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International Business & Management Studies (Deventer)

Book list

You can find your list of textbooks on You only have to order books for period 1 and 2 (so only for the first half of the year). Of course you are free to order your books somewhere else. Do not postpone ordering your books till your programme starts!

Time table

Classes will start Monday 4 September 2017. More information about your time table will be given to you during the IBS introduction which takes place on 28 August.

Saxion Survivalguide

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The Survivalguide is linked to MySaxion; your online portal to all the important Saxion communication channels and information about your programme. Don't forget to set your profile. This video shows you how.

A warm welcome to the International Business & Management Studies at the International Business School (IBS) of Saxion University of Applied Sciences, campus Deventer. On this page you will find more information about the introduction and the start of your IBMS programme.


The introduction will be on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 August. These two days are mandatory for all new students and designed to get acquainted with Saxion, the IBS, your programme, classmates and your study career counselor (your personal mentor).

Programme Monday 28 August
09.00 Word of welcome by course director IBMS
10.00 Interactive session about Ethics
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Introduction to the class and the study career counselor / Taking student photos
15.00 Drinks and Snacks
16.00 City Tour
 Programme Tuesday 29 August:
10.00 Evaluation of the first day of introduction
10.45 Introduction in Conscious Business
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Guest Lecture/Case
14.15 Case/Guest Lecture
16.00 City Centre activity

HOI Introduction - Wednesday 30 August till Friday 1 September

After the introduction of your IBMS-programme on Wednesday 30 August, the Saxion HOI introduction starts. This introduction is for all first year students from Saxion. This is not mandatory, but we strongly recommend that you participate in this event. The HOI introduction is a great opportunity to explore the city of Deventer and to get introduced to the student way of life. 

More information: HOI website.

On behalf of the International Business School, we wish you a nice summer. We are looking forward to welcome you on Monday 28 August!

Did you apply for the programme International Business & Management Studies (IBMS) after the 1st of May? Or did you switch programmes after this date? The study choice check will then take place later than expected. These meetings are scheduled during the introduction week, on 28, 29, 30 and 31 August. You will receive an invitation after 17 August and you can make an appointment for an intake interview with your study career counselor during the introduction week.

If you have any questions about the study choice check, please contact Ms. Anja Van Ee:

If you have any questions or you need additional information, please contact: 

  • the IBS front office: +31 (0)88 - 019 3030;
  • the student help desk: +31 (0)88 - 019 1808;
  • or send an email to Mr. Filipe Pinto,

Please note: from 17 July till 18 August the School of IBS is closed. If there is an emergency and you need to speak to someone before we return, please contact Mr. Filipe Pinto via whatsapp +31 (0)6 10895520 or via email at

We wish you a great summer and we are looking forward to welcome you on Monday 28 August!