MIBIM/MITM Admission Requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied to gain admission into the following Master of Arts programmes at the Faculty of International Business:

Academic Requirements:

An excellent or good first degree in Business Studies or in a business-related discipline (210 ECTS* credits and a German average grade of 2.5 or better or an equivalent international qualification). At least 50% of the Bachelor courses need to be related to business (Management, Economics, Finance, Controlling, Marketing).

The admission process will be based on the first degree/BA degree. Master degrees will not be taken into consideration.

Applicants holding a degree with only 180 ECTS have the opportunity to obtain the missing 30 ECTS during the Master Programme by attending additional subjects offered by the Faculty of International Business.

*ECTS = European Credit Transfer System

Language Requirements:

The programme is completely taught in English. In order to assure a high quality of English in the Master course, applicants are required to proof a high proficiency in English by one of the following certifications:

  • IELTS min. 6.0 overall band score
  • TOEFL internet based test min. 75 points (Heilbronn University's TOEFL code is 2751) 
  • Cambridge CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) min. 170 Level B2
  • Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) min. C2
  • Oxford Test of English (OTE) min. CEFR B2 in all modules - Heilbronn University is an approved test center for the OTE.  Find out more here: https://www.hs-heilbronn.de/ote

Only the certificates mentioned above will be accepted.  Bachelor's degrees taught entirely in English and certificates issued by universities will not be accepted. 

Only native speakers of English are exempt from this requirement. A native speaker is considered to be someone who was raised in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK, or USA.

Desirable Experiences:

If their first degree meets the entry requirements, applicants who have been trained in course-related jobs or have successfully studied abroad may receive bonus points for:

  • Work experience, preferably in course-related areas
  • International experience - working or studying abroad as part of your Bachelor's programme

The bonus points may facilitate the admission to the Master Programme.

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