Online lecture from BFSU

Dear IB students,
We received a very interesting Online Lecture invitation from our partner university in China, BFSU-IBS. The same university we have promoted for the master scholarship a few months ago.

Save the date:

Title of lecture: China’s Economic Reform – past, present, future
Lecture: Prof. Huayong Niu (Dean BFSU-IBS)
Time: Saturday 11th April, 15:00-17:00 Beijing time (9:00-11:00 Amsterdam time)


Virtual Open Day 2020

We would like to welcome you to our online open day at THUAS on 3 April 2020!

Thank you for your interest in the International Business programme at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

A virtual orientation activity such as the open day webinar that you have registered to attend on Friday 3 April is a new platform and method for us here at International Business. To ensure that we can provide you as much useful information that we can to enable your study orientation and to ensure that you can join the webinar with as much information as possible, IB has put together a media packet for you.

Have you not registered for our online open day yet?

The following set of links below will lead you to a filmed presentation of the program (recorded in February 2020 and up to date), as well as a series of answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Open Day video presentation

FAQ: What is the concept of the university of applied sciences?:
: Three vs. Four Year IB program:

Usually, during an open day on campus many of our current students would have been present to answer your questions and concerns about student life, study load etc. As we are not able to enable these for you during the virtual event we called in our students to provide answers to questions they frequently get asked during open days.

The link below will take you to a play list of answers as the students provide them: 

How to make good use of the virtual open day session?

To make good use of the virtual session please take some time to watch the videos above prior to joining the webinar. During the webinar, representatives of International Business will begin a live Q&A session to help answer any follow up questions you might have.

We hope, that in this way we can facilitate a meaningful virtual session for you and ensure you receive all pertinent information regarding the program before and during the virtual open day.

Looking forward to meeting you virtually on 3 April 2020.

Kind regards,
International Business programme
The Hague University of Applied Sciences

International internship agreement after exchange!

IB is the first to sign an international internship agreement after exchange!

International Business is the first program within The Hague University of Applied Sciences to sign an extension to a “Memorandum of Understanding” with one of its exchange partners. This extension is signed together with partner university Universidad de la Sabana in Colombia and allows International Business at THUAS as well as out Colombia partner to recognize each other’s internships.

This agreement states that both universities offer students the option of an international internship, coached by local lecturers, in addition to their exchange semester. In concrete terms, this means that students first go on exchange for six months and then do an internship of six months in the host country and university. The students stay in the Netherlands or Colombia for one year.

Universidad de la Sabana has been a strategic partner of THUAS and IB for some time. We have already run two semester-long COIL (Collaborative Online Interactive Learning) projects, and our fruitful and strong relationship is now crowned by this great expansion of our collaboration.

The first student from Colombia has already begun their exchange at IB. Three IB students are currently on exchange in Bogota, following which they will also do their internship there.

We are thrilled to be beginning on this new chapter together with Universidad de la Sabana.

IB at THUAS awarded international CeQuint certificate!

2020 has begun very well for International Business at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

The periodic accreditation of the International Business degree programme took place last Wednesday and Thursday, the 29th and 30th of January 2020. These days were not only about obtaining the periodic accreditation, but also aimed at achieving the international CeQuint certificate. Following two years of preparation and a very exciting few days for both staff and students of the program, we are proud to announce that IB at THUAS has earned both ‘stamps of approval’ (preliminary result).

We would like to congratulate the entire IB team, the lecturers, students, the Examination Board, and the supporting staff members on this momentous accomplishment. A special thanks also to our Business Advisory Council, our alumni and our education and industry partners, who help keep us current and robust as an international degree program.

What is CeQuint?

CeQuint stands for Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation. Institutions and degree programmes can have the quality of their internationalisation assessed by independent international experts. If positively assessed, the degree programmes may apply for the NVAO internationalisation seal of approval (source:

The feedback from these independent experts was extremely positive. Four out of five standards assessed for this certificate were awarded an ‘Excellent’. Standard 2 (International and intercultural learning) was awarded a ‘Good’. The panel indicated that the degree programme has enough potential and capacity to also raise this standard to an ‘excellent’ in the future.

NVAO standards

We also received a (preliminary) positive final evaluation for the eleven standards the NVAO uses to assess. The NVAO standards don’t award ‘excellent’, only a choice between pass or fail. IB earned a pass for all standards. It’s rewarding to hear that the students are very satisfied and they feel recognised and supported. The assessment also explicitly mentioned the staff’s commitment and enthusiasm. The degree programme also received some lovely praise for its positioning. In addition, the panel noted some areas for improvement but these didn’t prevent the experts from concluding that overall the degree programme ‘complies’ with all standards. We are awaiting the final report for a detailed overview and recommendations.

Yours sincerely, 
Rogier Busser and Simone Fredriksz 

We would love to hear your thoughts!

Are you a graduate of The Hague University of Applied Sciences IBMS/IB program and currently working in the HR field?

We would love to hear your thoughts!

We are looking for former students to provide input on skills they gained in the program and developments in the HR field.

You can access the anonumous survey here. The link will be active through end of day February 21, 2020.

Thank you in advance for taking time to provide us with these essential insights. You are helping IB to contribute relevant and valuable specializations to future graduates.

Best Regards,
People & Organization
International Business