Global Information Management (GIM)

Study Programme

The BA Global Information Management (GIM) allows students to start the courses in English and learn German in parallel. The last two years are studied in German and include an internship. Providing students the possibility to develop an individual multilingual profile and to expand communicative competences. 

The internship gives a first impression of the world of working in a German company and connects the theory of the studies with work experience. 

GIM includes content relating to Digitalization and Internationalization. Language and information science are combined and intercultural processes are viewed from a linguistic perspective. Furthermore, the design of user-friendly websites as well as software systems in an international context will be addressed. 

Students learn the following modules:

  • Information Retrieval
  • Information Science
  • Information Management
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Online Marketing
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Natural Language Processing

GIM will start in Ocotober 2021. Registration for international students needs to be done by April 2021.

Overview Study Program

1. Year: Lectures in English External German language class
2. Year: Lectures in English External German language class & German language test/ certification
3. Year: Lectures in English and German Internship in a German organization
4. Year: Lectures in English and German Bachelor Thesis

Requirements

  • A-Level graduation or similar
  • 2 years studied at any university world wide
  • IB Certification (International Baccalaureate)
  • Studiencollge in Germany
  • English skills (Level B2 according to CEFR)
  • Interests in: IT, communication, cultures, innovation, German language and culture

German Language Class

The German language class will be a part of the studies, where it is possible to learn German. 

It is speficially adapted to the needs of the students. Everyday language will be trained as well as technical language in the context of information science.

  • Accomplish German langauge level: B2/V1 (CEFR)
  • Duration: 4 semesters 
  • Affordable base for the internship in a German organization
  • Cooperation partner: Volkshochschule Hildesheim
  • Costs: 1.000 € per term 

Job opportunities

GIM offers many chances and job opportunities. Since it is a practical oriented, interdisciplinary and international study program, there is the opportunity to work in companies of different areas.

The internship offers the chance to get to know work practice in a German organization and a possible working enviornment after graduation. 

Potential job description in Germany:

  • IT Project Management
  • Information Management 
  • Corporate Communication
  • Online and Social Media Marketing
  • Software Development
  • Consulting
  • Knowledge Management
  • Usability
  • E-Commerce
  • E-Learning 

Hildesheim´s Internship possibilities

Hildesheim offers many possibilities regarding the internship. 

Many organizations such as Robert Bosch GmbH, SEG Automotive Germany GmbH, Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke GmbH or MediFox GmbH & Co. KG. 

The city is also very close to Hannover which provides further opportunities to find an internship.