Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Study International Relations and Management

Have you always been fascinated by other countries and cultures? Would you like to work internationally or abroad? Career opportunities included? Then the International Relations and Management degree is right for you.

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What is the International Relations and Management degree about?

Learning languages, developing a detailed understanding of economic and political contexts, acquiring relevant legal knowledge and training soft skills: All these are essential parts of the interdisciplinary International Relations and Management degree programme.

We will teach you

  • intercultural competence, i.e. the ability to work successfully and appropriately with people from other cultures
  • generalist and interdisciplinary knowledge of the economic, political and social relations between states, international organisations and global companies.

We place great emphasis on the acquisition of internationally sought-after soft skills and methodological know-how such as

  • joined-up and critical thinking
  • project management and problem solving
  • presentation and negotiation techniques
  • moderation and communication

You will complete one study semester and one practical semester abroad. You will be supported by intensive language training, with English as a compulsory language and a second foreign language as an elective subject.

In addition, the degree programme allows you to choose a regionalfocus (with the corresponding languages):

  • Western Europe (with a romance language)
  • Eastern Europe (with an Eastern European language)
  • USA/Australia/possibly New Zealand (with a choice of second language)
  • Latin America (with Spanish or Portuguese).
  • Arab countries (with Arabic) - planned expansion
  • China (with Chinese)

Strengths of the degree programme

Your springboard into the world

No matter which specialisation you choose or which country you focus on: What you will learn with us is in global demand.

Well supervised, independent study

Our generalist approach and your international orientation, the cosmopolitan atmosphere in our faculty and intensive personal supervision, plus the incentive to demonstrate initiative and teamwork during your studies - all this makes this degree programme so sought-after throughout Germany.

International contacts

Our international contacts are a plus-factor, for example when it comes to internships or your future field of work.

Committed lecturers

Our lecturers have specialised contacts in business, politics and society, enabling exclusive access to practical partners and the sectors where your skills may be used. This allows us to provide early orientation and initial experience in relevant professional fields.

Career opportunities

Where can I work with my Bachelor's degree?

Your Bachelor's degree is complete - and now what?

Do you want to start your professional life, or perhaps do a Master's degree first?

Information on the variousoptions for continuing your studies is summarised here

  • Overview of all postgraduate degree programmes: Master's degree programmes at OTH Regensburg


Structure and modules

How is the degree programme structured?

The Bachelor's in International Relations and Management is a full-time course lasting sevensemesters. You will complete one study semester and one internship semester abroad.

  • Modules:

    • Professional English
    • Language Electives 1 and 2
    • Intercultural Competence 1 and 2
    • Principles of Business Administration
    • Principles of Economics
    • Statistics
    • International Business Administration
    • International Economics
    • Principles of Sociology and Politics
    • European Politics, European and International Law
    • Introduction to Empirical Research Methods
    • Digital and Analog Working Techniques
    • Preparation for Semester Abroad

    For further information, see the study and examination regulations and module handbook.


  • Module:

    • Academic Writing
    • International Politics and Institutions – international conflicts
    • Language Elective 3
    • International Marketing and Sales
    • Introduction to European and International Business Law
    • Project Management, Teamwork und Presentation

    In addition, one studysemester and one practicalsemester abroad.


  • The study semester abroad is scheduled for the fourth or fifth semester. A semester workload of 30 ECTS credits is envisaged, 24 of which must be earned at the foreign university.


  • The internship abroad is scheduled for the fourth or fifth semester. It comprises twenty weeks and offers you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in a company, organisation or institution and to gain initial professional experience. The internship must have an international connection and is completed abroad - a workload of 30 ECTS credits is envisaged.


  • Modules:

    • Communicative competence
    • Language Electives 4 and 5
    • Intercultural Skills: Project Seminar
    • Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
    • Project Seminar
    • Comparison of Legal Systems
    • Elective modules 1 to 3

    For further information, see the study and examination regulations and the module handbook.

