HOCHSCHULE REUTLINGEN

Global Management and Digital Competencies (MGM) – MSc

Management career with single or double degree

Spend the first part of your studies in France, Ireland, Italy or Canada and complete the second half at ESB Business School in Reutlingen. At both locations you will study entirely in English.

  • Optimally prepared

    The programme prepares you for a global management career in the age of digital transformation.

     

  • Focus on internationality

    You will complete your studies entirely in English.

     

  • Two countries

    You will study in Germany and at a partner university in France, Ireland, Italy or Canada, taking a single or double degree.

Further advantages

  • You will learn to recognize the effects of digitization on organizations. You will be able to successfully manage and exploit the resulting tasks and opportunities.

  • You will acquire in-depth business knowledge to develop effective solutions for the challenges of globally operating companies.

  • You will learn necessary skills in communication, analytical, problem-solving, and teamwork to operate effectively in an intercultural environment.
  • - You will be studying in the strong alliance of the International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS).
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BSc International Management Double Degree (IMX) / MSc Global Management and Digital Competencies (MGMDC) / MSc International Management (MIM)

Key data

All facts and figures for your degree programme at a glance

Duration of study

Standard period of study 15 months,

plus 6 months for students who have to complete an integrated internship or write their master's thesis in cooperation with a company.

Admission requirements

A bachelor’s degree

and very good proficiency in English

 

Start of studies

For winter semester

Application deadline for single degree: June 15

Application deadline for double degree: July 15

Costs

Information about the costs

on the IPBS website

Study location

Reutlingen and location of international

partner institution

All key data

Application deadline

Brock/ESB & UCSC/ESB:

15 June

DCU/ESB & NEOMA/ESB:

15 July

 

Admission requirements

  • First degree with 210 ECTS (3.5 years) or 180 ECTS (3 years) and a grade of 2.5 or better (German grading system) (2.3 for German-Canadian link).
  • Applicants with 180 ECTS must complete an integrated six-month internship. Relevant work experience after the first degree may be recognized.
  • Graduates in the following fields are eligible to apply: Business Administration or a related field. In addition, graduates of non-business programs may also apply, provided they have taken at least four modules in business administration, including two from the quantitative area (e.g. accounting, financial management, economics, statistics, logistics).

  • Very good proficiency in English. (TOEFL - minimum 88 ibt (minimum 21 verbal and written), IELTS minimum 6.5 and minimum 6/unit), Pearson Test of English (Academic) PTEA 60 (minimum 50 in each component), Cambridge First (minimum 175), Cambridge Advanced or Cambridge Proficiency). Please note that test results are only valid for 2 years after the test date and your most recent result will be taken into account.
  • Applicants for the German-Canadian Link whose native language is not English and who have completed at least 3 years of their bachelor's degree in an English-speaking country are exempt from the language test.
  • Applicants for all other links are exempt from the language test if they have completed their entire studies in English or at least 50 percent of their bachelor's degree in an English-speaking country. Proof must be provided.

Information on English test:

  • Please note that your language certificates may be submitted later (if not already available). In this case, your acceptance into the programme is conditional upon meeting our minimum requirements.

Start of studies

Winter semester

 

Duration of study

15 months

Students who write their thesis in cooperation with a company or those who have to complete a mandatory internship (applicants with 180 ECTS) should allow about six months more.

 

Costs

Detailed information on the cost of the programme can be found on the IPBS website.

Additional costs:

  • Registration fee: € 50
  • Semester fee: € 167.30 for regular students and € 97.30 for exchange students The amount is due each semester until graduation.
  • Applicants who have already completed a Master's degree in Germany: 
    Tuition fees of 650 € per semester

Places in programme

non-restricted admission

 

Study location

Reutlingen University and location of partner institution

Single degree:

  • Piacenza, Italien
  • St. Catharines, Canada

Double Degree:

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Reims, France

Study period 1 takes place at the chosen partner university in France, Ireland, Italy or Canada (Sept/Oct-Dec). Study period 2 takes place at the ESB Business School at Reutlingen University from February onwards. In study stage 3 you are flexible in terms of location. The supervision of your Master's thesis may be carried out online. You decide for yourself whether you want to stay in Reutlingen or complete your studies elsewhere.

