Master

International Business & Leadership

  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • 2-4 Semesters
  • on campus
  • 60-120 ECTS
  • Degree after 1 or 2 years
  • Optional Study Abroad
  • Full time

Become a management expert and expand your soft skills and leadership qualities. With our Master’s degree programme International Business, you'll enhance your expertise in human resources and qualify yourself for global leadership positions.

  • English
  • summer and winter semester
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What you will learn
Study International Business in Hamburg

You want to develop new business models as a manager, tap into emerging markets and master global challenges? In the four semesters of studying International Business and Leadership in Hamburg, you will expand your knowledge of strategic HR management and learn how to search for, develop and retain talent.

Intercultural negotiation and communication skills are an important part of your studies. During your internship or semester abroad, you'll not only expand your personal and professional horizons, but also put theory into practice.

This degree programme is an excellent choice for you if …

  • You want to expand your knowledge in the field of business management after your bachelor’s degree in management.
  • You are looking for leadership skills in an international context
  • You want to study in English.
  • You want to build up an international network during your studies.

You also get to choose between:

  • 2-year option (120 ECTS)
  • 1-year option (60 ECTS)
  • A 1.5-year option (90 ECTS; 12 months of studies + 6-month internship) is possible upon request
  • Please find more information, e.g. required Bachelor's degree for each option, in the section Admission requirements below

Your prospects
Start you international career

This degree programme opens up a wide range of career options in a variety of industries. Hamburg has much to offer in that respect: Put your new skills in leadership and human resources management into practice in many service industries, the manufacturing industry or in one of the numerous agencies in the city. With a master’s degree in International Business & Leadership in Hamburg, you are well prepared for the ever-changing demands of the international economy.

Your degree opens up a range of career paths, including:

  • International Human Resource Management
  • Positions in business development
  • Management positions in international companies
Our student
Our student

Aniket Padwekar

"Having an experience of business from back home, I believe the programme M.A. International Business and Leadership has evolved my outlook of the business world from abstract to more comprehensive."

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Your modules 1 year | 60 ECTS

2 Semester 60 ECTS
1. Semester
  • Managing People, Diversity and New Work 5
  • Change Management 5
  • Strategic Marketing Management 5
  • Case Study: International Team Project 5
  • Corporate Governance and Business Ethics 5
  • Research Methods 5
2. Semester
  • Analysing International Business (online) 5
  • Master's Thesis 25

Your modules 2 years | 120 ECTS

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
  • Contracting and Negotiations 5
  • Global Human Resource Management 5
2. Semester
  • Change Management 5
  • Strategic Marketing Management 5
  • Managing People, Diversity and New Work 5
  • Case Study: International Team Project 5
  • Corporate Governance and Business Ethics 5
  • Research Methods 5
3. Semester
  • Internship or Global Study Semester 30
4. Semester
  • Analysing International Business (online) 5
  • Master's Thesis 25

More and more general managers have a Master's degree. Due to increasing globalisation and rising demands on leadership, I would recommend the Master's programme International Business & Leadership to students with high ambitions.

Marco Bensen, General Manager Meliá Düsseldorf am Hofgraben

Admission requirements
Our requirements

Requirements 2-year option (120 ECTS)

University degree, e.g.

  • min. 3-year Bachelor's degree in business/management (if you do not have the degree certificate yet, you can also submit it before you start your studies) OR
  • min. 3-year Bachelor's degree in another area + min. 6 months of relevant work experience in business/management

Requirements 1-year option (60 ECTS)

University degree, e.g.

  • 4-year Bachelor's degree in business/management (if you do not have the degree certificate yet, you can also submit it before you start your studies) OR
  • 4-year Bachelor's degree in another area + min. 6 months of relevant work experience in business/management OR
  • 3.5-year Bachelor's degree in business/management + min. 12 months of relevant work experience in business/management OR
  • 3.5-year Bachelor's degree in another area + min. 18 months of relevant work experience in business/management OR
  • You have another degree? Contact us

In both options you also need to provide:

  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Secondary School Certificate
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • Copy of your identity card or 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)
  • FCE (grade A, B or C)
  • Pearson English Test Academic (PTE-A): 59 Points
  • B2 First: 173
  • Linguaskill: 176 - 184 (CES) - all four skills required

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

The tuition fees are as follows:

Citizenship | EU/EEA (incl. Switzerland, Western Balkans and Ukraine)

  • 1-year version (2 semesters; 60 ECTS) | EUR 850 / month
  • 2-year version (4 semesters; 120 ECTS) | EUR 800 / month

Citizenship | Non-EU/EEA

  • 1-year version (2 semesters; 60 ECTS) | EUR 6850 / semester
  • 2-year version (4 semesters; 120 ECTS) | EUR 6450 / semester

Please note: The monthly/semester 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

We are happy to welcome you to SRH Campus Hamburg. This is our application process:

  • You submit your online application via the SRH application portal
  • If you meet the admission requirements, we will invite you to a personal/phone interview
  • If the interview is successful, you will receive an acceptance letter and the study contract
  • You sign the study contract and send it back to us
  • You pay the enrolment fee (all students) and – if you are a non-EU/non-EEA student – a EUR 3000 deposit
  • You receive your letter of admission
  • You take part in our Welcome Week and then you are good to go!

 

 

 

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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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