“The BIP program ideally combines solid studies in business administration at a high academic level with challenging practical working phases. As such, it offers an excellent basis for developing the skills needed to permanently broaden one’s horizons. And it is fun – for both students and teachers!” Prof. Dr. Andreas Gissel, Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society
“The Spanish program for BIP students is ambitious and offers much more than a “simple” Spanish language course. From the first semester, students begin learning idiomatic expressions they can put into use on the job. For us, teaching the language of business is just as important as the language of everyday life. At the end of the course, many are surprised by what they have been able to accomplish in such a short period of time.” Isabella García
"Semester after semester, the BIP students never fail to amaze me with their worldliness, enthusiasm, curiosity and impeccable work ethic. Through their rigorous studies with the BIP program as well as their varied and impressive academic and international backgrounds, it is no surprise that the students go on to promising careers at highly-reputed companies or to selective post-graduate programs. It is an honor and a pleasure to work with them and with the BIP staff."
"The opportunity to interact with students in the BIP program each year has been one of the highlights of my academic life. Each time we explore strategic and tactical issues in the Product and Pricing Management module, I am constantly inspired by the determination and enthusiasm of the IBA and IBAIT students. Their unique qualifications as well as current corporate engagements have assured dynamic and stimulating discussions that have also enabled me to gain unique insights and perspectives from the students’ diverse backgrounds. After more than two decades spent as a professor as well as an administrator, I can confidently say that the IBA and IBAIT programs are among the best programs of its kind anywhere in the world."
Prof. Dr. Alphonso O. Ogbuehi, Clayton State University
"After graduating from the Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft Ludwigshafen in the Business and International Program (BIP) myself, I got the unique chance to switch roles from a student to a teacher. At the very beginning of the program, IBAIT students acquire profound knowledge in the basics of programming and can practice the required knowledge in tutorials. In the subsequent practical phases, this knowledge is applied and strengthened in a real setting. This is what differentiates the program from others and makes it unique."
Jan P. Portisch
"The BIP is the best and most unique program in which I have ever taught -- and I have been a university professor at five different universities in the United States, all of which are accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB International). The IBA students participate in industry-sponsored internships that include required international components, so the maturity, motivation, and business acumen of the senior-level students is exceptional. Moreover, the overall academic quality of the students is outstanding. I am honored to be able to participate in the program."
Dr. Joseph Donelan, University of West Florida
"I must say that I have been privileged to be a facilitator of the course of Intercultural Management for the students of IBA and IBAIT since 2014. I find the BIP program quite comprehensive, relevant and of high quality in the training of International Business Managers and Leaders. The integration of academia-industry training is truly enriching for the carefully selected students who readily demonstrate great commitment and competence in their learning process which is evident in their intercultural, international and intellectual outlook. The BIP Program is indeed a benchmark program for international business programs that aim to produce highly competent, confident, creative and culturally responsive business leaders. I am looking forward to meeting my next class."
Prof. Dr. Michael Mawa, Uganda Martyrs University
"It’s always a pleasure to meet a new IBAIT class. These students put their academics first, and have the good sense and maturity to recognize that if a class is worth taking, then it is worth taking seriously. They are typically up to speed on world events and eager to acquire the analytical tools to assess the changes they see. Because the group has real world international exposure built into the curriculum, they’ve dealt with exchange rate risk, different business regulatory environments, and widely differing consumer markets. They will be exceptionally qualified managers in the 21st century business environment."
Dr. Richard Harper, University of West Florida
"As a professor of Organizational Behavior, Strategy, and Organizational Theory, I find the students in the IBAIT program to be among the best I have taught in the 27 years that I have been lucky enough to be a college level instructor. The structure and approach of the IBAIT program is brilliant. There is a degree of sophistication that employees gain when they work for large multinational corporations, even at entry level. I noted that sophistication when interacting with the students, as I found them to be worldly, serious, and mature, and to be dedicated to the topics I presented. They are also kind and respectful. Any faculty member would be happy to teach these young people in any classroom, anywhere in the world. The program is cutting edge and attracts smart, dedicated students."
