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 (Boston/USA, Dublin/Ireland, Piacenza/Italy, Puebla/Mexico or Reims/France)
Beginning of course
Winter semester
Application deadline
June 1 for Boston (NU), enrollment here will be June 10th.
For all other links application date will be June 10th, acceptance by June 30th.
Language of instruction
Foreign languages
Master of Science (MSc)

EU and IPBS students: €13.000 for the following links: Dublin/ESB, Piacenza/ESB, Puebla/ESB NON-EU students: €17.000

Boston/ESB link: EU and IPBS students: €19.000, NON-EU: €24.000

Reims/ESB: EU and IPBS students: €15.000, NON-EU students: €17.000

The costs include: Tuition fees at the partner university, organisation, handouts and examinations. You have to consider further expenses for: travel, accommodation, living, local registration costs (e.g. semester contribution at Reutlingen University of €163.80), textbooks or any other personal expenses.

Application costs: 50 € (not refundable)

German/EU applicants who have already obtained a master degree at a German university are subject to pay an additional €650 per semester and applicants from non-EU countries are subject to pay €1.500,00 per semester if they do not complete the programme within the given 3 semesters.

Applicants from non-EU countries: The State of Baden-Württemberg imposes fees of 1.500 € per semester for new students.

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-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 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) 2017/18: Reutlingen University is part of the top group in several areas including international orientation, degrees completed within an appropriate timeframe and the overall study situation
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  • U-Multirank 2017: Reutlingen University is awarded seven top placings e.g. for Internationality, Knowledge Transfer and Regional Engagement
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  • WirtschaftsWoche 2016, School of Business Management: First spot among all universities of applied sciences.
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  • U-Multirank 2016: Reutlingen University: worldwide "Top performer" in knowledge transfer, Top group in international orientation and regional commitment
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  • Die Zeit (CHE) 2014, School of Business Management: 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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