You have decided to study the International Retail Management Master’s programme and would now like to apply? It is possible to send in applications for the open programme from 1 August 2017. To do so the following steps are necessary:

1.Read the admission requirements for the degree programme carefully.

 Admission requirements

  • Above-average bachelor degree with 210 ECTS (for degrees with 180 ECTS you can gain 30 ECTS by completing an additional module)
  • Successful completion of an entrance examination in the form of an individual selection interview
  • Contract of employment or confirmation of self-employment

2.Fill in the admission application of the Knowledge Foundation@Reutlingen-University.

The International Retail Management programme is offered in cooperation with the Knowledge Foundation @ Reutlingen University (KFRU). The KFRU ( is the further education foundation of Reutlingen University. The programme leads to a degree from Reutlingen University within the framework of regulations of examinations for external students. The lectures are organised by the KFRU and by professors of ESB Business School, professors from other faculties of Reutlingen University and by external experts. The programme is subject to the quality standards of ESB Business School.

Download application for admission to examinations for external students in the study programme of the Knowledge Foundation @ Reutlingen University

Required documents:

  • Certified copies or transcripts of university degree certificate and as applicable diploma supplement and transcript of records
  • An existing contract of employment with a company or verification of self-employment
  • Printed curriculum vitae in tabular form with a photograph
  • Digital curriculum vitae with a photograph

3.Send your application for admission and the required documents in due time by email and by post to the Knowledge Foundation @ Reutlingen University.

First click onto the button “send to KFRU“ in the admission application.
Then print out and sign the application.

Send the application for admission together with the required documents to:
Knowledge Foundation @ Reutlingen University
Alteburgstr. 150
72762 Reutlingen

Application deadline
31 July

4.Upon invitation attend the selection interview.

All applicants who meet the formal requirements for admission to the study programme are invited to a selection interview at Reutlingen University. You will receive the invitation approx. four weeks before the date of the interview.

The selection panel consists of the academic director of the programme, representatives of the Knowledge Foundation @ Reutlingen University and as applicable a representative of your employer. You will be asked about your motivation, your interest in retailing, your English language skills and your analytical understanding.

After successfully completing the selection interview and a final examination of your documents by the examinations office of Reutlingen University, you will receive notification about admission to the study programme.

5.Welcome to ESB Business School!

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For international students: On Reutlingen University’s website you will find information about studying in Germany, our range of preparatory classes, experience reports and a whole lot more.