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Bachelor in International Business Administration: Our Curriculum

We are proud of our academic excellence. You will find it in the broad scope of subjects we teach. How our practice-based approach helps you learn. In our big ambitions and our small classes.

Study with us mainly – or only – in English. Join a diverse and supportive community.

And because business is global, so are we. Spending one semester abroad means our curriculum is a truly international experience.
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Explore our Curriculum

1. Semester
Vallendar
32 Credits
Core Modules in Business Studies and Economics (Introduction to Business Administration, Financial Accounting, Foundation of Economics)
Quantitative Methods (Mathematics)
Foundations of Law
Language Courses (e.g., English, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Italian)
Sept
Year 1
2. Semester
Vallendar
29 Credits
Core Modules in Business Studies (Organizational Behavior, Finance; Marketing & Sales)
Quantitative Methods (Statistics)
Language Courses
Free Electives
Jan
Year 1
3. Semester
Vallendar
32 Credits
Core Modules in Business Studies and Economics (Intermediate Economics, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Financial Management, Management Accounting & Control, Operations & Logistics Management)
Language Courses
Free Electives
General Studies
Sept
Year 2
4. / 5. Semester
Vallendar or Exchange Semester Abroad
27 / 30 Credits
Data Analysis & Management
Concentrations (e.g., Managing Behavior; Business Taxation; Consumer Goods Marketing; Omnichannel Business & Services Marketing; Financial Markets; Agile Business Model Development & Entrepreneurial Organizations; Structured Problem Solving; Negotiations for Managers and Entrepreneurs; Negotiation Strategies and Skills; Supply Chain Management Practice Project; International Accounting; The Finance Function: Theoretical Perspectives & Practical Insights; Sustainable Value Creation)
Free Electives
General Studies
Jan
Year 2
4. / 5. Semester
Vallendar or Exchange Semester Abroad
27 / 30 Credits
Data Analysis & Management
Concentrations (e.g., Managing Behavior; Business Taxation; Consumer Goods Marketing; Omnichannel Business & Services Marketing; Financial Markets; Agile Business Model Development & Entrepreneurial Organizations; Structured Problem Solving; Negotiations for Managers and Entrepreneurs; Negotiation Strategies and Skills; Supply Chain Management Practice Project; International Accounting; The Finance Function: Theoretical Perspectives & Practical Insights; Sustainable Value Creation)
Free Electives
General Studies
Sept
Year 3
6. Semester
Vallendar
30 Credits
Strategic Management
Ethics and Sustainability
Seminar
Free Electives
General Studies
Bachelor Thesis
Jan
Year 3
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3

Expand your knowledge of Business Law

In cooperation with the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, our Bachelor of Science students have the opportunity to complete additional courses in law and receive a Bucerius Law Certificate.

Course Guide – A helpful guide to all our courses

For more information about all of the courses included in our Bachelor in International Business Administration, please click below.

Click on any module to see which courses are part of the curriculum. And if you would like to know more about any of the courses, just click on its name.

The location of all lectures will be revealed after your course registration.

What our outstanding faculty leaders say

Professor Christian Hagist
Academic Director of the Bachelor Program, Chair of Economic and Social Policy
"With its broad curriculum and intercultural focus, WHU's Bachelor in International Business Administration prepares you perfectly for your future path, wherever it may lead you. Become part of the large WHU family and experience three unforgettable years at one of the best business schools in Europe."