International Business (B.A.)

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+++ In the winter semester 2021/22, the International Business program is expected to be converted to a completely English-language program (7 semesters). As soon as the changeover is official, you will receive detailed information about the setup here. If you already have questions about the concept, you can contact us by mail and we will arrange a consultation: studienberatung-wir(at)

The "Bachelor of Arts - International Business" degree programme prepares students for a professional field of activity with a business-related focus in an international environment and conveys the necessary specialist and interdisciplinary skills and methods. For this purpose, the students are familiarized with the basic knowledge of the scientific and practical methods of business administration as well as the associated teaching areas (including economics, private business law). Key qualifications such as teamwork, presentation techniques and soft skills are also trained. In addition to technical expertise, foreign language competence is of central importance. Large parts of the course are taught in the chosen foreign language - English, French or Spanish - during the two-semester study abroad or internship, the knowledge acquired is applied and intensified "on site". On the one hand, the students achieve a (first) professional qualification within the framework of higher education, which enables access to the private sector, to liberal professions or to higher service in Germany and abroad. On the other hand, the theoretical scientific content of the course provides the necessary entry qualification for a subsequent master’s course of studies at a domestic or foreign university.

Additional information

Professional activity

After completing your degree, there are many opportunities in the professional world. The theoretical specialist knowledge in combination with the practical reference as well as the one-year assignment abroad make it possible to take on cross-sectoral activities worldwide. The optional specialization offers the opportunity to specialize and thereby focus on the professional future in a selected area.

Possible employers after graduation are companies in the fields of industry, trade, banking or insurance. Management consulting, auditing and tax consultancy are also possible areas of activity that can be imagined after studying business administration.

Structure of the course

The language focus throughout the course of study at Trier University of Applied Sciences should enable students to complete lectures, exercises, seminars and other courses at a foreign partner university without any particular difficulties.

The degree programme is designed as an 8-semester full-time course and has a modular structure. First, the basics of business administration and accounting as well as internal business and investment accounting are taught.

The subject-specific focus comprises the following thematic blocks, supplemented by associated teaching areas:

  • Financing and Financial markets
  • Calculation & Control
  • Annual accounts
  • Decision & Operational management
  • Marketing & Distribution
  • Logistics & Production

The technical integration is achieved primarily in the context of lectures in corporate management.

The internationality of the degree programme is guaranteed on the one hand by the continuous teaching of business administration in the chosen foreign language and on the other hand by the internationally oriented content of the special lectures. Examples are International Accounting, International Finance, International Economics and Intercultural Management. The course offers the opportunity to take six subjects in the elective area, three of which have an international orientation.

In the final year of study, the one-year study or internship abroad as well as the final thesis offer graduates an exceptional opportunity to apply their knowledge in an international environment and to demonstrate a stay abroad or extensive experience in the international field in their CV.


After successfully completing your studies, the university of applied sciences awards the university degree "Bachelor of Arts" and entitles you to pursue further master’s studies.


Enrollment and application

Enrollment usually takes place in the winter semester via the online portal of Trier University of Applied Sciences.

Contact and advice

If you have any general questions about studying at the Business School, please contact our departmental student advisory service.

The study service at Trier University of Applied Sciences answers general questions about application, admission and enrollment.

At a glance

  • Goal: Business administration training with an international focus and a high level of professional / linguistic qualifications
  • Start of studies: usually in the winter semester (October), possibly also in summer (March)
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • Standard period of study: 8 semesters, two of them abroad (240 ECTS)
  • Requirements: general higher education entrance qualification, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences or special access for professionally qualified persons. In addition: 12 weeks pre-internship (proof by the end of the 3rd semester) and language requirements
  • Admission: no admission
  • Tuition fees: none, possibly in the year abroad
  • Note: about half of the dregree programme is conducted in German

For potential students

We are currently not accepting any new students in the International Business French and International Business Spanish courses.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Henzler
Prof. Dr. Jörg Henzler
Studiengangsleiter FB Wirtschaft - International Business


+49 651 8103-370
+49 651 8103-416


Schneidershof | Building K | Room 202


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