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:

  • tba

English Taught Lectures

Summer Term 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 lecture 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

3rd
5
93304
32

(Block seminar)

Capital Markets4th56740729

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)

and summer term 2019 (starting in March 2019)


Module Name

Semester

ECTS

Subject No.

PO

Prerequisites

Business Communication

1st

5

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 Software

3rd

5

93002

32


Financial Management

3rd

5

93304

32


Marketing & Project Management

4th

7

93401 & 93402

32

The two lectures form one exam and one module, hence you have to attend both. “Project Management” is a German lecture but English teaching material will be provided. 

Intercultural Management

6th

5

67603

29


Corporate Finance

6th

5

67608

29

High previous knowledge in finance is required.

International Marketing

6th

5

67604

29


Electronic Business Strategy and Systems

6th

5

67606

29


Corporate Strategy

and Case Studies

7th

5

67701

29


International Trade & Regional Studies

7th

5

67708 & 67709

29

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

Comparative Business Systems

7th

5

67707

29


Supply Chain Management

4th

5

93406

32


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.