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Globalizing Business

For whom

At HU’s Globalising Business minor programme, we welcome exchange students from a variety of countries and university programmes. Regular HU students attending this minor join us from different faculties. The programme therefore has a multicultural and multidisciplinary approach and fits all student profiles.


Globalising Business deals with the integration of different markets and the changing landscape for organisations. In this minor, we look at how business can be innovative and socially responsible and find opportunities to internationalise in a globalising world.

Central to this minor is the Erasmus+ funded project INTENSE (International Entrepreneurship Skills Europe), focused on internationalisation of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME). You will take up the role of consultant and give real business advise on how to internationalise in Europe. This project is done in cooperation with our partner universities in Finland, Germany, Croatia and Belgium. There will be an international week in Berlin in November. This minor will firmly establish that you have the theoretical background and the skills needed to work in international business.


The programme consists of the following courses:

Consultancy: 5EC Managing Change and Innovation: 5EC Topics in International Business: 5EC Business in Society: 5EC Global Management Project: 10E


This minor addresses a large variety of learning objectives, mainly at level 2 and 3:

  • Consultancy skills level 3
  • International Business knowledge level 3
  • Project Management skills level 2
  • Change and Innovation Management knowledge level 3
  • Communication Skills level 3
  • Sustainable business management knowledge level 3
  • Professional attitude level 2

Aanvullende informatie

Semester AB

Learning agreements received by us before July 6th 2019 will be taken into consideration.

Learning agreements are handled in order of entry. 


Semester CD

Learning agreements received by us before December 7th 2019 will be taken into consideration.

Learning agreements are handled in order of entry. 


All you need to enter this programme is an interest in business and management, a curious attitude and a willingness to interact with different cultures.


You will be assessed through:

  • Professional portfolio
  • Report and essay writing
  • Presentation (traditional, TED Talk, poster and role play)
  • Assessment done in collaboration with the professional field for the project


  • Dean, T. (2013). Sustainable Venturing: Entrepreneurial Opportunity in the Transition to a Sustainable Economy (1 edition.). Boston: Prentice Hall.
  • Ghemawat, P. (2007). Redefining Global Strategy: Crossing Borders in a World where Differences Still Matter. Harvard Business Press.
  • Hamidizadeh, M. R., & Zargaranyazd, M. (2014). Analyzing International Readiness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. Central European Business Review, 3(4), 43.
  • Harvard Business Review 10 Must Reads on Change
  • Meyer, K., & Peng, M. W. (2016). International business. Cengage Learning.
  • Nidumolu, R., Prahalad, C. K., & Rangaswami, M. R. (2009). Why Sustainability Is Now the Key Driver of Innovation. (cover Story). Harvard Business Review, 87(9), 56–64.
  • Osterwalder, A., Pigneur, Y., & Clark, T. (2010). Business model generation: a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Stroh, L.K. & Johnson H. H. (2006): The Basic Principles of Effective Consulting. Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers: London, pp. 84-123.


The exact schedule is announced 4 weeks before start of the programme.