    Bachelor's thesis

    The programme concludes with the Bachelor's thesis, dealing with a concrete research question.


  • The module handbook contains all the modules (subjects) in the degree programme with the following information:

    • Standard number of semesters
    • Number of hours
    • Form of teaching
    • Content
    • Lecturers
    • Teaching material
    • Forms of assessment
    • Permitted aids
    • Learning objectives
    • Number of credits achieved with each module


Study Ambassadors

Students know best what is particularly important and interesting before or during their studies. And they know both the faculty and the university and know what else is important about studying. That's why our student ambassadors for the Bachelor of International Relations and Management are available to answer questions and talk to students on an equal footing.


Studies and organisational matters

So that everything runs smoothly

When and where do the lectures take place? Which legal regulations have to be observed? And how can you combine studying and childcare? Answers to these and other questions about studying International Relations and Management can be found here.

  • Lectures take place on the main campus of the OTH Regensburg in the buildings of the Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences and Cultural Studies (ANK).

    Buildings S,T & G, and the "Sammelgebäude" at the University of Regensburg
    Seybothstraße 2
    93053 Regensburg


  • System accredited



  • SPO, course handbook and exam handbook - here we explain the documents containing regulations on studying and examinations. In addition, the respective current versions are linked.

    The legal basis: The Study and Examination Regulations (SPO)

    The Study and Examination Regulations (so-called SPO) form the legal basis for the Bachelor's programme in International Relations and Management. Among other things, they contain information on:

    • Study objective, qualification requirements
    • Programme structure, standard period of study
    • Practical semester abroad
    • Progression of studies
    • Bachelor's thesis
    • Interpreting examination results and the overall grade
    • Certificate and academic degree
    • Overview of modules, assessments and credits

    The overview: The course handbook (Studienverlaufsplan)

    This document contains an overview of all modules, the respective number of semester hours per week and ECTS credits. It serves as a guide for semester planning and subject allocation.

    Exams in focus: The exam handbook (Studienplan)

    This document provides information on the subject of examinations. Among other things, it contains information on:

    • Type and duration of examinations
    • First and second examiners
    • Permitted aids

Application info

1. As your first step, please register at hochschulstart.de .

Our checklist summarizes all the important information for you.

2. After registering at “Hochschulstart”, please apply in the OTH Regensburg application portal.

3. The application process is entirely online. Complete the online application and upload all required application documents. This includes as a minimum your university entrance qualification. If further documents are necessary, they will be requested in the application portal.

4. Make sure you regularly check your status in both application portals. In the OTH Regensburg application portal, you can also see whether any documents are still missing. You can upload missing documents before the deadline for late submission of certificates. If you upload the required documents, your status will change.

5. You will automatically receive email notifications via the OTH Regensburg application portal as well as via “Hochschulstart” when your application status changes.

6. If all application documents have been received within the application deadline and are valid, you will then be included in the allocation procedure for a place of study. Please note that the application deadline is a cut-off deadline. This means that you will not be able to submit an application after the deadline and thus will not be considered in the current application process.

7. After your application has been processed, you will receive an e-mail with further information from the Admissions and Organisation Department of the OTH Regensburg as confirmation of receipt.

8. So what comes next? You can find all the information you need in the section under Admissions and Enrolment. 

Start your application now:

1. Step. Hochschulstart 2. Step: application portal

For winter semesters:

Application period for first semesters: 1 May - 15 July. Deadline for late submission of certificates: 27 July.

Application period for higher semesters: 1 May - 15 June (no late submissions)

For summer semesters:

(no start of studies, therefore an application is only possible for a higher semester. This requires creditable achievements from a relevant programme of study).

Application period for higher semesters: 15 November - 15 January (no late submissions)

1. Please register in the OTH Regensburg application portal.

2. The application process is entirely online. Please complete the online application and upload all required application documents. Important components of the application are your university entrance qualification, your current transcript of grades from your previous studies and the application for credit transfer. If further documents are required, they will be requested in the application portal.

