1 EBS Business School 1 Bachelor of Science Full-time & Part-time EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht
2 2 EBS Business School 10 good reasons for a Bachelor s degree in Business and Management at EBS 1) Intensive programme with 210 ECTS in just three years 2) Excellent business and management skills delivered by top quality professors and lecturers 3) Integrated study semester abroad at highly regarded partner universities worldwide with a dual degree option 4) Courses taught predominantly in English 5) High practical relevance through the involvement of renowned practitioners in courses and internships throughout the programme 6) High-level intensive learning in small groups 7) Personal Development and Coaching 8) Outstanding contacts to the corporate world 9) Career Services Center (CSC) provides support in career choice and career planning 10) Access to EBS strong network of alumnis, students and industry partners
3 EBS Business School 3 What am I planning to do? Study business and management on an international level. EBS Universität allows me to do just this through study semesters abroad and a truly international environment. But EBS offers so much more: Coaching, a professional network, the opportunity to engage in social projects, a wide range of student initiatives, language courses, etc. This will give me an excellent foundation for my career. Jana W., EBS Bachelor s student
4 4 EBS Business School Business and management studies at EBS - a good choice! Professor Dr Richard Raatzsch, Dean of EBS Business School Young people with good school leaving qualifications are usually seeking more than just a decently paid job. Most school leavers are aiming for a career which, in addition to a fair salary, offers international experience, intellectual challenge and the opportunity to make your mark. This requires a first-class education which delivers not only upto-date, specialist knowledge, but also develops and trains your personal skills and traits. A pioneer among German business schools, EBS has set itself apart for more than 40 years through academic excellence, innovative teaching concepts and intensive support for its students. Programme accreditation and voluntary institutional accreditation on an international level ensure the consistent high quality of the programmes we deliver. Our graduates repeatedly confirm that studying at EBS is an investment for life. This is attributed to our high academic standards and the strong practical relevance of our degree programmes. Our well established links to the professional world are based on an extensive network of highly-regarded companies and alumni as well as our cooperation with international partner universities. Internationality is deeply embedded in our University s DNA. Our students spend their compulsory study semester abroad at one of more than 270 highly regarded partner universities. In addition to specialist knowledge, language skills and international experience, this also helps them to gain a deeper understanding of different cultures. We aim to educate responsible and creative entrepreneurs: Well-educated individuals with a strong personal character as well as excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills who feel confident in the teams and complex networks that are part of today`s global working world. This is why we foster the self-development of our students with the course Studium Universale, coaching opportunities and socio-cultural projects: Only those managers who adopt a sustainable and values-driven approach will be successful in the long term, both in professional and personal life. Benefit from the qualities EBS has to offer and become part of this unique community we look forward to meeting you!
5 EBS Business School 5 Bachelor s Programmes The Bachelor in General Management leads to the academic degree Bachelor of Science (BSc) and is offered in the following study tracks: Full-time Bachelor in General Management Bachelor in General Management, International Business Studies Bachelor in General Management, Aviation Studies Part-time Bachelor in General Management Bachelor in General Management, International Track The duration of the Full-time programmes is 6 semesters, and the Part-time programme runs for 8-9 semesters. Students on the Full-time programme who choose the study track International Business Studies have the opportunity to earn a dual degree. The Full-time programmes are intensive study programmes worth 210 ECTS. Each programme consists to varying degrees of courses in business and economics, academic work, and Personal Development. By the end of each programme, all students must have completed at least two internships each lasting five weeks. We recommend that you complete at least one internship abroad. Depending on the programme, you spend one or three semesters at a partner university abroad. The necessary level of skills for non-english speaking universities can be gained either before starting studies or, with sufficient prior knowledge, during the first three semesters at EBS. The 8-semester version of the Part-time programme comprises 180 ECTS and includes the same courses as the Full-time programme. By extending the programme to include a study semester abroad (optional), you are able to acquire 210 ECTS. Programme structure Full-time programmes An academic year at EBS consists of two semesters and the summer break. In the Fall Term (September December) and Spring Term (January April) courses take place at EBS. During the summer break students complete internships and write academic papers. The fourth or the fourth to the sixth semester are spent abroad and scheduled to fit in with the selected partner university. Programme structure Part-time programmes The programme is organized in 4 blocks per year. These include on-campus residentials, which take place on three consecutive days. During the residential periods you attend lectures held for full-time students in the Fall and Spring Terms. In between the residential periods you take advantage of various e-learning opportunities and are in regular contact with your Programme Manager. Written examinations are taken together with our full-time students. The optional study semester abroad takes place at the end of the programme, extending the overall length of the programme by about 5 months, and is offered as a full-time option. Graduate profile EBS claim Inspiring Personalities is reflected in our Bachelor s programmes that aim to equip students with an excellent professional qualification coupled with valuable soft skills and, above all, seek to foster the development of mature personalities. This ensures that graduates from EBS Bachelor s programmes demonstrate the following profile: EBS graduates have a broad-based business understanding and a high level of professional competence, which makes them ideally suited to working across all major functional areas in business organizations. EBS graduates all draw on international experience. Fluent in at least two languages and with a fine feeling for cultural differences, they are optimally prepared to take on management responsibility, especially in a global environment. EBS graduates are characterized by enhanced problem-solving skills. EBS graduates are quick to recognize the ethical aspects of business issues and thus meet the demands of responsible management.
