Master in International Management for Non-Business Graduates

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  • Course description
    Master in International Management for Non-Business Graduates.
    • Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
    • Semester: 5
    • ECTS: 120 ECTS
    • Course language: English
    • Study type: full-time, on campus
    • Intake: Spring & Autumn
    • Campus: Berlin, Bad Honnef, Dublin


    Master in Int. Management for Non-Business Graduates

    Do you have a university degree in a non-business subject, and would like to pursue a career in management? Then you are also welcome at the IU as a career changer.

    The Master in International Management for Non-Business Graduates is non-consecutive, that is, it does not necessarily follow on from previous studies in economics. The programme is specially designed for people who would like to acquire fundamental knowledge of business administration and international management – with the objective of qualifying for a position in senior management.

    Facts & Figures
    International Management · for Non-Business Graduates
    Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
    Duration: 1 semester preparation courses plus 4 semesters Master programme (3 semesters study + 1 semester Master thesis)
    Credits: 120 ECTS
    Language: English
    Type of study: full-time
    Campus: Bad Honnef, Berlin, Dublin, Munich
    Intake: Spring & Autumn*

    *Dublin: first intake Autumn 2018

    Leverage the Study&Work advantage

    On selected master programmes you have the chance to take part in our Study&Work Programme in Dublin. Within this programme you combine practice-oriented coursework with practical experience on the job. We actively support you in finding an employer to help you gain hands-on experience during your studies. Study at IU in Dublin and finance your tuition fee up to 100% by working for one of our partners. Check out our study courses and campus locations!

    Multi Campus

    One study programme, three cities, countless experiences

    In selected master programmes IU offers you the chance to switch during your studies between the German and Irish campus locations Dublin, Berlin and Bad Honnef.

    Your advantages

        Gain priceless experiences abroad
        Expand your network with international contacts
        No additional fees
        A switch is possible every semester (at the end of each semester)


        You are a full-time student
        Your study programme is offered at your preferred campus location

    Why should I study International Management at IU?

        International campus with students and professors from more than 85 nations
        Practical orientation
        High degree of practical relevance through guest speakers, company presentations, corporate projects and field trips
        Lectures in English and intensive exchanges with professors and fellow students
        Top-class network of industry contacts for careers at home and abroad
        Small groups
        Instruction in small groups given by lecturers with track records of practical experience
        You may choose from different specialisations
        Unique study programme with a high rate of recognition in the industry
        Academic knowledge is consistently taught in case studies, project work and applied research projects

    Set your personal focus

    During your studies, you can chose one of the following specialisations:

    •     Aviation*
    •     Finance & Accounting
    •     Hospitality
    •     Health Care*
    •     IT Management
    •     Marketing
    •     Human Resources*

    * only in Bad Honnef and Berlin

    What are the professional prospects in International Management?

    The Master in International Management opens up many opportunities. The world of business is at your feet – whether you want to work in banks, management consultancies, major groups or small and medium-sized enterprises.

    Once you have graduated, you will in future be able to work in top management positions in the fields of Marketing, Sales, Accounting, Financing and Controlling or also in Human Resource, Customer Service and Public Relations. Complete your Master at the IU and qualify yourself for attractive jobs in the globalised business world

    Course Content:

    The Master's programme in International Management will train you to become an executive with management functions in four semesters – ideal preparation for your career:

    •     Your studies in International Management will be as practice-oriented as possible
    •     You will expand your knowledge in the important fundamentals of business administration
    •     You will train your soft skills, such as communication or intercultural competence

    Order of study

    Preparation Semester

        Human Resources
        Service Operations & Organisation
        Financial Accounting

        Financial Management
        Management & Cost Accounting
        Intercultural Communication

    1st Semester

        Service Operations Management
        Performance Measurement & Management
        International Business Ethics
        International Corporate Governance

        International Economic Policy
        Advanced Research Methods
        Applied Statistics
        Language Course I

    2nd Semester

        International Negotiation Skills
        Language Course II

        Elective Courses:
        International Organisational Behaviour

        Advanced International Human Resources
        International Management Accounting & Control
        International Financial Accounting
        International Marketing
        International Financial Management

    3rd Semester

        Strategic Service Management

        Human Resources
        Accounting & Finance

        Health Care
        IT Management
        Big Data Management

    4th Semester

    Master Thesis & Colloquium

    Step-by-step to your Master's degree in International Management

        Preparatory semester
        In the preparatory semester, you focus on classical business administration content:

        Marketing strategy and planning
        Financial Accounting
        Principles of Human Resource Management
        Methods of statistics
        This semester provides you with ideal preparation for the business content in the subsequent semesters of your Master's programme. Here you can become acquainted with your later specialisations.
        After you have successfully completed the preparatory semester, you are well prepared for the subsequent four-semester Master's programme in International Management.

        First semester
        In the first semester you will update and expand your technical competence in subjects of "General Management".

        Second semester
        The choice is yours: Under the technical supervision of your lecturers, you can choose four out of six possible areas of focus and thus define a first cornerstone of your personal competence profile.
        International Organizational Behavior
        Internal Human Resource Management
        International Management Accouting and Control
        International Marketing
        International Financial Management
        International Financial Accounting

        Third semester
        The third semester is for expanding your specialisation in important areas of management:
        International Marketing
        Hospitality Management
        Aviation Management
        Human Resource Management
        Accounting & Finance
        Healt Care
        IT Management

        Fourth semester
        In this semester you complete your studies by writing your Master's thesis. The thesis is written under the expert supervision of professors and lecturers as an independent scientific paper for solving a management task.

    Academic and practically-oriented modules

        Compulsory Modules
        Academic research methods
        Applied statistics
        Strategic aspects of service management
        Performance measurement and management
        International economic policy
        International business ethics
        Corporate governance in an international context
        You can also significantly improve your career prospects with various language courses – e.g. with commercial English, Italian, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic or Russian.

        Optional compulsory modules (4 out of 6)
        International Organizational Behavior
        Internal Human Resource Management
        International Management Accouting and Control
        International Marketing
        International Financial Management
        International Financial Accounting

        Your major specialisation
        (choose one out of seven)
        International Marketing
        Hospitality Management
        Aviation Management
        Human Resource Management
        Accounting & Finance
        Healt Care
        IT Management

    Admission Requirements:

    Prerequisites for admission to the Master International Management for Non-Business Graduates (120 ECTS) programme:

          Master Int. Management for Non-Business Graduates 120 ECTS
    Preliminary studies: Bachelor´s degree  (180 ECTS)      
    Final grade: Minimum grade point average of 3.0 according to the German grading system
    Language skills: English, academic IELTS 6.0/ TOEFL IBT 80 points/ PTE 56 points (51 points in each component)

        The IU consistently achieves top scores

        in the category “overall study conditions” (grade 1.6)

        in the category “practical orientation” (1.7)

        in the category “international orientation bachelor’s” (10 out of 11 possible points)

        in direct comparison to the CHE Ranking 2014: Better ratings for “academic feasibility” (grade 1.4) and “support from professors” (grade 1.8)

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