The first semester covers mathematics, an introduction to economics and research, an introduction to business, financial accounting, business English, and intercultural communication. This approach ensures that students develop skills to work with quantitative and business-related information.
Courses in mathematics and the introduction to business are resumed in the second semester. Additionally, courses in statistics, financial reporting, as well as business communications will be offered. In this second semester, students will also start with a second language of their choice (Spanish, French, or German for non-native speakers.
In the third semester, students will improve on their second language. Microeconomics, international business law, cost accounting, academic reading and writing, and, to meet the requirements of an interconnected economy, digital business complete the list of courses.
A mix of economics, finance and accounting, law and HR are the elements of semester four. Students will finish with their second language.
During semester five, students will gain experience abroad either in the form of a semester or an internship abroad. Students may spend a semester at one of our partner universities or at a university of their own choice. They may also choose to do an internship at a company in a non-German speaking country. Non-German native speakers have the opportunity to do the internship in Germany instead.
Back in Germany, the sixth semester has a much stronger focus on management. A case study in which students work together with companies to create innovative projects and a business simulation class provide a unique set of challenges and help students to develop holistic managerial skills. Supply chain management, marketing, and taxation are also elements of semester six.
The concept of hands-on management experience is enhanced even more in semester seven. A further (or continued) case study allows students to work on innovative, large-scale business cases. This could be the development of a commercialisation strategy for a product or the establishment of a start-up. Theoretical elements will be developed in an entrepreneurship class where students get introduced to a toolbox that helps them to deal with risky projects. Finally, the Bachelor’s thesis is part of the seventh semester.
Please note that we are awaiting accreditation, which should be completed by the end of February 2019. Therefore, details of the programme may be subject to change.
The programme contains a mix of different types of oral and written assessments.
All courses are taught in English. During the fifth semester students will study abroad, e.g., at one of our partner universities. Alternatively, students do an internship in a non-German speaking country.
Students do an internship in a non-German speaking country. Non-German native speakers have the option to do an internship in Germany. Alternatively, students can spend a semester abroad.