International Business Management (M.A.)

Hochschule Fresenius - University of Applied Sciences
Program overview
4 semesters
Full time
Master's degree

Start dates


About this program

International Business Management (M.A.)

In today’s world, all business models and company structures are directly affected by internationalization and globalization. Our English-language Master’s program in International Business Management (M.A.)* addresses these changes and lays the foundations for a successful career in an international company.

This program will provide you with an in-depth understanding of related economic concepts, global processes, and international guidelines as well as specialist knowledge of English, leadership skills, and an appreciation of the subtle differences between cultures. By the end of the program, you will have a comprehensive range of skills that will even enable you to set up and manage your own international company.

*Furthermore, you’ll have the rare opportunity to graduate from the ‘Additional M.Sc. Degree Program’ in your selected major module by completing a year abroad at the University of Chester in the UK.

Admission requirements

In order to start a master’s program at the Hochschule Fresenius, you must fulfil the applicable admission criteria. In this context, we check the completion of your first academic degree, your final grade, the content of your preliminary studies and your language skills. Please visit the institute's website for more information.

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Program content

Management skills

  • International Economics and International Management
  • International Marketing and Sales
  • Strategic Management
  • International Relations
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Cross-Cultural Communication and Management

Advanced International Business Management

  • Financial management
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Sustainability Management and CSR in a Global Context
  • Data Science for Business
  • vAdvanced corporate finance

Scientific Research Methods & Thesis

  • Management Research Project
  • Master's thesis including research colloquium


International Business (University of Chester)

This focus provides you with skills in various core areas of international management. Among other things, topics of strategic financial management and business research methods are on the program.

International Finance (University of Chester)

As part of this focus, you will deal with the specifics and tasks within financial management. For example, you will learn relevant research methods and deal with risk management.

Marketing Management (University of Chester)

If you are interested in how products and services can be marketed in an international context, you should choose this focus. You will learn methods and strategies of international marketing management.

Global Management (Hochschule Fresenius)

In this focus, which is offered at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, you will deal with various areas of global management, for example human resource management in international companies as well as finance and innovation management.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


€ 880 per month + € 70 fee for non-EU applicants


ECTS credits : 120

Career paths

The broad orientation of the International Business Management (M.A.) degree program opens up a wide range of career opportunities for you after graduation – thanks to its international orientation, especially among global players. Possible fields of work include:

  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • International Project, Product & Quality Management
  • International Recruitment & Human Resources Management
  • International Key Account Management
  • International Business Consulting & Development
  • Auditing of International Companies

As a graduate, you will be able to fill positions with responsibility in these areas immediately after completing your studies. Especially the leadership of intercultural teams is a suitable field of work. If you also have a Master of Science degree from the University of Chester, you will also be qualified as a trained specialist for International Marketing Management, International Finance and Controlling and International Taxation and Accounting, depending on your chosen focus.

You will also have the opportunity to take up doctoral studies after graduation.

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About this institute

Hochschule Fresenius - University of Applied Sciences

Hochschule Fresenius, University of Applied Sciences is one of the oldest private universities in Germany. It is state-recognized and has an academic and educational tradition stretching back about 170 years. Its English-taught programs attract international students and offer globally-oriented students...

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Why study at Hochschule Fresenius - University of Applied Sciences

We are one of Germany’s largest private Universities of Applied Sciences, offering quality and state-recognized education to more than 17,000 students at ten campuses all over Germany.

Being founded in 1848, we aim to keep our tradition and at the same time offer innovation study concept with a close practical interlocking.

Contact info

Hochschule Fresenius - University of Applied Sciences

Hochschule Fresenius für Wirtschaft und Medien GmbH ∙ Im MediaPark 4c ∙ 50670 Köln, Germany
50670 Cologne
United States of America (USA)

Phone no: +49221 97319955

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