Exchange programme | Business Management

Exchange programme

Locatie: Mechelen -Campus De Vest

Broaden your horizons!  

  • Entrepreneurship is in your blood; you know an opportunity when you see one. 
  • You’re ready to dive into the fast-paced world of global business and trade
  • You will explore cultural differences and their impact on foreign trade
  • The theoretical knowledge and insights you acquire come together with pragmatic models and practical skills to make a real impact
  • International experience and networks will add substance to your CV.
  • By combining language courses in Chinese, German, Spanish, French or Dutch, your studies will pave the way for an inspiring international career.  
  • Your time is valuable, so we are flexible!

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Martine Michiels
International Coordinator Business Unit
For all your questions on the courses and Learning Agreements.
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
International Office
For all your questions on the application procedure & practical arrangements.
Inge Vervoort -IO
Inge Vervoort
Head International Office

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Your experience is the added value

Be a part of a talented, diverse and international class and experience the true meaning and power of interculturality first hand. Start building your international network from day one along with the foundations of a rich and rewarding career!  

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Dreaming of an international career

Do you want to gain a broad global outlook in business, develop your soft skills and realise your international dreams.
You’ll learn how to analyse economic data, to think in business models, to discover the different economic make-up of various continents and you’ll develop strong interpersonal and communication skills which are essential to make a difference in the globalized business world of the 21st century.

 

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Prepare for a professional career

Put theory into practice right from the word “go”. With extensive hands-on project work, real-life business cases, international conferences and a 4-month international internship that fully immerse you in the exciting, fast-paced world of global business. Your international network will be well established by the time you graduate.

Programme

  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Course overview
  • Conditions
  • Exam regulations
  • Personal coaching
  • Overview

    International Business and Trade: new markets, new concepts, growing demands, international projects. This program combines business, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, language courses and so much more.
    We advise students to choose courses for approx. 30 ECTS per semester.
    Select the courses out of one phase and complete with electives. Thomas More remains the right to change the learning agreement upon arrival if the student doesn’t meet the requirements to enter the course.

    The academic year in a nutshell

  • Courses

    Below you can find an overview of the courses ( under reservation of changes), with the number of credits per phase. Credits express how many hours you need on average to process the subject matter (incl. lessons). Count about 25 to 30 hours for 1 study credit. 

