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Study Programmes Bachelor B.A. International Business Administration
International Business Administration


International Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts

Smart Business: for the successful strategists and doers of tomorrow

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Gloria Thiller

Permanent change, increasing competition, digitalization and globalisation: the challenges for companies are immense. What will tomorrow’s world look like, which trends will develop and how should we react to them? At SRH Hochschule Berlin, you identify sustainable opportunities and develop innovative solutions for smart management with foresight.

Apart from receiving a thorough management education, students will develop the skills they need to work successfully with others, no matter from which culture, and will also understand the social and environmental responsibilities of organisations in the global economy.

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  • Overview
All facts at a glance
Degree Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
Credit Points

180 or 210 Credits

Duration of Study

6 or 7 semesters

Start Date

Summer Semester (April) and Winter Semester (October)

Study Type Full Time
Admission Requirements

General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or university of applied sciences entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife); personal interview; and proof of English language proficiency.

Languages English
  • Fast Track (3 years): Internship in the final semester (14 weeks)
  • International Experience Track (3.5 Jahre years): internship abroad or study abroad (6 months) + internship in the final semester (14 weeks)
Customize Your Studies

Choose extracurricular modules at the other Berlin SRH universities and at the Dresden Campus

Learn the principles of management and acquire the skills that employers are looking for. During different projects, we will give you the opportunity to foster your social, intercultural and personal competences.

Most modules take place in the form of 5-week blocks, which allows you to completely immerse yourself in the subject and acquire competences that are highly relevant for business. At the same time, links to other areas of management are made so that you learn about the interdependencies between the different areas of business activity.

Knowledge, method, practice and personality
Professional, social, methodological and practical skills: thanks to the newly developed curriculum, our study programme provides you with comprehensive qualifications. The international profile of our university and the cultural mix of our student body offer you the ideal conditions to thrive in a multicultural world.

Apart from choosing the general track, you also have the opportunity to set a Finance focus during your studies.

Module overview:

1. Semester | Introduction to Business2. Semester | Doing Business in the Digital World3. Semester | People, Processes and Money4. Semester | The Dynamic World of Business and Innovation5. Semester | Leading and Managing Businesses6. Semester | Qualified for the Business World
Principals of ManagementMarketing ManagementOrganisational Behaviour and Human Resource ManagementBusiness Simulation & Dynamics in Business and Society Strategy and LeadershipInternship (time flexibility)
Financial AccountingInternal AccountingFinance and Investment ManagementKnowledge and Innovation ManagementManagement AccountingAcademic Methods
Principles of EconomicsDigital Business: Applied Information SystemsService and Quality ManagementBusiness PlanStudy ProjectBachelor Thesis
Economics in Depth: Current Business Questions OR Economics and FinanceDigital Business in Depth: Website Creation Project OR Behavioural Finance and EconomicsService and Quality Management in Depth: Process Analyses OR Risk ManagementLab Project OR International Finance ManagementQuantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
Applied Business MathematicsStatistics IStatistics IIBusiness LawCareer Coaching
Languages ILanguages IILanguages IIISocial Competence

Versatile, international, innovative: Our International Business Administration degree opens up many interesting possibilities. You are equipped with the necessary skills to face the business challenges of the 21st century. You are able to understand the complexity of economic activities and relations in an international context. Graduates start their careers in large corporations, in small- and medium-sized enterprises or in start-ups.

Start your career just after completing your degree
Our students get to work on projects with other students from aroung the globe. They solve complex issues, develop sustainable strategies and learn about their own strenghts. During their studies they are able to strenghten their communication, team-work, intercultural and leadership skills - skills that are needed in the job market.

Thus, upon graduation students are able to start a career in multinational enterprises, consulting firms or public institutions.

