The Start of Inter College
“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 programme 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 programme. 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 programme 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 programme—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 programmes, including bachelor’s degree programmes, master’s degree programmes, 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.