International Business & Digital Management (Eng.)*

Start your in­ter­na­tio­nal ca­re­er with a du­al ba­che­l­or's de­gree pro­gram in In­ter­na­tio­nal Busi­ness and Di­gi­tal Ma­nage­ment!


Bachelor of Arts

* is currently in the accreditation process.

Do you feel at home in the globalized and digitally networked world? Are you looking for a degree program that prepares you for an international career? Then the dual bachelor’s degree program in International Business and Digital Management at the Fachhochschule der Wirtschaft (FHDW) is just right for you!

Our program brings you together with students from Germany and abroad and prepares you for exciting work in international companies. You will acquire all the basic business management skills, as well as an additional qualification in digitalization. The language of instruction is English so that you can get used to working in an international context straight away.

In addition to the international focus, the program’s most distinctive feature is its emphasis on IT. You will learn how to effectively leverage information technology across various business areas such as marketing and sales, controlling, accounting, human resources, project management and strategic management to effectively optimize processes and achieve competitive advantages.


6 semesters

Paderborn, Germany


180 ECTS

English-language studies

670€ per month and 1 x examination fee 1,500€

Why choo­se a du­al stu­dy pro­gram in In­ter­na­tio­nal Busi­ness and Di­gi­tal Ma­nage­ment at the FH­DW?

Business administration and IT are part of our DNA at the FHDW. Practice-oriented teaching methods and innovative research projects as well as close cooperation with companies and experts from both fields enable you to experience and apply current trends and developments.
Learn what intercultural communication means in a corporate context and how to develop international marketing strategies. By studying in international groups of students, you will expand your intercultural skills. Together, you will bring to the table a variety of perspectives that enrich your learning and working experience.
Combine theoretical knowledge with practical experience in leading companies. In addition to a sound degree in International Business, you will receive comprehensive training in Digital Management to strengthen your employability in the digital economy.
Your bachelor’s degree in International Business and Digital Management will open doors in globally and internationally active companies. Your additional qualifications in digitalization make you particularly interesting.

Job pro­spects in an in­ter­na­tio­nal en­vi­ron­ment

Glo­bal Mar­ke­ting Ma­na­ger

Operations Manager
In­ter­na­tio­nal Mar­kets

Peop­le & Cul­tu­re

Di­gi­tal Busi­ness Spe­cia­list

The ad­van­ta­ges of du­al stu­dy at the FH­DW

The FHDW develops its content with experts from the business world. This is how we guarantee the practical relevance of your studies. In our dual study model, the involvement of companies offers you valuable practical experience and a direct transfer of knowledge. There is also the option of partial or full funding by the partner company.

In the dual bachelor’s degree program in International Business and Digital Management, 4 semesters center around practical experience in a company. This aspect is a mandatory component of our study program structure. You can however decide whether you want to

The FHDW has both large corporations and small and medium-sized companies in its partner network and will be happy to support you in finding one or more internship partners. Of course, you can also suggest a company that is not part of the FHDW network.

Ful­ly fi­nan­ced stu­dies, par­ti­al fi­nan­cing or self-fi­nan­cing

Many of the partner organizations working with the FHDW fully or partially finance the students for the entirety of their bachelor study program. The available positions are however limited and so similar to the application process for a position at the FHDW, students must also apply to be chosen and supported by these organizations. As a rule, the companies cover the tuition and examination fees in full. Some organizations also offer a salary, in addition to covering said fees.

Of course, we also offer you the option of financing the dual bachelor’s degree program yourself: In this case you pay a monthly fee of 670 Euros as well as a one-off examination fee of 1,500 Euros. You are still required to complete the internship phases of the program with an organization.

Or­ga­niza­t­i­on and cur­ri­cu­lum

The dual bachelor’s degree program in International Business and Digital Management provides you with a comprehensive understanding of international business models and digital management. You will also acquire important methods and skills that you can directly apply during the practical elements of your study program.

This is because half of the second, third and fifth semesters are spent at your partner company. In fact, the fourth semester is spent completely within the partner organization. Overall, your studies will therefore consist equally of theoretical and practical elements.

Key To­pics

Pre­re­qui­si­tes & ap­p­li­ca­ti­on pro­cess

1. degree

Higher education entrance qualification in Germany

2. language requirements

  • English language proficiency level B2 | verifiable by Abitur or degree certificate or TOEFL (min. 92 points Internet based), IELTS (min. band 6.5), Cambridge English B2 First, B2 Business Vantage
  • German language skills level B1 | verifiable by Goethe Zertifikat B1, TELC B1 The European Language Certificates, DSD I Deutsches Sprachdiplom

3. online application only

You can easily submit your documents via our website with just a few clicks. Please make sure that you have all the necessary documents listed there.

4. checking your documents


If your documents confirm your suitability, we will invite you to an interview and assessment center. Please make sure that you have all the necessary documents.

5. selection process

At the assessment center, we test various dimensions such as existing knowledge of business and IT, as well as analytical thinking skills.

6. fur­ther steps

If you have not yet found a partner company for the dual study program, we will be happy to support you in your search.

Sup­port con­cept for the du­al ba­che­l­or's de­gree pro­gram in In­ter­na­tio­nal Busi­ness and Di­gi­tal Ma­nage­ment

Our aim is to support all our students throughout three phases: Study preparation, onboarding, and study progression. We want to ensure personal integration and support by actively working together with all university stakeholders.

Stu­dy pre­pa­ra­ti­on

  • Information on our website combined with regular online tutorials offer you support with your application and prepares you for your study program start.
  • Personal advice is offered via WhatsApp, email, or telephone.
  • International students are partnered with a buddy following successful admission to the degree program. The buddies can support new students throughout the preparation and onboarding phases.
  • The International Office will also offer a monthly seminar “Arriving in Germany” (the first Wednesday of every month starting at 18:00) -> Information for Incomings


  • The “Welcome Week” starts one week before the lecture period and allows you to get to know your fellow students.
  • International students are offered group tours to public offices and banks, as well as city tours and information events.
  • An etiquette seminar will also help prepare you for the international business context.

Stu­dy pha­se

  • All our students are supervised by mentors from the FHDW. International students will also be accompanied by a student buddy.
  • Personal career planning sessions as well as coaching sessions are available to help you define and achieve your individual goals.
  • Our Career Service team offers support with personal questions and difficult situations, including specialized counseling for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses.
  • In addition to German classes, we offer international students the opportunity to improve their language skills through tandem language classes.
We are here to support your academic journey and to make sure you feel welcome and well looked after.

Mo­re In­fo

Your Stu­dy Ad­vice

Make an appointment now for your student advisory service or ask us your questions about studying. We look forward to getting to know you and helping you!

Con­tact us!

Dajana Deppenmeier

@Campus Bielefeld

0521 23842-270

@Campus Paderborn

05251 301-190

Dajana Deppenmeier

Rebecca Baumann

@Campus Bielefeld

0521 23842-270

@Campus Paderborn

05251 301-190

Annalena Thiel

@Campus Bielefeld

0521 23842-270

@Campus Paderborn

05251 301-190

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