International Business and Leadership

  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • 4 Semesters
  • on campus
  • 120 ECTS
  • €800/Month
  • Full time
  • Fast track available

Become a management expert with leadership and soft skills! Join our Master's in International Business in Hamburg. Strengthen your HR and corporate management expertise and receive your qualification for global management positions.

  • English
  • summer and winter semester
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Your course content
What you will learn

Learn how to develop new business models, enter new markets and master global challenges. Deepen your knowledge in strategic human resource management and know-how to look for, develop and retain talent.

Furthermore, you'll get to strengthen your intercultural, negotiation and communication skills and broaden your personal and professional horizons during your internship or semester abroad.

You also get to choose between:

  • 4-semester / 2-year option (120 ECTS)
  • 3-semester / 1.5-year option (Fast Track, 90 ECTS)
  • Please find more information, e.g. required Bachelor's degree for each option, in the section Admission requirements below

Your career prospects
Our innovative approach that pays off

The programme strengthens your expertise in international human resource and business management. Thanks to our project and skill-oriented approach, you will be well prepared for management positions in an intercultural environment.

Choose from the following career paths:

  • Human resource manager
  • Positions in business development
  • Management functions in international companies

Get more information about the study programme!

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It's about you
It's about you

Our study concept

Your studies are divided into 5-week blocks. During this time you focus on one management topic which you get to view from different angles. Thanks to this approach you can learn about real management challenges and strengthen the skills that employers are looking for.

Learn more about our academic approach
Our student
Our student

Aniket Padwekar

"Having an experience of business from back home, I believe the programme M.A. International Business and Leadership has evolved my outlook of the business world from abstract to more comprehensive."

Fast Track
Fast Track

Do you want to have your Master's in 3 semesters?

Then take the Fast Track Master's degree programme in International Business & Leadership with an internship included. In three semesters we prepare you for your management function in international companies.


  • Shorter study model according to our innovative CORE principle, focusing on international management, communication and leadership
  • Improve your management skills and deepen your industry knowledge
  • Company projects, internships or a semester abroad broaden your perspective and enhance your work experience
  • Your Master's degree opens up many career paths - be prepared for interesting career opportunities, especially in higher management

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And these are your modules Your curriculum

4 Semester 120 ECTS
1. Semester
  • International Business Development and Digital Intelligence 5
  • Global Markets & Finance 5
  • Leading an Intercultural Workforce 5
  • Case Study: Business Development Case or Leading Challenge 5
  • Corporate Governance and Business Ethics 5
  • Global Human Resource Management 5

Modules in the study programme as Fast Track:
In the 1st semester you will study the same courses as in the 4 semester programme.

2. Semester
  • Managing People, Diversity and New Work 5
  • Change Management 5
  • Strategic Marketing Management 5
  • Case Study: International Team Project 5
  • Contracting and Negotiation 5
  • Academic Paper Design and Writing 5

Modules in the study programme as Fast Track:

  • Change Management
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Contracting & Negotiation
  • Academic Design and Writing
  • Internship
3. Semester
  • Internship or Global Study Semester 30

Modules in the study programme as Fast Track:

  • Internship
  • Master Thesis
4. Semester
  • Analysing International Business (online) 5
  • Master's Thesis 25

When taking the Fast Track option you get your Master's degree in 3 semesters.

We support you

Full-Flex Offer | For international students only

Are you worried that Covid-19 might affect your academic future? Are you facing visa delays and travel restrictions? Take advantage of our offer to start your studies in October 2021 in a virtual format and receive a reward!

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Your lecturers We help you achieve your goals

Admission requirements
Our requirements

4-semester / 2-year option (120 ECTS):

  • 3-year Bachelor's degree (worth 180 ECTS) in Business/Management OR
  • 3-year Bachelor's degree (worth 180 ECTS) in another area + min. 6 months of work experience in business/management

3-semester / 1.5-year option (90 ECTS):

  • 3.5-year Bachelor's degree (worth 210 ECTS) in Business/Management OR
  • 3-year Bachelor's degree (worth 180 ECTS) in Business/Management + 12 months of work experience in business/management OR
  • 3.5-year Bachelor's degree (worth 210 ECTS) in another area + min. 6 months of work experience in business/management OR
  • 3-year Bachelor's degree (worth 180 ECTS) in another area + min. 18 months of work experience in business/management

We also require the following documents for all applications

  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Letter of Motivation
  • CV
  • Copy of your ID/passport

Please find our English language requirements here:

  • Duolingo 95 Pts
  • TOEFL 87 ibt (direct entry)
  • TOEFL 79 - 86 ibt (with additional agreement)
  • TOEIC 785 (Listening/Reading 785, Speaking 160, Writing 150)
  • IELTS (academic) 6.5 average - please see Language Centre guidelines if results differ
  • CAE (grade A, B, or C)
  • CPE (grade A, B or C)
  • FCE (grade A, B or C)
  • Pearson English Test Academic (PTE-A) 59 points
  • Linguaskill: 176 - 184 (CES) - all four skills required

You don't feel prepared yet? More information about the Academic English Preparation Course

Fees and Funding
Your tuition fees

Tuition Fees

  • citizenship | EU/EEA (incl. Western Balkans, Switzerland): EUR 800 / month
  • citizenship | Non-EU/EEA: EUR 6450 / semester

The monthly/semester tuition fees remain the same for the entire duration of the study programme. 

An additional enrolment fee of EUR 500 (EU/EEA) / EUR 900 (non-EU/EEA) is to be paid once at the start of the programme.


Information on financing options & scholarships can be found here.

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Application process and deadlines

We are happy to welcome you to our university. This is our application process:

  1. You submit your online application via the SRH application portal
  2. If you meet the admission requirements, we will invite you to a personal/phone interview
  3. If the interview is successful, you will receive an acceptance letter and the study contract
  4. You sign the study contract and send it back to us
  5. You pay the enrolment fee (all students) and – if you are a non-EU/non-EEA student – the 3-month deposit
  6. You receive your letter of admission
  7. You take part in our Welcome Week and then you are good to go!
Get started now Your path into the future
  • You will take part in a step-by-step learning experience
  • You will study in small teams through practice-oriented tasks
  • You can concentrate on what is important in 5-week blocks
  • You will receive individual support from your lecturers
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