Graduate Exchange: Augsburg University

Spend a semester studying at Augsburg University while earning course credit toward your SPEA graduate degree

SPEA master's students are invited to participate in a semester exchange program with Augsburg University’s Global Business Management School (GBM). The GBM School offers a unique view on both the business aspects and political policy background of management decisions. Germany is an economic powerhouse within the European Union, and its economic business models are mimicked around the globe.

Learn more about SPEA's graduate exchange with Augsburg University

As a SPEA masters student in this program, you'll be able to delve into the world of global theories, while exploring several different international viewpoints for an entire semester. You'll have the opportunity to take classes with German students and fully immerse yourself in the Bavarian culture, all while studying in Augsburg, one of Germany’s oldest cities.

You should prepare to take a minimum of four classes, equating to 12 IU credits during your semester at Augsburg University. Two European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits are equal to one IU credit, requiring students to enroll in a minimum of 24 ECTS credits throughout the semester. Numerous courses will be offered each semester in English in a variety of topics. Classes are primarily lecture based, however, some shorter, intensive seminars are also offered in English each semester. Topics range from innovation, international management, corporate governance, economics, marketing, environmental economics, to health economics and business ethics.

This program is open to SPEA graduate students at IU Bloomington in the MPA or MSES program. Augsburg University has a sustainability concentration that will fulfill MSES requirements, as well as economic and policy analysis concentrations for MPA students. To apply, you must be in good academic standing and must have completed at least one semester of graduate study at SPEA. 

While studying at Augsburg University, you will live in a student apartment provided by the university. A single apartment or individual room can be leased based on your preference. All of the rooms are fully furnished and internet access is available for an additional monthly fee. Apartments come with a personal bathroom and a kitchenette. You will have access to washers and dryers which are located in each housing complex, as well several cafeterias and cafes available on campus. A student ID card will be issued to you upon arrival in Germany, giving you access to Augsburg’s public transportation, the university library, and dining services.

For this semester exchange program, you will pay tuition at Indiana University (no tuition will be paid to Augsburg University). You will also be responsible for covering your own overseas expenses including airfare, food, and housing.