Language of instruction

English

Degree

Master of Science (MSc)

+ Graduation from the partner university in the double degree tracks

ECTS

90

Admission requirements

  • First degree with 210 (3.5 years) or 180 (3 years) ECTS and a grade of at least 2.5 or better (German grading system) (2.3 for German-Canadian link).
  • Applicants with 180 ECTS must complete an integrated six-month internship. Relevant work experience after the first degree may be recognized instead, if applicable.
  • Applicants need at least 6 months of relevant full-time (or equivalent part-time) work experience since the start of their bachelor's degree. This may include internships. Applicants must not have more than 5 years of full-time work experience at the time of application.
  • Graduates in the following fields are eligible to apply: Business Administration or a related field. In addition, graduates of non-business programs may also apply, provided they have taken at least four modules in business administration, including two from the quantitative area (e.g. accounting, financial management, economics, statistics, logistics).
  • Very good proficiency in English. (TOEFL - minimum 88 ibt (minimum 21 verbal and written), IELTS minimum 6.5 and minimum 6/unit), Pearson Test of English (Academic) PTEA 60 (minimum 50 in each component), Cambridge First (minimum 175), Cambridge Advanced or Cambridge Proficiency). Please note that test results are only valid for 2 years after the test date and your most recent result will be taken into account.
  • Applicants for the German-Canadian Link whose native language is not English and who have completed at least 3 years of their bachelor's degree in an English-speaking country are exempt from the language test.
  • Applicants for all other links are exempt from the language test if they have completed their entire studies in English or at least 50 percent of their bachelor's degree in an English-speaking country. Proof must be provided.

     

Information on English test:

  • Please note that your language certificates may be submitted later (if not already available). In this case, your acceptance into the programme is conditional upon meeting our minimum requirements.

 

Costs

Detailed information on the cost of the program can be found on the IPBS website.

Additional costs:

  • Registration fee: € 50

  • Semester fee: € 167.30 for regular students and € 97.30 for exchange students The amount is due each semester until graduation.
  • Applicants who have already completed a Master's degree in Germany: Tuition fees of 650 € per semester

Study location

  • Study period 1 takes place at the chosen partner university in France, Ireland, Italy or Canada (Sept/Oct-Dec).
  • Study period 2 takes place at the ESB Business School at Reutlingen University from February onwards.
  • In study stage 3 you are flexible in terms of location. The supervision of your Master's thesis may be carried out online. You decide for yourself whether you want to stay in Reutlingen or complete your studies elsewhere.

Two universities, one goal

The degree programme pays particular attention to the global dimension of business and management in the age of digital transformation. After graduation, you will have the knowledge and skills for a successful career in the top management of internationally-operating companies.

Structure and content

Global Management and Digital Competencies addresses the following questions, among others:

  • What tools do you use for effective decision making in a global environment and for strategic management?

  • - How do you manage and guide structural overhaul in an era of organizational transformation?

  • How do you develop and communicate effective, data-driven, organizational solutions?

  • What financial and regulatory risks do companies face in a global environment?

  • How do you transform a classic supply chain into a smart supply chain?

  • How do you use tools such as Design Thinking or Scrum as part of agile project management?

Study in two countries: In the Master of Science in Global Management and Digital Competencies programme, you will spend the first part of your studies at one of four international partner universities and then complete the second part at ESB Business School in Reutlingen. At both locations, you will study entirely in English.

Global Management and Digital Competencies offers these degree programmes

Double Degree

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Franco-German
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German-Irish

Franco-German degree program

In the German-French program, you will begin your studies at NEOMA Business School (Campus Reims)in France, and then come to ESB Business School in Reutlingen. NEOMA Business School has three campuses for around 9,500 students from 100 countries. With AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditations, NEOMA Business School bears the prestigious "Triple Crown".

    Degrees

    At the end of your studies, you will receive two degrees:

    • MSc Global Management and Digital Competencies of Reutlingen University (ESB Business School)

    • MSc Global Management of NEOMA Business School

    German-Irish study course

    In the German-Irish program, you will study at DCU Business School in Dublin in the first semester and then at ESB Business School in Reutlingen. At DCU, more than 16,000 students from around 110 countries study at three locations. Since 2016, DCU has carried the accreditation seal of AACSB International.

      Degrees

      At the end of your studies, you will receive two degrees:

      • MSc Global Management and Digital Competencies at Reutlingen University (ESB Business School)
      • MSc Global Management (Digital Disruption) der Dublin City University Business School

      Single Degree

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      German-Canadian
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      German-Italian

      German-Canadian degree program

      You will start your studies at the Goodman School of Business at Brock University (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada) in the immediate vicinity of Niagara Falls, about an hour's drive from Toronto. Brock University is accredited by AACSB International. You will spend the second part of your studies at ESB Business School at Reutlingen University.

      Degree

      At the end of your studies, you will receive the MSc Global Management and Digital Competencies from Reutlingen University (ESB Business School).

      German-Italian degree program

      In the German-Italian program, you will begin your studies at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Piacenza and then come to ESB Business School in Reutlingen. Piacenza is located in one of Italy’s economically strongest regions, close to Milan and Turin.

