International Business (BA)

Department Economics

The Bachelor's programme in International Business is a modern, future-oriented economics education in Business Studies. The program is clearly structured: a three-semester study period with mainly compulsory courses, paired with a well-founded education in German language. An 18-week internship is also mandatory after the fifth semester. The International Business degree programme prepares students thoroughly for a - mainly commercial - career: Industry, services, trade, banks, insurance companies and administrations are potential employers in Germany and abroad.

The focus is on business management basics and methodological knowledge as well as international aspects. The programme also includes intensive training in the respective foreign language, the acquisition of intercultural skills and the development of the corresponding communication skills.

Course content and objectives

The international 3-year full-time accredited Bachelor of Business Adminstration program is focused on developing proactive, intercultural managers, consultants, and entrepreneurs for the global market –in today’s dynamic business arena.


  • Full-time Bachelor of Business Adminstration (6 semesters)
  • Practically-oriented curriculum
  • 100% in English in an intercultural environment
  • International faculty with excellent academic and corporate experience
  • Innovative teaching and interactive methods based on real-life case studies

Study programmes with peak values

Germany's largest university ranking (CHE) certifies that the Department of Business and Economics achieves top scores in the categories contact with professional practice, international orientation and study organization. 

The Anhalt State University offers you:

  • low tuition fees
  • very high recognition for the degrees
  • Accredited study programmes
Andreas Sichmund MOK Student

The Anhalt University of Applied Sciences allowed me a personal exchange with the lecturers and a direct transfer of the acquired knowledge into the projects with the practice partners.

Andreas Sichmund, former student at the faculty of economics

General admission requirements

To study in a Bachelor’s degree program at Anhalt University, you will need a university entrance qualification (HZB). Typically, this is the equivalent of a German Abitur (e.g. high school diploma or A-levels) or a subject-specific qualification. However, there are also other qualifications that permit you to study. If your HZB is restricted to a specific German state (note in your transcript), then it might also be recognized in Saxony-Anhalt.

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Career prospects

The successfully completed studies enable the entry into a professional life with diverse fields of activity with international focus:

  • Corporate management and planning
  • Personnel management and development
  • Marketing, sales and distribution
  • Accounting and controlling
  • Financing and investment
  • Procurement and logistics
  • Consulting and taxation
  • Organization and operational information systems
  • Project and administrative management
  • Bank and insurance management
  • Entrepreneurship and self-employment

attractive student life

© Renate Geue

Bernburgs beautiful old town

A unique campus with university and residential buildings. The beautiful old town with the castle directly on the river Saale. In addition, there are green spaces full of perennial gardens and plants everywhere. The Bernburg-Strenzfeld campus shines with study and quality of life.

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Varied sports programme

Whether on the numerous sports facilities, in the sports hall, fitness studio or sauna, whether alone or in a team, whether Zumba, Yoga or floorball, there is a wide range of sports activities to discover all over the campus. Everyone can study fit and healthy with us!

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Preparation for the start of a career

To prepare for the start of your career, the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences' Career Service offers free workshops, training, lectures and advice. In addition, there are beneficial cooperations with important partners within and outside the university.

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Guided tour of the Bernburg Campus

Multiple channels of contact

Do you have questions about the individual modules? Feel free to contact us.

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