Business and the European Union

Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Business and the European Union

  • Location


  • Host University

    Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin

    A young university, founded only in 2009, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin (HWR) specializes in Business, Economics, and Law courses. HWR is both AMBA and AACSB accredited. The university is located about 20 minutes outside of Berlin’s city center with two main campuses. One campus is in Berlin’s Schöneberg district and the other is in Berlin’s Lichtenberg district. You will be taking the majority of your courses on HWR’s Schöneberg campus. You will have the opportunity to take a wide range of Business courses taught in English with other international students.

  • Term

    Summer 6 2019

  • Program Dates

    Jun 28, 2019 - Jul 20, 2019

  • Program Length


  • Application Deadline

    Mar 15, 2019

  • Credit

    7 ECTS Credits

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost


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Program Description

The Business and the European Union program at Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin (HWR) offers courses in the Business, Management, and Economics fields. Courses are taught in English by local and visiting faculty at HWR with other international students.



Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

You must have at least junior standing (third year) at your home university at the time of participation with a background in Business and Economics.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University


Meals and Laundry Service

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model


Cultural Activities


Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities



ECTS Credits


Contact Hours


Recommended U.S. Semester Credits


Recommended U.S. Quarter Units


Academic Information

Course Selection

  • You are required to select 1 course from the 2 courses below.
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change. 
  • Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or prerequisites.   
  • Course availability is based on enrollment numbers. You should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last-minute class cancelations. 
  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Germany Site Specialist.

Course Credit

  • All courses are worth 7 ECTS credits / 75 contact hours each.
  • Transfer credits earned will be decided entirely by your home university. It is important to be in touch with your university about course approvals and transfer credit pre-departure. 
  • According to ISA policy, you must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by your home university. 
  • Per Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin, 7 ECTS credits is equivalent to 3 U.S. semester credits. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your home university.

Course Level Recommendations

  • ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin (HWR) course structure system. According to HWR's administration, all courses are designed for advanced Business students, therefore, all courses can be recognized as upper division level undergraduate courses. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

Transcript Information

  • The transcript from Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin will reflect ECTS Credits and Contact Hours. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.


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Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
  • Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
  • ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Phoebe Scott

Program Advisor, Germany

Rachel Rogers

Program Manager, Germany

Brittany Clark

Site Specialist, Germany


Hedvika Tichá

Resident Director, Germany

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Funding Your Program page. 

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Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the German lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor in Berlin. Uncovering the uniqueness of your Bezirke (district) and the surrounding areas will help you to feel right at home. No matter which type of housing you choose, you will commute to class as most Berliners do, via U-Bahn and S-Bahn. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

This housing option is only available for ISA Berlin J-Term and Summer students studying at Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin. Student residences are located in the trendy district of Kreuzberg about 20 minutes by public transportation from the university. Student residences are hostel-style student residences and include a shared double bedroom. Bed linens and towels are included upon arrival. Free wifi is included in public areas, in addition to bike rentals and free luggage storage.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.



ISA excursions allow you to explore the diverse, distinct, and gorgeous landscape of Germany that you may not have the opportunity to visit on your own. While abroad, you will have the chance to go on excursions to the following destinations.


Potsdam is the capital of Brandenburg, located about 24 km from Berlin's city center. Potsdam used to be the home of Prussian kings and the German Kaiser until the end of the First World War. Therefore, you can admire stunning palaces with marvelous gardens like the Sanssouci and the Cecilienhof palaces. Additionally, the city played an important role after the Second World War during the Potsdam Conference in July 1945. Since 1990, Potsdam has been on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.