Globalising Business

At HU’s Globalising Business minor programme, we welcome exchange students from a variety of countries and university programmes. Regular HU students attending this minor join us from different faculties. The programme therefore has a multicultural and multidisciplinary approach and fits all student profiles.

Entry requirements

All you need to enter this programme is an interest in business and management, a curious attitude and a willingness to interact with different cultures.


Globalising Business deals with the integration of different markets and the changing landscape for organisations. In this minor, we look at how business can be innovative and socially responsible and find opportunities to internationalise in a globalising world.

Central to this minor is the European Union funded project INTENSE (International Entrepreneurship Skills Europe), focused on internationalisation of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME). You will take up the role of consultant and give real business advise on how to internationalise in Europe. This project is done in cooperation with student teams from our partner universities in Finland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Croatia, Switzerland and Belgium. This minor program will firmly establish that you have the theoretical background and the skills needed to work in international business.

Learning objectives

This minor addresses a large variety of learning objectives, mainly at level 2 and 3:

  • Consultancy skills level 3
  • International Business knowledge level 3
  • Project Management skills level 2
  • Change and Innovation Management knowledge level 3
  • Communication Skills level 3
  • Sustainable business management knowledge level 3
  • Professional attitude level 2


The programme consists of the following courses:

Consultancy 5
Managing Change and Innovation 5
Topics in International Business 5
Business in Society 5
Global Management Project 10


You will be assessed through:

  • Professional portfolio
  • Report and essay writing
  • Presentation (traditional, TED Talk, poster and role play)
  • Assessment done in collaboration with the professional field for the project


  • Dean, T. (2013). Sustainable Venturing: Entrepreneurial Opportunity in the Transition to a Sustainable Economy (1 edition.). Boston: Prentice Hall.
  • Ghemawat, P. (2007). Redefining Global Strategy: Crossing Borders in a World where Differences Still Matter. Harvard Business Press.
  • Hamidizadeh, M. R., & Zargaranyazd, M. (2014). Analyzing International Readiness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. Central European Business Review, 3(4), 43.
  • Harvard Business Review 10 Must Reads on Change
  • Meyer, K., & Peng, M. W. (2016). International business. Cengage Learning.
  • Nidumolu, R., Prahalad, C. K., & Rangaswami, M. R. (2009). Why Sustainability Is Now the Key Driver of Innovation. (cover Story). Harvard Business Review, 87(9), 56–64.
  • Osterwalder, A., Pigneur, Y., & Clark, T. (2010). Business model generation: a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Stroh, L.K. & Johnson H. H. (2006): The Basic Principles of Effective Consulting. Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers: London, pp. 84-123.


The exact schedule is announced 4 weeks before start of the programme.

Additional costs



This minor course is marked by the Green Office as a sustainable minor. This means that by participating in this minor course, you can contribute to one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals from the UN.


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