Summer Course

Doing Business in Europe

Are you looking for an enjoyable and valuable international experience studying abroad? Why not try something different next summer? Join us for the summer course Doing Business in Europe at Arnhem Business School (ABS), part of HAN University of Applied Sciences. By participating in the course, you will become acquainted with Dutch and other European cultures. You will also learn about European business policies and practices and develop the personal competences needed to do business in Europe. The course includes several company visits  and voluntary trips to cities in the Netherlands. During the course you will be coached intensively on personal development. A group assignment called the Quest is part of the final assessment.


The summer course runs from 24 June – 15 July 2017.

Course overview

During this summer course at Arnhem Business School you will follow classes on ‘Doing Business in Europe’ and participate in interactive workshops that focus on skills and personal development. The ongoing assignment in this course is The Quest which is an individual inquiry through a topic. In addition you will take part in several team building exercises.


Throughout the three week programme you will follow theoretical classes, interactive workshops and work on The Quest. Several company visits make you aware of the different sectors in Dutch economy.

Contact hours

The course consists of a total of 75 contact hours (including classes, exam, excursions and company visits). You will also need to spend an additional 25 hours on homework, preparation and self study.


Course credits are set and awarded by your home institution in consultation with Arnhem Business School. Please contact the International Office of your home institution for more information on credit transfers.

Learning outcomes

During your 3 weeks in the Netherlands you will:
  • Receive an introduction to various specific aspects of European and Dutch culture and history.
  • Learn about the workings and achievements of European economy.
  • Study the strengths and weaknesses of the economies of the different EU-countries in a global perspective.
  • Study various aspects of the designing and improvement of business processes.
  • Discover that consumers in different European countries behave in different ways. To be able to develop an effective marketing and promotional strategy it’s important to learn how to distinguish between different national characteristics.
  • Work on your personal competences and skills in doing business.
  • Work together in team building exercises.
  • Work individually on a ‘quest’; gather relevant data, carry out research, propose a particular strategy and come up with solutions for real life business issues. This is all part of the Quest and final assignment


The summer course Doing Business in Europe was initially designed for undergraduate business students of our partner institutions abroad. Due to the success of the summer course, it is now open for all individuals interested in the European way of conducting business.

If you are a non-native speaker of English, the equivalent of an IELTS score of at least 6.5 is required.

Course fee

• € 2,500 for undergraduate business students and business professionals
• € 1,500 for business students on the basis of exchange. It applies only to students from partner universities with prior nomination by their home university

The course fee includes:
• Accommodation
• Airport pick up and drop off service
• Transportation between accommodation and campus on week days
• Excursion to the European Parliament
• Welcome and farewell dinner
• Medical insurance for the duration of the course

Immigration requirements

Depending on your nationality, you may require an entry visa (short stay visa) to travel to the Netherlands.

  • If you are a national of one of the following countries, you will not require an entry visa: members of the European Union and EEA, Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland and USA.
  • Nationals of any other country not mentioned above will require an entry visa.

Apply now

If you wish to apply, please fill out and send in the application form. You may also contact the international officer of your home institution for more information on how to apply.

Deadline application: 1 April 2017

Please e-mail your application to:

The following should be included with your application:

  • Completed application form
  • Copy of your passport
  • Colour Photo (in .jpg format)

We will contact you by e-mail upon receipt of your application. You will also receive an official acceptance letter via your home university.

More information

For more information regarding the summer course Doing Business in Europe, please contact your International Office.

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