International Management

Hochschule Fresenius
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semester(s)
North Rhine-Westphalia
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As globalization eradicates borders and digitalization prompts industries and societies to form closer and more fluid networks, a management mindset is becoming increasingly valuable, regardless of discipline. Musicians want to strategically plan releases, pharmacists need to consider entering foreign markets, and doctors are asked to manage budgets. In this market, experts are those who combine in-depth knowledge of their industry with intercultural leadership skills, an understanding of organizational processes, and the ability to think economically, dynamically and based on solutions.

If you want to become one of these experts but did not gain specialized economic expertise through your Bachelor’s study program, the Master’s program in International Management (M.A.) (for Non-Business Graduates) will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need.

This English-language program is right for everyone with a Bachelor’s degree in a non-business field who wishes to gain additional economic expertise or switch to a management career. The program provides a broad portfolio of economic and management skills as well as important intercultural and interdisciplinary knowledge. After graduation, you will have many career prospects in all economic sectors and in non-economic fields.

Job opportunities

After successfully completing the Master’s program in International Management (M.A.), you will have the wide-ranging expertise and business skills required to assume a management role with a global company, work for a non-profit organization or public institution, or return to the discipline of your Bachelor’s degree, with new talents that will allow you to shine. With your interdisciplinary background and newly acquired intercultural competencies, you will also be well-equipped to coordinate your own teams.

Potential roles include:
  • Management positions in small, medium-sized, and large companies
  • Upscale positions with international companies
  • Management positions in various departments and intercultural teams
  • Assistant to or spokesperson for the management or heads of department
  • Change management and management consultant
  • Consulting positions in NGOs or public institutions


The Master’s program in International Management (M.A.) (for Non-Business Graduates) aims to turn students into economic enablers. Whether you’re looking to go into marketing, HR or finance, you will not only have the economic expertise necessary to start your career, but will also know how to use this when identifying solutions. Management becomes both a skill and a way to think ahead, anticipating challenges but also facilitating change.

The Master’s program gives you an in-depth understanding of current economic and social challenges and teaches you to apply business measures in contexts such as society, technology, education, and culture. You will also learn how organizations work and how to communicate with multiple stakeholders inside and outside the economic arena in order to achieve long-lasting solutions. You will acquire skills such as:
  • Management essentials in a global context
  • Interdisciplinary project management
  • Advanced international management
  • German-language, intercultural and language skills
  • Economic thinking
  • Managerial economics
  • Finance for non-finance managers
At Hochschule Fresenius, we want you to be able to pursue your personal interests and develop your professional portfolio. To help you achieve this, the Master’s program in International Management (M.A.) offers various electives:
  • Corporate Finance
  • Sustainability Management and CSR in a Global Context
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Consumer Behavior and Psychology
  • Strategic Marketing and Brand Management

Practical relevance

Practice-oriented learning is a top priority at Hochschule Fresenius. If you join the Master’s program in International Management (M.A.), you can expect application-oriented teaching from experts who will pass on their wealth of professional experience.

You will work on two team projects and may opt for an internship with a company or other organization as part of your elective modules. In addition, interactive learning, excursions, guest lectures, and workshops are common practice at Hochschule Fresenius.

Entrance requirements

To be admitted to the Master’s program in International Management (M.A.) (for Non-Business Graduates) at Hochschule Fresenius, you need to fulfil the following requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree
    You must have completed a Bachelor’s study program with at least 180 credit points.
  • Subject-specific admission requirements
    You do not need to have earned credit points in a business-related subject in order to be admitted. Previous knowledge of economics is not required. Instead, you will have to pass an admissions test and attend an interview in which you will explain your motivation for joining the program.
  • Language skills
    Your English language skills must be equivalent to Level B2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Program start: Winter and summer semester

Application timeframe: possible all year round

Tuition fee

880,00 € monthly

*an additional application fee may apply
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