Bachelor - Full time

Management (B.A.)


Would you like to work all over the world? Do you want to feel confident on the international stage and be a global citizen? Many companies need experts who are comfortable working in English in multicultural teams and are familiar with the particularities of other countries and cultural groups.

Our Bachelor’s study program in International Business Management (B.A.) in Cologne will prepare you for a successful start to your career in a global world. All modules are taught in English to ensure that graduates are fully equipped to work for international companies based both in Germany and in other countries. In addition to the basic principles of business and economics, the program has a particular focus on intercultural management and digital transformation.

Students can specialize by choosing various majors and additional foreign languages.



of Arts


6 *


Semestergebuehr (Alternative)_1

180 * CP





Keyfacts & Costs

  • Abschluss Bachelor
  • Semester 6 *
  • ECTS-Points 180 *
  • Ort Cologne
  • Program Start Winter and summer semester
  • Language English
  • Study Form Full time
  • Application timeframe possible all year round
  • Tuition fee 895€ mon *
  • Accreditation This study program is recognized and accredited by the state.

* For further information please contact the study advice.

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The plan
IN International Business management

In today’s world, all business models and company structures are directly affected by internationalization and globalization. Our English-language Bachelor’s program in International Business Management (B.A.) addresses these changes and lays the foundations for a successful career in an international company.

Our Bachelor’s study program in International Business Management (B.A.) perfectly demonstrates the diversity of the business world. In the first three semesters, students focus on the basic principles of international business management. The content of the fourth and fifth semesters depends on the majors selected. The program concludes with a Bachelor’s thesis in the sixth semester.

Business Administration, Economics and Law

  • International Business, Bookkeeping
    and Cost Accounting
  • Financing and Investment Appraisal
  • Financial Accounting
  • Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
  • Contract Law and International Law
  • Mathematics and Statistics

Managing International Business

  • Modern Human Resource Management
  • Digital Transformation
  • Current Affairs in Global Business
  • International Business Ethics and
  • Management Game/Entrepreneurial
    Knowledge and Business Plan
  • Marketing, Social Media Marketing
    and E-Commerce

Skills, Practical Experience and Intercultural Competence

  • Business Negotiation and
    Intercultural Competence
  • Academic Writing, Self and Time
  • Rhetorical Skills: Discussion and
    Communication Leadership
  • Networking, Political Skills and
    Personal Branding
  • English or German: Theory and Practice
    and Mandarin for Beginners
  • Case Study and Internship

Selecting two specialist majors as part of your degree is the perfect way to start your career. To gain international experience, you will complete each of your majors on an integrated semester abroad in Shanghai, New York, or Sydney.

  • International Management (Shanghai): This major focuses on management roles and strategies within international companies and organizations. It also examines international business relations.
  • International Market, Consumer, and Media Psychology (Shanghai): This major introduces you to various market research approaches and methods. It also looks at consumer behavior and media usage from a psychological perspective.
  • International Marketing Management (New York): This major concentrates on strategic and applied marketing management. You will also learn to implement and analyze marketing strategies with an international focus.
  • International Finance and Accounting (New York): This major focuses on strategic, international accounting. You will also study global financial streams and the international finance sector.
  • International Human Resource Management (New York): From employer branding and recruitment to HR development – this major takes an intensive look at various areas and tasks within human resource management with a particular focus on international companies.
  • International Organizational Psychology and Consulting (Sydney): This major examines the field of occupational psychology and will teach you about various concepts and methods within consulting and coaching.

Centrally located in the MediaPark, our Cologne campus offers a cosmopolitan atmosphere where you’ll study alongside a large contingent of international students. You’ll also benefit from the extensive network of contacts that our professors and lecturers maintain within the regional and international business sector. This allows you to enjoy direct links with industry – through excursions and frequent guest lectures, for example – and to gain valuable insights into the day-to-day work of companies.

As a student at our Cologne campus, you can access a wide range of extracurricular activities, including regular guest lectures that offer direct insights into today’s world of work.

