Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences
Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Faculty of Business Studies

International Management


Applied sciences in an international context: Are you a future executive? We will prepare you for the international career you are looking for – professionally and personally!

The Master of Arts International Management is a postgraduate, full-time study programme. You can complete it within three semesters. The programme features internationality, academic approach and application orientation. It targets
  • graduates from a bachelor’s programme in international management who aim for advanced studies as well as
  • students with a bachelor’s degree in business studies seeking specialisation in international management.

As a successful graduate from this master’s programme, you
  • are able to look at business challenges from a global, holistic perspective, 
  • can act and make decisions as a determined executive in international enterprises in Germany or abroad,
  • can consider the effects of operational, intercultural, ethical, social, legal and technical factors on a business and
  • qualify for doctoral studies.

This is thanks to the modular, practice-oriented syllabus with a focus on international and research-oriented contents. In the compulsory modules, you acquire a solid general management qualification. The elective modules allow various functional specialisations.

The study programme follows a strong application-oriented, academic approach. It is designed to prepare you methodically for
  • interesting job profiles, e.g. in international executive positions, or
  • doctoral studies in Germany or abroad.

Please note: The language of instruction is partly English, partly German.



Career Options

As a graduate, you are qualified to take responsibility and work in executive positions in international enterprises or other organisations.

You have excellent career prospects in various fields in an international environment. You can become a specialist e.g. in marketing, supply chain management, human resources management or finance and controlling. Or you could work as a generalist in in-house or external consulting or in corporate development and planning. Alternatively, you could start your own business based on the knowledge and expertise acquired during the master’s programme.




Semester 1

  • Principles of International Management
  • Applied Global Economics and Country Analysis
  • International Law and Compliance
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • International Business Simulation

Semester 2

  • Seminar and Cases: International Management
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Applied Company and Organisation Project

Semester 3

  • Master’s Thesis
  • Colloquium


Specialisation modules

  • International Human Resources Management
  • International Financial Reporting ​​​and Risk Management
  • International Marketing 
  • International Distribution and Supply Chain Management

For detailed information on the contents of the study programme, please check the English translation of the module manual. This English translation is intended to allow international readers a better understanding. In case of discrepancies, only the German version applies and prevails.

​Key Fa​cts 

Please read our FAQ on applications for the winter semester 2020/2021.


​Language of instruction
Partly English, partly German
Master of Arts (MA)​
​Normal programme length
​3 semesters
​Study programme begins
​Winter semester
​Find out how and when to apply:
Degree seeking students Exchange students ​
​Allocation of places
​Restricted admission
​General admission requirements
Go to Ad­mis­sion Re­quire­ments
Special admission requirements​​Successful completion of a bachelor’s programme in business studies of at least 210 credits with an overall grade of ‘good’ (2.5) (according to the German grading system) or better;
Semester abroad during the bachelor’s programme;
English language proficiency of at least B2 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages);
German language proficiency
​Application with a provisional grade*​Possible​
​Period abroad
​Summary of key information
English Flyer Version [.pdf]
English translation of the module manual [.pdf]​​
​Information for international applicants Go to information for international applicants

*A provisional grade is the average grade of all your examination results available at the time of application. This is a temporary solution in case you do not have a final grade yet.