International Programmes 2021/2022

BA in International Management BA in International Management

University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt • Würzburg

Bachelor of Arts in International Management
Teaching language
  • English

All courses are held in English.

Programme duration
7 semesters
Winter semester
More information on beginning of studies

The academic year always starts in October.

Application deadline

15 July for the following winter semester

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

Graduates of the Bachelor's degree programme in International Management have a sound basic understanding of core subjects in business management. In two areas of specialisation, students will have in-depth knowledge. The programme provides a thoroughgoing course of study for German as well as for foreign students. Having the chance of spending a semester at one of our partner universities or of completing an internship abroad, the programme prepares for a career in an international business environment.

Course organisation

Semesters 1-4: Basic Subjects (General Business Courses, e.g. Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Economics)
Semester 3 or 4: A semester abroad at one of our 80 partner universities
Semester 5: Internship (20 weeks)
Semester 6-7: Four advanced Subjects (Marketing and Sales Management, Human Resource Management, Finance and Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises) are offered in English. Alternatively, students can select courses from one of 11 majors of our German degree programme. A Bachelor's thesis is completed at the end of the degree programme.

Graduates of the programme are awarded the degree Bachelor of Arts (BA).

Types of assessment

Written examinations, project work and presentations

A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
  • Specialist literature in other languages
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
  • International comparisons and thematic reference to the international context
  • Language training provided
  • Training in intercultural skills
  • Study trips
  • Content-related regional focus
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

Option to study at one of our 80 partner universities for one semester

Integrated internships

An internship of twenty weeks is to be completed during the fifth semester.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
The course of study can be taken entirely online
Digital learning and teaching modules
  • Virtual classrooms
  • Video learning
  • Online seminar
  • Chats with lecturers
  • Wikis
Description of e-learning elements

We are publishing all material for the lectures via Moodle. Quizzes, exams, multiple choice tests, chat rooms are standard elements for most of the courses. For online lectures we are using ZOOM. Lectures are recorded and can be downloaded by the students.

Participation in the e-learning course elements is compulsory
Can ECTS points be acquired by taking the online programmes?
Can the e-learning elements be taken without signing up for the course of study?
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

142.70 EUR per semester, including a semester ticket for free public transport in the city of Würzburg

Costs of living

600-800 EUR

Funding opportunities within the university
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university

FHWS Motivation Scholarship

The International Office of the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) offers scholarships to foreign students with excellent grades who want to start their studies at the FHWS. This scholarship aims to make your launch into university life easier and to reward your decision to study with us by supporting you with the organisation and costs involved.

Academic admission requirements

Secondary education diploma (A level or equivalent)
If required: evidence of periods of study or certificates
Every qualification must be checked individually, depending on the educational background of each student.
The degree programme is admission-restricted by a Numerus Clausus, which will take the final grades of the applicants into account. 60 places are available in total. For more information, please visit our website:

Language requirements
  • Evidence of knowledge of English, e.g. valid TOEFL iBT® test result of at least 83 points (Internet-based), IELTS 6.0, etc.
  • Knowledge of German at A2 level (CEFR)
Application deadline

15 July for the following winter semester

Submit application to

Applications have to be submitted online via our application portal.

Additionally, we require a preliminary review documentation (VPD) of your certificates via uni-assist. Please check our homepage for further information:

Possibility of finding part-time employment

In order to finance your living expenses during your studies, you can look for a student job. However, please note that your focus should always be on your studies.

Students from non-EU countries may work 120 full days or 240 half days per year. If you work as a student assistant at a university or a company, the amount of days may be higher.

Students from EU countries: There are no restrictions.


Several halls of residence are located in Würzburg within short distance to the campuses, which offer facilities such as furnished rooms, Internet connection, and common areas. Further information can be found here:

Career advisory service

The International Career Service at FHWS offers events and information for students in English. Our events help with:

  • studying successfully
  • transitioning into professional life

In addition, we offer plenty of information about the topics:

  • application
  • job interview
  • links to online job portals

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Tutors
  • Accompanying programme
  • Specialist counselling
  • Cultural and linguistic preparation

University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt

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About FHWS
The University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) was established in 1971, with campuses in two locations in Würzburg and Schweinfurt. Today, the FHWS is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Bavaria (southern Germany). As a public university, we guarantee an excellent academic education recognised throughout the world.

Course offerings
With its 10 departments and more than 40 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as six research institutes, the FHWS offers a broad, practice- and future-oriented course programme. Within the FHWS i-Campus concept, English Bachelor's programmes add to the wide range of German programmes. Courses take place in modern lecture rooms and laboratories equipped with innovative technology and state-of-the-art appliances.

Low student-teacher ratio
Studying at FHWS is characterised by small study groups and a low student-teacher ratio. Through a great share of seminar papers, students learn to work independently. Additionally, project work promotes the students' team-working abilities.

Education with a special focus on application and practice
Almost 200 professors with solid professional experience from industry and business provide scientific education with special relevance to application and practice.
The university collaborates closely with regional and trans-regional businesses. Students benefit from this close collaboration by being able to do internships and having the possibility to write their Bachelor's theses in one of these companies. Moreover, they have the chance to build a network for their future career.

International focus
FHWS excels due to its international orientation. For more than 30 years, the university has welcomed students from over 80 countries. Worldwide, FHWS is associated with more than 170 universities.

15 Percentage of international students

University location

Located in Bavaria
Würzburg, with its 133,000 inhabitants, is one of the largest cities in Bavaria, in the south of Germany. Its numerous students lend the city a very special character. Additionally, the city offers a wide range of events such as the Africa Festival or the Kiliani fair. Many wine festivals provide evidence that wine is part of the cultural heritage of the area. Würzburg's skyline is shaped by many historical sights: high up on a hill, the Marienberg Fortress overlooks the city and exemplifies Würzburg's history of over a thousand years. The Würzburg Residence is one of the most important castles in Europe and has been designated a UNESCO world heritage site.