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European Management Studies (EMS) - MA

Study German-French economic relations

The trilingual Master's programme European Management Studies opens up first-class career prospects for you - especially in German-French companies, organisations or associations.

  • Double degree
    Fully integrated double-degree programme at Reutlingen University and the École de Management of the University of Strasbourg for non-economists.

  • Three languages
    You study in three languages (German, English, French) and two countries (Germany and France) - each with an integrated practical phase.

  • In-depth know-how
    You will acquire all the necessary management skills for German-French as well as international trade.

Further advantages:

  • As a non-economist with a first degree in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences, you will acquire generalist business knowledge in this degree program.
  • After your successful graduation, you will have a dual competence that opens up an excellent basis for entry into a wide range of management positions in France and Germany.
  • By studying in two countries, you will develop a high level of sensitivity for different business cultures and soft skills as well as for dealing with international partners.
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Coordination MA European Management Studies (EMS)

Key Data

All the facts and figures about your degree programme at a glance

Admission requirements

University degree and very good language skills

Study location

ESB Business School of Reutlingen University & École de Management of the Université de Strasbourg

Language of instruction

German, French and English

Duration of studies

4 semesters

Start of studies

Winter semester

Costs

Depending on the place of enrolment

All Key data

Duration of studies

4 semesters

Study location

ESB Business School of the University of Reutlingen and École de Management of the Université de Strasbourg

Start of studies

Winter semester

Application deadline

15 June

Study places

30 - of which 15 admissions via ESB Business School Reutlingen, 15 via École de Management of Université de Strasbourg

Admission requirements

  • General or subject-linked university entrance qualification

  • Completed university studies with at least 180 ECTS (e.g. Bachelor's degree or equivalent).

    In principle, the program is open to graduates of all disciplines, but is primarily designed for non-economists. Knowledge of management and business administration is not a prerequisite.

  • Please note that degrees from foreign universities must be recognized in Germany by the Studienkolleg Konstanz.

  • Good command of the German language.                                                                                     If the university entrance qualification or the first professional degree was not obtained at a German-speaking institution, proof of the required German language skills must be provided. (§ 1 of the "Statutes on the required language skills for studying at Reutlingen University").

  • Good knowledge of English on level B2, to be proven by the evidence listed in § 2 of the "Statutes on the required language skills for studies at Reutlingen University".

Good knowledge of French on level B2 - the following evidence is recognized

  • French was taken as a performance/profile subject in all 4 semesters of the college level with at least 6 points.
  • DELF B2
  • TELC French B2

Applicants with a French-language university entrance qualification or professional degree are exempt from the requirement to provide proof of French language skills.

Language of instruction

German, English and French

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

ECTS

120

Costs

1st year of study

  • ESB Business School: 2 semester fees (applicants at EM Strasbourg Business School: €194.60; applicants at ESB Business School: €334.60)
  • EM Strasbourg Business School: Enrolment fee (€243) + fee (€92) = €335

Total for applicants at ESB Business School: €669.60

Total for applicants at EM Strasbourg Business School: €529. 60

  • Optional: Semester ticket at ESB Business School: €90

 

2nd year of study 

  • ESB Business School: 2 semester fees (Applicants at EM Strasbourg Business School: €194.60; Applicants at ESB Business School: €334.60)
  • EM Strasbourg Business School: Fee (€92)

Total for applicants at ESB Business School: €426.60

Total for applicants at EM Strasbourg Business School: €286.60

 

For students from non-EU countries the state of Baden-Württemberg charges a fee of €1,500 per semester.

 

Admission requirements

  • General or subject-related university entrance qualification
  • University degree with at least 180 ECTS (e.g. Bachelor's or equivalent degree)

In principle, the programme is open to graduates of all disciplines, but is primarily designed for non-economists. Knowledge in the area of management and business administration is not a prerequisite.

