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HFU Business School International Business IBW (I20217)

International Business

Bachelor of Arts

International - Digital & Workplace-oriented - Sustainable & Individual

Our mission statement

Our graduates possess excellent, practical business knowledge and a high level of international competence. These skills are built on values based on mutual respect, appreciation and a willingness to perform. The same values are reflected in an awareness of the responsibility for our ecological environment and society.

Why study IBW?

If you are looking for a study programme...

  • in which you can study in three different languages, spend at least two semesters abroad and obtain a bilingual degree
  • that is future-oriented and practical, addressing current developments such as the increasing digitalisation of many areas of business and life
  • in which you learn that, as tomorrow's decision-makers, you must consider the consequences of your decisions for our environment (e.g. climate change) and society as a whole (e.g. working conditions in the global supply chain)
  • where you study in small groups in an atmosphere characterised by personal appreciation and mutual respect

... then IBW is most definitely the right choice for you. In 7 semesters, we prepare you for a successful international career in the globalised, digital economy of the 21st century. You will develop in-depth and practical knowledge in all business areas and learn the key skills required for a career in an international environment. All the decisions you make will take into consideration the consequences for our natural environment and society.

The IBW degree programme is demanding and top-ranked (top-10 placing in the CHE University Ranking 2020). You face this challenge in a friendly atmosphere where you are treated as an individual, not as an anonymous matriculation number.

    • ECTS 210 ECTS
    • Programme duration 7 Semesters
    • Campus Schwenningen Campus
    • Faculty HFU Business School
    • Programme begins Winter semester (October), Summer semester (March)
    • Application deadline 31 July (winter semester 2021/22), 15 January (summer semester)
    • Entry requirements University entrance qualification
      English proficiency (approx. 7 yrs school English or TOEFL ibt 79 points) French or Spanish language proficiency (approx. 4-5 yrs) for Francophone World or Hispanic World regional focus. No previous knowledge required for China focus.
    • Teaching Language German and English
    • Accreditation Yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)

    In this video Professor Dr. Frank Kramer, Dean of Studies of the International Business (IBW) programme talks about the benefits and focus of the IBW degree at the HFU Business School.

    Why study IBW?

    Current students of the Bachelor of International Business programme (IBW) share their experiences and reveal why IBW is the right programme to study!