International Business (Bachelor's program) – For Students
Already enrolled in the Bachelor's program in International Business? This is your one stop information source on your studies.
You can find the recommended course of study (curriculum) here: Curriculum(German).
Changes to the proposed structure are possible at students own risk. Do note that not every module is offered every semester, most modules are only offered once a year.
There latest version of the examination regulations (PO5) is valid for all students starting after winter term 2019/2020. For students who started their degree before winter term 2019/2020, the examination regulation (PO4) expired on 28th of February 2023.
Please always check which version of the examination regulation applies to you.
The conditions to apply for the DeutschlandStipendium (degree seeking, full-time students) have slightly changed for 2020 applications. Applications are possible for first semester students and the application period has been adjusted. If you are interested you can find more information below (German only).
The course book contains detailed descriptions of the content, methods of examination and learning targets of modules/courses. Every module/course is described seperatly. Please note that the course book is valid for one semester only and always the latest version is valid.
Our Course Register is called Prodo. On Prodo you will find all modules/courses offered in the semester. They indicate if there is one or more options for you to choose, when and where modules/ courses are held and if there are things to consider.
For some courses a registration is mandatory. These courses are marked "compulsory registration"/"anmeldepflichtig". You need a user name and password to register via Prodo. Sign up for Prodo now! In case modules/ courses in the first semester require a registration, you will be allocated to one of the options.
E-Learning Platform ILU
ILU is the e-learning platform used at TH Köln to help you organize your studies. ILU is the place where you access course materials, news and information on cancelled lectures. But you also can collaborate using the platfrom.
It therefore is essential that you register as soon as possible. Please also keep your ILU contact information up to date to ensure you receive all relevant information.
Please note: As of the winter semester 2023/2024, ILU will replace the previous ILIAS version. The former ILIAS version will be shut down at the end of the year. Please use ILU from the winter semester 2023/2024.
The examination regulations are your main source of information on your program. It contains information on access requirements, examinations and the thesis, to name but a few topics.
Please always check which version of the examination regulations applies to you. You will find the information on PSSO.
Information on everything related to examinations is available here:Prüfungsausschuss am Schmalenbach Institut. This information is available in German only.
Freshman - Your first semester?
Welcome at TH Köln - University of Applied Sciences. You will study at the Schmalenbach School of Business and Economics (Schmalenbach Institut für Wirtschaftswissenschaften) which is part of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (Fakultät für Wirtschafts- und Rechtswissenschaften).
In case you have further Questions, just contact the degree coordinator.
You are interested in working for a company or institution abroad? Or do you want to write your Bachelor's thesis in corporation with a company or institution abroad? Then the optional internship abroad is exactly what you need!
Internships last twenty weeks with a regular five-day work week. They are always supervised by a professor and/or (if applicable) supported by your thesis supervisor. An internship abroad is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and to get to know the workflow and coporate culture of an international operating company. An internship is your opportunity to proof yourself in a professional environment. An optional semester that will pay off!
Schedule, News & Events
What's going on at Schmalenbach School of Business & Economics? Please check out the schedule for dates and deadlines relevant to your studies.
Upcoming events of the faculty are displayed at the bottom of this page; all events of TH Köln can be checked with the general events site (German only)
As part of your degree you are required to spend one semester abroad and successfully complete courses with 30 ECTS based on the examination regulations.
We recommend you start planning your semester abroad as early as possible to ensure that you have sufficient time to get organized. There will be information sessions throughout the semester. On ILU you will find infromation on partner universities of Schmalenbach School of Business and Economics.
You may also contact Petra Reitze if you need assistance or further information.