MBA in International Management (MBA)

The MBA study course, developed internationally and in such a way so as to enable simultaneous work and learning, will enable you over the course of a compact study period of just three semesters, including the master's thesis, to combine modern management knowledge with proven problem solving techniques in order to use them successfully and routinely in daily business. Having successfully graduated the MBA course, you will be professionally and personally be able to lead international teams, manage international projects and take over leadership tasks in mid- and upper-level management.

Programme overview

MBA in International Management (MBA)

Study diploma: Master of Business Administration (MBA), degree from a renowned state University, near Oxford/ London (UK)
Study field: International Management / Global Business
Enrollment: 2 intakes per year: Summer term May /Winter term November
Duration of study: 3 semesters incl. Master Thesis (only 12 months presence necessary)

Location: IMC Campus in Ventura Tower (Eschborn, Frankfurt; Germany)
Study group: Small (up to 24 students)
Lecture language: English
Workload: 180 CATS Credit points / 90 ECTS
Tuition fee: € 21.950* (advance payment) / € 22,600* (payment in instalments) *registration and examination fees apply

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Accreditation and distinctions: The prestigious British university (near Oxford / London), founded in 1893, is accredited by QAA (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education), is in accordance with German Minister of Education Conference (KMK) with H + University status – and was recently awarded the Silver Award for “Excellence in learning and teaching in higher education “(TEF).

Ask for more information about our exclusive Business Experience Package (optional). Seize the chance to gain relevant professional experience and discover German Management Secrets in thrilling internships or real-life case studies.
This unique package ensures that you make the most out of your time in Germany. Exemplary contents:

• Cultural Integration Seminars
• Personal Coaching Sessions
• Work Experience opportunities
• Join our real-life case studies for international companies and present in front of successful managers
• Find an internship or a working student opportunity in our company network
• Networking Support in exciting events
• Application training
…and more

Highlights of the MBA course

The international MBA study course covers eight lecture modules, encompassing a total of three semesters, including the MBA thesis. The study course is delivered in the form of compact modules at the IMC Campus in the modern Ventura Tower. Small groups enable a close relationship to lecturers and colleagues enabling a modern study on the highest management level.

In course of exciting lectures, workshops and selected case studies, the requirements and success factors in international management are handled and analysed. Scientifically-founded practical knowledge is provided in a compact and application-oriented form.

A further highlight of the study course is individual assistance by a certified business coach, who will always accompany you as an expert for individual questions related to your career development.

Course contents

1st Semester

Module 1: International Management of Finance
  • Impact of globalisation and internationalisation on organisations from a financial management perspective.
  • Compare and contrast financial instruments used by organisations in an international context and multinational corporations to minimise risk and maximise shareholder returns.
  • Concepts and theories relating to an entity’s expansion to develop multinational corporations including their the financial, ethical and social implications as well as risks.
  • Global reporting of financial information and their harmonization
Module 2: Marketing Strategy in an ‘Always On’ World
  • What is marketing, how can marketing ‘add value’?
  • The marketing planning process within commercial and non-for-profit organisations, including the use of appropriate research techniques to understand buyer behaviour and the customer journey, identify and analyse competitors, undertake external market analysis
  • Use of the research and analysis to develop marketing strategy, with special attention to internal analysis and differentiation, segmentation and targeting, the development of target customer profiles, branding and positioning for competitive advantage and the use of the marketing mix (7Ps) to communicate value
  • Briefing external marketing agencies to deliver the strategy and maximise customer/consumer engagement.
Module 3: Leading, Managing and Developing Talent
  • Talent management as a significant lever in achieving economic, social and cultural aspirations including definitions, models, complexities, implications
  • Managing contextual influences: changing nature of work and workplaces, jobs and roles, organisations and structures, flexibility, managing change, global/international influences as well as ethical influences
  • Alternative approaches to leadership e.g. situational leadership, coaching and mentoring
  • Human Resource Management: Definition, roles and responsibilities as well as contribution
Module 4: International Logistics and Operations Performance
  • International logistics and operations strategies including capacity and inventory management as well as measures of operational performance
  • Procurement and international supply chain management
  • Process design and performance management use of information technology: ERP, e-commerce & e-business
  • Quality Management and Improvement
  • Risk management and CSR (corporate social responsibility)

