Why study CALA in English?
Many students of our Latin American partner universities are highly interested in taking the German-Latin American Business Administration degree programme (CALA) in Germany. However, for many of them, the German language is an obstacle. For this reason, we offer students from selected partner universities the opportunity to study CALA entirely in English.
English level: B2
In addition to meeting curricular requirements that have been agreed upon in cooperation agreements between our Latin American partner universities and FH Münster University of Applied Sciences, prospective CALA students must demonstrate their English language skills at a level of B2. This is equivalent to a score of 80 points in the TOEFL (IBT) test. Proof of English language proficiency must be sent from reputable and internationally recognised institutions to FH Münster University of Applied Sciences together with the application documents.
Course sequence and double degree
2 semesters in Münster
1 placement semester
After completing your required semesters at your home university in Latin America (4-6), you spend three semesters in Germany - two semesters at FH Münster University of Applied Sciences and one placement semester in a company. This company should be located in Europe. However, there is also the possibility to complete your placement semester in other regions of the world. After graduation, you are awarded a double degree - a Bachelor of Arts from FH Münster University of Applied Sciences as well as the degree you receive from your home university.
European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
1 ECTS = 30 hours workload
Study in Germany: 90 ECTS
In Germany and Europe, students learn in modules which are weighted according to European credits - or ECTS. 1 ECTS is equivalent to a workload of approximately 30 hours. There are modules worth 6 ECTS (intermediate modules) and modules worth 12 ECTS (specialization modules). After successful completion of your three semesters, you will receive 90 ECTS, 30 of them for the work placement.
Your studies at your home university are worth 120 ECTS.
The entire CALA study programme at both higher education institutions therefore totals 210 ECTS in Münster.
Curriculum - 210 ECTS
|Semester 1-4 (or 5 or 6)|
|Courses at Home University||ECTS|
|1st semester at FH Münster University of Applied Sciences
|German Language Course (compulsory)||6|
|Intercultural Management and German Academia||6|
|1 intermediate module (selectable)||6|
|1 specialization module (selectable)*||12|
|2nd semester at FH Münster University of Applied Sciences
|Intermediate and specialization modules||18-24|
|Thesis long** OR||12|
|3rd semester at FH Münster University of Applied Sciences
|Placement Practical Semester***||30|
The home university may requiere more semesters, but this does not apply to the CALA degree.
* Up to one specialization module may be replaced by two intermediate modules each.
** The length of the thesis depends on the specific cooperation agreement with the relevant partner university
*** Placement: either in semester 6 or 7
Intermediate and Specialization modules
The following modules are selectable:
|Intermediate Finance||International Marketing|
|Economics: Globalisation and European Integration||Advanced Organization Design|
|TOPSIM Business Simulation Game||International New Ventures (summer only)
|Management of Technology|
|International HR Management|
|Current Issues in International Management and Economics|
- Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinoamericano UCEL, Rosario, Argentina
- Universidad de Belgrano UB, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- FAE Centro Universitário, Curitiba, Brazil
- Universidad Austral de Chile UACH, Valdivia
- Universidad de Santiago de Chile USACH
- Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana UPB, Medellín, Colombia
- Universidad de La Sabana ULS, Bogotá, Colombia
- Universidad de las Américas, UDLAP, Puebla, Mexiko
- Graduate School of Business ESAN, Lima, Peru