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International Class in Business Management (ICBM)

Type

Exchange

Timing

Spring Semester

Location
Campus Meistraat

Would you like to approach a part of your programme in a different way? Interested in finance, logistics and marketing? Read on to find out more about our Belgian programme.

What?

The International Class in Business Management (ICBM) offers a mix of classes in finance/logistics and marketing depending on your background and areas of interest. Skills in business topics, project work and communication will be enhanced while studying in the heart of Europe.

This programme can be combined with the ALSEM programme during the first semester.

For who?

You can participate if you are an incoming Erasmus student, studying in the field of Business Management, International Business, Marketing and Sales, Finance or Logistics, at one of our partner universities.

Programme

The updated course overview for 2023-2024 will be published on 1st April at the latest. In the meantime, please consult our course overview + course descriptions from 2022-2023.

English Language Skills

All Erasmus courses are taught in English. You will be asked to do papers and presentations, as well as the final examinations, in English. All literature is in English. Student attendance is also obligatory in all courses.

Therefore sufficient proficiency of the English language (B2) is recommended to be able to follow courses and successfully pass exams.

Remarks:
  • All courses and course descriptions are subject to changes at any time
  • BUSIT will take place in Brussels. The €120 participation fee (participation, 5 lunches, 1 diner + 1 social activity included) and travel/accommodation/other costs are to be paid by the student.

Courses Exchange Students 2023-24

  • Courses ICBM
    OPLEIDINGSONDERDELEN ECTS
    ICBM: Transport Economics 3
    ICBM: Financial Markets 4
    ICBM: Busit Week Smart Campus 3
    ICBM: Data-driven Marketing 3
    ICBM: Cost Accounting 4
    ICBM: Risk & Regulation 3
    ICBM: Business Project Fast Moving Consumer Goods 6
    ICBM: Maritime Supply Chain Management 4
    ICBM: Cross-Cultural Management 3
    ICBM: Advanced English for Logisitic 3
    ICBM: Advanced English for Marketing 3

*modeltraject steeds onder voorbehoud van wijzigingen

Timing and Location

Timing
Welcome Week Monday 30th January 2023 -  Thursday 2nd Februari 2023
Welcome day Friday, 3rd February 2023
Start of programme Monday, 6th February 2023
Official end date Friday, 30th June 2023

 

Academic Organisation

 

First examination period: at the end of semester 2.

The second examination period (resit for failed courses) is organised during the summer and starts at the earliest on the 16th of August 2023 and ends at the latest on the calendar day before the start of the next academic year on 19 September 2023. Check our academic calendar and make sure the periods don’t conflict with the organisation of your curriculum at your home university.

Holidays

Spring Break: Monday 20th February – Sunday 28th February 2023 (1 week)
Easter Holiday: Monday 3rd  April – 16th April 2023 (2 weeks)
Ascension: 18th – 19th  May 2022
Other days off: 1st May 2023 / 29th May 2023

Location

AP University of Applied Sciences & Arts
Campus Meistraat, Meistraat 5
2000 Antwerp, Belgium

Registration

The registration deadline for the International Class in Business Management is: 2nd Semester (February till June): 1st November

AP partner institutions should send the student’s nomination to the AP International Office. You can find the full application procedure here. Our programmes can only accept a limited number of students. After the application deadline, a selection will take place based on motivation/cv, study background, and, if necessary, date of application.

Students will be advised before 15th November of their approval/refusal.

After the selections, additional information will be given, pertaining to:

  • Welcome week and welcome day
  • Accommodation
  • Procedures for registration (residence permit)
  • Entry requirements
  • Activities, integration & facilities
  • Invitation letter, for visa purposes

Credits

AP awards 30 credits for one semester. Credits are awarded only when the course has been completed and all required examinations have been successfully taken.

AP Grading Scale compared to the ECTS scale:
 

AP

ECTS grade

18-19-20

A EXCELLENT

15-16-17

B VERY GOOD

13-14

C GOOD

11-12

D SATISFACTORY

10

E SUFFICIENT

8-9

FX FAIL (with possible deliberation)

0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7

F  FAIL (no deliberation possibility)