3. Make sure you regularly check your status in the application portal. Here you can also see whether any documents are still missing. These documents must be submitted by the end of the deadline. Please note that it only makes sense to apply for a higher semester if you have already obtained credits in the same or a closely related degree programme. If this is not the case or if you are in doubt about receiving credit, please apply (additionally) for a first semester.

4. After your application has been processed, you will receive an e-mail with further information from the Admissions and Organisation Department of the OTH Regensburg as confirmation of receipt.

 

5. If all application documents have been received within the application deadline and are valid, you will receive an e-mail with further information after the examination committee has checked the documents. Please note that it is no longer possible to apply after the application deadline. 

6. The examination committee decides on the crediting of academic achievements and whether a placement in a higher semester is possible. This placement is based on the creditable achievements and not on the semesters completed. Please note that there may also be admission restrictions in the admission procedure for higher semesters. 

7. So what comes next? You can find all the information you need in the section under "Admissions and enrolment".

 

For their application at the OTH Regensburg, international applicants need

  • a university entrance qualification
  • an adequate knowledge of German

 

UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE QUALIFICATION

For an application for a Bachelor’s degree programme at the OTH Regensburg (university of applied sciences) international certificates, transcripts of your educational records and diplomas must first be recognized by uni-assist. Please request a so-called “preliminary review documentation” (in German abbr. VPD). (Exceptions are applications from the PR China and Vietnam. The recognition lies in the responsibility of the particular Academic Evaluation Center. However, if the APS certificate does not show a grade, a VPD is also required. Applicants from India need in addition to the VPD from uni-assist a certificate of the Academic Evaluation Center of India.)

 

GERMAN LANGUAGE SKILLS

German language skills on level DSH 2 are required. You have to upload your German language certificate when applying via the online portal.

These certificates are recognized as an alternative to the DSH 2 certificate:

  • TestDaF: TDN 4 in all sections of the exam
  • Studienkolleg: Feststellungsprüfung „Deutsch“
  • DSD: Level II with C1 in all sections of the exam
  • Goethe: C2
  • telc: telc Deutsch C2, telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule
  • ÖSD: C2

You can find more information for prospective international students on the web pages of the International Office.

For prospective students with a master craftsman's certificate

With a master craftsman's certificate or an equivalent equivalent qualification, you can apply without restriction and have no subject restrictions, as you have a general university entrance qualification. In the application portal, you will be asked for your higher education entrance qualification. Please enter "Beruflich Qualifizierte Meister" (vocationally qualified master craftsman).

When applying, in addition to your complete certificate including grade point average, you must also submit documentary proof of an interview with the departmental advisor for course guidance. Please make an appointment as early as possible. The name and contact details can be found in the "contact" section of each degree programme. Your course guidance advisor will also provide you with documentary proof that the interview took place. Documentary records of academic counselling from other universities in Bavaria are recognised for the same or similar degree programmes and must also be uploaded in the application portal. Other documents specific to your chosen study programme can be found in the application portal.

In admission-restricted (NC) degree programmes, you automatically take part in the regional selection procedure according to Art. 45 Bavarian Higher Education Act (BayHSchG) and within the 4% quota for professionally qualified persons.

Attending a preparatory course (including mathematics) is particularly useful for taking up a technical or engineering degree programme. The OTH Regensburg offers suitable preparatory courses for those with vocational qualifications.

If you would like to study part-time - i.e. parallel to your job - rather than full-time, we recommend that you visit the pages of the Centre for Continuing Education and Knowledge Management (ZWW).

For prospective students with a vocational qualification certificate

If you have completed vocational training, it is possible to apply for a place at university with a specific subject in mind. Your vocational training and the degree programme you wish to pursue must have a subject-related connection. In the application portal, you will be asked for your higher education entrance qualification. Please enter "Beruflich Qualifizierte Gesellen" (vocationally qualified journeymen).

