Degree qualification: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Standard period of study: 6 semesters
Start of programme: Winter semester only
Application deadline: 15th of July
Special features: Proof of English language proficiency
Pre-study practical training: A pre-study practical training is not required for this programme

International Business Administration

As a student on the International Business Administration programme, you will acquire the knowledge and skills that are sought after by today’s global companies. You will gain the capabilities required to work in multinational teams, to negotiate with business partners around the world, and to supply products and services to a global customer base. You will learn how global sales markets operate and will be introduced to the economic and legal frameworks of key trade partners. In addition, you will gain insights into the management of companies from a global perspective as well as how to analyse the impact of cultural differences on business relationships.

Further study details

The six-semester Bachelor's degree programme "International Business Administration" is modular in structure. Students spend the fifth semester at one of our foreign partner universities. Students complete their final Bachelor's thesis in the sixth semester; the thesis is written in one of the foreign languages offered.  

In semesters 4 and 5, students select one of the following areas of specialization:  

  • International Marketing
  • International Accounting

More information

The standard period of study is six semesters, which includes the period spent studying abroad and the time taken to complete the Bachelor's thesis. Graduates from the programme are awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business Administration.

Related higher degrees – International Management

German language proficiency

International applicants are required to prove their German language proficiency DSH 2 / TestDaF. This is a pre-requisite for admission and must be submitted with the application documents. For an extended list of accepted German certificates see here.

International applicants with foreign educational qualifications should apply via the application service agency for international students UNI-ASSIST (

Programme coordinator:

Prof. Dr. Petra Garnjost
htw saar
Waldhausweg 14
66123 Saarbrücken
Tel: +49 (0) 681 5867 749


Admission requirements

Proof of English language proficiency



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