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Semester Program in Business


The International Semester Program in Business is offered to international students by Ulm University of Applied Sciences. All courses of the program are held in English. The program runs for the regular semester time in spring (March - July) and autumn (October- February) in classes together with German students.

The following courses are offered on a regular basis:

​SPiB CourseMember of the Faculty​Credits (ECTS)
​Management Courses ​ ​
​International Business*​Prof. Dr. Ben Dippe​5
​Performance Management and Cost Accounting​Prof. Dr. Barbara Gaisbauer-Pointner​5
​Leadership and Business Communication​Prof. Dr. Ben Dippe​5
​Cross Cultural Management

Prof. Dr. Ben Dippe

​Environmental Policy (spring semester)

​Prof. Dr. Barbara Gaisbauer-Pointner

Prof. Dr. Raymond Bentley

​Quantitative Methods and Models ​ ​
​Operations Research​Prof. Dr. Marc-Oliver Otto​5
Energy Trading and Risk Management​Prof. Dr. Marc-Oliver Otto​5
​Simulation​Prof. Dr. Christian Inotakis​5
​Culture and History ​ ​
​German as Foreign Language (depending on the level)​Prof. Dr. Ben Dippe2, 3 or 5
​Germany within Europe (fall semester)​Mrs. Roswita McLeod​4
​Germany In The Last Three Centuries (spring semester)​Prof. Dr. Klaus Peter Kratzer​4
​Intercultural Communication​Prof. Dr. Barbara Gaisbauer-Pointner​2
Project in (Energy) Economics**​Prof. Dr. Barbara Gaisbauer-Pointner​10

* International Business is available for exchange students in a Master Program
** Project in Economics has a limited number of participants

Some courses might overlap - schedules change each semester.

An exact description of the course content can be found here.

German Language Courses

Ulm University of Applied Sciences is offering an intensive German language course for students with no or little knowledge of German. The course takes place before the start of the program and runs two weeks. Students with previous knowledge of German can take part in an introductory one-week block course to refresh their German and learn about aspects of culture and daily life. During term, the Semester Program in Businessär is accompanied by parallel German Language classes at different levels.


  1. Students have to be nominated by their home university. Their home university sends an e-mail with names & e-mail-addresses to
  2. Students receive a link for the online application

Important Dates / Exams

Arrival and Orientation will take place in the beginning of September or October (fall semester) or in the beginning of March (spring semester), depending on whether students participate in one of the Intensive courses in September or March.
Final exams will take place during the first two weeks of February (fall semester) or during the last two weeks of July (spring semester).
Here you can find the actual semester dates for the


Faculty of Production Engineering and Production Economics

Prof. Dr. Marc-Oliver Otto
Academic Director of the SPiB
Room A 101
Prittwitzstraße 10
89075 Ulm
Tel.: +49 (0)731 502 8136

International Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt)

Room E 03
Prittwitzstraße 10
89075 Ulm

Stephanie Wagner
Tel.: +49 (0)731 502 8272

Anita Everett
Tel.: +49 (0)731 502 8457

Jeanette Kolb
Tel.: +49 (0)731 502 8023

General Information

​Information about
  • Accommodation
  • How to get to Ulm
  • After you arrive Lin
  • Some more useful information
  • Money
  • Food
  • Dates
  • Some safety tips
  • Field trips
can be found here.