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Business Management - English Programme

Bachelor of Business Management, specialisation Business Management & Entrepreneurship - English Programme at VIVES Zuid

The Bachelor of Business Management programme is designed for Belgian and international students who wish to gain a profound knowledge of different management domains and obtain an international business degree within the intercultural context of a globalised world. International fellow students, foreign lecturers, study trips and exchange possibilities will enhance the cross-cultural awareness and communication.

STUDY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AT VIVES FOR AN INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
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The Bachelor of Business Management, specialisation Business Management & Enterpreneurship is organised at VIVES University of Applied Sciences, department of commercial sciences and business management, campus Kortrijk.

Kortrijk is the beating heart of Flemish entrepreneurship and design, fostering innovation and creativity. The city harbours various large multinationals like Barco and Bekaert. There is also a wide range of industry or service-oriented SMEs. This provides the region with the second lowest unemployment rate in Europe. The historic town centre offers an inspiring backdrop and the vibrant university town is strategically located in, and part of, the Belgian-French metropolis of Kortrijk, Lille and Tournai.

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Why enrol for this programme?

Do the following statements apply to you?

  • You would like to set up your own company.
  • You want to hold a general management position within a small or medium sized enterprise or pursue a management position in one of a wide range of domains within an international company.
  • You have an international focus.
  • You are interested in intercultural relations and keen to work in multicultural teams.

Yes? Then this study programme is made for you.

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What languages are part of the curriculum?

Within the programme you choose each year two foreign languages. For non-native speakers, English as the first foreign language is mandatory. The second foreign language can be chosen freely (French, Spanish or German) but has to be different from the mother tongue.

Native English speakers choose Dutch as their first language and can pick one or two languages from: Spanish, German or French.

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Double degree programmes

Within the programme it is possible to obtain a double degree at one of our partner universities. If you are fluent in French, you can obtain a double degree at one of our Walloon partner university colleges in Belgium or study in France for one year. You can also earn a second degree at one of our Danish partner universities or even in South Korea. In that case, you will have a full English programme.

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What's the enrolment fee?

  • Belgian and EEA students: 961.90 euros per academic year (2021/2022)
  • Non-EEA students: 4,900.00 euros per academic year (2021/2022)

Included: all student facilities at VIVES. Excluded: estimated additional cost of course material, books, living, housing and travel expenses.

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What are the admission requirements?

For Belgian students the admission requirements for a Bachelor’s programme apply.

For EEA and non- EEA students the equivalence of the obtained degree will be first checked by our admission office.

Fluency in English level B2 both written and spoken is required. We require one of the following certificates as proof:

• International English Language Testing System (IELTS) min. 6.0
• Duolingo English Test min. 105
• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT (institution code: C314) min. 79
• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) CBT (institution code: C314) min 213
• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) PBT (institution code: C314) min. 550
• Test of English for International Communication (TOIC) Listening 490 + Reading 455 + Speaking 200 + Writing 200
• ACT English 20 + Reading 20
• SAT Reasoning Test Critical Reading 500 + Writing 500
• C1 Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English, CAE) Grade A, B or C
• C2 Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English, CPE) Grade A, B or C

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Exemptions:

Applicants with a university degree or high school / college degree earned in ‘Inner Circle’3 : United Kingdom, USA, New Zealand, Australia, Canada ( except Quebec), Ireland, Caribbean Islands and South Africa. The certified degree and transcripts suffice, provided they confirm that the entire study was completed in English.

Students who have obtained a Flemish or Dutch diploma of secondary education are also exempted.

It is compulsory for non-EEA students to make use of the blocked account of VIVES. To be allowed to enroll, 10.000 EUR should be transmitted to the blocked account to make sure that the student can provide for him/herself during the period of study.

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Is there an application deadline?

Deadline for application is:

Candidate-students with a non-Flemish degree, can register online for the academic year 2021-2022 (starting in September 2021) as of 1 November 2020.

