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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

Tuition language:
100% in English, HdWM offers German classes for international students

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 and the general examination regulations.

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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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Is it also possible to study part-time?

Are you looking for a flexible study programme adjusted to your individual needs? Then HdWM has just the right thing for you!

In some cases, a full-time degree programme can be hard to reconcile with your situation in live. This can have many reasons: You are taking care of relatives or your children. Your job is currently quite demanding, or you are aiming to be a professional athlete. It is for people like you that we offer all our study courses as a part-time alternative.

We will schedule an individual curriculum for you, which simply contains fewer lectures than usual. Of course, this will extend your studies, but we lower the tuition fees accordingly. At the end of the day, you will not pay more than any full-time student.

Contact us to find out more.

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How can I apply?

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.

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

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Costs of the Management in International Business programme

Tuition fees

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.

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. You also have to pay a so-called Solidarity Contribution of 22.80 Euros 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 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 scholarship programmes, merit-based scholarships for which all nationalities can apply.


Kristina Dimitrova
(Graduate B.A. Management in International Business)
Testimonial Salman Haikal Management International Business
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“'HdWM offers not only a high-level business education, but it also gives students the opportunity to travel, learn and experience through their many programs. MIB gives students the chance to learn about global business, but also gives them the chance to explore and be part of the business even before you graduate. For me, these three years were the first step on my way to a successful business career.”

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

Do you want to study International Business at UAMS, do you have questions or require further information? Then please feel free to contact us.

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Louisa Tsouvallas Bachelor’s Programmes Tel.: +49 (0)621 490 890-54 louisa.tsouvallas@hdwm.org
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