School of Business and Economics

B.Sc. International Business Administration

The Program

The B.Sc. in International Business Administration offers you a degree in business administration with an international orientation. Students deal with internal processes, for example with the question of how to present information for an entire company or how to motivate employees. Graduates know how sales and supply markets are working and how companies calculate investments. The education ideally prepares students for a position in a company and allows interested students to continue their studies in a consecutive Master's degree program.



During the seven semesters, students collect 210 ECTS credits. Thus, 30 ECTS credits are earned per semester. These are to be acquired through four to five modules of 6 or 9 ECTS credits each.
The curriculum includes the following basics:

  • basics of Business Administration
  • basics of the economics
  • methodological basics in mathematics, statistics and law
  • two technical languages out of English, French, Italian, Spanish or one language out of Chinese or Japanese or Corean
  • key qualification

When choosing the languages, please note: When choosing English, language proficiency is assumed to be at approx. level B2 according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages. When choosing French, Italian or Spanish, language proficiency is assumed to be at approx. level B1 according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages. Stating in 2023/24 the aim until the end of the course is to complete level C1 in English and at least level B2 in French, Italian or Spanish. No previous knowledge is required when choosing an East Asian language.

Applicants must state their language choice at the time of application and take a language proficiency test before beginning their studies, provided they have previous knowledge of the selected languages.

3 attractive areas of advanced undergraduate studies in the third year

  • Banking & Finance
  • Financial Accounting and Business Taxation
  • Managerial Accounting & Organisation
  • Marketing
  • International Business (obligatory)
  • Data Science (new!)
  • Elective Studies

stay abroad

A one-semester stay abroad at one of Tübingen's numerous partner universities must be completed (usually in the fifth semester). Whether in Europe (e.g. Aix-en-Provence, Pavia, Uppsala, Budapest, Granada) or other parts of the world (USA, Canada, Australia, Latin America, China, South Africa), there are many possibilities. The semester abroad can be replaced by proof of an internship of at least three months abroad.


Program Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Martin Ruf


Deadlines and beginning

Application deadline: July 15

Program starts at the beginning of octobre.

Study fees

The program is free of tuition fees for all EU citizens.

International students and second-degree students plees see here


Graduates of our School have very good career perspectives. In addition to the excellent reputation of a Tübingen degree course, graduates in business administration also benefit from the increased practical relevance of the School of Business and Economics, the short study period and the international orientation (see CHE ranking).
In addition, graduates receive the Diploma Supplement, a document explaining the courses attended and successfully completed in an internationally understandable manner.

Companies and institutions appreciate the sound and transparent business science education in Tübingen.
Typical occupational fields for graduates are industrial and service companies, medium-sized companies, banks, public institutions, consulting firms, economic and political institutions. Graduates also have the option of becoming self-employed.

The B.Sc. in International Business Administration allows graduates to subsequently take up a consecutive, university master's degree. Anyone wishing to further deepen their knowledge in the field of business and economics can choose between different Master programmes in Tübingen.