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Study programmes International Business & Leadership - Master | Fast Track

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International Business & Leadership | Fast Track
Master of Arts

Your competence booster for international management.

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Your contact for this study programme

Karin Zimmermann

You want to be a leader?

Companies around the world are looking for experts with a global mindset, management skills and leadership qualities. The Fast Track International Business & Leadership Master's programme is aimed at young professionals who want to work in precisely these management positions in international enterprises.  

We give you a modern and interdisciplinary teaching.

Through the interdisciplinary approach of the Master's programme, social, intercultural and leadership skills are integrated so that graduates achieve a sound and holistic management education. Topics such as Strategic Marketing, Change Management as well as global strategies for Human Resources and Business Development are included in the programme and provide a modern insight into contemporary management challenges. In addition, we prepare you for your professional career within the scope of various courses, practiceoriented events and interdisciplinary projects. 
Through cooperation with companies or involvement in research projects and colloquia, you will be able to apply your knowledge directly.  

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


Duration of Study

3 Semester

Start Date

summer or winter semester

Admission Requirements

You have a management-related Bachelor?

  • 3,5 yrs. (210 ECTS)
  • OR 3 yrs. (180 ECTS) + management experiences of at least 12 month

You have a non-management-related Bachelor?

  • 3,5 yrs. (210 ECTS) + management experiences of at least 6 month
  • OR 3 yrs. (180 ECTS) + management experiences of at least 18 month

Proof of sufficient English language skills. We accept TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAE, CPE or equivalent OR confirmation of your former university / school that English was the medium of instruction of your course.

Please apply online via application form on our website. We will evaluate your eligibility and invite you for an interview.

Languages English

Practical phase with at least 375 working hours, in the second and third semester.

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 Fast Track "International Business & Leadership" Master’s programme 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: 

1st semesterInternational Business Development & Digital Intelligence
Global Markets & Finance 
Leading Intercultural Workforce
Case Study: Business Development or Leading Challenge
Corporate Governance & Business Ethics
Global HR-Management
2nd semester Change Management 
Strategic Marketing Management
Contracting & Negotiation 
Academic Paper Design & Writing 
Internship (250 Hours workload)
3rd semesterInternship (125 Hours workload) 
Master Thesis



Career Perspectives

Through the competence booster to an international career

With our Master's Degree in International Business & Leadership, 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.

Please apply online via application form on our website. We will evaluate your eligibility and invite you for an interview.



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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