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Hochschule der Wirtschaft für Management the subsidued Management Programme

B. A. Management in International Business

Welcome to International Business Management

You want to study – but which degree should you choose? Well, that probably depends on what you want to do afterwards.

Do you want to work overseas or perhaps work for a German company that operates internationally? Would you like to become really fluent in English, maybe because you eventually want to study for a Master’s degree that is taught in English?

Our English track B. A. in Management in International Business will help you realise your dreams, teaching you recognised management techniques as well as essential intercultural skills.

The programme in brief

Tuition fees:
590 Euros per month

6 semesters, during which time you will develop important skills and gain valuable experience

Bachelor of Arts

Start of the program:
Winter- and Summer Semester

Semester Schedule:
Winter Semester: October 1st– March 31st
Including semester breaks over Christmas/New Year and from mid-February to end of March
Summer Semester: April 1st –September 30th
Semester break from mid-July to end of September

Formal entrance requirements:
You must 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. Applicants from some countries also need to have begun or even completed further studies. As the degree is taught in English, you need to have reached level B2 (Common European Framework of Reference) in English.

Practical orientation:
All of our Professors have extensive business experience. Guest lectures from our partner companies. Teaching includes “Harvard style” international business case studies.
An 18-week internship is part of the curriculum. More practical experience can be gained during the semester or the semester breaks, e.g. as a working student.

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What do we require from applicants?

The ideal candidate is interested in learning modern management skills and how to use them in international business. He or she wants to learn about other cultures and to take existing English skills to a higher level by studying in English.

You should also have good social and communication skills and a sense of responsibility. In addition to these attributes, if you can work in an organised and disciplined manner, even when things get stressful, then you have the makings of a successful international manager, and we should talk!

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What subjects will I study?

For more information about the study programme, please take a look at the module handbook.

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Does the study programme have the option of a 2nd degree?

To make your bachelor’s degree truly international, the BA Management in International Business offers the option to obtain a second degree in Business Administration. In cooperation with the Vaasa University of Applied Sciences (VAMK) in Finland, students can spend two semesters at our partner university and earn the necessary extra credits for the second bachelor’s degree.

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What can I do after graduation?

What can I do after graduation?

After graduation, you will have all the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in a globalised world. Companies desperately need people who understand how international businesses work and who can communicate with people from other cultures – intercultural competences are key factors for working in international businesses. The vast practical experience you gained during your studies, will support you in starting your professional career.

With your B. A. Management in International Business, you will be well placed to work all over the world.

Past graduates have gone on to:

  • Management Consultancy
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • International Purchasing
  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Marketing
  • International Liaison positions
  • Export/Import Departments
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How can I apply?

Online Application

If you want to study Management in International Business, you can submit your binding application via our Online application form our online application form. There, you can enter your personal data.

Please send the following documents to bewerbung@hdwm.org

  • ID card or passport
  • Notarised copy of your school leaving certificate. If you have not yet received your school-leaving certificates, please apply with the most up-to-date transcript or report you have.
  • Language certificates about your English skills on B2 level (for non-native speakers of English). All common language tests are accepted. A German Abitur is also sufficient proof of your language skills.

As soon as your university entrance qualification is verified by the examination office, a staff member of HdWM will contact you to arrange your personal application interview with a HdWM professor via Skype.

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What makes the tuition fees so affordable

The tuition fees at the University of Applied Management Studies (HdWM) are moderate, thanks to subsidies by our partner companies. This enables us to keep the tuition fees affordable. Usually, the programme, with its small groups and a family atmosphere, would cost about 800 Euros per month.

Our unique subsidised programme allows us to charge affordable tuition fees of 590 Euros per month. This equals a monthly discount or scholarship of 210 Euros, which you don't have to pay back after graduation. Students from outside of the EU must pay the tuition fees for the first semester in advance.

Active support by our Career Service

From the first semester on, our Career Service team is there to help you plan your career. Apart from active career counselling and optimising your application documents, the contact to our partner companies is our main task. We offer a great number of events, case studies, and projects to get you in touch with the companies.


In addition to our subsidised tuition fees, several other means of funding your tuition fees are available. 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). We also offer the “Deutschlandstipendium”, a merit-based scholarship for which all nationalities can apply.

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Costs of the Management in International Business programme

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for Management in International Business are 590 Euros per month. Students coming from outside Germany will be required to pay for the first semester in advance - i.e. prior to enrolment.

As this is an English track programme, no knowledge of German is required, however if you speak and write German fluently (European Common Framework Reference B2) then this will be an advantage to you in finding an internship place - which you have to do for your fourth semester. Also, it will help you to find a position as a working student at one of our partner companies’, where you can work during the semester or in the semester break to fund your studies.

Other fees

There is a one-time enrolment fee of 390 Euros that you pay if you are accepted and choose to join the programme. For the thesis, there is a fee of 390€. You also have to pay a so-called Solidarity Contribution of 24.50€ per semester.

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 a young and healthy student is available from between 30 Euros to 75 Euros per month.

Most students buy a semester ticket from the local public transport company. This costs 170€ 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.


Salman Haikal
(Graduate B.A. Management in International Business)
Testimonial Salman Haikal Management International Business
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“I highly recommend the Management in International Business course for students who want to learn about the complexity of the world's economy and global markets. I participated in the program to obtain a second degree the university offers. It is in my eyes more than a cooperation between two universities or a student exchange, it is a life experience. It adds value to my studies and gave me the opportunity to grow on a personal and academic level.”

Your advantages at a glance

  • This degree course is 100% in English
  • All of the instructors have business experience
  • Many of the instructors are native-English speakers
  • Integrated company visits
  • Guest speakers from industry and other cultures
  • Overseas study semester encouraged and supported
  • Overseas internships encouraged
  • Option to obtain a second degree in cooperation with the Vaasa University of Applied Sciences (VAMK), Finland
  • Top group in CHE Ranking
  • High practical orientation by integrated internship and possibilities to work during the semester/in the semester breaks

Your contact person Bachelor’s Programmes Carla Ziehmann
Carla Ziehmann Bachelor’s Programmes +49 (0)621 490 890-96 carla.ziehmann@hdwm.org
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