Today students in the final phase of the 180 credit IBA degree programme offered at ANGELL Academie in the south German town of Freiburg were informed of an interesting possibility for them to gain a double degree after completing the Final Year of Wittenborg University's IBA degree in the Netherlands. The ANGELL students are following IBA in the directions of Hospitality Management, Marketing and Communication, Real Estate and Sport and Event Management.
The German students would complete their work placement in Germany, however travel to Apeldoorn for the Final Year modules, before writing and defending their dissertation.
The benefit for the ANGELL students is that by using the ECTS (Credit Transfer System) they gain an international experience at the end of their Bachelor studies, whilst gaining another double accredited and internationally recognized IBA degree. Wittenborg's IBA is a 240 credit degree which is much preferred by many University Master Programmes, including Wittenborg's own Master Event Management, Master Hospitality Management and Master in International Tourism.
The ANGELL students are following IBA in the directions of Hospitality Management, Marketing and Communication, Real Estate and Sport and Event Management.
Wittenborg University and ANGELL Academie have been working together for a number of years, through their partnerships with the University of Brighton, however this is the first collaborative project that they have started as a separate programme.
Wittenborg director Peter Birdsall, who spoke to students today in Freiburg said that the session was extremely positive. "I presented to a group of interested students who asked a number of very intelligent and thoughtful questions. I think that we, and Apeldoorn have a lot to offer these highly motivated young people."
German students, as all EU students can gain Dutch study finance and social welfare support for housing and health insurance if they live and work at least 32 hours a month.