BA International Business and Management Studies

The Dual Degree in International Business and Management Studies (IBMS) is accredited by the Dutch Flemish Agency for Accreditation (NVAO) in the Netherlands. Students who finish this program will receive both an American BA Management or BS Business Administration degree and a Dutch HBO Bachelor degree in International Business & Management Studies. The program combines the practical orientation of the Bachelor degrees granted by the Dutch Universities of Professional Education with the rigorous American academic standards of liberal arts college education.

Main features of the program:

  • It is international, both as to the educational contents and the student population;
  • It is taught entirely in English;
  • It is based on a combination of elements from the traditional economics programs in the fields of marketing and sales, finance, and management;
  • It focuses on the complexities of international trade and commerce and the entrepreneurial environment;
  • It offers practical training in international companies.

Students receive a broad business-oriented education that is truly unique. The program offers an immediate entry point into the international business job market. At the same time, because it is an accredited American degree, it is also an excellent entry point into further academic studies at the Master’s level, either in the Webster University Worldwide system or at other universities worldwide.

Curriculum:

 Liberal Arts & Sciences and Global Citizenship courses:                              

 1. FRSH 1200 First Year Seminar*                                           

2. PHIL 1010 Critical Thinking                                                   

3. BUSN 1000 Business Spreadsheets                                   

4. PSYC 1100 Introduction to Psychology, or

HRTS 1100, or PHIL 2320, MEDC 2800, or SOCI 2475      

GCP knowledge area Social Systems and Human Behavior, skill IC

5. SOCI 1100 Introduction to Sociology                                

GCP knowledge area Social Systems and Human Behavior, skill WC

6. GNST 1300 Interdisciplinary Studies                                 

or GNST 2000 Topics in Liberal Arts

7. SPCM 1040 Public Speaking                                                  

GCP knowledge area Arts Appreciation, skill OC

8. PHIL 2360 Environmental Ethics, or SCIN 1210,

SUST 1000 GCP knowledge PNW, skill ER                            

9. ANTH 1100 Intro to Cultural Anthropology, or              

ANTH 2300 or PHIL 2110 GCP knowledge area Roots of Culture, skill IC

10. WRIT 2000 Advanced Composition (p. WRIT 1010)   

11. POLT 1050 Introduction to Int’l Relations, or

HRTS 2500, ILC/SPAN 1090 GCP knowledge GLBL, skill CT

12. RELG 1080 Thinking through Religion, or ENGL 2110,

ENGL 1044 GCP knowledge ROC, skill ER                             

13. MNGT 3100 Career Orientation                                       

14. GNST 4000 Keystone Seminar (Senior Overview)     

 Core Requirements:                                                                                                    

 1. MATH 1430 College Algebra (p. MATH 1050 or 1410)

GCP knowledge area Quantitative Literacy

2. ECON 2020 Microeconomics                                                

3. ECON 2030 Macroeconomics                                               

4. MNGT 2100 Management Theory & Practice                

5. ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting                                        

6. ACCT 2025 Managerial Accounting                                    

7. BUSN 2750 Introduction to Statistics                                

8. MNGT 3400 Human Resource Management                 

9. MNGT 3450 Principles of Org. Behavior                          

10. MNGT 3500 Marketing                                                        

11. MNGT 3320 International Business Law                       

12. BUSN 4650 International Business                                  

 Global Management Specialization:

 1. MNGT 3700 Intro to Entrepreneurship and SBM         

2. MNGT 3440 Stress Management                                       

3. MNGT 3100 Project Management                                    

3. MNGT 4100 International Management                        

4. MNGT 4900 Managerial Policies and Strategies           

 

Electives coded ECON, BUSN, MNGT, FIN, MATH, INTL, or POLT

1. Elective                                                                                         

2. Elective                                                                                          

3. Elective                                                                                         

4. Elective                                                                                          

5. Elective                                                                                         

 Practicum and Research Requirements

1. MNGT 4950 Internship                                                           

2. WRIT 3100 Report and Proposal Writing                         

3. MNGT 4570 Marketing Research                                       

4. MNGT 4510 Reading course: Current Issues in Mngt.  

5. MNGT 4960 Senior Thesis (capstone, senior overview)

 Learning Outcomes

 Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Explain the important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in management.
  • Identify and apply appropriate terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in management when analyzing moderately complex situations.
  • Synthesize and integrate important concepts, principles, and theories used in management into solutions to moderately complex management problems.

  INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS and MANAGEMENT STUDIES – Specialization INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

 Curriculum:

                                                                                                                     

Liberal Arts & Sciences and Global Citizenship courses:                              

 1. FRSH 1200 First Year Seminar*                                           

2. PHIL 1010 Critical Thinking                                                   

3. BUSN 1000 Business Spreadsheets                                    

4. PSYC 1100 Introduction to Psychology, or

HRTS 1100, or PHIL 2320, MEDC 2800, or SOCI 2475      

GCP knowledge area Social Systems and Human Behavior, skill IC

5. SOCI 1100 Introduction to Sociology                                

GCP knowledge area Social Systems and Human Behavior, skill WC

6. GNST 1300 Interdisciplinary Studies                                 

or GNST 2000 Topics in Liberal Arts

7. SPCM 1040 Public Speaking                                                 

GCP knowledge area Arts Appreciation, skill OC

8. PHIL 2360 Environmental Ethics, or SCIN 1210,

SUST 1000 GCP knowledge area NPW, skill ER                   

9. ANTH 1100 Intro to Cultural Anthropology, or              

ANTH 2300 or PHIL 2110 GCP knowledge ROC, skill IC

10. WRIT 2000 Advanced Composition (p. WRIT 1010)   

11. POLT 1050 Introduction to Int’l Relations

GCP knowledge GLBL, skill CT                                                   

12. RELG 1080 Thinking through Religion, or ENGL 2110,

ENGL 1044 GCP knowledge area ROC, skill ER                   

13. MNGT 3100 Career Orientation                                       

14. GNST 4000 Keystone Seminar (Senior Overview)     

 Core Requirements:                                                                                                    

 1. MATH 1430 College Algebra (p. MATH 1050 or 1410)

GCP knowledge area Quantitative Literacy

2. ECON 2020 Microeconomics                                                

3. ECON 2030 Macroeconomics                                              

4. MNGT 2100 Management Theory & Practice                

5. ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting                                         

6. ACCT 2025 Managerial Accounting                                    

7. BUSN 2750 Introduction to Statistics                                

8. MNGT 3400 Human Resource Management                 

9. MNGT 3450 Principles of Org. Behavior                          

10. MNGT 3500 Marketing                                                         

11. MNGT 3320 International Business Law                       

12. BUSN 4650 International Business                                  

 International Business Specialization:

 1. MNGT 3700 Intro to Entrepreneurship and SBM         

3. MNGT 3100 Project Management                                    

3. ECON 4710 International Trade and Finance                 

4. MNGT 4330 International Marketing                               

5. MNGT 4100 International Management                        

4. MNGT 4940 Global Competition and Strategy              

 Language Requirement

1.            ILC 1090 Foreign Language (Spanish 1)                 

GCP knowledge GLBL, skill IC

2.            ILC 1100 Foreign Language (Spanish 2)                 

3.            ILC 2090 Foreign Language (Spanish 3)                 

4.            ILC 2100 Foreign Language (Spanish 4)                 

 Practicum and Research Requirements

1. MNGT 4950 Internship                                                           

2. WRIT 3100 Report and Proposal Writing                         

3. MNGT 4570 Marketing Research                                        

4. MNGT 4510 Reading course: Current Issues in Mngt.  

5. MNGT 4960 Senior Thesis (capstone, senior overview)

 Learning Outcomes

 Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Explain the important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in management.
  • Identify and apply appropriate terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in management when analyzing moderately complex situations.
  • Synthesize and integrate important concepts, principles, and theories used in management into solutions to moderately complex management problems.

   INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS and MANAGEMENT STUDIES – Specialization MARKETING MANAGEMENT

 Curriculum:

                                                                                                                                          

Liberal Arts & Sciences and Global Citizenship courses:                              

 1. FRSH 1200 First Year Seminar*                                           

2. PHIL 1010 Critical Thinking                                                    

3. BUSN 1000 Business Spreadsheets                                   

4. PSYC 1100 Introduction to Psychology                            

GCP knowledge SSHB, skill IC

5. SOCI 1100 Introduction to Sociology                                

GCP knowledge SSHB, skill WC

6. GNST 1300 Interdisciplinary Studies                                 

or GNST 2000 Topics in Liberal Arts

7. SPCM 1040 Public Speaking                                                 

GCP knowledge area Arts Appreciation, skill OC

8. PHIL 2360 Environmental Ethics, or SCIN 1210,

SUST 1000 GCP knowledge PNW, skill ER                             

9. ANTH 1100 Intro to Cultural Anthropology, or              

ANTH 2300 or PHIL 2110 GCP knowledge ROC, skill IC

10. WRIT 2000 Advanced Composition (p. WRIT 1010)   

11. POLT 1050 Introduction to Int’l Relations, or

HRTS 2500, ILC/SPAN 1090 GCP knowledge GLBL, skill CT

12. RELG 1080 Thinking through Religion, or ENGL 2110,

ENGL 1044 GCP knowledge ROC, skill ER                             

13. MNGT 3100 Career Orientation                                       

14. GNST 4000 Keystone Seminar (Senior Overview)     

  Core Requirements:                                                                                                     

 1. MATH 1430 College Algebra (p. MATH 1050 or 1410)

GCP knowledge area Quantitative Literacy

2. ECON 2020 Microeconomics                                                 

3. ECON 2030 Macroeconomics                                              

4. MNGT 2100 Management Theory & Practice                

5. ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting                                        

6. ACCT 2025 Managerial Accounting                                    

7. BUSN 2750 Introduction to Statistics                                

8. MNGT 3400 Human Resource Management                 

9. MNGT 3450 Principles of Org. Behavior                          

10. MNGT 3500 Marketing                                                        

11. MNGT 3320 International Business Law                       

12. BUSN 4650 International Business                                  

 Marketing Management Specialization:

 1. ADVT 1940 Intro to Marketing Communications, or

MEDC 2800 Cultural Diversity in the Media                        

2. INTM 2350 Marketing Tools for Advertising and PR   

3. MNGT 3700 Intro to Entrepreneurship and SBM         

4. MNGT 3100 Project Management                                     

5. MNGT 3510 Advertising                                                        

6. MNGT 3550 Public Relations                                               

7. MNGT 4100 International Management                        

8. MNGT 4330 International Marketing                               

9. MNGT 4920 Marketing Strategies                                      

 Electives coded ECON, BUSN, MNGT, FIN, MATH, INTL, or POLT

1. Elective                                                                                         

 Practicum and Research Requirements

1. MNGT 4950 Internship                                                           

2. WRIT 3100 Report and Proposal Writing                         

3. MNGT 4570 Marketing Research                                       

4. MNGT 4510 Reading course: Current Issues in Mngt.  

5. MNGT 4960 Senior Thesis (capstone, senior overview)

 Learning Outcomes

 Upon completion of the program, students will be able to: 

  • Explain the important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in management.
  • Identify and apply appropriate terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in management when analyzing moderately complex situations.
  • Synthesize and integrate important concepts, principles, and theories used in management into solutions to moderately complex management problems.

  INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS and MANAGEMENT STUDIES – Specialization BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

                                                                                                                                            

Liberal Arts & Sciences and Global Citizenship courses:                              

 1. FRSH 1200 First Year Seminar*                                           

2. PHIL 1010 Critical Thinking                                                    

3. BUSN 1000 Business Spreadsheets                                   

4. PSYC 1100 Introduction to Psychology, or

HRTS 1100, or PHIL 2320, MEDC 2800, or SOCI 2475       

GCP knowledge area Social Systems and Human Behavior, skill IC

5. SOCI 1100 Introduction to Sociology                                

GCP knowledge area Social Systems and Human Behavior, skill WC

6. GNST 1300 Interdisciplinary Studies                             

or GNST 2000 Topics in Liberal Arts

7. SPCM 1040 Public Speaking                                                 

GCP knowledge area Arts Appreciation, skill OC

8. PHIL 2360 Environmental Ethics, or SCIN 1210,

SUST 1000 GCP knowledge PNW, skill ER                             

9. ANTH 1100 Intro to Cultural Anthropology, or              

ANTH 2300 or PHIL 2110 GCP knowledge ROC, skill IC

10. WRIT 2000 Advanced Composition (p. WRIT 1010)   

11. POLT 1050 Introduction to Int’l Relations, or

HRTS 2500, ILC/SPAN 1090 GCP kn. GLBL, skill CT            

12. RELG 1080 Thinking through Religion, or ENGL 2110,

ENGL 1044 GCP knowledge ROC, skill ER                             

13. MNGT 3100 Career Orientation                                       

14. GNST 4000 Keystone Seminar (Senior Overview)     

 Core Requirements:                                                                                                     

 1. MATH 1430 College Algebra (prereq MATH 1050 or 1410)      

GCP knowledge area Quantitative Literacy

2. ECON 2020 Microeconomics                                                

3. ECON 2030 Macroeconomics                                              

4. MNGT 2100 Management Theory & Practice                 

5. ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting                                        

6. ACCT 2025 Managerial Accounting                                    

7. BUSN 2750 Introduction to Statistics                                

8. FINC 3210 Principles of Finance                                          

9. MNGT 3400 Human Resource Management                 

10. MNGT 3450 Principles of Org. Behavior                        

11. MNGT 3500 Marketing                                                        

12. MNGT 3320 International Business Law                       

13. BUSN 4650 International Business                                  

 

Business Administration Specialization:

 1. MNGT 3700 Intro to Entrepreneurship and SBM         

2. ACCT 3025 Adv. Management & Cost Accounting       

3. MNGT 3100 Project Management                                     

4. BUSN 4110 Operations Management                              

5. BUSN 4300 Business Ethics                                                   

6. CSIS 3410 Information Analysis                                          

7. BUSN 4990 Business Policy (incl. simulation)                

 

Electives coded ECON, BUSN, MNGT, FIN, MATH, INTL, or POLT

1. Elective                                                                                         

2. Elective                                                                                          

 Practicum and Research Requirements

1. MNGT 4950 Internship                                                           

2. WRIT 3100 Report and Proposal Writing                         

3. BUSN 3750 Quantitative Methods                                    

4. BUSN 4510 Reading course: Current Issues in Busn.  

5. BUSN 4960 Senior Thesis (capstone, senior overview)

  

Learning Outcomes

 Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Explain the important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in management.
  • Identify and apply appropriate terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in management when analyzing moderately complex situations.
  • Synthesize and integrate important concepts, principles, and theories used in management into solutions to moderately complex management problems.
  • Use information, analytical tools, and problem-solving skills to make well-reasoned business decisions, considering both quantitative factors and qualitative factors such as ethical considerations.
  • Develop strategies addressing the legal, ethical, economic and global environment in which the enterprise operates.
  • Have a working knowledge in a set of analytical business tools related to: math, statistics, accounting, economics, marketing, finance and behavioral science.
  • Apply business core concepts, principles and analytical skills across functional lines.
  • Access, develop, and use information to analyze business problems and propose feasible solutions.

