Studying Management at HdWM

Practically Oriented Degree Programmes for Your Future Career



Your advantages if you study management at HdWM

  • Practically oriented study programmes 100% in English
  • Study in Germany and gain real-life business experience
  • FIBAA certified management degree programmes for Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • State-approved university by the Ministry of Science, Research, and Art of the federal state of Baden-Wurttemberg
  • Good contacts to the business world
  • All advantages of a private university such as small groups, networks, personal support, etc.
  • Option to obtain a 2nd degree in cooperation with the Vaasa University of Applied Sciences (VAMK), Finland
  • Opportunities to move on to our master’s degree programme, after gaining your bachelor’s degree

Salman Haikal

(Graduate BA Management in International Business)

“I highly recommend the Management in International Business course for students who are looking for a study programme which explains the complexity of the world's economy and global markets. The university also offers the possibility for students to study abroad and gain valuable experiences. I participated in the dual degree program, which was a life experience. It added value to my studies and gave me the opportunity to grow on a personal and educational level.”


At HdWM, you can enroll in the following bachelor’s degree programmes to study management

Management in International Business

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Management in International Business (in English)

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) Business Management (in German)

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Management in International Business

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Management in International Business (englisch)

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) Social Work – Integration Management (in German)

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) Business Psychology (in German)

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Studying Management in a Bachelor’s Degree at HdWM

Would you like to study management? Would you like to better your chances on the job market? At HdWM, we offer you to study management in a three-year degree courses, which include a one-semester internship to gain work experience.

During your studies, you will have many opportunities to get to know our partner companies and make contacts in the business world. If you study management in you of our bachelor’s degrees, you will profit from study programmes closely aligned with the needs of businesses. The combination of theory and practice offers you excellent career prospects.

Which admission requirements do I have to fulfill?

As a state accredited university of applied studies, we only accept applicants to study management who either have the German “Fachhochschulreife” or its equivalent – e.g. qualifications such as the International Baccalaureate or the English "A" levels. As a rule, this requires the successful completion of 12-13 years of school education in your home country. From some countries, you also need to have begun or even completed further studies.

If you have questions about the acceptability of your school certificate, you can get help from: anabin (Website language is German).
Just select your country and then take it from there.

Along with the fulfilment of the formal preconditions to study management, we place a high value on personal qualities. In the application interview, we are looking for the basic skills of a management degree programme, such as cognitive abilities in organizing, planning, and clear communication.

How is practical experience built into the study programme?

All HdWM study programmes are designed to enable graduates settling smoothly in the working world. Therefore, there are several ways how to gain practical experience during your management studies.

To supplement the 18-week internship in the 4th semester, which you can spend in Germany or at a company abroad, the HdWM Career Service supports you from the beginning of you bachelor’s studies on. It gets you in touch with our partner companies*, gives important information about the German job market and offers useful career coaching to prepare you for applications at German companies*.

All lecturers have extensive business experience that they readily share with their students. Company visits and real-life business cases enrich the lectures and give valuable insight into business life.

The bachelor’s thesis in the 6th semester is usually written in cooperation with a company and will prepare you to enter the workforce after graduation.

Furthermore, you can top off your working experience during studying management by working voluntarily as a working student during the semester or in the semester breaks.

* Please note that companies in Germany expect high proficiency in German from their applicants (B2 level or higher).

What are my prospects after graduating in management at HdWM?

Studying management at HdWM is aimed at the needs of the business world. HR management, strategic management, marketing, and sales are functions for which companies constantly require well-trained professionals. The 3-year degree programmes lead to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) in the respective specialisation.

What does it cost to study management at HdWM?

Tuition fees

As a private university, HdWM is funded mainly by tuition fees and the contributions of the partner companies. HdWM is a nonprofit organisation, therefore all revenues are used for the development of our university and the constant enhancement of the teaching quality as well as the student services.

The tuition fees for the English track bachelor’s in Management in International Business are 590 Euros per month. Non-EU students will be required to set up a German bank account and hand in a signed SEPA direct debit mandate for the monthly payment of the tuition fees. You will receive all necessary documents with your study contract.

Other fees

There is a one-time enrolment fee of 390 Euros (590 Euros from summer semester 2022 on) that you pay if you are accepted and choose to join the programme. You also have to pay a so-called Solidarity Contribution of 22.80 Euros per semester.

For further information about our fees, please read our scale of fees.

Living expenses

Living expenses vary from person to person, according to your lifestyle and whether you wish to rent your own flat or share a flat with other students. Health Insurance is compulsory and for students is available from between 30 to 75 Euros per month.

Most students buy a semester ticket from the local public transport company. This costs about 170 Euros per semester, but you then have free travel on all buses, trams and local trains in the region. For books you should reckon with 300 to 400 Euros per semester.


There are several ways how to fund your studies at HdWM. Germans can apply for BAföG and the KfW student loan. Under certain circumstances, these options are also available to non-Germans (please check their websites for further details). HdWM also offers several merit-based scholarship programmes, for which all nationalities can apply.
We’ve summarised the most important financing options for you.

How can I apply?

The HdWM Application Process – We Want to Get to Know You

Studying management requires more from an applicant than just the necessary school leaving certificates. It takes special characteristics, such as motivation and personality, to be successful in the field. These and other qualifications are assessed in our application process. Rather than just checking your grades, we want to assess your motivation for choosing the respective degree course. We want to find out how it can support you on your path to your career. The central element is a personal application interview with a professor of the respective degree course. The interview gives us insight, whether the selected study programme matches your personal skills and interests.

Find out more about our Application Process or apply directly via our Online Application Form.

What are notarized copies?

For the application, notarized documents are not required. Scans of the original documents are sufficient. Please note: Notarizations are necessary for your enrollment. Photocopies of the notarized documents cannot be accepted.

Please note that if a copy contains several pages, each page has to be notarized.

Please ensure that the documents are correctly notarized by a recognized institution:

  • Notarized copies in Germany contain a signature of the person who notarized the document, an official seal, and a statement that the certified photocopy is a true copy of the original document. Notarizations by any German public authority (for example notary or local authority) are accepted. Also the German institution that issued the original document (for example the school where you did your Abitur) can notarize the copy of it.
  • If you want to notarize documents outside of Germany, the notarization can be done by a notary, an embassy, a state or a local authority. Documents that have been notarized correctly bear a signature, a seal, and an official stamp. Also the issuing institution of the document can notarize the certificates. Documents that have been notarized by a bank, medical staff, military personell, health insurance provider, or similar cannot be accepted.