International Management – cooperative study programme

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Business Management


Objectives and Structure

The cooperative Bachelor’s programme in International Management is a practice-oriented programme run in collaboration with a partner company. The aim is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to take on a position in the field of business administration for an international enterprise active within any sector, or any association, scientific institution or public body. Students will gain specialist knowledge in the field of business administration within an international context and they’ll be given the opportunity to study whilst putting theory into practice at the same time. After successfully graduating from the Bachelor’s programme, students will be qualified to take on positions in middle management, or they’ll have the option to start the Master’s programme.

What our students can expect:

  • To gain basic knowledge of business administration from an international perspective
  • To combine theory with practice at the partner company
  • To acquire social and methodological skills
  • To obtain inter-cultural competencies, especially during their mandatory semester abroad

During their first and second semester, students will learn the basics of business administration. Five compulsory modules worth 6 credit points will be covered each semester. For their third semester, students will be required to complete a semester studying abroad. You’ll find more information on studying abroad and our partner universities here. The fourth semester is a semester as an internship, spent at the partner company. Students may choose to do this at a branch abroad or at the company’s German office whilst completing work with an international element. The internship lasts 20 weeks, whether it is completed in Germany or abroad. International business administration is the focus of the fifth and sixth semesters. Students will have the option of choosing between two modules in both semesters, giving them the opportunity to tailor the knowledge they’ll acquire. The sixth semester involves two modules completed in collaboration with the partner company (see the programme structure).

The order of the third, fourth and fifth semesters is not fixed and can be changed.

Please note that classes start being held in English from the first semester onwards and, as such, a high level of English is required. You can find detailed information on the classes, what they cover and the timetable of the programme in the module guide (German).

Students will spend around 50% of their time on the degree programme at the partner company. Depending on when students start the study programme, time schedule is as follows:

Information on application and admission

Companies usually select candidates for the cooperative Bachelor’s programme in International Management and put them forward for the degree programme.
For the selected applicants to enrol, the following steps must be taken:

  • A work, internship or training agreement must be concluded between the company and the candidate lasting for the duration of the programme (standard period of study)
  • A cooperation agreement must be concluded between the company and the university

More information is provided by Ms Larissa Kolodziey:

Applicants must also fulfil the following admission requirements:

Candidates must submit their applications to us by the deadline and as per standard procedure..
If the candidate fulfils the admission requirements and the agreements indicated above have been concluded, they will receive a guaranteed place in the programme.