Welcome to the Business German Program at the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies!

Why study Business German?

In today’s globalized marketplace, speaking languages is more important than ever before. As companies continue to expand their operations internationally, multi-lingual and multi-cultural proficiencies become an increasingly invaluable business tool.

A challenge at first, another language will provide you with an opportunity for further personal, academic and professional growth. Apart from being recommended for international business majors, it is a vital step for anyone wishing to explore the social, cultural and economic conditions of another country. Depending on the level of expertise acquired, Business German can qualify you for internships and exchange programs in the German-speaking countries (see E. Youth Mobility Programs). This can open up new networks and career opportunities while offering you an international perspective.

Germany is the major economic power within the European Union (EU) today. It ranks among the top three trading nations worldwide and is recognized for its industrial strength, technological sophistication, multi-tiered educational system and scientific innovation. Some additional characteristics are as follows:

  • Germany is the world’s second largest exporter
  • Germany is home to numerous international corporations
  • German is the most commonly spoken native language in the EU
  • German is the second most frequently used scientific language
  • German is the second most widely used language on the internet
  • Learning German provides you with deeper insights into a region that plays a vital role in central Europe’s intellectual and economic life, and its cultural history (Good Reasons for German)

Who should attend?

Anyone who would like to gain knowledge in Business German and who is interested in the German and European economic environment. No prior business skills are required but will be an asset for the Program. Before registering, please see the language prerequisite for each course.

European Central Bank, Frankfurt/Main

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Business German Program
Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies

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