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Target audience

This programme is specifically geared towards exchange students. Professionals who want to add a postgraduate certificate (Global Business Management) to their bachelor's or master's degree, should click here.

Global Business Management: Think global, act local!

Both Global Business Management (GBM) semesters are modular semesters. All modules concern business management topics, covering different kinds of expertise in a global context. If a student attends both semesters and stays a full year, the modules which can be chosen in spring will obviously differ. During the autumn semester, emphasis will be on lectures as well as on learning-by-doing. The spring semester is more project based. Students will work on different projects, mostly in international teams.

The aim is to integrate foreign students with Belgian students and stimulate teamwork, international communication and co-operation. During the semesters, company visits are organized so that students will also learn about Belgian corporate culture. Both GBM semester programmes offer a choice of different modules from which the student selects a maximum of 30 ECTS per semester.

The English-taught semesters are organised by our Bachelor of Business Management (BM).

This programme is only available in English.

Studenten aan de slag in marketing en communicatie.

What makes this semester unique?

The English-taught semesters in Global Business Management (GBM) are aimed at both bachelor's students and graduates. Since there is the possibility for an individual itinerary, the English-taught semesters are interesting for students from a broad range of different study programmes such as commercial sciences, business and management, computer sciences, social & human sciences and others. This semester will surely add value to your degree and your career opportunities as your entrepreneurial, team-working and communication skills will definitely improve!


  • Minimum 2 successfully completed semesters in a Bachelor Business programme or an equivalent of 60 ECTS. This will need to be confirmed by means of an official certificate, a survey of completed courses, or a signed letter from the sending university.
  • Click here for Howest language expectations.
  • All students should bring their own laptop, with all necessary and officially licensed software. The course overview above mentions any further specific software necessary for the course unit. Howest applies a very strict policy on the use of legal software.
  • Non-exchange students can only attend the English-taught semester as a Postgraduate course and need to have completed at least a full Bachelor degree programme at the time they start the English-taught semester course at Howest.

Course overview

The English-taught semesters Global Business Management (GBM) are aimed at both bachelor students and graduates.

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The English-taught semesters Global Business Management (GBM) are aimed at both bachelor's students and graduates.

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Welcome international students!

Discover everything you need to know about Howest.

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How to apply

Procedures, deadlines and tuitions: you will find all the information here.

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Programme in pictures

Register now!

Have you decided? We look forward to welcoming you to our Howest community! 
You can find all information about registering via the link below.

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Do you have questions? Don't hesitate to contact us!

Lieven Theys

Lieven Theys

International Coordinator - Global Business Management