Furtwangen University

International Business Management (IΒΜ)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)
Subjects: Business Administration, International Business, Management & Consulting, Business Strategy
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jun/15 Jul
Application Deadlines
3.5 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Free / € 1500
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Your university entrance qualification from your country must first be validated by the Centre for International Students in Constance before you can complete the online applicatiοn.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

min 79
min 6
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min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: Grade B or higher.
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: Grade A.
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven with the German Abitur grade in English (grade 2,0 or 10 points or higher), or by the English grade from a secondary school in the European Union, or by the GCSE in English (grade B or higher), or by the International GCSE in English as a second language (grade B or higher). Citizens of one of these countries do not have to submit proof of English language proficiency: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, The United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:


Application Documents

Documents to be submitted with the application form:

  1. University entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung – HZB): The HZB is, for example, an Abitur or Fachhochschulreife, A-levels, Baccalaureat, a high school leaving certificate or equivalent. A photocopy of your HZB certified by a German government office must be submitted with your application.
  2. English language qualification (photocopy certified by a German government office) All applicants must submit evidence of their English language qualifications. This is a requirement because there are several non-native varieties of English spoken throughout the world. See the language requirements for more information.
  3. CV/Resume: a word-processed CV/resume must be enclosed with 1 passport-sized photograph.

Additional documents if applicable:

  • Documents for the selection process: proof of:
    • vocational education, practical experience,
    • extracurricular activities,
    • experience abroad (min. 3 months).
  • University transcripts: If you have already studied at a university please send officially certified copies of your university transcripts too. Depending on the country you are from and on the education, you already have you might have to prove one or two years of study experience at a university.
  • University entrance examination, SAT, ACT, AP.

Additional information for:

  • German applicants: Please note that if you are planning to choose French or Spanish as your second foreign language option, at least 4-5 years of language courses in this language or equivalent knowledge of the language is recommended. No previous knowledge is required for studying Chinese.
  • Foreign nationals with a German university entrance qualification (e.g. Fachhochschulreife, Abitur): The application deadline and the requirements for studying French, Spanish or Chinese are the same as those that apply to German candidates.
  • EU applicants (Germans excepted): Applicants from other EU countries must have their academic qualifications evaluated and certified by the appropriate evaluation agency, the “Center for International Students – Studienkolleg Konstanz”, located at the University of Applied Sciences in Konstanz. Only after recognition of your university entrance qualification, you can apply at Furtwangen University until July 15th.
    Contact: HTWG Konstanz, Studienkolleg, Alfred-Wachtel-Straße 8, 78462 Konstanz
    The application deadline at the Studienkolleg Konstanz is on May 1st. If you send your documents later there is the possibility that the evaluation cannot be done on time to match this program application deadline.
  • Non-European applicants: Please apply directly at the Hochschule Furtwangen before April 15th. The university will forward all applicants’ certificates to the Studienkolleg for evaluation.
  • Chinese, Vietnamese and Mongolian applicants must apply first to the APS in the German Consulates in their home countries. Please ensure that the process with the Akademische Prüfstelle (APS) is completed before applying to the HFU and that the APS document is submitted with your application, otherwise, the application will not be valid.

Submission of the application: Please send the completed application and accompanying documents to:

Hochschule Furtwangen
Robert-Gerwig-Platz 1
78120 Furtwangen

There are additional requirements depending on your nationality. Please, check the program website for further informatiοn.


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Further Information

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Course Website