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International Business Management


International Business Management (m.A.) / (M.Sc.)

Intercultural skills are becoming more and more valuable in the globalized world of business. Key requirements for future employees include not only a knowledge of foreign markets and international players but also an ability to work in multilingual and cross-cultural teams as well as conduct negotiations in English. With our English-language Master’s program in International Business Management (M.A.) in Berlin, you’ll be ideally equipped to meet these requirements.

Furthermore, you’ll have the rare opportunity to graduate from the ‘Additional M.Sc. Degree Program’ in your selected major module by completing a year abroad at the University of Chester in the UK.



of Arts




120 CP





  • Start of the study Winter and summer semester
  • Language English
  • Degree Full-Time
  • application timeframe Possible all year round
  • tuition fee 795,00 € monthly
  • Accreditation State recognized and accredited
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This program will provide you with an in-depth understanding of related economic concepts, global processes, and international guidelines as well as specialist knowledge of English, leadership skills, and an appreciation of the subtle differences between cultures. By the end of the program, you will have a comprehensive range of skills that will even enable you to set up and manage your own international company.

This study program also includes an Additional M.Sc. Degree Option (rarely offered in Germany) in which students complete an Additional M.Sc. Degree Program during a year abroad at the University of Chester in Great Britain.

Management Skills

  • International Economics and International Management
  • International Marketing and Sales
  • Strategic Management
  • International Relations
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Cross-Cultural Communication and Management

Advanced International Business Management

  • Financial Management
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Sustainability Management and CSR in a Global Context
  • Data Science for Business
  • Advanced Corporate Finance

Scientific Research Methods & Thesis

  • Management Research Project
  • Master’s Thesis incl. Research Colloquium

On this study program, you have the option to earn an additional Master of Science. We offer this degree in collaboration with the University of Chester in Great Britain, which is regularly recognized for its excellent teaching and support structures for international students.
The University of Chester offers the following Master’s study programs:

  • International Business
  • International Finance
  • Marketing Management

If you decide to pursue the additional Master of Science, you will spend an entire academic year (3 trimesters) at the University of Chester. Your Master’s program (M.Sc.) at the University of Chester will be recognized in full as a major for your Master of Arts (M.A.) at Hochschule Fresenius. Your studies will then be structured as follows:

The Master’s study program at the University of Chester is made up of 3 trimesters in which you will complete modules for both degrees. During your year in Great Britain, you will earn 60 ECTS points toward for your Master of Arts in Germany. You will complete this Master’s program with 120 ECTS points, including the points earned during your first two semesters.

With an additional trimester (30 ECTS points), you will earn a total of 90 ECTS points for your Master of Science from the University of Chester. The third trimester in Great Britain ends shortly after the start of the fifth semester at Hochschule Fresenius. Your regular duration of study will therefore be extended to five semesters on account of the British
time model.

You can also complete the program in four semesters and remain in Germany. In this case, your major will be Global Management and you will graduate with a Master of Arts degree.

As a student at the Berlin campus of Hochschule Fresenius, you can enjoy a wide range of additional extracurricular activities, including regular guest lectures by experienced professionals from the world of international business, who’ll provide you with essential insights into today’s world of work.

For our international students, we also provide a special mentoring program and a range of group activities to welcome you to Hochschule Fresenius in Berlin and to provide you with the best possible support during your studies.



In order to start a master’s program at the Hochschule Fresenius, you must fulfill the applicable admission criteria. In this context, we check the completion of your first academic degree, your final grade, the content of your preliminary studies and your language skills.

Online Application
You can use the application forms to submit a non-binding application. Applications can be submitted all year round. After that you will receive an email with your individual login details..

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Submitting Your Application Documents
You will find an upload section on the online application portal with the documents required for enrollment. The only thing needed by post is a certified copy of your university entrance qualification. The only other thing we need to decide whether to admit you to the study program is your guided statement of motivation. All other documents required for enrollment can be submitted after the application procedure.

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Admission to Study Program
If you are accepted for the study program, our administration team will send you a study contract. Please sign the forms and return them within 14 days, since we cannot guarantee your university place beyond the 14-day limit.
Once you have been admitted to your study program and have submitted all documents required for enrollment by the specified deadline, we look forward to welcoming you to your preferred campus during our enrollment days.


United Kingdom immigration rules require EU and non-EU applicants to complete different procedures. Please remember that all application documents need to be submitted in English.

EU citizens should complete the AIMS application form online, where you will be required to upload the necessary documents and provide contact details for two people who can provide academic references. If you have any questions regarding the application process for EU citizens, please contact the University of Chester’s Postgraduate Admissions Department at

Non-EU citizens should complete the International Student Application Form and return it by email to Questions regarding the application process for non-EU citizens can be directed to the University of Chester’s International Office (

Financing Options

Hochschule Fresenius is a privately run higher education institution whose programs are recognized but not funded by the state. Therefore, we must charge fees for our programs. You can finance your studies in various ways.

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Career Perspectives

Ready for the demands
of today and tomorrow

On our International Business Management (M.A.) study program, you will acquire practical and strategic knowledge of all areas of international business. Graduates are qualified for various roles within international companies and organizations, including:

  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • International Project, Product & Quality Management
  • International Recruitment & Human Resources Management
  • International Key Account Management
  • International Business Consulting & Development
  • Auditing of International Companies

You will also gain the expertise required to set up a company with an international focus. Students who opt for the additional Master of Science at the University of Chester will also graduate as trained specialists in International Marketing Management, International Finance and Controlling, or International Taxation and Accounting, depending on the major selected.

Als Absolventin oder Absolvent sind Sie in der Lage, in diesen Bereichen bereits direkt nach dem Studium Positionen mit Verantwortung zu füllen. Besonders die Führung interkultureller Teams ist ein geeignetes Arbeitsgebiet. Haben Sie zusätzlich den Master of Science der University of Chester erworben, sind Sie – je nach gewähltem Schwerpunkt – als ausgebildeter Spezialist auch bestens für das International Marketing Management, International Finance and Controlling sowie International Taxation and Accounting qualifiziert.

Zudem besteht die Möglichkeit, nach dem Abschluss ein Promotionsstudium aufzunehmen.

Our Master’s program in International Business Management (M.A.) not only provides you with sound theoretical knowledge but is also highly relevant to practical applications. You’ll benefit from continual exposure to everyday professional practice and have the opportunity to gain some initial experience, including through project work in the Social Entrepreneurship and Digital Innovation modules. Additional case studies in the Strategic Financial Management and Financial Risk Management modules provide you with an opportunity to put your knowledge into practice, and the practical side of the study program is rounded off with guest lectures and excursions to support your studies.

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