Study MBA or Master in International Business at IUS and get the chance to extend your studies at the Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society and earn a double degree!!!


International University of Sarajevo (IUS) and Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society (HWG LU) recently announced a collaboration on a two year Master double-degree in International Business Management (MBA) with business-oriented and general education coursework. Respecting this cooperation, students are offered to get the graduation in MBA Internationale Betriebswirtschaftslehre – International Business Management (from Germany) and in Master of Business and Administration (MBA) or Master in International Business (from Bosnia and Herzegovina).

The program is designed to prepare future leaders for the global business environment. The collaborative effort of both universities was focused on filling a unique gap in the industry. In this way, the graduates become more attractive in the labor market, get international experience, and pursue multiple interests. In particular, students participating in the IUS and HWG LU –MBA Pathway Program will enjoy benefits that include:

Early identification of interest in and preparation for advancement to the HWG LU MBA Program;

Consistent, integrated academic consultation and support;

Access to the HWG LU’s student activities and campus facilities;

Smooth transition from IUS to the HWG LU;

Support for internship placements;

Competitiveness in the EU labor market.

What is the procedure for applying for a double degree?

The students firstly apply to one of the programs (either at IUS or HWG LU). After they are accepted, they become eligible to apply to the other university with no guarantee to be accepted. The committees at the respective university assess the candidates based on their criteria and make the final decision on acceptance. If the candidate is accepted, then the institution is obliged to act following the agreement made between the institutions in terms of procedures and course workload.

What are the main criteria for enrollment?

For IUS:

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) – a minimum of 2.5/4 or 7/10.

Performance at the interview or test that can be organized.

Business experience (optional).

Bachelor degree.

Other criteria determined in the public call.


Approved a bachelor's degree

Professional /occupational Experience: It is internationally common that between a Bachelor's degree and enrollment in the MBA at least one year of professional activity is needed. We might also agree that this can also take place during year 1 studying in Sarajevo. Cumulative work or internship experiences can be accepted, too.

Language: English-language skills at the B2 level or higher according to the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR), or a comparable officially recognized certificate. At HWG LU the language of instruction is English according to the examination regulations, which is recognized as an access requirement for English. All courses will be held in English. Further certificates should all be in English and will be prepared in English.*

Enrolled at IUS professional master program (either MBA or Master in International Business).

*The equivalent test is taken before studying at IUS.

What is the price?

Students pay for semester 1 and 2 the regular fee for the MBA or MA in International Business to IUS. The price for Academic Year 2020/2021 is €3,000.

Students pay for semesters 3 and 4 the regular semester and student fee for the MBA Internationale Betriebswirtschaftslehre – International Business Management program. The price for Academic Year 2020/2021 is €4,770.

What courses does a student need to take?

For IUS MBA students:

For IUS Master in International Business students: