German-Latin American Studies of Business Administration

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: German English
Deadline: Apr 30, 2025
StudyQA ranking:4922 Duration:7 semestrs

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Internationally oriented Business Administration Studies with intensive language instruction and Regional Studies of Latin America or Europe, respectively. Students spend three semesters abroad, including an internship of one semester.

Educational organisation

Courses in Münster:
Semesters One and Two - Basic Level:
  • Business Finance
  • Management Processes
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Primary Business Management Processes
  • Economics
  • Regional Studies of Latin America
  • Foreign Language (Spanish or Portuguese)

Semesters Three and Four - Secondary Level:
  • Corporate Management
  • Business Information Systems
  • Commercial Law
  • Secondary modules (optional compulsory)
  • International Economics
  • Sustainability and Interculturality
  • Regional Studies of Latin America
  • Foreign Language (Spanish or Portuguese)

Semesters Five, Six and Seven - Extension Level:
  • Four extension modules (each 12 ECTS) to be chosen from the following specialisations: marketing, finance, international management, operations research and logistics, organisation and business information systems, personnel and education management, accounting/controlling, tax theory and auditing principles, commercial law and entrepreneurship
  • Regional Studies of Europe
  • German business language
  • Bachelor's thesis

An internship lasting one semester

Students from Münster spend semesters five, six and seven in Latin America.
Students from partner universities spend semesters five, six and seven in Münster.
Upon successful completion of the course, students receive both a Bachelor of Arts degree from FH Münster - University of Applied Sciences and a corresponding degree from the partner university.

Study abroad unit(s)

Students from FH Münster spend three semesters abroad: two study semesters at a partner university in Latin America and a one-semester internship in Latin America.
Students from Latin America spend three semesters in Germany: two study semesters at Münster and a one-semester internship in Germany.


An internship of one semester has to be completed in the partner country or region.

Forms of assessment

Written exams at the end of the semester, sometimes oral or written mid-term examinations, presentations

Course objectives

  • Internationally oriented Business Administration
  • Students acquire profound knowledge of the relevant cultural, economic, political and social conditions of Latin America and Europe.
  • Graduates are highly qualified for international management with language skills and intercultural skills.

Language requirements

Applicants from the partner universities must provide proof of their German skills (TestDaF 4 or DSH-2) or pass a German language exam before starting their study period at Münster.
Applicants who would like to start the programme in Münster and move later to Latin America must pass a Spanish or Portuguese language exam.

Required DSH / TestDaF


Academic requirements

Students from Latin America have to have successfully completed six semesters of study at their home university.

Enrolment fees

Every semester, students are obliged to pay a social contribution towards tasks performed by the Studentenwerk Münster and a contribution to the student body. The amount to be paid is approx. 250 EUR.

Costs of living

Approx. 670 EUR per month

Job opportunities

There are job opportunities in catering and in companies in programme-related fields (business administration).

Funding opportunities within the university,3

Arrival support

International students can contact the International Reception Service (FHiRST) of the International Office.

Services and support for international students

The International Office offers social activities for international students.


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