The course provides general business management modules combined with the attractive benefits of an international orientation. Students can specialise in their major in different management functions (amongst others marketing and sales, digital business or controlling and finance). 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.
International Management (B. A.)
Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
German Accreditation Council
Yes Dual Offers
German & English
Double Degree possible
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 introduction 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. Digital Transformation & Business Models, National and International Accounting, Cost Accounting and 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 8 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 eight selectable specializations and you will work on current topics in small groups directly with the professors.
In addition to further basics such as Marketing and Sales, Corporate Finance and International Strategic Management, you can acquire professional, social and sustainability skills in five elective courses such as Business Start-up and Coaching for Formation of a Company, Social Competence in Communication and Negotiation or Sustainability Management.
A theoretical semester is spent at a university abroad. THI offers you more than 140 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 programme.
myTHIlife: How students see the bachelor programme
Betriebswirtschaft, Entrepreneurship und Internationales Management Grundlagen
Digital Transformation & Business Models
Grundpraktikum Teil I
Grundpraktikum Teil II
Buchführung, nationale und internationale Bilanzierung
HR Management & Organisation
Cost Accounting and Cost Management
Marketing & Sales
Nationale und internationale Besteuerung
Global Supply Chain Management
Deutsches und internationales Wirtschaftsrecht
Seminar Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten
International Strategic Management
International Business Diplomacy and Crosscultural Management
Major Modules I + II
Theoretical Semester Abroad
Current Issues in Economics
Projekt „Soziales Engagement“
Internship Semester Abroad
Major Module III
International Business Simulation
The International Management program starts in the winter term. Application via Hochschulstart (DOSV) is not necessary.
Registration for the study program starts on May 2 for the winter semester. Online application is possible via the Primuss applicant portal of THI.
Find more details about the application process at THI here.
Applicants must be fluent in English.
The following links provide 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, May 2020.
The following link provides information for university applicants from abroad about the application process at the THI.
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 or the USA. After successfully completing your studies, you receive a double degree. For more information regarding the double degree contact our International Office.
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 dual studies programme enables a combination of practical training elements in a company with the theoretical education provided by the university. There is a choice of either the joint model (academic study + vocational training) or the degree course with vocational experience (academic study + intense practical phases). There is an obvious advantage to students here: practically oriented academic study generally enables a particularly smooth transition from university to the world of work. What is more, the student usually receives financial remuneration from the company concerned.
In the joint model, students may start working at the company several months before the start of the first semester, depending on the company concerned. At the start of the course there is an alternation between theory (during the semester) and practical experience (between semesters and during the practical semesters). In order to embark on a dual studies programme, students have to apply to both a company and to THI (be sure to take note of company application deadlines!). See here for details of partner companies.
The so called „Grundpraktikum“ is part of the studies and together with the advanced practical semester it combines the theoretical part of the studies with work experience. The content and the objectives of the “Grundpraktikum” can be found in the module handbook. It has a duration of 8 weeks and it can only be completed during the semester break.
The 8 weeks of the „Grundpraktikum“ can be completed at the end of the second semester or splitted into two parts of 4 weeks after the first semester and 4 weeks after the second semester. It has to be completed at the latest until the beginning of the fourth semester.
Students who have already completed an internship that fulfills the requirements before starting their studies may apply for the recognition of their internship as “Grundpraktikum” via our PRIMUSS students’ Portal.
In case of any questions about the recognition (process) please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, in general it is possible. Please contact the program director at the beginning of your studies to check if it is possible in your case.
Yes, in general it is possible. Please apply for the recognition of your vocational training via our PRIMUSS student’s portal. All the applications will be checked individually. Please visit:
A little more than half of the courses are offered in English.
No, unfortunately that is not possible because some courses are offered only in German and other courses are offered only in English.
Yes, pupils with very good grades have the possibility to start with the so called “Schülerstudium”. Find more information about the Schülerstudium here.
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
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.