- First and second semesters: Foundation Year - introduction to general business issues and the culture of Eastern Europe, increased exposure to foreign languages such as English and Russian
- Third and fourth semesters: Advanced studies in International Business and Intercultural Studies in Eastern Europe, including two business electives (possible business electives are Accounting & Controlling, Finance, International Management, Human Resource Management, and International Marketing)
- Fifth semester: Internship semester
- Sixth and seventh semesters: Advanced business electives, further advanced business projects such as "International Management Projects" ending with the Bachelor's thesis.
Heilbronn University has a number of partnerships with universities worldwide, e.g. in Russia, England, Latvia, Poland, Spain, France, USA, Australia, Finland, etc. This cooperation network highlights the international component of the programme and provides the opportunity to complete an integrated study semester at one of the partner universities, which are located all over the world. There is also the possibility to attain a double degree (with Kajaani University, Finnland, or the State University Syktyvkar, Russia).
Study abroad unit(s)Students are encouraged to spend a semester or year abroad during their study programme. Heilbronn University has a worldwide network of partner universities, with the option to also study in Eastern European countries. Whether it be an internship abroad or a study semester at a foreign university, going abroad for at least one semester is strongly recommended.
InternshipsAn internship semester at least of 26 weeks is to be completed in the fifth semester. The internship office will assist students with finding an appropriate internship.
Forms of assessmentStudents are assessed at the middle and at the end of each semester on the basis of graded assignments, oral and written examinations.
Course objectivesStudies and practical exercises in international business transactions, regional features and intercultural communication allow students to develop skills in cross-cultural negotiations and international business approaches, especially in Eastern Europe.
Language requirementsGerman (DSH or TestDaF), English (without a test)
Important to note: the first year of study is held entirely in German. For this reason, it is important to have German knowledge at the time of application. The following years of study are instructed almost entirely in English. Applicants must provide proof of their German skills. DSH 2 or 3 or TestDaF 4 is required for admission.
Required DSH / TestDaFYes
Academic requirementsAbitur or secondary school leaving certificate
Enrolment feesAll students have to pay an enrolment fee of approx. 130 EUR per semester. This includes an administration fee of 60 EUR, a social contribution for the student services of 54 EUR (a contribution to cover the costs for the student facilities like the "Mensa", cafeteria, student halls of residence, and a contribution towards the "Semesterticket"/transport pass) and a contribution to the "constituted student union" of 14 EUR.
Costs of livingThe cost of living for a student is about 800 EUR per month.
Job opportunitiesTutorials at Heilbronn University
Employment in companies in the Heilbronn region
Funding opportunities within the universityApplicants and enrolled students of Heilbronn University can apply for the "Deutschlandstipendium". "Deutschlandstipendium" students are awarded 300 EUR per month.