International Business and Trade Short Programme (English)

Specialisation of the bachelor’s degree Business Management

Locatie: Mechelen -Campus De Vest

Do you dream of an international career in business? And do you already have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in tourism, hospitality or another field of study? Then this short programme will allow you to obtain a second bachelor’s degree in just one year!

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  • Programme
  • Practice makes perfect
  • Personal coaching
  • Go International
  • Programme


    After this one-year course you will think in business models, know more about the economic make up of different continents and will be able to analyse economic data with ease.

    Semester 1

    During the first semester you will gain more insight in a broad range of subjects related to international business including finance, management, economics, export, supply chain, ERP and so much more.

    Semester 2

    The focus in the second semester is largely on real live practice. You will first gain international experience during an internship abroad to complete the programme with a thesis proving  that you can carry out independent research in your own area of interest.

    Take a look in the programme guide for more details.

  • Practice makes perfect

    Practice makes perfect

    In this short programme, you will take all courses in English, together with international students. This will allow you to improve your interpersonal and communication skills, preparing you to operate effectively in the globalised business world of the 21st century.

  • Personal coaching

    Personal coaching

    At Thomas More you can always count on personalised counselling and coaching. Programme manager Jan Wostyn will help you answer all of your questions related to your field of study. All questions about your individual study programme, exemptions or credits can be directed to the study counsellor Kristel Van Leuven.  Do you need study advice? Your study coach Christina Hermans is there to guide you.

  • Go International

    Go International

    Through this programme you can gain international experience anywhere in the world. In the past students have done internships in the US, China, Malaysia, South Africa, Brazil, Dubai, France, Germany, Russia, Mexico, ...

Waarom kiezen voor International Business and Trade Short Programme (English)?

100% English: Yes you can!

Thomas More has 5 English-taught bachelor degree programmes in order to make our high-quality education accessible for (foreign) students with high ambitions. You can join our English programmes after proving you are reasonably proficient at speaking and writing English (level B2, European Framework).

Internationalization @ Thomas More

Thomas More participates actively in international networks in line with its different study fields. This is an ideal forum for trustworthy partnerships. Sometimes these partnerships are suggested by common partners or via project cooperation. Thomas More aims at partnerships in all Erasmus+ participating countries.

@ work

Practice is key throughout your training. With extensive project work, business cases during the courses and participation in congresses we fully immerse you in the business world. During your last year you will even go one step further and work for an international company for four months.

Na je studie

  • Finding a job
  • Additional studies
  • Finding a job

    Finding a job

    After graduation the world will be at your feet. Both SME and multinational companies with international ambitions, are potential employers. With good training in international entrepreneurship some of our students even start their own company. Last year a Thomas More-alumnus won a prize for best start-up of the year.

    Consultancy or advisory functions for companies linking investors to different cultures are also within your reach. A few examples of potential employers: Brussels airport, DB Schenker, DHL, Flanders Investment & Trade, CS&A, Chambers of Commerce or P&G.

  • Additional studies

    Additional studies

    Additional bachelor degree

    • extra specialization within Business Management (in one or two years)
    • Additional bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Leisure

    Master's degree

    • In Belgium or abroad
    • Via exchange programme: Business & Trade, Business Administration, Public Management and Policy, Corporate Communication, ...

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