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International Class in Business Management (ICBM)




Spring Semester

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.


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.

You will join Belgian AP bachelor students from the 2nd year. Some prior knowledge of the courses/subjects that are offered in the ICBM programme is therefore strongly recommended.


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.

  • All courses and course descriptions are subject to changes at any time
  • BUSIT will take place in Antwerp. The €135 participation fee (participation, 5 lunches, 1 diner + 1 social activity included) and travel/accommodation/other costs (if relevant) are to be paid by the student.

Courses Exchange Students 2023-24

  • Courses ICBM
    ICBM: Cost Accounting 4
    ICBM: Financial Markets 4
    ICBM: Risk & Regulation 3
    ICBM: Data-driven Marketing 3
    ICBM: Transport Economics 3
    ICBM: Maritime Supply Chain Management 4
    ICBM: Cross-Cultural Management 3
    ICBM: Belgian culture & trends 6
    ICBM: Busit Week Smart Campus 3

*modeltraject steeds onder voorbehoud van wijzigingen

Timing and Location


Welcome Week

Monday 29th January 2024 -  Thursday 1st February 2024

Welcome day

Friday, 2rd February 2024

Start of programme

Monday, 5th February 2024

Official end date

Friday, 28th June 2024*


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.


Spring Break: Monday 12th February – Sunday 18th February 2024 (1 week)
Easter Holiday: Monday 1st April – 14th April 2024 (2 weeks)
Ascension: 9th – 10th  May 2024
Other days off: 1st May 2024 / 20th May 2024


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


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

AP partner institutions should nominate the student via an online survey. 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


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:


ECTS grade












FX FAIL (with possible deliberation)


F  FAIL (no deliberation possibility)