International Business (BIB)

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Deadline: Jan 15, 2022
StudyQA ranking:758 Duration:7 semestrs

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The BIB programme prepares students to work in international contexts. The first three semesters are intended to familiarise students with the basics of business, economics and law. In the following semesters, study modules focus increasingly on the acquisition of skills and competence specific to international business, including international management, international economics, international law and intercultural management. One of the following two electives must be chosen: (A) Human Resource Management or (B) International Marketing. The acquisition of further language skill is incorporated in the first and second semester where students can chose from a variety of offers such as Spanish, Italian and French. Consequently, the curriculum has been designed with the goal of implementing course combinations that enable students to acquire both hard and soft skills.

Educational organisation

The programme's curriculum can be accessed at:
As part of the programme, students will have to complete a specialist internship of 19 weeks.

Study abroad unit(s)

The programme includes a 19-week supervised internship abroad during the sixth semester. In addition, students have the opportunity to spend another semester (fourth or fifth semester) studying at one of our partner universities abroad.


An internship must be completed during the sixth semester.

Forms of assessment

Forms of assessment may include written tests, oral tests, written essays, oral presentations and/or practical work. The examination board may approve other types of examination.
Tests are usually in the language of instruction.

Course objectives

The ability to work in internationally-oriented business institutions

Language requirements

Proof of a sufficient command of English, at least level C1 or C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) should be provided with the application. Accepted levels:
  • TOEFL 580 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based), 96 (internet-based)
  • CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), all levels
  • CAE (Certificate in Advanced English), all levels
  • BEC Higher (Business English Certificate), all levels
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System), level 6-9
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication), 800 points
  • proof of study in English abroad, minimum one year, awarded at least 60 ECTS credits
  • demonstration of C1 level through one of the following educational experiences:
    • degree-level study at a non-German university instructed exclusively in English for at least a year, with a minimum of 60 ECTS points
    • attendance of a fully English-speaking secondary school (minimum of two years study before successful completion of the school-leaving examinations) equivalent to a German Realschule or Gymnasium.
    • US high school diploma certificate

We do not accept:
  • "Leistungskurs Englisch"
  • certificates on which the course level is not stipulated
  • professional references
  • proof of employment as an "au pair"
  • "Work & Travel" certificates
  • attendance of a US high school without diploma certificate
  • proof of registration for a language examination in the future
  • proof of attendance at an English-language course not culminating in a qualification
  • grade transcript from a university year abroad with less than 60 ECTS points and without explicit stipulation that the courses were taught exclusively in English

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Enrolment fees


Costs of living


Arrival support

Currently not available

Services and support for international students

The International Office will provide students support in a variety of ways. This includes e.g. an introduction to the university's facilities, IT-Systems and ongoing activities.


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