For our international students, we also provide a special mentoring program and a range of group activities to welcome you to Cologne and to provide you with the best possible support during your studies.

step by step –
from admission to graduation

Students interested in joining a Bachelor’s program at Hochschule Fresenius must be able to prove that they fulfil the following admission requirements:

General university entrance qualification (German “Abitur”):
Eligible to study at all higher education institutions and in all German federal states.


Advanced technical certificate (German “Fachhochschulreife” or Fachabitur”):
Eligible to study at a university of applied sciences or in a two-cycle study program at a university in the federal states identified in the certificate.


Subject-linked university entrance qualification (German “Fachgebundene Hochschulreife”):
Eligible to study the corresponding subject in the federal states identified in the certificate.


Master craftsman certificate (German “Meisterprüfung”/vocational qualification):
A master craftsman certificate or a vocational qualification in accordance with the act on access to higher education institutions in the state of Hessen or Baden-Württemberg (Hochschule Fresenius Heidelberg) for people with professional qualifications (either completion of professional advance training of at least 400 hours; a technical college, vocational, or administrative academy qualification; or successful completion of a state-recognized commercial apprenticeship with subsequent professional experience lasting at least two years as well as a special university admission assessment): Eligible to study at Hochschule Fresenius.

To study at Hochschule Fresenius in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Idstein, Cologne, Munich, or Wiesbaden, the subject-linked university entrance qualification or advanced technical certificate must entitle the applicant to study in the state of Hessen. To be admitted to a Bachelor’s program at Hochschule Fresenius in Heidelberg, the subject-linked university entrance qualification or advanced technical certificate must entitle the applicant to study in the state of Baden-Württemberg. If you are unsure as to whether your subject-linked university entrance qualification or advanced technical certificate entitles you to study at a university of applied sciences in Hessen or Baden-Württemberg, please provide us with a certified copy of your certificate so that we can check it.

In addition, each semester group is subject to internal limitations on numbers: A maximum of 25 students are admitted to each Bachelor’s study group on the International Business Management (B.A.) study program. We do not require specific average grades (numerus clausus) or particular advanced courses (Leistungskurse) for our Bachelor’s programs.

You can use the application forms to submit a non-binding application. Applications can be submitted all year round. After that you will receive an email with your individual login details.

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Submitting your application documents
You will find an upload section on the online application portal with the documents required for enrollment. The only thing needed by post is a certified copy of your university entrance qualification. All other documents required for enrollment can be submitted after the application procedure.

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Admission to study program
If you are accepted for the study program, our administration team will send you a study contract. Please sign the forms and return them within 14 days, since we cannot guarantee your university place beyond the 14-day limit.

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Once you have been admitted to your study program and have submitted all documents required for enrollment by the specified deadline, we look forward to welcoming you to your preferred campus during our enrollment days.

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Hochschule Fresenius is a privately run higher education institution whose programs are recognized but not funded by the state. Therefore, we must charge fees for our programs. You can finance your studies in various ways.

Questions? –
We have the answers

You have detailed questions about study program-specific content, would you like to find out about the different options for choosing your focus or the financing options? Our study advice team will be happy to arrange a personal consultation to discuss your questions in detail. Get to know us, we look forward to seeing you!

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Ready for the demands
of today and tomorrow

Graduates of the Bachelor’s study program in International Business Management (B.A.) at Hochschule Fresenius have a wide range of job prospects with global companies, both at home and abroad. Potential industries and roles include:

Studentin in der Straßenbahn.
  • Management consulting
  • Business development
  • Accounting
  • Financial auditing
  • Project management
  • HR management
  • Marketing
  • Market research

As a graduate, you will be able to fill positions with responsibility in these areas immediately after completing your studies. Especially the leadership of intercultural teams is a suitable field of work.

Junge Studentin steht am Ufer eines Flusses. Im Hintergrund eine Skyline.

Our Bachelor’s programme in International Business Management (B.A.) not only provides you with theoretical specialist knowledge, but is also based on practical experience. This is why you will be continuously introduced to everyday professional practice and will be able to gain initial experience, for example through project work in the Social Entrepreneurship and Digital Innovation modules. Case studies in the Strategic Financial Management and Financial Risk Management modules also allow you to put your know-how to practical use. Lecture-accompanying guest lectures and excursions round off the practical relevance of your studies.

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