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Aalen University Close to a Partnership with the Largest University in SeattleStudents of International Business Administration should receive new exchange opportunities

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...and Prof. Dr. Robert Rieg.

Tu, 07. January 2020

The study area International Business Studies (IBW) at Aalen University is working both on expansion and on the further development of their international partnerships. Program Coordinator Prof. Dr. Jae-Aileen Chung and her colleague Prof. Dr. Robert Rieg, Head of the Master Program Financial Management, have just visited a university rich in tradition, the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle.

With over 50,000 students, UW is the largest university in the US State of Washington and is renowned both nationally and internationally for their teaching and research. On site, Chung and Rieg held talks with different representatives about cooperation possibilities. These talks were not only about the exchange of students, but also the implementation of joint projects with international businesses. The cooperation is to be further developed; the conclusion of a cooperation agreement and the start of the cooperation are planned. Rieg is convinced „that this opens up further fascinating opportunities for IBW Students to collect international experiences.“

The working world of today finds itself undergoing radical change and is being shaped by digitalization especially. Global networking of the entire economy and the building of international partnerships and cooperations across all areas of society are becoming increasingly important. Working on international projects in locally scattered teams from different cultures is also no longer a rarity. Good career prospects are promised by an internationally oriented degree program. „Whoever strives for an international career or can imagine themselves in a leadership position in a large corporation, a degree in International Business Studies is right for them,“ explained Prof. Dr. Jae Chung, who leads the Bachelor Program International Business Studies at Aalen University. „The course of study offers a colorful mix of economic subjects, foreign languages, and the acquisition of digital and intercultural competences.“

Intimate International University Partnerships are the Whole Point

Next to an obligatory internship semester abroad, intercultural competences can be deepened and further developed through an integrated semester abroad (International Program) in the Bachelor degree program International Business Studies. For a semester abroad, there are partner universities of the program available in Europe, as well as in North and South America. In addition, there is the possibility to obtain a double degree, for example: at the French elite partner university École Supérieure de Commerce (ESC).

Prospective students may apply for the Bachelor of International Business Studies until Wednesday, January 15th 2020. You can find further information on the range of courses here.


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