The degree programme encompasses 7 semesters, the first 4 of which are spent studying in Schwenningen. A study semester and an internship abroad are an integral part of the IBM programme. These take place in the 5th and 6th semesters. The 7th Semester is spent back at HFU attending advanced lectures in order to hone your managerial skills and to write your bachelor's thesis.
German nationals do their mandatory internship abroad. Non-German nationals complete their mandatory internship and foreign study semesters in Germany, Austria or the German-speaking part of Switzerland.The internship semester gives you insight into the real business world and the opportunity to apply some of the knowledge and skills you have gained on the course. Students usually organize their own internships according to their particular interests. The Business School can provide assistance in finding an internship with specific companies, as 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. Descriptions and addresses of more than one hundred companies are available in our database.