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International School of Business Exchange Program
Learn how to influence an organization’s behavior. Understand a company’s finance and control. And when international distribution and external logistics come into play. You also learn about control and information systems. Manufacturing processes and ERP. International entrepreneurship. And more!
The program in a nutshell
Your classes and workshops take place Monday through Friday. You get a feel for marketing and tactical skills. Finance and qualitative research. And more! Seminars take place 1-2 times per week. And guest speakers come often to share their experiences and knowhow. And to answer questions. You take a written exam on the subjects halfway through each semester.
You can either design your own program or follow a block exchange semester in one of our bachelor degrees or specialization semsesters.
A. Design your own program: choose from the following modules (level 3):
Most modules are offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters, except where otherwise indicated
- Business Communication
- Business Ethics
- Business Performance Management
- Business to Business & Service Marketing
- Doing Business in Europe
- English for non-native speakers
- European Culture, History, Politics & Law
- Financial Managment
- Internal Change
- International Entrepreneurship
- International Law (not offered in Fall 2023)
- International Marketing Management Strategies
- Online Marketing
- Operations Management
- Organizational Change
- Project Dutch Economy in a global context
- Project Management
- Sales and Operations Planning
- Supply Chain Management
Each module is worth 5 ECTS credits and a normal study load is 30 ECTS per semester. See the International Business Course Catalogue below for short course descriptions.
B. Block Exchange Programs
You may also sign up for a full semester in one of our Block Exchange semester programs:
- Communication - Block exchange semester (30 ECTS) (more information: link)
- Coaching in Organizations - Block exchange semester (30 ECTS) Not offered in semester 1 of 2023-2024! More information: link)
- Data-Driven Decision Making in Business - Block exchange semester (30 ECTS) (more information: link)
- Lectures and guest speakers
- Practical lessons
- Professional development lessons
Throughout this program, you benefit from various forms of assessment:
- Group assignments
- Written exams
The academic year runs from early September to late August.
By the end of the ISB Exchange Program you can:
- set up an international marketing and communications plan
- understand how to undertake and lead media production
- manage an entire team of highly-trained individuals
- write clear case studies and white papers
- understand international legalities and how to work within that country’s law
You strengthen these competence areas during the program:
- Knowledge development
- Knowledge application
- International law
- Writing skills
- Communication skills
- Management (soft and hard) skills
Students as partners Dutch way of learning
The atmosphere in a Dutch classroom is quite informal and your lecturers are easy to talk to. In fact, at HAN you’re seen as a partner in the learning process. Class sizes are small and your lecturers encourage you to actively participate in class. To ask questions and give your own opinion. They also stimulate you to be creative and to discover things for yourself.
Orientation week: HAN International Intro
Get a good start to your studies during this week of orientation:
- learn about living in the Netherlands
- become familiar with the campus
- get on board with your exchange program
- make new friends!
What about credits and grading?
At HAN we use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, or ECTS. It’s the standard credit system used in higher education across Europe. How does it work? One credit = 28 hours of study. Think of contact hours. Time spent working on assignments. Preparing for exams.
One semester = 30 credits = 840 hours of study. To earn credits, you need to pass your exams. What counts as a pass? A grade of at least 5.5.
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