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 IU 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.
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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
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 IU 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!
One study programme, three cities, countless experiences
In selected master programmes IU offers you the chance to switch during your studies between the German and Irish campus locations Dublin, Berlin and Bad Honnef.
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 IU?
International campus with students and professors from more than 85 nations
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
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:
Finance & Accounting 1,2
Health Care 1,2
Human Resources 1,2
IT Management 1,2
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 IU and qualify yourself for attractive jobs in the globalised business world.
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
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.
The first semester is for your expanding specialisation in your chosen programme.
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.
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)
Low drop-out rate:
At German state universities the drop-out rates for international students averages 40%. This compares to a success ratio at IU of >90%. Our success reflects our commitment to taking care of our students, small class sizes and motivating professors who personally know their students.