Practical project (IB)

The International Business degree programme (PO 2021) includes a practical study phase for students in the seventh semester.

During your practical project you can apply and deepen the qualifications you have acquired during your studies. On the one hand, you will learn which tasks business administrators with an international focus have to fulfil in everyday professional life, and on the other hand, which organisational, economic, and social aspects are important in the workplace.

The practical study phase can be completed in a company abroad or in a domestic company with an international context.

The practical project is completed with a report and, if necessary, a presentation and comprises 18 ECTS points.

Additional voluntary internships are possible.

Important note:
You must remain enrolled at the university even during your practical study phase.

1. Requirements

The practical project should be completed after the end of lectures in the sixth semester. You must have achieved at least 120 ECTS before you can start your practical study phase.

You can find the practical project regulations in the download area on the right-hand side.

2. Search for an internship

Step 1: You apply independently for a relevant internship of your choice in a company or institution.
Possible internship offers will be sent to your university email address at regular intervals. You can
also find information on the notice boards in the K-building, at the university fairs, and at the job exchange of the Career Service of Trier University.

Step 2: Once you have been accepted, find a supervising professor and document the contents of the internship. This includes, for example, that you briefly introduce the company, explain your motivation, and describe your tasks during the internship. Your supervisor must approve your internship and sign the admission form.

3. Registration and duration

Please note that the registration for the practical project does not take place via the QIS. The corresponding form signed by the supervisor (see right), the copy of the contract and a brief description are to be sent digitally to Ms Felten. The duration of the practical project must be at least 14 weeks full-time. Part-time work during the internship is possible, as long as you work a total of 14 weeks. Absent days must be made

4. After the internship

You will prepare a practical project report during or after the internship. The report should comprise approx. 15 pages and be coordinated with the supervisor in the department and in the company. You make an appointment for a presentation at the university (approx. 30 minutes plus a survey) and/or send the report without a presentation to the supervisor (depending on the agreement). The practical project is graded. The grade results from the presentation, the report and your internship certificate.

Please always submit the completed application for recognition of the practical project so that the supervisor can enter the grade on it.

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5. Insurance cover

Health insurance

Domestic: When working in Germany, students are insured through their general health insurance.

Abroad: The scope and area of validity of the health insurance (statutory or private) must be enquired about with the insurer. If necessary, take out health insurance abroad.

Liability insurance

Liability insurance is compulsory.

Accident insurance

Domestic: Statutory accident insurance only applies to the geographical area of the university. During an internship in Germany, students must therefore be insured via the employer (not the university).

Abroad: The scope of the insurance must be clarified with the employer in each individual case. Accident insurance is highly recommended.

Practical Project (PO 2016)

Information on the year abroad in the IB degree programme (PO 2016) can be found here.

Julia Schätz - Al Mahamid
Julia Schätz - Al Mahamid, M.A.
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