International Business Administration, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • English, German (book IELTS)
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 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.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score (Grade B):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

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

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

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.
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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.


WHU offers a variety of financing Options to ensure that everyone who has obtained an offer of addmission is able to complete the Bachelor in International Administration Program. Review the Website for detailed Information for tuition fees and financing (Tuition and Financing)

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