International Business (B.A.)

Department Economics

Course content and objectives

The bachelor’s program in International Business is an integrated degree program with one year of studies at an international partner university. The International Business program provides thorough preparation for the professional world, especially in the area of business: Industrial sector, services, trade, banks, insurance companies, and public administration are some of the possible employers in Germany and abroad.

The focus is on the principles of business and methods as well as international aspects. An intensive education in the respective foreign language, obtaining intercultural competences, and expanding communication skills are also included in the program.


  • University Degree
    • Abitur
    • Qualification for universities of applied science (Fachhochschulreife)
    • Master craftsman
    • or previous education or vocational training considered equivalent
  • Language Skills

    International Business (German program)

    Recognized German language certificates for international applicants:

    • TestDAF Niveaustufe 4xTDN4
    • DSH2
    • or another acceptable German language certificate


    International Business (English program)

    Applicants must demonstrate an analogous level of proficiency in English:

    • TOEFL: mind. 88 internet based / 605 paper based
    • CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English): Grades A / B / C
    • CAE (Certificate of Advanced English): Grades A / B / C
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): mind. 6,5
  • Aptitude Test Procedure

    Depending on the language major chosen (English, Spanish, Russian, or French), additional language certificates must be submitted.

    Accepted are among others:

    • Stay abroad > two months
    • Language certificate
    • good to very good grades in the language subjects taught


    An aptitude interview is conducted.

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