International Business Studies FT
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Business studies specialization and region-specific events (1/2)

level of course unit

1. Study cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students:
• expand their economic skills and specialize in preparation for the desired profes-sional field.
• also develop their international and self-management skills during the two-semester stay abroad.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Completion of the courses of the first two semesters

course contents

A precise description of the specific teaching and learning content for the two semes-ters abroad cannot and should not be defined due to the large number of partner universities and the choices offered there within the field of economics, in order to guarantee students freedom of choice. The partner universities can be divided into three groups (industrial countries outside Europe, European countries and developing and emerging countries). In the following, an exemplary combination of courses including national credits is provided for a partner university (for further and updated information, please refer to the respective partner university's website)

University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
• Strategic Management, OBS314, Credits 16
• Labour Economics and International Economics, EKN314, Credits 16
• Training and Development, TRG314, Credits 16
• Development, Underdevelopment and Poverty, SOS312, Credits 8
• Advanced Marketing Management, OBS324, Credits 16
• Financial Management, OBS364, Credits 16
• Development Economics and Public Finance, EKN324, Credits 16
• Governance and Political Transformation in Africa, PTW242, Credits 8

recommended or required reading

Is specified by the respective partner universities

assessment methods and criteria

Is specified by the respective partner universities

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Is specified by the respective partner universities

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)