International Business Management

International Business Management M.Sc.

You want to study in Mainz and London?

You wish to complete your Master after 15 months? You will not only get to know the German market, but also the United Kingdom! You are proficient in English?  You would like to work in small groups?
Then we would like to welcome you to our exciting and challenging programme: Master of Science International Business Management, first semester Mainz, second semester London, dissertation under London supervision, in total 15 months.

MSc International Business Management in cooperation with London South Bank University (  provides you with a systematic, comprehensive, in-depth study of the subject matter  of international business. You'll develop the ability to critically evaluate and appraise existing theories and ideas about changes taking place in the world of international business. You'll also build an awareness and understanding of how different cultural attitudes and beliefs shape the international business environment in different regions of the world.
Graduates will be effective decision-makers, able to apply and adapt theory to practice and to confidently engage in critical independent thinking.

At a glance

Award: Master of Science (M.Sc.) by LSBU
3 semesters/15 months

  • Semester 1 at Hochschule Mainz, School of Business (September to January)
  • Semester 2 at London South Bank University (February to June)
  • Semester 3 under London supervision (July to December)

Start: Winter term only
Application deadline:
15th July
Language of instruction: English


The four core modules in Mainz and London (Semester 1: International Management, International Marketing and International Finance and Decision Making in Mainz; Semester 2: Strategic International Human Resource Management in London) plus the Dissertation build the frame of the MSc International Business Management (MSc IBM). Additionally, two electives in London in semester 2 complete this Master programme.

You'll develop team working skills through group projects, case studies and other forms of collaborative work. The programme is completely taught in English

There are also a number of specialist pathways associated to the Masters International Business Management which allow you to specialise in your field of interest in semester 2 in London and will lead to one of the following MSc IBM awards from LSBU:


Here you find the admission requirements and application procedure.

Online Application

Programme Structure

The MSc IBM programme takes 3 semesters in total. Students spend their first semester at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, the second semester takes place at London South Bank University (LSBU). During their third semester students will work on their Master thesis either at the LSBU or in Mainz.

Semester 1 of the programme will be offered simultaneously (same time, structure, contents and assessments) at London South Bank University. In Mainz we are offering a full time programme, courses will take place late afternoon and/or in the evening (which allow students to work).

In semester 2 all students meet in London and study together – an experience, which should prepare them for the challenges of globalization of world economy.

Programme Structure Overview


Hochschule Mainz                                

300,- € approx. semester contribution (social semester fee)

2,500 € tuition fee for semester 1 has to be paid in September

London South Bank University

Tuition for the second semester stay at the London South Bank University follows the host university’s tuition rules, the LSBU tuition fee is subject to change

Tuition fee for semester 2 plus dissertation approx.
UK/EU fee: GBP 5,600
International fee: GBP 8,400 (for students from non-EU countries)
has to be paid in January


Employment prospects are excellent. Successful students can, in addition to senior management roles, build a career in a variety of roles in consulting, marketing, finance and human resource management. In this respect the personal development emphasis on the course reflects the skills demanded for flexible roles in managing across a variety of organisational cultures and functions inside multinational companies.

Contact Persons

Sabine Klebig
Course Manager
T +49 (0) 6131 628 7363
MSc.ib (at)
Prof. Dr. Susanne Rank
Course Director
Tel. +49 6131 628-3246
susanne.rank (at)