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As part of some of its accredited degree courses, THM offers "International Semesters", which refers to modules, exchange programmes and degree courses held in English. They are open to exchange students from our international partner institutions as well as German and international students of THM. Round off your academic programme with German language modules.
Information for exchange students

Business Administration B.A. - International Semesters

International Students

The exchange programme is open to students from our partner universities who wish to complete one or two semesters at the THM Business School. Exchange students can choose from a range of business administration modules taught in English. If they have sufficient knowledge of German, they are welcome to attend our modules taught in German.


In order to take part in our exchange programme it will be important that:

  • you are enrolled at one of our exchange partner institutions
  • your home university agrees to your degree plan
  • you will have completed 90 ECTS at your home university upon arrival
  • you have sufficient knowledge of English to follow lectures, read texts and actively participate in group work (CEFR level B2 recommended).

Moreover, you should be prepared to meet people with different cultural backgrounds and to improve your German and English language skills.

Please note: Before submitting your application you should first contact the international/study abroad office at your home university to obtain approval for your study abroad period at the THM Business School.

Module List (Modules taught in English)

CODE  Modules  HpW ECTS
421 Foundations of International Management 4 6
422 Core Competencies of International Management 4 6
482 Data Modelling and Data Management 4 6
733 Intercultural Competencies 4 6
724 International Marketing / Marketing Planning 4 6
106 Business English Basics (B1 - B2) 2 2
207 Business English Basics (B2) 2 2
432 Marketing Management 4  6

HpW = hours per week / ECTS = credit points

We look forward to welcoming you at the THM Business School in Giessen. Make the most of your degree and enjoy the international spirit at the THM Business School.

Application and Calendar

Academic calendar Autumn semesters: mid October - mid February Spring semesters: mid April - mid July
Application deadlines Application deadlines when applying directly at THM: 1 July for the autumn semester, 15 December for the spring semester.


Heike Siebert
International Exchange Coordinator THM Business School

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Business Information Systems / Computing B.Sc. - International Semesters (offered in the spring semester only

This exchange programme is offered every spring semester (Feb - July). It is open to exchange students from our partner universities enrolled in Computer Science, Business Informatics or related topics such as Software Engineering and who wish to complete one semester at THM.

The programme consists of

  • Intercultural Competencies (4 HpW, 6 ECTS, block module, offered by the THM Business School)
  • German Language Spring Course (60 H, 3 ECTS, block module)
  • Business Informatics, modules taught in English (14 HpW, 23 ECTS, see below)
  • German Language evening course (4 HpW, 3 ECTS)

In addition to our modules taught in English you are also welcome to attend our Business Informatics modules taught in German, provided you have good German language skills (level B1, CERF).

The programme coordinator is


Prof. Michael Guckert
Business Informatics Coordinator

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Modules  HpW  CrP/ ECTS
Algorithms and Data Structures  4  6
Data Modelling and Data Management 4  6
Software Project  4  6
Project Management 2 5

Logistics Management B.Sc. - International Semesters

The BSc programme in Logistics Management provides a broad range of competencies that prepare graduates for careers in a wide range of business sectors. The Department of Management and Communication established its current BSc programme in 2011 with a standard study period of seven semesters (210 ECTS). The consecutive MSc degree course in Supply Chain Management (90 ECTS) began in 2013. Nearly 500 students are currently enrolled in both programmes. Potential employers are from diverse sectors such as manufacturing and trade, consulting, logistics service providers and IT companies.

Focus & Content

A BSc degree in Logistics Management prepares graduates for responsibilities in the logistical planning, design, control and monitoring of the entire supply chain and the relevant information flow from supplier to customer. This primarily includes optimising the logistics chain using information technology support. With this in mind, the degree course focuses on logistics, business management and information technology with a special emphasis on practical applications. Besides modules and tutorials, the programme contains integrated components such as case studies, logistics business games, project work, field trips, factory tours and talks given by professionals in the relevant industries. In this type of learning environment, students not only receive a sound theoretical understanding of the subject, but also learn practical applications that support the transfer of learning to future work environments. In addition, courses provide students with the basis for learning important communication and teamwork skills.

Programme Structure

The BSc Logistics Management degree begins in October each year and takes three and a half years (seven semesters) to complete. The academic year is divided into two semesters: an autumn semester, which runs from October to February and a spring semester from March to July. The majority of compulsory modules are taught in German. In addition, some compulsory courses and several very popular compulsory elective modules are offered in English. Furthermore, some courses are often taught by guest lecturers who normally work as project managers at well-known companies and also by lecturers from partner universities. Students complete an internship abroad at the end of their third year. This allows them to improve their practical skills and foreign language skills as well as gain valuable experience in working in an international business environment.

