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Career perspective after International Business Administration

After you have completed your Bachelor's program in International Business Administration (IBA), you have a worldwide range of options. When thinking about life after your Bachelor's, the first question to ask yourself is: "Do I want to pursue a Master's degree or directly enter the job market?"

Pursuing a Master’s degree

In the Netherlands, most students who completed their Bachelor’s opt to pursue a Master's degree during which they further deepen their knowledge and enrich their skill set. With a Tilburg University Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration, you have earned a highly valued diploma. You can be sure that prestigious Master's programs all over the world are within your reach.

Starting your professional career

Because the IBA Bachelor is so broad, you have a range of different fields you can pursue a career in, ranging from general management jobs, to the (management of) marketing, corporate finance, accounting, or even HR. You might kick-start your career with an international management traineeship, or pursue a career directly in international marketing and sales, international business consultancy, or international financial management. If you prefer the non-profit sector, you might consider supranational government positions, or even taking your academic skills to the next level and pursuing a PhD.

Employers & IBA

The value of your Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration is widely recognized by companies in the Netherlands and abroad. Firms hire graduates of Tilburg University regularly because of their strong analytical skills and the reputation of the program. Many companies come to our campus every year to give workshops, guest lectures, and to recruit students, for example during the Economic Business Weeks Tilburg.

Where are our alumni working?

As specified, it’s most common for students in the Netherlands to pursue a Master’s degree after they graduate from their Bachelor’s at a research university. IBA is a big first step towards a grand international career. We actively track where our graduates go after finishing their Master’s. On average, our graduates find employment within three months after graduation. Where do they end up? Here are some examples of positions our graduates currently hold:

  • Brand Specialist Australia at Red Bull
  • Senior Manager Marketing & Sales at Philips Lighting
  • Associate Account Strategist at Google
  • Procurement Specialist at Goodyear China
  • Consultant at Deloitte
  • Corporate Finance Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers

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