International Programmes 2023/2024

Bachelor's in International Business (BIB) Bachelor's in International Business (BIB)

HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences • Berlin

Bachelor of Arts
In cooperation with

Double degree programmes with: 

Otago University New Zealand
Helsinki Metropolia
British Columbia Institute of Technology Canada (BCIT)
Universidad Zaragoza (UNIZAR)
Tec de Monterrey (TEC), Mexico

Teaching language
  • English

Our programme is fully conducted in English, making it the perfect choice for students who want to pursue a degree in International Business.

Further language courses can be taken.

Full-time / part-time
  • full-time
Programme duration
7 semesters
Winter and summer semester
Additional information on beginning, duration and mode of study

Courses start in the summer semester on 1 April and in the winter semester on 1 October. The study programme is an on-site programme at our campus at HTW Berlin.

Application deadline

15 January for the following summer semester; 15 July for the following winter semester

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Joint degree / double degree programme

The Bachelor of International Business (BIB) combines International Management and International Economics, and offers you an internationally accredited degree without tuition fees and fully taught in English. It offers you a comprehensive education in business, with a focus on understanding global trade and international relations.

Why study BIB at HTW Berlin?

  • Business studies, economics, management, marketing, law, finance, intercultural skills: BIB teaches you all the important hard and soft skills you need for an international career in business.
  • Internationality and practical relevance: You will meet students from all over the world – and thus learn to collaborate successfully in intercultural teams right from the start of your studies. Teachers with international professional experience provide you with up-to-date practical knowledge. The courses are conducted entirely in English. The curriculum includes one internship semester and two mobility semesters, which you can (but do not have to) use to spend time abroad at a partner university.
  • variety of double degree programmes (e.g. in New Zealand or Canada) enable you to obtain a second internationally accredited degree without spending additional study time, and all without paying any tuition.
  • Small groups with lots of interaction: Project work and case studies constitute a significant part of the BIB degree programme. The courses consist of a maximum of 50 participants.
  • Study in Berlin: Live and study in Germany's capital city with its unique history and way of life.

The first three semesters are intended to familiarise students with the basics of business, economics and law. In the following semesters, study modules focus increasingly on the acquisition of skills and competence specific to international business, including international management, international economics, international law and intercultural management. The acquisition of further language skill is incorporated in the first and second semester where students can choose from a variety of offers such as Spanish, Italian and French. Consequently, the curriculum has been designed with the goal of implementing course combinations that enable students to acquire both hard and soft skills.

Please see our introductory video:

Course organisation

The curriculum of the programme can be accessed at

As part of the programme, students will have to complete a specialist internship of 85 working days.

International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Language training provided
  • Training in intercultural skills
  • International comparisons and thematic reference to the international context
  • Content-related regional focus
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

The BIB offers two mobility semesters that we encourage our students to spend at one of our 130 partner universities or in one of our many double degree programmes.

The mobility semesters are not mandatory.

Integrated internships

An internship should be completed during the sixth semester.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

Costs of living

Find further information on living in Berlin for our students here:

Funding opportunities within the university
Academic admission requirements

Requirements for the BIB degree programme:

  • excellent knowledge of English
  • openness towards other cultures
  • sound general knowledge
  • sound knowledge of mathematics
  • a passion for group work
  • an interest in economic issues and interconnections

Please check our admission criteria in our current Study and Examination Regulations (mainly paragraphs §1–4) before starting your application process. In short, you need:

  • proof of English proficiency (if you are not from an English speaking OECD country, details below)
  • specialist entry qualifications

Language requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language – TOEFL iBT: 95 points

International English Language Testing System – IELTS (Academic): 7.0

PTE Academic Tests: 76 points

Test of English for International Communication – TOEIC (Listening & Reading): 945 points

Cambridge English: Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): C1 level



Application deadline

15 January for the following summer semester; 15 July for the following winter semester

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Possibility of finding part-time employment

Most students currently have part-time jobs.


Accommodation is currently difficult to find in Berlin. Please see information here:

Career advisory service

Support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Buddy programme

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