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Department of International Business

"With its experienced staff and highly qualified faculty, the Department of International Business contributes to the transfer of theoretical knowledge for practical use. This includes modules taught in Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs and targeted continuing education programs, the provision of services, and research and publication projects."

Prof. Dr. Fredrik Hacklin, Head of Department of International Business

Core Competencies

Corporations in Switzerland and abroad rely on in-depth knowledge of cross-border business processes. The Department of International Business unites different international and intercultural disciplines. The extensive experience and active networks of its regional competence centers and subject-oriented competence teams are at your disposal.

International Management Institute

Center for Corporate Responsibility

Academic Programs

The Department of International Business is responsible for the curriculum of the following academic programs at the ZHAW School of Management and Law:

We offer various taught modules focusing on international business, applied diplomacy, and international relations.

The Master of Science in Circular Economy Management is an interdisciplinary program that aims to equip students with the necessary technical, environmental, social, and economic knowledge and skills to deal with the complex issues of the circular economy.

MSc in Circular Economy Management

Continuing Education

Completing a continuing education program at the ZHAW School of Management and Law will help you in achieving – even exceeding - your goals, in accordance with our guiding principle, "Building Competence. Crossing Borders." The learning process never ends – not after you graduate, and not even after many years of professional experience. We offer a broad range of continuing education programs that can help you develop further. They all have a high level of practical relevance, and each program covers the key skills needed in the professional world. They also have a strong international focus. We pride ourselves on looking at the wider picture and encourage an integrated viewpoint.


Our research interests include the following aspects of international business and international management:

Using a specifically tailored approach to international corporate responsibility, the Department promotes integrated thinking and responsible behavior in companies and organizations operating in an international business environment.


As a university of applied sciences, practical orientation is essential for us. With our portfolio of services, we support corporations and organizations with their international activities by transferring the results of our research for practical application. We offer custom training programs for your employees and workshops that can help you develop new strategies. Our specialists combine professional experience with the latest research findings. For our students, nothing is more interesting than working on genuine cases. Issues assigned by corporations and organizations as topics of MSc or BSc theses will be dealt with in detail. We would be happy to discuss your individual requirements. Why not contact us for a free consultation?