6 6 EBS Business School EBS Values Responsibility developing your personality Shareholder value is not the only determinant of success or failure in business. In response to today s demand for responsible leaders with a sound personality, our education concept is geared towards systematically fostering not only your professional but also your personal development throughout the entire course of your studies. Personal Development Personal Development at EBS, which accounts for one seventh of the programme, is specifically designed to promote personal growth and in the Bachelor s programmes comprises three areas: Studium Universale Our Studium Universale, which we are continually developing and expanding, is specially tailored to business and management studies. The course introduces you to the methodical principles of scientific theory and the methodological fundamentals of business and management science. You learn to deal with important philosophical and ethical issues. Taking a look beyond business studies sharpens your awareness of management s particular corporate social responsibility. Personal Mastery In the Personal Mastery courses you acquire the set of competencies needed for your degree programme and your career, the so-called soft skills. Courses address topics such as presentations, time management, learning strategies, team building, job application training, intercultural competence and negotiation skills. Excel workshops and a business simulation game round off the module. Socio-Cultural Impact This area focuses specifically on individual personal development. You can engage in social issues: Good is better under this motto students take part in Educare projects, which sharpens their awareness of responsible leadership qualities and sustainable management. Do it! is a form of service learning that includes active participation in social organizations and workshops to reflect on what has been learned. You also have the opportunity through intercultural training and language courses to prepare yourself for your study experience abroad and to gain the qualification for a stay abroad in a non-english speaking programme. And finally, in individual projects you have the chance to realize own ideas or are able to demonstrate your commitment by engaging in student initiatives. This calls for own initiative, creativity, organizational talent and, last not least, team working skills. Critical reflection and transferring what has been learned is a major objective of all courses. Coaching Although not firmly embedded in the curriculum, EBS Coaching Programme has played a significant role in our students success for a number of years. Offered on a voluntary basis, our individual Coaching is a unique supplement to business studies courses. Experienced coaches managers from industry provide support and mentoring to participating students. Network offering excellent opportunities for career entry We are able to draw on the know-how and wide-reaching experience of EBS Universität s more than 200 corporate partners. Reputable firms provide EBS Business School with support and guidance, so that an optimal combination of theory and practice is one of our Business School s key success factors. EBS Career Services Center is the most important interface between you, EBS Business School and the corporate world. In addition to organizing the annual EBS Career Forum, company presentations and job interview training, it supports students in their search for internships and in choosing and planning their profession. When graduating from EBS, you are wellprepared for a successful career. Our alumni network with more than 3,400 members worldwide maintains important links to a number of industry sectors. The strong bonding among EBS alumni and their close contact with each other is unique. Many of our alumni still enjoy close links with their Alma Mater. They engage with EBS as examiners in the student selection process, as guest speakers and project supervisors. They initiate workshops, support events and provide internships and job offers. The brand EBS stands for trust and confidence of our students and leading business companies. That is the foundation of our success and our responsibility for the future. Just a few of our corporate partners:
7 EBS Business School 7 Internationality strengthening your intercultural competence For over 40 years internationality has been paramount at EBS. This is reflected in a variety of ways, not only in campus life but also in our programme design. Firstly, more than 90 % of courses are taught in English, with international students on our Bachelor s programmes able to complete the programme entirely in English. Secondly, the number of international professors and guest lecturers at EBS is steadily increasing. This means we are able to enhance our international curriculum with real-life perspectives and first-hand practical examples from a global environment. Campus life, too, is characterized by diversity, with around 360 international students each year spending one or more semesters at EBS. As a rule, our international students are integrated into existing courses, so that through day-today interaction you will develop a greater awareness of cultural differences. Our emphasis on internationality is not only evident on campus, but is also demonstrated in the compulsory study semester abroad at one of nearly 270 partner universities. If you opt for the study track International Business Studies, you even spend the entire second half of studies abroad. In preparation of your international study experience, you have the opportunity to extend your language skills as part our Personal Development programme as well as in optional language courses. The time spent abroad aims to familiarize students with international research approaches and teaching methods, in addition to perfecting language skills and, above all, improving intercultural competence. Internships during the time spent abroad also enable you to gain first international