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MBA International Management

Course Description

Course Description

The MBA International Management is a state-of-the-art MBA program that prepares managers and future leaders for working in a complex multicultural world. It targets German and international candidates with a non-business degree but offers enough depth for business degree holders seeking to further refine and strengthen their education. Candidates should have a successfully completed first academic degree, at least two years of professional work experience as well as an excellent English proficiency level.

The idea is to provide students with an excellent foundation of International Management knowledge and skills while at the same time providing them with the opportunity to choose two of four elective courses and specialize in a regional market. At the core of the curriculum lies the imparting of knowledge on current business theory and practice by the use of modern teaching methods as well as the continuous transfer of real-world applications. Furthermore, the program covers the area of Social and Self Competence. In this way, students are provided with a toolbox of executive and leadership skills that every modern leader should possess.

Studying at MBS

As with all study programs at Munich Business School (MBS), small and highly diverse workgroups as well as an intimate study and discussion atmosphere create the optimal learning environment. This allows our students to interact closely and collaborate productively with their class mates and lecturers. Current business and management topics in a well-rounded curriculum full of real-life applications are taught by a dedicated faculty using modern teaching methods and an interdisciplinary approach.

Program Structure

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 or international consulting project) 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.

International or Practical Immersion

Internationality and practical relevance are two of the core values of The Munich MBA. This is why MBA students can use Term 3 to choose an individual immersion corresponding to their personal needs. International immersion: Students can extend their international experience by studying abroad at one of our over 50 partner universities worldwide. Practical immersion: Students, who would like to immerse themselves into the practical application of their newly acquired knowledge, may either complete an nternship or a global consulting project. In addition, they will spend an international week at a selected partner university.

A Typical MBA IM Class at MBS

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 of 2014:

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%

The MBS Best Scholarship

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).

Visit the MBA International Management page on the Munich Business School website for more details!

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2830.jpg After deciding to move into the social impact space, I knew I had to further my understanding of international business and multi cultural work. An MBA in International Management provided me with the necessary skills and credentials to do just that. Not only is MBS one of Germany’s most international schools, but their small class sizes create a more personal atmosphere, and studying with individuals from all over the world exposes you to a variety of different perspectives that challenge your current thinking. Equally important to me is that the program is internationally (FIBAA) accredited, so the degree will be relevant wherever I chose to work in the world.

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2831.jpg Germany was like a second home to me as I spent almost 2 years for a business assignment back in 2010. So, I was already aware of German culture and environment, specifically Bavarian. There was always a disciplined atmosphere at my home back in India so it was relatively easy for me to merge with German culture. Secondly, I love food and getting used to German food and beer was a welcome change for me. Finally, when I checked the details of the MBA program at Munich Business School, I found it to be quite concrete and comprehensive. And since Munich is a home to many industry leading firms, it was indeed a good place to start my career after finishing my studies.

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2832.jpg I chose to do an MBA in International Management because I wanted to explore how to manage an international company. When I started looking at different universities, I also came across MBS and finally decided to study there. Regarding the content of ‘The Munich MBA’, I liked the fact that it was not as short as other full-time programs. Especially for international students like me, it was helpful to spend one year in class and another few months doing an internship and writing the Master Thesis. And I love Germany! It is very interesting to live in a country where the economy is strong and growing. It gives you the opportunity to learn and take the knowledge back with you when returning to your home country.

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2833.jpg Munich Business School is ranked as one amongst the top B schools in Germany. The curriculum is entirely in English which encourages students from across the globe to study here. The programs offered at MBS aim to provide practical insights via internship and Consulting projects. The school is situated in Munich which provides ample opportunities to grow and learn as well as realize your dreams.

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2834.jpg After three years in my last job, I felt like it was time for the next step in my career. I always wanted to complete my MBA degree. I compared several schools and Munich Business School seemed to be really ahead of the competition. When I realized that MBS also offered a full-time MBA program, I thought: It’s now or never. It was the right time for me to complete an MBA as I was looking for a change in my job position.


MBS BEST Scholarship - 5 Awards

The maximum scholarship award is 25% off the first two semester tuition rates. As we accept applications on a rolling admissions basis, your chance to receive an award from MBS increases the earlier you apply.

Value of Scholarship(s)

max. £ 3.100


Munich Business School offers a limited number of partial scholarships to outstanding candidates applying for the full-time MBA in International Management.Criteria for outstanding candidates comprise of several achievements and characteristics:- outstanding educational achievements
- professional background
- high GMAT scores
- international work experience
- foreign language skills
- social engagement
- candidates’ performance throughout the selection process.

Application Procedure

MBS will send you the scholarship application form after you submit your complete application documents and after you have successfully mastered the first interview round with the MBA Program Advisor and the Program Director.Content of the scholarship application will be a letter of motivation in which the candidate provides an overview of his/her achievements in professional and private life.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

An above-average first academic degree; Minimum 2 years professional work experience; excellent English proficiency level (min. scores: TOEFL – 90, IELTS – 6.5, ELS – 112); GMAT (min. 600) or equivalent GRE score or Pre-MBA International Management.

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