Dr. Susan Stites-Doe, The College at Brockport, State University of New York
“The BIP program is a very unique international program, not because of the student body being international, but of the international and practice-oriented curriculum, rich diversity of faculty and oversea internship opportunities. It is also enjoyable to teach BIP students and share with them the ever changing economic and business development of both EU, Asia and the rest of the world.”
Prof. Dr. Chengyu Yang, Beijing Normal University
"I have been a visiting faculty at the BIP program since 2010. I teach marketing research. I greatly enjoy teaching at the program. The BIP students are intellectually talented and highly motivated to learn new things. My class involves a lot of group activities. The BIP students work very well in groups and make learning fun. They also bring real world experience to the class. Faculty and staff at the program are highly trained in their respective ﬁelds and care a lot about student success."
Dr. Nir Kshetri, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
“In an increasingly integrated market society, knowledge of inter-cultural management and international business issues are of paramount importance. I have certainly been impressed in the global scope and depth of knowledge of the students in the BiP program. This bodes well for the future success of the students as well as the program.” Jason Goddard, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
“The Spanish program for BIP students is ambitious and offers much more than a “simple” Spanish language course. From the first semesters, students begin learning idiomatic expressions they can put into use on the job. For us, teaching the language of business is just as important as the language of everyday life. At the end of the course, many are surprised by what they have been able to accomplish in such a short period of time.” Margarita Görrissen, Lecturer in Spanish at the Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society
“The BIP students are wonderful to teach. There is a strong dynamic within the group. The cohesiveness of the group results in much less time spent on logistics and more time being spent on engaging the subject matter at hand. The students learn very quickly and we cover a substantial amount of material in the course.” Prof. Dr. Catherine Holderness, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
“The high level of personal commitment among our teaching staff, the continuous support from cooperating partner companies, and the exceptional engagement of our students creates an optimal teaching and learning atmosphere. Our students’ open-mindedness makes teaching truly enjoyable for me. I would wholeheartedly recommend this program, even to my own children.” Prof. Dr. Rudolf Mohr, Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society
“Since I am perhaps the longest serving BiP guest professor it is my unique opportunity to make some comments about the development of the program and its students over the years. What a joy it has been to get to know these students and follow along with them as their careers and lives unfold!
This is an excellent program; well-designed and extremely well managed. I am very proud to tell my colleagues worldwide of my association with it. What a joy it is each year to get to return to my second home, meet the new (to me) class, get to know them, and hear of the successes of those alumni that keep in touch.” Prof. Dr. Bill Murray, University of San Francisco
“Students in this program distinguish themselves through their high level of motivation and their demand for a well-rounded, international education. It is always fascinating for me to see the productive ways in which students put the academic knowledge they learn at the university into dialogue with their practical experiences from working at their companies. The professional development of our previous graduates strongly attests to the success of the dynamic cooperation between the university and partner companies.” Prof. Dr. Gerhard Raab, Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society
“It is always exciting to work with students who have practical as well as international experience. The result is an effective integration of theory and practice as shown by the scholarly papers prepared by the students. I am confident that many students will achieve their career objective by implementing their strategic career plan they developed in the seminar on Global Strategic Management.” Prof. Dr. Heinz Weihrich, University of San Francisco
"I was extended the privilege to contribute to the IBAIT program in October 2013. Meeting the attentive and resolute group of students as well as the committed members of faculty and coordinators of the program proved to be a genuinely fulfilling personal experience. Discussing the fundamental themes and contemporary developments in my own field of study with the highly motivated students of the program has been a pleasure from which I benefitted immensely throughout my stay in Ludwigshafen." Assistant Professor Çağatay Akarçay, Yeditepe University, Turkey