Hochschule Mainz - Fachbereich Wirtschaft

Master of Science in International Business or Master of Arts in International Business?

Hochschule Mainz - University of Applied Sciences offers two high-quality Master programmes in International Business. Which one will be YOUR choice?

One goal - two programmes

The "Master of Science in International Business" (MScIB) programme is a joint venture with London South Bank University. Students spend their first semester (September – January) in Mainz and continue their studies in London where they join classes with students who had studied their first semester at partner universities in India, Thailand, and China. After having successfully completed the taught courses of the first year, they dedicate their third semester to the Master thesis, an own piece of research supervised by London or Mainz based professors. Students with a first degree in Business or other fields of studies are admitted. The degree is awarded by the London South Bank University. Tuition fees vary from EUR 4,500 for EU students to EUR 7,000 for students from outside the European Union. For more details, please click here.

The "Master of Arts in International Business" (MA.IB) programme is a four-semester Bologna-type Master for students with a first degree in Business or Management. The admission is restricted to multi-lingual students with a high-quality first degree. They study two semesters in Mainz and two semesters at one of the many partner universities in the European Union or overseas. During their last semester, they write their Master thesis in English or the teaching language of the host university. Tuition fees are charged by each individual partner university according to the respective law. For more details, please click here.

Which programme is best for YOU?

  1. Please compare the admission requirements. Select the programme for which you are most qualified and is most suited to your academic goals.
  2. If you meet both programmes’ requirements, compare the opportunities:
    • Are you interested in an intensive 15 month programme in Germany and England, completely taught in English in which you earn a British Master's Degree? Then apply for our joint venture with London South Bank University (MScIB).
    • Are you interested in a programme which includes foreign language modules, adds applied projects in companies, and provides you with first-class exchange opportunities throughout the world? Are you interested in the possibility of earning a double-degree? Then apply for the MA.IB.