The 15-month full-time MBA International Management program prepares graduates for working in a complex multicultural world. The program targets international candidates with a non-business degree but offers enough depth for business degree holders seeking to further refine and strengthen their education. Students may select two of four elective courses, an international focus (Germany and Europe, Latin America, or China) as well as an international or practical immersion in Term 3, choosing from the following three options:
• Internship + 1 International Week or
• Study abroad.
This approach allows students to enhance knowledge regarding a specific country or organization before demonstrating their acquired skills with their Master Thesis.
Munich Business School, is recognized by U-Multirank 2017 as Germany’s best private university of applied sciences in “Business Studies”, received by Trendence Graduate Barometer 2017 excellent grades for internationality and practical relevance and among others, ranked by Trendence Employability Ranking 2016 as 1st amongst all private universities of applied sciences, including all academic subjects across Germany.
The MBA International Management (MBA IM) is divided into three terms over a period of 15 months. Each term covers topics from the three major modules Business & Management Knowledge, Executive & Leadership Skills, and International Business Environment. This effective modular structure is the basis for a challenging and compact MBA program, which allows its completion in less than one and a half years – thus minimizing the time our students spend putting their professional careers on hold.
MBA students receive in-class instruction on business topics and executive skills during Terms 1 and 2. In addition, they can choose two of four elective courses. Choices are: Management in Emerging Markets or Digital Business Transformation in the Fall term as well as Social Entrepreneurship or Global Supply Chain Management in the Spring term. Furthermore, they choose one of three International Focuses: Germany and Europe, Latin America, or China. In Term 3, students can opt for an International Immersion studying one semester abroad. Alternatively, they can also choose a Practical Immersion (Internship) combined with an international week. Depending on their practical business experience, students may be eligible to waive the practical or international immersion in Term 3. This so-called Fast Track reduces the overall study time to a total of twelve months.
The Master Thesis at the end of the program demonstrates the students‘ profound understanding of current business topics and the ability to apply specific scientific methods to a real-world business situation. The topic will be chosen in collaboration with a company. Therefore, the knowledge and research presented in the thesis are valuable for both the student and their company.
Internationality and practical relevance are two of the core values of The Munich MBA.
International immersion: Students can extend their international experience by studying abroad at one of our over 60 partner universities worldwide.
Practical immersion: Students may either complete an nternship and in addition, they will spend an international week at a selected partner university.
When carefully selecting the candidates for our MBA International Management program, we pay very close attention to putting together a diverse yet cohesive group of students. Be it through their academic backgrounds, their personal experiences or their professional paths – we want to create the best possible opportunities for our MBA students in terms of networking potential and mutual enrichment. Here are some numbers of the MBA International Management class:
Average age: 30 years
International / German: 75% / 25%
Average Work Experience: 8 years
Female / Male: 75% / 25%
Academic Background: Engineering/IT - 25%, Business - 25%, other - 50%
Munich Business School offers a limited number of partial scholarships to outstanding candidates applying for The Munich MBA (up to 25% off the first two semester tuition rates). Selection criteria for the MBS Best Scholarship for outstanding candidates include the following: outstanding educational achievements, professional background, high GMAT scores, international work experience, foreign language skills, social engagement, candidates’ performance throughout the selection process. Since the number of scholarships is limited, early application increases students’ chances.
The MBA International Management program is – like all study programs at Munich Business School – internationally accredited by FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation). As Bavaria‘s first and so far only private university, MBS has received unlimited state accreditation by the Bavarian State Ministry and institutional accreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat).
In today’s global business environment market structures are complex, customers are diverse and companies are exposed to fierce international competition. Managers are required to keep pace with these developments and need to have detailed knowledge of global business trends that have influence on both strategic management and day-to-day operations.
Our MBA programme “General Management” prepares students for this fast-changing and competitive environment by providing them with a solid yet innovative management education that includes current topics like sustainability, management ethics and intercultural intelligence.
Classic business disciplines, such as Human Resource Management, Finance and Marketing are part of the curriculum, so MBA students are able to deepen their general management knowledge and get to understand corporate challenges from different perspectives.
Interdisciplinary subjects on leadership, responsible business behaviour, collaboration and decision-making processes complement the programme in order to educate a new generation of managers who are able to make sustainable and well-balanced managerial decisions.
Equipped with a holistic management background, “General Management” students also get the opportunity to focus on their communication, intercultural, team-building and leadership skills: competences that are essential to succeed in our global business world.
In addition to the theoretical components of our MBA programme, students are working on real management projects in order to be able to apply the acquired expertise and to expand their professional network.
Thus, with an MBA degree in General Management students have the necessary managerial and interdisciplinary skills to face a multitude of business challenges and the qualifications to advance their management careers in various sectors, industries and countries.
