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European and International Business Management


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Entry requirements

All candidates must fulfil the following criteria in order to be considered for a place:

  • An accredited university degree (from any subject area) validated by the country of origin for progression to postgraduate study
  • Previously obtained undergraduate and postgraduate degrees must amount to a minimum number of credits of 240 ECTS (or equivalent in non-European institutions) or 180 ECTS plus two years’ relevant work experience (in lieu of 60 credits ECTS)
  • A personal statement demonstrating motivation/commitment to the programme

English language requirements

Fluent knowledge of (at least) two of the working languages (Spanish, French, English) of the joint programme. Candidates must show at least C1 advanced proficiency level in English (according to CEFRL classification) and in at least one of the two other working languages of the programme (French and/or Spanish). Some flexibility may be shown in the third language (either French or Spanish) if there is a clear commitment by the student to improving their skills in this language prior to starting the EIBM Masters.

English proficiency for international students

Applicants will be required to achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with no sub-test lower than 5.5.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, and you have a UKVI approved IELTS, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

Learning and assessment

You have a choice of routes:

  • Stage 1 - Bilbao > Stage 2 - Nantes > Stage 3 - Bradford


  • Stage 1 - Nantes > Stage 2 - Bilbao > Stage 3 - Bradford

Taught modules focus on the foundations of business and management, and European management, with a range of electives

You also undertake a work placement, most often in a country whose language is not your first, and then write a report on the work placement, supervised by academics in Nantes or Bilbao.

Considerable emphasis is placed on teaching and learning in small groups, and on encouraging students to work together on projects such as group oral presentations and written reports.

Study support

You'll be allocated a Personal Academic Tutor, who will provide you with personal guidance and support.

Module leaders and tutors are accessible, providing office hours and appointments in order to support your learning beyond class contact.


Most members of academic staff of the three institutions of the programme involved in delivering the teaching are research active.

Their research, be it in International Finance, European Business Management, Marketing or any other Management Science area, greatly contributes to enhancing your learning experience.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.