High ratings by students for the IBMS course at HAN University of Applied Sciences
Students from the Arnhem Business School are extremely satisfied with their course, according to the results from the 2012 National Student Survey (NSE), conducted under the responsibility of Studiekeuze123. This year, the International Business and Management Studies (IBMS) course scored significantly higher in all categories than the national average.
National Student Survey (NSE)
The NSE is an annual large-scale survey that asks students about their experience with the quality of courses at Dutch universities and universities of applied sciences. Students were asked to answer questions on topics such as content, general skills, academic skills and preparation for a professional career. The response categories range from 1 (=very unsatisfied) to 5 (=very satisfied).
For example, the IBMS students are satisfied with the skills they are taught, both in general (4.09 compared to the national average of 3.81) and in an academic sense (3.84 compared to 3.62). They appreciate skills such as developing a critical attitude, communication skills, analytical thinking and research skills.
In addition, IBMS scored above average in the category ‘preparation for a professional career’ (3.94 compared to a national average of 3.51). Students at IBMS feel well prepared for the professional world.
The questions about student support also scored relatively high: 3.90 compared to the national 3.42 average. Students appreciate their lecturers’ professional expertise, the level and quality of support, the extent to which they inspire and their level of involvement. Lastly, the question ‘would you recom-mend this course to your friends, family or colleagues?’ received a high score (4.19 compared to 3.80).
Over 45 percent of IBMS’s 419 students completed the survey. The results are presented in a number of places, including the independent comparison site www.studiekeuze123.nl, an initiative by the Dutch government and all Dutch universities and universities of applied sciences. Prospective students can use this site to compare courses based on aspects such as the NSE student ratings.
Guide to Higher Education
IBMS has also been rated number one by the Guide to Higher Education. (Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs). This independent guide evaluates and compares the quality of degree programmes in the Netherlands.