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International Class in Business Management (ICBM)

Type

Exchange

Timing

Spring Semester

Location
Campus Meistraat

If you're a Business student hungry for knowledge in finance, logistics or marketing: get ready to spice up your approach to business education with AP’s International Class in Business Management (ICBM)! This international semester will help you to develop key competences while experiencing life in the vibrant heart of Europe. Did you know we’re right next to the continent’s second largest port?

What?

The ICBM programme offers a dynamic mix of courses tailored to your interests and background. You will team up with other students and AP experts to improve your English fluency as well as your skills in business topics, intercultural communication and project work. Whether you’re passionate about finance, logistics, marketing or all three: ICBM can boost your career prospects as you expand your qualifications in a European metropole.

The programme is not a fixed one, so you have the flexibility to tailor your ICMB journey by selecting a number of interesting courses between 20 to 33 ECTS credits. As an international student, you'll seamlessly integrate into our diverse community, learning alongside Flemish students in English—the language of all Erasmus courses.

You’ll get a student-friendly timetable at campus Meistraat, right in the city center. The programme has semester courses, so a final examination at the end (unless stated otherwise on the ECTS sheet).
 

For who?

Incoming Erasmus students from one of our partner universities specialized in Business Management, International Business, Marketing, Sales, Finance or Logistics can participate.

Some prior knowledge of the courses and subjects offered in the ICBM programme is strongly recommended as you will join Flemish AP Bachelor students from the 2nd year. We just want to make sure you can meet your aspirations and goals.

Combine ICBM (Spring semester) with our ALSEM programme (Autumn semester) for a full academic year of enriching experiences at AP Meistraat.
Are you interested in our International Programmes and your university is not one of our partners yet? Please ask your International Office to contact ours.

Courses

English Language Skills

Fluency in English (B2 level recommended) is essential, as all coursework, presentations and exams are conducted in the language.

Attendance is mandatory, ensuring your active engagement and a manageable learning experience.

Remarks:
  • Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore ‘Belgian culture and trends’: a must-enrol course designed for incoming international students.
  • All courses and course descriptions are subject to changes at any time

Courses Exchange Students 2024-25

  • Courses ICBM
    Courses ECTS
    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 Immersive Sustainability in VR 3
    ICBM: Project Entrepreneurship 3
    • ICBM ENGLISH Course
      Note: You need to choose 1 course.
      Courses ECTS
      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 27th January 2025 -  Thursday 30th January 2025

Welcome day

Friday, 31st January 2025

Start of programme

Monday, 3rd February 2025

Official end date

Wednesday, 24th June 2025

 

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 18th of August 2025 and ends at the latest on the calendar day before the start of the next academic year on 15 September 2025. 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 3rd March – Sunday 9th March 2025 (1 week)
Easter Holiday: Monday 7th April – Monday 21st April 2025 (2 weeks)
Ascension: 29th – 30th  May 2025
Other days off: 1st-2nd May 2025 / 9th June 2025

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 nominate the student via our registration system Mobility Online. The link to the nomination form will be sent to all partner institutions; If you did not receive it, please contact us at incomingstudents@ap.be . Once nominated, students will receive an automated mail to complete the application.  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

30 credits represent the workload for one full semester. Credits are awarded only when the course has been completed and all required examinations have been successfully taken. AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts requires students to take up a minimum of 20 credits per semester. 

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)