Diese Studienprogramme werden ausschließlich in englischer Sprache angeboten.

International Management, Master

Welcome to this information page about the new Master’s degree in International Management. It is a post-graduate, 18-month long programme of full-time study, entirely in English. The degree awarded is a Master of Arts. If you would like to apply for admission, you need a sufficient and proven command of English (at least 80 points in the internet-based TOEFL test or the equivalent of 6.0 in the IETS). There are no fees for taking part.  The programme is non-consecutive, meaning it is open to graduates in the fields of commerce, engineering, architecture, or related professions that make major contributions to economic growth. 

As a rule, the first degree you hold must contain the equivalent of 210 European Credit Transfer Points (ECTS) and the degree must have been awarded with a mark equivalent to at least 2,3 on the German marking scale.  Other special conditions apply if you studied at a university outside Germany.  If you hold a degree with at least 180 ECTS or equivalent, you may be eligible to complete a 6-month bridging programme to make up the 30 extra credits you need before starting the Master’s degree.   Where ever you studied before, if your average mark is lower than 2,3 but you have significant international or work experience, you may be able to improve your average.  More details on these themes are available from the International Office.

The programme starts twice a year; in September and in March.  Please see the box on your right for admission procedures and application deadlines.  If you are not legally resident in Germany, and not a citizen of the European Union, you may need a visa and other documents before you can enter the country.  You must organize these documents yourself. Please contact the international office of your home university about these matters if you are still a student. You can also get more information on the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

The Student Association also has several residences, and you may want to rent a room for the time you are studying here.  The residences are about 10 minutes on foot from the campus. Please follow this link to apply for residence, but only when you have been accepted as a student. 

Occupational profile

As cross-border competition has increasingly led to the international movement of goods, services and people, organizations have in consequence become more diverse, while at the same time networks have become the prevalent way to do business.  For example, a recent study by Deloitte (https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/human-capital/articles/introduction-human-capital-trends.html) emphasises a strong need for organizations to change their approaches to the interface between human resource management, knowledge management, and social issues. This all brings with it the demand for not only intercultural management skills but also interdisciplinary team work between professionals. The aim of the Master’s programme is to produce dynamic and mentally flexible graduates who are equipped with the skills needed to anticipate and meet the continuously changing demands on all management level personnel that today’s global and networked market makes. In any economy, this is likely to particularly involve commercial specialists, engineers, designers and architects; our target group of students.  

Following the most recent educational and management trends, the degree programme is strongly oriented towards the acquisition of the competencies needed to succeed in understanding, developing and managing work flows and processes in the complex and borderless world of networked organizations.  Considerable emphasis is placed on the development of intercultural and interdisciplinary teams that are capable of dealing with multifaceted tasks. 

The Master’s degree in International Management opens a wide range of employment possibilities at middle and upper management levels in international contexts.  This includes working for private firms with diverse workforces, those producing or receiving exports or expanding into foreign markets including those in the public sector, and those supplying services to foreign clients, as well as for public organizations concerned with monitoring international trade or providing international public services.  The degree is also a suitable bridge for graduates from technology-based programmes who want to advance into the management level of their industry.  

Course contents.

The Master’s in International Management is divided into three semesters. In each of the first two semesters, there are three compulsory and two choice modules. The winter semester is focused on organizational coordination, and comprises the compulsory modules Knowledge Management, Business Simulation and Controlling, and Organizational Communication Management. In the summer semester, the focus is on trans-professional management in intercultural settings. The compulsory modules are Innovation Management, Intercultural Studies, and Interdisciplinary Case Studies.  Choice modules can be selected from the list given below.  The third study semester is dedicated to preparing, writing and presenting the Master’s thesis, and is accompanied by the compulsory module Academic Research and Writing. 

Elective modules
Business ethics
Export marketing
German language and culture I*
German language and culture II*
Global rules for global players
Interdisciplinary project I
Interdisciplinary project II
International Business Transactions
Principles of health and safety
Public international law
State and economy
Transport management


The symbol * means only for students whose mother tongue is not German. 

Contact for German students

Contact for international students