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ISM Qualifier Semester at a Glance

Standard period of study: 1 semester as preparation for an Economics Bachelor
Semester start: March (spring term) and September (fall term)
Degree: Bachelor of Science (after studying an undergraduate degree program at the ISM)
Campus: Dortmund
Language: 100 % English
Tuition fees per semester (EU / Non-EU):

5.380 Euro (starting with spring term 2023: 5.480 Euro)


Early Bird Discount: Save 1,500 Euro for the spring term by September 15th and for fall term by March 15th when you sign a contract! You can find out everything you need to know from your study advisor.

Last Call Discount: Save 500 Euro for the spring term by Dezember 15th and for fall term by June 15th when you sign a contract! You can find out everything you need to know from your study advisor.


Study Profile Qualifier Semester

For students who intend to study B.Sc. International Management and still want or have to improve their English language skills, ISM has designed a qualifier semester. With four English courses which bring you from a B1 level to B2, Mathematics and Introduction to German Culture, students are well prepared to start the academic International Management program. This enables a smooth entry into the first International Management semester. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get acquainted with ISM’s study offer.

Program Content

Besides a preparatory course in Mathematics and an introduction to German Culture, the following modules are included:

  • Preparatory course Mathematics
  • Introduction to German Culture
  • Business English B1 to B2 (4 courses, 12 ECTS)
  • German 1 (3 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Business Administration, Procurement & Production (2.5 ECTS)
  • Marketing (2.5 ECTS)
  • Scientific Methods (2 ECTS)

Moreover, 10 ECTS of the first semester are already part of the Qualifier Semester and will be credited towards the International Management bachelor program.

Prerequisites for Application

To qualify for this program you first need to have successfully completed your school with a school leaving certificate, which entitles you to study at a university directly in your home country and an English level of B1, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Additionally, you will have to take part in a multi-level admission test (written and oral) at ISM.

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Entry to the B.Sc. International Management

Upon attending the ISM Qualifier Semester successfully, you can study the program B.Sc. International Management offered at all of ISM’s campuses: Dortmund, Frankfurt/Main, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Berlin. After graduation, you will be granted a German Bachelor’s degree.


Contact for questions and requests
concerning the ISM Qualifier Semester

Yue Liu
Yue Liu
+49 231.97 51 39-356
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