Modules available for exchange students

Prospective exchange students can choose from a wide range of courses taught in English or German up to 30 Credits (ECTS) per semester. One ECTS credit is equal to 30 hours of student work. 60 ECTS credits are equal to one academic year. Logistics modules provide in-depth knowledge, highlight contemporary issues in logistics and the versatility of applications while general business administration and economics modules provide broad basic knowledge. Furthermore, additional foreign language modules are available at different levels for learning German as a foreign language.

Modules in English HpW CrP / ECTS Module Description
Logistics Business Games 4 5 pdf.
Sustainable Procurement and Supplier Management 4 5 pdf.
Retail Management and Logistics 4 5 pdf.
Operations Management (starting in autumn 2018) 4 5  
Operations Research 4 5  pdf.
Business English for Logistics Managers (CEFR level B2) 4 5 pdf.
Industrial Marketing 4 5 pdf.
Project Management 2 5 pdf.
International Economics 4 5 pdf.
International Management 4 5 pdf.
Organisational Behaviour 4 5 pdf.
Intercultural Communication Competence 4 5 pdf.
Business Ethics (starting in spring 2019) 2 5  
Research Methods for Business and Management 2 5 pdf.
*modules are coordinated consecutively and can thus be combined during one semester


Martin Bálint
International Affairs Coordinator Friedberg Campus

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Supply Chain Management M.Sc. - International Semesters (offered in the spring semester only)

MSc Programme in Supply Chain Management

The objective of this application-oriented MSc programme is to provide students a broad knowledge and skills in global supply chain management, so that they are able to understand and critically analyse supply chain management problems and to meet current and future needs in their supply chain management profession.
Therefore the programme provides students with advanced training in strategy development and modern supply chain management practices, analysis methods and frameworks, technology application and other relevant skills, e.g. problem-solving, multicultural communication and negotiations, teamwork and leadership.

Start and duration of the programme

The MSc degree programme in Supply Chain Management is a consecutive study programme which connects to the undergraduate BSc programme of the THM in Logistics Management. It begins in April each year and comprises a standard study period of one and a half year.
The academic year is divided into two semesters:
A summer semester, which runs from April to July and a winter semester from October to February.

Course contents

The study programme covers primarily business studies and information technology contents. Additionally methods of Operations Research in order to support decision processes are taught.
Moreover, the programme is complemented by reasonably chosen sociological, psychological, legal and ethical aspects.

International semester - Modules available for exchange students

The international semester is open to exchange students from our partner universities enrolled in Business Administration, Logistics and Operations Management or related topics such as Technology Management and Industrial Engineering and who wish to complete one semester at THM.

The Modules offered:  HpW  CrP/ ECTS Module Description
Designing and Coordinating the Supply Chain 4,5 8 pdf.
Supply Chain Relationship Management 3 5 pdf.
Special Topics in Supply Chain Management 1 5 pdf.
Strategic Management 3 5 pdf.
General Management Business Game 3 5 pdf.
Meetings and Negotiations 3 5 pdf.


Martin Bálint
International Affairs Coordinator Friedberg Campus

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Information Technology / Systems Engineering - International Semesters (offered in the spring semester only)

This new programme will start in the 2017 spring semester and is open to students enrolled in Electrical, Computational or Information Engineering as well as related topics such as mechatronics.

The Modules offered:  HpW  CrP/ ECTS Module Description
Information Technology Basics      
Computer Networks 2 4 5 pdf.
Problem Oriented Programming 4 6 pdf.
Optical Communications (lecture) 4 5 pdf.
Optical communications (lab) 2 2 pdf.
System Engineering      
Applied Digital Signal Processing 4 5 pdf.
Speciality fibres, fibre-optic and sensor applications (lecture) 4 5 pdf.
Speciality fibres, fibre-optic and sensor applications (lab) 2 2 pdf.
Access networks and technologies (lecture) 4 5 pdf.
Access networks and technologies (lab) 2 2 pdf.
Smart Buildings 4 5 pdf.
Soft Skills      
Project Work / Principles of Scientific Writing (seminar) 6 7 pdf.
Intercultural Competencies 4 6  
English Language Course      
Business English 2 2 pdf.

In addition to the modules taught in English, visiting students are also welcome to attend our classes taught in German in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. For these modules a good knowledge of German (CEFR level B2) is required.

Programme Coordinator

Sylviane Anton
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EIEM European Industrial Experience Mittelhessen


StudiumPlus offers unique and innovative co-operative education programmes in close cooperation with more than 750 partner companies. StudiumPlus students are nominated and employed by companies for their entire degree course (both bachelor and master programmes).

