Everything about International Business at the University of Groningen!

What does International Business at the University of Groningen mean?

With the three-year Bachelor’s degree in International Business at the University of Groningen you will be trained for a management position in an international business environment. The study is, of course, internationally oriented and taught in English. Additionally, you will be given the opportunity to study abroad for one semester.

You will follow a combination of courses such as Business Management, Sociology, Economics and Law. For this study, it is important to have a good command of the English language, as well as an understanding of mathematical, quantitative research methods and economics. Additionally, the differences in doing business in different countries should be something that makes you enthusiastic. The diversity in origins of fellow students and teachers at the University of Groningen will help you learn more about this.

In the first year of the course, you will start off with an intensive introductory programme and lay a broad foundation. In the second year, you will follow the courses Cross-Cultural Management, Comparative Country Studies, as well as Research Methods and Statistics. You will attend lectures by guest speakers, attend workshops and seminars and take short study trips.

In the third year you will study a year abroad, as mentioned earlier. Here, you will develop your international skills. In the final stage of International Business, you will write a Bachelor’s thesis. Do you want to know more about the course? Check out the website of the University of Groningen here.

Why study International Business at the University of Groningen?

Check out all the reasons why you should study International Business!

Study Association EBF

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EBF is the faculty association for the students from International Business at the University of Groningen. EBF is your partner in study and career. By example you can order books for your study with a discount or find a job or internship via EBF. They organise a lot of events related to study, career and recreation. Check out their website for or the events, or if you want to become a member here!

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What can Slim Academy do for you as an International Business student?

Optimal study support in higher education, since 1994!

Slim Academy is the quality label for study support in higher education. Since our foundation in 1994, helping students obtain all of their ECTS credits have been central. We do this by offering summaries, exam training on location, online exam training and 1-on-1 thesis supervision. We now sell more than 200,000 products a year and Slim Academy has been able to develop from small student start-ups to market leaders in study support in higher education in the Netherlands. With 5 locations, more than 800 student employees and 150 thesis supervisors throughout the Netherlands, there is always someone there for you. And we are proud of that! With our team in Groningen, we can offer International Business students at the University of Groningen optimal study support.

No matter what obstacles you may encounter while studying, as a student, Slim Academy allows you to achieve your study goal in a way that fits your situation.

Studying is difficult for a variety of reasons. We believe that matching our study-support products and services to the specific needs of students in higher education makes studying more pleasant, efficient and, above all, more effective.

– Structural quality in everything we do
– Let everything be action-oriented
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“The summary of Slim Studying is always very clear, which means that I can get through the material well. In addition, there are always practical lists and bullet points that give me a good picture of the material. “


“Very nice summaries, which are very complete. The only downside is that sometimes they are very long, but that makes sense with such thick books. “


Quality summaries for International Business at the RUG?

For quality summaries and lecture excerpts of International Business subjects, you are at the right address!

We offer summaries for (almost) all International Business courses. The summaries of Slim Academy offer you the optimum preparation for your exams! Do you find it difficult to get a clear overview of all the study material? Are you missing the big picture or have you started studying too late? The Slim Academy summaries will help your during your learning process and help you towards a high grade for your exams! Curious about our offer? Check out all the available summaries for the study International Business at the University of Groningen or view a sample copy here!

  • Very high quality summaries

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Free supplements

For some International Business courses, the study material is delivered just before the exam, or the last lecture is only given a few days before the exam. We will put this material online for you for free on our supplements page! This way you can still learn all the study material in time for your exam. Check the supplements page to see which supplements are available for International Business at the University of Groningen. That way you can always learn all the exam material.



Slim Academy exam training

The best exam training since 1994!

Are you looking for an optimal preparation for your International Business exams? We offer various exam training courses for International Business at the University of Groningen! Since 1994, we have aided more than 64,000 students optimally prepare for their exams! We offer qualitative exam trainings that are given by student teachers. Our teachers have completed the course with a high grade and therefore know better than anyone what you need to know to pass the exam. With a Slim Academy exam training you are ensured of an optimal preperation for all those difficult International Business exams. If by any chance you did not pass your exam with a Slim Academy exam training, we will offer you a free resit course!

  • 12,000+ students per year

  • 5 locations in the Netherlands

  • 800+ student employees

  • The best teachers

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The locations of the exam trainings

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The courses for students of the University of Groningen and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences of Groningen take place at Slim Academy’s building located at Kwinkenplein 8-4 in the city centre of Groningen. The location can be reached within a one minute walk from the Grote Markt. In exceptional cases the courses can take place at buildings owned by the University Groningen or at conference rooms in  restaurants.

New: Affordable subscriptions!

Obtain all of your ECTS even easier with our convenient subscriptions!

For the ideal preparation for your International Business exams, you can purchase a Slim Academy subscription. You will receive all the products of your subscription automatically at home and save up to 60%, compared to purchasing individual products.

An overview of our products and subscriptions can be found here.

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Thesis supervision at Slim Academy

Personal thesis supervision for every student!

Do you need help or guidance when writing your thesis? Together with a team of 170 professional thesis supervisors, we offer thesis supervision for all students at the University of Groningen. Every thesis has its own research question and is therefore unique, just like the student. No student and thesis are the same. For this reason we offer personal thesis supervision. Together with an expert in the field of your thesis subject, we will help you write your thesis succesfully. Have you finished your thesis completely, but do you want a final check before you finally submit it? Slim Academy, additionally, offers a review service, where we check your thesis for content, structure and language errors.

Curious about what Slim Academy can do for your thesis? Click here for more information and request a free and non-binding consultation.

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Slim Academy is the market leader in the field of academic study support, higher professional education and academic thesis supervision. Our head office is located in the Erasmus Center for Entrepreneurship in Rotterdam and in Amsterdam, Groningen, Leiden, Utrecht, Maastricht and Rotterdam we have branches where we can come in contact with students.

In the cities, our Study Managers, Authors, Student Teachers, Thesis Supervisors and MatchMakers are ready to offer the best study support. Working at Slim Academy means working in a social, ambitious and entrepreneurial environment, where your knowledge and skills are used to take students to a higher level. Will you join our team?

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