The ISM offers its students a comprehensive international education. Bachelor's students must combine their business studies with English and either French or Spanish or Italian. For international students German is mandatory. Students complete one or two semesters of study abroad in a European or overseas country.
Depending on their specialization, ISM students choose an institution from the ISM's more than 170 partner universities. The semester abroad is designed to further develop and expand their intercultural and language competencies, and enhance and deepen their professional knowledge in an international context. In addition to their study abroad semester, they also complete at least ten weeks of their 20-week internship period at a company outside Germany. All bachelor's programs include lectures held in English and German except for B.A. International Management English Trail which is entirely taught in English.
The master's programs also include a study abroad semester. Students spend the third semester of their program overseas at one of the ISM partner universities specializing in their field of study. Foreign language courses in Spanish or French form part of the core curriculum of the master's programs. Moreover, all programs include lectures held in English, M.A. International Management, M.Sc. Finance, M.Sc. International Logistics & Supply Chain Management and M.A. International Business are entirely taught in English. Additionally, all programs also offer students the opportunity to complete an international double degree.