Master of Arts in International and European Business
The Master of Arts in International and European Business is a 90 ECTS-Master in Management, with a strong emphasis on International and European Management. The brochure of the master programme can be found here. A more detailled presentation of the master programme can be seen in this presentation.
Executives in today’s business world must understand the complexity of international business. They must be able to manage within an increasingly global environment, must identify global business opportunities and must compete against international competitors. Therefore, the programme (taught in English) is designed to teach the necessary methods, concepts and tools to manage international companies. It also helps to build intercultural awareness and soft skills necessary to being a successful and valuable member of a management team.
Depending on the specialisation that you choose in the optional module, you can develop the necessary skills to work in an executive position in marketing, general management, finance or controlling in any multinational company.
The master programme focuses on both European and international aspects of management. From a European perspective, the programme looks at the high-income markets in Western Europe as well as the fast growing countries in Eastern Europe. These countries are currently growing together to an economic region of more than 500 million inhabitants, integrating not only the EU, but also the EFTA and the neighbouring countries in a number of multilateral and bilateral agreements. From an international perspective, the programme studies topics such as the business opportunities and the particularities of management in the fast-growing regions of China, India or in the traditionally important market of the USA.
Within the Master of Arts in International and European Business, students can select from an interesting and wide base of courses. In addition to that, we offer a very high practice orientation. Students study in (intercultural) teams, we organise field trips to best-practice companies and to international institutions like the EU commission. We regularly host high-level executives and other external experts from international companies and organisations in our lectures and in conferences. For examples of such presentations, click here.
The core of the programme is the module "European and Global Business". Besides that, students have to choose one of nine optional modules. More detailed information on the core module as well as on the optional modules is available from the menu at the left. Some of the courses can be accredited to different modules.
As "Additional Courses", further master courses from one of the modules that has not been chosen as the optional module, or even courses which are not offered within the modules mentioned above, can be completed for up to 18 ECTS (those can include 9 credits chosen in any of the university's master's programmes). At total of at least 63 ECTS credits have to be collected from semester courses.
To finish the programme, a master thesis has to be written in English.
The language of instruction in the programme is English; however, a maximum of 18 ECTS can be obtained in French or German. This means that the course lists provided on this website are not complete. They contain examples. The full selection of master courses in Management, Economics, Social Sciences, Information Technology in French and German is also available for the master students for up to 18 ECTS (i.e. about 4 courses).
The access requirements to this consecutive Master are a Bachelor of Arts in Management, in Economics and Social Sciences, or in Information Systems or any university qualification judged to be equivalent. For holders of a different bachelor degree or in specific cases, a supplementary programme of up to 60 ECTS can be demanded. This supplementary programme is available in French, German or English.