International Business Studies (BSc)

Please note that this degree program is only offered in English.
What is the degree program about?

Are you interested in business and thinking about an international career? Today the globalised economy needs managers who are familiar with the latest developments in the business world and also have strong intercultural skills. Both large corporations and small and medium-sized companies operate on a global level and often have production facilities abroad. This increases the demand for employees who can solve business problems in an international context.

The bachelor program in International Business Studies will teach you the fundamentals of business with a particular focus on international activities. You will spend three years learning about various business functions, such as marketing, logistics, finance, and foreign trade. Moreover, you will gain intercultural skills and learn foreign languages. The degree program includes a compulsory stay abroad during which you will learn how to understand and communicate with business partners and customers from different cultures.

Admission requirements

Apply now to kick-start your career in international business!

  • The requirements for application are a higher education entrance certificate equivalent to the German Abitur and sufficient knowledge of the English language (B2, CEFR).
  • Please use the DoSV for registration and the Online Application Portal CAMPO to submit your application. Kindly note that applicants are required to hand in paper copies of several documents. Please inform yourself in a timely manner which documents are required and whether you need to provide a certified copy. Please find more detailed information upon entering your application into CAMPO.
  • Kindly note that applications are only possible within a specific time frame. You can find the exact dates of each year on the Website of the program. The admission committee does not offer pre-screening of application documents and does not accept applications via e-mail or applications outside of the given time frame. We ask you to please respect the admission process.
  • Tuition fee per semester: Approx. 125 € (subject to change every semester) for administration and a basic ticket for public transport

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Structure of the program

During the first two semesters, students take compulsory modules in the orientation phase of the program. From the third semester, students begin to pursue their interests and develop an individual profile by taking elective modules.

All students are required to study abroad during the program and they may acquire up to 60 ECTS at a foreign university. FAU has over 140 partnership agreements with universities in more than 40 countries on all five continents.

In the final semester, students demonstrate their knowledge by writing their Bachelor’s thesis.

An overview of the course of study in the Bachelor IBS is provided by the exemplary study plan.

Specialisations and career prospects

The curriculum provides graduates with entry into numerous fields of activity in business, for example, in large, international corporations and also in small and medium-sized businesses, which are increasingly seeking to recruit graduates with intercultural competence and international experience. Potential employers encompass private corporations, the public sector, but also supranational institutions and non-profit organizations. The program prepares graduates for the possibility of interesting employment in a variety of industries.

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Degree program start date and application deadlines

The FAU website provides an overview of the current application deadlines as well as information on the selection process and how to apply.

Start date of degree program: Winter Term

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Degree type: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Type of study: One subject Bachelor's degree programme
Location: Nuremberg
Standard duration of study: 6 Semester
Start date of degree program: Winter Term
Language: Entirely in English
Size: (currently 50-150 Students)
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law
Admission: Numerus clausus