International Programmes 2021/2022

BA International Management Studies in the Baltic Sea Region (BMS) BA International Management (BMS)

Stralsund University of Applied Sciences • Stralsund

Degree
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
In cooperation with

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences | Finland (Xamk)
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University | Russia (SPbPU)

Teaching language
  • English
Languages

BMS is taught completely in English, and learning one language from the Baltic Sea region (either Norwegian, Polish, Russian or Swedish) is also required.

Our international students study German as a foreign language.

Programme duration
8 semesters
Beginning
Winter semester
Application deadline

Information on current application deadlines can be found here.

Application procedure for international students

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Joint degree / double degree programme
Yes
Description/content

The first four semesters of our programme introduce students to general business administration (such as cost accounting, economics, mathematics, and law) and focus on international management theory, cross-cultural management, corporate finance, and the history and development of the Baltic Sea region.

To allow students to acquire special competence and deepen their skills, they may choose two out of four majors (Management & Innovation, International Finance & Trade, Markets & Communication and German Business) in the fifth and sixth semesters.

As for languages studied, Business English is compulsory, as is one language from the Baltic Sea region – Norwegian, Polish, Russian or Swedish – and our international students study German as a foreign language. The intensive language training and the focus on intercultural skills prepare students to do business on an international scale. The theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom is deepened by study trips inside and outside Germany as well as by guest lectures from partner universities or from the business world. The modular structure of this degree course offers the flexibility to study abroad and to do the mandatory internship in the fifth, sixth or seventh semester.

One semester abroad is mandatory (either as an academic semester or as an internship). The double degree programmes with our partner universities currently give you the chance to obtain degrees from universities in the Baltic Sea region. Students in their final year write a thesis on international topics, which finalises their preparation for an international career. Your Bachelor's thesis at the end of your studies is also an entrance qualification for postgraduate programmes.

The BMS philosophy emphasises the importance of face-to-face classwork combined with state-of-the-art teaching methods, real-world case studies, group work and research.

After graduation, you are qualified to work in an international setting – either at a German company abroad or an overseas branch of a foreign company in Germany. BMS graduates work in the most diverse fields, finding jobs at production companies (electrical engineering, food processing, vehicle construction), at service companies (consulting, finance, media and IT, tourism) or in the public sector (associations, chambers of commerce, marketing companies).

Course organisation

The degree course of study is highly practice-oriented. From the beginning, students learn to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical setting. The theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom is deepened by study trips inside and outside of Germany as well as by guest lectures of business specialists, the mandatory 20-week internship, and the organisation of special events such as our annual international symposium. One semester abroad is mandatory (either as an academic semester or as an internship).

The structure of the programme can be as follows:

  • Fundamentals: first semester to fourth semester
  • Specialisation: fifth semester to sixth semester
  • Internship: seventh semester
  • Bachelor's thesis: eighth semester
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Types of assessment

Performance is assessed by means of written examinations, oral examinations, case-study analysis, coursework assignments, presentations and projects.

A Diploma supplement will be issued
Yes
International elements
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
  • Language training provided
  • Training in intercultural skills
  • Study trips
  • Content-related regional focus
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

One semester abroad is mandatory (either as an academic semester or as an internship).

Integrated internships

Mandatory 20-week internship

Special promotion / funding of the programme
  • DAAD
  • ERASMUS+
  • Other (e.g. state level)
Name of DAAD funding programme
PROMOS, Ostpartnerschaften, Other
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
No
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
No
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Semester contribution

Full-time students: 105 EUR for the first semester and 88 EUR for all subsequent semesters
Erasmus+ students: 85 EUR per semester

Costs of living

Non-EU: As of 1 January 2021, foreign students and applicants from outside the EU must present a so-called "proof of financing" corresponding to 861 EUR per month (10,332 EUR per year). The actual cost of living in Stralsund amounts to 550-700 EUR per month, depending on the type of lifestyle.

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

The International Office or programme coordinator can advise you on funding opportunities.