work experience. Excellence developing your academic competence Our professors and research assistants ensure that you receive the best possible academic education. All our Bachelor s programmes begin with an introduction to the fundamental aspects and established research methods and theories of business and management. Our modular integrative teaching approach draws related subjects together into networked teaching units (modules), linking methods and theories to practical application. You quickly recognize the purpose and use of methods and theories and, therefore, learn better and more effectively. Interdisciplinary courses are combined in modules where this brings didactic benefits. An example is the module Operations, which on the one hand analyses the supply chain, explaining the respective theoretical principles, and on the other hand explores the topic of process management from a practical IT perspective. Characteristic of courses at EBS is highlevel learning in small groups. This requires a high degree of concentration and active participation. At the same time, you also enjoy close personal contact with your lecturers, with the opportunity to discuss any questions you may have. Our innovative teaching methods include interactive lectures, project groups, seminars and case studies. The proportion of self-study, case studies and seminars systematically increases during the programme, so that you learn to use the acquired knowledge independently, continually extending it to meet your goals. Our programmes are continuously being expanded and updated. Regular monitoring through participation in national and international accreditation processes ensure that they reflect the latest market developments, both in structure and content.
8 8 EBS Business School Bachelor in General Management The Bachelor of Science in General Management offers students a broad-based degree programme in business and management studies, which qualifies graduates for a career in business and for Master s degree programmes in this field. Worth a total of 210 ECTS earned in three years, the intensive pro gramme has set the benchmark with students gaining knowledge otherwise acquired in seven semesters in just six semesters. The heavy workload shows: the programme is demanding, intensive and calls for maximum commitment. Business and economics content accounts for about 85 % of the programme with 15 % reserved for courses in Personal Development. You spend the 4th semester abroad at one of EBS partner universities. As a rule, you are able to choose from the entire range of Englishspeaking universities available in the Bachelor s programme. With additional language skills gained either before starting studies or, with sufficient prior knowledge, during your first three semesters at EBS, you are also able to choose a university in other target language countries. Programme structure Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6 Economics I Economics II Economics III Economics IV Part I Studium Universale I Part II Socio-Cultural Impact
9 EBS Business School 9 Programme content Students who choose the Bachelor s programme in General Management take part in a broad-based study programme with compulsory lectures in all important areas of business and management: Accounting, Control & Taxation, Finance, Marketing, Strategy & Management, Supply Chain Management, Business Law, Information Technology, and Economics. The programme is made up of modules, which draw together related subjects into integrated teaching units and link methods, processes and theories to practical application. For example, statistics are not taught separately but together with the subject investments, so that using a specific case you learn how statistical methods help in structuring and solving capital and financial investment problems in companies. Lectures are supplemented by a carefully designed concept that guides you towards accurate scientific work and provides a sound foundation for continuing studies or an academic career. Each student has to complete at least one academic paper per year, with the level of difficulty and own research contribution increasing from year to year. In various internships, which are also an integrated part of the curriculum, students learn to apply their theoretical knowledge in the practical environment. The curriculum is rounded off by courses in Personal Development, which allow you to look beyond your own comfort zone and enable you to appreciate the ethical aspects of your decision-making. After earning my Bachelor s degree I m aiming for success in my career, and EBS offers the most important building blocks: a close-knit network, management training, practical experience and an academic education characterized by innovation and continual further development. All this together with the very special community feeling among students convinced me to study at EBS and ensure the ideal formula for my career. Christin Baumann, EBS Bachelor s student & Student Representative
10 10 EBS Business School Bachelor in General Management International Business Studies Future generations of leaders must be equipped with the specialist, social and intercultural competences required to successfully meet the challenges presented by the growing internationalization of business processes. The globalized employment market is calling for for managers who, in addition to specialist professional competencies, have the capacity to overcome language and above all cultural barriers. An extensive repertoire of skills ensuring successful cross-cultural behaviour is therefore essential. This qualification profile must be specifically developed during studies. The optional study track International Business, which is reserved for the best students, takes these aspects into account. The business and management content of a traditional business studies programme accounts for about 90 % of courses, which include Accounting, Control & Taxation, Finance, Marketing, Strategy & Management, Supply