Study at ZU | Exchange Students
You Can't Decide between Economics, Culture, and Politics? Neither Can We.
We prefer good in-between solutions – do you? The four bachelor programs at Zeppelin University are aimed at generalists capable of specialization. In other words, students who are equally interested in the exciting issues at the crossroads between economics, communication, culture, politics, and administration – such as globalization, migration climate change, digitalization, ecology – and who want to be connoisseurs in their own field. According to ZU, a new generation is needed for future challenges in a globalizing knowledge society – a generation of responsible decision-makers and creative thinkers who have an eye for, and an understanding of, inter-connectedness.
ZU reacted to challenges in management education with a new (by German standards) type of research-oriented, entrepreneurial qualification for generalists. The novelty lies in the connection between business administration and economics with cultural sciences, communication and media studies, as well as aspects of political science and the science of public administration.
In societies of today, knowledge of different cultures and actionability within those cultures are more sought-after than ever. Likewise the demands on communication practices have increased dramatically. For that reason communication skills and cultural knowledge are key qualifications for the 21st century. Our Our study program "Communication, Culture & Management" meets these challenges.
ZU offers an innovative training and research program in the form of management-oriented politics and administrative sciences with international relations, in which social scientific elements of organizational research and policy research are combined with economics, management skills, and the most important elements of public law.
The study program "Sociology, Politics & Economics" (SPE) is a full-time program and planned as a four-year, interdisciplinary bachelor program. Based on classical and current theories in the relevant disciplines of sociology, political science, and economics the program aims to teach decision logic, decision-making processes and competences for complex, insecure situations as they are required in modern, heterogeneous societies and in the context of globalized activities in business and politics. Thus, the program focuses on problems that require an interdisciplinary exchange between social, political and economic sciences.The bachelor study program "Sociology, Politics, & Economics" (SPE) is a degree course of four years. Based on classical and current theories and methods to do research in the relevant disciplines of socioloy, political science, and economics the program aims to teach modeling, critical understanding, decision-taking under uncertainty, and dealing with complexity as competencies required in contemporary societies, cultures of diversity, and globalized activities in business and politics. The program emphasized interdisciplinarity as an exchange between social, political, and economic sciences and as a mutual reflection on the range, scope, and limits of these disciplines. The program aims to qualify for professional activities of research and consulting in political administration, international organizations, corporate management, and civil society
The General Management master degree is an academic study program with a practical theory-based relevance. The course provides theoretical and practical knowledge relating to general business administration and economics. Alongside established management qualifications you will acquire the know-how to autonomously perform academic research work
Incoming students are free to choose courses from any program. Master level courses are usually restricted to master students.
Incoming students who spend one or two semesters at Zeppelin University are not required to pay tuition to ZU. They will have to be able to support themselves while in Friedrichshafen. Average costs of living (including meals, rent, transportation) are 600 – 800 Euros per month. A few scholarships, e. g. Baden-Württemberg Scholarships, are available each year for incoming students. Please contact the International Office for more information.
Although students may attend Zeppelin University in several capacities, international students generally enroll as either degree-seeking students or as guest students from a partner university. Students whose aim it is to enrol in a course of study at ZU leading to the completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree apply for admission alongside other applicants from Germany. This formal application process is guided by the Zeppelin University Office of Admissions. Students who intend to spend a semester exchange at ZU will apply as non-degree-seeking guest students directly to the ZU International Office.