The master's program in International Management comprises two semesters for study option A and three semesters for study option B. Study option A has a methodical-analytical orientation. Study option B allows for specialization currently in the area of digitalization. A wide range of elective subjects from which you can choose during your studies allow for an individual course of study.
Furthermore, in study option B you can choose whether to write your Master's thesis full-time in the third semester or during the second and third semesters in parallel to taking lectures.
The following curricula provide an overview of the possible study variants and combination options:
In both study variants, the Master's thesis is characterized by the academic treatment of a research topic with the aim of achieving publishable results. You will complete the thesis (depending on the chosen study option) over one or two semesters. Cooperation with research institutes (e.g. Fraunhofer) is encouraged. In study variant B, it is also possible to write the Master's thesis in a company.
The time you spend working on your thesis allows you to examine your topic in detail, but also offers you the opportunity, for example, to attend specialist events such as trade fairs or congresses and to incorporate the knowledge gained from these events into your thesis.
The academic intermediate colloquia in the so-called Master’s Seminar offer you a topic-related exchange with professors and other students of the Faculty of Management Science and Engineering. There, you will present your own research results from your Master's thesis, defend them and practice responding to critical questions. These intermediate colloquia are helpful to prepare you for the final colloquium (academic presentation and defense of the Master's thesis).
The aim is to publish the central research results obtained through the Master's thesis.
The courses are mainly taught in German language, some are held in English as language of instruction. This will be announced by the lecturer at the beginning of each semester. At the university's own Institute for Foreign Languages all students can deepen their own language skills in lessons with native speakers.