Study Focus International Business Law

Objective of the Study Focus


The objective of this study focus is to prepare students for a possible foreign country use as an expatriate/interface manager, so they are provided with an overview of the country and the issues they will encounter in professional everyday life, such as culture, macro- and micro-economics and political agendausing the example of India.

The program will offer a Germany-wide innovative study focus that will enable graduates to fill future interface activities, respectively project management tasks as well as management positions. The offered interdisciplinary professional lectures with regionally specific components have been specifically tailored to the information needs for economists in the application-oriented approach.

Contents of the Study Focus


The lectures of the study focus "International Business Law" within the study program "Business Law" are as follows:


International Business Law



Current Developments of the Indian Economy

  • Overview over the investment climate, forms of business organizations and business practices
  • Country’s commercial climate
  • Aspects of the modern Indian economy


Introduction to a Foreign National Law
(P.R. China)

  • Introduction to the history and development of a Foreign National Law
  • Overview over the sources of a Foreign National Law with special focus on contract law
  • Introduction to the investment law of a foreign country
  • Introduction to the intellectual property law of a foreign country 


Human Resource Management and Leadership in India

  • India’s Economic Structure
  • Economic Structures and General Economic Framework in Developing Economies
  • Strengths and Weaknesses of the Indian Economy
  • Cross-Cultural Aspects of Doing Business with India
  • Implications of the General Economic Framework for Commercial Enterprises


Project/Case Study

  • Current topics in the areas of the international economy or international economic law relating to India and / or the P.R. China
  • Contemporary topics especially from the following areas
    › Profound economic reforms
    › Change in Social Fabrics
    › Geo-Political alignment and its impact in global context
    › Socio-Economical Transformation
  • Case studies in the aforementioned areas



"Globalization has strongly increased within the recent years. Particularly, China has gained importance.As a future employee not only good English skills are required, it is also an advantage to have basic knowledge of P.R. China, its law, its population and its culture.

"Introduction to a Foreign National Law" imparts knowledge of legal bases of Chinese law as well as an extensive basic knowledge, even if the study focus "International Business Law" is not chosen in its entirety.

Not only the lecture in English but also the communication with international students offers the possibility to expand ones English skills in a pleasant atmosphere.

Thereby you are optimally prepared for working in an international environment."

Susanne Meyer & Vanessa Stumhofer
Students of the study program "Business Law" of Hof University, April 2017

Mentor Program


To strengthen the intercultural competence within the context of a practical block, it is scheduled that the German students guide each a student of the GIMS program (German-Indian Management Studies) during the summer semester. For this purpose, they should participate in short intercultural trainings. During the semester they should keep together with GIMS students a fixed number of cultural, social and political appointments, e.g. visits to the movies and theater, celebrating an Indian festival, participation in discussions, shared cooking.

Program Course

At the beginning of the semesterAfter approximately 6 weeksAfter approximately 10 weeks At the end of the semester

  • Dividing into matching buddy-pairs
  • Cultural training

First reporting

Second reporting

Final presentation (shared experience and lesson learned)


Summer School of BayIND (Bavarian-Indian Centre for Business and Universities)


Individual students may apply for participation in the Summer School of BayIND designed for the regional and cultural studies in order to be able to gather additional experience regarding India. The two-week Summer School takes place once a year in the period of August/September. This event can as well be credited as a practical block.

Contact Person

Prof. Dr. Dunja Stadtmann | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Dunja Stadtmann

Business Department
Business Law

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: A023
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4387
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4387
E-Mail: dunja.stadtmannhof-university.LÖ

Prof. Dr. Dunja Stadtmann

Responsible person and lecturer for the study focus "International Business Law" of the study program Business Law.






Prof. Dinubhai Patel

Lecturer for the study focus "International Business Law" of the study program Business Law.



Campus Hof

95028 Hof

Campus Münchberg

Kulmbacher Str. 76
95213 Münchberg

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Kulmbacher Straße 11
96317 Kronach

Fon: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 3000

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Wittelsbacher Str.41
95100 Selb
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