International Business Development (IBD) - MSc
Management-oriented and with practical special knowledge
In the International Business Development degree programme, you will build upon your business administration basics and acquire further expertise in the areas of strategic management, international sales and business development.
Best possible training for a management career in internationally expanding companies (mission statement for globalisation managers).
Focus on new business fields
Imparting practical, in-depth knowledge for the development of new business ideas and fields of business.
Based on academic knowledge, practical and highly application-oriented.
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In this internationally-oriented degree programme, you will learn to develop new business models and to evaluate and further develop both untapped and existing business fields. After graduation, you will be able to combine interdisciplinary approaches and actively respond to changing markets and economic conditions.
Studying at ESB Business School
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Your application process
Carefully read the admission requirements.
Apply online by 15 January or by 15 July.
Accept the invitation to the selection interview.
If you receive notification of acceptance, you need to formally accept the place offered to you at the university.
And after your studies?
As a graduate of the Master of Science International Business Development programme, you will have an enormous amount of specialist knowledge and will be ideally prepared for a career in consultancy or management - in a global corporation or at an ambitious start-up company.
Your qualification profile
You have a high level of business knowledge, which you have supplemented with the completion of this degree programme in the areas of Business Development, Strategic Management and International Sales.
As a graduate, your knowledge and skills are the basis for a successful management career both in internationally-oriented SMEs and in globally active, large companies in all sectors.
Potential fields of business
With their high level of competence in the areas of business development, strategic management and international sales, our graduates find a wide range of applications in many areas of business.
Your Master of Science degree in International Business Development from Reutlingen University also provides you with the best foundation for a doctorate and an academic career.
The degree programme at ESB opened countless doors for me in strategy consulting and in the start-up sector, thanks to the perfect mix of methodological skills, entrepreneurial spirit and building a diverse network.
Strategy & Growth Manager US
Graduate of 2021
Entrepreneurial thinking, a hands-on mentality and always keeping your finger on the pulse of the times are 3 crucial success factors for running an international group like HUGO BOSS and constantly developing the company.
Vice President Global Sales Development Office
HUGO BOSS AG
Graduate of 2016
With its practical lectures and projects with companies, the Master's programme in International Business Development offers excellent conditions for a later career - nationally or internationally. The focus here is on interactive study and promoting personal and interdisciplinary development.
Specialist Sales Operations Individualization
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
Graduate of 2014
The Master of International Business Development gives excellent preparation for an international career. I really appreciated the international focus, the practical orientation of the programme and the teamwork.
Venture Partner BSH Startup Kitchen
BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
Graduate of 2014