International Business & Intercultural Management (M.A.)

Programme Structure

Our MA International Business & Intercultural Management (MIBIM) comprises three major stages:

Semester 1 provides participants with ageneral introduction stage, during which our students refresh and further their current level of subject knowledge. Students gain sound insights into internal and external business environments. They will further deepen their knowledge on internal company processes, specifically in human resource management, international management and financial analysis. Intercultural communication will be thoroughly addressed during this stage, as it remains a major challenge in corporate entities.

Semester 2offersadvanced studies in intercultural management and sustainability. Taking a cross-disciplinary approach, this phaseprovides an opportunity to broaden the participants’ expertise in regard to leadership and strategic marketing. In addition, students will gain competencies in sustainable economic development, sustainable financial systems and sustainable management.

Semester 3is theMaster Thesis stage,which requires in-depth empirical research in the student’s chosen area. Ideally, the thesis is based on real situations in conjunction with international companies or organisations. During the first two semesters, this programme offers you various courses on quantitative and qualitative research, which will prepare you for this stage.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching and learning on the master program (MIBIM) are based on three key components:

Students experience a period ofintensive independent study. This allows them to progress at a speed suited to their individual needs and to work on their own initiative in areas of interest and value to them. Some more specific objectives of this approach are:

  • to introduce the students to the techniques of researching, organising and presenting the results of their work,
  • to stimulate critical thinking and logical analysis,
  • to develop a sense of responsibility for attaining their goals,
  • and to increase and foster consciousness for sustainability issues.

The course content is founded on a sound theoretical basis and includesexperience-based and hands-on forms of learningsuch as case studies, project work and role-plays.

Atutorial support serviceis offered for students on both an individual and a group basis.