Business German


We offer a sequence of three courses that focus on business German. Each course is 3 credit hours.

GERM 203 Introduction to Business German: Deutsch im Berufsalltag. Continuation of GERM 201; completes language proficiency sequence. Structured grammar review, composition, conversation, and reading with focus on the basics of German business communication. Recommended for students planning to take GERM 352 and GERM 462. Not open to native speakers of German. Prerequisite: GERM 201 or placement by examination. Fulls Core goal/outcome 4.2. Offered each spring semester.

GERM 352 Business German/Deutsch für den Beruf. Extensive practice in business communication: terminology, texts and correspondence, oral practice in business situations. Not open to native speakers of German. Prerequisite: GERM 202 or placement by examination. Offered each fall semester.

GERM 462 German Business Environment. Introduction to German business practices, including basic information about German economic and corporate life. Designed for students who intend to complete an internship with a German company and those who wish to enhance their knowledge of business German. Not open to native speakers of German. Prerequisite: One 300-level German course. Offered each spring semester.


  • Experience the benefits of studying abroad!
  • Gain in-demand global skills through professional work experience!
  • Improve your German language skills!
  • Earn KU credit through the Internships in Germany Program!


Potential internship locations include the cities of Eutin in northern Germany and Holzkirchen/Munich and Amber/Weiden in the southeastern region of Germany. 


Internships will take place in the summer and last 6 to 10 weeks, depending on the needs of the host company. The internships are unpaid, but host companies typically provide housing or assist with arrangements and provide a modest stipend to assist with day-to-day living expenses. 

Language Requirements

Language requirements vary by location.  Students interning in Eutin must have at least four semesters of college-level German and are encouraged to enroll in GERM 462: German Business Culture during the spring semester.  Internships in other locations can be in English, with no knowledge of the German language required. 

Further details and program application

Office of Study Abroad


Interested students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Jim Morrison (, the Program Director, as soon as possible. 


The application deadline is December 2, 2013.




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