Undergraduate students work full-time in their respective company during semester breaks and for an entire project semester, whereas during lecture periods they attend university full-time on campus. The practical phases in companies are accredited modules within the degree curricula including a written report on the project completed and often a presentation as well. A university professor and a company supervisor support and accompany students and evaluate their projects.

European Industrial Experience Mittelhessen (EIEM)

EIEM is StudiumPlus' exchange programme. We invite students to gain first-hand work experience at a German company – our partner companies.

The work placements are accredited modules of StudiumPlus and participants will be enrolled as exchange students of StudiumPlus and THM (Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences). Following an intensive German language course, which will also help students settle into life in Germany, participants will work full-time at our partner companies from October to December.

Key Facts

  • Placements for Business Administration / Engineering / Computer Science / Civil Engineering
  • 1 September to 31 December (extension for obligatory placements and alternative times possible)
  • Salary € 600 per placement month.
  • Intensive German language course in September. Fee of € 430 will be reimbursed by the company during the placement.
  • Enrolment as a full-time exchange student at THM (semester social fee of approx. € 220).
  • Work in a team on projects, with the support of a university professor and a company supervisor (Oct.-Dec.)
  • Gain up to 24 ECTS (placement: write a project report and present it 20 ECTS; language course 4 ECTS); up to 32 ECTS for extended obligatory placements of 20 weeks or more.
  • Join the Buddy Programme to facilitate intercultural exchange and to obtain support for your start in Germany
  • Enjoy free public transport in the greater Rhine-Main region (RMV)
  • Combine EIEM with an international semester at THM for a full year abroad (consecutively only).


  • Enrolment as a full-time student at a (future) partner university of THM during the EIEM programme. Please note, that due to German legislation participation is NOT POSSIBLE without student status at your home university for the entire time of your stay! While at THM you will additionally be enrolled as an exchange student of THM.
  • Participants from non-EU-/Erasmus+ -universities need to get confirmation of the compulsory character of the placement by the sending institution within the work permit application process (coordinated by EIEM).
  • German language CEFR level A2 or higher
  • English language CEFR level B2 or higher
  • Participation in the Giessen International Summer Course (an intensive German language course)


Please visit for further details and application forms.

Application deadline: 31 March


Cornelia Fritzsch
Coordinator Studium Plus

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International Marketing M.A.

The International Master's Degree Programme in International Marketing

This programme aims to attract applicants who have already completed an undergraduate degree in Business Administration or Economics and who wish to obtain an additional qualification in the field of international marketing and sales. Modules in this programme include: strategic management, leadership competence, consumer behaviour and applied market research. A company simulation game with marketing focus and the use of case studies are further programme elements.

Start and Duration

The programme begins in the autumn semester. The regular time of completion for the programme is three semesters.

Application Requirements

The M.A. degree course follows an undergraduate degree in Business Administration or Economics. The minimum requirement is a three year undergraduate programme and a degree performance of 2.3 or better according to the German evaluation system. Good English language skills and basic German language skills are also required and these must be certified. For questions regarding entry requirements or the application procedure please contact the coordination office.

Study Abroad 

The regular degree completion period of three semesters can be extended. Students can spend one semester abroad, for instance, at one of our partner universities. They take courses in the field of Business Administration and must successfully complete courses totalling 30 ECTS credit points. All modules selected must be at the postgraduate level. During the study abroad period students learn to socialize with international fellow students in a foreign environment, gain experience with foreign cultures and improve their foreign language skills. The THM Business School is a member of a network of partner-universities in Europe (the UK, Denmark and France) and overseas (the USA and Australia) and will do its best to match the study options with student preferences. Nevertheless, these stays abroad generate additional costs. Foreign students can optionally complete this degree requirement in Germany either by attending master's degree modules or successfully completing an internship.

Programme Curriculum

The table shows the curriculum of the M.A. programme. The numbers indicate the hours per semester, the numbers per week and the credit points per module.

Semester 1

Modules HpW CrP/ECTS
Simulation Game with Marketing 3 3
International Marketing 4 6
Quantitative Analysis 4 6
International Marketing Research 4 6
Leadership & Intercultural Communication 3 3
Cross Cultural Consumer Behaviour 4 6
Total for semester 1 22 30


On successful completion of the programme in International Marketing, students are awarded the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree. This qualifies graduates for multi-faceted occupational fields and positions and for top level careers in the German public sector. In addition it can offer access to a scientific career through a doctorate program offered by many universities in Germany and abroad.


