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Bachelor’s Degree Program in International Management

Nadja Kägi

«Studying International Management in this fast changing and globalized world is the key to my professional career success. I recommend this program to students who want to take up new challenges, improve their cross-cultural mindset and look forward to meeting like-minded individuals.»

Nadia Kägi, International Management Student

In order to succeed in the world of business, companies need specialists that have a broad knowledge of management, intercultural competence, people skills, and international experience. The International Management program provides you with all the tools you will need.

The requirement for English, unlike what is mentioned in the video, has been lowered from C1 to B2 starting in the fall 2023 semester.

At a Glance

Title: Bachelor of Science (BSc) ZHAW in International Management
Academic Achievement: 180 ECTS credits (one ECTS corresponds to approx. 30 hours of study time)
Duration: 6 semesters (full-time)
Start of Program: Mid-September (calendar week 38)
Location: Winterthur
Language of Instruction: English
Semester Fee: CHF 720.- (subject to change) + additional fees
Application Deadline: 30 June 2024 - apply now

Students about the study and the business projects

The close cooperation with companies enables our students to work on practical international management solutions.

What You Will Learn

As a graduate, you will have a heightened understanding of the societal, political and socio-cultural realities of the inter­nati­o­nal business world. You will acquire a broad knowledge of busi­ness administration and will be able to work in project teams and do case studies that concern our busi­ness part­ners. By spending two semesters abroad and by taking part in study trips, you will be able to gain practical international ex­pe­ri­ence. Our faculty is multinational and your instructors have international backgrounds that include both professional work and academic research.

Your Career Prospects



Program Structure and Admission Requirements

International and Practically Oriented

The BSc in International Management is designed as a full-time course of study which takes six semesters to complete. All classroom instruction is completely in English. You will spend your third and your fourth semesters abroad at one of our partner universities. (This is compulsory.)

What You Need to Qualify

The International Management program is aimed at candidates interested in preparing for a position in an international environment or organization. If you are interested, you must have a good command of English and have a keen interest in international management. Work experience gained abroad is an advantage. The ability to interact with people of different cultures should be seen as both an asset and a welcome challenge. Requirements are:

Ask a Student

Portrait Sarina Marielle Pfister

"Please let me know if you have any questions about the Bachelor’s program in International Management or need more information about the course curriculum or the study year abroad. I’m looking forward to hearing from you."

Sarina Marielle Pfister, Student, BSc in International Management

Portrait Sandro Egli

"Would you like to know more about the Bachelor’s degree program in International Management? Please send me a message, and I’ll happily tell you how it was for me."

Sandro Egli, Student, BSc in International Management

BSc Brochure (in German)

While the brochure is written in German, the information regarding the BSc in International Management is provided in English.


This program has been awarded the quality seal by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) for its quality in study and teaching.

The detailed assessment and further information about the accreditations of the ZHAW School of Management and Law can be found here.