AACSB Accreditation, AMBA Accreditation, Business, Economics, German, International Business
CSU IP Germany- Honors Business
Program At A Glance
When: Early August to late July
Units: Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.
Cost: Students pay the same tuition for CSU IP Germany as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Sheet.
Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than the spring term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by fall term of the program start date.
Course Prerequisites: One term of college-level German; Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; Business Calculus; Financial Accounting; Writing.
The CSU IP Germany Honors Business program is affiliated with the University of Mannheim, a research university that boasts one of the top-rated business programs in Germany. CSU IP has an agreement with the State of Baden-Württemberg, which is in southwest Germany and is home to world-renowned universities, such as the University of Mannheim. The CSU IP program is administered by a Program Coordinator, based in Tübingen, who is available to students throughout the year.
This program is highly competitive and specifically designed for business majors. All students participate in a Preparatory Language Program (PLP) in Mannheim before the fall semester begins. PLP courses offer instruction in German grammar, reading, writing and conversation and often include cultural excursions. After the 4 week PLP, students begin their regular courses at the University of Mannheim. Courses at the university are taught in English, however CSU IP students are required to study the German language during both the fall and spring semesters.
For more information about the courses offered at the University of Mannheim, please refer to their website. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.
Mannheim is the third-largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg with a population of approximately 300,000 people. The city is located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers in northwestern Baden-Württemberg. Mannheim serves as an industrial hub, with a reputation for innovation, and is home to several international corporations, such as Daimler AG. In 2014, Forbes magazine named Mannheim as one of the “World’s Top 15 Most Inventive Cities.”
Housing is coordinated by CSU IP staff in Germany. For the PLP and the academic year, students will be housed in dormitories in Mannheim.