MSc International Management

“The International Management Master’s degree programme opens a lot of doors. Depending on the needs and goals of the individual student, 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 into 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
Applicants with a three-year bachelor degree (180 ECTS) must also complete an integrated six-month internship. This will extend the programme. Relevant work experience obtained post graduation may be recognized towards or instead of the compulsory internship.
Place of study
Reutlingen and the foreign partner university (Dublin/Ireland, Piacenza/Italy, Puebla/Mexico or Reims/France)
Beginning of course
Winter semester
Application deadline
20th June
You have to accept the offered place by 30th June.
Language of instruction
Foreign languages
Master of Science (MSc)

Application costs: 50 € (non-refundable)

Programme costs: to be published shortly on the INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP OF BUSINESS SCHOOLS network website.

Admission requirements
First degree completed with 210 ECTS credits (equivalent of 3.5 years full-time study) and a minimum grade of 2.5 (German grading system)
Applicants with 180 ECTS (equivalent of 3 years full-time study) credits have to complete an additional internship; graduates of non-business degree programmes must have taken at least 4 courses in business, including two from the quantitative area. At least 6 months work experience
Very good English language skills (TOEFL - minimum of 83 ibt / IELTS minimum of 6.5 with minimum of 6 / unit)
Available places
Depending on quality of applications

This degree programme deals with questions such as...

  • How do you manage an international organisation?
  • 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 areas:

  • General management
  • Administration
  • Management accounting & finance
  • Banking & finance
  • Human resource management
  • Management consultancy
  • Operations management
  • Marketing & sales
  • Self-employment

Rankings & accreditations

ESB Business School is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Worldwide only five percent of all business schools bear this seal of quality. The AACSB is the largest accreditation organisation in the world with demanding quality requirements in relation to training and research at business schools.

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 quality seal 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:

  • Wirtschaftswoche 2019: ESB Business School is the leading German university for business studies and number 5 in International Business Engineering.
    To the ranking (German Article)
  • U-Multirank 2019: Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences achieves seven top rankings in the fields of research, international orientation and knowledge transfer. In addition, the university is one of the top 25 universities worldwide in the field of "Contact to work environment". To the ranking
  • Studycheck University Ranking 2019: Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences ranks 6th among the "Most Popular Universities of Applied Sciences 2019" and is awarded the title "Top University of Applied Sciences in Germany". To the ranking
  • Die Zeit (CHE) 2017/18, Business Management: Top group in several areas including international orientation, degrees completed within an appropriate timeframe and the overall study situation
    To the ranking

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For more information about our MSc International Management programme as well as the International Partnership of Business Schools please visit the IPBS website.

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