International Perspectives and Co-operations

The Faculty is one of the few faculties of business studies and economics with a decidedly international focus. To maintain and develop this focus the Faculty receives substantial support from the University management as well as the enterprises in the region. This step towards true internationalism requires the creation of an appropriate infrastructure, which can be roughly divided into four different areas of emphasis.

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In recent years, the Faculty has paid increased attention to international aspects when deciding on the new appointment of Chairs. Chairs have been created in International Management, International Economic Relations, Foreign Economics and Enterprise Management in an International Context (sponsored professorship). In addition there has been an increasing tendency to appoint lecturers from abroad.

The courses “Diplom-Wirtschaftswissenschaft” and “Diplom-Betriebswirtschaftslehre” are being given a more international emphasis in several areas: English language texts are used as a matter of course. Moreover language training is mandatory during the preparatory courses. In order to improve co-ordination, the complete course of studies has been modularised and re-structured so that it is accredited throughout Europe within the framework of the European Credit Transfer System. An ECTS Credit Point is the “Euro” for measuring academic performance. Participating universities recognise grades and credits in accordance with a standard evaluation system.

The new Masters courses are a continuation of the step towards internationalism: The Faculty will only admit students who have studied for at least one-year abroad. Furthermore, the Faculty is actively involved in registering students from all over Europe, in particular Eastern Europe. This is strongly supported by the successful Eastern European involvement of other university institutions, such as the Osteuropazentrum (Eastern European Centre).

As internationalisation involves building up an international network, the Faculty is extending its contacts to foreign universities. In particular, there has been a steady increase of exchange programs with universities in English-speaking countries, as well as other foreign universities, which also offer courses in English. In order to make the University of Bremen more attractive for international students, the Faculty is offering more and more lectures in English. In particular the Faculty's Masters programme, which leads to an MA in Business Studies, can be studied entirely in English.