International Business Administration (Master)

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Students of the master’s programme in International Business Administration gain knowledge of the methods, institutions and tools in international management and specialise in an area of business administration they select. This qualifies them to independently solve management problems for international corporations. Students must have language proficiency in English equivalent to level C1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and in German equivalent to level B2.

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Master of Science

Degree Programme Code: 066 914

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German and English

NO entrance examination



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme

The master’s programme comprises: A. Introduction B. Specialisation in Business Studies: International Management; Business Administration. Students have to select one of the following minors from the master’s programme in Business Administration: 1. Banking and Finance; 2. Controlling I; 3. Financial Accounting I; 4. Marketing and International Marketing I; 5. Organisation and Personnel I; 6. Smart Production I; 7. Strategic Management I; 8. Supply Chain Management. Students may also select other minors from the current range of courses offered in the master’s programme in Business Administration if the competent body responsible for study matters approves it. C. Specialisation in Cultural Studies: Students can select one of the following alternative groups of compulsory modules: Africa, Europe, Latin America, East Asia – Japan, East Asia –China, Slavonic Area, South Asia. D. Integrative Specialisation; Master’s Thesis, Master’s Thesis Seminar and Master’s Examination.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Management problems
  • Cultural studies and languages
  • International marketing
  • Controlling
  • Macroeconomics

     Overview of the programme structure & topics

    Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

    After Graduation

    A wide range of career opportunities is open to graduates of International Business Administration, both in the private and public sector. On the one hand, the degree programme paves the way for independence. On the other hand, it enables graduates to take up leading positions. The programme concentrates on management activities in the economic sector, with particular emphasis on language education.

    Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

    Graduate Survey

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