Institute Name : Munich Business School
Course Name : Bachelor International Business
Course Type : Undergraduate
Education Level : 4,5,6
Duration : 6 Semesters Plus final Project
Method of Delivery : Classroom
Pre Requirements : Schooling All applicants for the Bachelor program need a school leaving certificate that entitles to higher education in Bavaria, e.g., Abitur, Fachhochschulreife, Matura, IB, international school leaving certificates. For your information: You can apply early with your last 3 school reports and, if your application is successful, you can submit your final report by the start of your studies. This means that you do not have to wait for your application until your diploma is awarded. English Proficiency If you apply for the English Track, you must proof your English language skills by passing one of the following language tests: TOEFL iBT: min. 85 (min. of 22 in writing band, min. of 20 in all other bands; MBS TOEFL Institution Code: 5772) IELTS: min. level of 6.5 – Academic Module ELS English for Academic Purposes: Advanced Level 112 Test results can only be accepted if achieved within the last two years. If you are unable to obtain your test results before handing in your MBS application, please advise us of your planned test date. The English proficiency test can be waived by applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. US High School Diploma, IB Diploma). Authenticated copy of school leaving certificate, alternatively last 3 school reports Letter of Motivation Resume and photo Proof of English language skills (TOEFL, IELTS or ELS 112) by the start of studies at the latest
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Visa Type : Study Permit
Application Fee : Euro 60 + Euro 1490 (admission fee)
Academic Deposit :
Fees : Euro 5200 Per semester
Intakes : September
Course Description :
The Munich Business School attaches great importance to the holistic approach of its study program. During your studies for a bachelor’s degree, our team of lecturers will support you with developing into a responsible entrepreneur who masters essential soft skills, has a broad cultural awareness and exudes a strong personality. In order to be well received wherever you go, you can perfect your English language skills by taking the Bachelor of International Business Study Program in two languages (70% German, 30% English) or completely in English. Seize this opportunity!
If you love the challenge of studying bilingual German/English, you should choose the Bilingual Track. You will get to know technical terms in both languages and thus prepare yourself optimally for a future in both the German-speaking and the international business world. A very good knowledge of German and English is required for this track.
In the English Track you will study entirely in English, so you should have excellent English language skills for this track. German language skills are not required. In lecture groups with students from all over the world you will develop your intercultural skills from the first semester on. The track offers international students without any knowledge of German the opportunity to learn German as a foreign language and thus become familiar with the German-speaking culture.
Our Bachelor International Business is distinguished by its compact structure. It comprises six or seven study semesters and a bachelor thesis. You will put your theoretical knowledge into practice and expand your international network during three or more internships in Germany or abroad as well as one or two semesters abroad.
Semester 1 - 3: Creating the basis for your bachelor’s studies in international management
The first three semesters in the Bachelor International Business are devoted to the principles of business administration and company management, economics, financial accounting, investments and financing, as well as marketing. You will apply your newly acquired knowledge in workshops, project work, case studies and company excursions. You will also expand your digitisation skills during this phase of your studies.
Language is the key: Regarding languages, you can choose between Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Spanish and French, whereas if you start your studies in February you can choose between Chinese and Spanish. Courses on the culture and economy of your international focus are also part of the program.
Semester 4 - 6: Becoming acquainted with the refinements of international business studies
The second half of your studies for the Bachelor International Business will be devoted to lectures on the particularities of international economics. In addition, you will choose two areas of concentration and individual electives with which you will deepen your academic knowledge and enhance your personal profile. Your semester abroad will be your fourth semester, or, if you start your studies in February, your sixth semester. You will then write your thesis in connection with another internship.
International Innovation Management (Product Lifecycle Management)
In the concentration International Innovation Management, you will acquire specialist knowledge of innovation management as an integrated process - from brainstorming to successful product development and marketing. The starting point for innovations are customer needs, which you will learn to explore using market research instruments and current innovation tools such as Design Thinking, Business Model Innovations or Open Innovation methods. You will also shed light on current technology trends and scenarios. You will learn all about the structure and implementation of an innovation strategy and have the opportunity to try out the methods you have learned for developing, designing and testing innovative ideas in a digital world in groups with your own innovation projects.
Job Profile and Career Opportunities
Innovation Managers are in demand as specialists. On tomorrow's job market and in the course of progressive digitalization, this trend will become even stronger. With the concentration in International Innovation Management, you will create a future-proof career perspective in small, agile start-ups, but also in globally active corporations, for example as:
International Procurement, Production and Logistics (Supply Chain Management)
The concentration International Procurement, Production and Logistics is on the optimal design of supply chains starting with the supplier and ending with the end customer. Due to globalization and ongoing digitalization, you will be looking at both international supply chain strategies and developments in Industry 4.0. The concentration teaches you how to design flows of goods and services so that they reach the end customer at the right time, at the right cost, in the right quantity and at the defined quality, and meet their expectations.
