Why study at IUBH

International university with ideal conditions

The IUBH School of Business and Management aims to create the best possible start for your professional career.  We create an environment to help you thrive in your studies and beyond.

Study in English

The IUBH was the first German university to teach all courses in the English language – and set a new standard for international education offered in Germany. International students have the opportunity to study in English and improve their German during their studies.


Work & residence visa for the EU

Germany has a strong economy and – due to demographic shifts – a shrinking workforce. The German government has opened a route to the country for highly qualified immigrants: every graduate of a German university is entitled to receive a work and residence VISA for the entire EU after three years of successfully working full-time in Germany.


Accomodation guaranteed

Students in their first year of study at the IUBH are guaranteed housing in university accommodations on the beautiful campus at very reasonable rates.


Low drop-out rate

At German state universities the drop-out rates for international students averages 40%. This compares to a success ratio at IUBH of >90%. Our success reflects our commitment to taking care of our students, small class sizes and motivating professors who personally know their students.


Accredited and state recognised 

In 2009 our university was accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities for the longest possible period of ten years. In addition, all study programmes are accredited by FIBAA. A total of five study programmes have been awarded with the FIBAA-Premium Seal. Therefore IUBH is one of the leading universities in Germany to be awarded five or more premium seals which confirms the excellent quality of teaching at the IUBH in addition.


CHE Ranking

The CHE University Ranking is one of the most well known rankings in Germany. In regular intervals the "Centre for Higher Education and Development" (CHE) rates universities according to their different specialisations. In the field of business administration the International University Bad Honnef-Bonn (IUBH) consistently ranks in the top group. In the CHE Ranking 2014 the IUBH achieved outstanding results and positioned itself in the field of business administration as Germany's best private university of applied sciences with the most rankings in the top group.

Practical approach - IUBH teaches success in life

All professors must have successful professional business experience to be appointed at the IUBH. All courses are practically orientated; restaurants are run by students and industry projects are conducted by students and professors. The IUBH provides students with the skills for exceptional international careers. After 2 years, 80% of the graduates have management responsibilities and their salary rose 22%.


Courses in the field of growing industries

The success of students after graduation not only depends on skills, education, and assistance in the job search – but also on the job situation in the particular industry they want to work in. IUBH courses are selected in growing industries that can provide jobs for our graduates. Approximately 75% of the graduates work in an international environment.


CEO's lectures & career services – where skill meets opportunity

Skill is necessary but not everything to start a career: students need to be found by companies and institutions that appreciate their skills. The IUBH conducts "CEO‘s lectures" where leaders from business and industry hold seminars on campus and students have the opportunity to interact  with them directly. IUBH Career Services provides students with recommendations for internship placements and for jobs after graduation.


Top quality - multi validation

The IUBH is dedicated to top quality in its teaching, student services and placement of students in well-paying jobs. On a global level, the IUBH is one of only 10 universities recognised by Hotel Schools of Distinction (formerly Leading Hotel Schools of the World), and has also proudly received recognition by the United Nations. On the national level, official institutions have paid tribute to the IUBH‘s quality by granting accreditation for 10 years. 


First class campus facilities

Facilities of the IUBH match the highest international standards, providing students with an environment that directly leads to success in study and life: short distances to all learning facilities, classrooms and libraries.


Personal attention and comprehensive support services

At the IUBH class size is limited to a maximum of 29 so that students can quickly develop a good working relationship with tutors and classmates. Outside of classes, a dedicated student support team is available to help students. Students also have regular one-to-one academic guidance meetings throughout their study programme.

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