International Business and Leadership
Trade Management

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

Start your career in trade and train your leadership and intercultural skills. Study International Business & Leadership with focus on trade in Hamburg.

  • English
  • next intake: April 2023
  • stay abroad
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Your course content
What you will learn

Discover how to take business deals and trade relations to a profitable level. In your Master's studies you will learn about the complexity of international commercial transactions and global legal bases. Furthermore, you will entirely understand trade operations and trade contexts as well as how to successfully apply strategic logistic management skills.

In addition, you'll improve your negotiation and communication skills as well as your intercultural and personal experiences during your global study semester or your internship abroad.

Your career prospects
Our innovative approach that pays off

The intercultural competences, management and negotiation skills you will acquire during your studies along with expertise in globalisation, international legal bases, trade operations and logistics management will perfectly prepare you for an international career. You will be able to take up management positions in international trade, sales, international business development and marketing.

After having completed your studies in International Business & Leadership with Focus on Trade, you'll have career opportunities in:

  • National and international trading companies
  • Public institutions and chambers
  • Global operating NGOs

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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
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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
  • International Trade Globalisation, Society, Environment 5
  • International Trade Law and Trade Operations 5
  • Supply Chain Strategies 5
  • Case Study: International Trade 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

Your lecturers We help you achieve your goals

Admission requirements
Our requirements

  • 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 Bachelor's degree in another area + min. 6 months of work experience in business/management
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Secondary School Certificate
  • 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

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Fees and Funding
Your tuition fees

Tuition fees

  • citizenship | EU/EEA (incl. Western Balkans, Switzerland and Ukraine): 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.

Learn more about our financing options 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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