Department of Management, College of Business and Economics
121 (31 Western required credits + 90 credits at ESB Germany Institution)*
*Pending Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities accreditation review. This program will start accepting students fall 2023.
The state of Washington is immersed in global commerce through its many corporations and organizations that locate internationally and foreign companies that have a presence in this state. This program with ESB Business School at Reutlingen University is an imporant step in furthering Western’s international outreach. Graduates from this program will possess fluency in the German language and extensive knowledge of business and management in a global context giving them the basic skills needed to succeed in organizations.
Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences/ESB: esb-business-school.de/startseite
Why Consider an International Business German major?
The International Business German Program provides students with a basic business background covering operations management, organizational behavior, finance, marketing accounting and economics in a cross-cultural learning environment. Students benefit by the immersion in the German organizational culture, providing them with the tools necessary to succeed in the global environment of today.
College of Business and Economics
Parks Hall 422
Financial Management | Operations and Supply Chain Management | Global Procurement Officers | Human Resource Management | International Investment Management | Global Investment Management | Global Marketing Management
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
How to apply: For consideration as a pre-major, provisional major, or full major, complete the online application form at cbe.wwu.edu/applycbe.
Applicants at WWU are accepted into both universities. Students may apply as freshmen or sophomores, but must attain German language proficiency prior to attending ESB.
Typically students will apply in their freshmen year and can be admitted into this program as a freshmen. Students already enrolled in Western and transfer students may apply based upon their ability to finish the requirements:
- Minimum of a 2.50 cumulative college-level GPA including all previous institutions.
- Minimum of 2.50 cumulative GPA in all courses taken at Western.
- Students must have a WWU cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher to be considered in good academic standing with the University.
- Students who originate at ESB are admitted by that institution.
A desired maximum for this program is five WWU students per year and five ESB students per year.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.