SPICE Business is an English-taught semester programme centering around cultural understanding and personal growth, with a special focus on International Business and Marketing.
It is an intensive study programme, during which students are fully immersed in the Dutch culture. They live in a nice, medium-sized Dutch city, experience the Dutch educational system, and travel a lot, not only in the Netherlands, but also in Europe.
- Planning: spring 2021
- Testing: knowledge tests, portfolio, and presentations.
- Four mandatory courses: Dutch Culture and Society (4 ECTS), Art and Architecture (4 ECTS), and Cross-Cultural Understanding (4 ECTS), International Business and Marketing (4 ECTS)
- One elective out of: Dutch language, History of the Low Countries and Contemporary Theology (4 ECTS each)
- Total 20 ECTS
The main focus of the programme is cross-cultural understanding, in combination with international business and marketing. Students experience the Dutch culture in many ways. An important feature of the programme is hands-on learning. In addition to theory in class, students experience their living environment, make study visits, and do practical assignments as a rich learning environment.
All these experiences are brought together in the Intercultural Explorations class, as the learning environment for cross-cultural understanding. Students are coached by a professional tutor to reflect on their cross-cultural learning process. For the Intercultural Explorations class, they have to carry out research on a personal topic of investigation.
Would you like to gain practical experience in business and marketing consultancy at companies in the Netherlands, Germany and Romania? If you want to expand your international marketing knowledge and learn about it from professionals in the business world, this is the programme for you.