Wirtschaftsfachwirt (IHK) in English

Do you wish to study for the official, state-approved Wirtschaftsfachwirt to help boost your career and help you to gain further business qualifications?

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With the Wirtschaftsfachwirt you can achieve an additional international qualification, in English, that is recognised in Germany.

The IHK-Akademie Koblenz and ECBM have combined to offer a part-time programme which is taught entirely in English and can be completed in only 18 months!

This programme is truly ‘berufsbegleitend’ so that you can efficiently study and work at the same time.

It can also be the first step to a Masters qualification if you wish to proceed further.

  • Programme delivery
  • Modules
  • Entry Requirements

Programme delivery

Delivery of the study seminars is in the English language, but all course material is in German. The exams are the official state approved exams in German, but there is an additional international certificate exam, in English, which you can take as well.

The unique mix of different learning styles, called Blended Learning, is a modern form of teaching that combines e-learning, self-study and intensive in-class teaching seminars, aimed at professionals with limited time. The weekend seminars are learning opportunities that review and help you discuss the topics on the course.

The seven weekend seminars (13 days overall) take place in Koblenz and in London.


  • Business studies
  • Accounting
  • Law and Taxes
  • Corporate Management
  • Operations Management
  • Investment, Financing & Controlling
  • Logistics
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Leadership and Cooperation

Entry Requirements

The programme is suitable for applicants with a Kaufmann/frau qualification and work experience. Please find more information here.

A good level of proficiency in the English language is required as the entire programme is delivered in English. Applicants need a minimum score of 6.0 (overall) in the IELTS test to prove their English skills.

Key facts
Professional Development

Key facts

Next Intake: May 2020 Study

Duration: 18 months part-time Teaching

Locations: Koblenz and London

Programme Delivery: 7 weekend seminars (Fri-Sat, 13 days)

Accreditation: State-approved (German Berufsbildungsgesetz BBiG)

Tuition Fees: € 4,200



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Work & Study
Professional Development

Work & Study

We have designed this programme to offer professionals a practical and internationally orientated business education with a flexible but compact teaching schedule. The block seminar structure requires you to only take a few ‘out-of-office’ days each academic year, allowing you to develop and accelerating your career whilst following the concept of lifelong learning.

The programme prepares you for future challenges and enables you to understand changing and challenging business processes in a global business context.



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We are very pleased to advise you if you want to check if you could do this programme, simply send your CV to study(at)eurocollege.org.uk and we can tell you very quickly if you will be able to do the programme.

We encourage those interested in the programme to apply as early as possible given the limited number of places on the programme.

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After successful completion of the programme students will be awarded with the German state approved degree “Wirtschaftsfachwirt (IHK)” by the IHK Koblenz. The enables holders of this degree to apply for entry to the Masters programme in International Business and Management, with ECBM and Liverpool John Moore's University, if they wish. ECBM is a collaborative partner of Liverpool John Moores University.



As the some of the first graduates from this course, you will have the opportunity to form the base of the alumni for this course.

Hosting annual alumni events, you will also have the opportunity to meet other alumni from the ECBM network.

Here you can read about some of their experiences.