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  • Course description
    Master in Business Studies for Non-Business Graduates.

    • Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
    • Semester: 3
    • ECTS: 60 ECTS
    • Course language: English
    • Study type: full-time, on campus
    • Intake: Spring & Autumn
    • Campus: Berlin, Bad Honnef, Dublin


    Business Master for Non-Business Graduates

    Do you have a university degree in a non-business subject, and would like to pursue a career in management? Then you are also welcome at the IUBH as a career changer.

    The Master in International Management for Non-Business Graduates is non-consecutive, that is, it does not necessarily follow on from previous studies in economics. The programme is specially designed for people who would like to acquire fundamental knowledge of business administration and international management – with the objective of qualifying for a position in senior management.

    Facts & Figures
    Business Studies for Non-Business Graduates


    M.A. Internationales Aviation Management
    M.A. Internationales Finance & Accounting
    M.A. Internationales Health Care Management
    M.A. Internationales Hospitality Management
    M.A. Internationales Human Resource Management
    M.A. Internationales Marketing Management
    M.A. IT Management

    Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
    Duration: 1 semester preparation courses (30 ECTS) plus 2 semesters Master programme (1 semester study + 1 semester Master thesis)
    Credits: 60 ECTS
    Language: English
    Type of study: full-time
    Campus: Bad Honnef, Berlin, Dublin
    Intake: Spring & Autumn*

    *Dublin: first intake Autumn 2018

    Leverage the Study&Work advantage

    On selected master programmes you have the chance to take part in our Study&Work Programme in Dublin. Within this programme you combine practice-oriented coursework with practical experience on the job. We actively support you in finding an employer to help you gain hands-on experience during your studies. Study at IUBH in Dublin and finance your tuition fee up to 100% by working for one of our partners. Check out our study courses and campus locations!

    Multi Campus
    One study programme, three cities, countless experiences

    In selected master programmes IUBH offers you the chance to switch during your studies between the German and Irish campus locations Dublin, Berlin and Bad Honnef.

    Your advantages

        Gain priceless experiences abroad
        Expand your network with international contacts
        No additional fees
        A switch is possible every semester (at the end of each semester)


        You are a full-time student
        Your study programme is offered at your preferred campus location

    Why should I study at IUBH?

        International campus with students and professors from more than 85 nations
        Practical orientation
        High degree of practical relevance through guest speakers, company presentations, corporate projects and field trips
        Lectures in English and intensive exchanges with professors and fellow students
        Top-class network of industry contacts for careers at home and abroad
        Small groups
        Instruction in small groups given by lecturers with track records of practical experience
        You may choose from different specialisations
        Unique study programme with a high rate of recognition in the industry
        Academic knowledge is consistently taught in case studies, project work and applied research projects

    Set your personal focus

    Focus on the important things - get your degree at top-speed with the Master International Management for Non-Business Graduates:

        Aviation 1,2
        Finance & Accounting 1,2
        Health Care 1,2
        Hospitality 1,2
        Human Resources 1,2
        IT Management 1,2
        Marketing 1,2,3

    1 Campus Bad Honnef 2 Campus Berlin 3 Campus Dublin

    What are the professional prospects in International Management?

    The Master in International Management opens up many opportunities. The world of business is at your feet – whether you want to work in banks, management consultancies, major groups or small and medium-sized enterprises.

    Once you have graduated, you will in future be able to work in top management positions in the fields of Marketing, Sales, Accounting, Financing and Controlling or also in Human Resource, Customer Service and Public Relations. Complete your Master at the IUBH and qualify yourself for attractive jobs in the globalised business world

    Course Content:

    International Management · for Non-Business Graduates

    The Master's programme will train you to become an executive with management functions in three semesters – ideal preparation for your career: 

        Your studies will be as practice-oriented as possible
        You will expand your knowledge in the important fundamentals of business administration
        You will train your soft skills, such as communication or intercultural competence

    Step-by-step to your Master's degree

        Preparation semester
        In the preparatory semester, you focus on classical business administration content:
        > Marketing strategy and planning
        > Financial Accounting
        > Principles of Human Resource Management
        > Methods of statistics
        > Intercultural Communication

        This semester provides you with ideal preparation for the business content in the subsequent semesters of your Master's programme. Here you can become acquainted with your later specialisations.
        After you have successfully completed the preparatory semester, you are well prepared for the subsequent two-semester Master's programme in International Management.

        First semester
        The first semester is for your expanding specialisation in your chosen programme.

        Second semester
        In this semester you complete your studies by writing your Master's thesis. The thesis is written under the expert supervision of professors and lecturers as an independent scientific paper for solving a management task.

    The courses are held in lecture and seminar format. There are about 30 students per class – this encourages dialogue between professors and students.

    Admission Requirements:

    Prerequisites for admission to the Master Business Studies for Non-Business Graduates (60 ECTS) programme:
    Master Business Studies for Non-Business Graduates 60 ECTS
    Preliminary studies: Bachelor´s degree  (180 ECTS)     
    Final grade: Minimum grade point average of 3.0 according to the German grading system
    Language skills: English, academic IELTS 6.0/ TOEFL IBT 80 points/ PTE 56 points (51 points in each component)

    Practical approach

    Our professors and lecturers attach great importance to a close link between theory and practice. After all, most of them gained experience at international level themselves – and would also like to pass this on, for example through:

    •     case studies, projects and internships
    •     field trips to well-known companies
    •     dialogues with recognised business leaders within the framework of regular IUBH Business Talks

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