Chain Management, Business Law, Information Technology, and Economics. The remaining 10 % is reserved for courses in Personal Development. Students who opt for International Business Studies spend the first three semesters at EBS, before continuing the rest of their studies at one of our partner universities abroad. This opportunity is based on special programme arrangements with the respective partner university. We currently offer dual degree options with twelve universities in English, French, Spanish, and Chinese-speaking countries as well as in Central Europe. As a rule, you are able to choose from the range of English-speaking universities offered. Students with additional language skills gained either before starting studies or, with sufficient prior knowledge, during the first three semesters at EBS are also able to choose a university in other target language countries. If you successfully fulfil the requirements of both universities, in addition to the EBS Bachelor of Science degree, you also earn the corresponding degree awarded by your partner university. This opens up further opportunities on international education and employment markets. Programme structure Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6 Economics I Economics II Economics III Part I Studium Universale I Part II Socio-Cultural Impact As a rule students must attend additional courses to earn the degree qualification awarded by the partner university.
11 EBS Business School 11 Programme content During the first three semesters all students on the General Management programme follow the same curriculum. Programme content during the last three semesters is closely coordinated with the partner university. This ensures that wherever you spend the second half of the programme you receive the same level of education, even though content and methodology may differ from country to country and university to university. Students are able to choose from the following partner universities: English-speaking programmes Brock University, Goodman School of Business, St. Catherine s, Canada The teaching concept at Brock University follows a generalist approach and in addition to traditional business and economics content includes electives in interdisciplinary topic areas.. Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary The academically demanding programme at the Corvinus University is delivered entirely in English. You also attend a course in Hungarian for at least two semesters, which is the ideal preparation for a career in or with central European countries. Curtin University, Perth, Australia At Curtin University you can choose between two programmes and, in addition to your Bachelor in General Management from EBS, earn either a Bachelor in international Business or a Bachelor in Business Administration. Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland Kozminski University in Poland, Germany s most important eastern neighbour, is the most recent member to join our partner network. During your studies there you will learn Polish and gain the ideal qualification for a career in Eastern Europe. As a second degree you earn the Bachelor of Science in Management. University of Exeter, Exeter, UK As a long-standing, trusted partner, the internationally accredited University of Exeter has now joined the ranks of IBS dual degree partners. In addition to the BSc in General Management from EBS, you earn a BA Hons in Business and Management from Exeter. University of Louisville, Louisville, USA The University of Louisville is our first partner for International Business in the USA. Two study places are currently available to EBS students with good or excellent academic achievements. Students at Louisville take a major in Marketing or Finance. Programmes in Spanish-speaking countries Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain Universidad Carlos III is one of the leading universities in Spain. It was ranked No 1 for business studies in the El Mundo Ranking 2011 and is characterized by a demanding curriculum. Tec de Monterrey, Queretaro, Mexico Tec de Monterrey is a private university with very spacious campuses, outstanding facilities, a demanding curriculum and an excellent reputation. The programme can be completed entirely in Spanish or in Spanish and English. Programmes in France KEDGE Business School (BEM), Bordeaux, France The programme at BEM has been specially designed for EBS students and consists of courses held by the entire BEM group. These include Master s courses that you are free to choose from in your third year allowing you to tailor their degree programme at a high level. IESEG, Lille or Paris, France The programme at IESEG, currently the best ranked post-bac university in France, is very similar in methodology and content to the programme at EBS. You can choose between cosmopolitan Paris or the more tranquil setting in Lille in Northern France. KEDGE Business School (Euromed), Marseille, France Also very similar in methodology and content to EBS is the programme at Euromed in Marseille. Alongside the demanding curriculum, a further positive aspect is the very attractive location just outside the city. Programme in China Tongji University, Shanghai, China Students aiming for a career in Asia will lay the ideal foundation by spending three semesters at Tongji. The programme is delivered in English with courses in Chinese in addition to lectures, so that after 18 months students speak fluent Mandarin and are familiar with Chinese customs and traditions. The opportunity to earn two degrees convinced me to go for the Bachelor s programme International Business Studies. The ideal combination of business studies, culture and internationality gives me the chance to achieve personal growth and will prepare me for a career and life in a global, intercultural environment. Laura Weil EBS Bachelor s student
