German-British Study Programme
International Business – IBU
Cooperation with Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
The German-British "International Business" (IBU) study programme is run jointly with the Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (UK). Students on this programme are required to study for similar amounts of time in both Berlin and Cambridge. In Berlin, lectures and seminars are held in German; in Cambridge, the language of instruction is English. The programme comprises six semesters of theory and two of supervised work experience, with at least one of those semesters in an English-speaking environment. After eight semesters, successful candidates are awarded a B.A. from both Universities.
- Key Facts
- Career Prospects
- Programme Details
- Admission Requirements and Selection Procedure
- Fees and Bursaries
|Faculty||Faculty of Business and Economics (FB 1)|
|Degree||Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) awarded by the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL Berlin)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) awarded by Anglia Ruskin University
|Structure||Full-time day programme|
|Duration||8 semesters, including two semesters of supervised work experience|
|Programme Intake||max. 35|
Thanks to the international, bilingual nature of this programme and the strong focus on real-life business skills, graduates are extremely well positioned on the job market.
In line with the module stream elective, graduates can apply for a range of management tasks in international companies.
|Module Streams||Human Resource Management, Marketing, Finance|
|Location||Depends on the Home University (where students are first enrolled on the programme).
Year 1: Berlin (Home University Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL Berlin)) or Cambridge (Home University Anglia Ruskin)
Year 2: Cambridge (Home University Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL Berlin)) or Berlin (Home University Anglia Ruskin)
Year 3: Supervised work experience (with at least one semester in an English-speaking environment)
Year 4: Berlin Starters: Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL Berlin) or Anglia Ruskin; Cambridge Starters: Anglia Ruskin
|Language of Instruction||BSEL Berlin: German; Anglia Ruskin: English|
|Other Languages||Optional at the BSEL Berlin and Anglia Ruskin (e.g., Spanish, Chinese, French, Russian)|
Admission Requirements and Selection Procedure
- General qualification for post-secondary education
- German language examination for university admission in the case of foreign applicants
- Motivational letter in English (one DIN-A4-sheet)
- Very good knowledge of English. One of the following tests will be accepted:
- TOEFL test min. 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based), 79 (internet test )
- IELTS test (min. 5.0)
- all levels: CPE, CAE, BEC Higher
- TOEIC (min. 800)
- other English language certificates with a minimum of level B2 -“Common European Framework of Reference”.
- The English ceritificates may be waived for candidates who are:
- Graduates of secondary education with English as an a-level (Leistungskurs) and a minimum result of “good” (“gut”)
- Applicants who have spent a school year in or have similar qualifications from an English-speaking country
- Applicants who hold an English translator’s or interpreter’s certificate
|Winter Semester||Summer Semester|
|Applicants with German university entrance qualifications||01.04.–31.05.||-|
|Applicants with other university entrance qualifications *||01.04.–10.05.||-|
*Overseas applicants are required to submit their applications to ASSIST (Admissions Service for International Applicants):
After the completed application has been submitted, applicants are invited to attend an interview in June.
Invitations will be sent out by the middle of June at latest.
Fees and Bursaries
Home University Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin)
Year 1: € 262,20 per semester (study fee, incl. local transport semester ticket)
Year 2: € 98,20 per semester (enrolment fee)
Year 3: € 98,20 per semester (enrolment fee)
Year 4: € 262,20 per semester in Berlin; semester fees at Anglia Ruskin are detailed in "Home University Anglia Ruskin“
Home University Anglia Ruskin:
Deferred Fees for EU students of £ 3.290 annually.* Payment is entirely covered by a student loan that only has to be paid back after the start of graduate full-time employment.
* Subject to alteration
Year 1: Deferred Fees, as above
Year 2: € 262,20 per semester at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) (incl. local transport semester ticket)
Year 3: No fees if one of the two placements is completed within the EU
Year 4: Deferred Fees for a year