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International Business Administration, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


The International Business Administration programme from WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management offers a unique blend of a broad-based curriculum, practical experience, and international exposure, the program equips students with the professional skills and comprehensive mindset needed to thrive in today’s rapidly changing global business environment.

Program Overview

  • Broad-based curriculum in the areas of economics and business administration
  • Balance of academic expertise and practical relevance
  • Application of knowledge to real-world situations through internships in Germany and abroad
  • Integrated study abroad program
  • Holistic approach, building personal competencies and team spirit

Career Center

The university’s own Career Center is the interface between companies, WHU and its students. It initiates contact with companies, and organizes numerous company presentations, an annual Career Day, the fair “Master your Career”, and maintains contact with alumni. Through its extensive network, the Career Center provides support during the search for internships in Germany and abroad, as well as for the start of your career upon graduation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Early application deadline: March 15
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

During the three-year program students spend five semesters at WHU, one semester abroad. They complete two summer internships - one of which must be completed abroad, the second one can be completed in Germany or abroad. The program culminates with the Bachelor thesis. Additionally, students may enroll in a "Management Abroad Course" after the second semester.

For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent higher education entrance qualification (e.g., IB, Abitur, A-Levels)
  • An internship of at least six weeks or equivalent practical experience applicants unable to complete an internship prior to program begin should contact the admissions office
  • Upon request only: two letters of recommendation
  • Passing of WHU's selection process

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    21100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21100 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    13300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13300 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Vallendar

  • 630 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Tuition fees have never prevented anyone from studying at WHU. We welcome every qualified applicant who demonstrates outstanding cognitive and personal skills, no matter of his or her social and economic background. WHU offers a wide variety of financing options to ensure that every student who has been offered admission can indeed complete the study program.
  • Tuition waivers
  • Reduced tuition fee
  • Special bank loan scheme of the Sparkasse Koblenz
  • WHU Brain Capital GmbH
  • "Deutschlandstipendium"
  • External scholarships
  • Further information

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.