Areas of work:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Business Consulting
  • Banking and Finance sector

Pursue a Master’s degree
The Bachelor of Arts in International Business Administration provides you with the ideal background to continue your studies in a Master's programme. In the English-speaking Master programmes at SRH, Entrepreneurship and International Management, you have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and acquire the necessary qualifications for a leadership position, an academic career or a PhD.

Get your career started at SRH Hochschule Berlin and apply for our International Business Administration programme. Here you will find information about admission requirements and your next steps for beginning your studies at SRH.

You can start your studies at SRH Hochschule Berlin in the winter or summer semesters. We accept applicatons on a rolling basis so just apply online now. We will carefully review your application and invite you to our interview if your qualifications meet our Bachelor's study criteria. Applying is free of charge.

Admission requirements
Admission requirements vary according to the educational background and citizenship of all applicants. Our admission requirements are in accordance with German legal stipulations. 

The basic requirements are:

  • General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or university of applied sciences entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife)
  • personal/telephone interview 
  • Proof of English language proficiency

All applications are examined individually to determine if they meet the admission requirements.

Proof of language skills
The following English proficiency tests are accepted:

  • TOEFL 87 ibt
  • TOEIC Listening/Reading 785, Speaking 160, Writing 150
  • IELTS (academic) 6.5
  • CAE (grades A, B, or C)
  • CPE (grades A, B or C)
  • Pearson English Test Academic (PTE-A): 59 Points
  • B2 First: 173

We are currently also accepting the following tests in times of Covid-19:

Applicants with professional training
Each applicant who completed professional training and has several years of work experience must pass an eligibility test to be admitted to university.

Studying at SRH Hochschule Berlin is worth the investment. You will benefit from high-quality education that will prepare you for the challenges of your dream job.

A degree from SRH Hochschule Berlin facilitates entry into the job market. Excellent study conditions and comprehensive services help you to focus on your studies.

Tuition fees | Fast Track (6 semesters)

EU/EEA (incl. Albania, North Macedonia, Switzerland)€750 / month
Non-EU/Non-EEA€5100 / semester

Tuition Fees | International Experience Track (7 semesters)

EU/EEA (incl. Albania, North Macedonia, Switzerland)€590 / month
Non-EU/Non-EEA€4500 / semester

Please note: The monthly/semester tuition fees remain the same for the entire duration of the study programme.

An additional enrolment fee of €500 (EU/EEA students) / €900 (Non-EU/EEA students) is to be paid once at the start of the programme.

Funding and Scholarships
Information on financing options & scholarships can be found here.

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Study Advisor

Dipl.-Üb. Gloria Thiller

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Programme Director

Prof. Dr. Henning Kreis


Study programme director International Business Administration, Business Psychology - Marketing
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What motivated you to study at SRH Hochschule Berlin?

I reached a critical point in my career where it was impossible to be promoted any further or to pursue senior leadership roles without having a formal business education. So I made a personal goal to take a break from my work in order to add a noteworthy business degree to my resume. I first considered the price and realised that university tuition in Germany is a fraction of the cost of what it is in the United States, so I started searching for Business Administration programs in Germany. I was specifically looking for a competitive, international business curriculum, in a practical teaching environment, instructed in English, and I found it at SRH Berlin. After visiting the campus and meeting the faculty, I knew that I was in the right place.

What do you enjoy about your studies/your university the most?

The small class sizes make it easy for me to ask the lecturer detailed questions in order to make sure that I completely understand each objective. Additionally, students here are from all over the world, they offer sharp, creative input, and analysis from their own unique experiences; so our in class discussions are often fascinating. For an added bonus, I’m building great friendships with incredibly talented classmates from around the world.

How will your degree from SRH help you reach your professional goals?

I started working on my professional goals long before my first day of school at SRH Berlin. With a general understanding of the direction I’m headed in, I shared these goals with my lecturers and the university's Career Services Department. In response, both the university and my teachers began to offer me relevant case studies to industry specific challenges, and critical one on one feedback to help me develop the specific skills I need to pursue my professional goals.