12 12 EBS Business School Bachelor in General Management Aviation Studies The EBS Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management aims to prepare students for management responsibilities in the fascinating and rapidly growing airline industry. The programme is characterized by intensive working partnerships with companies from the air transport sector and by an especially high level of practical industry relevance. The degree builds on the design of the Bachelor in General Management, however with the opportunity in certain areas to prepare for a later career in air transport. More than 25% of programme content focuses on Aviation Studies: all electives at EBS as well as some courses abroad consist of aviation modules. As a rule internships are completed at companies in the airline industry and academic papers are written on branch-specific topics. Programme structure Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6 Economics IV Economics I Economics II Economics III Part I Studium Universale I Part II Socio-Cultural Impact
13 EBS Business School 13 For me studying at EBS is much more than academic excellence - workshops, management training and practical content optimally prepare us for a successful career. Furthermore, EBS offers unique extracurricular opportunities. Student initiatives open up space for personal growth and development going far beyond standard offerings: for instance as part of a student team organizing a successful business congress. This not only presents an exciting challenge, but also gives you the chance to put into practice what you have already learned in theory and gain first management experience. Intensive cooperation with fellow students and high profile companies builds a network characterized by solidarity and mutual support. I am fascinated by the opportunities that commitment and involvement at this University bring. Pascal Engelmann EBS Bachelor s student & Head of the student initiative Supply Chain Management Programme content In addition to selected modules and courses from the Bachelor in General Management programme, specialist aviation modules deal with all the relevant organizations, products and processes in the airline industry. Lecturers on the programme hold prominent positions with airline companies and have several years of experience in this industry sector. To increase learning effectiveness, the programme is organized in modules. Methods, processes and theories are linked to practical application, and related subjects are drawn together to form integrated teaching units. For example, statistics are not taught separately but together with the subject investments, so that using a specific case you learn how statistical methods help in structuring and solving capital and financial investment problems in companies. Lectures are supplemented by a carefully designed concept that guides you towards accurate scientific work and provides a sound foundation for continuing studies or an academic career. Each student has to complete at least one academic paper per year, with the level of difficulty and own research contribution increasing from year to year. The Bachelor s thesis written at the end of the programme should deal with a topic from the area of aviation management. In various internships, which are also an integrated part of the curriculum, students learn to apply their theoretical knowledge to the practical environment. Internships can be completed at our cooperation partners in the aviation industry, including airlines, airport operators, air traffic control, management consulting, manufacturers or suppliers. Many internships can also be completed abroad.
14 14 EBS Business School Bachelor in General Management Part-time Your personal situation after leaving school or after you have completed vocational training might not always allow you to enrol in a full-time programme. For students who wish to gain a degree but are unable to attend university on a full-time basis, EBS is offering the Bachelor in General Management as a parttime programme. The tried and tested features of a high quality university degree programme are combined with the special requirements of a part-time programme in terms of structure, learning formats, flexibility and service. Taking into consideration the double demands part-time students are faced with, the programme offers ambitious young professionals the opportunity, alongside their professional life, to earn a Bachelor of Science in General Management, which will equip them with the skills needed to take on future management responsibility. As a part-time student you will attend the same compulsory courses in business and management as our full-time students, and you can expect the same standard of academic and service quality that sets EBS apart: internships, Personal Development, career services, intensive support and guidance. By extending the standard duration of study to include a study semester at one of our partner universities abroad, you will also gain an international dimension. Important for you as a working professional are programme structure, course formats and a specific teaching approach which are tailored to meet your special needs. The standard length of the programme is 4 years which will be extended by about 5 months if you choose the International Track. Residential courses on campus are combined with a range of e-learning formats to ensure continuous learning progress. Programme structure Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Block 4 June-Aug Block 3 Mar-May Block 2 Dec-Feb Internship Recognition of work experience possible Internship Recognition of work experience possible Block 1 Sep-Nov Socio-Cultural Impact Core programme 180 ECTS Bachelor in General Management Part-time Track Semester abroad 30 ECTS Bachelor in General Management Part-time International Track The particular structure of the programme allows students to organize their studies to fit their needs. You can also switch from the Parttime to the Full-time programme, and vice versa, after the second and third year. This enables you to adjust the length of the programme to suit your personal situation.
