Why study International Business and Economics in Schmalkalden?
Germany is an export nation! Its prosperity is based on an excellent position in the strongly linked international markets. For continued success, companies – including small and medium-sized businesses – need appropriately trained young professionals. These young professionals need to be able to find their way in other business cultures, both from a personal and linguistic point of view. During the six-semester International Business and Economics Bachelor’s degree programme, you will receive an excellent education in this academic field.
Furthermore, you will spend one semester abroad at one of our 70 partner universities. All in all, you will acquire an excellent basis for a successful start into your professional career. As a graduate of our competitive programme, you will have career opportunities especially in export-oriented and international companies. Alternatively, you are also set to obtain a Master’s degree in our International Business and Economics programme.
The six-semester International Business and Economics Bachelor’s degree programme consists of five elements:
- Twelve compulsory modules (60 ECTS credits)
- Elective modules (110 ECTS credits)
- One semester abroad
- Course work (in preparation for the Bachelor’s thesis)
- Bachelor‘s thesis (10 ECTS credits)
The basis of the economics education in Schmalkalden comprises twelve compulsory modules in which important foundations are laid. Furthermore, the Faculty of Business and Economics offers several modules in different elective areas. You will be able to determine your own personal focus by selecting different modules.
Apart from studying five semesters of business administration and economics in Schmalkalden, a special feature of the system-accredited degree programme is the integrated and thus guaranteed semester abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia or Australia.
Therefore, this Bachelor’s degree programme covers a broad range of knowledge that imparts subject and methodological skills in business and economics. In addition to the basics of business administration and economics, students should also consolidate and improve their language skills.
- 36 months
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DisciplinesEconomics Business Administration International Business View 94 other Bachelors in Business Administration in Germany
You can apply for the programme with a general higher education entrance qualification, a subject-linked higher education entrance qualification or a higher education entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences. We are working on simplifying the admission process for non-EU citizens from countries whose higher education entrance qualifications are not accredited in Germany by implementing options for a provisional admission if all other requirements are met. But, a provisional admission can only be changed to a definite admission if you earn at least 30 ECTS in the first two semesters of your studies. Thus, applying with a higher education entrance qualification from any country is possible.
The following application documents are required for international applicants:
- Informal cover letter
- Completed application form (link can be found on our application website)
- Copy of your university entrance qualification with date and final mark (officially authenticated copy in German or English)
- Health insurance: As an EU citizen please provide a copy of your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). As a non-EU citizen please provide proof of a health insurance or exemption thereof.
Copy of passport
- 2 Passport photos
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per module during 36 months.
NationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per module during 36 months.
- International Free Tuition Fee. Semester fee: 131,74 Euro
Living costs for Schmalkalden
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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