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International Business Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 42 months
Aalen, Germany
The bachelor program International Business Studies (IBW) at Aalen University of Applied Sciences prepares you for the challenges of the future by offering an intense business training that combines the fundamental management knowledge with the latest insights from research.
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The International Business Studies (IBW) program at Aalen University of Applied Sciences is geared towards training students to work in global companies. As firms work and compete in international and global markets, they have a growing need for employees with business training, such as accounting and taxation. There is also a need for analytically flexible and multi-lingual professionals. To help prepare you for this challenge, the program has an integrated internship abroad, a study abroad option at one of our partner universities and  a number of classes that emphasise linguistic and cultural competencies.

Career Perspectives

Graduates of International Business Studies experience a variety of careers due to their broad professional expertise in International Business:

Our Graduates can work in large international organisations in areas such as finance and accounting, marketing, human resource management or they start a career as service providers in management consulting or financial services.

Companies like to recruit our graduates because they offer the unique combination of broad expertise in international business, deep expertise in a specific study focus as well as intercultural experiences and language skills in German, English and another foreign language (i.e. French or Spanish).

The degree “Bachelor of Arts” is internationally accepted, hence some of our former students work as

  • Chief Executive Officer in a German-Chinese joint venture,
  • International Trainee in an automotive company,
  • Accountant in a large global organization, or
  • Marketing Assistant of a US company based in Brazil

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 42 months
  • Credits
    210 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Principles of Economics
  • Business Mathematics and Statistics
  • Business Law and Contracting
  • Information Systems and Business Software
  • Human Resources Management and Organizational Management
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

To study a Bachelor programme at Aalen University, you need what is known as a “higher education entrance qualification” (German: “Hochschulzugangsberechtigung”). This generally translates to a secondary school-leaving certificate, such as a High School Diploma or a equivalent certificate/diploma.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    294 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 147 EUR per semester and a duration of 42 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 42 months.
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Living costs for Aalen

  • 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.


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