International Networks

To prepare the leaders of tomorrow for a global working environment, we rely on a strong and sustainable international network. With our partners, we realise, among other things, international study programmes, a lively student exchange, global research projects and joint publications.

ESB Business School is an active member of the following networks.

With over 2,000 students, the IPBS network is the largest university cooperation programme in Europe, ESB Business School offers two programmes together with other universities in this network:

  • BSc International Management Double Degree (with double degrees from both countries of study).
  • MSc Global Management and Digital Competencies (with a stay at a partner university that is completely integrated in the curriculum as well as the possibility of a double degree).

For further information, please visit the IPBS website.

AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the world's largest network of business schools and the most important international accreditation organisation for business schools. The AACSB pursues the goal of continuously improving the quality of business education worldwide. ESB Business School has borne the AACSB seal of approval since 2019, making it one of the most internationally renowned business schools. The seal confirms the fulfilment of high quality standards in education and research.

For further information, please visit the AACSB website.

The International Association of Business Engineering Professionals (IABEP) is a network of universities and companies. It stands for high-quality and practice-oriented teaching for degree programmes at the interface of business administration and engineering. The IABEP is committed to innovative application-oriented research. The following ESB Business School programmes are currently part of the IABEP network. 

  • BSc International Operations and Logistics Management

For further information, please visit the IABEP website.

This initiative institutionalises the relations between the United Nations and Business Schools worldwide and promotes responsible management education. Reutlingen University and ESB Business School are active members of the organisation and report regularly on relevant measures.

For further information, please visit the PRME website.

The European University Association (EUA) represents more than 800 universities and national Rectors' Conferences in 48 European countries. The EUA plays an important role in the Bologna process and exerts its influence on EU policies in the fields of higher education, research and innovation. Through ongoing cooperation with a number of other European and international organisations, the EUA ensures that the independent voice of European universities is heard. Reutlingen University is a full member of the EUA.

For further information, please visit the EUA website.

The German-French University (DFH) is an association of member universities from Germany and France with the aim of strengthening cooperation between the countries in higher education and research. It promotes relations and exchange between German and French universities, including binational study programmes, doctoral and research programmes.

The DFH has been promoting the following programmes for many years:

  • BSc International Management Double Degree (IMX)
  • MA European Management Studies

For further information, please visit the DFH website.

ESB Business School is a founding member of the International Association of Learning Factories (IALF), a network of innovative learning factories. The IALF promotes knowledge transfer between the participating institutes, the exchange between students and science as well as the scientific further development of the learning factory system.

Further information on IALF

International Partner Universities

We cooperate with more than 120 internationally recognised partner universities from more than 40 countries to offer excellent study programmes in business administration and business engineering with a global orientation. Every semester, more than 500 ESB students go abroad - in return, we welcome a similar number of international students to Reutlingen.

Our partnerships thrive on constant dialogue, close coordination and a comprehensive professional exchange of information and ideas. Regular meetings, guest lectures, joint research and an open and constructive communication culture create an atmosphere of active and fruitful cooperation.

Further information on ESB Business School's partner universities: