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Off to ESB Business School

Would you like to spend a semester or two in the beautiful region of southern Germany, study at one of Germany’s top business schools, and be part of a lively international community? Do you want to benefit from renowned international company contacts, perfect your English in classes but also have the opportunity to learn the German language and culture?

If yes, all you need to do is check if your home institution is a partner of ESB Business School and contact your international office to start the nomination process. We look forward to meeting you on campus.

Good Reasons for ESB Business School

Student exchange at ESB Business School, Reutlingen University

A truly international experience both within the classroom...

...and in your free time with fellow students from around 80 countries world-wide.

AACSB accredited programmes with a strong practice-orientation, small learning groups and teaching staff with wide-ranging, international experience.

Campus in a beautiful scenic location...

...only a few minutes away from the city centre.

Modern and well-equipped learning centre with a range of facilities for group-work, studying and research

A range of sports and leisure facilities within a short walking distance

Excellent connections to corporate partners at the careers fair or one of the many company workshops organised by the Career Center at ESB Business School

Extensive support throughout the exchange period by our international coordinators, student buddies and teaching staff

Reutlingen offers a lively city centre with medieval feel and pleasant shopping streets.

Situated in the centre of Europe offering a large number of tourist attractions and sights definitely worth seeing, such as the castle of Hohenzollern in Bisingen.

Lake Constance is also a very attractive destination for a day trip.

Read on the following slides what exchange students at ESB Business School have to say about their time in Reutlingen.

"I met the most warm-hearted people from all over the world in Reutlingen." - Elizaveta from Russia

"The exchange programme allowed me to meet international students and helped me understand the importance of language and interpersonal skills." - Xiang Yi from Taiwan

"I had the most amazing time and met a lot of amazing friends from around the world!" - Fahran from Indonesia

"Throughout my semester abroad here in Reutlingen, I have met a lot of interesting people and really enjoyed experiencing Germany's beautiful nature and lakes." - Sabrina from the USA

Courses for Exchange Students

Exchange students can apply for one or two semesters in one of three subject areas at ESB Business School. You select your subject area when filling out the application form. You are recommended to register for the courses listed in your chosen subject area. In the following, you can view the course lists for the respective areas.


International Business (Course list for the summer semester 2022)

International Operations Management (Course list for the summer semester 2022)


International Business Development & International Accounting, Controlling and Taxation (Course list for the summer semester 2022)

Application Process for Incoming Exchange Students

1. Contact your international office and express your interest in our university.

2. Your university nominates you for one of our three subject areas (see also "Courses for exchange students").

3. After receiving the link to our application system Move-On, please complete the form and upload the following documents:

  • CV (in English or German)
  • Transcript of Records
  • Passport photo
  • Copy of passport
  • Current certificate of enrolment
  • Proof of health insurance (can be provided at a later point as well)

4. Upon receipt of your application, we will contact you via email with all the further details and course lists

5. Welcome to Reutlingen! Participate in the Welcome Session and start your international experience at ESB Business School!

Important Dates for Incoming Exchange Students
 Summer Semester 2022Winter Semester 2022/2023
Nomination deadline for exchange students1 November 20211 May 2022
Application deadline for exchange students15 November 202115 May 2022
Intensive German pre-semester course-

September 2022

(Duration: 3 weeks)

Semester Dates (incl. examination periods)  
International Business1 March to 22 June 202214 September 2022 - 27 January 2023
International Operations Management14 March to
21 July 2021
4 October 2022 - 9 February 2023
International Business Development/International Accounting, Controlling and Taxation14 March to
21 July 2021
4 October 2022 - 9 February 2023

All exchange student are invited to an Orientation Day in the week prior to the start of the semester.

Contact us

International Business

Mareike Reinfandt

Mareike Reinfandt, M.A.BSc International Business

ESB profile page

Building 5
Room 124
Phone +49 7121 271 - 3135
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Areas of Responsibility
  • Coordination, guidance and support for international students (incoming students)
  • Contact person for guest lecturers

International Operations Management

Elizaveta Renz

Elizaveta Renz, M.A.BSc Production Management, BSc International Operations and Logistics Management

Office Hours: Mo, Di, Do: 9 - 13 Uhr Mi: 9 - 17 Uhr

ESB profile page

Building 17
Room 006
Phone +49 7121 271 3069
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Areas of Responsibility
  • Exchange Coordination
  • Countries: Australia, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovenia, Hungary

International Business Development/International Accounting Controlling and Taxation

Martina Traub-Kaiser

Martina Traub-Kaiser, M.A.MSc International Accounting, Controlling and Taxation / MSc International Business Development

Office Hours: monday - friday: 8.00 - 14.30

ESB profile page

Building 17
Room 117
Phone +49 7121 271 6006
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Areas of Responsibility
  • Coordinates the degree programme MSc International Business Development
  • Coordinates the degree programme MSc International Accounting, Controlling and Taxation
  • Contact person for questions regarding conception, content and organisation
  • Contact person for semester abroad with the foreign partner universities
  • Course guidance