Job Profile and Career Opportunities
With the concentration on International Procurement, Production and Logistics you decide on a career with a future, which opens up entry opportunities in a wide range of industries - from management consultancy to the automotive or consumer goods industry - for example as a:
International Marketing & Sales (Customer Relationship Management)
Market-oriented corporate management and the marketing or distribution of products and services are among the core elements of every company. A company can only be successful in the long term, both nationally and internationally, if the customer with his wishes and needs is at the centre of the company. Therefore, students in this concentration acquire a comprehensive knowledge of how methods and instruments of marketing and sales are applied in the context of progressive digitalisation. The focus includes strategic elements such as market and competition analysis and brand management as well as the implementation of an optimal marketing mix, market research and sales management.
Job description and career opportunities
Graduates have a wide range of career prospects both in the international corporate world and in public and private institutions and associations:
International Human Resources Management and Leadership
In the International Human Resources Management and Leadership concentration, you gain a better understanding of the strategic significance of human resource management for organizations – especially on an international level. As future leader, you are to familiarize yourself with the topic of “employees as a critical success factor” and with topics of employee leadership and development.
You get to know all aspects of the human resource lifecycle and all its characteristics. In addition, modern human resource tools are explained and applied to round off the concentration.
Job Profile and Career Opportunities
Training and retention of good employees is of growing importance for companies. This is why skilled employees and managers are required to think and act strategically also within this field. The significance of leadership qualities is increasing, especially on an international level – in many cases they are the prerequisites for a successful implementation of projects in international teams. For members of the top management, not only their own leadership qualities, but also the knowledge of important human resource management issues belongs to the key qualifications.
Potential fields of activity:
International Financial Management
The financial world is globally and internationally networked. For this reason, companies and financial institutions are looking for qualified employees who have sound knowledge in the fields of controlling, corporate finance and asset management and can apply this knowledge in an international context. The aim of this concentration is to familiarize students with the methods and instruments of the international financial world of the 21st century. In addition to value-based investment calculations and financing decisions, foreign trade financing and the assessment of risks in a global context play a decisive role.
Job description and career opportunities
Sound skills in financial valuation and strategic financial management open up excellent employment opportunities in companies, valuation and investment firms and in the financial sector:
You supplement / extend your main subjects with the choice of three electives. In this way you can once again pursue your own personal interests and deepen your knowledge of specific topics. You have the opportunity to specialize in industries and to take a blended learning course.
The electives are e.g.(the offer is updated every semester):
When you have completed your bachelor’s degree in International Business you will have excellent chances for a career in another country. With your studies in business administration at MBS, you will be able early on to set the course for a life and work in your preferred corner of the world. For this, during the first half of your bachelor studies in business administration you will select an international focus with a second foreign language. Here, you will acquire basic knowledge about the economy, law, politics and culture of your region of interest and complete intensive training in a foreign language. You will have a total of six focusses to choose from.
The business administration studies at MBS are consistently oriented to practical applications. This is manifested not only in practice-oriented course formats and an experienced faculty, but also in the at least three ten-week internships in Germany and abroad, which are an integral part of the Bachelor International Business. These intensive practice phases offer excellent opportunities to become familiar with various sectors of the economy and company cultures as well as to gather initial work experience. An internship in commerce or at a company consultancy? In Munich or Montreal? The Career Center advises you in the planning phase and is also available during the internship period.
The academic education at MBS also includes courses on personality development. Each semester includes exciting courses on soft skills, which you will need both for your studies and for your future job entry. Topics are:
Munich Business School not only wants to provide its students with sound specialist knowledge in the field of business administration, but also to educate cosmopolitan and responsible personalities. Social commitment is therefore also reflected in the study curricula of Munich Business School. As a student of the Bachelor International Business you will carry out a social project in cooperation with a social institution and become involved in a non-profit organization. Extra-curricular activities in the social and university environment are also included in the study program.
The start of studies brings with it many changes and often presents young students with great challenges: Living alone for the first time, finding their way around in a new city, a sometimes heavy workload with reduced leisure time, a changed social environment - many factors influence the first few months.
In order to better cope with this difficult initial phase, Munich Business School has developed a Student Coaching Program for bachelor students. Within the framework of this program, interested students are assigned a so-called student coach for the first two semesters, who provides individual support and helps them with their personal questions. The Student Coach receives special training in advance from a senior business coach with many years of experience and is trained to give students "help to help themselves" and support them in their personal development. The aim is to consolidate the students' personality, develop their ability for self-reflection and strengthen them for their individual path.
A decisive factor for learning success is the optimal transfer of knowledge. Interaction in small classes with innovative learning formats is therefore the focus at MBS. All courses include exercises so that the application of knowledge is always immediate. There are no pure lectures. The students benefit from a variety of formats such as
The Master Top-Up Program in cooperation with Bond University in Australia and Boston University in the USA offers the opportunity to obtain a Master's degree in just two semesters. If you start your Bachelor's degree in February, you will go to Bond or Boston University in the seventh semester, where you will already be taking selected Master's courses. After passing the bachelor's degree, you will acquire the master's degree of the partner university in two further semesters.
Spend your summer at one of the most renowned women's colleges in the USA, where Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright have already studied! The Summer School is offered exclusively to partners of Wellesley College and is aimed at female Bachelor students. During the four weeks, all female students live and study together on the campus of Wellesley College near Boston and deal with a variety of female leadership topics.