The Start of Inter College: Since 1979
“I am a true entrepreneur, it is my life and blood, I absolutely love it and was made for it.”
You can either wait for others to make things happen, or you can take direct action yourself. That is what Anton Dreesmann must have thought when he founded Inter College in 1979. At the time, he lacked adequately trained people for his family business Vroom & Dreesmann. The largest retailer in The Netherlands in that period. For this reason, he started a study program that focused on hospitality. In the early 1980s, the curriculum was expanded to what it is today: Inter College Business School, a private Business Administration study program. From 2000 to 2014, Inter College Business School was part of Luzac. In July 2014 the school was acquired by George Banken, Paul van Splunteren, and Bart van den Dries. These three prominent entrepreneurs aim to align the study program even more with the practices of the modern, dynamic world of entrepreneurship. Thanks to years of experience and a broad network of shareholders, Inter College Business School excels at offering a practicality-oriented Business Administration program—for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs.
In 2019 Inter College was acquired by Global University Systems (GUS). GUS is an international network of more than 24 Universities and Colleges around the world, brought together by a shared passion for accessible, industry-relevant qualifications. GUS delivers a wide variety of programs, including bachelor’s degree programs, master’s degree programs, professional training, English Language Training, and corporate & executive education. When someone chooses to study at a GUS institution– whether on campus in Europe, North America, or even in their own home – they’re joining a network of over 80,000 students worldwide.
GUS are based in some of the world’s biggest cities, with campuses in London, Birmingham, and Manchester, across the Atlantic in Toronto, Chicago, and Vancouver; and across the globe in Singapore, Amsterdam, Germany, and Israel.
Inter College Business School
- HBO Diploma INCL NIMA A&B
- Small Classes, Lots of Attention
- Access Entrepreneurs Network
- Graduation in Amsterdam or London
- Learning to Enterprise in Practice
We are all about talent and decisiveness. To work hard and not give up. To fall and get up again. Inter College believes in talent and provides the right tools to convert that talent into decisiveness.
Study at Inter College Business School in Amsterdam
The Inter College Campus is situated in the old city center. It is located close to start-up companies, businesses, and cultural heritage. Study in Amsterdam is an exciting extra dimension to the Inter College experience and the 200+ students following the BBA programs often live in the city and combine their studies with business start-ups for which Amsterdam is famous. The study location is within a traditional School Building situated at the canals in the heart of the city. The location is very close to public transport and the international airport of Schiphol. Students can make use of the academic library facilities of Amsterdam, a city that counts for over 140 thousand students.
The Netherlands National Government Accreditation Organisation NVAO has accredited the Inter College Business School BBA Program, Croho: 39226 (BA Hons).
In 2002, the Netherlands Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO) was established by law to guarantee the quality of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Dutch accreditation is based on peer review of programs. Flanders participates as an observer on the Board and a treaty will be developed to formally ensure that the accreditation organization works for both the Netherlands and the Flemish community of Belgium.
Inter College Business School BBA Bachelor of Business Administration was accredited by the NVAO in 2019 (valid until 2025).
RTO Quality Mark
Inter College Business School has a Quality Mark of the NRTO, the leading trade association for private Education in The Netherlands.
Amsterdam: Accommodation Guide
Are you ready to experience Amsterdam?
We are delighted that you have chosen to study at Inter College Business School. Amsterdam is a vibrant city and a great place to be a student, close to start-up companies, businesses, and cultural heritage. Join 140,000 other students in the city.
Student housing options
Amsterdam is a fun and vibrant city which attracts international students each year thanks to its low costs of living and vast employment opportunities. While the cost of living in Amsterdam is relatively low compared to other European cities, affordable housing in the city is scarce. We, therefore, suggest you start researching accommodation options as early as possible. There are a few options available to you for student accommodation in Amsterdam.
Registering with housing websites
If you decide to stay in Amsterdam for longer than one year, we strongly advise you to register on trusted housing websites such as Studentenwoningweb.nl and ROOM.nl. Please note that these platforms have waiting times and so you should apply as early as possible.
Please be aware of scams while searching for accommodation on various platforms such as Facebook. Check out the Iamsterdam website for tips on how to avoid housing scams.
Student Hotel Amsterdam
Inter College Business School has partnered with The Student Hotel Amsterdam which has the following offers for international students:
- Fully equipped private rooms (around 14 m²)
- Modern en-suite bathrooms with shower
- Access to a shared kitchen
- Work desk
- Flat-screen satellite TV
- Superfast and reliable WiFi
- Bed linen and towels
- Regular room cleaning
- Events all year long
- All bills included
- 24/7 reception and security
Extra perks include a game and lounge area, study rooms, on-site gym, laundry facilities, and a restaurant/bar with daily events which provides a fun environment for international students to get to know one another.
|Type of accommodation
|Cost per month (€)
|Economy single room
744 Euros (7 months duration)
789 Euros (5 months duration)
1,063 Euros (7 months duration)
1,130 Euros (5 months duration)
*The above are examples of only two room types. More options available at The Student Hotel.
The Student Hotel is located on Wibautstraat, aka Knowledge Mile, the social, creative, and entrepreneurial hub of the city. It is situated in former printing press facilities of Het Parool and Trouw newspapers, in a space that is renowned for being a giant playground for travelers, mobile professionals, creative nomads, students, and local change-makers.