Advanced Bachelor International Management (Kortrijk)

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At VIVES Kortrijk, you can enrol in an all-English International Management programme. Our Advanced Bachelor in International Management is designed for recent graduates and young professionals who wish to develop their career in an international company. The programme is open to students who already hold a bachelor's degree and have an English language level of at least B2.

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We offer a full-time 1 year (12 months) programme to students who already have at least a bachelor degree. The programme is entirely in English. It provides the student with a helicopter view of business, based around 4 clusters: business essentials, entrepreneurship, personal & management skills and business in practice.

Preferably we admit students, who studied in the field of Commercial Sciences, Business Management and Informatics, but we welcome a limited number of students with a different educational background, such as technology. After a screening and approval of the application by our commission, these students can be admitted.

We require that students have a B2 level mastery of English.

In order to apply, please complete the application form. After reviewing your application, you will be contacted for scheduling an intake interview. For all information concerning visa-applications, please refer to the website of IBZ, the official website of the Belgian Immigraton Office.

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Why enrol for this programme?

The Advanced Bachelor of International Management is a subsequent bachelor programme that provides you with solid professional knowledge and enables you to master business operations in foreign countries. It also offers real-life experiences in multicultural environments. It’s a 12-month full-time programme, taking place on campus Kortrijk, Belgium.

The programme provides you with a helicopter view on business around 4 topics: Business Essentials, Entrepreneurship, Personal & Management Skills and Business in Practice. In total, the programme consists of 15 modules and combines professional courses with an in-depth view of all functional areas of management, competence development in different business environments and team building for international consulting projects. You will be able to take on a business language course of Dutch or English among others.

The programme is taught in an interactive way. Students are expected to actively participate in class discussions, analyse business cases, prepare business presentations, report by means of group papers and engage in computer-assisted exercises.


What are the admission requirements?

- Candidates should hold a degree that represents 3 years of full-time study at university college level, resulting in a bachelor’s degree (a full-time, 3/4-year curriculum, excluding orientation or preparatory years). *

- Fluency in English level CEFR level B2. We require the following certificates as proof:

  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT79 or CBT 213 or PBT 550
  • TOEIC Listening 490 + Reading 455 + Speaking 200 + Writing 200
  • SAT Reasoning Test Critical Reading 500 + Writing 500
  • ACT English 20 + Reading 20
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) grade A, B or C
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English(CPE) grade A, B or C

- Proof of sufficient means of subsistence:

  • via a blocked account
  • by providing us with the name and contact details of your sponsor

*It is possible to apply before having completed your studies. In this case, the selection procedure will take place under the assumption that you graduate from your present studies before starting the programme.


Is there an application deadline?

  • students with a Belgian diploma: September 13, 2021.
  • students with a European diploma: August 17, 2021.
  • students from non-EU countries who are already in Belgium with a visa: May 31, 2021.
  • students from non-EU countries who need a visa: April 1, 2021*
  • 29 June 2021: start date to finalise enrolment at Student Administration of VIVES
  • 20 September 2021: start date of the courses for academic year 21-22

*the application should be made as soon as possible


What’s the enrolment fee?

Belgian and EEA students: 1965.20 euros per academic year (2022/2023*)

Non-EEA students: 4,900.00 euros per academic year (2022/2023*)

Included: all student facilities at VIVES.

Excluded: estimated additional cost of course material, books, living, housing and travel expenses.

*The fees for academic years are subject to change every year.


Is there an internship?

The programme includes a three-month internship in a country of your choice to learn the tricks of the trade.

This internship should be performed in a company with a strong international focus.


What languages are part of the curriculum?

One of our modules focuses solely on languages. The module consists of two language courses.

The following languages are offered: Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish, Italian

Our language courses are customized to the level each student. We provide multiple levels in each language so that both beginners as advanced speakers are able to improve their language skills.

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Insurance and housing

Belgium is a very safe travel destination. However, in order to be prepared for anything, we'd like you to take a look at what you need in terms of insurance. This should be taken care of before you travel to Belgium to start your classes here with us at VIVES. Check our page about insurance to read more about it.

When applying, check carefully with your home coordinator if you come for a semester or full academic year. This determines that you have a grant for that period or have sufficient means of subsistence. Leaving before the time agreed upon can only be accepted in exceptional cases such as illness or family reasons and has no influence on the obligation of paying the rent.

We stress that the housing contract is binding. Exams or tests at distance (for those exceptional cases) can be set up if necessary, as long as this bears the agreement of the home institution. If students decide to leave us without an official notification and justification by their home international coordinator, we decline all responsibility and will not issue a Transcript of Records.

Course content
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Study material

Study materials include books, courses and digital learning materials that you need to for the successful completion of the programme.

Study material

This study material can be offered in paper form (printed course texts, readers, learning and workbooks, reference books) or in electronic form (e-books, PDF documents, PowerPoint presentations, online tutorials, audio and video). Our electronic learning environment, Toledo, plays a central role in your education. There, you will find all information on your courses, teachers, and course materials.

Subjects and contents

Curious which subjects you will take during your education? Check below for a concise overview or look at the complete ECTS sheet.

Subjects and contents

Here you will find the ECTS-sheet of this programme. ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer System and is the European system for the transfer and accumulation of study credits. 1 study point equals 25 to 30 hours of work.

Study material

This study material can be offered in paper form (printed course texts, readers, learning and workbooks, reference books) or in electronic form (e-books, PDF documents, PowerPoint presentations, online tutorials, audio and video). Our electronic learning environment, Toledo, plays a central role in your education. There, you will find all information on your courses, teachers, and course materials.

What to do after your training Advanced Bachelor International Management?

Continue studying

For the majority of students, this is a final year. After this programme, students are therefore ready for the job market. Yet there are certainly students who follow a master's programme after this one. Conversely, there are students with a master's degree who follow this programme in order to professionalise.


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What are my career opportunities after completing this programme?

  • Various positions and managerial responsibilities within multinational companies or SMEs that are internationally oriented.
  • Becoming an independent entrepreneur
  • Applying for a master degree at several Belgian universities

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