International Business Management

  • Degree
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Type of study
    Full-time study
  • Standard period of study
    8 Semester
  • Commencement of studies
    Winter semester (1 Oct), Summer semester (1 Apr)
  • Credits (ECTS)
    240
  • Language of instruction
    English
  • Department / Central Institute
    Department of Business and Economics

Degree programme

The Bachelor’s degree programme International Business Management prepares its graduates for management tasks in a range of internationally networked markets. Employers in this sector require an ever-increasing supply of specialized graduates who are able to apply their expertise to management processes, working in a flexible, efficient, eliable and ethical fashion in order to create synergies and experience success.

This degree programme is tailored to the needs of industry. Taught entirely in English, it provides its graduates with a classical and thorough Business Administration training with an international and intercultural orientation. Graduates can move seamlessly into a demanding position in the international economy. The degree programme includes two semesters at one of our 160 international partner universities and a compulsory internship semester which can also be completed abroad.
The degree programme also teaches a range of soft skills (such as Self-Organization,Foreign Languages) and IT training.

Professional field

This degree is the perfect choice for an international career. Graduates of this degree programme work in both strategic and operative management, especially in the areas of Marketing, Finance, Accounting, HR, Organizational Design, Supply Chain Management and Operations Management.

Degree structure

The Bachelor’s degree programme combines the classical aspects of a Business Administration degree programme with an examination of international and intercultural issues. The entire degree programme is taught in English. Part One of the degree is spent at the HWR Berlin as part of an international study group.
Students are required to complete two semesters abroad and an internship semester either abroad or in an internationally-active company in Part Two.

Part One Foundation modules

  • Business Administration
  • Quantitative Methods/Information Systems
  • Economics
  • Social Sciences and Law
  • Languages/Key Qualifications

Part Two modules

  • Strategy and Intenationalization
  • Business Simulation
  • Management Accounting and Controlling
  • International Economics
  • Specializations: Marketing, Finance & Accounting,
  • Human Resource Management/Organisational Design & Global Supply Chain Management/Operations Management
  • Business Administration electives
  • Electives from the extended Economics pool
  • Online Supervision Course in the Internship semester
  • Languages/Key Qualifications
  • Research Methodology
  • Academic qualifications meeting the general requirements for admission to a University or University of Applied Sciences or
    professional qualifications allowing University admission as specified in §11 of the Law on Institutions of Higher Education in the State of Berlin (Berliner Hochschulgesetz ‑ BerlHG)
  • Proof of German language skills at a Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) A2 level.
  • Proof of very good English language skills at Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2 level.

Restricted Admission
Where there are more applicants than places, programmes follow a NC (numerus clausus) procedure

For all applicants

  • Winter semester  1 June - 15 July
  • Sommer semester 1 December - 15 January

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

Uni Assist recommends that applicants apply at least six weeks before the end of the application period.

Programmakkreditiert durch den Akkreditierungsrat

Fees and grants

  • Tuition fees

    None

  • Semesterfee

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

Guidance for prospective students

Student Counselling Service

Telephone consultation hours
Tue, Thu 14.00–15.00

Academic Director

Department of Business and Economics
Prof. Dr. Sabine Haller
Professor for Services Marketing