2019 / 20
2019 / 20
Business Administration, Department
Fakultät für International Business (IB)
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Special features regarding teachingStudents can generally choose to take their courses in English or German. The acquisition of a second foreign language is compulsory. Almost all lecturers are native speakers. Teaching is cross-cultural, with the focus being on Spanish, Arab and East-European regions. Business Administration is focused on tourism, hospitality, gastronomy and wine management, and is characterised by its high level of practical relevance.
Special features regarding the international orientationAll five Bachelor's programmes have an international orientation. Students can generally choose to take their electives in English or German. There are regular excursions to target regions as part of the courses. An international programme accreditation is sought. The international orientation is reflected also in the large number of incoming and outgoing students.
Common partner universities for exchangeVAASAN Ammatikorkeakoulou, Finland; University of Manitobe, Canada; NHTV Breda, Netherlands; Universidad Valencia , Spain; Université Savoie Mont-Blanc, France; Catholic University Uruguay, Uruguay; University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, USA; Manchester Metropolian University, England; St. Peterburg Univerität, Russia; Misr International University, Egypt
Special features regarding the equipmentEquipment is modern and at the highest technical level. We move into a new campus at the start of the semester. The university has a wide range of licences for e-books, thus ensuring the availability of textbooks for all students.
Special features regarding research and developmentNumerous colleagues participate in the university's research clusters and are also engaged in individual research, in some cases at the highest international level. In summer 2012, the Heilbronn Institute for Applied Market Research was founded. It pursues quantitative, qualitative and experimental market research in the four competence areas of social and opinion research, product optimisation, stakeholder management and market-oriented research. It also conducts research on new approaches and methods and supports companies with individual issues. 3 cooperative doctorates in the period 2013-2015.
Support for foundersSupport and mentoring in the development of business plans for student start-ups; Support in the organisation of speed-dating events for start-ups with potential investors; Entrepreneurship is enshrined in several courses; Students prepare business plans and present them before company representatives.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsStudents with disabilities can always count on support. At the International Business department, there is a representative for students with disabilities or chronic illness.
Characteristics of diversity advancementDifferent knowledge and performance levels among students (particularly those with a migration background or from abroad) are compensated through specific promotional measures, such as the "Smile" programme (Individual Learning model), in order to raise the number of highly qualified graduates. Through its cooperation with the Kiron University in Berlin, the department makes an active contribution to finding solutions in the refugee crisis and/or integration of people with a migration background.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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