International Business & Leadership
Trade Management

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

If you wish to successfully manage a company in foreign trade at home or abroad, our Master’s degree programme International Trade Management is the perfect start. Here you'll develop essential skills for a position in international management.

  • English
  • summer and winter semester
  • stay abroad
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What you will learn
Your Master in Trade Management

Learn how to raise business transactions and trade relations in foreign trade to a profitable level in this study programme. By studying International Business and Leadership - Focus on Trade Management in Hamburg, you'll learn to factor in the complexity of international trade transactions and global legal principles. You'll form a deep understanding of work and action contexts and will be able to incorporate strategic logistics management into your decisions.

You will enhance your negotiation and communication skills as well as your intercultural and personal experience during a six-month internship abroad.

Your career prospects
Start a career in International Trade Management

During your studies you will acquire intercultural, leadership and negotiation skills coupled with specialist knowledge in the fields of globalisation, international law, trade operation and logistics management. Thus, you are well prepared for management positions in international trade, sales, international business development and marketing at home and abroad.

Your degree in International Business & Leadership with emphasis on Trade Management opens up a range of career paths, including:

  • National and international trading companies
  • Public institutions and chambers
  • NGOs worldwide
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Study plan International Business and Leadership Your curriculum – Focus on Trade Management

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
  • Corporate Governance and Business Ethics 5
  • Global Human Resource Management 5
2. Semester
  • International Trade Globalization, Society, Environment 5
  • International Trade Law and Trade Operations 5
  • Strategic Logistic Management 5
  • Case Study: International Trade Project 5
  • Contracting and Negotiation 5
  • Academic Paper Design and Writing 5
3. Semester
  • Internship or Global Study Semester 30
4. Semester
  • Analysing International Business (online) 5
  • Master's Thesis 25

Admission requirements
Our requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Business/Management OR
  • Bachelor's degree in another area + min. 6 months of work experience in business/management
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Letter of Motivation
  • CV
  • Copy of your ID/passport

The following examinations and results are accepted as proof of English language proficiency:

  • TOEFL 87 ibt 
  • TOEIC Listening/Reading 785, Speaking 160, Writing 150 
  • IELTS (academic) 6.5
  • CAE (grade A, B, or C) 
  • CPE (grade A, B or C)
  • Pearson English Test Academic (PTE-A): 59 Points
  • B2 First: 173 

Due to Covid-19, we currently also accept the following English tests.

You don't feel prepared yet? More information about the Academic English Preparation Course

Fees and Funding
Your tuition fees

Tuition fees

  • for citizens of the EU/EEA (incl. Western Balkans, Switzerland): 800 euros per month
  • for non-EU/EEA citizens: 6,450 euros per semester

Please note: The monthly tuition fee remains the same throughout the entire period of study.
There is a one-off registration fee of 500 euros (EU/EEA) / 900 euros (non-EU/EEA) at the beginning of your course, payable with the first monthly fee.

If you want to finance your studies, you have numerous options such as BAföG, the education fund of the Berlin SRH universities, education loans or the Deutschlandstipendium. You will find all the essential information on student loans and scholarships on the webpage “How to finance your studies”.

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Application process and deadlines

Apply now to get your admission. You can start your studies at SRH Campus Hamburg in the summer or winter semester. Just go online and submit your application directly from our website. We will check your documents. If you meet the admission requirements, we will invite you to an interview to get to know you better. Participation in the selection process is free of charge.

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  • 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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