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Master of Science in International Management


Course Description

We develop managers and leaders with a unique set of cross-cultural competencies, able to apply core concepts of international management and leadership in their managerial practice around the world. Our graduates are mobile and flexible; they excel with their aptitude for lifelong learning.

Their international business background allows our graduates to take up roles as responsible managers to reach challenging goals with their co-workers and multi-cultural teams in an international environment.

Curriculum and Modules

Research Methodology and Master Thesis (36 ETCS)
- Research and Innovation Path
- Advanced qualitative research design
- Practice-orientated project
- Master Thesis proposal
- Master Thesis

General International Management (30 ETCS)
- Cross-cultural management and leadership
- Manager’s shadow project
- Financial reporting and Corporate finance
- Developing international business strategy
- Community action project
- Entrepreneurship and innovation

Elective Module groups (free of choice, 24 ETCS)

Dual Degrees

Our close partnership with Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), Lord Ashcroft International Business School (LAIBS), Cambridge, UK, has led to combining our unique master‘s programmes offering outstanding study routes.

Full-time students who spend the second semester at the partner university (ARU for FHNW students, FHNW for ARU students) may qualify for a dual degree

Visit the Master of Science in International Management page on the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for the MSc in International Management programme encompass:a) a Bachelor‘s degree (Bachelor of Arts or BSc in Business Administration; Economics, Finance, Marketing; International Business Management; International Management, Facility Management) or in a similar programmeb) the Bachelor's degree must have a grade of good, very good or excellent (A or B, equalling a recognised first or upper second class honours degree in the United Kingdom)c) very good or excellent linguistic abilities in English (equivalent to CAE/BEC Higher; certification not required)d) a minimum overall work experience (business-related) of one year.

Course Fees

CHF 700 per semester for Swiss and EU/EFTA, CHF 7500 for all other students


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