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Prof. Dr. Markus Thomas Münter Wirtschaftswissenschaften


t +49 (0)681 58 67 - 565


htw saar
Waldhausweg 14
66123 Saarbrücken
Room A-1-14

Why study International Business (Bachelor of Arts) at htw saar?

  • High-class teaching: all professors have a true management/business background and a strong research track record. Hands-on lectures (everything in English) centre around the most important business topics – digitalization, entrepreneurship and sustainability.
  • Global and local partnerships: more than 20 partner universities across the globe. On top of that, htw saar is embedded in a strong international corporate and industry network. Or stay local: simply join of the vibrant htw saar start-ups on campus.
  • A truly international experience: approx. 30% foreign students on campus, strong community and networking, and endless options for international placements and internships.
  • Jump-start your career: approx. 80% continue into one of our Master programmes. Typical career paths start in international consulting and advisory, tech, start-up or finance.

Our international programme with lots of partner universities will bring your intercultural management and leadership skills to a new level. At our home base, the Campus Rotenbühl at the heart of Saarbrücken, our students work on management case studies, data-driven business models, or create their own digital start-up. And, of course: we boost your economics and management skills in our Micro- and Macroeconomics classes, in various Marketing, Data Science and Finance modules, or in workshops on sustainability or diversity.

Core business modules and options for specialization

Your first three semesters focus on analytical skills and decision-making, as well as working on cross-functional projects to develop leadership skills in cross-cultural settings. In the fourth semester, you specialize in one of the following areas:

  • International Accounting & Reporting,
  • International Marketing, or
  • International Logistics.

You acquire outstanding and specialized knowledge, but also extend your practical skills in your area of choice while working in cross-functional teams on projects with international firms and institutions.

Study Abroad and Double Degree programmes

Your study abroad experience begins in the fifth semester at one of our more than 20 partner universities. You will be immersed in a different cultural environment of your choice – we have placements all over Europe and in the US, Mexico, China, Japan, and New Zealand. Back at htw saar for your final semester, you can tailor your electives and choose a topic for your bachelor thesis in your most preferred area of interests.

Students with a high GPA can also apply for a double degree programme with our partner universities in the US, in Finland or France. Non-German native speakers can spend a semester at the htw Business School in the German programme.


This International Business programme is taught entirely in English – you should be fluent in English as well. Courses in Academic Communication & Presentation and Academic Reading & Writing will improve your academic language skills in English.

If you are interested in languages, you have the opportunity to improve your language skills in optional French, Spanish, or German classes.

Support for international students

We urge international students to apply for the International Business programme at htw saar. A range of support options are available to you:

  • individual advice during your application process (,
  • welcome week,
  • mentoring programme for first year students,
  • student tutors,
  • German language classes free of charge,
  • housing support,
  • social programme including excursions, as well as leisure and cultural activities.

Costs and funding

There are no tuition fees per semester, but an enrollment fee of approx. EUR 279 per semester which entitles students to use public transport all over the Saarland.

Requirements, registration and application

Academic admission requirements: University entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung, HZB) for German universities and German universities of applied sciences.

Language requirements: English Level B2, German Level B1

Application deadline: July 15, 2022

Questions regarding applications process and admission requirements?

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Program International Business
Degree Bachelor of Arts
Program duration 6 semester
Study abroad 1 semester or double-degree
Beginning Winter semester
Tuition fees none
School htw saar Business School
Accreditation Accreditated by FIBAA
Admission requirements University entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung, HZB) for
German universities or German universities of applied sciences

Englisch B2 (Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen)

Deutsch B1 (Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen
Semester contribution EUR 320,50 per semester

More information about our partner universities



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