What is

International Business Administration?

  • Receive a solid educational foundation in the four core pillars of business: marketing, organization and management, accounting, and finance.
  • Unlike economics, which focuses on relations in the economic environment, International Business Administration focuses on all aspects of running a large, global organization, as well as its relationship to the outside world.
  • After a foundational phase in which you rapidly immerse yourself in all aspects of a global organization, you can specialize in the topics of your choice during your exchange period and in your thesis.
  • Develop business skills in the areas of teamwork, communication and (intercultural) communication, systematic research, planning, writing, presenting, reporting, and entrepreneurship.

What can you do after

International Business Administration?

Graduates from the International Business Administration program at Tilburg University have ended up in a range of careers:

Field of work IBA alumni

Why study International Business Administration in Tilburg?

  • Follow a high-quality program that is listed as number one in the field of business administration in the Netherlands (Elsevier 2015 and Keuzegids 2016).
  • Get your feet on the ground in your first year by helping a company solve a real-life problem in our course ‘Project IBA’.
  • Develop the skills to navigate an international business landscape in our course ‘Comparative & Cross-Cultural Management’.
  • Combine the broad foundation of the first two years of International Business Administration with a focused approach in year three to prepare yourself perfectly for a specialized Master’s program in the Netherlands or abroad.
  • Become part of an international classroom in which many of your classmates come from abroad.

Meet our students

Our students are happy to talk about their experiences during and after their studies. What do they like about International Business Administration and study at Tilburg University?

"IBA provides the perfect opportunity to combine global interests with an ambition to work in the economic business environment." - Carl

Yearly tuition fees and cost of living

Financial matters

Please note: the tuition fees mentioned above are the tuition fees for 2016-2017. The tuition fees increase by about 3% each year.

Quality assurance

Tilburg University and Tilburg School of Economics and Management hold excellent positions in international rankings:

  • # 51-75 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities in Economics / Business (Shanghai ranking, 2015)
  • # 51-100 in Business & Management according to the QS World University Rankings (2016)
  • # 47 in Economics & Econometrics according to the QS World University Rankings (2016)
  • # 29 (World) in the UT Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Ranking (2015)
  • # 3 (Europe) and # 19 (World) in the Tilburg University Economics Ranking (EconTop): World Top 100 of Economics Schools
Study in Holland AACSB NVAO Number 1 programme Keuzegids and Elsevier 2015-2016

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Get to know this program

Whether in person or online, there are plenty of ways to experience Tilburg University. You can visit our Open Day, become a student for a day or plan an individual visit. You can also meet us abroad or online.

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Meet us abroad

Meet us in your own country! Throughout the year we will visit education fairs around the globe.

Meet us online

  • Get in touch with an International Business Administration student via e-mail
  • Watch our video lectures
  • Take a virtual campus tour

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