The application deadline for the academic year 2021-2022:

for students within the European Economic Area (= EEA students*) is 3 September 2021, starting on 1 November 2020.

for students outside the European Economic Area (= non-EEA students*) is 1 June 2021, starting on 1 November 2020.

Member States of the European Economic Area are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

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Ensurance and enrolment

Belgium is a very safe travel destination, but you are advised to look into the insurance you will need, so you arrive well prepared. These are things you should take care of before travelling to Belgium and starting your classes here with us at VIVES. Check our page about insurance to read more about it.

When applying, check with your home coordinator whether you are coming for a semester or a whole academic year. This implies 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 emergencies and has no influence on the obligation of paying 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 has the consent of the home institution. If students decide to leave us without an official notification or justification by their international coordinator, we decline all responsibility and will not issue a Transcript of Records.

Can I study abroad during this programme?

You can study at a foreign partner university as an Erasmus+ exchange for the duration of one term in your final year. Doing an internship abroad within the Erasmus+ programme will also be encouraged.

Within the programme you will also have several opportunities to go on a student trip abroad to a country within or outside of Europe, as far as China or Colombia if you like!

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Discover the world during your studies!

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I particularly like the diversity of the bachelor's programme: you get to know the business world inside and out, in all its facets.

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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.

Courses and content

Download the timetable with an overview of the different course units in the first, second and third phase of your programme.

Courses and content

Here you can 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 ECTS equals 25 to 30 hours of work.
 

Timetable

Below is an example of what your weekly schedule could look like.

Timetable

 

Please note: as for the languages you choose whether you want to take French and/or German and/or Spanish and/or Dutch (only for non native Dutch speakers).  It is mandatory to choose 1 language on top of English but possible to choose a second language on top as well. The alternative is an extra course. You make this choice at the beginning of the academic year.

Below is an example of what your class schedule might look like in the first semester. Because not all courses are taught throughout the academic year, you will obviously not find all course units in this sample table. When drawing up each class schedule, we try to limit the number of skips as much as possible.

 

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VIVES Kortrijk
VIVES Kortrijk
  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
8:45
International commercial law
Dutch
Talent development
German
Accountancy
 
9:45
International commercial law
Dutch
Communication skills
German
Accountancy
 
10:45
Pause
11:00
English (non-native speakers)
Introduction to Marketing
Business Office Skills
Spanish
Product development and innovation
 
12:00
English (non-native speakers)
Introduction to Marketing
Business Office Skills
Spanish
Product development and innovation
 
13:00
Pause
14:00
 
International Trade and payment procedures
Excel 1
 
French
 
15:00
Pause
15:15
 
International Trade and payment procedures
Excel 1
 
French
 
16:15
 
Introduction to marketing
   
French
 
VIVES Kortrijk
  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
8:45
International commercial law
Dutch 1
Talent development
German 1
Accountancy
 
9:45
International commercial law
Dutch 1
Communication skills
German 1
Accountancy
 
10:45
Pause
11:00
English (non-native speakers)
Introduction to marketing
Business Office Skills
 
Product development and innovation
 
12:00
English (non-native speakers)
Introduction to marketing
Business Office Skills
 
Product development and innovation
 
13:00
Pause
14:00
German/Spanish
International Trade and Payment Procedures
Excel 1
 
French
 
15:00
Pause
15:15
German/Spanish
International Trade and Payment Procedures
Excel 1
 
French
 
16:15
 
Introduction to marketing
   
French
 

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's the next step after graduating?
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Continue studying

  • One-year Advanced Bachelor’s Degree International Management to further deepen your knowledge (programme entirely in English or Dutch and English).
  • Postgraduate degrees that can be combined with a first job opportunity
  • An extra professional Bachelor’s degree within our field of study can be obtained in 1 or 1.5 year (programmes in Dutch) at our University of applied sciences.
  • Master’s degree at a university
  • Study opportunities abroad
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What are my career options after completing this programme?

  • Various positions and managerial responsibilities within SMEs or multinational companies.
  • Becoming an independent entrepreneur

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