Bachelor in International Business & Law (SDP)

Course typeBachelor
Course sectorBusiness
Course duration1 year
Starting dateSept. 2014
DegreeBa of Business Administration
Tuition fee (EU/EEA students) € 2,060
Tuition fee (NON-EU students)(specification) € 7,800

This international Short degree programme has been created for students that have completed three years of higher education in Business Management or related study and wish to finish their four year bachelor programme with an international specialization or for students that have their bachelor title and wish to receive an additional (internationally acknowledged) Dutch bachelor degree in Management, Economy and Law (BBA) by completing this international Final year.

This short degree programme offers an opportunity for international students (EU and non-EU) to learn to deal with international business challenges, experience inter cultural differences and develop new approaches to international cooperation in the business and public domain taking important legal and society issues into account. Related issues are: legal aspects of international business relations, corporate governance, business ethics and compliance to international codes. It is an opportunity to develop expertise in solving problems and dealing with issues that arise in international business activities where international business strategy meets political, legal and ethical demands. As a future international consultant you wish to expand your skills in cooperating with others in an inter cultural and international setting.

The programme offers good opportunities to develop relevant professional competencies like negotiating, advising, project management, inter cultural communication, doing research and translating legal knowledge into practical solutions. The courses contain a broad variety of lectures and workshops. As part of the programme you will be working on practical assignments for business and government. Learning by doing is a concept we believe in: a real life assignment not only motivates students but it also enables them to learn in a more effective way. This will enhance your skills in analyzing and solving problems in the field of international cooperation and business relations.

Assignments may concern issues like: integrity in public contracting, legal advice on international business expansion, comparative research on the establishment of legal entities, cross border cooperation or legal and economical issues concerning the European internal market. On successful completion of the Final year students will receive the internationally acknowledged degree of BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration).

Based on the believe that economical and governmental cooperation on an international level is fundamental to world wide development and prosperity the programme is aimed at furthering and facilitating international exchange and mutual understanding.

This programme:

  • Prepares young professionals to work in the international arena to help built mutually beneficial international relations.
  • Aid governments and businesses in different countries across the world to achieve their objectives in applying (international) laws, codes and rules.
  • Provides knowledge and insight into legal and ethical issues that need to be resolved while building international relations both between businesses and/or governmental organizations.
  • Conducts research in various legal subject areas.
  • Develops knowledge, skills and attitude to develop one’s professionalism on a lifelong basis in order to function in various positions in business, governments and society.


First Semester:

  • International Law
  • European Law
  • International Private law
  • Intercultural management and communication skills,
  • Emerging economies
  • International policy dilemma's,
  • Research methodology and Reporting skills,
  • Elective
  • Practical assignment

Second Semester: Graduation assignment/ final thesis

As part of the programme students work as an international interdisciplinary team on an practice orientated research assignment formulated by one of our partners in international business and governance. Due to these experiences in real life inter cultural management students get acquainted with inter cultural aspects of working in an international setting and to learn to deal with cultural differences. In the graduation assignment extra emphasis is put on research methodology, information analyzes and writing skills. Within the graduation assignment each student may contribute related to his or her expertise, affinity and specialization.

Assignments may be concerned with issues like: integrity in public contracting, cross border cooperation in law enforcement, legal advice on international business expansion, comparative research on the establishment of legal entities, researching legal risks in international trade, legal and economical aspects within the European internal market and international markets.

More information

Please download our coursebook for more information about the programme.

Before you can be admitted to this degree course you need to have a secondary school certificate and a minimum of three years of higher education in any discipline related to and including Business administration.

Do you have a foreign degree?

In this case the Saxion will determine the value of your secondary certificate and compare it to the Dutch certificate to determine its level. It should be the equivalent of the Dutch certificate of secondary education, e.g. the German Abitur (allgemeine Hochschulreife), the Britisch GCE A-levels or GSCE grades A, B or C, the French baccalaureat, or the American High School (top stream or plus 1 year of college). Secondly Saxion will determine whether your further study is the equivalent to three years of Dutch higher education. If both of these equal the Dutch entry requirements, you can be admitted to the course. All students who wish to start this final year need to have a good command of English.

If you do not have the Dutch nationality, we require:

  • A minimum of three years of higher education in any discipline related to and including Business Administration,
  • Either a IELTS test score of 6.0 or a TOEFL test-score of 550. All students who wish to start this final year need to have a good command of English (IELTS 6.0 or similar). Check our general entry requirements.

As a beginning professional you have learned to apply knowledge and skills suitable for management and staff positions at the middle or higher level in all sorts of organizations: i.e. profit and non-profit, governmental, industrial and service organizations. Some jobs descriptions are: compliance officer with international bank or trust companies, corporate social responsibility officer for large international companies, account manager for international small business, international trading officer, legal consultant to a trade organization, (non) governmental integrity auditor, labor organization officer, commercial-legal expert and many more...

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