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M.A. International Cultural and Business Studies

University of Passau    Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Full time October, April MA 4 semesters (2 years)

About the course

Are you keen to give your studies an international orientation and do business, languages and culture fascinate you? This degree programme is both interdisciplinary and international, giving you the chance to acquaint yourself with business and economics, combined with two foreign languages and a cultural studies focus in a cultural region related to one of your chosen languages. This programme teaches you to think in terms of networks and allows you to develop strong organisational and communication strategies, as well as developing important key skills, such as project management, leadership and problem-solving skills. This is an accredited programme which has received the Seal of Quality of the Foundation for the Accreditation of Study Programmes in Germany.

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Entry Requirements

A good first (undergraduate) degree gained after a standard period of study of three years' full-time study with a cultural studies and business/economics focus, with a final grade of 2.5 or better according to the German marking system or the relevant foreign equivalent, or be ranked among the best 50% of your cohort. You should also have at least:40 ECTS credits in business administration and 40 ECTS credits in a subject included in module group B (see programme syllabus). As this programme is taught in German, you need German skills at level C1 CEFR.


87 euros per semester (student services contribution)

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Passau


Student Profile(s)

Dominik Weber

What is special about the programme?
The master's programme includes research seminars that give me insights into the current state of the Art.

Why did you decide to study in Passau?
At the university I appreciate the interdisciplinarity, the small seminar groups as well as the good support from my lecturers.

Dilara Gökdemir

Why did you decide to study in Passau?
The university's additional courses give me the possibility of building an individual profile, in addition to what I learn in my degree programme.

What do you like most about the programme?
I feel very well prepared for the job – not only in theory, but also in practice. The large share of business and economics modules in the programme gives me an edge on the job market.

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