Tim Becker from Germany
Why did you choose to study the Bachelor’s in International Business at Lund University?
“After having completed my upper secondary – high school – education, and spending some time doing voluntary work and internships, I decided to study my Bachelor’s in Lund. The combination of the outstanding academic reputation, the international environment and the vibrant student life in Lund convinced me to apply, and I have not regretted the decision once.”
What is the programme like?
“The International Business programme covers a broad range of business-related courses, for example, micro- and macroeconomics, management, statistics, law and business ethics – always in an international context. Classic and modern economic theories are taught, combined with real-life cases and guest lectures held by professionals from the business world. This approach establishes a strong relation between acquired academic knowledge and examples from business work.
The class is evenly made up of Swedes and people from all over the world, enabling us to build a global network and interact daily with people from many different cultures and backgrounds. The courses consist of both individual engagement as well as group work, and the interaction with the faculty is easy and personal. I would describe the programme as interesting and fun while it also challenges one to think critically, acquire and use new knowledge and broaden one’s perspectives.”
How do you take part in the Lund student life?
“No day is like the other and the possibilities to participate in activities inside and outside the school are endless. Furthermore, I am active in the School of Economics and Management’s student union Lundaekonomerna. I take part in social, career-oriented and educational events and festivities, creating friendships for a lifetime and making my time in Lund truly unforgettable.”
You are going to do an internship at Mercedes-Benz in the USA. Tell us about that!
“In the fifth semester one can choose to take elective courses, go on exchange, or do an internship. I will join the Finance, Investment Controlling and Performance department of Mercedes-Benz US. International in Alabama, USA. I am very much looking forward to using the theory and knowledge from the International Business programme in the practical day-to-day tasks, and to get insight into how it is to work at an international workplace.”