15 EBS Business School 15 Programme content There are no essential differences between the Bachelor in General Management Part-time programme and the Full-time programme. The business and management content of a traditional business studies programme accounts for about 90 % of courses, which include Accounting, Control & Taxation, Finance, Marketing, Strategy & Management, Supply Chain Management, Business Law, Information Technology, and Economics. Lectures are supplemented by a carefully designed concept that guides you towards accurate scientific work and provides a sound foundation for continuing studies or an academic career. Each student has to complete at least three academic papers during the course of the programme, with a continuous increase in the level of difficulty and own research contribution. In various internships, which are also an integral part of the curriculum, students learn to apply their theoretical knowledge to the practical setting. The curriculum is rounded off by courses in Personal Development that account for around 10 % of programme content. These courses allow you to look beyond your own comfort zone, giving you the early opportunity to learn more about very different lifestyles and develop an appreciation of the ethical aspects of your decisions and actions. Throughout the course of the programme you spend three days each month at EBS, where you attend lectures and exercises. During the self-study phase you take advantage of the wide range of e-learning activities to ensure continuous learning progress, complete group work online or consolidate your knowledge in tutorials, e.g. in mathematics and statistics. At the same time, academic advisors and programme management staff are available to you for help and advice throughout the entire semester. A further aspect underlining the high quality of the programme are the examinations, which are identical to those in the Full-time programme and which you sit together with your fellow full-time students. Integral parts of the programme, e.g. induction week and the graduation ceremony which you attend together with our full-time students, ensure that you feel a real part of the student body at EBS and at the same time give you the opportunity to expand your own personal network. A typical study block
16 16 EBS Business School Your studies abroad Semester abroad Internships abroad Think globally EBS education concept was inspired by the idea of internationality from the very outset, and still is today. For this reason, stays abroad of different lengths and intensity are an integral component of all Full-time programmes at EBS. Studying abroad enables you to expand your horizons in every respect. Your stay at a partner university provides you with fresh impulses and is an outstanding opportunity for self-development. Two internships lasting at least ten weeks in total, and which can be extended by several weeks on a voluntary basis, are a compulsory element of the programme. Whilst the first internship usually takes place in Germany, your semester abroad offers the ideal opportunity to complete an internship in your host country, giving you the chance to gain further academic experience and become more familiar with the foreign culture and its specific market characteristics from a professional perspective. Take advantage of this to make new contacts, meet the challenges presented by an international workplace and prepare yourself for future management positions in the global economy. Partner universities EBS partner network currently includes over 270 higher education institutions in more than 40 countries, which are all regularly monitored to ensure consistently high standards of academic quality and services. Foreign languages The majority of courses at EBS are taught in English. Exceptions to this are courses that deal with the German legal system and are concerned with German literary texts and material. These include bookkeeping, taxation and business law, which as a rule are taught in German. Alternative courses for international students are held in English. In preparation for your study semester abroad or in order to learn a new language or brush up existing skills, Personal Development at EBS offers the opportunity to attend a maximum of three language courses, depending on your programme. Furthermore, the course Intercultural Competence, which takes place in the third semester, will prepare you for the cultural challenges you will encounter during your stay abroad. Besides the compulsory language courses, we offer optional courses in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, giving you the chance to develop additional language skills. Our global network: Argentina Finland Malaysia Slovenia Australia France Mexico South Africa Belgium Greece Netherlands Spain Brazil Hong Kong New Zealand Sweden Canada Hungary Norway Switzerland Czech Republic India Peru Thailand Chile Ireland Philippines Taiwan China Italy Poland Turkey Costa Rica Japan Portugal Uruguay Croatia Korea Russia UK Denmark Latvia Singapore USA Estonia Lithuania Slovakia
