At a Glance

  • Degree awarded: Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
  • Duration: 6 semesters (3 years)
  • Start of course: winter semester (October)
  • Number of student places: 69
  • Language: English (no German required)
  • Study abroad: possible
  • Admission restrictions: yes

Major/Main Subject

How can or­ga­ni­sa­ti­ons suc­cess­ful­ly hand­le the pro­blems that ari­se when they ope­ra­te in an in­ter­na­tio­nal en­vi­ron­ment? How can they crea­te pu­blic va­lue? Which ma­na­ge­ri­al and en­tre­pre­neu­ri­al skills sup­port a sustainable de­ve­lop­ment at the na­tio­nal and in­ter­na­tio­nal le­vels? What are the dif­fe­ren­ces bet­ween suc­cess­ful and less suc­cess­ful start-ups? The­se are some of the is­su­es that the Ba­che­lor pro­gram­me In­ter­na­tio­nal Busi­ness Ad­mi­nis­tra­ti­on & En­tre­pre­neurship (IBAE) will teach you to hand­le.

Bachelor International Business Administration & Entrepreneurship

The Eng­lish-lan­gua­ge Ba­che­lor pro­gram­me In­ter­na­tio­nal Busi­ness Ad­mi­nis­tra­ti­on & En­tre­pre­neurship teaches you how to ma­na­ge or­ga­ni­sa­ti­ons and make so­lid busi­ness de­ci­si­ons in a glo­bal con­text. You also learn how to tack­le the chal­len­ges of en­tre­pre­neurship in an in­ter­na­tio­nal en­vi­ron­ment.

Studying International Business Administration & Entrepreneurship

In the Ba­che­lor pro­gram­me IBAE, you ac­qui­re the core ma­na­ge­ri­al and en­tre­pre­neu­ri­al skills for working in a ra­pidly chan­ging and com­plex glo­bal en­vi­ron­ment. The pro­gram­me pre­pa­res you for jobs in the va­rious sub-fiel­ds of busi­ness ad­mi­nis­tra­ti­on, in par­ti­cu­lar wi­t­hin com­pa­nies with an in­ter­na­tio­nal pro­fi­le.

The pro­gram­me puts a spe­cial em­pha­sis on a ma­na­ge­ri­al and en­tre­pre­neu­ri­al ori­en­ta­ti­on from an in­ter­na­tio­nal per­spec­tive. The theo­ry and prac­tice of en­tre­pre­neurship will be one of the main fo­cus points throughout the pro­gram­me.

You will gain know­ledge about va­rious busi­ness pro­ces­ses and ma­na­ge­ri­al func­tions, such as ac­coun­ting, fi­nan­ce, mar­ke­ting, and or­ga­ni­sa­tio­nal be­ha­viour. How the glo­bal busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment af­fects ma­na­ge­ri­al and en­tre­pre­neu­ri­al prac­tice will be ano­ther fo­cus point.

For ex­amp­le, you will learn how tech­no­lo­gi­cal shifts such as di­gi­ti­sa­ti­on trans­form or­ga­ni­sa­ti­ons and crea­te new busi­ness op­por­tu­nities, how com­pa­nies can hand­le so­ci­al and ethi­cal chal­len­ges, and how laws and re­gu­la­ti­ons af­fect busi­nes­ses. You will also be­co­me com­pe­tent in using qua­li­ta­ti­ve and quan­ti­ta­ti­ve me­thods to con­duct sound ana­ly­ses that can in­form ma­na­ge­ri­al de­ci­si­on-ma­king.

Management as a Liberal Art

Com­bi­ning all the­se un­der­stan­dings con­sti­tu­tes a ho­lis­tic ap­proach to busi­ness edu­ca­ti­on that fol­lows the ide­al of “Ma­nage­ment as a Li­be­ral Art.” The IBAE pro­gram­me pre­pa­res you for po­si­ti­ons in or­ga­ni­sa­ti­ons with an in­ter­na­tio­nal pro­fi­le and for pur­suing en­tre­pre­neu­ri­al ac­tivi­ties in a re­s­pon­si­ble man­ner.

De­ve­lo­ping a broad un­der­stan­ding of busi­ness, buil­ding en­tre­pre­neu­ri­al skills, and re­flec­ting on re­s­pon­si­bi­li­ty and ac­coun­ta­bi­li­ty are core com­pe­ten­cies to take on the chal­len­ges of the 21st cen­tu­ry.

A Vibrant Community

The small co­hort size al­lows vi­vid in­ter­ac­tion with fel­low stu­dents and lec­tu­rers. By ex­plo­ring in­te­res­ting and re­le­vant to­pics to­ge­ther, you ac­qui­re re­le­vant know­ledge and learn how to cri­ti­cal­ly ques­ti­on es­ta­blis­hed un­der­stan­dings. The­r­e­by you also learn to work in dif­fe­rent con­texts and to deal with chan­ge.

We wel­co­me stu­dents who:

  • are engaged, curious, and strive to understand the world in an analytical, systematic, and critical-reflective way
  • approach their individual study and career development in an independent, proactive, and entrepreneurial way
  • think beyond the pure profit orientation of business and demonstrate a genuine interest in how business can contribute to society

Your Choice

You are WRONG at the IBAE pro­gram­me if you ex­pect:

  • A standard/conventional business administration (BWL) degree
  • A clear-cut disciplinary orientation without insights from neighboring academic disciplines (e.g., sociology, political science, psychology, philosophy, etc.)
  • A long-established and set-in-stone study program
  • A hands-on, primarily practice-oriented business degree without theoretical reflection and without a scientific-methodological orientation
  • Being trained in a specialist rather than a generalist profile

You are RIGHT at the IBAE pro­gram­me if you ex­pect:

  • A critical-reflective look at international business, management, and entrepreneurship – one which rethinks the value creation of business in a broader sense (i.e., beyond mere profit-maximization)
  • A clear theoretical and methodological orientation – but without losing sight of the practical challenges of business, international business, management, and entrepreneurship
  • A clear international research orientation
  • An interdisciplinary orientation – especially through the liberal arts education in the Leuphana Semester, the Complementary Studies, and the choice of a minor from a neighboring discipline
  • Academic education in a generalist rather than a specialist profile (in the same context, note that many leadership positions require generalist and analytical skills rather than subject-specific expertise)

Application and Admission

Ap­p­li­cants for the Ba­che­lor pro­gram­me In­ter­na­tio­nal Busi­ness Ad­mi­nis­tra­ti­on & En­tre­pre­neurship have to pro­ve their pro­fi­ci­en­cy in Eng­lish un­less they are na­ti­ve spea­kers of Eng­lish. A pro­of of Ger­man lan­gua­ge skills is not ne­cessa­ry.

We are hap­py to wel­co­me stu­dents from all over the world to Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty of Lüne­burg. Stu­dents who wish to com­ple­te a Ba­che­lor’s de­gree at Leu­pha­na Col­le­ge, but who do not have a Ger­man uni­ver­si­ty entran­ce cer­ti­fi­ca­te, must ap­p­ly through the Ap­p­li­ca­ti­on Ser­vices for In­ter­na­tio­nal Stu­dents, Uni-Assist, in Ber­lin.

Program taught in:
  • English

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