Optional modules Master of Arts in International and European Business 

In addition to the core module, you have to choose one optional module out of nine. In this optional module, you have to reach at least 18 ECTS (i.e. take about 4 courses).

Some of the courses in the optional modules that are offered regularly are listed below. Here, only a selection of courses in English language are listed, however, additional courses, also in German or French, are offered. For the whole list of courses, please check the department’s website (see: Modules and courses for the Master in International and European Business). In addition, the University of Fribourg cooperates in the BeNeFri-network with the neighbouring universities of Berne and Neuchatel. Courses from their course lists can also be taken and can – after permission by the programme responsibles – be accredited towards the optional modules. 

Following is the list of the optional modules for the Master of Arts in International and European Business with a selection of recommended courses:

Strategy (STR)

  • Case studies in International Strategy
  • Strategic Value Creation
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Microeconomics of Competitiveness

Innovation & Entrepreneurship (INNO-ENT)

  • Advanced Seminar in International and European Business
  • Management of Innovation
  • Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship
  • Transnational Corporations in Global Society
  • Advanced Entrepreneurship

Organisation and Human Ressource Management (OHRM) 

  • Intercultural Management
  • Organization Behavior
  • Strategisches Human Ressource Management
  • Organisational Change and Crisis Management in Nonprofit Organisations

Marketing (MAR) 

  • Marketing Strategy
  • International Retail Management
  • Marketing interculturel
  • International Services Marketing
  • European Marketing

Finance (FIN) 

  • International Finance
  • Asset Management
  • Risk Management and Financial Derivatives
  • International Taxation

Accounting and Control (ACC) 

  • International Accounting Standards
  • Advanced Group Accounting
  • Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Management control systems

Nonprofit Management/Sustainability (NPO-SUST) 

  • Marketing Durable
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Sustainable Globalization
  • Organisational Change and Crisis Management in Nonprofit Organisations

Managing Digitalization (DIG)

  • Digital Commerce in B2C and B2B Markets
  • Digitalization and Information Systems
  • Digital Marketing Communication

Data Analytics (DAT)

  • Databases
  • Big Data Methods
  • Machine Learning with Python
  • Policy and Impact Evaluation