Amsterdam, Netherlands

European Business Skills

when 4 July 2022 - 15 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 995

With over 450 million citizens, 27 countries, and one single market, the European Union is the world’s largest economy. The EU has a rich history and boasts a diverse tapestry of cultures, languages, philosophy, and art.

This two-week interdisciplinary summer school course offers a unique opportunity to acquire an invaluable 'toolkit' with skills that will equip you to do business in Europe successfully.

A two-day field trip to Brussels, the 'capital of the European Union', to visit the European Parliament and the European Commission is included for learning 'in action'. You will also be introduced to Dutch culture and will visit beautiful places in Amsterdam, discovering the DNA of the city.

This course is offered in a Regular (4 ECTS) and an Extended (6 ECTS) version.

Course leader

Anne-Sophie Andela & Jeroen Keip

Target group

You are a student in a bachelor's or master's degree programme, or are a professional already working. You are prepared to join an internationally diverse class. You have a good command of the English language at upper intermediate level – B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference.

The EBS Summer Course is open to:

- All students at Bachelor or Masters level
- Students from partner universities of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS)
- Students from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS)
- Students from the AUAS Honours Programme
- Professional individual participants with a non-educational background are also very welcome to join.

Course aim

During this course:

- You will gain a thorough understanding of the cultural, legal, and political context of the EU today.
- You will familiarise yourself with the key principles of European cross-cultural communication
- You will learn how Philosophy and Art relate to business, culture, and identity.
- You will learn how to speak with truth and conviction to get your message across.
- You will learn how to chart your network and make it work to reach your goals.

The course contributes to a pro-active and self-reflective role in your work, and will help you to develop successful professional multi-cultural relationships in the EU or with EU-contacts from home.

Credits info

4 EC
6 ECTS (extended version)

Fee info

EUR 995: 4 ECTS (the excursion to Brussels with hotel and travel is included)
EUR 1390: 6 ECTS (online coaching for extra assignment)