Decision Making & Rationality
Communication & Collaboration
MBA students have the opportunity to choose optional extra-curricular MBA courses that fulfill and extend their professional and personal profile, such as :
Graduates of the General Management MBA programme develop their personalities and learn how to make responsible decisions. Their success stems from a sustainable and visionary management approach. Students use their creativity and their values to initiate change - in companies, associations or non-governmental organisations.
Our MBA qualifies you for new challenges and helps you to pursue your next management position. Use your expertise, expand your network and get prepared for demanding new tasks and career opportunities in different sectors and countries.
The Master’s programme ”Entrepreneurship“ focuses on motivated individuals with various academic backgrounds who plan to start or are in the process of starting a new business. It is also aimed at students who want to be involved in entrepreneurial or innovation-related activities.
This programme provides students with the specialiced knowledge and skills that are required to establish a company and prepares students to successfully establish their businesses in international markets.
Following the stages of the founding process, you will acquire in-depth knowledge that you can directly apply in your own start-up project such as Innovation Management, Law, Marketing or Risk Management. In order to found a business during your studies or upon graduation, the curriculum covers all four essential business foundation stages:
To complete your professional profile, you will also learn the entrepreneurial skills that are necessary to manage start-up businesses in the long term, such as Project Management, Business Ethics and Stakeholder Communication. This degree provides you with a profound academic background and the necessary leadership skills and helps you connect with industry experts and investors.
All variations offer students the chance to earn a Master’s degree while simultaneously founding their own start-up. Receiving support and individual consulting from SRH Hochschule Berlin and our partners St. Gallen Consulting and Zürich School of Management, students develop their own business ideas and launch their start-ups by the time of degree completion at the latest.
All 3 tracks last 4 semesters (2 years) and cater for a variety of entrepreneurial interests:
With the support of our experts and the individualised coaching approach of SRH Hochschule Berlin, you will kick-start your entrepreneurial career at the heart of the German start-up-scene.Meet other entrepreneurs from all over the world, develop new and creative business concepts and see your real start-up project come to life!
1. Semester: Conceptual Development
2. Semester: Business Modelling
3. Semester: Business Implementation
4. Semester: Business Growth
Apart from starting your own business in the German start-up hub Berlin, you can work in
Cost pressures and aging populations are challenges of today’s globalised society that healthcare professionals need to manage carefully. Executives with knowledge and skills in both healthcare administration and management who know how to face these demanding tasks are in high demand.
This International Healthcare Management MBA programme combines the sought-after expertise in international healthcare management with different perspectives on leadership, organisational behaviour and business administration.
The curriculum is structured into interdisciplinary modules with a focus on leadership skills, subject expertise and methodical knowledge and is designed for professionals from all sectors of the healthcare industry who want to improve their management skills in order to qualify for leadership positions. In addition to management skills, soft skills are incorporated into the programme. Students get the chance to expand their professional network and exchange ideas with healthcare executives, lecturers and guest speakers from different cultures and countries.
In three semesters, our MBA students do not only get to know the relevant methods and trends in healthcare management, but also become experts in their field and get the opportunity to advance their management careers. Our career service and our extended network provide excellent support to students in finding their next career opportunity in healthcare management.
Topics: international healthcare management
Topics: management and economic framework
The healthcare sector is one of the world’s largest industries and growth engines. The combination of management know-how and sector-specific knowledge enables graduates to raise their international profile, becoming sought-after candidates for top-level management positions.
The MBA programme qualifies professionals to work in international healthcare institutions and companies such as hospitals, clinics, special care institutions, providers of pharmaceutical technology, upstream and downstream service providers, startups, public institutions and non-profit associations. You can pursue a number of occupations after completing your MBA degree in International Healthcare Management.
Graduates can work in:
The Master program in International Business at Munich Business School is a postgraduate study program in economics addressed to qualified and motivated Bachelor graduates from Germany and abroad. In addition to offering content on complex global developments and imparting profound business know-how, the advancement of personality and leadership skills form a key focus of the course.
The program is a full-time study program with a standard study time of approximately 18 months (Dual Degrees approx. 24 months). The first two semesters will be spent at MBS. You will delve into selected business concentrations in business and economics, and select an international focus and, optionally, another foreign language.
Munich Business School offers seven business concentrations - you may combine your favourite two:
- International Finance
- International Marketing
- International Family Firms
- International Entrepreneurship
- Corporate Strategy & Innovation
- Luxury Management
- Digital Business Management
In addition, various International Focuses are being offered (you choose one per semester):
Doing Business in ...
