Master International Management

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INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

International Management - Master of Arts (M.A.)
Are you interested in a management position in an international organisation? Do you want to be effective and make a difference in today’s complex world of international business? Do you want to study in English as part of an international student cohort? Then it is worth taking a look at our master programme in International Management. 

Degree

Master

Study type

Full-time
Part-time

Begin

Summer semester

Accredited until 28th February 2026 by HTW Dresden
Accredited until 28th February 2026 by HTW Dresden

Period of study

3 Semester(s)

ECTS credits

90

Teaching language

English

Study requirements, application and application period

Study requirements

  • First degree (Bachelor or Diploma) in International Management or a field of business administration  with a strong international orientation with 210 ECTS
  • If you have a Bachelor's degree which accounts for less than 210 credits (3,5 years), it will be checked whether you have to take a certain amount of bridging moduls in order to achieve a total of 300 ECTS credits after completing the 90 ECTS credit Master programm in International Management. Bridging modules can be completed either before or during the Master's programme. The examination board determines the exams (modules) to be taken. We recommend modules from the higher semesters of the Bachelor programmes to graduates of Berufsakademien. University graduates are advised to complete more practical modules or even an internship in order to obtain the required ECTS credits.
  • English language proficiency of a minimum of C1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • German language skills of Level A2 are recommended
  • English language skills have to be verified by suitable tests, such as
    • TOEFL
    • IELTS
    • Cambridge Certificate
  • If you have not taken an internationally recognised language test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English) or if English proficiency at C1 level is not explicitly recorded on the certificate (or transcript of records) of your first university (Bachelor) degree, then C1 English language proficiency can be certified by a competent person (e.g. a qualified language teacher) who is officially able to professionally assess your proficiency in English. In this case, download the form (Proof of English Language Competence for Applicants) and ask a language teacher to fill in, sign, date and stamp the form.

Application and application period

  • Application deadline for summer semester: 1st December to 15th January.

You will find all further information about the application under the heading Application and Admission - Master on our homepage.

Study requirements

  • First degree (Bachelor or Diploma) in International Management or a field of business administration  with a strong international orientation with 210 ECTS
  • If you have a Bachelor's degree which accounts for less than 210 credits (3,5 years), it will be checked whether you have to take a certain amount of bridging moduls in order to achieve a total of 300 ECTS credits after completing the 90 ECTS credit Master programm in International Management. Bridging modules can be completed either before or during the Master's programme. The examination board determines the exams (modules) to be taken. We recommend modules from the higher semesters of the Bachelor programmes to graduates of Berufsakademien. University graduates are advised to complete more practical modules or even an internship in order to obtain the required ECTS credits.
  • English language skills have to be verified by suitable tests, such as
    • TOEFL
    • IELTS
    • Cambridge Certificate
  • If you have not taken an internationally recognised language test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English) or if English proficiency at C1 level is not explicitly recorded on the certificate (or transcript of records) of your first university (Bachelor) degree, then C1 English language proficiency can be certified by a competent person (e.g. a qualified language teacher) who is officially able to professionally assess your proficiency in English. In this case, download the form (Proof of English Language Competence for Applicants) and ask a language teacher to fill in, sign, date and stamp the form.

  • German language skills of Level A2 are recommended

The English language certificate is only necessary for applicants from countries which have not declared English as official language.

Application and application period

  • Application deadline for summer semester: 30th November via uni-assist

Further information on the application procedure can be found on our information page for international applicants.

Study objectives

After your studies you will have gained knowledge and capability in the integration of complexity and change into management and decision making. You will also have a command of core areas of international management.

This knowledge and capability opens up a number of opportunities for you as a practising manager. You will be competent in adopting a global perspective as a manager. Negotiation and decision making will be key assets that enable you to operate effectively in a global business context. The ability to think holistically and consider the relationships between issues as they affect the organization will further support your managerial ambitions.

Furthermore, you will be able to bridge cultural differences across the organisation’s activities and relationships.
Finally, you will be qualified to study for a doctoral degree in Germany and abroad.

Studying International Business at the HTW Dresden enabled me to further develop my theoretical knowledge and practical skills, which makes me comfortable to pursue a professional career in a multinational company.

S. Halder (3rd semester)
Samuel Halder

Study process

  • Professional Studies

    1st Semester

    Expertise and specializations through elective subjects

  • Semester abroad

    2nd Semester

    Studies in a comparable study programme at a foreign partner university

  • Master Thesis

    3rd Semester

    Master thesis (in cooperation with a partner abroad is recommended)

Career prospects

After completing your studies, you will work in:

• Functions in the corporate centre e.g. Strategy Development
• Product development and Innovation with international business partners
• International Marketing, Sales and Purchasing/Procurement

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Consultation

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