B.A. International Business – Human Resources Management & Psychology
Study programme of Hochschule Fresenius
The internationalisation and digitalisation of business life is causing markets to grow together globally. Against this backdrop, companies are looking for young professionals with a business education who can operate confidently in an international environment. In the bilingual Bachelor's programme International Business (B.A.) in Heidelberg, you will acquire basic business knowledge, management skills, and specific competences in a special subject area. In addition to the focus on Human Resources Management & Psychology, specialisation is possible in the areas of Event Management, International Management, Sustainable Management, and Tourism Management.
You can study the programme B.A. International Business – Human Resources Management & Psychology at the following locations:
All campuses Tuition fees: 27,000 EUR (4,500 EUR/semesters)
The bilingual Bachelor's programme International Business (B.A.) – Human Resources Management & Psychology combines a sound business education with up to three foreign languages and comprehensive knowledge of your major. Your major in Human Resources Management & Psychology takes up about one third of your study time. You will first receive a sound introduction to psychology and then deal with industrial and organisational psychology. Building on this knowledge, you will deal with the legal foundations of personnel work, clarify important personnel issues in work organisations, and acquire important knowledge in personnel marketing and recruiting as well as in digital personnel management.
Close to everyday working life: The bilingual Bachelor's programme prepares you early on for your future professional field. Our lecturers are experienced in the field and provide a current and concrete reference to practice in their courses. We also offer regular business excursions. You gain practical experience through
– An empirical research project (in the third semester);
– A practical project in which you work with a company on a current task (in the fifth semester);
– The development of a start-up idea to the point of a business plan; and
– an optional internship semester (possibly abroad).
Why enrolling in this programme?
Another focus is on your communication skills. In addition to English as a compulsory foreign language, you can take up to two other languages. This means you are optimally trained for a successful career in international business.
Communication for business: If you want to be successful in international business, you have to communicate confidently with customers, business partners, and colleagues from other countries—most definitely in English, ideally in other languages. English is therefore a compulsory foreign language in the bilingual Bachelor's programme International Business (B.A.) at the Hochschule Fresenius. Optionally, you can take Spanish as a second language and French, Chinese, or Arabic as a third language.
Study individually: In the fifth semester, the focus is on your individual interests and career aspirations: you take an elective specialisation. Do you want to specialise in Human Resources Management & Psychology? Or are you interested in exploring content from other study disciplines? There are around twenty compulsory elective modules to choose from.
Accreditations & awards
All study programmes at the Hochschule Fresenius Heidelberg are accredited before they start for the first time and then regularly checked for conformity with the regulations. This ensures that they meet the quality standards of the Accreditation Council Foundation. The accreditation system in Germany provides for higher education institutions to have either individual study programmes (so-called programme accreditation) or the internal quality assurance system of the higher education institution (so-called system accreditation) accredited. The FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) accreditation of the study programmes of the Hochschule Fresenius Heidelberg guarantees the equivalence of corresponding study and examination achievements as well as degrees and enables student mobility within the scope of German law and the Lisbon Convention. Studying at the Hochschule Fresenius Heidelberg guarantees you a degree that meets all the requirements of the German accreditation system and the quality standards in the European Higher Education Area.
Note: If you do not meet the requirements, you might still be considered for admission.
The following documents are required for an application as a German student:
Final school certificate
The following documents are required for an application as an international student:
Final school certificate
Good to know
Best career prospects: Basic management skills, foreign languages, and specialisation—these are the best prerequisites for exciting tasks and responsible positions in the international business environment. With a successful Bachelor's degree in International Business (B.A.), you will have the best possible opportunities to start a career in human resources management and marketing in international companies, for example
– In exhibition centres;
– With tour operators;
– With airlines;
– In maritime tourism;
– festival, sports, or cultural event organisers.
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