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):
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- 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 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).
The 45-credit International Business MBA degree program can be completed within three semesters and a summer session on a full-time basis, or in two years on a part-time basis if students have their undergraduate degree in business studies.
All Schiller International University locations are ideal for Schiller International University’s graduate programs in International Business Administration. They offer accessibility to regional and world headquarters of numerous multinational corporations. The wealth of information available in public libraries, embassies, high commissions and various international organizations makes important contributions to Schiller International University’s programs of study in business.
Coursework for the Master of Business Administration degree in International Business emphasizes the detailed aspects of international marketing, management, finance and economics. Degree requirements have been designed to provide practical knowledge and training for future business executives.
There is increased need for executives who can effectively navigate the interests of multinational corporations when dealing with international clients and suppliers. With the right education, you can become an important part of a business team.
In addition to basic business principles, students will become familiar with the linguistic, social, economic and political conditions and business practices of several countries. Principles in business administration as well as the application of economics and psychology to marketing are thoroughly covered.
! This degree can be completed at all Schiller campuses or on-line
Thanks to Schiller’s unique monthly-intake system, you can start your education at any time of the year. You don’t have to wait for traditional semester starting dates. Every month there’s a new start at Schiller.
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:
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.
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:
The University of Cologne's M.Sc. in International Management and CEMS Master’s is designed to provide you with excellent academic and practical training, together with an international focus for your future career in a global business environment.
This network is a global alliance of 31 leading business schools across 5 continents, more than 70 multinational corporationsand seven social partners that together offer the CEMS Master’s in International Management (MIM). The University of Cologne’s Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (the “WiSo Faculty”) is a founding member – and the only German member – of the CEMS alliance.
The CEMS MIM, top-ranked in the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking, is a pre-experience postgraduate degree. It is open to top-class, internationally minded, multilingual students enrolled in the M.Sc in International Management programme at the WiSo Faculty – one of the CEMS member schools.
Learn to apply the latest research and appropriate solutions to questions with practical, real-world relevance on courses at your home and partner universities. Develop an understanding of the role of leadership in different intercultural environments and effective approaches to strengthening ethical behaviour in business.
Reflect on your own conceptions of leadership and relate them to current positions and arguments discussed in academic literature and case studies.
Discuss current topics of relevance to international companies (strategy, organisation, personnel, business ethics, etc.) with CEMS members from all over the world; learn econometric methods and analyse the economic situation of global companies.
"If you want to experience international atmosphere in a city which has a lot to offer and provides you with everything you need – you should definitely apply for the CEMS MIM at the University of Cologne!" Fabian, CEMS MIM student, 3rd term
Multinational companies are in need of professionals who are able to negotiate global business deals, understand complex organisational structures, work in cross-functional teams and lead team members from various countries and with different backgrounds. In order to face these challenges professionals do not only require a global perspective and an open mindset but also advanced leadership skills that are not easily acquired in daily operations.
Our new “Leadership in International Organisations” MBA provides a platform for students to deepen their leadership skills, learn new management expertise and gain a profound understanding of organisational behaviour and international business trends.
MBA students learn about trust and collaboration in teams, innovative decision-making strategies and the management of information and knowledge in organisations. They acquire a unique set of soft skills that are critical to succeed in leadership positions: like team-building, communication, leadership and intercultural skills. Equipped with these skills students are able to manage international teams, understand different stakeholders and gain their clients’ trust.
Implementing these skills in real company projects does not only foster our students’ expertise and experience but also helps them to expand their professional network. In addition to gaining new abilities, recent social, environmental and cultural trends, such as ethics, sustainability and emotional intelligence, are incorporated into the curriculum so students receive a well-rounded and holistic management education.
With a degree in “Leadership in International Organisations” graduates are able to develop sustainable long-term strategies and know how to successfully lead culturally and functionally diverse teams. They have the capacity to promote innovation and change management in a company and have the relevant skills and knowledge to evaluate and challenge their own managerial decisions. Using their interdisciplinary and intercultural approach graduates can pursue global leadership positions or advance their management careers while excelling in an international business environment.
