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Bachelor Business Administration (International Management)

Mode Full time or part time
Language English
Location  Olten (full time) oder Windisch (full and part time)

Students seeking management careers in international environments need communication competence, a generalist academic background coupled with a practical focus, and a working knowledge of how to function in multicultural systems. The unique and original Bachelor of Business Administration (International Management) programme delivers this. Taught entirely in English and embedded in an intercultural setting, qualified and experienced lecturers impart sound knowledge and application skills in various management fields always ensuring there are global perspectives. In the higher semesters, the selected major provides specialist training in key business fields.


Hannah is a Bachelor student in Business Administration.
I chose to study at the FHNW because the study programme provides a good preparation for an international career.

Career Profiles

International Management graduates are professionally competent to take on management tasks in organisations operating in global contexts. A high percentage of graduates find immediate employment or acceptance into Master programmes. Built on a solid generalist foundation, graduates acquire specialist knowledge in Marketing, Human Resource Management, Corporate Communication or Accounting. Alternatively, students select the Extended Major in Banking & Finance, equipping them with an accredited profile. The degree is also a stepping stone towards entry to Master programmes at distinguished universities around the world.

Studying International Management means studying in English...

Every possible communication regarding the degree course – lectures, assignments, administration – is conducted in English. Students gain advanced understanding of operating in the international business world. The close contact with exchange students from all over the world, who study alongside home students, consolidates intercultural, social and communication competence.

 … gaining intercultural experience

IM graduates have international experience. Full-time students are required to study at least one semester abroad. They typically spend the third semester at one of our  120 partners universities in Europe, Asia, the Americas or Australasia or suggest a destination of their own (subject to agreement). Some extend their studies abroad with a further semester on yet an other continent.
In the part-time-program this experience can be gained by a number of different ways: Either by a semester abroad or internships, a Summer School or other intercultural projects.

... and is still a regular Swiss Business Administration degree course

Despite its distinct profile, International Management has been a regular Swiss Business Administration (“Betriebsökonomie”) degree course since 1999. This successful Bologna Bachelor applies the key assets of the existing “Betriebsökonomie” to organisations operating in global markets. 

The German “Betriebsökonomie” and the English “International Management” degree programmes share the same modular structure, allowing German-speaking students and even wider choice of modules.


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