International Business Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Incoming Students International Business Studies

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A very warm welcome at IBW


Dear exchange students:

Welcome to Aalen! We hope you will spend a great semester or even one year in our study program.

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), students have the opportunity to individualize their studies by specializing in one of the four concentrations:

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

Analytical flexibility is learned best through practice. 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.

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

All our lectures are offered each semester. However, not all lectures are taught in English. Each semester there is a selection of English taught lectures, which are (with the exception of “Business Communication”) professional lectures in the area of International Business Studies.

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

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

Next appointments:

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Please read the English Course Catalogue of the International Relations Office for more information. If you are unsure about the courses you selected, please 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.


Any 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), call +49 7361 576 2227 or make an appointment for a personal meeting (room 225a).

If you have questions regarding administrative processes and the registration forms for exams etc., please do not hesitate to contact our secretaries (Sekretariat.IBW@hs-aalen.de) in room 265a.

If you have questions about team works, professors or postponements, please contact our ibw-BUDDIES. The students will give you an insight into the lectures. We will present them to you at the beginning of the semester.