The European Union in a Global World

This programme offers a unique blend of business, politics and culture, providing business and economics students the opportunity to undertake a demanding, in-depth study of the European Union and its evolving role within today’s world.

During this interdisciplinary programme students will explore several different facets of the European Union, including business, economics, politics and social sciences. Study visits are an inherent part of this programme, as is a module on German culture & society from an intercultural perspective. This course programme has been specially designed for U.S. students in accordance with the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).

  • Date: 23 June – 20 July 2024
  • Course content:
    The E.U. – A Dynamic Economy
    Global Challenges for European Firms
    EU – Chances and Challenges for Political Integration
    Human Costs of Global Markets: The European Perspective
  •  The course programme also includes:
    Academic support programme: Visits to companies and (political) institutions
    German Culture & Society: Intercultural Perspectives module
  • Course language: English
    Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL ibt 90 or equivalent) is required. 
  • Target group: Advanced undergraduate business and economics majors (after two years of study) or graduates with good standing.
  • Number of participants: approx. 20-25 
  • Registration deadline: 1 April, 2024
    15 March, 2024 for nominated students from partner universities

Application starts 31 January 2024!


  • Student hotels with shared rooms and breakfast (former may be subject to change).
  • Arrival 23 June, 2024 (move in to accommodation), departure 20 July, 2024 (move out of accommodation)

Culture and Leisure Time Programme

The International Office team offers participants a wide variety of optional cultural and social events in Berlin and the surrounding area about twice a week. These may include visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites (e.g the Museum Island in Berlin and castles and gardens in Potsdam), the Berlin Wall Museum and Holocaust Museum, or other leisure activities such as beach volleyball, a boat tour and a trip to a beer garden.


100 contact hours

  • 80 contact hours business course incl. academic support programme
  • 20 contact hours German Culture & Society: Intercultural Perspectives module

9 ECTS credits
One class hour is 45 minutes in length