Tio University of Applied Sciences

International Business Management

About Program

Tio’s International Business Management bachelor programme is based on the International Business (IB) programme and places additional focus on finance and e-commerce. This means you will also feel right at home in the finance and online world after completing this bachelor programme.

Are you competitive, entrepreneurial, interested in trading on the stock exchange, interested in other cultures, good with numbers and figures, in control, internationally oriented and excellent in networking? Do you recognise yourself in these descriptions? Join our IBM webinar or visit our (online) open day!

Why do students choose International Business mangement?

· Tio offers accelerated studying: bachelor’s degree in just three years and an associate degree in 2 years.

· International trade creates many jobs and opportunities for well-educated young professionals. In the Netherlands alone, international trade accounts for more than 50% of the gross domestic product.

· When you complete this business degree, you will also be a specialist in finance. You will learn everything there is to know about stocks, bonds, futures and securities and about cash flows during a corporate takeover.

· You study at the Netherlands’ best business degree programme. Seven years in a row, since this programme’s introduction, as elected by the Higher Education Guide.

· E-commerce is an important component of the International Business Management programme, because a lot of trading is done online and cross channelling is becoming increasingly popular.

· You will have many career opportunities available to you after completing this bachelor programme.

· At Tio there is a strong focus on personal development and supervision.

Education Level

Bachelor Degree (S1)

Study Area

International Business

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Tio is a top-ranked, small-scale private university that offers bachelor's and master's programmes in business, tourism and hospitality. Tio stands for high-quality, personal and international education. Tio has an entrepreneurial spirit which is reflected in the fact that most of our lecturers also work in the industry – this allows you to build a professional network during your studies! Discover our excellent programmes and learn more about studying in the Netherlands.


Tio has 6 campuses of which 3 are international campuses: Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht. Tio was founded in 1969 and is spread out nationwide in its presence, which gives you the benefits of a small scale and personal approach as well as the solid foundation a national organisation provides. The locations are all easily accessible by public transportation. Regardless of which city you choose, the nearest train station will never be more than a ten minute walk.

All bachelor studies

Tio University has four English bachelor courses: 

Hotel and Event Management International Tourism Management International Business Management Commerce Economics and Entrepreneurship

All courses are in the English language and as the Netherlands is ranked #1 in English proficiency, you will easily be able to find your way around the Netherlands in English!

Master study Master of Business Administration

The MBA programme is available at our international campuses in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Rotterdam.

Today Holland, tomorrow the world.The Netherlands is the perfect place to start your international career. It is now, and always has been, the trading centre of the world.

Unique Selling Point

  Why study at Tio University of Applied Sciences?   High ranking

Ranked number 1 small university in the Netherlands for 9 years straight (Higher Education Guide)

Small-scale and personal

Tio’s education is very personal. This past academic year, the average class consisted of just 11 students. Small groups means that you will have extensive personal contact with your lecturer and your fellow students. You also benefit from a personal study coach for the duration of the study program.

Respected staff

Learn from industry-leading professors and academics. 





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