Find out about Student Life at MBA-IBC


Our support services are designed to make your study abroad experience as easy and enjoyable as possible, from application all way through to graduation.

Here, at Offenburg University, you are made to feel not only welcome, but also at home. The introductory program as well as guidance by your MBA coordinator and program director will make it easy for you to get started at our university. Your tutors and the members of the Senior Service will help you with bureaucratic hurdles, take you to places of interest in our region and will make you feel familiar with your new home.

Find out what services you can expect and make most of your time studying abroad.

Contact Person

Service Coordinator

Michel, Claudia

  • Room: B033
  • Badstraße 24,77652 Offenburg

Orientation Week

Your MBA starts off with an orientation week to the region Montafon in the Austrian Alps. You will not only participate in the lecture Board of Directors, but also develop your personal skills in workshops and teambuilding trainings in order to get to know your classmates and forge a close bond for successful project work. Interactive and well-structured trainings are offered to MBA-IBC students to enhance soft skills such as leadership, communication and peer to peer relationships. In particular, outdoor training aims at performing well as a team and will teach you a lot about yourself and the relation to others.

News and Events


  • The Region

    Offenburg and Gengenbach are part of the South-West German state called Baden-Wuerttemberg and located in the three-country region of the Upper Rhine. This state also houses the famous Black Forest region, known for its beautiful mountainside villages, scenic train routes and most importantly its special culinary delights. The MBA is part of the business administration faculty with its campus in Gengenbach, about 10km away from the main campus.  The campus is a former Benedict Monastery from 15th century and is a main tourist attraction in the town. This charming town has lots to offer!

  • Graduate School Events and Excursions

    The Graduate School offers excursions to companies, fairs, museums and other places of specific interest to international students. Offenburg is in the heart of Europe; a large variety of places, from historic to high-tech, from remote and romantic to avant-garde are accessible within a few hours’ drive or train ride. The Graduate School has organised trips to Venice, Paris, Berlin, Bremen and Munich and snow excursions to the Swiss Alps or Vosges mountains. More thrilling destinations are yet to be discovered!