BACHELOR OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Programme Accredited by NVAO
The profile and objectives of our new professional Bachelor of International Business Management (BIBM) programme build on the one hand on the solid, generic profile of the BA programme that has been taught to date at UBI Brussels, and on the other hand, it embodies a transformation anticipating the rapid changes in the 21st-century business domain, and consequently offers a clearer focus on the types of knowledge, skills and attitudes that the global job markets demand.
The present environment of business is evolving rapidly. The changes affecting managers and their decisions include many different interconnected developments, ranging from the technological to the social and the global. With its BIBM programme, UBI Brussels aims to deliver the kind of purposeful training that this new context requires, by means of an internationally oriented and future-proof curriculum, which prioritises the development of the human element in navigating today’s business world. This means that the programme aims to not only equip students with the knowledge and skills that allow them to thrive in a globalised, digitalised and swiftly changing business environment, but also to offer them tools that can help them deal with the complex business issues and choices in an ethical, responsible and reflective manner. It also includes a focus on the development of cultural and civic literacy, advanced social and emotional skills, critical thinking and complex problem-solving.
Successful completion of the programme leads to a professional bachelor’s degree in International Business Management. Although the majority of current students enter the job market after graduation, alumni careers show that a large proportion (around 40%) of the students continue their studies in a Master’s programme in Flanders or abroad. Balancing the preparation of graduates for immediate employment on the one hand, and for continued education on the other, has therefore been an important design principle of the curriculum.