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Business, Retail and Languages.

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Business, Retail and Languages.

The School of Business and Management offers an extensive English-taught curriculum and attracts high numbers of exchange students from its many European partner institutions. The added value of an international experience cannot be underestimated. Since courses are taught in English, we require the students to have a good command of the English language (B2 level is advised).

This international curriculum is open for business, retail and language students and is offered twice a year. The programme includes a wide range of subjects such as finance, strategy and entrepreneurship, law, marketing, languages (English, French, German and Spanish), and cross-cultural topics.

Practical info autumn semester

  • Welcome Days: 17&18 September 2020
  • Start of the programme: 21 September 2020
  • Start of exams: 4 January 2021
  • End of semester: 29 January 2021

Practical info spring semester

  • Welcome Days: 4&5 February 2021
  • Start of the programme: 8 February 2021
  • Start of exams: 25 May 2021
  • End of semester: 25 June 2021

Questions about the
content of the program?

Please contact your International Academic Coordinator:

Practical questions?

Please contact your Incoming student advisor: incoming@hogent.be

The international curriculum is open for business and language students and is offered twice a year. The programme includes a wide range of subjects such as finance, strategy and entrepreneurship, law, languages (English, French, German and Spanish) and cross-cultural topics.

Online catalogue

Select courses according to your educational background and future aspirations. Compose your curriculum by choosing a coherent set of courses from one or more of the subject areas below. For language courses, you need to meet the minimum Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level indicated.

Online catalogue

Select courses according to your educational background and future aspirations. Compose your curriculum by choosing a coherent set of courses from one or more of the subject areas below. For language courses, you need to meet the minimum Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level indicated.

Business management
Autumn Semester Spring Semester
Management accounting (6 ECTS) Management accounting (6 ECTS)
Financial management (6 ECTS) Financial management (6 ECTS)
Belgian culture studies (3 ECTS) Belgian culture studies (3 ECTS)
Strategic management (3 ECTS) Strategic management (3 ECTS)
Financial markets and banking game (4 ECTS) Financial markets and banking game (4 ECTS)
Graphic design (3 ECTS) Graphic design (3 ECTS)
Sustainable development (3 ECTS) Sustainable development (3 ECTS)
Business process management (3 ECTS) Business process management (3 ECTS)
Business software I (3 ECTS) Business software I (3 ECTS)
Business software II (3 ECTS) Business software II (3 ECTS)
International marketing (3 ECTS) International marketing (3 ECTS)
HRM (4 ECTS) HRM (4 ECTS)
Financial statements analysis (4 ECTS) Financial statements analysis (4 ECTS)
Business project: marketing case (8 ECTS) Business project: marketing case (8 ECTS)
Content management systems (3 ECTS) Content management systems (3 ECTS)
Cross cultural communication (3 ECTS) Cross cultural communication (3 ECTS)
Website management (3 ECTS) Website management (3 ECTS)
European insurance (3 ECTS) European insurance (3 ECTS)
Supply chain management (3 ECTS)  

This course is an introduction to the Belgian cultural and political characteristics. At the same time, it is a language course: learning Dutch is the central goal. Daily situations are the starting point to learn grammar, vocabulary and specific skills to function in a Dutch speaking environment.

As a result, the student should be able to:

  • Understand words and basic sentences about himself, family and close environment, when people are talking clearly and slowly
  • Understand sentences and messages on billboards, announcements, etc.
  • Use a number of expressions and sentences to describe oneself, family and other people, education, job, etc.
  • Participate in a simple discussion, when other participants are prepared to talk slowly and repeat certain things if necessary. The student should be able to ask simple questions and give answers as long as it concerns topics that are familiar.

This course is an introduction to the Belgian cultural and political characteristics. At the same time, it is a language course: learning Dutch is the central goal. Daily situations are the starting point to learn grammar, vocabulary and specific skills to function in a Dutch speaking environment.

As a result, the student should be able to:

  • Understand words and basic sentences about himself, family and close environment, when people are talking clearly and slowly
  • Understand sentences and messages on billboards, announcements, etc.
  • Use a number of expressions and sentences to describe oneself, family and other people, education, job, etc.
  • Participate in a simple discussion, when other participants are prepared to talk slowly and repeat certain things if necessary. The student should be able to ask simple questions and give answers as long as it concerns topics that are familiar.

This course offers a profound understanding of (social) business modelling and aims to enhance the student’s entrepreneurial competencies. Ideas proposed by the students themselves will be developed into a real business project. Students work in small teams to achieve this goal.

Entrepreneurship (3 ECTS)

This course offers a profound understanding of (social) business modelling and aims to enhance the student’s entrepreneurial competencies. Ideas proposed by the students themselves will be developed into a real business project. Students work in small teams to achieve this goal.

Topics of International Law Topics of International Law
Digital marketing (3 ECTS)  
Digital marketing Academy Google (3 ECTS)  
Commercial training for logistics (3 ECTS)  
Sourcing (3 ECTS)  
Business intelligence (3 ECTS)  
Retail management
Autumn Semester Spring Semester
  Retail English (3 ECTS)
  Le français de la distribution (3 ECTS)
  Ateliers de communication (3 ECTS)
  Communication training (English) (3 ECTS)
Languages (do not combine courses with the same number of asterisks)
Autumn Semester Spring Semester
French  
Communication professionelle* - management assistant (French CEFR-B1) (3 ECTS) Communication RH - management assistant (French CEFR-C1 receptive/B2 productive) (4 ECTS)
Communication professionelle* - business translator and interpreter (French CEFR-B1) (4 ECTS)  
Communication professionelle* - medical management assistant (French - CEFR-B1) (3 ECTS)  
Communication avec la patientèle - medical management assistant (French CEFR-B2) (5 ECTS) Communication au sein de l’équipe soignante - medical management assistant (French CEFR-C1 receptive/B2 productive) (4 ECTS)
English  
Professional communication** - management assistant (English CEFR-B1) (3 ECTS) HR communication (English CEFR-C1 receptive/B2 productive) (4 ECTS)
Professional communication** - business translator and interpreter (English CEFR-B1) (4 ECTS) Business culture and intercultural communication in English*** - business translator and interpreter (English CEFR-B1) (3 ECTS)
Communication plan: implementation - business translator and interpreter (5 ECTS) Communication plan: basic skills - business translator and interpreter (3 ECTS)
Professional communication** - medical management assistant (English - CEFR-B1) (3 ECTS)  
Communication with patients - medical management assistant (English - CEFR-B2) (5 ECTS) Communication within the care team - medical management assistant (English - CEFR-C1 receptive/B2 productive) (4 ECTS)
French and English  
  Service oriented communication**** - management assistant (French, English CEFR-B1) (6 ECTS)
  Business culture and intercultural communication in French and English*** - management assistant (French, English CEFR-B1) (4 ECTS)
  Service oriented communication**** - business translator and interpreter (French, English CEFR-B1) (6 ECTS)
  Organizational culture and intercultural communication in French and English*** - medical management assistant (French, English CEFR-B1) (4 ECTS)
German  
Professionelle Kommunikation II (German CEFR A2) (3 ECTS) Professionelle Kommunikation III (German CEFR B1) (3 ECTS)
Spanish  
Comunicación profesional II (Spanish CEFR A2) (3 ECTS) Comunicación profesional III (Spanish CEFR B1) (3 ECTS)
 

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