  • Please note that degrees from foreign universities must be recognised in Germany by the Studienkolleg Konstanz.
  • A good command of the German language.
    If the university entrance qualification or the first degree qualifying the graduate to enter a profession was not acquired at a German speaking institution, proof of the required German language skills must be provided. (§ 1 of the „Statutes on the required language skills for studying at Reutlingen University“).
  • Good command of the English language at level B2, as evidenced by the certificates listed in § 2 of the „Statutes on the required language skills for studying at Reutlingen University“.
  • A good command of the French language at level B2 - the following certificates are recognised:
    • French was taken as an advanced/profile subject in all four semesters at college level with at least 6 points.
    • DELF B2
    • TELC French B2
    • Applicants with a French-language university entrance qualification or a degree qualifying the graduate to enter a profession are exempt from the obligation to provide proof of French language skills.

Costs

1st year of study

  • ESB Business School: 2 semester fees (applicants at EM Strasbourg Business School: €194.60; applicants at ESB Business School: €334.60)
  • EM Strasbourg Business School: Enrolment fee (€243) + fee (€92) = €335

Total for applicants at ESB Business School: €669.60

Total for applicants at EM Strasbourg Business School: €529. 60

  • Optional: Semester ticket at ESB Business School: €90

 

2nd year of study 

  • ESB Business School: 2 semester fees (Applicants at EM Strasbourg Business School: €194.60; Applicants at ESB Business School: €334.60)
  • EM Strasbourg Business School: Fee (€92)

Total for applicants at ESB Business School: €426.60

Total for applicants at EM Strasbourg Business School: €286.60

 

For students from non-EU countries the state of Baden-Württemberg charges a fee of €1,500 per semester.

Two countries, three languages, one double degree

With the Master of Arts European Management Studies we train you in four semesters to become an expert in German-French economic relations.

Structure and Content

The program imparts management-oriented professional and personal competencies required for the qualified performance of management tasks and team functions in internationally oriented companies or other organizations. A special focus is placed on the economic, structural and cultural characteristics in the German-French context.

The practice-integrated study structure aims at a wide-ranging professional profile formation in international business fields. In addition to specialist knowledge, the following competencies in particular are developed: Analytical thinking skills, advanced foreign language skills, intercultural communication, teamwork, flexibility, resilience and a sense of responsibility.

You will spend the first year of your studies in Germany and the second in France. Case studies, project work, group work and workshops are complemented by seminars, lectures and expert presentations.

At the end of the program, you will receive two master's degrees, one from the ESB Business School at Reutlingen University and one from the École de Management at the Université de Strasbourg.

Course of study

Study contents

1. Semester
ESB Business School

Management und Strategie

Marketing

Financial Environment

  • Rechnungswesen
  • Unternehmensfinanzierung

Supply Chain Management und Sustainability

Rahmenbedingungen wirtschaftlichen Handelns

  • Volkswirtschaftslehre
  • Wirtschaftsrecht im internationalen Kontext

Business Analytics

Business English and Intercultural Management

2. Semester
ESB Business School
Praktisches Studiensemester
3. Semester
EM Strasbourg
Allgemeine BWL

Internationales Management

Personal und Vertrieb

Wirtschaftliches und rechtliches Unternehmensumfeld
4. Semester
EM Strasbourg
Digitalisierung, Entrepreneurship und Innovation

CLUE

Praxisphase - Tätigkeit im Unternehmen, Methodik und Masterthesis

 

Studierende sitzen auf einer Wiese vor der ESB Business School.
Students relaxing on the ESB Business School Campus

Studying at ESB Business School

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Your application process

1.

Read the admission requirements carefully.

2.

Apply online by 15 June.

3.

If you are admitted, accept the offered study place.

Admission requirements

The degree programme is in principle open to graduates of all disciplines, but is primarily designed for non-economists. Knowledge of management and business administration is not a prerequisite.

  • General or subject-related university entrance qualification
  • University degree with at least 180 ECTS (usually at least a Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
  • Degrees from foreign universities must be recognised by the Studienkolleg in Konstanz.
  • A good command of the German language, unless the university entrance qualification or the first degree qualifying for admission to a profession was acquired at a German speaking institution. Proof is provided by means of the evidence listed in § 1 of the "Statutes on the required language skills for studying at Reutlingen University".
  • A good command of English at level B2, evidenced by the certificates listed in § 2 of the "Statutes on the required language skills for studying at Reutlingen University"
  • A good command of the French language at level B2, evidenced by
    • French having been taken as an advanced/ profile subject in all 4 semesters at college level with at least 6 points. 
    • DELF B2
    • TELC French B2
    • Applicants with a French-language university entrance qualification or a French-language first degree qualifying for admission to a profession are exempt from the obligation to provide proof. 

