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Trade Management Asia

HVA SCHOOL OF Economics and management

HVA school of EconomiCS AND management

Trade Management Asia Do you have a special interest in countries like China, Japan or India? Do you also have an innate aptitude for commerce? As well as an understanding of economics and arithmetics? If so, the Trade Management Asia programme might be a good choice for you. Trade Management Asia is an English-taught bachelor programme that will teach you the ins and outs of doing business with Asian countries, enabling you to build an internationally-oriented career and a good knowledge of languages. Countries like China are developing at breakneck speed, giving rise to a high demand for skilled managers and entrepreneurs in this booming Asian market. On successful completion of the Trade Management Asia programme, you will have the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).

In the heart of the Asian market Trade Management Asia is a full-time programme with a practice-oriented approach. You will spend a semester ­studying at an Asian university and also take a placement in the Far East. This means that you can gain practical expe­rience at the heart of the current market relationships. Exciting import and export projects play an important role. Within the programme you will acquire extensive knowledge of Asian languages and cultures. You will be equipped for a fascinating position in commerce or, of course, for running your own business.

Your programme First and second year The first semester is designed to give a general orientation. You will familiarise yourself with important processes in an

enterprise – both with the market and with the financial situation of a business. Subjects include Marketing, Management and Organisation, Financial Management, Asian Trade and Communication, Presentation and Reporting. In addition to the knowledge you acquire, you will also hone your skills. Over the next three semesters, your courses will go into more detail concerning the theory and practice of international marketing and trade, with a focus on Asia. You will study Asia-oriented Import and Export Policy, International Trading Contracts, and Formal and Informal Relations in an area with an Asian language and culture. You will also focus on Financial Management and Entrepreneurship. Immediately after the first semester, you will select an Asian language besides English. You can choose from Mandarin, Japanese or Hindi.

International Business School The International Business School (IBS) is part of the HvA School of Economics and Management. All degree programmes are taught in English. The following international bachelor programmes are offered at the International Business School: International Business and Languages; International Business and Management Studies (full-time and part-time); International Financial Management; International Management, and Trade Management Asia. Students at the IBS come from all around the world. During your degree programme you will study abroad at one of our accredited partner universities. You will also do a placement with an international company, preferably abroad.

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Third and fourth year In the final two years you can add a more personal touch to your education. You will follow an international programme and take a minor at an Asian university where English is the main language. In the first semester of the fourth year, you will do a placement, and in the second semester you will work on the project ‘My own company and importing’. You will then complete your studies with a final paper.

Your future career On completion of your studies, you could work for companies that do business with Asia or for an Asian company. All kinds of commercial management functions are possible. Of course, another possibility is to start your own import or export business.

Your future business card Work areas in which you may find a job include: >> Area managing >> Import and export >> Business unit managing >> Business development

After your Bachelor’s degree In co-operation with the University of Amsterdam, the International Business School offers you the possibility of moving on to the three-semester Master’s degree in Business Studies.

Location The International Financial Management programme is taught at Fraijlemaborg, near the Amsterdam ArenA. This location offers

practice-oriented education with a personal approach and an international orientation. Theory forms the basis of the programme – you will begin by studying theory and can later apply this to practical assignments. All students receive structure, class training and individual guidance. Active sports also form part of the programme.

Admission To be admitted to the Trade Management Asia study programme, you need to have completed secondary education on a level equivalent to Dutch havo, vwo or mbo level 4. In some cases, depending on your profile, there are additional requirements (see ‘Dutch diplomas’). Trade Management Asia calls for well-developed arithmetical skills and economic insight. You must have these qualities in order to successfully complete the course. An increasing number of degree programmes, other programmes and specialisations at the HvA are using study selection interviews. All students applying for the Trade Management Asia programme must also attend a personal interview with the intake officer. Go to for more information.

Foreign diplomas You should have completed secondary education at university entrance level with a least a pass in mathematics and preferably in business studies or accounting. For example GCSEs with two or more A-levels, International Baccalaureate, Abitur or Fachhochschulreife, Baccalauréat or

Dutch diplomas Nature & Technology

Nature & Health

Economics & Society

Culture & Society

havo (2009 or later)

Economics or M&O

Economics or M&O

No further requirements

Economics or M&O

vwo (2010 or later)

Economics or M&O

Economics or M&O

No further requirements

Economics or M&O


Level 4

Level 4

Level 4

Level 4

another diploma equivalent to the Dutch havo, vwo or mbo level 4 diploma. All diplomas will be screened by the HvA School of Economics and Management.

Language proficiency As English is the language of the programme, we expect our students to have good English-language writing and speaking skills. The minimum overall score required is

6.0 on academic level (IELTS) with no subscore below 5.5 or 550 paper-based/ 213 computer-based and 80 internet-based (TOEFL). The test should not be more than 2 years old. Students with a Dutch mbo level 4, havo or vwo diploma and a score in English lower than 7 are advised to take an IELTS test. This will determine whether their level of English is good enough to study in English.

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Native speakers (students from the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia or New Zealand) and applicants who have successfully undertaken secondary education or post-secondary courses at an accredited institution, where English was the language of instruction, for a minimum of two years, are not required to present any proof of their English proficiency.

Study costs The 2011-2012 tuition fee for the full-time programme is € 1,713. This applies to students who are nationals of an EEA (European Economic Area) member state or of Swiss or Surinamese nationality. The tuition fee for non-EEA students is € 7,200. The fees for 2012-2013 have yet to be

determined. In addition to the tuition fee, you will need to purchase books, readers and other required items. For the first year, these costs are estimated at € 550. For the latest information about tuition fees, scholarships and grants, please check: www. or contact: ­

Application Detailed information about the application procedure can be found at You can start the Trade Management Asia programme in September and in February*.

More information? Do you want to know more about the

* The programme will start in February depending on the number of applicants.

programme? Feel free to contact our 足Service & Information Centre if you have any further questions. You can call us on weekdays from 9am to 5pm on +31 (0)20 525 6777, or contact us by email at

Meet us? You can meet us at a number of education fairs around the world, or at our own open days in Amsterdam. Open days take place on: >> Saturday 5 november 2011 >> Saturday 21 January 2012 >> Saturday 10 March 2012 >> Thursday 19 June 2012 (open evening) More information and the agenda can be found on:

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