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Double degree International Business

The College of Business Administration at the University of Rhode Island is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (ACCSB); an accolade that underscores its excellent teaching and research at undergraduate and graduate level. Their academic programmes have a global perspective and teach students to "Think Big" (the university's motto).

The HAW Hamburg Department of Business has had a partnership with URI since 2006. In 2012 the universities developed a double degree programme in International Business. Each year one or two HAW Hamburg students in the programme Außenwirtschaft/Internationales Management have the opportunity to spend a year in Rhode Island as part of their degree. On successful completion they are awarded two degrees: BSc Foreign Außenwirtschaft/ Internationales Management (HAW Hamburg) and B.S. Global Business Management (University of Rhode Island). This is a very special opportunity to be awarded a US degree without having to pay US tuition. As it is based on exchange places, there is currently no guarantee that there will be places every year.

Double degree programme

AIM students complete the first four study semesters at the HAW Hamburg (120 ECTS). The internship in the fifth semester can be completed before or after the year in Rhode Island. Students must have a grade point average of at least 2,0 when they apply for a place on the double degree programme. The academic year at URI starts in September and runs until May. Students complete a fixed curriculum and then return to Hamburg to complete the final thesis semester. The double degree programme is 8 semesters (240 ECTS) in total. If you have questions about the academic content of the programme please speak to Prof. Dr. Natalia Ribberink.

Life in Kingston & at the University of Rhode Island

Kingston is a small town on the East coast of the United States and its main focus is the University of Rhode Island with its 1,245 acres of campus. URI is the largest university in the state of Rhode Island and life is very much on campus with very strong sports teams and a wide range of student activities. The campus is also just six miles from the beaches and has excellent train links to Boston and New York. Fans of the the New England Indian Summer will love this location during their fall semester. Read the student reports below to see what other students have to say about their experience.

Letzte Änderung: 07.05.19

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Double degree programme
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Prof. Dr. Natalia Ribberink

Quick infos:

Location: Kingston, Rhode Island
No. of students: 16,800

DAAD Sprachzertifikat
This programme is for AIM students only, who are participating in the double degree programme with the URI. Their English-language fluency can be approved by a professor teaching AIM in Hamburg.

URI can provide you with housing on campus in the IEP House or the TI House. The URI International Office will coordinate this application for you.
Campus Life

Semester dates:
The semester starts around the end of August. Here is the academic calendar for URI.

To apply to the double degree programme at URI you must have successfully completed 120 ECTS in AIM and be nominated by the HAW Hamburg. Application period: November - 6. January (see more information here)
Once you have been nominated, you will be given a link to be able to apply online.

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