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Professional Bachelor Business Management

2017 

2018

Specialisation

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & TRADE MECHELEN DE VEST

AN INTERNA TION CAREER AL


YOU

YOU WANT TO DISCOVER THE WORLD You want to work abroad in a multi­ cultural environment   You’ve always been fascinated by other cultures and you love to travel the world. You’ve got entrepreneurial blood flowing through your veins and you always see business opportunities wherever you go. With an interest in international trade and economics, you’re eager to learn how to set up business plans, draw up export plans, lead international projects and so much more. You’re fluent in English with an open mind and always thrilled to meet new people and discover new cultures. If you want to become an expert in market-entry strategies for emerging markets, then don’t hesitate; this is the perfect course for you.


YOUR EDUCATION

100% INTER­ NATIONAL! Become the international entrepreneur of tomorrow

  You will learn how to interact with people from different cultures. With your knowledge of the necessary country analysis tools, you’ll be able to identify interesting new markets and analyse existing ones. You’ll know the best way to enter these markets, negotiate partnerships and expand businesses worldwide. We’ll teach you how to lead international projects; how to adapt to multicultural environments; and how to analyse and penetrate emerging markets. With your focus on intellectual capital, you’ll be an asset in the knowledge economy.

ADDED VALUE Have you always dreamed of an international career? During your study you’ll travel a lot! In your second year you’ll follow a semester abroad at one of our partner universities around the world. And in your third year you’ll do a 4 month internship abroad!

@ WORK Third year students work on different international projects simultaneously for real customers. During the “International Project” course, second year students go abroad to a new city to analyse the local culture, work on a cross-border project and look at opportunities to export a unique business model. At this very moment, second year students are launching a new product on the European market for a local brewery.


YOUR EXPERIENCE START-UP Maybe you’ve had crazy entrepreneurial ideas in your head for a while. Often that’s where they stay, never seeing the light of day. Shame! With ‘Start(hi)er’, we want to encourage you to develop that idea. ‘Start(hi)er’ is a multi-disciplinary team of final year Business Management students. In their mock company, they provide an accessible service for start-ups, pre-starters and other entrepreneurial initiatives. The Business Management students utilise their subject knowledge, enhanced by the professional knowledge of the supporting lecturers, and the real-life knowledge of external organisations, such as VOKA.

@ WORK Expect genuine business contacts and practical experience throughout your course, with projects, company visits and guest lectures. In Phase 2, you’ll work in a mock company. Based in your own boardroom with real suppliers and services you’ll serve your first customer. Just as in real life!

G

INTERNATIONAL!

Every year, students from international courses do internships in America, Africa and Asia. They are closely involved in international projects and trade relations.


YOUR FUTURE

THE WORLD AT YOUR FEET Flexible and creative entrepreneur   With your all-round degree, numerous doors will open for you. Whether your ambition is to start your career in Belgium or abroad, in an SME or a multinational company, as an international project leader or manager: everything is possible. Some students even start their own business during or just after their studies. Companies will ask you to analyse potentially interesting markets, make contact with local dealers or distributors, advise on intercultural pitfalls …

WHAT’S NEXT? A majority of our students end up working for international chambers of commerce, consultancy agencies specialised in international trade issues or in SMEs that are planning international market expansion. • Some of our students now work for embassies and others have started their own company • Our students can be found working at: BenCham Shanghai, Flanders Investment & Trade, CS&A, Brussels Airport, Areopa and start-ups of all sorts.


MECHELEN BUSINESS­ CAMPUS

ACADEMIC YEAR: PHASE 1 SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Semester 1: 13 teaching weeks

JAN

FEB

MAR

Semester 2:


MECHELEN Campus De Vest Zandpoortvest 60 BE-2800 Mechelen, Belgium fb.com/wearemechelen

Getting to and from campus

LOCATION You study in Mechelen, a beautiful old city between Brussels and Antwerp, close to the European institutions, and a stone’s throw from both the capital, with all its multi­ nationals, and the port of Antwerp.