      Degree

      At the end of your studies, you will receive the MSc Global Management and Digital Competencies from Reutlingen University (ESB Business School).

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      Your personal study advisor is happy to help you!

      Your application process

      1.

      Carefully read the admission requirements

       

      2.

      Apply to Reutlingen University online by 15 June or by 15 July, depending on the programme

       

      3.

      If you receive notification of acceptance, you need to formally accept the place offered to you at the university.

       

      Admission requirements

      • First degree with 210 (3.5 years) or 180 (3 years) ECTS and a grade of at least 2.5 or better (German grading system) (2.3 for German-Canadian link).
      • Applicants with 180 ECTS must complete an integrated six-month internship. Relevant work experience after the first degree may be recognized instead, if applicable.
      • Applicants need at least 6 months of relevant full-time (or equivalent part-time) work experience since the start of their bachelor's degree. This may include internships. Applicants must not have more than 5 years of full-time work experience at the time of application.
      • Graduates in the following fields are eligible to apply: Business Administration or a related field. In addition, graduates of non-business programs may also apply, provided they have taken at least four modules in business administration, including two from the quantitative area (e.g. accounting, financial management, economics, statistics, logistics).
      • Very good proficiency in English. (TOEFL - minimum 88 ibt (minimum 21 verbal and written), IELTS minimum 6.5 and minimum 6/unit), Pearson Test of English (Academic) PTEA 60 (minimum 50 in each component), Cambridge First (minimum 175), Cambridge Advanced or Cambridge Proficiency). Please note that test results are only valid for 2 years after the test date and your most recent result will be taken into account.
      • Applicants for the German-Canadian Link whose native language is not English and who have completed at least 3 years of their bachelor's degree in an English-speaking country are exempt from the language test.
      • Applicants for all other links are exempt from the language test if they have completed their entire studies in English or at least 50 percent of their bachelor's degree in an English-speaking country. Proof must be provided.

         

      Information on English test:

      • Please note that your language certificates may be submitted later (if not already available). In this case, your acceptance into the programme is conditional upon meeting our minimum requirements.

       

      This is how an online application goes

      The application is submitted online via the programme’s applications portal.

      Application deadlines:

      Brock/ESB & UCSC/ESB: 15 June 2022

      DCU/ESB & NEOMA/ESB: 15 July 2022

       

      Applying

       

      Fill in the application form, upload the following documents as PDF and pay the 50 € application fee:

      • letter of motivation (250 to 750 words)

      • Bachelor's degree certificate and final or provisional transcripts, if not yet completed

      • Results of your English language tests (these may be sent in later if they have not yet been completed).

      • one academic reference

      The admissions committee, which is made up of people from both universities of their country link, will review your online application. As a rule, you will receive an acceptance or rejection letter by email within two weeks. If you have not yet completed your studies at the time of application or are still waiting for your test results in English, any acceptance is subject to confirmation. Your offer of a place includes all relevant terms and conditions.

      Welcome to ESB Business School

      Start of studies, phase I

      The start dates often vary from one institution of higher education to another (usually September/October). The dates will be announced as soon as possible.

      Start of studies, phase II

      February 2024, location: Reutlingen

      Start of studies, phase III

      Mid-June 2024, location: global

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

      For international students: You can find information about studying in Germany, our range of preparatory courses, testimonials and much more on the Reutlingen University website.

       

       

      And after your studies?

      As a graduate, you will have in-depth knowledge of the global business context, the relevant business toolbox, digital skills and good leadership qualities to successfully tackle the challenges of globally-operating companies.

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      Your qualification profile

      You have the business knowledge to develop effective solutions to the challenges faced by international companies due to the impact of digitalisation.

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      Typical sectors

      As a graduate of the Global Management and Digital Competencies degree programme, your knowledge is the basis for a successful management career in internationally-oriented companies in every sector.

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      Possible fields of business

      With their high level of competence in the areas of management and digitalisation, our graduates find a wide range of fields of application in a wide variety of corporate sectors.

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      Your degree from Reutlingen University and an international partner university also offers you the best foundation for an academic career or a doctorate.

      The programme builds a strong and interesting profile, from problem-solving skills to broad knowledge of disruptive technologies. It is precisely these core competencies that make applicants from this degree programme extremely attractive.

       

      Chris Müller

      Head of Regulatory Reporting, UBS

      Across industries, it is now crucial to understand the impact of digitization on classic business models. Graduates who have methodological skills and master tools such as agile project management are of great value even early in their careers.

       

      Edmund Hoischen

      Alumnus MSc International Management 2013 (preceding programme)

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