A Very Warm Welcome at International Business Studies (IBW)

Our bachelor program International Business Studies (IBW) prepares you for the challenges of the future by offering an intense business training that combines the fundamental management knowledge with the latest insights from research. Well known as the top research applied university in Baden-Württemberg, Aalen University of Applied Sciences has a strong tradition in research regarding technological and business issues. It is this mix of fundamentals and innovation that has earned IBW’s standing as one of the top ranked programs in the latest university ranking U-Multirank 2017/2018. The very good results were confirmed by the the CHE - University Ranking 2017/2018.

The program is geared towards training students to work in global companies. As firms work and compete in international and global markets, they have a growing need for employees with business training, such as accounting and taxation. There is also a need for analytically flexible and multi-lingual professionals. To help prepare you for this challenge, the program has an integrated internship abroad, a study abroad option at one of our partner universities and  a number of classes that emphasise linguistic and cultural competencies.

The program is divided into two major phases. In the first phase, the common core (1st - 3rd semester), students learn the rigors of fundamental basics, with an emphasis on quantitative, social, and linguistic skills. In the second phase (4th - 7th semester), the students have the opportunity to individualise their studies by specialising in one of the four concentrations:

  • Marketing & Sales
  • Finance, Accounting and Taxation
  • International Program
  • Human Resources & Business Transformation (SPO 32).

Analytical flexibility is learned best through practice. And to achieve this goal, classes are held numerically small so that there is opportunity for working in small teams, supervised closely by a professor. The active mode of learning sets into practice what was learned during the common core phase of the study and allows students to test out their theoretical knowledge. The success of our approach lies in the success of our alumni, many of whom are working in top firms in taxation, consulting, and marketing.

For more information or further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via e-mail (IBW.Studienberatung@hs-aalen.de) or visit us at Aalen University. 


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Office hours (lecture period)

Mon, Thur 09:00am-11:30am
Tue, Wed 09:00am-11:30am
Fri 09:00am-12:00pm

Short-term deviations can be found under "News".

Rooms: 265 and 265a

E-Mail: I.Sekretariat@hs-aalen.de

Student Advisory Service

Head of Programme:
Prof. Dr. jur. Jürgen Strauß

Student Advisory Service (International Business Studies):
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Telefon: +49 (0) 7361 576-2227
facebook: @ibwAalen
Room: 225a (Campus Beethovenstr. 1)

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