  

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS and MANAGEMENT STUDIES – Specialization GLOBAL ECONOMICS

                                                                                           

Liberal Arts & Sciences and Global Citizenship courses:                              

 1. FRSH 1200 First Year Seminar*                                           

2. PHIL 1010 Critical Thinking                                                   

3. BUSN 1000 Business Spreadsheets                                   

4. PSYC 1100 Introduction to Psychology, or

HRTS 1100, or PHIL 2320, MEDC 2800, or SOCI 2475      

GCP knowledge area Social Systems and Human Behavior, skill IC

5. SOCI 1100 Introduction to Sociology                                

GCP knowledge area Social Systems and Human Behavior, skill WC

6. GNST 1300 Interdisciplinary Studies                                  

or GNST 2000 Topics in Liberal Arts

7. SPCM 1040 Public Speaking                                                 

GCP knowledge area Arts Appreciation, skill OC

8. PHIL 2360 Environmental Ethics, or SCIN 1210,

SUST 1000 GCP knowledge PNW, skill ER                            

9. ANTH 1100 Intro to Cultural Anthropology, or              

ANTH 2300 or PHIL 2110 GCP knowledge area Roots of Culture, skill IC

10. WRIT 2000 Advanced Composition (p. WRIT 1010)   

11. POLT 1050 Introduction to Int’l Relations, or

HRTS 2500, ILC/SPAN 1090 GCP kn. GLBL, skill CT            

12. RELG 1080 Thinking through Religion, or ENGL 2110,

ENGL 1044 GCP knowledge ROC, skill ER                             

13. MNGT 3100 Career Orientation                                       

14. GNST 4000 Keystone Seminar (Senior Overview)     

 

Core Requirements:                                                                                                     

 1. MATH 1430 College Algebra (p. MATH 1050 or 1410)

GCP knowledge area Quantitative Literacy

2. ECON 2020 Microeconomics                                                 

3. ECON 2030 Macroeconomics                                              

4. MNGT 2100 Management Theory & Practice                

5. ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting                                        

6. ACCT 2025 Managerial Accounting                                    

7. BUSN 2750 Introduction to Statistics                                

8. FINC 3210 Principles of Finance                                          

9. MNGT 3700 Intro to Entrepreneurship and SBM         

10. MNGT 3400 Human Resource Management              

11. MNGT 3450 Principles of Org. Behavior                        

12. MNGT 3500 Marketing                                                         

13. BUSN 4650 International Business                                  

 

Global Economics Specialization:

1. ECON 3020 Intermediate Macroeconomics                  

2. ECON 3030 Intermediate Microeconomics                    

3. ECON 3200 Money and Banking                                         

4. ECON 4720 International Trade and Finance                 

5. Two from:

ECON 3700 Economics of Development

ECON 4900 History of Economic Thought                                            

ECON 4600 Comparative Economic Systems                       

ECON 4910 Comparative Economic Problems                   

 

Electives coded ECON, BUSN, MNGT, FIN, MATH, INTL, or POLT

1. Elective                                                                                          

2. Elective                                                                                         

3. Elective                                                                                          

 

Practicum and Research Requirements

1. ECON 4950 Internship                                                            

2. WRIT 3100 Report and Proposal Writing                         

3. BUSN 3750 Quantitative Methods                                    

4. ECON 4510 Reading course: Current Issues in Gl.Econ.

5. ECON 4960 Senior Thesis (capstone, senior overview)

 

Total EC/US credits                                                                                                                      

 Note: “Flex Track” Requirements - IBMS Global Economics students automatically qualify for the Busn. Econ. track as described in the Catalog. In addition, they may choose 4 electives for the Lib. Arts track or the Math Econ track (ME track not offered in Leiden).

 Learning Outcomes
 

  • Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
  • explain the important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in management.
  • identify and apply appropriate terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in management when analyzing moderately complex situations.
  • synthesize and integrate important concepts, principles, and theories used in management into solutions to moderately complex management problems.
  • demonstrate an understanding of basic macroeconomics concepts and how policy changes impact the economy.
  • apply microeconomic concepts to real-world settings.
  • apply economic principles to specialized topic areas in economics of international trade and finance, money and banking, and labor economics
  • apply economic principles to their chosen ‘flex track’ (1 of 3 below).
  • Business Economics Track: Students can apply macro and micro theories to better understand the business world.
  • Mathematics & Economy Track: Students can apply mathematical techniques to analyze economic problems (NB: this track is not available in Leiden).
  • Liberal Arts Track: Students can apply economic principles to better understand cross- disciplinary issues in the liberal arts.