Reutlingen University provides basic and advanced business knowledge, understanding and methodologies with an international focus in the fields of management, marketing, accounting, controlling, finance, human resource management and economics, along with quantitative methods (business mathematics and statistics), information systems and law.

Communication skills training includes two foreign languages, intercultural competence, public speaking and presentation techniques. Leadership skills and students’ interpersonal skills are developed in curricular and extracurricular activities, as well as in team projects.
The balance between theory and practice is ensured by two internships (preferably international), business projects, extensive research, and the business and leadership background of the professors.

Last but not least, maintaining an international atmosphere is a key priority, which is ensured by the university’s international student body: 50% of all students come from abroad. Professors and lecturers have an international business and personal background.
Guest lecturers from abroad are frequently invited.


This is an undergraduate (Bachelor) course and the degree conferred at completion of studies is Bachelor of Science in International Business (B.Sc).

Admission semester is both in the summer and winter semester.

  • Middle of September (winter semester)
  • Beginning of March for freshmen (summer semester)

The total duration of the study programme depends on the degree chosen:

  • Seven semesters (three and a half years) for BSc,
  • Eight semesters (four years) for BSc plus MBA/Master’s

Application deadline for the next Winter intake is: 15 April for international applicants, and 1 June for applicants with a German university entrance qualification.
Summer intake deadline: 15 October for all applicants

The language of instruction is English. English language courses are mandatory for all students. The second mandatory language for international students is German; for German students, it is French, Spanish, or Chinese. An intensive course on German language and culture is offered for international students at the beginning of September before the start of the first semester.

Course Details

First to third semester: foundation courses – introduction to business, business communication, business methods and law, marketing, finance, and human resource management
Fourth semester: internship semester – business practice module (internship and practical business studies)
Fifth semester: semester with majors – advanced business studies with specialisation possibility in marketing and strategy, human resource management and organisation or finance and accounting
Sixth semester: international semester at one of more than 40 partner universities
Seventh semester: practical thesis semester (internship and seminar in intercultural strategies, Bachelor’s thesis)

Students can also choose the “Fast Track” option:
During the fifth semester students can decide to combine the BSc degree with a Master’s degree. In this case the educational organisation changes:
BSc degree from Reutlingen University and MBA/Master’s from a partner university:
Sixth semester: practical thesis semester (internship and seminar in intercultural strategies, Bachelor’s thesis in cooperation with the internship company)
Seventh to eighth semester: graduate business studies at one of the international graduate partner universities
Students can thereby obtain a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in only eight semesters.


The sixth semester is spent at one of more than 40 partner universities worldwide. In the Fast Track Master’s option, our ten partners for the additional MBA/Master’s degree are all leading, AACSB-accredited (or equivalent) Business/MBA schools located in the USA, Mexico, Australia, China (Hong Kong), and the United Kingdom.

Two internships, preferably international, are part of the curriculum during the fourth, sixth or seventh semester. These internships prepare students for the Bachelor’s thesis and the international study semesters at the partner universities.


The total credits for this course is 210 ECTS

Costs and Funding

There are no tuition fees at Reutlingen University for this master course. However, you’ll be required to pay a small enrolment fee of about 146 EUR per semester.


To meet your living costs, it is recommended that students budget around 600 – 700 EUR per month to meet personal expenses such as accommodation, living costs, health insurance, etc. However, you might need less or more depending on your lifestyle.


Job opportunities

Jobs can be found easily in the booming economic environment of the school, which is located in the wealthy federal state of Baden-Württemberg. Also, our students find employment (for internships) all over Germany and abroad.


Language requirements: Proof of fluent English language skills (e.g. TOEFL, Cambridge Certificate, IELTS or extended stay in an English-speaking country)


Academic requirements: University entrance qualification equivalent to German school-leaving certificate “Allgemeine Hochschulreife” (Abitur)
Excellent command of English

Admissions are currently available to study International Business at Reutlingen University.

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