International Business Administration, B.Sc.

International Business Administration, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
WHU’s Bachelor in International Business Administration Program (BSc) addresses qualified committed students from around the world interested in a rigorous business education. Offering 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.


Why study International Business Administration at WHU?

  • Extensive international exposure on-and off-campus
  • Excellent study conditions in a personal atmosphere
  • Small study groups and interactive discussions
  • Outstanding international reputation through rankings and accreditations
  • Exceptional career service and active alumni network

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Starting in the final week of August of each year, the program typically is completed in six semesters.

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.

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 ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent higher education entrance qualification (e.g., IB, Abitur, A-Levels)
  • Proof of very good English skills (except you leave from an English-speaking school). WHU accepts one of the following English language tests:  
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL): Minimum score for German/English track: 95 (internet based), minimum score for English track: 100 (internet based)
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Academic Module min. 6.5 (German/English track) or 7.0 (English track)
    • English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL), University of Cambridge: min. level CAE, Grade C (German/English track) or Grade A (English track)
  • An internship of at least six weeks or equivalent practical experience 
  • Upon request only: two letters of recommendation
  • Passing of WHU's selection process

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    23100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23100 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    13200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13200 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

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

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.