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18 18 EBS Business School The EBS Spirit A distinct feature at EBS is the diverse and vibrant campus life, which is actively shaped by faculty and administrative staff as well as our students. Since we place great value on your personal development and growth, we demand and encourage your commitment, self-expression and responsibility. Student body The student body at EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht is organized in an independent association. It plays a significant role in student life, at the heart of which are togetherness, a sense of responsibility, commitment and the willingness to help, the so-called EBS Spirit. Student initiatives Alongside their studies, EBS students are engaged in a wide range of projects where they are able to apply on a daily basis what they learn in their business and law courses. The student initiatives, the so-called Ressorts, offer the ideal opportunity to enrich student life with activities or events covering a wide spectrum of topics. Apart from your study programme, you are also welcome to devote yourself to social and cultural projects. As a young adult you will frequently be faced with challenges that can only be mastered in a strong community such as exists among students at EBS. As a student at EBS Business School set up the next student initiative Student Initiatives: Congresses Continuing education Culture and social affairs
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20 20 EBS Business School Apply to EBS and become part of the EBS community The number of study places at EBS is limited. We therefore recommend that you apply early in order to ensure you gain a place. Application Application takes place online at The EBS admissions process will only begin once you have submitted your online application. Admission requirements For admission to the Bachelor s degree programmes at EBS, the following are required: Proof of the general or subject-related German university entrance qualification, the advanced technical college certificate valid for the federal state of Hesse or a school leaving qualification gained abroad that is recognized as equivalent. Proof of very good English language skills. On request, English native speakers or applicants with an English school leaving certificate may be exempt from this requirement. Successful completion of the EBS admissions process. A business internship lasting several weeks before starting studies is strongly recommended. Information on the recognition of international educational credentials and language proficiency as well as other downloads on the admission procedure are available at The admissions process Studying at EBS makes great demands on your present knowledge level in mathematics and foreign languages, your logical-analytical skills, your motivation and willingness to learn, and on you as a person. To assess whether you meet these demands, we have developed our own personality-oriented admission process (POAV). The POAV consists of three parts for all applicants: personal interview, mathematics test and reasoning test. Applicants who at the time of the POAV have failed to submit proof of English proficiency, are also required to take the English test at EBS. Interview This oral test serves to assess your studying capability from a motivation and people skills perspective. It gives you the opportunity to demonstrate the so-called soft skills, which cannot be adequately assessed in written tests. In order to gain a reliable overall impression of your potential, you are requested to take part in a 50-minute personal interview with a specially trained team of interview partners to assess your personal, social and interpersonal skills. As a rule, the interview team is made up of one EBS member of staff and a selected corporate representative. Reasoning Test: TSA Thinking Skills Assessment, University of Cambridge Essential for success in studying at EBS is your capacity for structured logical thinking. As the first university in Europe (excluding the UK), we use the proven Thinking Skills Assessment Test designed by the University of Cambridge to test your critical thinking skills and select the best applicants for our programmes. The test lasts 90 minutes and consists of 50 questions. EBS Mathematics Test Our research has shown that mathematical skills are crucial to success on the business studies programmes at EBS. The EBS Mathematics Test assesses whether you fulfil the requirements for a good start to your studies. Over a period of 60 minutes you will deal with questions testing basic knowledge at middle secondary and upper secondary level. If the results indicate gaps in your present knowledge, you can close these by taking part in the EBS Mathematics Preparation Course before starting your studies. Your test result will decide whether the Mathematics Preparation Course is compulsory for you or just a recommended option. Proof of English language proficiency Since the majority of courses in the Bachelor s programmes are delivered in English, all applicants are required to provide prior proof of English language proficiency. EBS accepts a number of standardized language tests and as part of the admissions process offers the additional opportunity to take the EBS language test which lasts 90 minutes. Details, including information on the expected minimum proficiency level and dates, are available at at General information on language tests, test centres and dates can be found at The personal interview, reasoning test, English test and mathematics test all take place on one day. Apply online: