The mission of the undergraduate degree program 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
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.
The programme seeks to:
- Develop the analytical and problem-solving skills of the students and encourages them to think critically as a basis for creative action
- Develop the foreign language and intercultural interaction skills of students
- Meet the needs of companies worldwide for young well qualified internationally mobile and interculturally sensitive people who speak several languages and who have a sound grasp of management principles in an international setting.
Other additional elements are:
- An internship (8 weeks) first section
- A theoretical semester abroad at one of our more than 150 partners worldwide
- An international internship abroad (20 weeks) second section
- A comprehensive thesis with a workload of at least 300 hours
You find more information about the theoretical and practical semester abroad in the section "International".
Approximately half of the courses are in English or in an additional foreign language.
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.
Why did you decide to study International Management?
Nils (A.), 1 year student
„Many firms have been and are acting globally today. That is the reason why a degree course with an international focus, for me, offers advantages over normal business administration programmes. In order to qualify better than other students for a job offer, I decided to study IM.”
Thomas (D.), 1 year student
„I have decided to enrol in this programme because I see my future working for a big corporation. In those firms globalisation is a conditio sine qua non!”
Internship supervisor International Management
Prof. Dr. Peter Augsdörfer
Phone: +49 841-9348-2070
The module handbook (MHB) is the guide to all modules in the Bachelor programme. It contains information on prerequisites, contents, learning outcomes, ECTS points, duration, work load, literature and references.
Module handbook WS201718 for Students since WS 2012/13
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.
Click here for the accreditation certificate (only available in German).