Please upload the following documents with your application:

1. Certificate of completion of vocational training including grade point average

2. Certificate of completion from a vocational school

3. Proof of subsequent full-time employment of at least three years relevant to the vocational training.

4. Other documents specific to your chosen study programme can be found in the application portal.

5. Documentary record of an interview with the departmental advisor for course guidance. Please make an appointment as early as possible. The name and contact details can be found in the "contact" section of each degree programme. Your course guidance advisor will also provide you with confirmation that the interview took place. Documentary records of academic counselling from other universities in Bavaria are recognised for the same or similar degree programmes and must also be uploaded in the application portal.

For full admission, applicants are still required to complete a two-semester probationary period, i.e. admission is tentative and subject to certain conditions. 

In admission-restricted (NC) degree programmes, you automatically take part in the regional selection procedure according to Art. 45 Bavarian Higher Education Act (BayHSchG) and within the 4% quota for professionally qualified persons.

Attending a preparatory course (including mathematics) is particularly useful for taking up a technical or engineering degree programme. The OTH Regensburg offers suitable preparatory courses for those with vocational qualifications.

If you would like to study part-time - i.e. parallel to your job - rather than full-time, we recommend that you visit the pages of the Centre for Continuing Education and Knowledge Management (ZWW).

Applications for hardship, compensation for disadvantages and persons of public interest

In admission-restricted degree programmes, it is possible to submit special applications (see info sheet).

  1. Hardship cases

If a hardship case exists, admission may be granted outside the allocation procedure within a certain quota. Strict standards are to be applied when interpreting a case of hardship. The guidelines of the central allocation procedure are also applied to the local allocation procedure. In order to apply, there must be serious health, social or family reasons which make non-admission appear unreasonable. You must provide evidence of these reasons. In the case of illness, a specialist medical assessment is necessary.
If you have a disability or a chronic illness, you can find more informationhere.

  2. Compensation for disadvantages - raising your grade point average

If you were prevented from achieving your actual performance when acquiring your higher education entrance qualification for social, family or illness-related reasons, you can apply for an improvement of your grade point average.

 You must submit the following documents to prove that your performance was impaired:

  • annual report card
  • school report (evaluation of your school performance before and after the occurrence of the adverse circumstances)

There must be a proven connection between the grade point average achieved and the performance impairment.

 

3. Individuals to be supported in the public interest

For top athletes and participants in a federal competition with distinction, a so-called "opportunity quota" of 2% is formed, which is applied in addition to the regular main quota. 

The prerequisite is that you belonged to an A, B or C squad of the federal sports associations for an uninterrupted period of at least one year during the last three years before acquiring your higher education entrance qualification or that you participated in a federal competition with distinction. The following supporting documents can be submitted for this purpose:

  • certificate of the German national sports association
  • certificate of the German national competition initiator
  • justification of the necessity of the training on site
  • identification of the school or youth competition and the sponsorship of the Federal or State Ministry

 

If you will have already completed a degree programme in Germany by the end of the application period, an application for a degree programme with restricted admission is only possible when applying for a second degree. This means that you will take part in the local selection procedure within the 2% quota. 

To apply, you need to upload the following supporting documents:

1. final certificate of your first degree

2. letter of justification for requesting a second course of study. These can only be compelling professional reasons, academic reasons, special professional reasons or other professional reasons. 

3. university entrance qualification 

4. other documents specific to the course of study, which can be found in the application portal

Selection is based on a benchmark number formed by your final grade from your undergraduate degree and the reasons for your desired second degree:

  • Final grade excellent and very good 4 points
  • Final grade good and fully satisfactory 3 points
  • Final grade satisfactory 2 points
  • Final grade sufficient 1 point
  • Final grade not verified 1 point.
  • Compelling professional reasons 9 points
  • Scientific or academic reasons 7 to 11 points
  • Special professional reasons 7 points
  • Other professional reasons 4 points
  • No letter of justification given 1 point

When applying for a program without restricted admission, it is not necessary to submit a letter of justification.

