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Master of Arts International Business

Course Description

MASTER International Business

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.

Business Concentrations

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

International Focus

In addition, various International Focuses are being offered (you choose one per semester):

Doing Business in ...

- Germany
- Europe
- Latin America
- China
- USA & Canada
- Emerging Economies

Study Abroad

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.

Dual Degrees

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).

Practice-Oriented and Customized

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.

Visit the Master of Arts International Business page on the Munich Business School website for more details!

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3891.jpg Advantages according to Julia of doing a Master’s Degree at MBS:

One of the main advantages MBS offers is its very experienced team of professors and lecturers most of whom come with highly senior experience from leading companies in the business world, such as Audi, BMW, Ernst & Young and many others. In addition, when I started my Masters at MBS, I wasn't quite sure which area of business I wanted to focus on. Thus, the fact that MBS lets you pick Marketing, Finance and two more concentrations of your choice in the first semester provides you with the opportunity to try out the different concentrations and really get a feel for what you will be specializing in. At first, my goal was to concentrate on Luxury Management and Entrepreneurship, however, after the first semester I decided that my true passion lies in Innovation and Marketing. All in all, MBS lets you customize your academic curriculum based on individual preferences, wants and needs.

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3892.JPG Paula's experience with the intercultural environment at MBS:

Amazing! The overall international experience was great. I was able to meet a lot of people from different nationalities and different backgrounds. This made the classes very complete and interesting, and gave us the opportunity to learn from each other’s lives and professional experiences. In addition, during my semester abroad I also got to experience living in a foreign country while learning a new language and getting to know a different culture. I believe all these intercultural interactions are very important for future professional relationships and for my personal development.

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3893.jpg Why Maria chose to study at MBS in Munich:

The main reasons for choosing MBS was the structure of the Master’s program with two concentrations and a semester abroad, as well as the status of the school. MBS is considered to be one of the best Universities of Applied Sciences in Germany and provides its students with high-quality education. What attracted me in terms of program structure was the business concentration “International Family Firms”, which is not a common subject taught in universities. Also worth mentioning is the focus of the school on practical experience including numerous case studies and close cooperation with many companies, which is definitely an important step towards a successful business career.


MBS BEST Scholarship - Master programs - 10 Awards

The MBS BEST Scholarship contains a reduction of up to 20% on the tuition fees for the 1st and 2nd semester. Please note that we only offer a limited amount of scholarships. Therefore, we recommend an early application: First come, first served!

Value of Scholarship(s)



MBS BEST Scholarship is a partial scholarship program awarded to outstanding and dedicated students at Munich Business School.

Application Procedure

In order to be qualified for the selection process, please hand in a personal statement (1-2 pages) with your application and convince us that you are the ideal candidate for the scholarship program. In this context, at least two of the following requirements must be met:- first University degree: GPA of 1.6 or higher (German system)
- an outstanding performance during the personal interview
- personal background (financial situation, family-related factors, ...)
- social and voluntary engagement

Further Information


Entry Requirements

The main requirement for admission to the MASTER International Business program at Munich Business School is an above-average academic degree in business (German GPA min. 2.5/US system 3.0/4.0 or better/ min. 2:2) from an accredited university.The program should consist of at least 50% business-related courses:At least one module in Business Administration/Management, Managerial Economics, Accounting, Finance and Marketing is required. Upon request, we will gladly verify your documents in advance. Students who do not meet the criteria may participate in our PRE-Master International Business (3 months). English proficiency: TOEFL (ibt) min. 90 or IELTS 6.5 - Academic Module

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