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International Business Management, MSc

In our Master's programme International Business Management you will be optimally prepared for a management position at international level. After successful completion, you will not only be qualified for a successful career in management, but will also have the necessary social skills in addition to professional and organisational qualifications. The degree programme enables you to combine it with a part-time job and already gain valuable professional experience. 


Your studies at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences are complemented by a high degree of integrative and future-oriented learning opportunities, the application of scientific methods as well as case studies, business games, project and research internships with TOP business partners.



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Key Facts



Master of Science (MSc)*

*Accreditation in preparation due to new master reform, i.e. offering all Master at UE as a 1 year, 1.5 years or 2 years option.

Tuition fees | EU applicants

Tuition fees | EU applicants

Standard Track (120 ECTS) and Fast Tracks (90 & 60 ECTS) study options. 


from € 820 monthly 


Save additional 15%. Please find out more about our fees, additional savings, and your funding options.

Tuition fees | Non-EU applicants

Tuition fees | Non-EU applicants

Standard Track (120 ECTS) and Fast Tracks (90 and 60 ECTS) study options 


from € 10,938 yearly


Save additional 15%. Please find out more about our fees, additional savings, and your funding options.

Important Note

Important Note

Information for students who prefer to study in German: This programme can also be studied in German. Corporate Management is the equivalent MSc.


Focus on individual development and a flexible schedule (2.5 days/week). Practical projects, leadership training and teaching by renowned lecturers.

Starting semesters

Starting semesters

· Winter semester: September

· Summer semester: March

· 2, 3 or 4 semesters

Lecture time

Lecture time

Wednesday afternoon until Saturday evening





Standard: 120 ECTS

Fast-Track: 60 or 90 ECTS



Language of instruction

Language of instruction



Campus and Virtual Tour

Campus and Virtual Tour

Berlin, Hamburg


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Download curricula

Get more information on the International Business Management modules by downloading the curriculum below.


International Business Management MSc (2 Semester) International Business Management MSc (3 Semester) International Business Management MSc (4 Semester)

Start your Master's studies at UE with the Master Preparatory Programme Business / Management / IT


The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) offers a Master Preparatory Programme in preparation for the Master's programme in International Business Management. With this programme, you will not only be optimally prepared for business studies at UE, but also fulfill the necessary admission requirements after successful completion. Within the framework of the Master Preparatory Programme Business / Management / IT, you will improve your English language skills in just one semester and strengthen your intercultural skills in addition to basic IT and business knowledge. 


The Master Preparatory Programme Business / Management / IT strengthens you as follows:


  • Advanced-level English (IELTS level 6)

  • Office package plus additional skills (i.e. IT/programming)

  • Statistics (including preparatory course in Master Data Science)

  • Scientific Writing

  • Culture Skills/Networking

  • Setting up and completing a final project

Your advantage: The tuition fees for the Master Preparatory Programme will be credited to your subsequent Master's programme at UE (last semester).


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Benefit of the UE Master's Reform

More flexible, more interdisciplinary, and more practice-oriented - the new Master's programmes make the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) even more attractive! Students of selected MA programmes at UE have the choice of a Master's degree in 60, 90, or 120 ECTS which gives them full flexibility. Students can apply for one of the three options depending on the education they've already achieved and how many ECTS they've already accumulated in their previous Bachelor's (or Master's) courses. Practical experience will also be taken under consideration. 


Learn more about the UE Master's Reform.

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Learn from experts

Hear from Professor Dr. Sascha Bosetzky, Vice Dean Business & Professor for General Business, as he provides an overview of the International Business Management Course at the UE

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Important information


The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) is state-accredited, has been awarded on multiple occasions and is worldwide leading in international approach. At UE you study in small groups. This guarantees you individual support and personal contact to the professors. All our lecturers are experts in their industry.


You will notice our practical approach from the first semester. A variety of courses allows you to determine the content of your studies yourself. University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) offers modern equipment like Smart Boards, macpools and more. An internship and/or a semester aboroad is mandatory and projects and excursions give you the opportunity to create a network for your career.

Working during your study time

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We want your studies to fit perfectly into your life. That's why the courses are scheduled on Wednesday afternoon until Friday and/or Saturday evening. That is how we want to enable the compatibility of working part-time while studying full-time.

But since it is a full-time study course, preparation and follow-up work can't be forgotten.

