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In­ter­na­tio­nal Business Management M.Sc.

You would like to study in Mainz and London?

You wish to complete your master's degree after 15 months? You will not only get to know the German market, but the United Kingdom's as well! Are you proficient in English?  And would 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, 15 months in total.

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

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.) by LSBU
Standard period of study:
3 semesters/15 months

  • Semester 1 at Mainz University of Applied Sciences, 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 semester only
18th of September 2018
Application deadline:
15 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 form the frame of the MSc International Business Management (MSc IBM). Additionally, two electives in London in semester 2 complete this master's programme.

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

There are also a number of specialist pathways associated with the Master's in 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:

Mainz intake 2018-19


Here you will 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 Mainz University of Applied Sciences, and the second semester at London South Bank University (LSBU). During their third semester, students will work on their master's thesis at LSBU.

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

In semester 2 all students meet in London and study together – an experience intended to prepare them for the challenges of globalization of the world's economy.

Programme Structure Overview

Professsional Prospects

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 of the program reflects the skills demanded for flexible roles in managing across a variety of organisational cultures and functions inside multinational companies.


Mainz university of applied sciences                 

€315 approx. semester contribution (social semester fee)

€2,500 tuition fee for the 1st semester 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 5,800
International fee: GBP 8,750 (for students from non-EU countries)
has to be paid in January

Examination regulations

Who to contact

Sabine Klebig
Program Manager

T +49 (0) 6131 628 7363
MSc.ib (at)
Prof. Dr. Susanne Rank
Program Director
T +49 6131 628-3246
susanne.rank (at)