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Business management skills and international focus

The Master International Business prepares students for a future leading role in business as international management experts. Consequently, the programme covers core principles of Business Administration, Accounting, Controlling combined with further specific modules on Human Resource Management, international Marketing and managing the international Enterprise. Moreover, students will enhance their language skills.

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Program Content M.A. International Business

1st Semester M.A. International Business

Principles of Business Administration

  • Principles of Procurement & Production (2,5 ECTS)
  • Principles of Marketing (2,5 ECTS)

Financial Reporting & Taxation

  • Financial Reporting (3,5 ECTS)
  • Taxation (1,5 ECTS)

Management Theory & Practice

  • Corporate Management (2,5 ECTS)
  • Strategic Management (2,5 ECTS)

Organizational Behavior & Human Resources Management

  • Human Resource Management (2,5 ECTS)
  • Organization (2,5 ECTS)

Quantitative Methods for Business

  • Business Mathematics (2,5 ECTS)
  • Statistics (2,5 ECTS)

International Business

  • International Management (2,5 ECTS)
  • Intercultural Management (2,5 ECTS)

2nd Semester M.A. International Business

Principles of Finance

  • Investment Theory & Finance (3 ECTS)
  • Cost Accounting (3 ECTS)

 Analysis & Decision Making

  • Advanced Strategic Management (2 ECTS)
  • Business Development (2 ECTS)
  • International Business Game (2 ECTS)

International Marketing

  • Global Marketing Management (2 ECTS)
  • Customer Relationship Marketing (2 ECTS)
  • Advanced Market Research (2 ECTS)

The Environment of the International Enterprise

  • Corporate Controlling (2 ECTS)
  • International Financial Management (2 ECTS)
  • International Business Law (2 ECTS)

Managing the International Enterprise

  • Innovation Management (2 ECTS)
  • Supply & Process Management (2 ECTS)
  • Project Management (2 ECTS)

3rd Semester M.A. International Business

Financial Planning & Rating

  • Business Planning & Modelling (3 ECTS)
  • Rating (3 ECTS)

Leadership Skills

  • Corporate Governance & Business Ethics (2 ECTS)
  • Negotiation, Communication & Executive Presentations (2 ECTS)
  • Leadership & Change Management (2 ECTS)

Applied Knowledge

  • Management & Planning of Consulting Projects (2 ECTS)
  • Consulting Project (4 ECTS)

Elective modules (2 out of 3):

International Controlling

  • Financial Risk Management (2 ECTS)
  • Business Planning & Venture Capital (2 ECTS)
  • International Financial Reporting (2 ECTS)

International Operations

  • International Operations Management (2 ECTS)
  • Global Sourcing & Logistics (2 ECTS)
  • Business Modelling (2 ECTS)

Digital Marketing

  • Online Marketing, Online Advertising & Social Media (2 ECTS)
  • E-Marketing & E-Commerce (2 ECTS)
  • Mobile Marketing (2 ECTS)

Master Thesis (30 ECTS)

Study Profile

This degree program is suitable for recent graduates who do not necessarily have a management degree background i.e. graduates who wish to pursue a management related discipline and seeking a deeper understanding of the world of business and management.


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