Course Offers for International Students

Who can apply?

The International Summer School Bremerhaven welcomes participants from a wide range of academic backgrounds - not only students currently enrolled at a university or college but also graduates and young professionals with a university or college degree. An open mind and lots of enthusiasm for Europe as well as a good general education are the only requirements. Participants need to have a good level of English.

Topics of the course programme for students

Changes, Challenges and Intercultural Sensitivities in International Economic and Business Relations



By the end of the course the students will have a better understanding of new trends in global Economics and Businesses and the corresponding internal and external dynamics of change in the socio-economic, financial, entrepreneurial and technological environments in a global, regional and intercultural context and be able to evaluate the global challenges and dynamics of change in these fields.


Target group:

  • Undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals from all over the world with interest and basic experience in globally changing economic, market and business environments
  • Students with an interest to learn about the transformation of economies, companies and institutions and how to successfully drive change processes forward.



  • New aspects in International Trade, Investment and Business Relations
  • Forms of Capitalism and their influence on Economic Policy and Business
  • Multilateralism versus Bilateralism in the World Economy
  • Monetary and Currency Policies in an international comparison
  • Competition, Competitive Strategies and gaining Competitive Advantages
  • Internationalization strategies of international and multinational companies in the global market place
  • Stock Exchange developments in EU, USA, Japan and China
  • Asset Markets, Money, Prices and Capital Formation
  • Essential Elements of Change and Communication of Change
  • The Learning Organization & Appreciative Inquiry
  • Understanding and Steering of Change Processes
  • Chaos Theory & Complex-Adaptive Systems
  • Intercultural Sensitivity and Teambuilding 
  • Cultural Challenges and Change in cross border Activities and Management.


Learning Methods:

  • Lectures and group discussions
  • Case studies, project work in teams based on the method of problem based learning
  • Company visits 


Credit points: 5 ECTS (for a total student workload of 150 hours) + certificate