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International Business Operations

This programme will focus on how businesses should organise their international operations.

International business is characterised by rapid changes and the growing importance of international markets. The continuous removal of barriers to trade and investment, the growth of international strategic alliances, major technological advances and falling communications costs, the growth of e-commerce, improvements in transportation and logistics, and the increasing globalisation of business are opening up new opportunities for businesses ranging from one-person operations to corporate giants. With a viable product or service, even the smallest business can now find potential customers and means of distribution across the globe. 

This programme will focus on how businesses should organise their international operations. You will analyse their environment and learn how and where companies can expand their activities. You will learn to take economic, legal, financial and management processes and decisions
into account. 


In this minor you gain an understanding of the complexities of international business operations and the subtleties of cross-cultural business environments. You will learn to analyse company information so that you can identify how international expansion fits in a company’s strategy and you will learn to discern the major opportunity and risk variables a company should consider when deciding where to expand abroad. You will learn to use the collected data to select the most attractive country or countries for expansion and describe the actions that the company should undertake when expanding abroad.

Aanvullende informatie

For more information about the minor, please contact Ms Alinda Kokkinou (

For more informatione about the enrolment procedure, please contact


You must have level 1 and 2 (year 1 and 2) knowledge of Economics, Finance and Accounting and Marketing.

An excellent command of English is required in order to be able to participate adequately in all activities. We recommend an English B2 level (IELTS 6.5).

The programme is offered on year 3 level and part of the Bachelor of International Business (IB) in Breda.


You can obtain a total of 30 ECTS credits. Each component of the programme carries a number of ECTS credits. You are awarded the credits for the components if you receive a final grade of 5.5 or higher and have met any sub-component requirements. For the majority of the modules you are assessed individually.

  • International Business Awareness (3 ECTS)
  • International Marketing & Sales (3 ECTS)
  • Currency Risk (2 ECTS)
  • Supply Chain Management (2 ECTS)
  • Financial Management (3 ECTS)
  • Business Communication (4 ECTS)
  • Living and Working Abroad (5 ECTS)
  • Project Business Expansion (8 ECTS)


To be announced.


This minor will have classes from 26 August 2019 till the end of December 2019, including two assessment periods. Resits will take place in January 2020.

Registered students will receive a detailed class schedule in August 2019.