2nd Semester

Module 5: Strategic Leadership
  • Theories of leadership and leadership development
  • Cascading values and philosophy in order to achieve sustainable corporate success
  • Leadership in volatile and uncertain environments, in international settings, in multicultural contexts
  • Developing individual and team potential
  • Strategic decision making in practice (incl. stewardship versus entrepreneurship)
Module 6: Project Management
  • Project management as a way to systematically incorporate customers’ requirements, prioritising efforts and resolving trade-offs between time, cost and performance.
  • Managing project risks: identification and mitigation; objective and benefit achievement
  • Analytical and organisational principles underlying project management
  • Practical experience of key project management techniques and industry standard methodologies including PRINCE 2 and Microsoft Project.
Module 7: Organisational Resilience
  • Threat and risk analysis in various areas and different levels of planning
  • Security and Business continuity management and the creation of resilient supply chains
  • Capabilities to effectively counter wide-scale disruptions and risks while also maintaining alignment with strategic business objectives
  • Cyber security, social media risks and information assurance
  • Crisis management – stakeholders and public relations as well as internal management
Module 8: Digital Leadership in a World of Continuous Change
  • Identification and setting the right balance between a creative, unencumbered approach to innovation and entrepreneurship, whilst delivering a safe and secure approach to protecting company assets (people, information, assets)
  • Effectively anticipate, manage and respond in a dynamic and continuously disrupted global business environment supported by digital infrastructure.
  • Staying competitive by exploiting (emerging) digital capabilities: E-Commerce, Business intelligence (OSINT), Digital analytics, Big data, ‘The Internet of Things’, Business continuity and digital supply chains
  • Expressing ‘thought leadership’ and growing a positive, professional digital footprint

3rd Semester

Module Business Research Methods / Master Thesis

This is the final piece of work that you must complete to gain your MBA. It is a major piece of self-managed work, where the student must identify their own research question, set research objectives, gather and analyse appropriate literature, secondary and primary research to meet those objectives. You will be given a suitable competent supervisor in their subject who will be able to advise and guide the student through the process of completion through to submission.

To complete successfully, you must analyse and evaluate the theories and concepts around the chosen subject as well as show proficiency in the design and conduct of primary research and integrating any relevant secondary research undertaken.

Indicative content:

  • Self-management – time, planning, reflective learning
  • What is a Master Thesis?
  • Writing aims, objectives and research questions for task/projects to be investigated
  • Producing aims and objectives for own development
  • Analysis and evaluation of current relevant literature
  • Research methodology – selection, justification, design and evaluation
  • Ethics
  • Research methods – interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, observation, desk research
  • Data analysis and evaluation
  • Academic writing

Study diploma

After successful completion of the study course, you are entitled to hold the title of Master of Business Administration (MBA).

The MBA study course leads you to an internationally recognised, accredited university diploma issued by a renowned British University, founded in the year 1893 – recently with the Silver Award for Excellence in learning and teaching in higher education (TEF).

The official presentation of the diploma is a festive ceremony at the university near Oxford/ London in England. Participation is a very exclusive event and honours the performance of the annual MBA graduates.

MBA Studienabschluss

Admission requirements

Alternative 1:

You do have a Bachelor’s degree or diploma in economics from an officially recognized university (Anabin list).

Alternative 2:

You graduated from a non-business study. In this case you can also join the course after completing an additional preparatory course to understand the basics of economics (integrated in study time – no additional semester necessary. Additional fees apply).

In both alternatives:

  • Minimum 3.0 average mark of Bachelor’s degree/diploma
  • At least 240 ECTS from the first study or alternatively 210 ECTS in addition to relevant work experience (which is equal to 30 ECTS)
    • Work experience requirements for MBA:
      • Bachelor Study of 6 semesters require a minimum of 2 years work experience
      • Bachelor Study of 8 semesters require a minimum of 1 year work experience

If you have doubts about fulfilling these requirements, please send us your complete CV and academic transcript and we will check potential options for you.

  • English language requirements: A certification of your language skills is mandatory. There are different tests/certifications we accept e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge, Pearson and CAE. We require the following minimum scores:
    • IELTS: 6.0
    • TOEFL IBT: 80 Points
    • PTE Pearson Test of English (Academic): 56 points (51 points in each segment)
    • CAE Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (min. B grade overall)

If you don´t have test results documenting your English skills but any other relevant language experience or education (e.g. lived some years in the United States, the UK or any other English-speaking country) admission is also possible. In these cases special admission opportunities exist.

If you have questions concerning your application, we will be happy to support you. You can reach us to receive non-binding advice under 0049 69 17 32 69 414 or via WhatsApp on +49 151 – 68 15 81 92.


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