International Business and Management (M.A.)

How to apply

How to apply

The Master program International Business and Management starts in the winter semester (end of September).

Application periods 

  • February 1st until April 15th (non-EU citizens – passport holders of non-EU countries) and
  • May 1st until July 15th (EU citizens – holders of a EU passport) 

Applications must be made online directly at Hochschule Osnabrück by uploading all required documents as a pdf file. Additionally, all application documents have to be sent by post. Your application cannot be fully evaluated if the hardcopy documents are missing. Please note that you do not have to apply via uni-assist e.V.. Since application periods for EU citizens and non-EU citizens are different, please consider the correct application period for submitting your application and refer to the information provided below.

Admission requirements

The requirements for admission to the Master program International Business and Management are:

  • Degree (Bachelor or Diploma) in Business Management, Economics or related programs

    The Master program is a consecutive program, which buillds up directly on the Business and Management know-how gained in your previous studies. Therefore, your Bachelor should have at least 80% of subjects related to Business Administration, Management and/or Economics in order to fulfill the admission requirements. For the conversion of foreign degrees, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences generally applies the Modified Bavarian Formula. You can find information on the German grading system here: Information on the German grading system

  • Study competence in English

    Your English language proficiency needs to meet the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Information regarding the accepted language certificates can be found under Language requirements English and German
  • German language proficiency 

    If German is not your mother tongue, your German language proficiency needs to meet the level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). More information can be found under Language requirements English and German


Additional to these central criteria, we consider other factors during the selection process: work experience, internships, work and study experience abroad and volunteering experience, amongst others. You can find a checklist of the necessary documents to be handed in under "Application depending on citizenship (EU or NON-EU)" on this homepage.  


If you have not yet completed your Bachelor studies at the application deadline (April 15th or July 15th respectively), you can still apply to the Master program. However, you need to have completed at least 80% of the necessary credits of your Bachelor program at the time of your application. In this case, please make sure your application includes

- an official and current transcript of records showing all your completed courses, including grades

- the total number of Credits of your Bachelor program and the percentage of Credits / courses you have completed at the time of your application

- your current, preliminary average grade. This grade will be used for evaluating your application during the selection process, no matter if your final grade later differs from the preliminary grade. 

Please note: It is strongly recommended to complete all courses including the bachelor thesis by the beginning of the first semester in the master´s programme. 

Application depending on citizenship (EU or non-EU)

How does the online application work?