  Lots of buses stop in front of the campus and at Mechelen station. www.delijn.be   Campus De Ham is located between Mechelen and Mechelen– Nekkerspoel train stations. www.nmbs.be   You can rent a campus bike from James! There are also bike sheds and shower facilities (at Campus De Vest).   Carpoolen? thomasmore.carpool.be

According to the Financial Times, the city of Mechelen is among the top 10 most prominently ­growing cities in Europe. It is the only Belgian city on the list, proudly ­positioned among various wellknown UK cities.

revision and exam period APR

MAY

13 teaching weeks

JUN

Free week JUL

Welcome days AUG

SEPT


COME AND MEET US

INFO DAYS sat 11 march 10 am - 4 pm Open Campus Day sat 6 may 10 am - 2 pm Open Campus Day sat 24 june 10 am - 2 pm Info day & start of enrolment wed 6 september 6 - 9 pm Info evening & enrolment

I want more information admissions@thomasmore.be I want to apply www.thomasmore.be/application I want to test my English at Thomas More admissions@thomasmore.be

CONTACT Coordinator: GĂŠraldine Chapelle + 32 (0)475 23 78 74 geraldine.chapelle@thomasmore.be

www.thomasmore.be/gettoknowus fb.com/Bedrijfsmanagement.ThomasMoreBE ThomasMoreBE instagram.com/thomasmore.be  @ThomasMoreBE #wearemore


YOUR PROGRAMME

STUDYING IS MORE THAN HAVING YOUR NOSE IN A BOOK!

www.thomasmore.be/ibt YEAR

INTERNATIONAL TRADE Emerging Markets 1

1

2

3

CR

CR

CR

18

39

9

3

Emerging Markets 2 3

Asian Business Topics

3

Intercultural Relations

3

International Relations: UK, US and the Commonwealth

3

€ 906,10

International Business Topics

3

Study exchange abroad

30

World Cultures

FOR EEA-MEMBER STATE STUDENTS

3

International Trade

€ 480,10

3

Practice Enterprise/ Bachelor Project BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

9 22

Marketing Principles

3

Business Fundamentals

6

Ethical Managerial Problem Solving

4

Entrepreneurial Management

3

Sales

3

Procurement and Supply Chain

3

15

9

3

Service Design Toolkit

3

Customer Relations Management

3

Social Media

3

Financial Analysis

3

ALMOST GRANT STUDENT € 234,10 + € 4,10 per study credit

+ variable amount € 45 per study credit

Electives

3

€ 3.500

0

0

FULL PROGRAMME (60 credits)

3

3

3

Business Analytics

3

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

3

Personal Branding

3

Management Skills

16 WEEKS

Tasty, healthy food on the campus occasionally alternated with your own home-made sandwiches? We’ll help satisfy your hunger!

INTERNSHIP per student (on average).

Our partners:

FIT INSIDE YOUR HEAD

From opera to cinema, from cabaret to Kanye. We offer different types of culture to suit each student’s taste.

3

LANGUAGES

6

6

3

Foreign Language (Own choice)

X

X

X

@WORK

3

6

30

Business Fundamentals Cases

3

FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF

6

Practice Enterprise

9

International Traineeship

21

Looking for a nice student flat in Mechelen? Our database has plenty of options, so don’t stress. Need help talking to your landlord? We’ll help you!

MONEY BOX

As a student you’re often out and about. Rent a bike and get transport information: train, tram, bus, even airplane. We’ve got you covered!

minimum of

3

Seminars Portfolio

Practice Enterprise Lab

INTERNSHIP HOURS

€ 800 3

Business Intelligence Fundamentals

Paying for yourself or strapped for cash? Need a financial plan for your tuition fees or study grant? We’ll help you boost your finances. Our bursting databank of student jobs can help you easily earn some extra money.

IN PRACTICE 500

fixed amount

The Connected Company

3

• Europe: Norway, France, Spain, .. • Asia: China, Malaysia, South Korea • Africa: South Africa, Cape Verdian Islands • ...

TRANSPORT

COMING FROM A NON EEA-MEMBER STATE TO STUDY IN BELGIUM

3

9

HOME SWEET HOME

€ 106,90

Intellectual Capital

Digital Toolkit

INTERNATIONAL

GRANT STUDENT (fixed amount)

Project Management

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

The Student Services department is your buddy for anything large or small that’s unrelated to your course.

DESTINATIONS:

NO GRANT STUDENT € 234,10 + € 11,20 per study credit

3

International Project

TUITION FEES

We encourage and promote ideas put forward by student unions or individual initiatives. So bring it on!

FOOD AND DRINK Suffering from fear of failure or exam stress? Thanks to our workshops you’ll become a much stronger and more confident person. Experiencing a dip? A good chat can do wonders!

CULTUUR & CO

Crazy about sport? Or out of breath after climbing a few steps? Our range of sports will keep you in top condition.

HURRAY FOR A GOOD IDEA

= credits. Credits express how many hours you need, on average, to process the material (including class sessions). One credit represents approximately 25-30 hours. CR

FURTHER STUDY?

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OUR STUDENTS VALUE • Excellent contact with companies • Personal contact with lecturers • Achievable course goals

SECOND BACHELOR (abbreviated route)

àà Extra specialisation within Company Management (in one or two years)

MASTER

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