of study. This is your opportunity to shine by applying everything you’ve learned as you conduct your Bachelor’s project and write your Bachelor’s thesis.
In writing your Bachelor’s thesis, you will learn to:
- Formulate a research question; apply fundamental business management concepts to analyse the research question; develop a research framework; design a solution for a business problem;
- Produce a consistent, well-structured and properly argued text;
- Plan and manage your own learning process; and
- Present and defend the results of your research during the Student Bachelor’s Thesis Conference.
Following successful completion of your thesis, you will receive your Bachelor’s degree and the title of Bachelor of Science, qualifying you to start on a master's programme.
Leonine: "Opportunities are there to be taken! Which is precisely what I did when I received an invitation to present my Bachelor's thesis at the International Conference on Strategic Innovative Marketing in Prague". Read more about her experience.
Once you’ve been awarded your Bachelor of Science degree, you may join the Master’s programme in Business Administration at the University of Twente. You might also opt to enter the labour market. Opportunities abound. Curious about where our graduates work? Read their testimonials here.