New Bachelor’s degree programmes taught in English
Apply from 25 May to 15 July 2020
New opportunities to study economics with a strong international focus at FAU. As of the coming winter semester, the University is offering two new Bachelor’s degree programmes in economics taught entirely in English. Depending on their interests and career goals, students can choose between one degree programme which concentrates on economics and one that has a stronger focus on business studies. Applications for the degree programmes in International Economic Studies (IES) and International Business Studies (IBS) can be submitted from 25 May 2020.
Until now, universities in Bavaria have only offered Bachelor’s students of economics individual courses in English as part of degree programmes taught in German. The Bavarian state government has now eased restrictions. The FAU School of Business, Economics and Society (WiSo) based in Nuremberg has reacted promptly to the new regulations and has designed not one but two attractive Bachelor’s degree programmes in economics taught entirely in English with an obligatory semester abroad. Both degree programmes are subject to entry restrictions, with a total of 70 (IBS) and 30 (IES) places available in the first year. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree. At the current time, approximately 6,000 students from all over the world are studying at WiSo. They have chosen to study at FAU in preparation for starting out on their career thanks to the high standard of the degree programmes and the wide range of methodological and practical subjects on offer. At the same time they benefit from the advantages offered by the location, with the modern WiSo campus situated directly in the old town of Nuremberg.
International Economic Studies
The three-year Bachelor’s degree programme in International Economic Studies is the perfect introduction to the world of economics and opens the doors to a variety of career prospects in the private economic sector, the public sector or academia. The programme teaches students the essential knowledge they need to be able to not only understand but also analyse topics of relevance to the international economy and economic policies. The strong international focus is underlined by an integrated semester abroad.
Thanks to well-grounded training in methods relating to international economics and business studies, quantitative methods and neighbouring disciplines, the degree programme prepares graduates for a career in a wide range of institutions involved in economic decisions and policy-making. Potential employers include international companies as well as public administration. Supranational institutions and non-profit organisations are also increasingly keen to employ graduates with a background in international economics and with international experience. In addition, the Bachelor’s degree programme also prepares students for further studies in economics, business administration or public administration.
The compulsory programme covers the three core areas of international economics, international business administration and international politics, law and society. The core subjects covered under the heading of ‘tools’ equip students with the skills they need to analyse quantitative data using suitable statistical methods. Further areas include foreign languages, an integrated semester abroad and a wide range of electives.
International Business Studies
The Bachelor’s degree programme in International Business Studies offered at WiSo in Nuremberg has been extremely popular for years now and even has the reputation of being an elite degree programme. Switching over entirely to English and offering a number of new modules with a stronger focus on international and digital issues has now made the degree programme even more attractive. The three year Bachelor’s degree programme conveys essential knowledge and know-how needed for students to understand how and why international companies act as they do. The focus is on the comparative analysis of corporate strategies and business practices. International Business Studies reflects the growing importance of multinational companies and gives students a sound understanding of the basic principles of the economy, accounting, statistics and quantitative analysis. The degree programme also includes an integrated period of study abroad.
The curriculum equips students for numerous areas of responsibility in business, for example in large international companies or in small and medium sized enterprises which are increasingly dependent on employees with intercultural skills. As well as career prospects in the private sector, the degree programme also offers exciting opportunities for graduates in the public sector as well as in supranational institutes and charities. The focus on teaching methodological skills means that graduates are also well equipped if they decide to continue their studies in a Master’s degree programme.
The compulsory programme covers the three core areas of international business administration, international economics and international politics, law and society. The core subjects covered under the heading of ‘tools’ equip students with the skills they need to analyse quantitative data using suitable statistical methods. In the ‘reflection’ area, students have the chance to take part in interactive intercultural training courses and gain information at first hand from experts about the career opportunities open to them after completing their Bachelor’s degree programme.
Anyone interested in joining the degree programme can apply from 25 May to 15 July 2020. Further information on the degree programmes.
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