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International Management

Master

Ready to take the next step in your career, and develop new skills that will drive you forward?

The Master’s programme in International Management is designed for ambitious professionals like you, who are ready to put in the work in order to conquer new goals.

Online Studies

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

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Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

Overview

Get started with an online Master's in International Management

The Master’s programme in International Management (MIM) aims to equip young professionals, who are at the early stages of their managerial career journey, with a unique set of skills and knowledge that will help them take their career forward.

Unlike with an MBA degree, you do not need to have work experience in a managerial position in order to start this programme, so it’s perfect for you if you’re looking for the right tool that will open doors and opportunities for you up the company ladder.

The International Management Master’s programme offers a combination of practical-focused teaching materials, real industry teaching experience and an emphasis on internationally-relevant skills and topics – all in order for you to graduate fully prepared to take on challenging managerial roles across the globe.

Your online degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Master of Arts (M.A.)
60 or 120 ECTS
Language: English
Study duration & extension
12 - 48 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time
Tuition fees
Starting from € 289 (US$ 303)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:05 AM (CET)
Accreditation
60 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1123121

120 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1123221c
Past education recognised
Save time and earn your degree faster by having your previous achievements/experience recognised
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Versatile & Innovative

Your digital learning journey with personal support!

Top-Level Education

First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96 %

Study contents

Online course overview

Learn about the challenges and opportunities facing international businesses, and develop the unique set of skills needed to lead teams towards success, regardless of industry or sector. During your studies for an online Master’s degree in International Management (MIM), you’ll have the chance to specialise in a wide range of topics, from product development to corporate finance. Take control of your career and future, and prepare yourself for a successful transition to a management position.

The order of courses presented below is for the online studies model of this programme.

Semester 1
ModuleECTS

Managing Across Borders  

5

Advanced Research Methods

5

Intercultural Management  

5

Strategic Management  

5

Leadership  

5

Business Ethics and Corporate Governance 

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS

Seminar: Current Issues in International Management 

5

M.I.M. Electives (Choose 1)

10

Master Thesis & Colloquium 

15

Electives overview

Elective A

In your 2nd semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS

Sales, Pricing and Brand Management

10

Corporate Finance and Investment

10

IT Project and Architecture Management

10

Manufacturing Methods Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things

10

Artificial Intelligence

10

Data Science and Analytics

10

Supply Chain and Sourcing Management

10

Consumer Behaviour and Research

10

Advanced Management Accounting & Control

10

IT Governance and Service Management

10

Product Development and Design Thinking

10

Big Data

10

Advanced Robotics 4.0

10

Salesforce Consultant Specialization

10

Salesforce Sales Specialization

10

Semester 1
ModuleECTS

Managing Across Borders  

5

Advanced Research Methods  

5

Intercultural Management  

5

Performance Measurement 

5

Applied Statistics 

5

Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

5

Semester 2
ModuleECTS

Leadership

5

International Marketing 

5

Negotiation

5

International Financial Management 

5

International Financial Accounting 

5

Seminar: International Human Resource Management 

5

Semester 3
ModuleECTS

Strategic Management

5

Seminar: Current Issues in International Management 

5

M.I.M Electives (Choose 2) 

20

Semester 4
ModuleECTS

Master Thesis & Colloquium

30

Electives overview

Elective A

In your 3rd semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS

Sales, Pricing and Brand Management

10

Corporate Finance and Investment

10

IT Project and Architecture Management

10

Manufacturing Methods Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things

10

Artificial Intelligence

10

Data Science and Analytics

10

Supply Chain and Sourcing Management

10

Consumer Behaviour and Research

10

Advanced Management Accounting & Control

10

IT Governance and Service Management

10

Product Development and Design Thinking

10

Big Data

10

Advanced Robotics 4.0

10

Salesforce Consultant Specialization

10

Sales Management

10

Internship

10

Admission

Entry requirements

How To Start Your Degree with the Online Degree Saver Programme:

Once you've enrolled and started on your studies, you'll have access to a part of your courses, based on the time model you choose. You will be registered as a student only after 50% of the total ECTS have been successfully completed. Then you will gain access to the rest of your courses, and will be able to finish your degree.

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German, if they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here.

