International Operations Management

BSc Production Management and BSc International Operations and Logistics Management

Every year ESB Business School welcomes over 80 exchange students from our partner universities all over the world to the two International Operations Management study programmes. These Operations Management programmes prepare you for a career at the interface between business and technology. We welcome you to spend a part of your studies in one of our programmes at ESB Business School.

Applying for an exchange semester in International Operations and Logistics Management or Production Management

If you are studying at one of our partner universities, please follow the nomination and application process as listed below:

Step A
First of all, you have to be nominated as an exchange student to ESB Business School
by your home university. In order to be nominated and to find out more about your
internal application and selection process, please contact the exchange programme
coordinator at your home university.

The nomination deadlines are as follows:
1st of May for the winter semester (starting in September/October)
1st of November for the summer semester (starting in March)

Step B
Once you have been nominated, please make sure you complete the following steps:

  1. You will receive an email from your exchange coordinator at Reutlingen University
    including a link for our online application system MoveON.
  2. Please register in MoveON and complete the online application form. Please make
    sure that you fill in all compulsory fields. Incomplete applications cannot be processed
    The following documents have to be uploaded during the online application process:
  • A CV (in German or English)
  • Your latest transcript of records
  • A certificate of enrolment (in German or English): confirmation of your home university that you are enrolled at your home university during your exchange period incl. the study programme in which you are enrolled
  • A proof of health insurance: you need to hand in a document showing that you have a valid health insurance for your study abroad period in Germany. Please note: German universities can only accept private health insurances if they include unlimited coverage for the costs of medical treatments (both for ambulant and for hospital treatments)!! If this is not the case you will need to purchase a German health insurance for your study abroad period.Non-EU citizens should upload a certificate or a copy of the card of their health insurance provider
    EU citizens may hand in a copy of their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
  • A copy of your passport
  • A passport picture (preferably 300x400 pixels)
  1. Applications deadlines:
    15th of May for the winter semester (starting in September/ October)
    15th of November for the summer semester (starting in March)

    Once your application has been completed and accepted, your exchange coordinator will provide you with additional information about housing, available courses, important dates, etc. and send you a letter of acceptance in case you need to apply for a Visa.


Course selection

Click here in order to find the list of courses and the additional courses offered in the upcoming semester. If necessary, your exchange coordinator will provide you with additional information.
Please discuss your course selection with your coordinator at your home university: How many courses do you have to attend, what are the requirements these courses have to meet, how many credit points should you obtain, etc.?
After having clarified these issues with your home university, please send your preliminary course selection to your exchange coordinator before 15th of January for the summer semester and 15th of July for the winter semester.

Welcome Meeting and Buddy Programme

In order to smoothen your start at Reutlingen University, we offer different activities and services.

Prior to your arrival, one of our buddy students from the Students4Students initiative will contact you. Your buddy will help you with your arrival at Reutlingen University and will give you a first orientation on campus.

Moreover, our team will invite you to a Welcome Meeting. During this meeting, you will meet your Exchange Programme Coordinators, you will get to know our institution and your fellow exchange students, and we will go through final details of your enrolment process and course selection.


You will find the semester dates of the International Operations Management programmes in Reutlingen University’s academic calendar.

 Winter semesterSummer semester
Nomination deadline for an exchange semester1. May1. November
Deadline for online application15. May15. November
Preparatory course GermanSeptemberMarch
Welcome MeetingEnd of SeptemberBeginning of March
Start of lecturesBeginning of OctoberMid of March
End of lectures international semester (core courses)DecemberMid of July
Examination period international semester (core courses)DecemberMid July
End of lectures regular semester (satellite courses)Beginning of FebruaryMid of July
Examination period regular semester (satellite courses)Beginning/Mid of FebruaryMitte July

Download transcript of records



Your Exchange Programme Coordinator will support you throughout your studies in
Reutlingen in all academic and administrative issues.

Contact for students from Italy, Spain, Turkey, France, South and Central America:

Exchange Programme Coordinator

Frauke Greiner

Frauke Greiner, M.A.BSc Production Management

Office Hours: Monday (Home Office, e-mail or telephone), Tuesday and Wednesday 8.00 am - 4.30 pm

ESB profile page

Building 16
Room 008
Phone +49 7121 271 3066
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Areas of Responsibilty
  • Provides degree programme guidance for interested persons, advises and supports the students
  • Organises student exchanges (incomings and outgoings) and is the contact person for the partner universities
  • Provides information, documentation and communication specific to the degree programme
  • Contact person for conceptual, substantive and organisational questions and issues
  • Selection process BSc Production Management

Contact for students from the Netherlands, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Double-Degree students:

Exchange Programme Coordinator

Clara Wankmüller

Clara WankmüllerBSc. International Operations and Logistics Management

ESB profile page

Building 17
Room 006
Phone +49 7121 271 3032
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Contact for students from Great Britain, Ireland, North America and Africa:

Exchange Programme Coordinator

Oliver Trefzer

Oliver Trefzer, Dipl. Soz. Wiss., MBABSc Internationales Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen - Operations, Bsc International Operations and Logistics Management, BSc Production Management, Human Resources Officer

ESB profile page

Building 17
Room 008
Phone +49 7121 271 3024
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Areas of Responsibilty
  • Erasmus/Socrates
  • Franco-German University
  • Teaching Loads/Lectureships/Capacity Structuring
  • Budgetary Coordination
  • Entrance Examination
  • Language Coordination
  • Process Organisation
  • Timetable
  • Human Resources

Contact for students from Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Russia, Lithuania, Hungary, Slovenia and Oceania:

Exchange Programme Coordinator

Elizaveta Renz

Elizaveta Renz, M.A.Bsc. Production Management and International Operations and Logistics Management

Office Hours: Mo, Di, Do: 9 - 13 Uhr Mi: 9 - 17 Uhr

ESB profile page

Building 17
Room 006
Phone +49 7121 271 3069
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Areas of Responsibilty
  • Exchange Coordination
  • Countries: Australia, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovenia, Hungary
  • course guidance Production Management

Kontakt for students from Asia: