Attention: You need a German proficiency level of C1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in order to follow the study program!
Welcome to the homepage of our study program International Business Studies (IBS) at Paderborn University!
Nowadays, companies and organizations employ people, who possess both a sound education in business administration and economics, as well as profound language skills and an understanding of different cultures. This combination of skills has been provided by the study programs of IBS since 1991.
Approximately 2/3 of the bachelor degree in IBS focus on economics, in particular business administration. 1/3 is, therefore, dedicated to languages. Besides English, students can also concentrate on French or Spanish. These courses not only emphasize language skills, but also provide knowledge concerning the economic institutions across countries. Furthermore, the social competencies of our students are trained.
Moreover, it is not just our course content which focuses on attaining international knowledge. We also welcome and encourage students to integrate a semester abroad, at one of our many partner universities, into their study plan.
Performance reviews are carried out during each semester allowing students to receive constant feedback regarding their performance level. Assessment can comprise of written and oral exams, term papers, seminars, exercise sheets or project work.
IBS is a complete university degree consisting of two levels. With a standard study period of six semesters, the “Bachelor of Science in International Business Studies” qualifies students professionally. Students eager to gain further qualifications can deepen their knowledge through the completion of a four-semester master’s degree. We hope, our study program has sparked your interest and we are looking forward to welcoming you here at Paderborn University.
Your program coordinator
Prof. Dr. Martin Schneider