Decision Making & Rationality
Communication & Collaboration
MBA students have the opportunity to choose optional extra-curricular MBA courses in order to refresh their knowledge in general management disciplines:
MBA graduates receive a solid leadership education that enables them to advance their careers and to take on new challenging tasks. Our graduates are able to work in multinational organisations, they can take the next step in their management career or they are able to use their acquired leadership skills and expertise to foster innovation and change within businesses.
The Leadership in International Organisations Programme qualifies you for global top management positions. Use your interdisciplinary and international approach to find new opportunities, to expand your professional network and to excel in your chosen field.
International hotel chains and tourism companies are shaping the industry, so experts with a global mindset, hospitality experience and management expertise are in very high demand.
Our new International Hospitality Management MBA is targeted at professionals who want to work in leadership positions in international hotel chains and private hotels, and at managers with experience in industries linked to hospitality - such as start-ups, suppliers, consulting firms, travel agencies, online portals and tourism-related stakeholders – who wish to gain industry-relevant background knowledge.
Due to the interdisciplinary approach of the MBA, social, intercultural and leadership skills are incorporated into the programme so graduates get a thorough and holistic managerial education. Topics such as ethics, responsibility and sustainable behaviour are included in the MBA and provide a modern view on management strategies and business practices.
Our MBA students gain a deep understanding of management while focusing on the international hospitality industry: They get to acquire the relevant practical skills and receive a profound theoretical background. Students learn a combination of management and industry-relevant knowledge in specialised hospitality modules on key corporate functions such as Operations, Sales or Human Resources. Thus, they are prepared for international leadership position in the hospitality industry once they graduate.
Modules: Hospitality Management
Modules: Management and Business Framework
The curriculum provides a combination of management skills and industry knowledge that prepares MBA graduates for demanding leadership and management tasks on a global scale and strenghtens their international profile.
International hotel chains and tourism companies dominate the global market and are in an ever-growing need of hospitality managers with specialised knowledge, leadership skills and an academic background.
Our MBA provides graduates with the perfect foundation for an international career in the hospitality industry. They are able to work in top management position within the industry and can use their acquired skills and knowledge to boost their job prospects.
MBA graduates are able to work in the following industries:
In the continuously evolving business world, change is the norm. The managers of tomorrow need wide range of competencies to initiate and manage change in all aspects of business. Outstanding managerial skills, a deep understanding of various aspects of business and the courage to take a new course at the right time is essential.
In this Master’s programme, you will foster the aptitude that is crucial to move into the higher level management. You will develop a strong conceptual foundation complemented by the thorough know-how of relevant methods and tools, so that you are prepared to efficiently manage and plan innovation processes and steer corporate strategies resolutely.
The broad curriculum encompasses all aspects of strategic and operational management integrating in-depth business knowledge and practical application. Not only will you gain a deep understanding of the theories of management and business management, but also deal hands-on with marketing strategies, digital transformation, strategy, innovation and business intelligence.
After graduation, you can pursue challenging management roles in diverse companies and fields. Some examples of potential positions, among others, are business development manager, consultant, business unit manager, business intelligence manager, and business analyst. If you want to become an entrepreneur, you will have all the tools necessary to found your own business.
Learning by doing
With a large network of more than 500 partner companies, our students have unmatched proximity to the media and design industry. Through exciting practice-projects with our partners, students have the opportunity to gain real work experiences while studying. See what kind of exciting projects our students get to work on here: http://www.macromedia-university.com/projects.html
The benefits of choosing the Macromedia University
• Top position in CHE Ranking 2014/15
• Small classes with intensive, individual supervision
• Globally recognised, state-approved degrees, accredited by FIBAA
• Campuses in Berlin & Munich: two of the Top 5 “Most Affordable Cities for Students 2015” worldwide
• Authentic, practice oriented projects with over 500 well-known companies
• Highly qualified professors and industry insiders as lecturers
• International students from all continents
• Career perspectives in Germany: 18 months visa after successful graduation
• Master’s degree over three days a week (e.g. from Thursday to Saturday)
• Pre-Semester course available online
• Buddy network for international students
• Several programmes entirely in English
• Campus locations situated in the very centre of Germany’s industrial locations
• Worldwide network of Partner Universities
Summer term: Non-EU 15.12 / EU 15.02
Winter term: Non-EU 15.07 / EU 15.08
Deadlines may be extended in exceptional cases.
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