M.A. Strategic Marketing Management
Master in Strategic Marketing Management at a Glance (full-time)
|Standard period of study:||3 semester plus 1 semester thesis (full-time)|
|Semester start:||September (fall term)|
|Degree:||Master of Arts|
|Study types:||Full Degree, Distance Learning|
|Accreditation:||FIBAA, German Accreditation Council|
|Admission requirements:||30 ECTS points in business studies, communications- and/or media studies, social sciences and/or psychology (all requirements).|
|Semester abroad:||One compulsory integrated|
|Practical experience:||12 weeks compulsory internship, workshops, excursions|
|Language:||100% in English language|
|Double Degree:||Get a second master's degree from a partner university|
Fast Track: On the Fast Lane
With the option "Fast Track" the semester abroad is omitted and you shorten your internship period. This allows you to complete your master's degree in only 3 semesters with 90 ECTS. Prerequisite: you bring 210 ECTS from your Bachelor (an alternative admission to Fast Track is possible via demonstrated work experience or by taking the ISM Pre-Master). Find out more from your study advisor.
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Masters in Marketing Management – Your Qualification as a Marketing Expert
The strategic role of marketing has become more crucial to the profitable operation and growth of businesses in recent years. In the Marketing Management Master you will learn how to stringently derive promissing marketing strategies from the findings of market research and the specifications of company management, and to plan, implement and control them in a targeted manner.
This full-time on-campus master prepares you optimally for a career as Marketing Manager. In just 4 semesters you'll acquire the tools and strategies you need to succeed in any strategic marketing, corporate communication position or to operate in cross-functional teams.
The program covers multiple subject areas under the umbrella of marketing and offers comprehensive insight into subjects like communications, sales and digital marketing, public relations, consumer behavior or data-driven market research.
During your studies you will benefit from intensive exchange with experts from the marketing communications world and conduct your own projects and marketing case-studies. The Master's in Strategic Marketing includes practice-oriented courses, an integrated 12-week practical phase and an extensive market research project to help you develop your marketing-related entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills.
Top position in the CHE Master's Ranking
In the current CHE university ranking for Master's degree programs, the ISM was rated very positively for all seven campuses. ISM achieved four out of five stars in all ten categories.
There was particular praise, for example, for the support provided for study stays abroad, the courses offered and for the very strong ties with professional practice.
#In the Middle of Marketing Practice
E-Commerce & Social Media: Internship at Milupa
At Milupa, everything revolves around the baby and the healthy nutrition of child and mother. ISM student Ena Banovic immersed herself in this world of milk formula, baby food and nutritional supplements for a three-month internship. „It gave me a profound and contrasting insight into the professional world and the complex structures of trade marketing“, she sums the experience up. “Especially the different tasks and the support of the online marketing field made the internship very varied and diverse.”
Learn Country-Specific Marketing Instruments
Internationality is an important keyword in the Marketing Management postgraduate program. The Master in Strategic Marketing Management
- is studied 100% in English,
- includes an integrated semester abroad at one of our 190+ partner universities, and
- provides the opportunity to complete a second international degree (Double Degree) at a partner university.
You will deepen your subject-specific knowledge and get to know the intercultural peculiarities of the chosen cultural area. At the same time, you will perfect your language skills.
#On the Move Internationally During the Studies
Positive Impressions in Your Luggage
Lena Nagel decided to spend a semester abroad at the USB Stellenbosch in Cape Town, mainly due to academic reasons. "The university has an excellent reputation and is one of the two top business schools in South Africa. In addition, the country attracted me greatly, she says. The 26 year-old gathered plenty of positive impressions in her luggage before returning to Germany and now goes through the world with a more open-minded attitude.
How Can I Apply for the Master in Marketing Management?
The Master's program in Marketing is not restricted by a “Numerus Clausus” (NC). Instead, you will take part in an internal admitance procedure of our university, which tests your motivation, abilities and your personality.
#Kick-Start Your Career
With a Master's Degree at Audi Marketing
After completing her studies, she went for her dream job: For Stefanie Hauber, her career dream has become reality. The ISM graduate entered product marketing at Audi AG immediately after completing her Master's degree in Strategic Marketing Management. She is responsible for Audi‘s A8-series strategy and the creation of marketing concepts. "Especially the many interfaces to other departments and business areas make my job incredibly exciting," reports Stefanie.
As one of the leading private universities, ISM promises to be an attractive place to teach and to spend time abroad. As a former student and current lecturer, however, I am thrilled by the intensive exchange with experts from the business world, from which students in Master Strategic Marketing Management in particular benefit when they start their careers.
Raphael Brinkert, Managing Director Jung von Matt/sports
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