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  • Locations: Arnhem, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Summer, Summer II
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: No Language of Instruction: English
Intent of Program: Field experience (direct hands-on learning), Study at a college or university Program Length: Short: 2 - 6 weeks
Program sponsorship indicator: Mankato Program
Program Description:

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Mankato students register here and earn a total of 6 credits: 3 credits of IBUS 499 and 3 credits of MKT 499. Please contact Dr. Ann Kuzma for permission to register. 

View general information in this powerpoint: Summer Course 2011.pptx

The full course syllabus is here: Doing Business Summer program content.pdf

This is an MSU exchange program. You will register as per above and pay MSU tuition. You will pay the reduced program fee listed in the material to HAN University to cover housing and local transportation.

Syllabus; Summer Course Doing Business in Europe

Arnhem Business School

The Netherlands

Course Summary

Arnhem Business School has been hosting students from our international partner universities for nine years in the successful summer course. During this three week summer course, taught in English, students 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 they will take part in several team building exercises.



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

For non-native speakers of English, the equivalent of an IELTS score of at least 6.5 is required.


Course fee

  • € 2,300 for undergraduate business students and business professionals
  • € 1,300 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


Contact hours

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


Course credits are set and awarded by the student’s home institution in consultation with Arnhem Business School. The course is equivalent to 4 European Credits.

The course consists of three main parts which are assessed and graded separately. In order to pass the total course, students need to pass all three parts with a minimum of 5,5 Dutch grade (1-10 scale):

During your 3 week Summer Courses in the Netherlands, students 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 their 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
  • Meet with local Entrepreneurs
  • Visit the European Parliament in Brussels

The summer course is based on three angles:
  1. ‘Business’
          → Interactive lectures:
  • Business Strategy Development
  • Business ProcesseS
  • Consumer behaviour
  •  Entrepreneurship
  • European Marketing
  • Behavioural / Experimental Economics
  •  Financial modelling for non-beta’s
2. ‘European Culture’
→ Training and lectures, experiential
• Dutch culture, history & society
• Intercultural competences
• European cultures
• Networking
• Social intercultural activities

3. ’Skills training’
• Self-reflection and coaching
• Personal management / management skills
• Meet & greet with local entrepreneurs
• Communication skills & culture
• Personal branding
• Team building
• Entrepreneurial skills
• Presentation skills
• Personal vision and mission

HAN Housing
  1. Apartments
  • Accommodation units with three to five shared rooms and central facilities like a kitchen, shower and toilet
      2. Student Houses
  • Buildings with a larger number of single and shared rooms with central facilities like a kitchen, shower and toilet for nine rooms.
      3.  Combination of apartment and student house
  • These buildings contain apartments that can house two to three students. The rooms are all fully furnished and the shared kitchens are fully equipped. Some of the complexes also offer a laundry service, but this is not always included in the rent.
Rental prices
The rental prices range from €290 to €400 per room per month, depending on room size, quality of the room/building, location and service charges. The rental prices include costs of gas, water and electricity. But be aware that you will be charged extra if you use more energy than you have paid for. The costs for the caretaker and maintenance are also included in the rental price.

You pay the rent directly to your landlord once a month. You can find more information about the rental prices on the web pages for each separate building.
To Rent a Room, You Must First Meet the Following Requirements
  • You must be registered as a student of HAN University of Applied Sciences.  
  • You must have a nationality other than Dutch.
  • You need to complete the application form and send it to HAN.Housingoffice@han.nl. 
  • You need to have completed all financial transactions. This only applies to students who have paid a financial guarantee.
For more information on Housing. Please contact the HAN Housing Office:
+31 (26) 369 13 57
E hanhousingoffice@han.nl
I han.nl/HANhousingoffice 
F Facebook.com/HANhousingoffice

Updated by: Kiersten L.
Date Updated: August 2015