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RIBA Approach of University of Applied Sciences Deggendorf
Organisation and focus of the RIBA module

The RIBA (Raising International Business Awareness) module organised by University of Applied Sciences Deggendorf in the first semester of the academic year (i.e. winter semester, starting October 1 and ending February 5) is characterized by the following aspects:

o The module consists of 7 courses
o In total, 30 ECTS are offered
o The module is offered in the first semester of the academic year (for the exact dates, please check the folder School – Academic Calendar).
o The module is open to domestic and foreign students, as to allow both parties to be involved in internationalisation and to meet different cultures

RIBA approach of University of Applied Sciences Deggendorf:

o The RIBA module at University of Applied Sciences Deggendorf has a strong emphasis on the management of international relations (International Relationship Management). As Deggendorf and the neighbouring region of Bavaria is centrally located in the geographic centre of the European Union, University of Applied Sciences Deggendorf is dedicated to the importance of international relations for the economy, the industry and the people.
o The RIBA courses deal with the different aspects of international relationships, e.g.
- the economic relationships between the countries of the globalised world – theoretically and practically
- the legal relationships having been institutionalized in international business law
- the personal relationships between individuals interacting in international business and international teams
- the customer relationships stressing the importance if international sales and marketing for the survival of local economies
o German/Bavarian business procedures will be compared to those of other European member states, and (if possible) sometimes also to those used in the USA, Africa and Asia.
o As the world is far bigger than the EU the RIBA modules additionally draws the attention to the often neglected continent of Africa and tries to raise awareness for the relationship between Africa and the EU.
o As international relationships have various other aspects besides those already mentioned, the RIBA module offers a choice of various different course all related to international business.
o German courses tailored to the different levels of students conclude the RIBA module.
o In addition to the sole RIBA courses University of Applied Sciences Deggendorf offers the RIBA students the opportunities of working as a student consultant (Consult-it) and finding suitable and challenging work and internship opportunities (weekly news letter sent electronically to all students by Career SERVICES
o The aim is to prepare the student to live and work in a European and multicultural environment, free from the prejudices sometimes preventing a fruitful co-operation, being able to master the unlimited challenges of international relationships.

If you would like to participate in RIBA, you should at least have acquired some start competences (i.e. the knowledge, skills, attitudes you need BEFORE you enter the RIBA module) and you will have acquired final competences (i.e. knowledge, skills, attitudes AFTER having finished the RIBA module). Below you can find these competences in detail:

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