SPEA Graduate Exchange: University of Augsburg

Spend a semester studying at the University of Augsburg while earning course and internship credit toward your graduate degree

The O’Neill International Office is sending a cohort of four undergraduate and three graduate students to the University of Augsburg's Global Business Management Program (GBM) for the Spring 2020 Semester!

The GBM Program offers a unique view on both the business aspects and political policy background of management decisions. Germany is an economic powerhouse within the European Union, and its economic business models are mimicked around the globe.

Fulfill course and internship requirements

The SPEA graduate exchange in Augsburg is only offered during the spring semester due to the offset German academic calendar. You should work with your concentration advisor to determine which spring semester will work best with your degree progression.

Spring Semester (University of Augsburg's Summer Semester): Early April - Mid August

Academic Calendar

As a master's student in this program, you'll be able to delve into the world of global theories, while exploring several different international viewpoints for an entire semester. You'll have the opportunity to take classes with German students and fully immerse yourself in the Bavarian culture, all while studying in Augsburg, one of Germany’s oldest cities.

You should prepare to take a minimum of four classes, equating to 12 IU credits during your semester at the University of Augsburg. Two European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits are equal to one IU credit, requiring students to enroll in a minimum of 24 ECTS credits throughout the semester. Numerous courses will be offered each semester in English in a variety of topics. Classes are primarily lecture based, however, some shorter, intensive seminars are also offered in English each semester. Topics range from innovation, international management, corporate governance, economics, marketing, environmental economics, to health economics and business ethics.

You can view course offerings from a prior semester as an example of coursework available at the University of Augsburg. Although course offerings are similar from year to year, all courses are subject to change. Please work with your concentration advisor to determine which courses fit best with your academic plan.

You are encouraged to use January - March for an internship.  Internships are available for participating students and several positions are paid. 

See available internships.


You may apply if you:

  • are a current MPA, MPA-MSES, or MPA-MAAA student at SPEA
  • have at least a 3.0 GPA; 3.2 GPA preferred
  • will have completed two semesters of graduate coursework prior to departure

Most students will study at Augsburg spring semester of their 2nd year.

While studying at the University of Augsburg, you can choose between university and private housing options.

If you choose to utilize university housing options, a single apartment or individual room can be leased based on your preference. All of the rooms are fully furnished and internet access is available for an additional monthly fee. Apartments come with a personal bathroom and a kitchenette. You will have access to washers and dryers which are located in each housing complex, as well several cafeterias and cafes available on campus.

A student ID card will be issued to you upon arrival in Germany, giving you access to Augsburg’s public transportation, the university library, and dining services.

You will pay your individual tuition rate at Indiana University through your bursar account. No program fees. You will be responsible for covering your own overseas expenses including airfare, food, and housing. The University of Augsburg estimates roughly $700 monthly to cover food, housing, fun, study materials, and incidentals. This amount also includes the administrative fee that provides you with free public transit in Augsburg and subsidized food prices throughout the entire campus. 

Selected students will receive an automatic scholarship of $1,500. Additional need-based scholarships are available. 

Other scholarships are available on a competitive and need-based basis.

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