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When is the postgraduate study programme Master of Arts International Business (MA.IB) offered by FH Mainz?

When is the postgraduate study programme Master of Arts International Business (MA.IB) offered by FH Mainz?


The course is offered in winter semester only. Beginning: Mid of September each year.

How long does the programme last?

How long does the programme last?


4 semesters (approx. 2 years).

Where does the MA.IB programme take place?

Where does the MA.IB programme take place?


The first and second semester (winter & following summer semester only) take place at the Fachhochschule Mainz (University of Applied Sciences in Mainz). The third (and eventually 4th) semester take place at a partner university of your choice. The fourth semester (writing thesis) may take place at FH Mainz or at a partner university or can be done under joint supervision.

What are the tuition fees?

What are the tuition fees?


Following tuition fees for our programme Master of Arts International Business:

  • NO tuition fee at FH Mainz
  • Students who already hold a MASTER degree before starting our programme or German students with a “Diplom” studies,  pay a tuition fee of currently EUR 650,- per semester.
  • A social fee of approx. EUR 250,- per semester applies for all students for the whole period of enrollment. This fee includes a public transportation ticket for the whole Rhine-Main area.

Tuition fee at partner university:
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 several partner universities, a limited number of MA.IB students are accepted tuition free. Please note: also during the period spend abroad, students still need to pay the social fee at FH Mainz while being enrolled.

I have a degree in Engineering, not in Business Administration. Can I still apply for the programme?

I have a degree in Engineering, not in Business Administration. Can I still apply for the programme?


No, in order to successfully apply for our programme your first degree (Bachelor), needs to be in Business (Administration) or (Business) Management. In case of doubt: please enclose your transcript with all your subjects of your bachelor degree. 50% of all courses should be business related. The board of examiners will have the final decision on this matter.

I have studied French language during my whole high school period. Does the transcript of my high school diploma proof my proficiency for this language?

I have studied French language during my whole high school period. Does the transcript of my high school diploma proof my proficiency for this language?


No, in order to successfully apply for our programme you need to proof English plus two more languages with a minimum of B2 level. With your high school diploma you could e.g. proof proficiency of your mother language (e.g. if you went to high school in Spain, you could prove your mother language Spanish by handing in a certified copy of your high school diploma).
We can’t acknowledge proof of languages based on the length/period of time that is was taught. We really need a clear certificate which states a minimum level of B2 (European Framework Reference).

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Daniel Porath

Programme Director MA.IB
Tel. +49 (0) 6131-628-3253
daniel.porath(at)hs-mainz.de

Judith Busch

Programme Manager MA.IB
Tel. +49 (0) 6131-628-3414
judith.busch(at)hs-mainz.de

ma.ib@wiwi.hs-mainz.de

Office hours:

On appointment only:

Mondays:       10.00 - 12.00

Tuesdays:      10.00 - 12.00

Thursdays:     10.00 - 12.00

Application

Dear applicant,

please read the application instructions file corresponding to your pre-requisites.

If you are a German applicant or an applicant with a bachelor degree awarded by an EU institution, please read the “instructions application German and EU”, start the online application procedure and send the results with the full application package directly to Hochschule Mainz by 15th June. The file “Guidance for Online Application” may be helpful for the online application.
Applicants with a bachelor degree awarded by a NON EU institution have to send their application together with OUR application form to Uni-Assist. Please pay the application fee directly to Uni-Assist (check the website for further details).
Hand in your application before 15th June.
Applicants from partner universities fill out the form for exchange students and hand it in to Hochschule Mainz, MA.IB by 30th May.
Your MA.IB Team

Download

MAIB Application German EU

Guide Online Application for English-speaking applicants

MAIB Application Non EU

Additional ApplicationForm MAIB Uni-Assist

MAIB Application Exchange DD

Programme Brochure

Study Programme at Partner Universities

Study Structure

Examination regulations (German)

Programme Brochure

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