The mission of the undergraduate degree programme in International Management is to provide students with no prior professional experience or knowledge of the international business environment with a broad introduction to management, international business, foreign culture and foreign languages in an international learning environment.
International Management (German & English) (B. A.)
Bachelor of Arts
Yes Admission information
German & English
Double Degree possible at one of four partner universities (Australia, Canada, Scotland, USA)
The course provides general business management modules combined with the attractive benefits of an international orientation. Students can specialise in their major in key industries such as automotive management, green technologies or international retail management. Learning a foreign language (Chinese, French or Spanish), participating in a study abroad programme, and a compulsory international internship are further components of the programme.
Further contents of the courses can be found in the module handbook.
Approximately half of the courses are in English or in an additional foreign language.
Practical orientation is very important to us. Therefore, your International Management studies will start with an introductory week including an excursion as well as the analysis of an international company in teamwork.
In the first part of your studies, you will learn about the basics of business administration and the basics of international management based on the latest scientific findings. These include e.g. IT Management, International Accounting, International Cost Management and Global Supply Chain Management.
The lectures are partly taught in English. This allows you to consolidate your knowledge of English, which is important in an international context. In addition, you learn another foreign language (Chinese, French or Spanish) and thus increase your language skills. Furthermore, you will complete a basic internship of 10 weeks in the commercial sector.
From the third semester, you will solidify your specialist knowledge in international management and you will acquire relevant leadership knowledge and leadership skills in the context of International Business Diplomacy and Crosscultural Management. In addition, you will improve the foreign language you have chosen.
You choose one out of three selectable specializations and you will work on current topics in small groups directly with the professors.
In addition to further basics such as Sustainability Management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance Management, you can acquire professional and social skills in six elective courses such as New Corporate E-Learning and Entrepreneurship or Successful Negotiations in a Global World.
A theoretical semester is spent at a university abroad. THI offers you more than 130 cooperation partner universities. The theoretical semester is followed by the practical study semester which must be completed in a company abroad.
With the final bachelor thesis you acquire the academic title Bachelor of Arts. This gives you the opportunity of a direct career entry or further specialization in the context of a master's program.
Acceptance to admission-restricted Bachelor study courses takes place via the “dialogue-oriented service procedure” (DoSV) of the portal “Hochschulstart.de”. It is necessary for applicants to apply BOTH via the application portal of the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt as well as via the “Hochschulstart.de” portal.
Find more details about the application process at the THI here.
Applicants must be fluent in English and be in a position to prove fluency and proficiency. Recommended minimum requirements are a TOEFL 71 (computer based).
The following links provides specific information about the procedures for determine the course-specific suitability and the application process and for admission to the undergraduate degree programme International Management.
Admission requirements for international students:
Anyone with an international university degree/higher education qualification wanting to study at a university in Germany needs a so-called Hochschulzugangsberechtigung (HZB), or higher education entrance qualification. This lets applicants show that their educational background or professional qualification allows them to study in Germany, i.e. they have the necessary higher education entrance qualification to register for a course.
The recognition of the qualification is linked to certain requirements. If the certificate of education is recognised as a higher education entrance qualification in Germany, the international student may apply for all courses (general qualification) or for certain courses (subject-specific qualification). Two to three semesters of study in the home country may be recognised as a higher education entrance qualification in Germany, depending on the country of origin. Source: German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD, June 2016.
The following link provides information for university applicants from abroad about the application process at the THI.
After graduation, our students get job offers such:
- Global Supply Chain Manager
- Product Manager
- International Controller
- Financial Controller
- Foreign Sales Representative
- Sales Manager (international)
- International Marketing Manager
- Business Development Director
- Import/Export Agent
- International Trade and Customs Manager
- International Foreign Policy Advisor
- Foreign Currency Investment Advisor
- Junior Consultant
- International Management Consultant
- Multinational Manager
- International Trainee
The International Management programme gives an attractive international orientation for students because they are expected to study in two world market regions (e.g. Europe and Asia). A compulsory theoretical semester abroad at a partner university and a 20-week practical semester abroad must be completed at an international company are integral part of the programme. It is advised to follow the study plan. The students are supported by the THI International Office and Career Service.
A special opportunity is the Double Degree. You study for at least one year at one of our partner universities in Australia, Canada, Scotland or the USA. After successfully completing your studies, you receive a double degree. For more information regarding the double degree contact our International Office.
Due to the international orientation of this study, us students have amazing opportunities to develop our English skills and learn further languages!
Lisa Cinjakov, Studentin Bachelor International Management
Many of our professors have great international experiences in several well-known firms that they can tell us about. Those make the lessons very interesting and are helpful for our future in international companies.
Katharina Moser, Studentin Bachelor International Management
Through many courses being held by lecturers working at internationally acting companies, major languages spoken in the business world such as Chinese as a part of the program and nearly a third of the programs time being abroad, the international management bachelor program prepares students for a future in an international working environment.
Daniel Zeitler, Student Bachelor International Management
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Study and Examination Regulations
Study and examination regulations (SPO) (only available in German) deal with judicial matters concerning your study course. You find all SPOs on the website of the legal department.
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