In 2001 this M.A. programme was one of the first German master's degree courses in Business Administration which successfully passed the official German accreditation procedures newly established in the spring of 2000. The programme was successful in being reaccredited. The programme can look back on several years of experience, adding to the quality of the programme through continuous evaluation and modification. This has also been confirmed by the ZEvA accreditation agency in the reaccreditation process: "The learning outcomes presented, the proven competence of the faculty and its experience in dealing with foreign partner institutions render this concept fully consistent with the needs of the labour market and students.“

For more information and contact please see the MAIM Homepage

Rieke Feierabend
Coordination International Marketing

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Information and Communications Engineering M.Sc.

International Master's degree course

Information and Communications Engineering deals with the digital processing of data and signals. State-of-the-art I&C technologies currently have a major impact on most business and industrial processes as well as on many services. Integrated in numerous devices, they are also revolutionizing everyday life and global communications. Our degree course graduates work in a fast-changing work environment in various sectors of the economy. They plan, design, implement or configure fixed or mobile telecommunications systems, communication networks (e.g. Car-to-Car, Smart Grid), data networks (e.g. for automation), home area networks, internet based systems & products and sensor networks. You can also find our graduates in areas such as IT security, interactive media, software and hardware development as well as system integration to name just a few.

Programme Description

In the first semester, students extend their knowledge of the fundamental areas of Data Transmission, Optical and Wireless Communications as well as of Advanced Signal Processing, while the second semester focusses on various network technologies (Internet Protocols, Networks and Applications). Compulsory elective modules provide students with the opportunity to specialize according to their personal career goals. The last semester is devoted to applied research and development work in order to design and implement new engineering solutions and systems. Throughout the entire programme, communication skills, teamwork skills, intercultural competence and methodological training skills are also developed.

Start: annually in October Duration: 3 semesters Language: English


Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree (such as a bachelor‘s degree,  the previous German "Diplom“ degree or a comparable academic degree) from an accredited university in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Information and Communications Engineering, Information Technology or in related subject areas, with a minimum overall evaluation of “good”. Good proficiency in English (e.g. TOEFL 80 iBT). International applicants also require a basic knowledge of German (CEFR level A1, Goethe Institut).

Application deadline: 31 May (if a visa is required) 31 July (for non-visa students)


Degree Pursued

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Information and Communications Engineering

Curriculum (Total 90 ECTS Credit Points)

Semester 1

Modules HpW CrP/ECTS
Data Transmission 5 7
Optical Fibre Communications 3 4
Advanced Digital Signal Processing 5 7
Wireless Access Technologies 3 4
Professional Practice & Scientific Methods 4 4
German as a Foreign Language or English as a Foreign Language 4 4
Total for semester 1 24 30
For more information and contact please see the ICE Homepage

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German Language Modules

Make the most of your stay at THM. Improve your German language skills.

Begin your academic stay at THM with a period of intensive German language learning before lectures begin (spring course, summer course). During the lecture period students participate in German courses held two evenings a week. Whether you start as a beginner or have some knowledge of German that you wish to reactivate and improve, a placement test will help us find the course that matches your needs. THM is in long standing cooperation with Justus Liebig University in Giessen when it comes to German language courses. The following courses are open to our exchange students. Credit points are awarded within the ECTS framework.

Even if you choose to take modules at THM that are taught in English, it is always a good idea to learn the language of your host country. It is the best time in your life to learn this language and at the same time a gesture of good will towards the people around you. It will also facilitate your daily life, regardless whether you want to buy a cinema ticket or shop at the farmer’s market.

German language Intensive Spring Course in Giessen 60H 3 ECTS
For all students beginning their degree course in the spring semester, there is a three-week intensive German course in March. Exchange students (ERASMUS etc.) only pay a reduced fee of € 200. The deadline for registration is 15 Jan. Please find all dates and more details here: Spring Course.
German Language International Summer Course (HSK) in Giessen 100H 4 ECTS
The International Summer Course is held in September before the autumn semester begins. It offers four weeks of instruction in German as a foreign language, focusing on basic grammar, text production, communicative skills and cultural aspects. THM provides a partial-tuition scholarship to exchange students, which leads to a reduced fee of €430 for four weeks of intensive German language learning. The deadline for registration is 15 July. Please find all dates and more details here: Language Course.
German Language Evening Course in Giessen  4HpW 3 ECTS
Evening classes for exchange students, doctoral students, visiting researchers or teachers run from October to February and from April to July (i.e. during the semester) in the evenings – as a rule, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:15 – 7:45 p.m. (each class lasting 90 minutes, or what is called a 'Doppelstunde' (double hour) in German. These courses are free of charge. More information: Evening classes.


Information for exchange students