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Program Description:
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Spend four weeks in beautiful Bremen taking classes at Hochschule Bremen. Select from about a dozen business classes in English or take German language classes. 

UMSL Students in Bremen


  • Bremen's Summer School Program is an excellent opportunity to live and study in Germany.

  • It offers students an unique experience by attending courses at the Hochschule Bremen, participating in international students' life, and discovering Bremen and exploring Europe.

  • The program combines high quality studies with a wide range of cultural and leisure activities.

  • Bremen is a beautiful and vibrant student town in the North of Germany where students feel welcome and comfortable. That's more than one good reason to visit Bremen and enjoy a great summer!


Dr. Joe Rottman 
Director, International Business Institute

Dr. Perry Drake
Director of Business Collaboration
Asst. Teaching Professor of Marketing
Course: Digital and Social Marketing Strategies

Dr. Shaji Khan
Asst. Professor of Information Systems
Course: Information Security Management

Dr. Dinesh Mirchandani
Professor of Information Systems
Course: Big Data Analytics

Dr. Seemantini Pathak
Asst. Professor of Management
Course: Leadership in Business


See program costs above for summer.



BEST MAJORS: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, German, International Business, Management, Marketing

Also Good: Any student looking for a Business or Foreign Language elective

This program works well for the UMSL majors listed above, but most programs can work well for all majors if students can take courses for elective credit. Check with your academic advisor and the study abroad office to learn about your options!



You can read course descriptions on their website

Bremen Course UMSL Course Equivalency
International Business INTBUS 3680: International Management
Leadership in Business MGMT 3625: Leadership in Organizations (Pathak)
Digital and Social Marketing Strategies MKTG 3721: Introduction to Digital Marketing Strategies (Drake)
Big Data Analytics INFSYS 2800: Information Systems Concepts and Applications (Mirchandani)
Information Security Management INFSYS 3848: Introduction to Information Security (Khan)
Principles of Marketing MKTG 3700: Basic Marketing
Managerial Accounting BUS AD 2410: Managerial Accounting
Global Banking and Finance FIN 3580/INTBUS 3580: International Corporate Finance
Principles of Finance FIN 3500: Financial Management
Behavior in Organizations: Understanding Organizational Life MGMT 3600: Management and Organizational Behavior
Entrepreneurship and Business Planning INTBUS 4281: Entrepreneurship in the Global Environment
Financial Statement Analysis* ACCTNG 2400: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting*
Human Resources Staffing and Development MGMT 3621: Human Resource Management

*Accounting majors should talk to the department chair if they wish to take this course.


After you have been accepted to study abroad you will be given directions to register for classes directly with the Hochschule Bremen. After you have finished all of your acceptance tasks in Triton Globetrotter, you will be registered for a placeholder course here at UMSL for the time that you are abroad.



UMSL students studying abroad on the Bremen summer program will pay a program fee that includes academic fees instead of tuition, and they will earn transfer credit. If you are a transfer student, please contact your academic advisor to confirm that you will not exceed the maximum number of transfer credits allowable at UMSL. 





1200 years of tradition and openness characterise the Hanseatic city of Bremen on the Weser river. Its most famous landmarks – the splendid Weser Renaissance town hall and the venerable Roland statue – form a joint UNESCO World Heritage site on the historical market square. Bremen’s world-famous mascots are the Town Musicians from the Brothers Grimm fairytale.

Exciting interactive exhibitions and science centres, insights into the technologies of tomorrow – Bremen’s is home to numerous projects that prove that science is anything but dry and boring. The botanika, Universum Bremen and the Ethnological Museum put the focus on learning by doing. And at EADS Astrium you can find out how astronauts eat, sleep and shower in zero gravity.

Not a month goes by without some exciting event taking place in Bremen – from the Freimarkt, Germany's oldest funfair, to concerts and plays, art exhibitions and the traditional Christmas market, whose Schlachte Magic stalls extend along the Weser river. (Courtesy of



Accommodations will be in double rooms at the Tryp by Wyndham at Bremen Airport.



The Bremen Summer School Program organizes various excursions, welcoming parties, and other activities including: excursions to Hanover, Groningen, & Wolfsburg, German cooking classes, and salsa dancing! For a complete list visit their associated page


Student Experiences


Check out what these students have to say about the Bremen Business and German program!

"Over the course of the month, we got to see Berlin, Hamburg, Groningen in the Netherlands, and experience the Waddensea. I was not prepared for walking barefoot the entire 8 miles across the minefield of seashells in the Waddensea, but it was definitely an experience I will never forget! Nonetheless, kayaking in the canals in Groningen was probably my most favorite experience in Europe... (continue reading)


Click here to check out the UMSL student experiences for our other programs!


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/23/2018
Rolling Admission 07/08/2018 08/02/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.