Bachelor

International Organisation and Management

Before: International Office Management, Taught in English, 180 ECTS, 3 academic years, Campus Kantienberg

Programme overview

The International Organisation and Management programme is unique in Belgium! Artevelde University of Applied Sciences is the only institution that offers this professional bachelor's degree programme entirely taught in English. This study programme combines general business courses with intensive language training.

In addition to the subjects that are specific to Business & Languages, we will immerse you in fields such as Intercultural Communication Skills and Process and Lean Management.

With this broad background, you can occupy a vital role in any (international) company!

The combination of languages, ICT and internationally oriented courses provides me a window to the world. What a view!

Sasha - First-year student

FIRST YEAR

Throughout the year, the course Talent and Management Development will help you to survive your journey in higher education. These workshops and coaching sessions will support your search on how to plan and organise your studies, how to work in teams, how to give and receive feedback, etc. You will also discover your strengths and points of improvement, which will help you to make decisions in the future. You will learn all about management in general and do a one day internship in an international company of your choice to discover how the theory is translated into practice.

In the first year of the programme you get a variety of general business courses to make sure you are ready to kick-start your career as an international office manager. In International Organisation and Management, you will start two foreign languages: at AUAC you can take French, German, Spanish and Chinese or choose one foreign language of your own choice at an external accredited institution.

Thanks to ICT Toolkit, you will discover the ins and outs of Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel.

Courses such as Intercultural Communication Skills, will train your skills to survive in a globalised world. Discover what cultures have in common and what makes them different from each other. You will become aware of your own cultural background and learn how to cope and network with people in intercultural environments.

In the second semester you will study the basics of Economics and Graphic Media Management. In Graphic Media Management you will learn to work with Photoshop and InDesign. You also immediately get the international component in courses like International Law and International Marketing.

Semester 1

ECTS*

Foreign Language 1A**

5

Foreign Language 2A**

5

Intercultural Communication Skills

6

Talent & Management Development 1 (year course)

6

ICT Toolkit

6

International Business English

5

Semester 2

ECTS*

Foreign Language 1B**

5

Foreign Language 2B**

5

Economics

4

International Marketing

5

International Law

5

Graphic Media Management

3

*ECTS = European Credit Transfer System credits.
** Choose between German, Spanish, French, Chinese or 1 personal choice language.

SECOND YEAR

In the second year, you deepen your knowledge of your chosen Foreign Languages. Furthermore, you’ll continue to specialise in domains that are important for future international organisation talents. In Process and lean management, you will learn how companies improve their processes and make them more efficient every day. In Project Management you'll learn everything you need to know to deliver projects on time and in scope. Copywriting focuses on writing for the web, the 21st century medium.

People Management, Excel advanced, Business Ethics, Research into practice and E-skills complete the second year courses.

Last but not least, in the second year, you can join one of the study trips, organised by our enthusiastic staff. Destinations students visited in the past include China, Berlin, San Francisco, Denmark, Poland and Spain. Alternatively you can design your own study trip.

Semester 1

ECTS*

Foreign Language 1C**

5

Foreign Language 2C**

5

Copywriting

3

Project Management

5

People Management

6

Excel Advanced

4

Semester 2

ECTS*

Foreign Language 1D**

5

Foreign Language 2D**

5

Research into practice

4

Talent & Management Development 2 (year course)

5

Process & Lean Management

5

Business Ethics

3

E-skills

5

*ECTS = European Credit Transfer System credits.
** Choose between German, Spanish, French, Chinese or one personal choice language. In order to go to the next language level, you need to pass the previous level.

THIRD YEAR

In the third year, you have the opportunity to spend at least one term of study in a foreign country, at one of our worldwide partner institutions. We strongly recommend complementing this with an internship abroad in the second semester. There's a reason why you chose International Organisation and Management after all, right? International students can choose between going abroad or continuing their foreign experience in Belgium. We also offer an IOM @ home programme.

Semester 1

ECTS*

Foreign Experience

30

OR (choose 30 ECTS)

Foreign Language 3A or 1E or 2E

5

Foreign Language 3A or 1E or 2E

5

European Business

4

Management Skills

4

Business Events

5

Current Global Issues

5

International Development Studies

4

E-commerce

5

Sustainable HRM

5

Digital Masters Academy

5

Global Citizenship

5

Semester 2

ECTS*

Internship Abroad

19

Bachelor Project: Act & Check

8

Talent Lab 3

3

*ECTS = European Credit Transfer System credits.
** Choose between German, Spanish, French, Chinese or one personal choice language. In order to go to the next language level, you need to pass the previous level.