Programme structure & content

Order of study

In the foundation courses all International Business students acquire comprehensive basic knowledge of international business administration. 

From the fourth semester on the structure of the degree programme provides options and high flexibility with regard to internships, specialisations and your final degree:

  • You may complete the integrated internship in Germany or abroad.
  • Selecting your electives from a broad range of subjects allows you to develop a business profile in the areas of Marketing, Strategy, Finance, Leadership, Economics or Digital Business.
  • Unique in Germany is the possibility to do a fast-track Master’s degree: In addition to the Bachelor’s degree (BSc) after seven semesters you have the opportunity to obtain an MBA or Master’s degree from an international partner university in one semester, meaning a total of just eight semesters. You can find an overview of our cooperation partners in Reutlingen University's database.
  • Whether you spend one or up to two study semesters abroad at one of our over 60 partner universities worldwide depends on the chosen final degree (BSC or BSc plus MBA/Master’s.

International experience

All the elements of the International Business degree programme have a strong international focus and teach soft skills such as communication skills, presentation techniques, intercultural competence and business ethics.

The International Business degree programme cooperates with over 60 partner universities worldwide. You spend up to three study semesters at one of these partner universities, providing you with the opportunity to establish an international network.  

Learn more about our partner universities.


The degree programme, which is completely in English, provides a broad overview of international business administration. You have the opportunity to choose electives to develop a profile in Marketing, Strategy, Finance, Leadership, Digital Business, or Economics.

You will find a detailed description of contents in the Curriculum and Syllabi Handbook