Programme Characteristics –
International Management for Non-Business Graduates (M.A.)

Become an expert for international management


Order of study - Overview

Order of study: Int. Management · for Non-Business Graduates


Whether you work for an international organisation or are in business for yourself, a management background will help you better understand the complexities of the business environment.

Preparatory semester

The preparatory semester focuses on classic business administration subjects including marketing strategy, financial accounting, human resource management, service management, management and cost accounting, financial management, intercultural communication and statistics. This semester sets a solid foundation for business subjects in the coming master programme and introduces you to the possible areas of specialisation.

After successful completion of these courses you will qualify to start the Master of International Management programme.

Master programme

First Semester:

In the first semester of the Master programme you will continue to increase your skills in the important areas of general management. This includes the strategic management of companies, company responsibility in international contexts as well as leadership and contract negotiation. The language courses will complete your profile perfectly.

Second Semester:

Choose four of six possible areas of focus including international organisational behaviour, international human resource management, international management accounting and control, international marketing, international financial accounting and international financial management. You will also continue to improve your understanding of general management with additional subjects. By the end of the semester you will have a good range of business skills.

Third Semester:

The third semester concentrates on your specialisation in one of five areas: International Marketing, Accounting & Finance, or Human Resource Management, Hospitality or Aviation Management.

Fourth Semester:

Your last semester is spent writing your master thesis.

Programme details

The preparatory semester teaches the following topics*:
  • Service operations & organisation
  • Principles of human resource management
  • Principles of marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Computer Analysis
  • Principles of academic research & writing
  • Financial accounting
* in development, subject to change

The Master programme consists of several academic and practically-oriented modules from business and management. The modularized curriculum divides these modules into compulsory and optional compulsory modules.

The generalist aspect of the programme is reflected in the compulsory modules which will teach you:
  • Academic research methods
  • Applied statistics
  • Strategic aspects of the service mangement
  • Performance measurement and management
  • International economic policy
  • International business ethics
  • Corporate governance in an international context
A broad range of language courses rounds out the core qualifications for your international management career.

Four of six optional compulsory modules help to prepare you for a future specialisation:
  • International organisational behavior
  • International human resource management
  • International management accounting and control
  • International financial accounting
  • International financial management
  • International marketing

In the third semester you will concentrate on your major, which gives you not only an academic foundation but also vital practical experience for your professional future.


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