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The first two students of the Master's programme in International Management have successfully completed their studies.
The three-semester, English-language Master's degree programme International Management started in the summer semester 2019 and replaced the previous four-semester mixed-language Master's degree programme International Business. Students come from all parts of the world: „International Management in HTW Dresden gave me real-life experience and international exposure. with more than 15 nationalities in a course and semester abroad gave me a wonderful experience of a lifetime.“ says one student of the degree programme.
As diverse as the students' nationalities are their profiles and stories. This is also reflected in the first two graduates: Laura Salomon comes from Grimma near Leipzig. She went to Chile as an exchange student at the age of 16. After graduating from high school, she studied "International Hotel Management", worked abroad in the hotel industry and was keen to develop her career further.
"I chose HTW Dresden because the Master's in International Management gave me room for personal development in all its variety. It also gave me the opportunity to study in English," she says.
In the second semester, she took the opportunity to study abroad at one of the variety partner universities of HTW Dresden. "In my Erasmus semester, I was at ISEG Lisbon, which I can highly recommend. The Portuguese university demands a lot, but at the same time you can learn a lot in a great city. I was able to take subjects such as basic programming or statistics courses, which also benefited me in my Master's thesis." Ms Salomon wrote her master's thesis in collaboration with the innovation network smart³ | materials, solutions, growth. Since graduating, she is working at the Fraunhofer Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Umformtechnik IWU, where she has taken responsibility for the project management of two international projects.
The second graduate, Chaymae Mansar, comes from Morocco. She has already completed a Bachelor's degree in "Accounting and Finance" and a Master's degree in "Auditing and Controlling" at the University of Ibn Tofail in Kenitra (Morocco): „I was immediately drawn to the International Management Master's degree programme offered by the HTW Dresden because of the interesting modules integrated, and the opportunity to spend a semester studying at another partner university. Chaymae Mansar also raves about her semester abroad: My semester abroad was a great experience, I chose to study at Neoma Business School in Rouen. The program offered some very interesting modules on project management through which I was able to fortify my theoretical and practical knowledge. I was also very grateful for the great support offered by the HTW Dresden and the partner university“. says the 26-year-old.
I am so thankful to have been a part of this degree programme at the HTW Dresden, it helped me grow and push my own boundaries, become more confident and ready to embark on my career.
I learned how to work efficiently in teams, manage complex leadership situations, understand how to analyze the strategy of organizations, and discover new aspects about international business. Therefore, the International Management program gave me the proper knowledge and instruments to be more confident about my abilities to be a future successful manager. Currently, my plans are to find an intriguing job position that would allow me to exert my gathered knowledge and fulfill my passion.