BSc International Management Double Degree

Potrait Prof. Dr. Christoph Binder

"IMX graduates are global citizens in the true sense of the word. In our successful study programme they have experienced and lived internationality daily. An experience that is of huge importance for their often international career.”


Prof. Dr. Christoph Binder, Programme Director BSc International Management Double Degree

Ten degree programmes to choose from

In the International Management Double Degree (IMX) programme you study in Germany and a country of your choice for two years each. You select your combination from ten countries. The IMX offers the following ten degree programmes:

  • German-American
  • German-Chinese
  • German-English
  • German-French
  • German-Irish
  • German-Italian
  • German-Mexican
  • German-Dutch
  • German-Polish
  • German-Spanish

Why study BSc International Management Double Degree (IMX)?

... because you study in two countries, at two universities in two languages and cultures.
... because you acquire two Bachelor degrees, one of which is from a renowned foreign partner university.
… because the course contents are coordinated between the countries and you do not have to pay any tuition fees at the university abroad.

… because you become a member of the IPBS Network (International Partnership of Business Schools), one of the biggest networks in the international higher education area.
… because you spend half of your course of studies at a renowned partner university in America, China or Europe.
… because in both countries you complete an internship semester integrated into the course of studies at large international companies.

… because the IMX programme was the first business management bachelor programme at a state university to be awarded the premium seal of the FIBAA.
... because for many years the IMX programme has had a large number of scholarship holders from renowned organisations that promote young talent (such as Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes/German National Academic Foundation).

Key facts

Length of course
8 semesters
Place of study
Reutlingen and location of partner university

Beginning of course
Once-yearly, winter semester in September
Application deadline
1 June
Language of instruction
At ESB Business School: German (some modules are offered in English)
At the partner university: Language of partner country (exceptions: German-Dutch degree programme: English, German-Mexican degree programme: English and Spanish)
Foreign languages
Besides the language of the partner country a second foreign language can also be chosen as an elective.
Bachelor of Science (BSc) from Reutlingen University and degree from the partner university abroad

Semester contribution winter semester 2017: €157.80 for regular students (Student Union fee and contribution to administrative costs) and €87.80 for exchange students

No further tuition fees during the two years abroad at the partner university

Admission requirements
General or subject-related university entrance qualification (A-levels; entrance qualification for a Fachhochschule (university of applied sciences) is not sufficient

Foreign language skills in the language relevant to the degree programme, i.e. in the national language of the respective target country. Exceptions: The Netherlands (English), Mexico (English and Spanish), China (possible with and without Chinese language skills)
Available places
140 per year

This degree programme deals with questions such as...

  • How does an internationally operating company function?
  • How does a company become nationally and internationally successful?
  • What are the challenges facing today’s management?
  • How does a company recruit qualified employees?
  • What forms of financing are available to companies?
  • What demands do customers make on products and services of companies? How can the companies become customer-oriented?
  • What role does globalisation play for companies?
  • What areas of tension arise for management between ethics and the profit motive?

Perspectives: Careers & opportunities

Qualifications profile

The graduates of the International Management Double Degree (IMX) programmes have sound and comprehensive knowledge of international business management. They move confidently in the international arena because they are multilingual. They have intercultural experience for example dealing with multinational teams. They react to complex challenges in a way that is appropriate in an international environment. They have learned to act responsibly and in a value-based manner. They know how to motivate themselves and others with lasting effect. 

Typical industries/lines of business

  • Internationally operating companies and organisations in all lines of business
  • Especially consumer goods industries, professional services (strategy and business consultings, auditing companies and investment banks)

Typical corporate areas

  • Corporate management
  • Project management
  • Corporate development
  • Marketing and sales
  • Accounting and controlling
  • Financing
  • Logistics
  • Human resources
  • (internal) consulting

Rankings & accreditations

The International Management Double Degree (IMX) programme carries the premium seal of the FIBAA for outstanding quality.

Current rankings

  • Die Zeit (CHE) 2017/18, Business Management: Top group in several areas including courses offered, international orientation, job market preparation and support during practical semester as well as overall study situation
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  • U-Multirank 2017: Reutlingen University is awarded seven top placings e.g. for Internationality, Knowledge Transfer and Regional Engagement
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  • WirtschaftsWoche 2016, School of Business Management: First spot among all universities of applied sciences.
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  • U-Multirank 2016: Reutlingen University: worldwide "Top performer" in knowledge transfer, Top group in international orientation and regional commitment
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  • Die Zeit (CHE) 2014, School of Business Management: Top group
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  • U-Multirank 2014: Best possible in the categories international orientation of the programmes, contacts with work environment, quality of course & teaching
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