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Study programmes International Business & Leadership M.A.

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Master in International Business & Leadership
Master of Arts

Your competence booster for future management tasks

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Your contact for this study programme

Karin Zimmermann

Your way to the upper management levels of the international market.

The Master's programme is a very good choice for you if you want to ...

  • would like to expand your leadership skills after your Bachelor's degree
  • would like to advance to an international management position
  • are looking for a Master's programme with innovative contents in management and personnel management
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Your contact for this study programme

Karin Zimmermann

  • Overview
All facts at a glance
Degree Master of Arts (M. A.)
Credit Points

120 ECTS

Duration of Study

4 Semester

Start Date

summer or winter semester

Admission Requirements
  • Three-year Bachelor's programme
  • Basic understanding of economics proven by modules in previous studies
  • Proven very good knowledge of English. We accept TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAE, CPE, Duolingo 95 or similar OR confirmation of your former university / school that English was the medium of instruction of your course
Languages English

6-month internship abroad (students who have had at least 6 months of relevant qualified work experience abroad prior to the start of the Master's can be exempted from the internship abroad upon application and acquire the degree after three semesters)

International Experience

Semester abroad or internship abroad

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are as follows:  

for EU/EEA students4,080 € per Semester
for non-EU/non-EEA students 5.400 € per semester

This amount is fixed for the entire duration of the degree programme. In addition, an enrolment fee of 500 € for EU/EEA students or 900 € for non-EU/non-EEA students is to be paid once at the start of the programme.





Content, Objective and Course Structure

Success through key competences - with the Master's programme

The Master's programme "International Business & Leadership" at the Dresden School of Management  is aimed at ambitious personalities who want to assume a future leading position in international companies. The concept of our Master's programme aims to develop relevant key competences and to impart essential areas of innovative personnel and corporate management.

Each semester covers the following topics:

Leadership Skills (1st semester)

In the first semester, management competencies are developed according to our innovative teaching and learning concept CORE ("Competence Oriented Research and Education") according to the needs of the market, focusing on evaluating the economic challenges of companies in the context of global trends, identifying future markets and their opportunities and developing business models including financing. In addition, the first semester focuses on understanding the importance of leadership activities in line with corporate culture, developing and applying relevant competencies.

Application of Leadership Tasks (2nd semester)

In the second semester, these leadership competencies are applied to the specific leadership tasks. The topics that are particularly challenging for managers are: the search for, development and retention of talents in Strategic Human Resource Management. To design new working models, to develop teams and their performance and also to consider cultural and ethical aspects when leading employees. The contents of the modules are applied in the development of concepts. The development of personal and social action competences is promoted in the Contracting & Negotiation module, which particularly reflects the intercultural context. Academic Paper Design & Writing develops competences in scientific methods and thus academic thinking. 

Going International (3rd semester)

In the third semester, the focus is on internationality. During an internship abroad or a semester abroad you can prove your acquired skills in an intercultural context.

In-Depth-Experience (4th semester)

The last semester begins with an online research module "Analysing International Management", followed by the Master's thesis, which is ideally linked to a question from business practice.

Career Perspectives

Through the competence booster to an international career

With our Master's degree, all career paths are open to you. The innovative management strategies and leadership concepts prepare you optimally for the future challenges in a management position.

Master graduates can count on very interesting fields of activity, especially in senior management. In such positions at the top of the company, leadership ability and key competencies are essential. In an international context, qualified managers therefore have the best future and career prospects.

In addition, with the degree "Master of Arts (M.A.)" you create the best conditions for an academic career in teaching and research.

Here you can see some possible career prospects:

  • International Business Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Manager
  • Manager International Marketing
  • Intercultural Management 
  • International Eventmanager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Managing Director/CEO
  • International Recruiting Manager
  • Global Supply Chain Manager
  • Key Account Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Quality Manager

What you need to bring with you - Admission requirements for the Master's programme

The Master's programme demands motivation and social competence from our students. With our unique CORE principle ("Competence Oriented Research and Education") we prepare you perfectly for your future management tasks.

The requirements:

  • 3-year Bachelor's degree from a recognised university
  • Basic understanding of economics proven by modules in previous studies
  • Good knowledge of English (we accept TOEFL, IELTS; TOEIC, CAE, CPE, Duolingo 95 or similar OR confirmation of your former university / school that English was the medium of instruction of your course)

Good to know

Our professors and lecturers

Dr. Hannes Antonschmidt

Head of study programme

Study Programme Director International Marketing Management & International Tourism & Event Management DUAL
Professor for Tourism with focus on Hotel Management
Telephone +49 351 407617-43 Send an email

Prof. Dr. Fanzaneh S. Zoghi


Professor Business Administration and Head of study programme Business Psychology
Room 300
Georgenstraße 7 7
Telephone +49 351 407617-53 Send an email

Jana Müller-Nestmann


Language Center
Telephone +49 351 407617-40 Send an email

Ralph Schuhmann


Emeritus / Ernst Abbe University in Jena & Research Director / Contractual Management Institute of the SRH University Berlin.
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Questions about the programme? Contact us.

Study Advisor

Karin Zimmermann

Director Dresden School of Management

Telephone +49 351 407617-70 Send an email

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