At BiTS, innovation and practice, trust and entrepreneurship all come together at an international level. Our aim is to support you in fully developing your individual potentials and becoming a leading personality in your desired field. How? Thanks to its membership in the world’s biggest education network, Laureate International Universities, we offer you study programs that set no boundaries for you either personally or geographically. BiTS was just recently selected as one of the 25 best internationally oriented universities worldwide (*U-Multirank 2016).
As a BiTS student, you are already gaining practical and international experience while you study; you are exposed to new stimuli and you will make valuable contacts worldwide. In addition to conveying future-oriented specialist know-how, it is also important to us that we provide continuing education in core competencies that prepare you for the demands of a globalized and digitalized professional environment.
Boundless international prospects
Boundless practical orientation and entrepreneurship
Boundless individual development
Innovative thinking and progress in pedagogy
We would like to provide our students with space to unleash their personal potential, become strong leadership personalities, and set new impetuses with what they do. Four values are the foundations of what we do:
1) Think and act beyond boundaries
At BiTS we find that being open towards the new, having the courage to think big, and willing to leave behind your comfort zone are the best starting points for you to grow beyond your imagination. And that makes life exciting.
We invite you to go beyond boundaries and expand your horizon, by going international, though overseas and practical projects and in cooperation with like-minded professors and students from all over the world.
2) Talent in everyone
Albert Einstein once said: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
At BiTS we unlock your unique talents and nurture them. We help you to find your dream job, in a trusting student atmosphere with personal mentoring and services, which offers you an ideal condition to achieve your personal best performance.
3) Growing by doing and trying
Practical learning is right at the top of our agenda. It is our commitment to you that you will be able to study with a clear preparation for your future career needs. We enable you to experiment in many practical projects and program-related internships during your studies. And to accumulate successful experiences and use the opportunity to make a mistake or two. After all, only those who make mistakes can learn from them.
4) Unleash your creative potential through multicultural team spirit
A team is more than the sum of its members. When many intelligent creative minds meet together, something big and exciting happens. At BiTS, professors, partners, and students from around 50 countries meet, each with their unique talents and expertise, to exchange, to interact and grow together, and to provide impetuses with ideas that reverberate – in Germany and beyond.
For this reason we encourage and welcome your initiative and entrepreneurial spirit, be it in the context of numerous practical projects, leadership seminars, or as part of student initiatives and student resorts, in which you develop innovative solutions for your own enterprise, the university or for external companies
Innovation and team spirit guide us in our teaching too, in developing future-proofed program content and teaching formats, such as cross-border digital lectures and projects with other universities and companies all over the world, through a close cooperation with industry partners and our partner universities in the Laureate International Network.
Become part and stir up your inner entrepreneurial spirit.
At BiTS, we offer bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, both full-time and part-time while in employment. Two guiding principles apply to all programs: practical learning and thinking along international lines.
In addition to well-known scientists, many famous personalities from a variety of industries teach at BiTS. The University of Applied Sciences has close ties with business, and a lively exchange of information takes place. One priority is to incorporate as many of the requirements of the job into your studies as soon as possible. Our active exchange also gives you the opportunity to observe how successful people do business.
Thinking along international lines
The global nature of firms today is integrated into instruction at BiTS: Most programs of study include a compulsory semester or stay abroad. BiTS is a member of the largest network of private universities in the world: Laureate Universities Network. Furthermore, we have close links with other universities abroad in Europe, the USA, Asia, and Australia. These periods of study take place in collaboration with one of our many partner institutions in this network. The BiTS International Office organizes these periods of study. Other pillars of intercultural exchange are the Summer School and the national projects, as well as the multitude of international students at all BiTS campuses.
Berlin, Hamburg, and Iserlohn – the characters of these three cities could not be more different. You can choose a unique atmosphere in the capital, a northern German port city, or an American-style campus-based university, whichever you prefer. After all, deciding on a course and a university is also governed by place: The question “What do I want to be?” is closely linked with the question “Where do I want to be?” for many people.
The three BiTS campuses
The three BiTS campuses cater to a wide range of wishes: For example, the campus in Berlin is situated in the heart of the city, just off Potsdamer Platz. The campus in Hamburg is located in the Altona district, right next to the port and the Elbe River. The campus in Iserlohn is surrounded by green spaces and offers lots of leisure-time activities at Seilersee.
Our most important aim is your success. We are there to see to it that you are ideally prepared to launch your professional career and to make your own way. With this in mind, we educate our students to become young professionals with an enterprising spirit and approach.
How knowledge and skills are taught
Today, you need a combination of abilities to forge a successful career. Substantive knowledge and social skills, management know-how, and confidence at an international level are the basis for a managerial career in the free economy. These days, enterprising young managers with a good theoretical education and who have acquired relevant practical experience both at home and abroad during their studies are sought-after in all fields of business. We equip you to meet these requirements.
The results speak for themselves: Graduates of BiTS enter employment very quickly.
Outside of the lecture hall, various student initiatives at BiTS give you valuable practical experience. BiTS expects and encourages you to take part in these activities. They show how highly motivated the students are, and emphasize the practical approach of the university. The initiatives are as diverse as the courses of study.
Setting, pursuing, and achieving ambitious targets
Probably the best-known initiative is the “Campus Symposium”. Famous figures like Bill Clinton, Kofi Annan, and Gerhard Schröder have in the past accepted an invitation to speak at this internationally renowned economic conference. This event is organized exclusively by students – from hosting the guests, catering, and ticket sales to PR, sponsor and speaker liaising. Other initiatives involve, for example, advising firms on how to solve business problems, the independent production of a TV or radio show, or social projects. However you get involved at BiTS, you will gain valuable practical experience.