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German Track

Students in the German track spend their third and fourth years in Reutlingen, Germany where they study at the ESB Business School at Reutlingen University.

ESB Business School at Reutlingen University

With over 2,400 students, ESB is one of the largest business schools in Germany. With their high academic standards and commitment to international education, ESB consistently ranks among the best business schools in Europe. ESB was also named the most international university in all of Germany.

ESB strives to produce socially responsible graduates who are highly employable worldwide, achieve academic excellence in accordance with international quality and educational standards, and forge strong international and sustainable partnerships.  Internationality and professionalized services such as the career center, marketing, alumni and company support are trademarks of ESB Business School. The school implements international quality standards and is endeavoring to enhance its internationality and attractiveness to students.

For more information on ESB Business School and the dual degree program click here.

Reutlingen: The Gate to the Swabian Alb

The city of Reutlingen is located about 22 miles south of Stuttgart, Germany, the state capital of Baden-Württemberg, and has a population of over 110,000.

Reutlingen offers many opportunities for leisure including the Lichtenstein castle, museums, cinemas and many outdoor activities.

Surrounding the city is a beautiful countryside with the Swabian Alps, the Black Forest and Lake Constance all within easy reach. It’s location in southern Germany makes it ideal for traveling to other European countries like France and Switzerland.


For more information on ESB’s IMX program structure and content, visit this link.


Living directly next to the campus in one of the student dorms is the ideal way to coordinate your academic and private life. Whether it’s to be an apartment, a single room just for you, or a double room shared with a fellow student: your very own four walls are furnished and just waiting for you to move in!

If you enjoy cooking with other people, if you like spending the evening in the company of a group of friends, and if you don’t have a problem sharing the bathroom, then you’ll be happy here. But remember: rooms in the student residences are very popular, so make sure you apply in good time! The accomodations are maintained by external facility management companies.

You’d rather look for your own place to live off-campus? Click here for ESB’s accommodation portal (in German only).

The University’s main catering facility is known as the Mensa, and offers hot and cold food and drinks (on weekdays only). At lunchtime you will find a range of hot meals, as well as a generous salad buffet, desserts, soft drinks and snacks, all at student-friendly prices. Cold snacks such as filled rolls, cakes or yogurts are available all day, as are hot and cold beverages.


Germany has a highly industrialized scope of business and is known for their stable economy and diverse opportunities. Students have worked with automobile manufacturer Volkswagen as well as the German grocery chain Lidl.

Reutlingen is home to many multinational companies and high-tech centers like Hugo Boss, Daimler and Porsche. ESB fosters close contact to provide opportunities for internships and jobs. Other German-based companies include Siemens, Bayer and Puma.