Program structure

Studies take three and a half years to complete. In particular:

  • three years to earn the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from the Université de Haute Alsace – UHA
  • three and a half years to earn a degree from the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz Basel - FHNW  and the Duale Hochschule Baden- Württemberg (Cooperative State University of Baden Wuerrttemberg Loerrach)

After three and a half years students have earned three degrees. They have one study program and three degrees.

Studies are based on the cooperative system, i.e. semesters of theory (university) and practice (internships) alternate. Theoretical phases are completed at the partner universities in Loerrach, Colmar and Basel. The practical phases are carried out at cooperating partner companies from industry and government. These companies have a contract with their students during the entire duration of studies.

Students from Germany, France and Switzerland make up a “tri-national learning community” for the entire study time.

Lectures and exercises in small groups and individual support form a sound basis for academic success. Modern teaching and learning methods, including the use of multi-media material guarantee studies on a high level.

The first 6 semesters take place alternatively in Loerrach (2nd and 5th semesters; lectures in German and English), Colmar (1st and 4th semesters; lectures primarily in French) and Basel (3rd and 6th semesters; lectures in English). The 7th semester is a practical semester during which the Bachelor’s thesis is to be written. The languages used in courses and on exams throughout studies are German, French and English.

Graduation comprises written and oral exams, a License Thesis at the end of the third semester and a Bachelor’s Thesis at the end of the three-an-a-half-year studies.


Upon successful completion of studies students receive the following degrees:

Duration of StudiesDegreeGranting Institution
2 yearsDiplôme Universitaire de Technologie –Technique de CommercialisationUniversité de Haute Alsace
3 yearsLicence d´Economie-GestionUniversité de Haute Alsace
3 ½ yearsBachelor of Science in International Business ManagementFachhochschule Nordwestschweiz
3 ½ yearsBachelor of Arts in Business Administration: International Business ManagementDuale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (Cooperative State University of Baden Wuerttemberg)