This is how the online application works

Step 1: Register on the application portal of Reutlingen University and apply for your degree programme of choice.

Apply

You can check the status of your application on the University Information Portal.

 

Step 2: If you are invited, attend the selection interview.

All applicants who meet the basic requirements for admission will be invited to a selection interview by e-mail. If this date is not possible for you, you will naturally be offered an alternative date.

The selection interview will take place immediately after the deadline for applications. The interview, which lasts approximately 20 minutes, determines and evaluates the suitability, motivation and qualifications of the applicants and is conducted by two persons.

Welcome to ESB Business School!

To accept a place, please return the signed application for enrolment with the requested documents and transfer the semester fees.

Questions & Answers about enrolment

You will find tips on finding a room or flat on the Reutlingen University website.

For international students: On the website of Reutlingen University you will find information about studying in Germany, our range of preparatory courses, experience reports and much more besides.

And after your studies?

As a graduate of the European Management Studies programme you will have strong intercultural knowledge and a high level of foreign language proficiency with a particular focus on the German-French economic area.

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European Management Studies students at ESB Business School working on a project in one of the library rooms

Your qualification profile

You have strong management and interculturally oriented business skills as well as in-depth specialist knowledge of German-French economic relations. 

ESB Business School European Management Studies students sitting together

International career

As a graduate of the Master of Arts European Management Studies programme, your knowledge and skills are very much in demand in German and French as well as European and international companies and organisations. 

ESB Business School professors and students from the European Management Studies department at the international business fair.

Possible business areas

With their dual competence, our graduates find a wide range of fields of application in a great variety of corporate sectors, for example marketing, consulting or international sales, trade and procurement.

European Management Studies Students at the ESB Business School chatting in the hallway.

Doctorate

Your Master of Arts degree in European Management Studies provides you with the best prerequisites for an academic career and a doctorate.

The international atmosphere is tangible every day, from the trilingual lectures to the professional experience of internships in Germany and France. In addition, comprehensive knowledge is taught in specific business subjects.

 

Amandine Guio

Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Bosch, graduated in 2012

The graduates of the Master's programme are ideally prepared: Multilingually educated, with an interdisciplinary development and a lot of professional experience, they have sound knowledge of corporate governance based on values and sustainability and thus contribute to a truly European business culture.

 

Prof. Dr. Enrico Prinz

École de Management, University of Strasbourg, Programme Director of the Master's "European Management Studies"

After completing my Bachelor's degree in Multilingual Communication, it quickly became clear to me that I wanted to complete my Master's degree in an international and business field. In addition to the excellent reputation of the two business schools and the partnerships with first-class companies, I was convinced by the practice-integrated study structure with the goal of integrating the German-French context into the professional profile building. Two countries, three languages, one double degree. As a non-economist, the perfect decision to start your professional life internationally.

 

Özge Ediz

Student 2021/2022

I chose the EMS program because I was specifically looking for a business master's program for non-Business graduates that is taught in multiple languages. I can recommend this program to anyone who wants to gain a foothold in international business, because not only are you taught much more than just basic business management skills, but the content is also taught in a very practical way and adapted to current business standards. In addition, ESB has an extensive network of large companies that regularly hold guest lectures and give ESB students access to exclusive internships.

 

Aenne Schmidt-Stohn

Student 2022/2023

The fact that you have a small group allows you to be "mentored" by the teachers and doesn't make you feel like you are just part of a mass of students, which is very nice and makes learning easier. The diversification of subjects really allows you to get a pretty deep insight into different areas of international trade to find your way. This master's program has the advantage of being offered by two prestigious universities, which makes it much easier to find internships and get into the job market.

 

Adam Cakir

Student WS 2022/2023

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