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Incoming Students

We welcome international undergraduate (Bachelor) and postgraduate students (Master) to the Department of Business and Management.

Information about our course offer can be found on this website. For further information, please download our fact sheet.

Bachelor

A visiting Bachelor student can choose any available courses from the International Business and Management programme. However, most courses are taught in German and a level of B1 German is necessary to successfully participate. Students who have not achieved this level are also welcome, of course and for them we have put together a package of modules taught in English. The list below shows the most popular Bachelor seminars (all taught in English and worth 6 ECTS; subject to changes at short notice).

Winter Semester (September-February)

  • International Management (course code: 4191)
  • International Business 1 (course code: 3021)
  • Sales Management 1 (course code: 3491)
  • Logistics 1 (course code: 3261)
  • English for Business Economics (course code: 3451)
  • Production Management (5 ECTS!)

Summer Semester (March-August)

  • Sales Management 2 (course code: 4291)
  • International Business 2 (course code: 4011)
  • Logistics 2 (course code: 4111)
  • English for Business Economics (course code: 3451)

We also have bilateral agreements in place with several of our partner universities which permit us to offer a dual degree programme (please inquire at your home university for availability and requirements). Dual degree students (BA IBM) need to follow the programme below.

  • International Management (6 ECTS)
  • 3 Specialisation Modules A (3 x 6 ECTS)
  • 2 Specialisation Modules B (2 x 6 ECTS)
  • 1 Economics Module (6 ECTS)
  • Intercultural Competences (3 ECTS)
  • Bachelor Thesis (13 ECTS)
  • Viva Voce Exam (2 ECTS)

Detailed information including a complete list of modules and specifications can be downloaded here.


Master

Visiting postgraduate students usually opt for the Master in "International Management". All available courses of the master programme can be chosen. For students who have not achieved at least a B1 level in German we offer a wide range of courses in English (all worth 6 ECTS):

Winter Semester (September-February)

  • The Global Economy
  • International Sales Management

Summer Semester (March-August)

  • Production and Logistics Management
  • International Finance

Winter and Summer Semester

  • Research Methods
  • Leadership in an International Context
  • Strategic Management

Further courses may be available occasionally. More information can be found here.

We also have bilateral agreements in place with several of our partner universities which permit us to offer a dual degree programme (please inquire at your home university for availability and requirements). Dual degree students (Mater International Management) need to follow the programme below.

  • 30 ECTS (one semester)
  • Master Thesis (25 ECTS)
  • Viva Voce Exam (5 ECTS)

German Language Courses

We feel that learning the German language is a vital component of a semester/year abroad as it facilitates integration into everyday life. For this purpose we offer German language courses at all levels (4 ECTS), which take place during the regular semester.

For students who already have a solid grasp of German, we offer the opportunity to expand their knowledge with the following specific purpose courses (B1 level or higher, 6 ECTS):

  • German for Business Economics Foundation Course (winter semester)
  • German for Business Economics Consolidation Course (summer semester)

Buddy Programme

To help you feel at home, the Department of Business and Management gives you the opportunity to take part in our Buddy Program. A German student will support you during your studies at the Hochschule Bochum. Your buddy will be able to provide answers to questions about your studies or about leisure activities in and around Bochum. There will be meetings with all participants throughout the semester.

Your advantages:

  • Getting international friends
  • Being supported during your studies
  • Doing leisure activities with your buddy
  • Developing your language competence

Katharina Schmidt
Student advisor for Incoming Students (Department of Business and Management)
Katharina Schmidt, M.A.
Raum: AW 2-31
Tel.: +49 234 32 10659
Coordinator Incoming Students (International Office)
Alevtyna Hnenna
Raum: C 0-16a
Tel.: +49 234 32 10724