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Learning for life at Webster University Netherlands05 June 2014, by IamExpat Spotter
Webster University is not like other universities in the Netherlands. It is the only accredited American university to offer BA, BS, MA and MBA degrees in the Netherlands, with dual degree programmes offering both US and Dutch diplomas.
Webster University has a global network of over 100 campuses, with a current worldwide student body of over 22.000 and a network of 130.000 alumni living in 130 different countries.
Why study at Webster University?
Webster University looks for high-potential individuals with a global mindset, who are motivated not only to succeed academically but also to thrive in society. The university has a personal and international approach to learning, demonstrated by its small class sizes and immense diversity. There are only 350 students at the Leiden campus, with a student body representing more than 45 different nationalities.
Learning is conducted in small groups to ensure that everyone is able to participate fully. The wide variety of backgrounds among staff and students exposes everyone to different points of view and experiences, allowing and encouraging students to broaden and deepen their knowledge beyond their studies.
A broad education at Webster University
The undergraduate programmes at Webster University are based on the Liberal Arts Education, which combines theory with practice.
The university aims to provide its students with a strong academic base and field experience, ensuring they are better prepared for an international working environment. The professors are not only teachers, but also professionals in their area of expertise who know what students will encounter after they graduate.
Undergraduate programmes at Webster University
Webster University offers undergraduate programmes in four areas: Business and Management, Behavioural and Social Sciences, International Relations and Media Communication.
› Business and Management
Within the Business and Management department, students can chose to study a BA in Management, with a focus that is purely on management, or with an emphasis on International Business or Marketing.
The department also offers the International Business and Management studies (IBMS) degree, which allows students to concurrently obtain a Dutch HBO Bachelors degree in addition to an American BA in Management or BS in Business Administration degree.
The university's BS in Business Administration degree is a structure programme for students who want exceptionally strong preparation in the field, with exposure to many important areas of business.
› Behavioural and Social Sciences
Within the Behavioural and Social Sciences department students can choose one of two programmes. The BA in Psychology is an American degree course that prepares people for jobs in fields such as human resources, education, mental health and social services. Some graduates also pursue post-graduate degree qualifications to prepare for careers as researchers, psychologists and professors.
The department also offers the Applied Behavioural and Social Sciences (ABSS) degree, which allows students to concurrently obtain a Dutch HBO Bachelor in Applied Behavioural and Social Sciences in addition to an American BA in Psychology.
› International Relations
The BA in International Relations is designed to prepare students for leadership and service in the international community. Students will explore, critique and understand the great political powers, humanitarian issues and dynamics of the global community using contemporary American and European approaches.
› Media Communications
The BA in Media Communications focuses on cutting-edge technology and new modes of media production and distribution. The major includes concentration tracks that emphasise interactive digital media, digital photography, media communication and video production. Students will take a courses that will ground them in media theory, writing and production, providing them with a good mix of theoretical learning combined with hands-on production experience.
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