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International Business Consultancy (IBC)

Explore a programme that merges law, business, and economics, focusing on solving real-world problems in a global context. It aims to build your professional and social competencies, preparing you for a consultancy career.

About the exchange programme

The International Business Consultancy programme facilitates in training students from all over the world in becoming business consultants. This leads to a global mix of participants collaborating over a variety of assignments and courses. The programme is, due to its wide range of law, business and economics courses, suitable for students from different disciplines who want to have a career in business. The mixture of students and highly involved lecturers, result into a small-scale community with mutual interest in business consulting. The combined focus on content and future-proof business skills, lets you really experience business and learn how to create chances for your future career.

Why this programme?

  • The exchange programme prepares you for your future job by teaching you how to tackle challenges businesses face today.
  • You get to work on real business problems, learning by doing, in a group with people from different countries.
  • It builds key teamwork and problem-solving skills, essential for understanding and addressing global business issues.

More about International Business Consultancy (IBC)

‘Learning to take action’: It doesn't only includes business knowledge, but also social commitment, the courage to voice critical opinions and respect for other cultures. You will be expected to use the analytical competencies that you will acquire to solve ‘real case’ problems effectively. You will do this in internationally oriented groups, as to benefit from intercultural collaborations and different views on solving actual business challenges.




The IBC programme starts in Fall (September) and Spring (February) semester. Every semester you can choose from the courses below. You decide which subjects you take and what your study at Fontys will look like! Are you interested in the programme and would you like to receive the full programme overview? Send an e-mail to fbc-ibc@fontys.nl and we would be delighted to send you more information.

Send an email to receive the full programme overview

You can attend this programme in the Fall or Spring semester. Our aim is to assist you in developing your professional and social competencies for a successful professional career. The intensive programme focuses on processes and people in all kind of organisations. As such, we will provide you with an international learning environment and with intensive contacts with professionals. Furthermore, we will aim to orientate you towards the profile specifications of an international consultant. This package of skills and knowledge acquired by students enables them to be a proper business consultant.


Admission requirements

Exchange students are expected to have a good command of English. It is not compulsory to provide us with a Proof of English proficiency.



How to apply as an exchange student

Applications should always be submitted via the International Exchange (or Erasmus) Officer at the home university. If several versions of the programme are offered, please indicate for which version you would like to apply to (Programme I, Programme II, Programme III, etc.) This officer will send your application request (nomination) to Fontys. Once Fontys has accepted the application, your Fontys study department will send you a link to a web application called Mobility Online.

Deadline for application

Fall semester: 15 May
Spring semester: 15 November

Note: Not all exchange programmes are available every semester. To find out when this programme is offered, please check its specific details.


How will your course programme be recognised by your home university?

Fontys will provide you with a so-called ‘Transcript of Records’, which will clarify the results that you have achieved. Depending on your results, you will receive a maximum of 30 ECTS credits. ECTS credits are recognised throughout Europe. The agreement between your home university and Fontys University of Applied Sciences will usually include a condition whereby the credits that you obtain will be recognised and transferred into the records kept by your home university.


Practical information

Start moment(s)
September, February
20 weeks
Contact hours
15-20 each week

For more detailed information about practical matters, such as financial matters, residence permit, health insurance and accommodation, please click on the button below.

More information on practical matters


Location and contact


Rachelsmolen 1
+31 8850 79706
Contact person: mr. Michael J.J.B.A. Swachten