Study at UE in Germany

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We put emphasis on internationality. That's why we were ranked as "one of the best 25 best international universities worldwide" (U-Multirank 2016). Our many international students come from all over the world to pursue a highly valued (state and FIBAA recognised) German degree that is entirely taught in English. We are also ranked by U-Multirank as one of the top ten performers in the Business Studies category in universities in Germany (U-Multirank 2018).


Germany, known as the country of innovators, is the perfect place to get your degree. Germany is the largest economic power and the center of high tech and automotive technologies in Europe. Additionally, Germany is a particularly safe and livable country with relatively low tuition fees and affordable living costs. Furthermore, Berlin is known as Europe's startup capital, magnet for creatives, and "place to be" for young people and entrepreneurs.


That's why we encourage international students to come here and study with us. You can apply with your national school degree now. We will then take a look at your application and guide you through the process.

Your career options

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With the master’s degree in International Business Management, you are perfectly prepared for various different leadership positions. Aligned with your individually chosen subjects of focus, you will be able to take on roles in middle to top management at national and internationally active corporations.

You have specialist expertise in the bag and are able to combine academic methods with distinct social competence – an increasingly important requirement for a successful career path as a:

  • Business consultant
  • International sales and marketing manager
  • Senior account manager
  • HR manager, staff developer
  • Senior controller, cash manager or
  • Manager corporate strategy

What’s more, the Master of Science (M.Sc.) enables you to gain a Ph.D. and doctor title. This is necessary, for example, for teaching and researching at universities and other institutes.

The programme structure

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At the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE), we stimulate your management competencies in a scientific and practical manner. You will learn the essential management qualifications in the core disciplines of business management across different disciplines.


The study programme with 120 ECTS offers you three specialisation areas, of which two are compulsory: Business Administration, Marketing & Sales, as well as Personnel Management & Company Development. On top of that, you will gain further study and practical experience in qualification phases domestically, and also complete two leadership training courses following the most modern scientific approaches. The different modules have been compactly assembled for the 60 ECTS master’s programme.


For more details about the programme, please see the curriculum.

Tuition fees and funding

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As a private university, University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) is funded not by the state, but by tuition fees. For this reason, studying at University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) costs more than at a public university. But it’s worth it: Our graduates meet essential requirements of careers in business, and this sets them apart from the graduates of many public universities. All costs are included in the monthly tuition fee.


No additional costs will be incurred, such as a matriculation fee, exam fees, bachelor thesis fee or similar, as long as the course is completed within the standard study period. The costs for the semester abroad are not included in these fees, as there are substantial differences depending on country and university.


We are happy to provide you with information on funding your studies and on any available scholarships. If you have any further questions, our Student Guidance Office can provide you with detailed information. Find out useful information on funding on this webpage.

Application process

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You can apply a year in advance for your desired starting semester. Students must meet the following requirements to qualify for the master’s degree programme:

  • Online application
  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree (4 years-Bachelor with 240 ECTS for the two-semester-programme or 3 years-Bachelor with 180 ECTS for the four-semester-programme, a German Diplom or Magister
  • Final grade of “Good” (GPA: 2.5), otherwise a letter of recommendation from the previous university
  • Focus on business within your previous studies (alternatively, you may attend preliminary courses)
  • Good English language skills (at least level B2)
  • Interview in English

"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Out loud."

– Coco Chanel

At University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) we are focusing on your development. That's why we teach in small learning groups and in a friendly and personal atmosphere. You will be taught by renowned lecturers with both scientific and business backgrounds. You will study at a campus that is centrally located, equipped with the latest technology, and known for its international and English-speaking character.


At UE you even get the possibilty to actively shape your studies and your career path. Depending on your personal career goals, you will select your own specialisations and choose from a range of interdisciplinary subjects. Innovative tools such as the “CEO Decision Making: Business Simulation” and the "Professional Competencies Centre" bring your managerial skills to the next level. 


The programmes taught at University of Europe for Applied Sciences also include practical projects with top business partners and optional field trips which will prepare you perfectly for the job market of tomorrow. 

Collaboration Partners

Gain access to internships and real-life business projects with a range of leading companies to boost your career.

DHL Kooperationspartner
Kooperation mit dem STERN Magazin am UE Campus Hamburg
Art und Deign Kooperationspartner Canon for den UE Campus Hamburg
UE Kooperationspartner Daimler am Campus Hamburg
UE Kooperationspartner Axel Springer  aus Hamburg
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Gain access to internships and real-life business projects with a range of leading companies to boost your career.

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