Academic admission requirements
  • German higher education entrance qualification or equivalent foreign qualification (secondary school leaving certificate)
  • Practical training of 13 weeks in any field of business (six to eight weeks of the training have to be completed before enrolment, and the remaining weeks must be completed by the fourth semester)
  • International applicants from non-EU countries must hold a valid passport and visa as well as a student residence permit
Language requirements

Proof of English proficiency:

  • TOEFL: 79 points (iBT), 213 points (CBT) or 550 points (PBT)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.0 points
  • Cambridge First Certificate
  • Equivalent language certificates (level B2 or higher of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • A successfully completed course of study that was taught fully or partly in English
  • A secondary school leaving certificate from an international high school
  • A 10-month stay (or longer) in an anglophone country (with appropriate documentary proof)

Applicants from non-EU countries who wish to apply for International Management Studies in the Baltic Sea region can do this by presenting the following certificate:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 83 points (iBT), 220 points (CBT), 557 points (PBT)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.5
  • Cambridge First Certificate (FCE)
  • Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage
  • Equivalent language certificates (level B2 or higher of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • A successfully completed course of study that was taught fully or partly in English
  • A secondary school leaving certificate from an international high school
  • A 10-month stay (or longer) in an anglophone country (with appropriate documentary proof)
Application deadline

Information on current application deadlines can be found here.

Application procedure for international students

Submit application to

Foreign applicants and applicants with a foreign university entrance qualification:
Please apply via uni-assist

Please send printed documents by postal mail to:
uni-assist e.V.
11507 Berlin
Germany

Possibility of finding part-time employment

Student jobs are available (e.g., as student assistants)

Accommodation

As a campus university, Stralsund University of Applied Sciences offers one of the most charming accommodation options in Holzhausen, a small village with a Scandinavian look and feel. The accommodations are located on campus – just a few steps from the "Mensa" (cafeteria) and the schools.

Whether in student halls of residence, a shared flat or your first flat on your own, this decision has to be made by you and should be made according to your own desires and available funds. Stralsund offers exceptionally good conditions and is not affected by overly expensive rental prices and a highly competitive property market like other study locations and cities.

The International Office will help you find accommodation.

Find out more

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Buddy programme
  • Specialist counselling
  • Cultural and linguistic preparation
  • Welcome event
  • Accompanying programme
Supervisor-student ratio
Excellent

Stralsund University of Applied Sciences

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The University of Applied Sciences Stralsund (HOST) is a young and innovative campus university. With its modern facilities, an excellent supervision ratio and its top location directly on the Baltic Sea, the University of Applied Sciences Stralsund offers optimal conditions for study, research and living.

The campus university, located directly on the Baltic Sea, offers prospective students a choice of 26 accredited Bachelor's and Master's programmes and a diploma supplementary course in German or English. As a relatively young university, which was only founded in 1991, Stralsund has many modernly equipped laboratories, lecture halls and seminar rooms, which guarantee an optimal learning environment. Moreover, the university offers on-campus living for up to 270 students within sight of the Baltic Sea.

At present, around 2,300 students from 41 countries study at the three schools of Business Studies, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. The range of courses include both classic subjects such as Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Business Administration as well as new and innovative courses such as IT Security and Mobile Systems, Motorsport Engineering and Tourism Development Strategies. Nearly all courses can also be taken in the form of a dual study programme with a highly practical component. The university cooperates with numerous companies for this purpose.

Because studying is important, but it is not everything, there are various leisure activities on campus. For example, the student project teams Baltic Racing, ThaiGer-H2-Racing and MariTeam Racing develop racing cars and motorcycles at the highest level. Recently, the HOST even celebrated three European Championship titles in a row! In addition, the campus has its own gym, weight room and sports field with a wide range of sports activities, such as beach volleyball, sailing and diving.

Although the HOST is a relatively small university in north-eastern Germany, it has a broad international network. Within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme, the university has 72 partner universities throughout Europe. Those who feel that this is not enough can also spend a semester abroad at one of the many partner universities worldwide in locations such as Oman, Australia, Brazil, Argentina and many other countries.

> 15 Students of different nationalities in the BMS study programme
> 640 Successful graduates in the BMS study programme (established in 1996)

University location

The old Hanseatic town of Stralsund, founded in 1234, is situated in the north-east of the federal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, and it has been a university town since 1991. Stralsund's 800 historical buildings, which are classified as historical monuments and were built in different historical eras, have witnessed 770 years of the town's history, particularly the Hanseatic period. The city centres of Stralsund and Wismar were recognised by UNESCO as part of the World Heritage Programme in 2002.