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BSc International Business

The International Business Bachelor of Science (BSc), taught entirely in English, is unique in Germany because it offers students the possibility of acquiring a bachelor’s in seven semesters or earning a master's/MBA degree in eight semesters at one of our highly reputable international partner universities. Because internationalism and diversity are at the core of our programme, 50% of study slots are awarded to international applicants each year.

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Key Facts

Admission requirements

German school-leaving certificate (Fachhochschulreife, fachgebundene Hochschulreife, Allgemeine Hochschulreife Zeugnis) / A foreign university entrance qualification equivalent to the German school-leaving certificate and a very good command of the English language

Admission procedure

Written application, interview and test in English

Application deadlines

Summer intake: 15 October for all applicants 
Winter intake:   15 April for international applicants and

                       1 June for German applicants

Semester start

Winter semester: 3rd Monday in September, Summer Semester: 1st Monday in February for 2nd to 6th semester students and 1st March for first semester (freshman) students

Length of programme 

7-8 semesters depending on additional degree opportunity chosen 

(7 for BSc from Reutlingen University, 8 for additional master's/MBA degree)

Semesters abroad

1-3 study semesters depending on degree plus 1-2 additional internship/thesis semesters

Available places

70 per semester 35 places for international applicants 35 places for German applicants

Degrees awarded

1. Bachelor of Science from Reutlingen University after 7 semesters 
2. BSc from Reutlingen University + master's degree from partner university

Tuition and fees

No tuition fee for semesters in Reutlingen and regular exchange semesters, 146.10€ fee for student union and administration. Tuition fees in MBA or master's programmes at international partner universities (8 semester option) range from €10.000 to €40.000  (a high percentage of our students receive grants etc.)

Further information is provided in our programme flyer:
BSc International Business


“Our excellent graduates are in high demand and are sought after by multinational corporations all around the world.  To me, this is no surprise: The IB students are well-equipped with all necessary tools and skills in all relevant areas of business. Furthermore, through the possibility of concentrating on a particular business function, they are able to assume an expert position as well as take responsibility in a general management function. Also, the option of completing an additional master’s degree abroad in just one more semester is unique in our programme.

Welcome to IB, you’ll love learning and networking in an international atmosphere!"

Prof. Dr. Michel Charifzadeh

Programme Director