|Degree||Bachelor of Arts|
|Duration||6 semesters with an internship in the 4th semester. This programme can also be studied in part-time|
|Start of the program||Winter- and Summer Semester|
|Tuition language||100% in English, HdWM offers German classes for international students|
|Accreditation||Accreditation Council and FIBAA|
|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.|
|Tuition fees||590 Euros per month|
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 Bachelor in Management in International Business will help you realise your dreams, teaching you recognised management techniques as well as essential intercultural skills.
Apart from an education equaling the German (Fach-)Hochschulreife, you should be interested in learning modern management skills and how to use them in international business. You want to learn more about other cultures and take your English skills to a higher level by studying in English.
Also, you should 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!
The bachelor’s degree course Management in International Business will teach you about modern business and management tools and theories – always with a special focus on international markets, companies, and teams.
Beside the refining of your English skills, you will also get the chance to work on your soft skills by subjects such as presentation skills or public speaking and debating.
Find out more about the study programme in the module overview.
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.
All HdWM study programmes are designed to enable graduates settling smoothly in the working world. Therefore, there are fixed practical elements in the curriculum that allow gaining practical experience during your studies. A network of about 60 partner companies* and the support of the HdWM Career Service will get you ready for your dream career.
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.
In the 4th semesters, you will have an 18-week internship that you can either spend in a company in Germany or abroad. This, and the bachelor’s thesis in the 6th semester, will prepare you for entering the workforce.
Furthermore, you can top off your working experience during your studies 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).
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 BA Management in International Business, you will be well placed to work all over the world.
Past graduates have gone on to:
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 bachelor’s 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.
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 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.
The HdWM Application Process – We Want to Get to Know You
Studying Management in International Business 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.
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:
(Graduate BA Management in International Business)
(Graduate BA Management in International Business)
Prof. Michael Cofrin, PhD
(Chair of the Management in International Business programme)