What is the procedure for the allocation of study places?

First, we have to wait for the end of the application period. After the application deadline has passed and the additional submission deadline for delayed certificates of study has expired, we release the "valid" applications for the coordination and allocation procedure.

The Foundation for University Admission (hochschulstart.de) coordinates the allocation of places of study and sends out the admission and rejection notifications by e-mail starting at the end of July until the end of August for a winter semester and from the end of January until the end of February for a summer semester.

If you receive an offer of admission, you must accept it on “hochschulstart.de” within the specified deadline. Please note: Some coordination procedures may result in Hochschulstart automatically accepting the offer of a place of study for you. In this case, your status in the OTH portal will switch to "Zugelassen" ("admitted"). In this case, you can enrol online directly in our application portal. Free places in DoSV degree programmes are distributed by the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (Foundation for University Admission) until all places have been allocated. A lottery procedure is not carried out at Bavarian universities.

Information on restricted admission (NC) can be found in the following overview.

It is impossible for us to predict whether you will be offered a place in one of the subsequent clearing procedures, as we cannot anticipate the behaviour of other applicants. We kindly ask you to refrain from such enquiries!

If the deadline for acceptance or enrolment is not observed, the application will be excluded from any further procedure or enrolment. It is therefore essential that you adhere to the deadline! If you are unable/willing to take up your place of study due to the fulfilment of a service or for personal reasons, we do not need to be informed of this!

Would you like to know how places are allocated? Here you will find more information on the allocation of study places with restricted admission (NC).

How can I enrol?

As soon as you have received an offer of admission, you can enrol online, making sure you do so before the deadline. You will be informed of the enrolment deadline and any further procedure in the “Antrag auf Immatrikulation” (application for enrolment), which you can download as a PDF once you have accepted the place of study online BOTH on hochschulstart.de and on HISinOne. Please note: Some coordination procedures may result in Hochschulstart automatically accepting your place of study for you. If this is the case, your application status will switch to “Zugelassen "(“Admitted"). In this case, please only accept your place of study in our application portal HISinOne.
The enrolment for a winter semester generally takes place in August or for a summer semester in February.

Documents

The following documents must normally be uploaded for online enrolment at the university:

  • “Antrag auf Immatrikulation” (Application for enrolment) along with other documents required, depending on the individual case. You will receive this after accepting the place of study online in the OTH Regensburg application portal.
  • Signed “Einwilligungserklärung zum Datenschutz” (declaration of consent regarding data protection). You will receive this together with the application for enrolment.
  • Copy of valid identity card/passport
  • Digital notification of health insurance, see the following notes "I would like to enrol. What do I have to do?"

Semester fee

You will receive the transfer details for the semester fee with your application for enrolment.

I want to enrol as a student and have to provide proof of health insurance. What do I need to do?

  • Please contact your health insurance company and inform them that you would like to enrol at Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule (OTH) Regensburg. That is all that you will need to do. Your health insurance company will then send us a digital notification which we will then confirm and return digitally. Please note that we cannot accept any insurance membership certificates in paper form. Our institution number is H0000048.


  • Please contact any statutory health insurance company in Germany with your insurance documents. Please inform the health insurance company that you would like to enrol at Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule (OTH) Regensburg and remain privately insured. That is all that you will need to do. The health insurance company will then send us a digital notification of your exemption from compulsory insurance. Please note that we cannot accept an insurance membership certificate from your private health insurance. Our institution number is H0000048.


  • Please contact any statutory health insurance company in Germany with your insurance documents and inform them that you would like to enrol at Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule (OTH) Regensburg. That is all that you will need to do. The health insurance company will then send us a digital notification. Please note that we cannot accept any insurance membership certificates in paper form. Our institution number is H0000048.