The International Business School was established in 2013 as a school of Hochschule Fresenius, University of Applied Sciences, one of the oldest and largest private universities of applied sciences in Germany. With a range of international study programs the International Business School provides an international dimension in higher education for global citizens.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • International Bachelor study programs with two integrated semesters abroad in New York, Shanghai or Sydney
  • Small study groups, which ensures an ideal degree of stimulation, motivation and interaction and personal attention of a competent and helpful team
  • Theory with practical application: Most of our lecturers work in their area of specialization and we provide specific career coaching seminars



2013 - Merger of Hochschule Fresenius, University of Applied Sciences and AMD Akademie Mode & Design and founding of International Business School.

2014 - Opening of a liaison office in London as well as location in Berlin with the Faculty of Economics & Media

2015 - Opening of location in New York City with the Faculty of Economics & Media


The programs of the International Business School of Hochschule Fresenius are taught in English and also attract international students. The resulting study groups provide exciting possibilities for students to build bridges across cultures. The bachelor study programs in International Business Management (B.A.) and International Business Psychology (B.A.) are enhanced with two integrated semesters abroad. Both programs are built upon core subjects in their respective disciplines with a global focus. They are designed to prepare graduates for employment in internationally operating companies, as well as provide students with solid credentials for pursuing a master study program anywhere in the world.


To ensure a lively exchange between experts from the business world and our students, we are actively expanding our network of corporate partners. Our students have numerous opportunities to participate in workshops, events and to attend guest lectures and company presentations. These contacts are valuable to support students as they look for internships, Bachelor theses and permanent positions. For our students, this also means that real business practice exerts a high degree of influence on the lectures. We are in constant dialogue with students, alumni, associations and partner with sectors of the economic community to refine our range of courses and their strategic balance on an ongoing basis.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (1)


Student services

With more than 10,000 students Hochschule Fresenius belongs to the largest and most renowned private education institutions in Germany. We offer you a modern working environment with challenging and varied tasks within an engaged international team at our location in Colognes Media Park and our campus in Berlin near the Gendarmenmarkt, which offers ideal conditions for our students to combine work and play.

You also have access to:

  • Service Lounge
  • International Services
  • Competence Center Languages
  • Competence Center Alumni & Corporate Relations
  • Library
  • Cafeteria
  • Uni Sports

Housing services

Rental costs vary widely in Germany. Rent in some major cities like Munich, Hamburg and Cologne are higher than the national average. Anyone wishing to save money could consider sharing a flat. We recommend that you search on sites such as: and Students wishing to live together with other international students can apply for a room at an international student residence. These may also offer further assistance on living and studying in Germany.

Library services

The library of Hochschule Fresenius provides students, professors and staff with an extensive range of specialized literature and reference materials tailored to the needs of international business studies. Along with printed books, magazines and further publications, the library provides electronic media, such as eBooks and databases for online-literature with attached magazine archives.

ICT services

At our campuses we offer free Wi-Fi access. We also have an IT-Service where students have the opportunity to borrow techniqual equipment.

Medical services

Health insurance coverage is mandatory for all students in Germany. You must submit the evidence of your insurance when enrolling to a degree program. The evidence is also required when applying for the visa.

Student Life

Campus life

Cologne manages to establish a link between the flair of a large city and the friendly-small town culture. The media city, logistics hub and central location are all attributes which the Rhine metropolis can call its own. Trade and industry have just as long a tradition here as does celebrating the carnival. Our modern campus is centrally situated, making it an exceptionally good place to study.

With an eventful history and more than 160.000 students, Berlin belongs to the most popular university cities in Germany. The German center for politics, culture, media and science has become an international hot spot. Our study center offers ideal study conditions in the modern and well-equipped facilities.

Sports facilities

Students of Hochschule Fresenius, University of Applied Sciences can take part in the extensive range of university sports of Cologne University. To mention just some of the over 100 diverse course options offered by Cologne University, students can get involved in Badminton, American Football, Rugby, Capoeira, Zumba, Climbing, Dancing or Horse Riding.


  • Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts

Other Degrees

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