International Business M.A.
You've always wanted to study in a truly international environment?
Do you wish to study abroad? And you are proficient in English and two further languages? You would like to work in a group of students from different continents? You appreciate their different cultures, beliefs and religions? You are prepared to adapt to new challenges?
Then we have the top programme for you! Our MA.IB programme provides you with an exciting and challenging environment in one of Germany’s most bustling regions. Visit our website to learn more about the programme contents, contact us and find out about the professional careers of our alumni. We look forward to hearing from you.
Includes marketing, financial reporting, business law and others, but also picks up current challenges, like leadership & organisation. It will allow you to specialise in your field of interest, e.g. marketing, accounting, service management or human resources, and will familiarise you with the methods of academic research in business and management. At the same time it will broaden your knowledge: Most modules take an international perspective on the topics they discuss. Learning will take place in small international groups and cover group works as well as small projects. The programme is taught completely in English.
The programme aims at preparing students for challenging positions in multinational companies or in internationally active public organisations. In particular, graduates are familiar with state-of-the-art techniques of International Business and have acquired leadership skills for a cross-cultural business environment.
- Professional competence
Students increase their professional competence by deepening their already existing knowledge of business issues and by adding an international dimension to skills and tools acquired in their undergraduate business or management studies.
- Methodological expertise
They further develop their ability to apply quantitative and qualitative analytical methods to business-related studies.
- Social competences
Students further improve their competencies in self-management and team work, in particular in a multicultural environment.
- Leadership skills
Skills such as communication, motivation, and building trust in personal relations and organisations develop further.
- Language and cross-cultural management skills
A culturally diverse student group, one or two semesters spent abroad, and the obligation to use foreign languages prepare the students for the working environment encountered in multinational companies and institutions.
- Students with a German or international bachelor's degree: tuition-free! However, all students must pay a social semester fee of approx. EUR 300 for each semester of enrolment in the programme (during the semester abroad as well). The fee is set by AStA, the student union, and contains a public transportation ticket for a large part of the Rhine-Main region.
- Students with a German "Diplom" degree or who already hold a master's degree: tuition fee of EUR 650 per semester.
Tuition for the second year stay at the partner university follows the host university’s tuition rules. Therefore, tuition has to be paid at the partner university. At many European partner universities a limited number of MA.IB students are accepted tuition-free based on an Erasmus exchange. In some (other) countries, a limited number of MA.IB students are accepted tuition-free. For further details, please check the list of partner universities.
The MA.IB programme allows you to acquire the skills needed in international business. It broadens your knowledge by adding a truly international perspective to your business education and prepares you for middle management positions. As a graduate of the MA.IB programme, future employers will appreciate your ability to work in and lead culturally diverse working groups, and your willingness to be internationally mobile.