MSc International Management

“The International Management Master’s degree programme opens a lot of doors. Depending on the needs and goals of the students, this unique qualification is the ticket to a career in top management or to a PhD."

Prof. Dr. O'Mahony, Programme Director MSc International Management

Why study MSc International Management?

... because you study in two countries: The stay at the foreign partner university is completely integrated in the curriculum, credits are fully recognised.

... because you study completely in English.

... because this programme transfers sound intercultural skills.

... because this programm focuses on the international dimension of business and management 

Key facts

Length of course
12 to 15 months, depending on the ECTS credits acquired in your first degree
Applicants with a three-year bachelor degree (180 ECTS) must also complete an integrated six-month internship. This will extend the programme.

Place of study
Reutlingen and the foreign partner university (Piacenza/Italy, Boston/USA, Reims/France or Puebla/Mexico)
Beginning of course
Winter semester
Application deadline
1 June
Language of instruction
Foreign languages
Master of Science (MSc)

EU and IPBS students: 11,000 €

Non-EU students: 17,000 €

Additional fee of 2,200 € for students who begin at Northeastern University

The fees include: Tuition fees at the partner university, organisation, handouts and examinations:

The fees do not include: Travelling expenses, accommodation, living costs, local registration fees (e.g. semester fee at Reutlingen University of 146.10 €), textbooks or any other expenses

Application fee: 50 € (not refundable)

You will find all Information regarding costs on the programme’s website.

Admission requirements
First degree completed with 210 ECTS credits and a minimum grade of 2.5 (German grading system)
Applicants with 180 ECTS credits have to complete an additional internship; graduates of non-economic degree programmes must have attended at least 4 courses in economic sciences, including two from the quantitative field of business management.
At least 6 months professional experience
Very good English language skills (TOEFL/IELTS)

Available places
According on demand

This degree programme deals with questions such as...

  • How do you manage an international enterprise?
  • What strategic instruments do you need to ensure international growth?
  • How do you evaluate the diversification benefits of a global investment portfolio?
  • What are the benefits and challenges of supply chain management in an international context?
  • What effects do cultural differences have on business decisions?
  • How do you lead an international team effectively?
  • What are the success factors of well-known international brands? 

Perspectives: Careers & opportunities

Graduates of this degree programme work in all industries. 

Typical corporate divisions:

  • Corporate management
  • Administration
  • Controlling & finances
  • Banking & finances
  • Human resources management
  • Management consulting
  • Operations management
  • Marketing & sales
  • Self-employment

Rankings & accreditations

ESB Business School has been system accredited by the FIBAA. Within the accreditation process the internal quality assurance system of ESB Business School was audited and awarded the seal of quality of the accreditation council. All degree programmes of ESB Business School pass through this rigorous internal quality assurance system and in this way achieve accreditation. 

Current rankings:

  • Die Zeit (CHE) 2014, School of Business Management: 4 of 5 green points - Top group
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  • U-Multirank 2014: Best possible in the categories international orientation of the programmes, contacts with work environment, quality of course & teaching
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