General admission requirements
  • Completed undergraduate degree from a public or officially recognised university/higher education institution in economics
  • For 60-ECTS programmes, you will need to have already acquired 240 ECTS points. 
  • For 120-ECTS programmes, you will need to have 180 ECTS points.  
  • At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous education. 
Further admission opportunities

Work experience 

For the 60 ECTS programme: 

Depending on your previous education, the following entry options are applicable for the 60-ECTS Master’s degree

  • undergraduate degree with 210 ECTS: you can bridge the gap of 30 ECTS with the proof of one year qualified work experience 
  • undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS: you can bridge the gap of 60 ECTS with the proof of two years qualified work experience 

Recognition of knowledge and abilities acquired outside of higher education is possible in principle. 

Is your undergraduate degree not in the required subject field for this programme's 120 ECTS points variation admission requirements? You can still apply! You'll have to take 2 specific courses at the start of your studies, and pass them successfully in order to continue with your studies. That way, you don't have to take an entrance examination, and can prove your skills while earning ECTS points as part of your studies. 

English language skills

At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international work market. Therefore, we ask you to provide us with a proof of your English language skills. 

Is English your native language or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language skills. 

You can prove your English skills with an English B2 level certificate (no older than 5 years). Don’t have this at hand? No problem! You can quickly get your English certified with Duolingo. 

  • Take the online test in just 45 to 60 minutes 
  • Receive your certified results within 2 days 
  • Save valuable money and time 

Find out if the Duolingo test is suitable for you. Click here to try it for free. In order to be accepted to your study programme, a minimum of 95 points in the Duolingo exam is required. 

Did you take the test and not get the 95 points required? Don’t worry! We’re offering a free English course. By successfully completing the course in 3 months, you'll prove that you have the required level of English proficiency.

We also accept the following English language skills certificates: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points) or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6) or 
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B) or 
  • Equivalent proof, such as a B2.2 Certificate from the free IU English course - further information can be requested from our student advisors.* 

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years.
*Please note that course isn't accepted as a language certificate for on campus study programmes

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

Careers

Your International Management career outlook

Graduate with a degree that will take you into middle management or executive positions. The international focus of this programme and expertise will prepare you with what you need to face any challenge in business. No matter your major, you will head into great management roles internationally.

With a Master’s degree in International Management, you’ll enjoy increased chances of advancing to a management role, whether in your current place of employment or elsewhere. Our focus on internationality and practical work skills will provide you with a strong foundation for taking on a wide range of managerial opportunities, such as:

Project Manager

Project managers are the supervisors responsible for the smooth operation of a wide range of business events. From product launches to website re-launches and business units re-structuring, as a project manager you’ll be charged with planning, implementing and budgeting projects all the way until completion. This role requires strong communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail and an ability to look at the big picture while dealing with different departments and demands.

Change Manager

When companies look to optimise their performance, implement new business strategies or change the way they operate entirely, they often call upon the services of external or in-house change managers. As a change manager, you’ll help stakeholders plan, orchestrate and analyse the areas in which change is required, and support teams during transitional periods.

Brand Manager

Brand management is an important aspect of business operations, that is now being recognised more and more. As a result, demand for creative and internationally-oriented brand managers is on a constant rise. As a brand manager, you’ll be responsible to develop, manage and improve a company’s brand, commercial identity and public image. It’s an exciting role, with the opportunity to see far-reaching, significant results, and be involved in a company’s growth as a leading and driving force.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • In both my passion and my career, the skills and competencies I learned at IU have made a big difference.

    Zena Massaad

    Online student, Syria

  • The degree programme at IU is an excellent preparation for students seeking a career as an investment banker.

    Benjamin Mehran

    Graduate, Iran

  • Studying in English and another foreign language makes employers sit up and take note!

    Sven Regling

    Graduate, Germany

Personal counselling

Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors. You can also find information about the application process under our Become a Student page.

Tuition fees

Online study model & fees for your Master degree in International Management

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.

Full-Time

Duration 12 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

US$ 782
US$ 662 /mth* Apply now
* € 629 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time I

Duration 18 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

US$ 594
US$ 514 /mth* Apply now
* € 489 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time II

Duration 24 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

US$ 490
US$ 430 /mth* Apply now
* € 409 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)
Additional charges

Full-Time

Duration 24 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

US$ 563
US$ 503 /mth* Apply now
* € 479 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time I

Duration 36 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

US$ 417
US$ 377 /mth* Apply now
* € 359 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time II

Duration 48 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

US$ 333
US$ 303 /mth* Apply now
* € 289 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)
Additional charges

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Free 4-week trial
  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through IU LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, and complete your studies at IU sooner.

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment. Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.