MBA in International Management

Living the international approach

The MBA in International Management focuses on leadership responsibilities and consulting activities in international businesses and organisations. The programme systematically examines all corporate areas – from market and financial aspects to organisational challenges as well as steering businesses in international markets.

Through the close cooperation with our international partner universities, students on this programme can not only enrich their intercultural experience on visits abroad, but also take modules in specialised areas there. This international approach is equally evident in the content of the lectures and seminars and all modules are taught in English.

Students on the MBA in International Management have already gathered significant experience in a variety of positions and areas. Thanks to their diverse academic backgrounds, they can draw on a spectrum of knowledge to offer valuable new approaches and insights into ways of work and corporate practices. With living cases as an integral part of the MBA in International Management, students can acquire substantial international and intercultural management expertise and further develop their leadership skills.

Partners from international companies

The Advisory Board of the MBA in International Management includes high-ranking representatives of companies active internationally in various sectors such as, for example, the automobile industry, aviation and consulting. This network of partners directly engaged in industry supports a regular exchange of knowledge and experience on academic requirements and the current challenges in management practice. In addition, our students and graduates can profit from this network in expanding and developing their career perspectives.

Modules MBA in International Management


Coping with a Complex Environment

  • Political-Legal Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Managerial Economics


Managing Core Processes

  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Business Information Systems and Quantitative Methods


Managing Human Resources

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Change and Leadership


Accounting and Managing Value

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting


Managing Financial Resources


Managing Marketing


Formulating Strategy

  • Strategic Management
  • Business Simulation Game


Developing Your Leadership Personality

  • Management Reflection Seminar
  • Leadership Personality Seminar: 2 Electives, e.g.
    Decision Making Techniques, Teambuilding, Networking, Cross-Cultural Management, Negotiation Methods


Specialization Module I

  • International Management


Specialization Module II (Study Visit)

  • Doing Business in UK


Specialization Elective Module I

  • Doing Business in USA or Doing Business in Asia


Specialization Elective Module II, e.g.

  • Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking
  • Project Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Master´s Thesis

  • Research Methods
  • Master´s Thesis
  • Oral Defence

New elective module in our Berlin Part-time MBA

The new MBA module "Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking" lectured by visiting professor Robert Jones combines the fascinating areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and design thinking. As our MBA students come from a wide variety of professions, work experiences and cultural backgrounds, such cross-fertilization is not only a very valuable part of the MBA programme in general but also a perfect setting for using design thinking methods. Therefore we brought together students from different MBA programmes (International Management, Entrepreneurship, Change Management & Consulting, Health Care Management). In class, they worked together in pairs or in teams on a range of tasks and projects. Thereby, the students showed the true MBA spirit – enthusiasm, energy, experience, enterprise, excitement, eloquence and empathy.

Prof. Reißig-Thust, Academic Director MBA in International Management

Prof. Dr. Solveig Reißig-Thust
Academic Director