International Management

  • Certificate

    Certificate with 5 ECTS

  • Type of study

    Module of the Berlin MBA

  • Seminar duration

    40 contact hours

  • Seminar schedule

    Friday evening until Sunday

    06. - 08. September 2024
    08. - 10. November 2024

  • Language of instruction


  • Tuition fee

    1.500 Euro

Our certificate programmes present you with a subject area that provides a perfect blend of academically-based teaching and practical knowledge from experts. These continuing professional development sessions run over several days, teaching you skills both for further personal development as well as for your next career step.

Seminar Content

This seminar aims to introduce you to relevant management theory and its managerial application.

Learning goals:

  • By the end of this seminar, students will be able to:
  • Assess environmental factors related to international business
  • Reflect on the complexity of cross-border business activities and the differences concerning governance/board structures
  • Apply basic tools of international market participation modes
  • Formulate strategic alternatives for firms engaged in international business

Topics of the seminar:

  • Introduction to international management
  • Globalization and environmental factors
  • Concepts and theories of international business
  • Market entry strategies such as joint ventures, franchising, foreign direct investment etc.
  • Cross-border M&As
  • International corporate governance
  • Case studies

Teaching Methods:

  • Interactive lectures (seminar style)
  • Homework (Readings: frameworks/tools)
  • Teamwork and presentations
  • Class Discussions

Combined assessment consisting of oral presentation (50%) and short term paper (50%)

Seminar Structure

The seminar has a scope of 40 attendance hours (plus preparation and follow-up time) and takes place on the following dates:

06. - 08. September 2024
08. - 10. November 2024

The seminar times are Fridays 6.00 pm - 9.15 pm and Saturday / Sunday 9 am -  5 pm.

The seminar will be held in English and in on-campus format at the BPS Schöneberg Campus.

Small group sizes guarantee an individual learning atmosphere and optimal supervision by the lecturers.

The seminar combines theory and practice in an optimal way. Professors, lecturers and external teaching staff of the Berlin MBA have hands-on management experience in leadership roles or have worked as consultants. The seminar styles of the classes encourage lively discussions and support rapid learning in subjects aligned with professional needs, and build on every students’ work experience


After completion of the seminar you will receive a certificate of attendance. Should you have successfully achieved the related module examination, you will receive a module certificate with a grade and proof of ECTS credit points.


It is possible to have these ECTS credit points recognised within the MBA programme, provided that you fulfill the admission requirements. In this case the seminar fees already paid will be credited against the first instalment of the tuition fee.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee amounts to 1.500 Euro (incl. materials).

For vocational further trainings, tuition fees are normally tax deductible. Travel and accommodation costs must be paid by the participants.

A recognition of the seminar as educational leave is usually possible.


If you are interested in taking part in our Management Seminar, please register by 26.08.2024 by completing the registration form: Registration form

Please send the registration form by E-Mail: bps-mbapart(at)