International Business Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Incoming Students International Business Studies

A very warm welcome at IBW


Dear exchange students:


We want to welcome you in Aalen and we hope you will spend a great semester or even one year in our study programme.

The programme 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
  • Finance, Accounting and Taxation
  • International Program
  • Human Resources and Business Transformation.

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 groups, 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.

To learn more about our course of study in general please read the Programme Overview section.

All our lectures are offered each semester. However, not all lectures are taught in English. Each semester we offer a special selection of English taught lectures, which are with the exception of “Business Communication” professional lectures in the area of International Business Studies. Our English lectures are mostly located in the main study period of our study programme.

This means you will be integrated in lectures with the regular German students and you will be doing project and group work with students from different semesters which makes it easy for you to get in contact with your fellow German students.

We wish you a great time studying International Business Studies in Aalen and experiencing the nice southern part of Germany.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Aalen.


Best wishes,

The International Business Studies Team


Appointments

If you are enrolled as student of International Business Studies, please do not miss the information appointment in International Business Studies at the beginning of the semester. 

Next appointment:

  • tba (in March 2018)

English Taught Lectures

Winter Term 2017/18

Module NameSemesterECTSSubject No.POPrerequisites

Business Communication

1st5

93106

32

English B2 level. The course is only open to students enrolled in the "International Business Studies" study program. (There are two parts of the elcture and you have to attend both.)

Capital Markets
4th
5
67407
29

Previous knowledge in Mathematics for Business, Statistics as well as Finance and Investment is requried.

Introduction to Marketing & Assignment Project

4th7

67404 & 67405

29

The two lectures form one exam and one module, hence you have to attend both.

Intercultural Management

6th5

67603

29

Corporate Finance

6th5

67608

29

High previous knowledge in finance is required; if you have no previous knowledge please select “Capital Markets”. (The two courses cannot be attended at the same time.)

International Marketing

6th5

67604

29

Electronic Business Strategy and Systems

6th5

67606

29

Corporate Strategy

and Case Studies
7th5

67701

29

Comparative Business Systems

7th56770729

Preliminary plan summer term 2018 (starting in march 2018)

Module NameSemesterECTSSubject No.POPrerequisites

Business Communication

1st5

93106

32

English B2 level. The course is only open to students enrolled in the "International Business Studies" study program. (There are two parts of the elcture and you have to attend both.)

Business Software3rd5

93002

32

The course is only open to students enrolled in the "International Business Studies" (IBW) study program.

Financial Management

3rd4

93304

32
Capital Markets
4th
5
67407
29

Previous knowledge in Mathematics for Business, Statistics as well as Finance and Investment is requried.

Introduction to Marketing & Assignment Project

4th7

67404 & 67405

29

The two lectures form one exam and one module, hence you have to attend both.

Intercultural Management

6th5

67603

29

Corporate Finance

6th5

67608

29

High previous knowledge in finance is required; if you have no previous knowledge please select “Capital Markets”. (The two lectures cannot be attended at the same time.)

International Marketing

6th5

67604

29

Electronic Business Strategy and Systems

6th5

67606

29

Corporate Strategy

and Case Studies
7th5

67701

29

International Trade & Regional Studies

7th5

67708 & 67709

29

The two lectures form one exam and module, hence you have to attend both.

Comparative Business Systems

7th56770729


Preliminary plan winter term 2018/2019 (starting in october 2018)

Module nameSemesterECTSSubject No.POPrerequisites

Business Communication

1st5

93106

32

English B2 level. The course is only open to students enrolled in the "International Business Studies" study program. (There are two parts of the elcture and you have to attend both.)

Business Software3rd5

93002

32

The course is only open to students enrolled in the "International Business Studies" (IBW) study program.

Financial Management

3rd4

93304

32

Supply Chain Management

4th
5

93406

32

Previous knowledge in Mathematics for Business, Statistics as well as Finance and Investment is requried.

Intercultural Management

6th5

67603

29

Corporate Finance

6th5

67608

29

High previous knowledge in finance is required; if you have no previous knowledge please select “Capital Markets”. (The two lectures cannot be attended at the same time.)

International Marketing

6th5

67604

29

Electronic Business Strategy and Systems

6th5

67606

29
Price Management6th5

67703

29

Corporate Strategy

and Case Studies
7th5

67701

29

International Trade & Regional Studies

7th5

67708 & 67709

29

The two lectures form one exam and module, hence you have to attend both.

Please read the English Course Catalogue of the International Relations Office for more information. If you are unsure about the courses you selected, please do not hesitate getting in touch with contact the foreign student advisory service of International Business Studies IBW.Studienberatung@hs-aalen.de.

In addition, the Language Center of Aalen University offers “German as a Foreign Language” courses on several language levels as well as other language courses or lectures that are specifically designed for foreign students (e.g. German and European Culture). Visit the website of the Language Center to learn more.


Questions?

If you have questions about admissions as exchange student, please read the Come-In Studies section of the International Relations office or contact Antje Discher (antje.discher@hs-aalen.de).

If you have questions about our study program, the English taught lectures or your learning agreement please do not hesitate to get in touch with our student advisory service for International Business Studies. You can either contact us via email (IBW.Studienberatung@hs-aalen.de) to ask your questions, call +49 7361 576 2227 or make an appointment for a personal meeting.

If you have questions regarding administrative processes and the registration forms for exams etc., please do not hesitate to contact our secretaries (I.Sekretariat@hs-aalen.de).