Hochschule KarlsruheHochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule KarlsruheHochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
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International Management


International Management

The Bachelor's degree program in International Management prepares you for a business career in internationally operating companies. Thanks to the generalist profile, you will acquire the competencies required for various career tracks: Problem description, analysis, solution, decision-making, management, and leadership. The course content is taught in a theoretically thorough and application-oriented manner with a strong emphasis on international matters. Foreign languages are an integral part of the curriculum, these are English plus French or Spanish.

In addition to a compulsory internship semester abroad , a study abroad semester can be spent at one of the numerous partner universities worldwide. There is also the option to choose a Ddual degree program .

Generalist profile for diverse employment opportunities

In order to optimally prepare students for cross-disciplinary and multi-perspective issues in their future careers, the International Management degree program also provides basic and overview knowledge in economics, law, computer science, technology, and soft skills. In addition, what has been learned is applied and implemented under realistic conditions in interdisciplinary projects, case studies and business games. Intercultural studies, lectures, presentations and group work give an insight into future professional life.

The generalist-oriented qualification is indispensable for future employment flexibility and very good professional development opportunities. The top results in rankings (e.g. in the CHE ranking) of International Management are convincing proof for the quality of this program. It is possible subsequently to go on to study a Master's degree program .


Faculty Office
Claudia Appelius

Phone: +49 (0)721 925-1946
Fax: +49 (0)721 925-1947
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Office hours:
Mon. - Fri.
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Building K, room 103B
Moltkestraße 30
76133 Karlsruhe

At a glance

Qualification awarded Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
Application deadline 15.01./15.07.
Start of program Winter semester  & Summer semester
ECTS credit points 240 in total
Standard period of study 8 semesters
Admission prerequisites Pre-study work experience is not required
Semester abroad Praktisches Studiensemester im 5. Semester im Ausland
Accreditation Yes (certificate)

Who is the program aimed at?

Anyone who is interested in business issues and their international and interdisciplinary characteristics, and who wants to work on them in a methodologically sound manner, has come to the right place. Specialist activities or overarching management activities can be equally filled in different career stages. Typical sectors are industry, services, trade, IT/telecommunications, energy supply, and transport/logistics. You should enjoy intercultural learning and teamwork and have good command of German and English.

A student talks about his experiences

Micha Kloft knows HKA well: He first studied the Bachelor’s program in International Management and then decided to join the Master’s program. He summarizes the Bachelor's program:

"The difference between International Management and a traditional business degree is that in International Management we also have courses such as process and project management, technology concepts and computer science, as well as legal subjects. In addition, we learn two foreign languages, many students choose English and Spanish. This gives us a very broad base and allows us to develop in many different directions. I see this as a great advantage of the International Management program."

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