    • We have explained the most important courses in a blue tooltip.  
    • Would you like to know the detailed content of each subject? Check the programme guide. 
    • Language courses: exchange students must include in their application a document stating their actual level of the chosen language.
    • The combination of courses from different phases can be restricted by planning issues.
    • Courses marked with a * are offered fully online. This means you don't have to physically come to Belgium to take these courses.
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    Course module 1
    Asian Business Topics YB1005 3 x
    African Business Topics YB1026 3 x
    Business Fundamentals YB1316 3 x
    Marketing Fundamentals YB1281 3 x
    Procurement & Supply Chain YB0999 3 x
    Entrepreneurial Management 1 YB1004 3 x
    Sales YB1001 3 x
    Introduction to Financial Management YB1317 3 x
    Chinese 1 YB1060 3 x
    Deutsch 1 XL YB1063 3 x
    Spanish 1 YB1066 3 x
    French 1 YB1069 3 x
    Survival Dutch YR0118 3 x
    Course module 2
    Globalization & International Marketing YB0998 3 x
    International Project YB1039 3 x
    Financial Management YB1027 6 x
    Macro Economics YB1284 3 x
    Entrepreneurial Management 2 YB1195 3 x
    Business Intelligence Advanced YB1286 3 x
    Chinese 3 YB1062 3 x
    Deutsch 3 YO0238 3 x
    Spanish 3 YB1068 3 x
    French 3 YB1071 3 x
    Course module 3
    Export Management and Sourcing YB1130 3 x
    Entrepreneurial Management 2 YB1195 3 x
    Enterprise Resource Planning YB1127 3 x
    Corporate Social Responsability YB1319 3 x
    Cost Calculation YB1285 3 x
    Applied Business Intelligence YP0851 6 x
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    Social Media YB1131 3 x
    Chinese 4 YB1138 3 x
    Deutsch für Fortgeschrittene YO0440 3 x
    Spanish 4 YB1140 3 x
    French 4 YB1141 3 x
    Dutch A2 YE0388 3 x
    Data Science Fundamentals YP0820 6 x
    Intercultural Communication YR0129 3 x
    Psychology YC0950 3 x
    Course module 4
    Process & Project Management YB1086 3 x
    Micro Economics YB1146 3 x
    EU Business Topics YB1159 3 x
    Digital Skills YB1202 3 x
    Business Analytics YB1000 3 x
    Business Intelligence Fundamentals YB1006 3 x
    Personal Development YB1002 3 x
    Business Communication YB1125 3 x
    Chinese 2 YB1061 3 x
    Deutsch 2 XL YB1064 3 x
    Spanish 2 YB1067 3 x
    Survival French YB1321 3 x
    French 2 YB1070 3 x
    Survival Dutch YR0381 3 x
    Course module 5
    International Business Law YB1314 3 x
    Latin-American Business Topics YB0636 3 x
    North-American Business Topics YB1315 3 x
    Sales Management YB1149 3 x
    Contract Law YB1318 3 x
    Management skills YB1056 3 x
    Dutch A1 YR0609 3 x
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    Course module 1
    Asian Business Topics YB1005 3 x
    African Business Topics YB1026 3 x
    Business Fundamentals YB1316 3 x
    Marketing Fundamentals YB1281 3 x
    Procurement & Supply Chain YB0999 3 x
    Entrepreneurial Management 1 YB1004 3 x
    Sales YB1001 3 x
    Introduction to Financial Management YB1317 3 x
    Chinese 1 YB1060 3 x
    Deutsch 1 XL YB1063 3 x
    Spanish 1 YB1066 3 x
    French 1 YB1069 3 x
    Survival Dutch YR0118 3 x
    Course module 2
    Globalization & International Marketing YB0998 3 x
    International Project YB1039 3 x
    Financial Management YB1027 6 x
    Macro Economics YB1284 3 x
    Entrepreneurial Management 2 YB1195 3 x
    Business Intelligence Advanced YB1286 3 x
    Chinese 3 YB1062 3 x
    Deutsch 3 YO0238 3 x
    Spanish 3 YB1068 3 x
    French 3 YB1071 3 x
    Course module 3
    Export Management and Sourcing YB1130 3 x
    Entrepreneurial Management 2 YB1195 3 x
    Enterprise Resource Planning YB1127 3 x
    Corporate Social Responsability YB1319 3 x
    Cost Calculation YB1285 3 x
    Applied Business Intelligence YP0851 6 x
    Social Media YB1131 3 x
    Chinese 4 YB1138 3 x
    Deutsch für Fortgeschrittene YO0440 3 x
    Spanish 4 YB1140 3 x
    French 4 YB1141 3 x
    Dutch A2 YE0388 3 x
    Data Science Fundamentals YP0820 6 x
    Intercultural Communication YR0129 3 x
    Psychology YC0950 3 x
    Course module 4
    Process & Project Management YB1086 3 x
    Micro Economics YB1146 3 x
    EU Business Topics YB1159 3 x
    Digital Skills YB1202 3 x
    Business Analytics YB1000 3 x
    Business Intelligence Fundamentals YB1006 3 x
    Personal Development YB1002 3 x
    Business Communication YB1125 3 x
    Chinese 2 YB1061 3 x
    Deutsch 2 XL YB1064 3 x
    Spanish 2 YB1067 3 x
    Survival French YB1321 3 x
    French 2 YB1070 3 x
    Survival Dutch YR0381 3 x
    Course module 5
    International Business Law YB1314 3 x
    Latin-American Business Topics YB0636 3 x
    North-American Business Topics YB1315 3 x
    Sales Management YB1149 3 x
    Contract Law YB1318 3 x
    Management skills YB1056 3 x
    Dutch A1 YR0609 3 x
  • Course overview

    Courses

    We advise students to choose courses for approx. 30 ECTS per semester.

