M.Sc. International Management

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M.Sc. in International Management at a Glance

Standard period of study: 3 semester plus 1 semester master thesis
Semester start: September (fall term)

Master of Science (MSc)

Campus: Dortmund, Frankfurt/Main, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart, Berlin
Accreditations: AACSB, FIBAA, German Accreditation Council
Admission requirements: First degree in economics or alternatively 30 ECTS points in the field of business sciences
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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
Tuition fees:

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Why study International Management Master at ISM?

In the video above, ISM student Jennifer Goletz shares her reasons for choosing the M.Sc. in International Management and why our faculty was the right business school for her and how international her management studies were.

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ISM is AACSB accredited

ISM is AACSB accredited

ISM has been recognized at the highest level by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and is currently the only private German university of applied sciences holding the AACSB accreditation. After years of dedicated effort, ISM has now been granted the AACSB accreditation which is an important seal of quality which certifies excellence in research and teaching. The key requirements for receiving the prestigious accreditation are: highest quality in teaching, committed lecturers who proactively support students, successful cooperation with companies and international universities as well as very good career entry opportunities for graduates. Only around six percent of all business schools worldwide received this seal. Read more

B.Sc. International Management program content

Master in International Management - Where International Managers Are Built

With an International Management Master you can build specifically on your previous international business knowledge, further develop your management and organisational skills and kick-start a leading position in business.

In this full-time postgraduate management program, general management theory, analytics & practice are closely interlinked. In addition to the practice-oriented business management content, you can also choose your own individual focus: weather accounting and finance, marketing or operations management - all the wide range of skills you need as a future organisation manager will be taught in this multi-disciplinary management programme.

The integrated practical, real-life case-studies, study excursions and internships offer you extensive opportunities to gain hands-on, relevant work experience, practice problem-solving and prove yourself in various areas. This massively increases your employability after graduating the masters of management.

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ISM ranked high in the CHE ranking for master studies in Germany

Top position in the CHE Master's Ranking

In the most recent CHE university ranking for Master's degree programs, 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. Read more.

Masters in International Management Student Meets a former German President

#In the Middle of Management Practice

MiM student meets former president

"If someone had asked me how high the probability was that I would ever meet a president to talk to him personally about the future of Europe, I would have just smiled politely, said International Management student Alexander Scherer. ISM students can actively participate in the Campus Symposium and experience the fascination of a large business conference for themselves.

Fast Track: On the Fast Lane to Your Master in International Management

When you choose the option "Fast Track" the semester abroad is omitted and you shorten your internship period. This allows you to complete your master in international management degree on-campus in only 3 semesters and 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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International Management Master - study abroad

Gain International Student Experience in Management

The Masters in International Management program includes a semester abroad at one of around 190 partner universities abroad. By studying abroad, you will get cutting-edge international and inter-cultural business education:

  • get expertise in international business tactics and economics,
  • intensify your intercultural management skills and
  • possibly even obtain a second international post-graduate degree (double degree in International Management) from one of our participating partner universities.

Since the masters of management is taught entirely in English language, you will be well prepared for negotiations and cross-cultural cooperation projects after completing your studies.

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msc management exchange student experience

#On the Move During the International Management Studies

Experiencing Contrasts in Mexico

Sven Goldammer has been studying for five months at the Tec de Monterrey in Guadalajara, Mexico's second largest city. Together with fellow ISM students and some Mexicans, he has rented a house and lived right in the middle of Mexican life. Life in Mexico is characterized by contrasts: rich and poor, desert and jungle, crime and warmth. It has been an unique life and study experience for him.


How Can I Apply for the MSc Management?

In order to study international management at ISM, our university conducts an internal admission test in order to test your personality, motivation and skills. The International Management Master is not restricted by a “Numerus Clausus” (NC), so your overall skills count more than your grades. We invite you to send your documents for a fast check of your application and then appy online for an admission test. Please send us any questions you may have in advance, we are here for you.

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International management master alumni

#Springboard to Your Career

Developing Digital Marketing Management Strategies for Wilkinson Sword

After completing his post-graduate studies, Matthias Hanschke joined Wilkinson Sword as a successful Digital Marketing Manager for North-East Europe. The search for the digital self and the perfect customer journey bringts about interesting challenges in an international business environment. "My goal is to advance the digital transformation in the company as its digital spearhead."

Dr. Klaus Engel
Evonik attaches great importance to training and promoting particularly talented and committed young people. As one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies, Evonik also relies on excellent young talent. Economists often work in teams with scientists and engineers, coordinate projects and act as interfaces in core processes.

Dr. Klaus Engel, Chairman of the Board of Management,
Evonik Industries AG

Your Advantages at a Glance

High quality education: first-class teaching and unlimited state accreditation (FIBAA).

Close to practice: you learn from the best international & guest lecturers from the business world.

Strong internationality: students of 84 nationalities. 30% international students.

Powerful network: around 190 partner universities to choose for your semester abroad.

Personal teaching atmosphere: you study in small learning groups.

Get your Masters in International Management in Germany in: Dortmund, Frankfurt/Main, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Berlin.

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Dortmund Campus
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Stuttgart and Frankfurt/Main Campus
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Munich Campus
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Cologne Campus
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Hamburg and Berlin Campus
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