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BSc International Management Double Degree

"IMX graduates are global citizens in the true sense of the word. In our successful study programme they have experienced and lived internationality daily. An experience that is of huge importance for their often international career.”


Prof. Dr. Tobias Schütz, Programme Director BSc International Management Double Degree

Eleven degree programmes to choose from

In the International Management Double Degree (IMX) programme you study in Germany and a country of your choice for two years each. You select your combination from eleven countries. The IMX offers the following ten degree programmes:

  • German-American (US and Canada)
  • German-Brazilian
  • German-Chinese
  • German-Dutch
  • German-English
  • German-French
  • German-Irish
  • German-Italian
  • German-Mexican
  • German-Polish
  • German-Spanish

Why study BSc International Management Double Degree (IMX)?

... because you study in two countries, at two universities in two languages and cultures.
... because you acquire two Bachelor degrees, one of which is from a renowned foreign partner university.
… because the course contents are coordinated between the countries and you do not have to pay any tuition fees at the university abroad.

… because you become a member of the IPBS Network (International Partnership of Business Schools), one of the biggest networks in the international higher education area.
… because you spend half of your course of studies at a renowned partner university in America, China or in Europe.
… because in both countries you complete an internship semester integrated into the course of studies at large international companies.

… because you can further develop your international profile and complete a voluntary internship in a third country. 
... because you can gain experience at two universities, in three countries and four languages. 
... because after successfully completing the IMX programme, all paths are open to you: career entry in a top global companies, international master's programmes or a PhD. 

Key facts

Length of course

8 semesters

Place of study

Reutlingen and location of partner university (start location is defined by the programme)


Beginning of course

14 September

4 October for students in their first semester (subject to change)

Summer semester 2022 starts on 14 February 2022 for the 2nd semester and higher.

Application deadline

expected 30 June

Language of instruction

At ESB Business School: mainly German (in some cases English)

At the partner university: Language of partner country (exceptions: German-Dutch degree programme: English, German-Mexican degree programme: Spanish and English, German-Brasilian degree programme: Portugese and English)

Foreign languages

Besides the language of the partner country a second foreign language can also be chosen as an elective.




Bachelor of Science (BSc) from Reutlingen University and degree from the partner university abroad


Semester contribution summer semester 2018: €167.30 for regular students (Student Union fee and contribution to administrative costs) and €97.30 for exchange students

No further tuition fees during the two years abroad at the partner university

Admission requirements
  • General or subject-related university entrance qualification (A-levels; entrance qualification for a Fachhochschule (university of applied sciences) is not sufficient
  • Foreign language skills in the language relevant to the degree programme, i.e. in the national language of the respective target country. Exceptions: The Netherlands (English), Mexico (English and Spanish), China (possible with and without Chinese language skills), Brazil (Spanish/Portugese and English)
Available places

135 per year

This degree programme deals with questions such as...

  • How does an internationally operating company function?
  • How does a company become nationally and internationally successful?
  • What are the challenges facing today’s management?
  • How does a company recruit qualified employees?
  • What forms of financing are available to companies?
  • What demands do customers make on products and services of companies? How can the companies become customer-oriented?
  • What role does globalisation play for companies?
  • What areas of tension arise for management between ethics and the profit motive?

Perspectives: Careers & opportunities


Graduates of the International Management Double Degree (IMX) study programmes obtain 240 ECTS credits and a degree at Reutlingen University, as well as a degree at an international partner university. This opens up many opportunities for the time after their studies at ESB Business School.

Our graduates

...complement the double degree by completing a one-year master’s programme at an international university (London, Paris, Oxford, etc.)
...pursue an academic career and achieve a doctorate following their studies at ESB Business School
...immediately join a top international company
....launch a start-up

No matter what you opt for later, you will be well prepared!

Typical industries

IMX graduates are not limited to one industry, though many of our alumni work in particular in the following industries:

  • FMCG – Fast Moving Consumer Goods (L’Oréal, Procter& Gamble, Henkel, Danone, etc.),
  • Top-management consultancies (McKinsey, BCG, Strategy&, OliverWyman, Bain & Company, etc.)
  • Automotive (Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, etc.)
  • Digital (Google, IBM, SAP, etc.)
  • Auditing (PwC, Deloitte, E&Y, KPMG, etc.)

We don’t know where you will go. But we do know that you will do it very quickly and very successfully.

Rankings & accreditations

ESB Business School is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Worldwide only five percent of all business schools bear this seal of quality. The AACSB is the largest accreditation organisation in the world with demanding quality requirements in relation to training and research at business schools.

The International Management Double Degree (IMX) programme carries the premium seal of the FIBAA for outstanding quality.

Current rankings:

  • Wirtschaftswoche 2022: ESB Business School faculty maintains its first place among German universities of applied sciences in the field of business administration. To the ranking (German Article)
  • Trendence Graduate Barometer 2020: Top positions in the fields "Internationality" and "Practical Relevance"
  • Studycheck University Ranking 2020: Reutlingen University belongs to the most popular universities in Germany once again. It performed especially successful in the fields "Internationality" and "Practical Relevance". To the ranking
  • U-Multirank 2020: Reutlingen University is awarded eleven top placings, e. g. in the fields of International Orientation and Student mobility. ESB Business School performed especially successfully in regard to the contact to work environments. To the ranking
  • Die Zeit (CHE) 2020/21, Business Management: Top group in several areas including international orientation, support during study entryphase, support during practical semester, support by teaching staff and overall study situation
    To the ranking

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23.03.2024 - 23.03.2024: Graduation Ceremony of ESB Business School March 2024

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