Master International Business Management

  • Degree

    Master of Science (M.Sc.)

  • Type of Study

    full-time

  • Standard period of study

    15 months

  • Programme start

    September

  • Credits (ECTS)

    90

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Number of places

    25

  • Admission requirements

    completed undergraduate degree, a minimum of one year of relevant work experience, very good knowledge of English

  • Application period

    from 1 December

  • Tuition fees

    14.500 Euro

  • Accredited by

    FIBAA

Master International Business Management – step onto an international stage

The Master in International Business Management qualifies you for management positions in international companies and organisations. You will focus on project management and applications, acquiring both strategic as well as operational skills.
The BPS MIBMA offers you:

  • Profound knowledge of concepts, theories and applications of business administration
  • An interdisciplinary understanding of international management
  • The option to specialise in International Management or Digital Business Management & Leadership
  • A dedicated Career Service and a strong network

Programme Structure

The Master in International Business Management begins in September annually and runs over the course of 15 months. The full-time programme is divided into three sections:

  • Phase 1: You learn and build upon fundamental concepts, theories and applications of business administration. You will develop an essential understanding of international management
  • Phase 2: Through the elective modules, you will specialise in International Management (incl. a one-week study trip to London) or in Digital Business Management & Leadership
  • Phase 3: Your master's thesis

Programme Content

The Master in International Business Management tackles current topics in international management as well as practical issues in global companies. In addition to traditional management skills, you learn new ways of shaping business models and value chains, marketing products and services, and new management styles. A modern mix of methodological teaching approaches and the integration of practical projects. This enables you to develop the ability to apply your knowledge to international issues in a creative, solution-based manner.
Specialisation in Digital Business Management & Leadership prepares you for leadership roles in the era of digitalisation. An international digital business safari takes you right through Berlin, a hotspot of this industry. You will witness the countless facets and opportunities this industry has to offer first-hand.
By focussing on International Management, you extend and broaden your knowledge in areas such as project management, media marketing and entrepreneurship. Incorporated into this is a one-week study trip to Kingston Business School in London.
We will also discuss objectives, structure and typical interview questions and you will practice in plenary assemblies or small groups.

Download the Curriculum here

It was important for me to study somewhere where people of different cultures, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds come together, where I would have the opportunity to broaden my perspectives and interact with people differ

Leif Erik Kleivene, M.Sc. (Analyst at Lipis Advisors)
  • Completed university degree
  • At least one years’ professional experience following the primary university degree
  • very good knowledge of English (minimum scores - TOEFL: cbt 213 points or ibt 79 points; IELTS: 6.5 points)

Each year, applications are accepted from 1 December. We recommend applying early as admissions are made on a rolling basis depending on suitability. 25 places are assigned annually for the programme start in September.

If you meet the entry requirements and are interested in applying for the Master International Business Management please use our online application tool:

HWR Online Application Tool

You will be asked to upload the following documents during the application process:

  • copy of your undergraduate university degree and transcript of records
  • proof of work experience (e.g. reference letters)
  • proof of English skills (certification must be less than three years old)
  • curriculum Vitae / resume, preferably in "europass"
  • letter of motivation explaining your choice of programme
  • copy of your passport or ID
  • Non-EU-citizen: proof of three years undergraduate degree

Please submit formally certified copies only.

Certificates and other documents which are not in English nor in German must be translated into one of these languages. Translations must be formally certified and attached to the documents.

If you are applying from a non-European country, you will need to allow for the time to have your visa processed (approx. 4-6 months).

Tuition fees - an investment in your future

The tuition fee for the Master International Business Management is 14.500 Euro.
This includes:

  • All study costs, from matriculation to modules and teaching materials, right through to exam charges
  • Career Service and events

We offer a range of financing options, which you can view in the schedule of fees. We would be happy to advise you personally!

Schedule of fees to Download

Over 3000 alumni from more than 30 nations, and another 200 students joining annually. That is the worldwide Berlin Professional School alumni network, consisting of specialists from infinite industries and companies. As part of this international community, you will gain access to BPS alumni groups on XING and LinkedIn.
You will also automatically receive invitations to BPS alumni events including our homecoming event or the X-Mas Punch.

You have studied at the Berlin Professional School or at the IMB Institute of Management or the Institute of Distance Learning at HWR Berlin? Then you can register for our Alumni Network here.

On graduating from BPS, you’re drawing a new hand of cards for your career. Yet we understand that questions about reorientation, career strategies and development are almost as important as the study programme itself.

We want to support you in identifying your career goals and efficiently pursuing them by providing you personal, confidential advice. Through one-to-one conversations, we will work together to develop measures to guide you in practically implementing your goals, both during your studies and beyond.

We teach you how to structure and put together professional applications, both in a domestic and international context. You will be given individual feedback on the application documents submitted beforehand and learn how to improve them.
We will also discuss objectives, structure and typical questions in interviews and you will practice in plenary assemblies or small groups.

Your CV is the core of your application. The Career Service actively supports you through application processes with a complimentary CV check. Together, we will make your strengths and experience truly stand out.

During Graduate Talks yesterday's graduates show today's students the opportunities they could have tomorrow.
Through these talks, you will get to know companies from different industries and receive first-hand tips on how to successfully launch your career in Germany.
The participating graduates have either found their feet in the vibrant Berlin start-up scene or in large companies. Montredo, idealo, Blacklane, Delivery Hero, Bombardier, Zalando and Vodafone are among those represented.

By virtue of a varied programme of company visits, you will gain insight into the everyday management life during your studies. Not only do company visits form an integral part of the course, they also provide the opportunity to gain a first-hand impression of a company. You will meet company representatives in person.

Have you ever imagined that an employer would want to introduce themselves to you? Even if it’s not something often verbalised, company presentations like to demonstrate how attractive they are as an employer to businesses via projects and presentations.
Studying at the BPS makes it crystal clear that you want more. Graduating proves that you can do more. This combination of desire and expertise will make you sought-after by any company. And now, you can see how interesting our partner companies are.