    1. For the Autumn semester (September - January), please select the courses out of package 1, 2 or 3.
    2. For the Spring semester (February-June), please select the courses out of package 4 or 5.
     CodeECTSAutumn  Spring

    Course module 1

       
    Asian Business TopicsYB10053x 
    African Business TopicsYB10263x 
    Business FundamentalsYB13163x 
    Marketing FundamentalsYB12813x 
    Procurement & Supply ChainYB09993x 
    Entrepreneurial Management 1YB10043x 
    SalesYB10013x 
    Introduction to Financial ManagementYB13173x 
    Chinese 1YB10603x 
    Deutsch 1 XLYB10633x 
    Spanish 1YB10663x 
    French 1YB10693x 
    Survival DutchYR01183x 
         

    Course module 2

       
    Globalization & International MarketingYB09983x 
    International ProjectYB10393x 
    Financial ManagementYB10276x 
    Macro EconomicsYB12843x 
    Entrepreneurial Management 2YB11953x 
    Business Intelligence AdvancedYB12863x 
    Chinese 3YB10623x 
    Deutsch 3YO02383x 
    Spanish 3YB10683x 
    French 3YB10713x 
         

    Course module 3

       
    Export Management and SourcingYB11303x 
    Entrepreneurial Management 2YB11953x 
    Enterprise Resource PlanningYB11273x 
    Corporate Social ResponsabilityYB13193x 
    Cost CalculationYB12853x 
    Applied Business IntelligenceYP08516x 
    Social MediaYB11313x 
    Chinese 4YB11383x 
    Deutsch für FortgeschritteneYO04403x 
    Spanish 4YB11403x 
    French 4YB11413x 
    Dutch A2YE03883x 
    Data Science FundamentalsYP08206x 
    Intercultural CommunicationYR01293x 
    PsychologyYC09503x 
         

    Course module 4

       
    Process & Project ManagementYB10863 x
    Micro EconomicsYB11463 x
    EU Business TopicsYB11593 x
    Digital SkillsYB12023 x
    Business AnalyticsYB10003 x
    Business Intelligence FundamentalsYB10063 x
    Personal DevelopmentYB10023 x
    Business CommunicationYB11253 x
    Chinese 2YB10613 x
    Deutsch 2 XLYB10643 x
    Spanish 2YB10673 x
    Survival FrenchYB13213 x
    French 2YB10703 x
    Survival DutchYR03813 x
         

    Course module 5

       
    International Business LawYB13143 x
    Latin-American Business TopicsYB06363 x
    North-American Business TopicsYB13153 x
    Sales ManagementYB11493 x
    Contract LawYB13183 x
    Management skillsYB10563 x
    Dutch A1YR06093 x

     

  • Conditions

    Only students from partner universities can enroll as exchange student after nomination by your home coordinator.

  • Exam regulations

    Period

    Start date

    End date

    In case of illness

    Grades

    JANUARY

    +/-11JAN

    +/-30JAN

    +/-29/30JAN

    04FEB

    JUNE

    31MAY

    19JUN

    18/19JAN

    30JUN

    RESITS AUGUST

    +/-16AUG

    03SEP

    02/03SEP

    09SEP

  • Personal coaching

    Yes, we care  

    During your exchange you can count on a whole support team to truly make you feel at home at Thomas More. The International Support Team, the International Office, your 'buddy', Student Services (STUVO), all of our lecturers and many more will personally guide you to ensure that you blend in from the beginning and prosper so that we help you to deploy and nurture your talents. You will never feel alone.  

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