International Management

International companies and Swiss SMEs are increasingly looking for junior staff who have in-depth intercultural understanding in addition to business know-how. The International Management major ideally prepares you such positions.

After the basic studies, the focus of the International Management major is on building intercultural competencies. This includes an exchange semester at one of over 70 partner universities worldwide.

In this field of study, you will also complete at least one international consulting project. In the main study program, teaching takes place in English, and you will be attending classes together with international guest students.

In the International Management track you can choose between two majors. Both are taught in English.


International Project Management

Fast-track your career! The specialization International Project Management provides you with hands-on international project management experience as every student takes part in two international consulting projects which are carried out by intercultural teams. At the same time, you have the chance to prepare for the Certified Project Management Associate IPMA Level D examination. This is an international qualification with an excellent reputation in the business world.

In your semester abroad, you can consolidate your specialization or choose a further focus area.

International Business

Companies that do business in an international context are confronted with numerous uncertainties and continuous, complex changes. These include innovative technologies, new rules of the game in global competition or increasingly demanding employees and customers.

In the International Business track you will be empowered to recognize, analyze, interpret, and cope with changes and challenges in a constructive way. You will learn to develop a critical and entrepreneurial mindset, to reflect on firms’ traditional and innovative patterns of behaviour and practice the implementation of a range of effective management tools.

In your semester abroad, you can consolidate your specialization or choose a further focus area.

Graduates in International Management have excellent prerequisites for the following professional fields:


  • Assistant to the management or division management in export-oriented companies
  • Assistant to the management of a foreign branch office
  • Head of international or intercultural project groups
  • Junior consultant in international consulting companies

In the International Management track, the semester abroad is an integral part of your curriculum. If you study full-time, you can go abroad in the 4th or 5th semester. Part-time students can go in the 6th semester.

Choose between more than 70 partner universities around the world! In the first week of the semester of your IM studies, the International Office will organize an information event.

When choosing a destination abroad, in addition to personal preferences and cultural interests, the choice of modules at the host university naturally also plays an important role. At some universities you can set focal points: For example, marketing management in Groningen (NL) or Asian culture and history in Tokyo (JP).

Financial support

If you choose a partner university within the EU, you will receive financial support from the SEMP program, the Swiss equivalent of Erasmus. Occasionally, such scholarships are also available for overseas destinations.