Studying Abroad


 In the 5th and 6th semesters, you are culturally and linguistically equipped to set off for your study semester at one of over 140 international partner universities and for your internship semester at a corporation or a medium-sized company in the USA, China, France, Mexico, Argentina, Australia or Germany, or elsewhere.


In the 5th semester of your studies German nationals do a mandatory internship abroadwhich is an integral part of the IBM degree program. For students who do not have German nationality, either the mandatory internship semester or the mandatory foreign study semester must be completed in Germany, Austria, or the German-speaking part of Switzerland. 

During your internship semester you will gain insight into the real business world and have the opportunity to apply some of the knowledge and skills you have gained on the course. Usually students apply on their own for internships with suitable companies, based on their particular interests. The Business School provides assistance with finding an internship with specific companies. Contacts have been established with many companies in the region and around the world, including global organisations such as Hewlett Packard, Deutsche Bank and Bosch. A database containing descriptions and addresses of more than one hundred companies can be accessed in our PC Hall.