European Business and Economics Programme (EBEP)


The business programmes are a unique blend of business, politics, language and culture, offering business and economics students alike the chance to undertake a demanding, in-depth study of Germany and the European Union.


The academic content of this course is taught in four modules which are specifically focused on the European Union in terms of politics, intercultural management, marketing, and economics. Students are being offered a multidisciplinary approach to the headline topic including visits to institutions and to an automobile company as well as German language & culture classes at beginners level.


This course is very similar to the three-week course “Markets and Management in Europe” except that it offers an extra week of insight information into the philosophies underlying the EU (“Values and Politics of the EU”).

  • Date: June 25 - July 22, 2017 (four weeks)
  • Course Content:

    • Values and Politics of the European Union
    • Cultural Diversity and Cross Cultural Management
    • Economics of the European Union
    • Marketing for the Automobile Industry

  • The course programme also includes:

    • Academic support programme: Visits to companies and (political) institutions
    • Introductory German language lessons

  • Course Language: English
    Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL ibt 90 or equivalent) is required.
  • Target Group: Advanced undergraduate business and economics majors or graduates with good standing.
  • Number of Participants: Approx. 20-25
  • Registration Deadline: April 1, 2017
    March 15, 2017 for nominated students from partner universities


Student Hostels with shared rooms and kitchenette.


Arrival June 25 (move-in), departure July 22 (move-out).


On weekdays lunch can be purchased in the student cafeteria for very reasonable prices.

Culture and Leisure Time Programme

The International Office team offers participants a wide variety of optional cultural and social events in Berlin and surrounding area about twice a week. This may include visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites (Museum Island in Berlin, Castles and Gardens in Potsdam), Berlin Wall Museum and Holocaust Museum, excursion to the Memorial Sachsenhausen, a boat trip, Beach Bar, and many other activities.


  • 100 contact hours

    • 80 contact hours business course incl. academic support program
    • 20 contact hours German language & culture at beginners level

  • 9 ECTS credits
  • One class hour is 45 min long.


“Excellent Summer Academy” 2009


Student Testimonial

André B. Gimenez
University of Campinas (Brazil), EBEP 2009, DAAD Scholar

“We are a very international group, people from all over the world. Nowadays you have to learn to deal with people from different cultures. This international environment that we have here, is something you cannot learn sitting in a classroom.

I’m learning much more than just European business because in our class we have all the other students contributing different views. The professors really open space for students to bring new things into class. This is exactly the kind of opportunity I was expecting.”