International Business and Economics

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Deadline: Jun 15, 2024
StudyQA ranking:2180 Duration:2 years

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The programme combines the disciplines business studies and economics with the majors "International Management" and "International Economics", by dealing with global markets, free trade, and multinational companies.
In the complementary subjects, special modules in the fields of business studies, economics, and integrative or social science issues can be deepened.
The basic modules convey special methodological and basic knowledge in business studies and economics. Amongst others, the module "Methods" deals with econometric methods. "General Topics" deals with general business studies, capital markets, and operational decisions.

Educational organisation

First Semester: Basic Studies (four compulsory modules in the following fields)

Methods in International Business and Economics
General Topics in International Business and Economics

Major International Economics
  • Macroeconomics of Globalisation

Major International Management
  • International Management 1
  • International Innovation Management

Second Semester: Major Fields

Major International Economics
  • The Microeconomics of Globalisation

Major International Management
  • International Management 2

Third Semester: Major Fields

Major International Economics
  • Two compulsory modules and one seminar

Major International Management
  • One compulsory module and one seminar

Fourth Semester:
  • Four modules from the field of the selected complementary subjects
  • One complementary subject
  • Master's thesis

Study abroad unit(s)

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences strongly supports an international orientation of its Master's degree programmes. The MSc in International Business and Economics offers optional one-semester stays abroad at one of the nearly 70 partner institutions of the faculty and the university.

Qualified students are given the opportunity to participate in a double Master's degree programme with the following universities:
  • University of Pavia (Italy)
  • University of Venice (Italy)
  • University of Insubria, Varese (Italy)

Double Master's degree students spend the first year in Stuttgart-Hohenheim and the second year at the partner institution. The language of instruction is English.

Forms of assessment

Written and oral exams, short reports and seminar papers, presentation, Master's thesis

Course objectives

The MSc programme combines the latest knowledge in International Economics, Management & International Business and Empirical Methods with an innovative and interdisciplinary teaching approach.

In particular, you will be endowed with know-how on global management thinking and transnational business processes. Our studies focus on today's globally integrated world markets and also depict business challenges and growth opportunities in emerging markets such as BRIC or in ASEAN.

Furthermore, you will apply leading theoretical and econometric models of international economics to real-world decision problems faced by multinational firms or institutions.

Likewise, our MSc in International Business and Economics allows you to acquire essential managerial skills that prepare you for a successful career in knowledge-intensive and project-oriented management of multinational corporations in a global economy.

Language requirements

Proof of English language skills:
TOEFL 550 points (paper-based), 213 points (computer-based), 79 points (internet-based) or equivalent

Academic requirements

Bachelor's degree in economics, business administration, or a related study field (BSc or BA)

Enrolment fees

Approx. 160 EUR per semester
The fee includes a semester ticket, which partly covers public transport in the Stuttgart metropolitan area.

Costs of living

Approx. 760 EUR per month to cover personal expenses

Job opportunities

There are many possibilities, e.g., working as a research assistant or part-time jobs outside of the university.

Funding opportunities within the university

There are several scholarship programmes. For further information, please follow the attached link.

Arrival support

Assistance with accommodation and administrative formalities will be provided by the (central) Office of International Affairs. The International Student Organisation runs a buddy programme, which provides international students with a buddy, if so desired.

Services and support for international students

The programme coordinator supports students with the organisation of their study programme. The International Student Organisation (ISO) offers a buddy programme as well as an extensive recreational programme.
German language courses for beginners and advanced learners are offered during the semester. Intensive German language courses are offered during the months of March, August, and September.


Accommodation is available through the Student Services Hohenheim or on the private market. Rent for a single room in a student residence ranges from 210-400 EUR.
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Study mode:On campus Languages: English
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Deadline: Jul 31, 2024 StudyQA ranking: 1765