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M.Sc. International Business

ISM - International School of Management
Program overview
4 semesters
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
6,480 EUR
March 2024

6,480 EUR
March 2024

6,480 EUR
March 2024

6,480 EUR
March 2024
ISM - International School of Management

About this program

M.Sc. International Business

Nowadays, business studies form the basis for many occupational groups. However, many graduates of Bachelor's degree courses still need special business knowledge for their dream job.

A non-specialized Master's degree is the solution for Bachelor's graduates who want to acquire specific business expertise with a Master's degree. With our Master of International Business, you can obtain a master's degree in business administration with any first degree in order to broaden your professional perspectives. Prior knowledge of business administration is NOT necessary.

Admission requirements

This is what you need for the first check of your registration:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A successfully completed bachelor's degree (transcript of records), comprising at least 180 ECTS points, or
  • An equivalent course of study at a university, university of applied sciences, or a foreign university or equivalent level, and
  • Please register online for the admission test.
  • Proof of English language knowledge.
    You should prove your proficiency in the English language as follows:
    • A TOEFL (at least a score of 80, internet-based), IELTS (at least 6.0), or Cambridge (FCE) test score or
    • A degree in English Studies or
    • At least 30 ECTS in an English-language higher education program or
    • You are a native speaker (will be assessed on a case-by-case basis).

For more specific admission information, please contact the institute.

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Program content

Semester One

Principles of Business Administration

  • Principles of Procurement & Production
  • Principles of Marketing

Financial Reporting & Taxation

  • Financial Reporting
  • Taxation

Management Theory & Practice

  • Corporate Management
  • Strategic Management

Quantitative Methods for Business

  • Business Mathematics
  • Statistics

International Business

  • International Management
  • Intercultural Management

Principles of Finance

  • Investment Theory & Finance
  • Cost Accounting

Semester Two

Leadership Skills

  • Corporate Governance & Business Ethics
  • Negotiation, Communication & Executive Presentations
  • Leadership & Change Management

International Business Environment

  • International Business Law
  • International Financial Management
  • International Financial Reporting

International Strategic Management

  • Advanced Strategic Management
  • Business Development
  • International Business Game

Innovation Competence

  • Innovation Management
  • Project Management
  • New Business Models & Design Thinking

Organizational Development

  • Global HR Management
  • New Work in International Organizations
  • Transformation in the Global Environment

Semester Three

Financial Planning & Rating

  • Business Planning & Modelling
  • Rating

Consulting Project

  • Managing Consulting Projects
  • Consulting Project

International Controlling & Corporate Finance

  • Corporate Controlling
  • Business Planning & Venture Capital
  • Financial Risk Management

Marketing in a Globalized World

  • Digital Marketing
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Advanced Market Research

International Operations Management

  • Global Sourcing
  • Production & Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics Management

Semester Four

Master's Thesis

Scholarships & funding

The ISM offers different grants and scholarships. For more information, please contact the institute.

Program delivery

The students receive a sound business management education in a foreign master's programme. Due to the international focus of the program of foreign Masters in International Business, they are trained as international management experts.

In addition to the basic principles of business administration, accounting, and controlling, the prospective managers also learn about human resource management, international marketing, and international business management.

You will also expand your language skills.


Standard Fee: 6480 EUR per semester


Master of Science (M.Sc.)

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About this institute

ISM - International School of Management

The International School of Management (ISM) ranks among Germany’s leading private business schools. Founded in 1990, the ISM has seven campuses in Dortmund, Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart, and Berlin and is home to over 3800 students. Internationality,...

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Why study at ISM - International School of Management


  • Intensive language training
  • Chance to gain valuable experience during a stay abroad
  • Around 190 renowned partner universities
  • Optimal preparation for a global career


  • Best possible preparation for professional life
  • Ideal support by the Career Center
  • Committed university lecturers from the business world
  • Opportunity for professional development in national and international internships
  • Practical learning content and projects with well-known companies

Personal and individual

  • Small study groups & personal atmosphere
  • Individual support
  • Supervision ratio university teachers/students 1:7
  • 100% Open Door Policy

A strong network - for a lifetime

  • From day one - part of the ISM community
  • Make contacts in practice at ISM events
  • Stay in touch after graduation through the Alumni Network

Contact info

ISM - International School of Management

Technologie-Park, Otto-Hahn-Straße 19
44227 Dortmund

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