International Management

Study mode:Full-time Languages: German English Duration:3 semestrs
Deadline: Dec 1, 2021
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Module 01: Basic Skills for Business and Management
  • Applied Managerial Quantitative Methods
  • English Business Communication

Module 02: General Management
  • Concepts General Management
  • Corporate Strategic Planning Simulation

Module 03: Managing Projects and Organisations
  • Organisation and Information Management
  • Project Management

Module 04: Financial Resources
  • Accounting and Financial Statement
  • Investment and Finance

Module 05: Value Chain Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Supply Chain Management and Purchasing

Module 06: Managerial Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics

Module 07: Business Law
  • Commercial Law
  • International Commercial Law

Module 08: International Business & Management
  • Cases International Management
  • International Human Resource Management

Module 09: International Financial Resources
  • Management Accounting
  • International Reporting and Control
  • International Business Finance

Module 10: International Value Chain Management
  • Cases International Marketing
  • Intercultural Competence

Module 11: Theory and Practice of Foreign Trade
  • International Economics
  • Foreign Trade

Module 12: Business Strategy Cases
  • Strategic Direction / Business Transformation

Module 13: Elective (one course to be chosen from the following options)
  • International Supply Chain Management
  • Applied Controlling
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability
  • Business Process Management
  • Innovation Management

Module 14: Paper Writing and Oral Exam
  • Preparatory seminar Master's Thesis
  • Oral Exam

Module 15: Master's Thesis

Educational organisation

Using teaching methods such as case studies, team exercises and excursions to international corporations, the Master's programme imparts knowledge and abilities in the following areas:

Modules in the first semester
  • Basic Skills for Business & Management
  • General Management
  • Managing Projects and Organisations
  • Financial Resources
  • Value Chain Management
  • Managerial Economics

Modules in the second semester
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Financial Resources
  • Value Chain Management
  • Business Law
  • International Business & Management
  • Elective

Modules in the third semester
  • Business Law
  • Theory and Practice of Foreign Trade
  • Business Strategy Cases
  • Elective
  • Thesis

Study abroad unit(s)




Forms of assessment

The courses of the MBA International Management programme are arranged in a modular structure. The modules are in line with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). A successfully passed study programme comprises 90 ECTS credits (30 per semester).
Forms of assessment are written and oral examinations, case studies, papers, and presentations.

Course objectives

This accredited postgraduate Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme has two main objectives:
Graduates from an institution of higher education with a non-business background acquire fundamental knowledge in business administration, management, and economics. Furthermore, the programme provides the necessary knowledge and understanding of international economic relations, intercultural issues, and business language.
A good mix of professors and business practitioners hold lectures in German and English. During the Master's programme, students learn to analyse international business and management problems, enabling them to find sound solutions for effective operations and sustainable economic success.

Language requirements

Applicants must provide proof of their German and English skills.

German: TestDaF, DSH, or equivalent; minimum requirement according to the European Framework of Languages is a completed B2 level

English: one of the following:
  • TOEFL with at least 500 points (paper-based), 173 points (computer-based), or 61 points (Internet-based)
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)
  • Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
  • Business English Certificate Vantage Level (BEC Vantage)
  • IELTS (academic with no less than a 5.5 overall band)
  • APIEL (minimum 4)
  • First Certificate in English (FCE)
  • Internal English test at Nürtingen University

Required DSH / TestDaF


Academic requirements

Proof of a degree from a German institute of higher education or vocational college or a comparable degree from a foreign institute of higher education. Above-average examination results must have been obtained during the first degree course (an average grade of at least 2.5 on the German scale or equivalent). In the case of law degrees, a minimum of 6.5 points must have been attained.
The criteria of above-average examination results may also be met through relevant professional experience.
Two years of working experience

Enrolment fees

Approx. 170 EUR per semester; fees include a contribution to the semester ticket covering public transport in the Stuttgart metropolitan area

Costs of living

Approx. 750 EUR per month to cover personal expenses

Job opportunities

Depending on individual residence and/or work permit

Funding opportunities within the university

The university has a scholarship programme for excellent students.

Arrival support

Orientation days for foreign students are organised by the International Office.

Services and support for international students

International students are supported by the International Office and a mentoring programme, which pairs up international students with native students. There are also integration projects for international students.


Accommodation is available through the Student Services Office or on the private market.
For more information, please visit

Rent for a single room in a student residence is approx. 220 EUR per month. Private housing can be found on the Internet at
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