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International Business Administration

Specialisation International Business Administration

The first semester (30 ECs) of the third year is your international semester, during which you fill in the elective component of your Bachelor’s curriculum. You study at one of the partner universities abroad, and you are free to compile your own programme there. You may wish to focus on management and organisation courses that are linked to one of the Master's programme in Business Administration offered by Radboud University. Or you may wish to take courses in a different, additional discipline, or combine your study at a university abroad with an internship at an international organisation (12 ECs maximum). However,  both your proposed programme at a university abroad and your internship assignment must be approved by the Examination Board. For more information, go to the website of the International Mobility Office.

After you return to Nijmegen, in the second semester (30 ECs) you have three courses that range from dominantly external (International Management) to dominantly internal (Leadership in Organisations, Intervention Methodology) in direction. In these topics, however, internal choices impact external performance and external choices impact internal functioning. This Bachelor's specialisation is concluded by writing a Bachelor’s thesis, in which you apply the knowledge, insights and skills you have acquired to a relevant scientific research topic of your choice. The course International Management examines the development of strategy in the Multinational Corporation (MNC). Additionally, the organisational capabilities, which are required to deliver MNC's strategic imperatives, are discussed as well as the management challenges of operating a successful MNC. In Intervention Methodology, you focus on methodologies for intervening in organisations. Leadership in Organisations offers multiple views on the concept of leadership in organisations. You study an overview of existing theories and models about the concept of leadership in contemporary organisations from various perspectives. In addition, you study the effects of leadership and its influence on daily work practices.