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Are you interested in different cultures as well as business? Do you see your future career path in the international business world? If so, the Bachelor’s of International Management Eastern Europe (IME) is the perfect place for you to begin working towards your dream job.

IME offers you:

  • International, practical education in management.
  • A focus on Middle and Eastern European language skills in English and Russian.
  • Required semester abroad.
  • Modern forms of learning.
  • Very good job opportunities in international companies.
  • A high-quality degree program without student fees, located in the metropolitan Rhein-Neckar region.

Course of Studies

The design of the Bachelor’s program in International Management Eastern Europe (IME) is geared towards the demand of the international job market for specialists in the economies of Middle and Eastern Europe. This seven-semester, full-time program is organized by modules.

Program Structure

First stage (first and second semesters)

  • Basic Methods and Fundamentals of Business Administration.
  • Languages: English and Russian.
  • Studies in Middle and Eastern Europe

Second stage (third through fifth semesters)

  • In-depth instruction in the areas of International Management, Marketing, Logistics, and Human Resources Management.
  • Major modules.
  • Studies in Middle and Eastern Europe.
  • Languages: English and Russian.

Third stage (sixth semester)

  • Study abroad semester at a partner university or
  • internship abroad.

Fourth stage (seventh semester)

  • Internship phase
  • Bachelor’s Thesis

Career Prospects

Graduates with an international background are demanded by all branches of business, not only at the national level and within the European-wide market, but also by global purchasing and sales markets. Countless classified advertisements for job vacancies in these fields attest to the high demand for qualified graduates. Even more striking is that companies active in the region consistently confirm in business conversations the job market’s demand for such graduates.

In the future, increasing demand for skilled employees with this background will be generated by the following types of employers:

  • Large, multinational industrial enterprises.
  • Middle-sized firms with expanding presence in the region.
  • Export and import companies.
  • Internationally-oriented service providers.
  • International organizations, institutions, and business consultancies.

International Orientation

Our curricula and program design guarantee a high degree of internationalism through:

  • Regional-specific studies in Middle and Eastern Europe.
  • Language training in English and Russian (no prior knowledge is required!). Elective courses in French and Spanish are available from the Department of International Affairs.
  • Instruction in intercultural competency (Business Behavior).
  • Professional specialization in International Management, Marketing, Logistics, and Human Resource Management.
  • Guest professors from Eastern European partner universities.
  • Required study-abroad semester at one of over 20 partner universities in Eastern Europe or a required internship abroad.
  • Interaction with foreign exchange students in lectures and seminars, which adds to the international atmosphere of our university.


Prof. Dr. Dieter Thomaschewski

Program Director