- Latin America
- USA & Canada
- Emerging Economies
The third semester will take place abroad at one of our partner universities. There‘s also the opportunity to do an internship before spending the semester abroad. The program ends with a Master-Thesis, often written in cooperation with a company. Upon completion of all program parts, the Master‘s Degree is awarded.
You can acquire another specialized Master‘s Degree at one of our partner universities as part of the Dual Degree program. To obtain this degree, you will spend two semesters abroad. Over 20 programs at the following universities are available: National Taiwan Normal University (TW), Florida International University (US), Boston University (US), Bond University (AU), SKEMA Business School (FR), Regent‘s University London (GB).
The MBS lecturers and professors not only know the business world from books - on the contrary: It is part of the MBS teaching philosophy that only experts experienced in everyday business life teach current and practice-oriented content and methods. The course "Business Project" is one example for the practical relevance of the Master study program. It grants you the opportunity to implement a specific economic project in cooperation with a company. Thus, the acquired knowledge is applied and expanded to a specific case. All groups receive coaching from an MBS professor throughout the entire duration of the 8-month project period.
The M.Sc. International Business Management has a strongly international focus. Building on a knowledge of basic concepts, theories and applied business administration, the programme develops a comprehensive understanding of international management. This takes into account both strategic and operative aspects – and focuses on a project-based and applied approach.
The programme is structured around 12 modules, each ending with an exam. The programme provides fundamental cross-sector and cross-functional skills and knowledge in international management. These facilitate an analytical problem-solving expertise allowing for cultural factors, and which can also support personal and career development. Creative solution finding in a team as part of the practice-based projects encourages thinking outside the box and, in this way, promotes successful project management.
We are living in a fast-changing global economy with more opportunities, growth and development than ever before. However, these changes and the ever-increasing demand for energy and natural resources make us realise that our resources are finite and that we need to come up with new sustainable solutions for old and new challenges.
“Engineering and International Business” students are able to deal with these current environmental and fundamental challenges because they have an interdisciplinary view on resource and energy shortages and use their holistic approach to connect current and recently-developed technologies in order to find sustainable solutions. Their technological background and the modules on renewable energy systems as well as sustainable water and residue technologies help them to get to the core of these technical and environmental issues.
Apart from technical expertise, our Master students receive a solid management education within an international context. Classic business modules, such as Marketing, Sales, Finance and Project Management are incorporated into the curriculum to make students gain a general and thorough business understanding.
Subjects like International Contract Law, Licensing, Investment Strategies and Life Cycle Assessment are part of the programme, so students are able to assess the business environment, the economic viability and the efficiency of projects and systems.
After completing the degree, graduates have the necessary skills to plan water and waste management facilities and renewable energy systems, and have the knowledge to turn different smart technologies into integrative solutions. They have the competences to assess the profitability and the environmental impact of such systems. They know how to develop business models and feasibility studies within an international context and they are capable of managing projects on an international scale.
Upon graduation you can work in consultancies, in innovative start-ups, in plant manufacturing or in traditional companies that switch to renewable energy solutions and technologies. Further career opportunities lie in residue management, sustainable water supply systems as well as energy and environmental technologies. Areas of work:
Identifying international business opportunities, mastering intercultural communication and the ability to solve a wide range of corporate problems are imperative skills in today’s business world. Managers who work in a global environment need to possess the analytical mindset and extended knowledge in international management to succeed in international trade relations.
Our Master’s programme in International Management prepares students for all of these tasks by providing them with an international perspective, a strong theoretical background and valuable skills. Company projects and internships are incorporated into the programme so students can foster their professional experience, extend their network and gain insight into the challenges of international corporations.
The study programme focuses on areas such as innovation management, global strategies and risk, contract and project management. Students obtain the necessary expertise in foreign trade, financing and international economic law. In addition, the programme includes modules on human resource management and strategic network management. Students learn to improve their negotiation, intercultural and leadership skills so that they can easily adapt to local cultures and are able to successfully manage international business activities.
A degree in International Management opens up opportunities in the global job market and provides career prospects that are very diverse. Graduates can work in growing international areas such as Risk Management, Consulting, Business Development or Market Research.
Students study in Berlin, the vibrant centre of Europe, and specialise in marketing, information systems or finance. Alternatively, they can choose a different focus each semester and graduate without an applied focus.
Students experience up to three cities with different academic and business environments and choose from a range of management subjects offered by our international partner universities. Potential city combinations include e.g. Berlin-Shanghai-Paris, Berlin-Granada-Paris or Berlin-Shanghai-Dublin. In several Tripartite Variations students have the option to graduate with two degrees, e.g. the German degree (M.A.) and the Irish degree (M.Sc.).
Our graduates are global citizens who work in high management positions in MNEs, small organisations or in the fast-paced startup scene.
Areas of work: