Short Course Online

Introduction to Business and International Management

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

10 days
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This online course presents a wealth of essential business knowledge. It will provide a comprehensive overview of all key areas of business so that students may appreciate the best ways to work in organizations. Regardless of a your academic background or career ambitions, a knowledge of the business concepts we teach in this course can help you land your dream job and provide you with a set of invaluable tools to help you scale the career ladder as quickly as possible. Importantly, the course takes an international perspective, to introduce students to what it means to conduct these business activities in an international context.


We are looking forward to welcoming you to VU Amsterdam Summer School online this year! Previous students exclaimed finding our summer school absolutely wonderful, interesting and fun yet also tremendously helpful for their professional and academic careers.

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the differences and relationships between different areas of a business.
  • Solve practical business problems (e.g., how to organise a business, lead (multicultural) employees, market a product at home and abroad, and assess the financial health of a company).
  • Present solutions to problems for various audiences through both text and speech.



Programme Structure

The course will address the following topics:

  • The global business environment
  • How to structure a business
  • Business management across borders
  • How to motivate, lead, and work in a (multicultural)  team. 
  • The ins and outs of human resources in a global context
  • The main principles of marketing (branding, pricing, promotion)
  • Finances and accounting


Bachelor’s students from all educational disciplines and all years of study and Master’s students who are interested in learning the fundamentals of international business are invited to join this course.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 10 days

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Dates session 1: 5 July – 16 July
  • Dates session 2: 19 July – 30 July 
  • The applications for the Summer School have just closed, but the VU Graduate Winter School will open soon!







Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
  • Transcript of records (a print screen of your most recent grades is sufficient and needs to include your name and the name of your University)

Tuition Fee

700-950 EUR


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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