Master

International Business and Leadership

  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • 2-4 Semesters
  • on campus
  • 60-120 ECTS
  • Degree after 1 or 2 years
  • Full time

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:

  • 2-year option (120 ECTS)
  • 1-year option (60 ECTS)
  • A 1.5-year option (90 ECTS; 12 months of studies + 6-month internship) is possible upon request
  • 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
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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."

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Your modules 1 year | 60 ECTS

2 Semester 60 ECTS
1. Semester
  • Managing People, Diversity and New Work 5
  • Change Management 5
  • Strategic Marketing Management 5
  • Case Study: International Team Project 5
  • Corporate Governance and Business Ethics 5
  • Research Methods 5
2. Semester
  • Analysing International Business (online) 5
  • Master's Thesis 25

Your modules 2 years | 120 ECTS

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
  • Contracting and Negotiations 5
  • Global Human Resource Management 5
2. Semester
  • Change Management 5
  • Strategic Marketing Management 5
  • Managing People, Diversity and New Work 5
  • Case Study: International Team Project 5
  • Corporate Governance and Business Ethics 5
  • Research Methods 5
3. Semester
  • Analysing International Business (online) 5
  • Master's Thesis 25
4. Semester
  • Internship or Global Study Semester 30

Admission requirements
Our requirements

Requirements 2-year option (120 ECTS)

University degree, e.g.

  • min. 3-year Bachelor's degree in business/management (if you do not have the degree certificate yet, you can also submit it before you start your studies) OR
  • min. 3-year Bachelor's degree in another area + min. 6 months of relevant work experience in business/management

Requirements 1-year option (60 ECTS)

University degree, e.g.

  • 4-year Bachelor's degree in business/management (if you do not have the degree certificate yet, you can also submit it before you start your studies) OR
  • 4-year Bachelor's degree in another area + min. 6 months of relevant work experience in business/management OR
  • 3.5-year Bachelor's degree in business/management + min. 12 months of relevant work experience in business/management OR
  • 3.5-year Bachelor's degree in another area + min. 18 months of relevant work experience in business/management OR
  • You have another degree? Contact us

In both options you also need to provide:

  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Secondary School Certificate
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • Copy of your identity card or 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

The tuition fees are as follows:

Citizenship | EU/EEA (incl. Switzerland, Western Balkans and Ukraine)

  • 1-year version (2 semesters; 60 ECTS) | EUR 850 / month
  • 2-year version (4 semesters; 120 ECTS) | EUR 800 / month

Citizenship | Non-EU/EEA

  • 1-year version (2 semesters; 60 ECTS) | EUR 6850 / semester
  • 2-year version (4 semesters; 120 ECTS) | 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.

Funding

Information on financing options & scholarships can be found here.

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Application process and deadlines

Please find the Application and Late Arrival deadlines here.

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 – a EUR 3000 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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