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Program Overview

The International Bachelor’s Degree in Information Management (IBIM) enables students enrolled at Bentley University in the United States and Tilburg University in The Netherlands to earn a dual degree.

Each year, Bentley and Tilburg students enroll and proceed through the program as a “cohort.” Bentley students spend four terms at Bentley, three terms at Tilburg, and one term with the Tilburg students at Deusto.

The IBIM program offers a synergy based on some of the specialized strengths of each institution. Bentley students earn a BS in Management from Bentley and a BS in Information Systems from Tilburg.

The IBIM offers a unique preparation for a successful career in the global economy, bridging both Information Management and global management. In the vernacular of today’s marketplace, you will become a “hybrid” manager, working at the interface between Information Management and business functions in a global economy.

Foreign Language

IBIM students become familiar with Dutch for business at Tilburg or Spanish at Deusto. All courses at Tilburg are taught in English, as are most at Deusto. By the end of four years, students are able to conduct business in an international setting.

Tilburg University

With a special dedication to teaching excellence, Tilburg University provides
a top ranked undergraduate education for its students, and is regularly ranked among the best in The Netherlands and Europe. Founded in 1927, Tilburg has a population of 12,000 students.

Tilburg offers a mix of classic and modern programs. Those offered through the Faculty of Economics and Business (including all those in the IBIM) have been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), placing Tilburg among a very select group of European institutions.

For more information, please visit Tilburg University in Holland at

University of Deusto

The University of Deusto is one of the most distinguished and prestigious academic institutions in Spain, with campuses both in Bilbao (where the IBIM is located) and San Sebastián.

The University first opened in 1886. Its business college, founded in 1916, was the first and only one of its kind in Spain for nearly 50 years. In 1973, it became known as the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

Today, the University of Deusto has more than 16,000 students and more than 600 faculty members spread among seven different schools or divisions.

For more information about University of Deusto, please visit

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For More Information

For more information about the program, please contact:

Grant Administrator Trish Foster
Morison Hall, Room 304

Director of International Education Natalie Schlegel
Adamian Academic Center, Room 161

Professor Mary Ann Robbert
Smith Academic Technology Center, Room 403

The Bentley IBIM program is supported by a grant from the U. S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE).