BA in International Business and Social Sciences


Program Description

BA in International Business and Social Sciences

International interdependence of economics, as well as the interaction of regional economic systems, led to a strong increase of multinational operating companies and organizations. This development is considered in this course of study. The structure of the course follows a logical sequence of Economics, Politics, Law and Social Sciences in which partial disciplines are designed to be taught in particular in an international context. Here a special focus is on the interdisciplinary connection of Economics contents with social scientific aspects. This combination offers graduates the opportunity to not only analyze and assess scientific issues from an economical but also ethical, moral and social point of view. The course of study will be exclusively taught in English in order to meet the requirements of an international job market. Economic questions will be application-oriented assessed and explained and analyzed by looking at the economy as a whole. The additional application of experimental economic research makes the application-oriented analysis of real situations of decision-making under laboratory conditions possible and thus the development of the profound understanding of complex interactions in economics. The course of study has a strong interdisciplinary orientation in order to meet these qualification aims.

Graduates of the undergraduate degree programme possess sound knowledge of basic concepts and methods of economics and are conscious of the requirements of economically and socially responsible behavior. Therefore, they are ideally equipped for the requirements of the job market and/ or a postgraduate course.

Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

The Rhine Waal University has been in existence since the 1st May 2009, and is an innovative, interdisciplinary and highly modern international university, with Kleve as the main seat of learning and ... Read More

The Rhine Waal University has been in existence since the 1st May 2009, and is an innovative, interdisciplinary and highly modern international university, with Kleve as the main seat of learning and Kamp-Lintfort as a second location. In Kleve, until we can move to the new buildings being built at present alongside the Spoy Canal, you can study as an interim solution in our buildings in Landwehr Straße, or in Emmerich at the former Army Barracks. The Kamp-Lintfort location in Südstraße is also an interim solution, where courses are taking place until moving into their own new buildings in the centre of the city. From 2013, a total of 5000 students from Germany and abroad will be able to enjoy both academic sites whilst completing attractive courses in an open, friendly and personal atmosphere. Our teachers, professors and staff and the pleasant environment of our university also contribute significantly to making our students feel really at home. The subjects covered by our courses are scientific and application-oriented, of the highest standards and of high practical relevance, both in instruction and research. We offer degree programmes in natural, economic and engineering sciences, as well as subjects oriented toward the social and health sciences. On 21 September 2009 we commenced with the winter semester 2009 / 2010 offering our first three Bachelor degree programmes: BioScience and Health, B.Sc., Faculty of Life Sciences in Kleve International Business and Social Sciences, B.A., Faculty of Society and Economics in Kleve E-Government, B.Sc., Faculty of Communications and Environment in Kamp-Lintfort In the four Faculties – “Technology and Bionics” (Emmerich), “Life Sciences” (Kleve), “Society and Economics” and "Technology and Bionics" (Emmerich) and “Communications and Environment” in Kamp-Lintfort – a total of 16 courses have been available at Rhine Waal University since the winter semester 2010 / 2011, 70 percent of which are taught in English. And these numbers are growing each year. Read less