BBW-IB International Business
(Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts)

BBW-IB International Business

International Business (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts)
German-Finnish degree programme (Bachelor)

At our partner university HAMK, Hämeelinna/Valkeakoski in Finnland

Goal and content of the degree programme

Finnland

Target group 
The binational bachelor's degree programme “International Business" with a double degree is aimed at prospective students with a practical orientation looking to complete a compact business administration degree programme specialising in International Management and Global Marketing with an international orientation.

 
Goal of the degree programme 
The degree programme is aimed at enabling graduates to assume expert and management roles in national and international companies, associations, public and comparable institutions in a wide range of business administration-related fields.
The programme conveys the basic knowledge required for practical everyday business life and a wide range of specialised, methodological and social skills. Graduates are able to analyse practical business-related problems with suitable techniques and apply academic findings to develop practical solutions. They acquire the skills they need to think cross-functionally and are then in a position to understand business-related questions within the context of wider corporate processes or a higher-level socio-economic framework, and due to the strong international orientation of the programme have the opportunity to experience intercultural differences.
 
Content and structure of the degree programme for German students
The “International Business” degree programme is integrated into our full-time Business Administration bachelor's degree programme with a standard time to degree of six semesters
The 1st to 4thsemesters are spent at the Hochschule Niederrhein, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics in Mönchengladbach.  The curriculum includes the following topics and qualifications:

  • Basics of Business Administration (core area business administration),
  • other know-how required for managerial roles in companies (economics, mathematics, taxation, commercial law, business information systems) and
  • the necessary key qualifications (commercial languages and international competence as well as other key qualifications).
     

Based on these skills, in this bachelor’s degree programme version the areas of specialisation “International Management” as well as “Marketing” should be selected.
Click here to open a figure showing the degree programme pathway and the curriculum (view figure).
The 5th and 6thsemesters are spent at the HAMK University of Applied Sciences in Valkeakoski, Finland. Here you can select the modules that tie into the areas of specialisation “International Management” and “Marketing". The bachelor’s thesis is also written while studying at the partner university. The thesis and colloquium are supervised cooperatively by both partners.

To acquire the Finnish qualification (210 ECTS points required), the students must also complete a work placement which is awarded 30 ECTS points. Work placement is scheduled for the seventh semester and can be flexibly structured. It is accepted solely by the partner university, as it is a requirement specified by this university. Preliminary work placements can, however, be credited if they comply with the degree programme requirements.

Click here to open a figure showing the degree programme pathway and the curriculum of semesters 5-6 (view figure).

You will graduate with the German and Finnish “Bachelor of Arts” degree.
Applications are submitted online for the “Business Administration” degree programme (Bachelor of Arts) and application is possible for the winter semester of each academic year. Due to the different lecture times at the Finnish university, it is more advantageous to start the programme in the winter semester.

The degree programme is eligible for a grant through the EU Erasmus programme. During your period of study abroad your semester fees at the German and Finnish universities are no longer due.
 

Special factors:

  • Pass in the Commercial English basic and advanced course with the minimum grade “good”.
  • 105 ECTS must be achieved at the Hochschule Niederrhein before going abroad.
  • Application must be submitted by the end of the second semester
  • The work placement can also be scheduled for the semester break (work placement 30 ECTS)

  
 
Content and curriculum of the degree programme for Finnish students
The Finnish students start their programme at the International Business Department of the HAMK University of Applied Sciences in Valkeakoski.

Here they study for the first four semesters. The curriculum of the programme, that provides a sound basis of the knowledge required for a Business Administration degree programme, is specified by the home university. The fifth and sixth semester of the degree programme are spent in Mönchengladbach, where topics with an international orientation are examined.

In the sixth semester the Finnish students must complete a work placement in a regional company. The Faculty of Business Administration and Economics assists students in finding a company where this is possible in English. Students can, but do not have to, write their bachelor’s thesis during their work placement. This is also scheduled for the sixth semester.

Click here to open a figure showing the degree programme pathway and the curriculum of semesters 5-6 in Mönchengladbach (view figure).

You will graduate with the German and Finnish “Bachelor of Arts” degree.

Admission requirements

The following certification is required: 

  • General university entrance qualification or entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences
  • Certification of practical training Specialist internship (evidence must be provided at the latest at the beginning of the fourth semester) over a period of 12 weeks. The internship must cover at least three of the following functional areas throughout the entire period of the internship: Procurement, materials management, production planning, organisation, accounting, information technology, banking, human resources, marketing/sales, taxation and auditing. The accounting functional area is compulsory for the Business Administration bachelor's degree programme.

Applications and registration

This degree programme has admission restrictions (NC provision). Applications are submitted online.
Students can only be admitted for the winter semester. The application period commences on 1 May and closes on 15 July each year. The application for a place must be submitted online. 
 
Registration comprises three steps:

  • HN offers you a place through the online portal of the HN or through Hochschulstart
  • You accept the place, if applicable through Hochschulstart
  • Please read the letter of admission in the online portal of the HN – note the specified registration deadline!
  • You apply for registration in the online portal of the HN
  • You print the registration application and submit it with the required documentation before the specified registration deadline.
  • Students register at the Student Office in Krefeld
  • Information on fees is given in the section on the left in the Prospective Students menu
  • For further information please refer to the registration notes below!
     

 

Registration

How do I apply?

Students who graduated in Germany or another EU country apply online. 
Go to online-application

Students who graduated in a non-EU country should submit their application directly to uni-assist. 
Go to uni-assist

 

All application information

Semester Fees

Click the following link for information on the current semester fees and the semester ticket for public transport.

http://www.hs-niederrhein.de/services/studieninteressierte/kosten/

Accreditation

The degree programme is accredited by the FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation).

http://www.fibaa.org

ERASMUS+

For further information click here: Studying abroad
Contact in the International Office

http://www.erasmusplus.de

   

Contact

Stephanie Lenz, Diplom-Ökonomin
Academic Administrator
Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Hamm
Economics – Regional and Structural Policy

Head of NIERS institute