International Business and Management (M.A.)

Program overview

International Business and Management at a glance


Osnabrück, Germany


Master of Arts (M.A.)

Program type

Consecutive Master's program

Standard duration

4 semesters

Number of university places

27 per semester, one intake per year

Start of program

Winter semester (September)

Application period

February 1st until April 15th (Non-EU citizens (passport-holders of Non-EU countries)),

May 1st until July 15th (German and European citizens (holders of a EU passport))

Admission requirements

1. Degree in Business Management, Economics or related programs

2. English language proficiency (min. level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR))

3. German language proficiency (min. A1 level CEFR)


English (some German electives available)

Contents of study

Up-to-date management knowledge, enhancement of key qualifications such as leadership and intercultural competences. The contents build up on the knowledge gained in business- and economics-related Bachelor programs.   

Study focus

General Competences (Modules) starting Wintersemester 2024: (1) Applied Business Research, (2) Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governances and (3) Leadership in International Organisations

Key Competences Modules) starting Wintersemester 2024: (1) International Political Economy, (2) Human Resource Management in Multinational Enterprises, (3) Performance, Risk and Resilience, (4) International Corporate Finance, (5) Digital Enterprise Management, (6) Strategic Management in Disruptive Times Theory and Practice, (7) International Economics and Business, (8) Legal Aspects of International Trade and (9) International Marketing

Specialisations and electives starting Wintersemester 2024: Choice of two electives from three specialisations, the following electives with three modules each are available: (1) Consulting (English language), (2) Innovation and Transformation (English language), (3) Marketing Management (partly in English language), (4) Human Resource Management (German language), (5) Change Management (German language) and (6) Digital Business (German language)

Study abroad

Optional study semester abroad at selected partner universities during the 3rd semester. For students who have not been abroad for a study semester or an internship during their Bachelor program, the study semester abroad is mandatory. Choice of four different double degree programs. International Summer Schools during lecture-free periods.

Support services

Individual counselling and coaching


Yes (ZEvA)


Administrative charges (semester fees): approx. 350 Euro per semester covering inter alia the costs of the semester ticket


Gita Lestari-Kötting, Coordinator of the Master program
Phone: +49 0)541 969-3569


Here you can find the regulations for this study program (in German language).