International Programmes 2021/2022

International Business (BA), full-time International Business

OTH Amberg-Weiden • Weiden in der Oberpfalz

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Teaching language
  • English

Courses are held 100 percent in English.

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

Information for the start, FAQ

Application deadline

Winter semester application period
For the winter semester starting 1 October, you can apply from 1 May until 15 July.

Summer semester application period
If you prefer to commence your studies in the summer semester, you can apply for admission from 15 November until 15 January.

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

Do you want to work in an international environment? Are multilingual teams and stays abroad exactly what you want? Would you like to know how to professionally move about in global markets and how to collaborate with people from different countries and cultures? Then welcome to our International Business degree programme!

The first semesters are designed to provide you with all the required business administration tools like business mathematics, economics, and business statistics. Additionally, you will undergo special trainings on intercultural competence, meet experts of internationally operating medium-sized companies and global players in a range of hands-on projects. You will obtain an insight into operating modes, risks and task scopes of globally active businesses. Furthermore, you will enhance your English language skills and acquire at least one other foreign language.

After your degree, all doors are open to you. With your specialist knowledge and language skills, you will be facing a great variety of exciting perspectives in virtually all branches and businesses. Let’s get out into the world!

Make a career worldwide – study International Business now!

We inspire leadership and encourage innovation. Come to the Weiden Business School at OTH Amberg-Weiden!

Course organisation

The International Business degree programme develops the students' understanding of international business in a globalised world. Based on the latest theoretical concepts of business administration, the programme will equip students with the key business skills to work successfully in an international business environment. Furthermore, the programme offers a range of specialisations that will allow students to deepen their knowledge and meet their individual goals.

Major International Business courses are:

  • International Business Law
  • International Taxation
  • International Marketing Communication
  • International Trade & Logistics
  • Corporate Governance & Ethics
  • International HR
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Industrial Development
  • Diversity Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Empirical Research
  • International Labour Markets
A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • Language training provided
  • Training in intercultural skills
  • Study trips
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
Integrated internships

An internship with a duration of at least 18 weeks (full-time employment) in a company/institution in Germany or abroad is integrated in the study programme (sixth semester). The department staff supports the students in finding an internship.

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
  • Video learning
  • Blogs
  • Chats with lecturers
  • Moodle and other specific tools
Description of e-learning elements

Students can attend courses at the Virtual University of Bavaria, which offers a variety of digital learning opportunities taught in English and German. They can play management and economy simulation games, use the Moodle e-learning platform, watch video productions that are provided as "screencasts", and take advantage of other digital offers.

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

52 EUR per semester

Costs of living

The cost of living varies from approx. 750 EUR to 800 EUR

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

Scholarships are offered. For further information, please visit scholarships and funding models (in German) or contact us via the website form found at this link. You can also find information in the FAQ.

Academic admission requirements

The International Business Degree programme does not require applicants to pass an aptitude test. You can apply for a place within the application period in the application portal of the OTH Amberg-Weiden.

Please note: In some years, the application period is extended. Please check our website for last minute applications.

The general admission requirements can be found here.

Language requirements

A special feature of the programme is that it is completely held in English. For this reason, there are special qualification requirements for the programme that applicants should meet:

  • Applicants with a school-leaving certificate at a foreign school are advised to submit a certificate of recognition of the school-leaving certificate issued by a certified institution (e.g. uni-assist) by the end of the application period. The decision on admission to the study programme is made by the examination board. (IMPORTANT NOTE: An assessment of the degree can certainly be carried out before applying for a place at university. However, this assessment does not make an application to the OTH Amberg-Weiden unnecessary.)
  • An adequate knowledge of the English language must be demonstrated by a proof of language proficiency at level B2 in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This proof can be provided by a valid/current iBT (Internet-based test) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of at least 71, IELTS Cambridge Test with 6, the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) with a score of at least 780, or an equivalent proof, e.g., by corresponding modules in the school-leaving certificate. Proof is not required if the university entrance qualification or the university degree was obtained in English.
  • Basic knowledge of German must be proven at level A2 within one year.
Application deadline

Winter semester application period
For the winter semester starting 1 October, you can apply from 1 May until 15 July.

Summer semester application period
If you prefer to commence your studies in the summer semester, you can apply for admission from 15 November until 15 January.

Submit application to

You can apply for a place within the application period on the application portal of the OTH Amberg-Weiden.

Possibility of finding part-time employment

In Weiden, there are several internationally operating companies that regularly offer internships and working student activities.


Student dorms are located within walking distance of the campus. The apartments have a small kitchen unit and a bathroom with shower. The dorms offer a recreation room and a laundry room. All of them have special apartments for disabled students and for students with children.

"Fischerberg” student dorm in Weiden (60 places)

Rent: 247 EUR to 265 EUR (including advance payment of running costs)
Deposit: 380 EUR

“Am Postkeller” student dorm in Weiden (105 places)
Rent: 272 EUR to 290 EUR (including advance payment of running costs)
Deposit: 470 EUR

Career advisory service

For the advisory service, please contact the International Office or the Study and Career Service.

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

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Portfolio and departments

The university offers a portfolio of 46 study programmes in four departments (Weiden Business School, Mechanical Engineering / Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering / Media Production and Media Technology / Computer Sciences, Industrial Engineering and Health), which all reflect current developments in engineering and the economy.

The profile of the campus in Weiden is complemented by programmes in International and Digital Business Management, Medical Engineering and Industrial Technology Management. Both locations also offer consecutive Master's programmes.

OTH Amberg-Weiden cultivates a unique model of co-operations and partnerships with companies, guaranteeing a direct transfer of knowledge and experience between teaching and practice, science and the economy.

If you want to apply for admission to a programme at the OTH, either full-time or as part of an exchange programme, make sure that you choose the right programme and accommodation in Amberg or Weiden, respectively.


OTH Amberg-Weiden offers a broad portfolio of different programmes, focussing on up-to-date technical and economical developments.

To learn more about our programmes, take a look at the website on our study programmes.


The OTH Amberg-Weiden places strong emphasis on service. A staff-to-student ratio of 1:40 ensures excellent conditions for students. Discussions during lectures, small groups and close contact between students and staff are simply taken for granted. The university's Student Office, Study and Career Service and International Office are in close contact with applicants and students. They will help whenever a student needs information, support or guidance regarding studying or doing an internship abroad, especially with respect to application and admission procedures, scholarships and other funding opportunities.


The OTH is firmly rooted in the region of the Upper Palatinate, working in close collaboration with renowned regional, national and international businesses, which in turn benefit from the OTH’s expertise and innovative strength. The university has very close relationships with the 28 member companies of the PartnerCircle, a close network of the most renowned companies in the region. Together, they systematically promote research and knowledge transfer initiatives between the university and its regional partners.

These are your key benefits:

  • Small student groups
  • No tuition fees
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure – library open 24/7 365 days a year
  • Fast and easy contact with lecturers
  • Close linking of theory and practice
  • Top business contacts for optimal career opportunities during and after your studies
  • Contact with partner universities worldwide
  • Favourable rental prices and living costs
  • Unfolding of personal and intellectual potentials
  • Varied sports and leisure activities
18 Percentage of international students at WEIDEN BUSINESS SCHOOL

University location

When you need a break from the library and lecture rooms, Weiden and Amberg with their centuries-old history offer plenty of culture, sports and culinary events. Highlights like old city celebrations, Christmas markets, marathons, traditional Bavarian festivities, and art and music festivals will make you feel at home soon and provide a perfect balance between your body and mind. Just see for yourself!

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