International Business (in English) is a dual degree program alternating every three months between study and work. Students study twelve weeks on the campus of the Cooperative State University Loerrach and work fourteen weeks in their partner company. Below you can find the International Business degree program ordered by content.

Modules Taught Each Year

Year 1 - Semesters 1 and 2


  • Basics of Information Management and Information Systems 
  • Basics of International Business
  • Civil Law I
  • Civil Law II
  • Drivers of Global Business
  • Elements of Operations and Logistics
  • Information Management in International Business
  • International Locations
  • International Operations and Logistics
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Research and Scientific Enquiry
  • Language I (a) - English, French or Spanish

  • Language I (b) - English, French or Spanish
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Mathematics for Economists
  • Microeconomics
  • Principles of Business Administration
  • Principles of Financial Accounting I
  • Principles of Financial Accounting II
  • Principles of Intercultural Management
  • Production of Goods and Services
  • Statistics for Economists

The language course chosen in your first semester will be taught throughout the three years. 

Year 2 - Semesters 3 and 4


  • Business Law
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Finance and Investment
  • Finance and Managerial Accounting/Controlling
  • Financial Statements and Analysis
  • Human Resource Management and Organization
  • Human Resources Management
  • Intercultural learning and Intercultural Competence
  • International Finance and Accounting
  • International Marketing
  • Labor Law

  • Language I (c) - English, French or Spanish
  • Language II (a) - English, French or Spanish
  • Macroeconomics
  • Money and Banking
  • Organizational Structure
  • Presentation Skills
  • Project Management
  • Scientific Theory and Methods of Empirical Social Research
  • Special Topics Course
  • Working and Managing across Cultures

Year 3 - Semesters 5 and 6


  • Bachelor Thesis
  • Bachelor Thesis Seminar
  • Business Simulation
  • Case Studies in International Business I
  • Case Studies in International Business II
  • Corporate Management
  • Economic Policy I
  • Economic Policy II

  • Language II (b) - English, French or Spanish
  • Language II (c) - English, French or Spanish
  • Leadership
  • Selected Management Topics
  • Special Topics Course
  • Specialization I
  • Specialization II 

Elective Modules for Year 3*:

  • International Controlling & Financial Accounting
  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Marketing

  • Managing Innovation
  • International Operations Management & Logistics

*Each year a different selection from this list will be offered to students.

Here you can find the degree program ordered by semester with attendance hours and ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).

Here you can find detailed descriptions about each module.