Amsterdam – Business & Economics

IES Abroad

Program Description

Amsterdam – Business & Economics

IES Abroad

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Why Amsterdam?

Imagine studying international business and global economics in beautiful Amsterdam, one of Europe’s leading cities for business and progressive social and economic policy. It’s also a hub for entrepreneurship and start-ups. With its central location in Europe and full-member status in the European Union, the Netherlands is the perfect place to study abroad and understand not only business and economics in the Netherlands, but across all of Europe—its significant trading partners are Germany, Belgium, France, and the United Kingdom.

What You'll Study

By enrolling in this program, you’ll have the unique opportunity to choose from a large variety of Business and Economics courses at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Located in Amsterdam’s business district, the School of Economics & Business Administration has applied for AACSB accreditation and offers courses in Business Information Systems, Finance, International Business Law, Global Supply Chain Management, Organization Theory, and many other topics. You can also supplement your studies at the VU with an IES Abroad course taught at the Center in Art History, Art, Cultural Studies, Dutch, or Gender Studies.

Daily Life

Amsterdam and the Netherlands will be your classroom. You will get a first-hand understanding of how business and trade work in the European Union and how changes in border policy (both in Europe and abroad) might produce unforeseen circumstances. Field trips will take you off the beaten path to places like Rotterdam, Maastricht, or Texel Island, and course-related trips in and around Amsterdam will provide valuable insight into what you’re learning in the classroom.

We want you to feel at home in Amsterdam, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the city. From housing to cultural events, our job is to make sure you have the most authentic study abroad experience possible.

Imagine studying international business and global economics in beautiful Amsterdam, one of Europe’s leading cities for business and progressive social and economic policy. It’s also a hub for entrepreneurship and start-ups. With its central location in Europe and full-member status in the European Union, the Netherlands is the perfect place to study abroad and understand not only business and economics in the Netherlands, but across all of Europe—its significant trading partners are Germany, Belgium, France, and the United Kingdom.

By enrolling in this program, you’ll have the unique opportunity to choose from a large variety of Business and Economics courses at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Located in Amsterdam’s business district, the School of Economics & Business Administration has applied for AACSB accreditation and offers courses in Business Information Systems, Finance, International Business Law, Global Supply Chain Management, Organization Theory, and many other topics. You can also supplement your studies at the VU with an IES Abroad course taught at the Center in Art History, Art, Cultural Studies, Dutch, or Gender Studies.

Amsterdam and the Netherlands will be your classroom. You will get a first-hand understanding of how business and trade work in the European Union and how changes in border policy (both in Europe and abroad) might produce unforeseen circumstances. Field trips will take you off the beaten path to places like Rotterdam, Maastricht, or Texel Island, and course-related trips in and around Amsterdam will provide valuable insight into what you’re learning in the classroom.

We want you to feel at home in Amsterdam, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the city. From housing to cultural events, our job is to make sure you have the most authentic study abroad experience possible.

Academics

Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences.

While in Amsterdam, you take 15-19 credits per semester at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’s School of Economics & Business Administration, which is awaiting AACSB accreditation.

Create your own academic experience by selecting from the following required and optional components:

  • 3-5 Business or Economics courses at the School of Economics & Business Administration (VU) (required, 3 credits each)
  • One IES Abroad area studies course (optional, credits vary)

Courses

This is a list of planned course offerings. After you are accepted, you will see a list of final course offerings in your MyIESabroad account.

VU University Amsterdam (VU) Courses

  • Courses at the VU are listed in ECTS. 2 ECTS=1 U.S. Credit.
  • Fall classes are offered in Periods 1 and 2. Spring courses are offered in Periods 4 and 5
  • Fall students are expected to enroll in a minor for their course of study.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 7, 2017
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