International Business Administration Exchange (IBAEx)

  • Degree
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Type of study
    Full-time study
  • Standard period of study
    8 semesters
  • Commencement of studies
    Winter semester (1 Oct)
  • Credits (ECTS)
  • Language of instruction
    German / English
  • Department / Central Institute
    Department of Business and Economics

Degree programme

International know-how and experience is becoming ever-more important in our increasingly globalized world. Companies expect their employees to not only understand the central issues of Business Administration and Man- agement, but to have a range of soft skills such as intercultural competence.

Those seeking to study global Business Administration and later work in a Management, Controlling, HR or Marketing role within an internation- ally-active company could do no better than to study this Bachelor’s degree programme. Taught together with a number of partner universities in countries such as France, Great Britain, Spain, Brazil and Argentina, the HWR Berlin enables its students to achieve both a German Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a degree from the partner institution.

Study for a global future: the fifth and sixth semester of this degree programme is spent at the partner university of the student’s choice. The compulsory internship semester is also completed abroad or within an inter- national company.

Professional field

The Bachelor’s degree programme International Business Administration Exchange represents the perfect preparation for a career in a global context and qualifies its holders to assume a role in Marketing, Management, Financing and Invoicing, HR and Organization, Taxes, Advertising and Communication

Degree structure

The first four semesters are spent at the HWR Berlin; semester five and six at a partner university in accordance with an agreed plan of study. The application process for study abroad begins in the third semester.

Part One

General Business Administration; General Economics; Financial and Managerial Accounting; Business Law; Social Sciences; Operations Management; The Principles of Company taxation; Statistics; Mathematics for Business and Economics

Key qualifications

Part Two

Strategic Management; Company Management Game and Team Develop- ment; Instruments of Controlling; International Economics; The Political Economy and Social Structures of Modern Society

Task-related Marketing Management; Finance;
Human Resources Management; Accounting/Controlling;
Company Taxation; Global Supply Chain and Operations Management

International module
Plan of study agreed with the partner university

  • University entrance qualification or an entrance qualification for a University of Applied Sciences
  • German language university entrance exam for foreign students.
  • Proof of very good English language skills at Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2 level.

Applicants without a German qualification need to apply via uni-assist e.V.

  • Winter semester until 15 Juli

Programmakkreditiert durch den Akkreditierungsrat

Fees and grants

  • Tuition fees


  • Semesterfee

    ca. € 300 per semester (incl. local transport semester ticket)

Guidance for prospective students

Student Counselling Services

Admission and enrolment

Office for Applications, Admissions and Enrolment

Office hours:

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Wed 10.00–12.00
Thu 14.00–16.00