Degree qualification:          Master of Arts (M.A.)
Standard period of study: 4 semesters
Start of programme:           Winter semester only 
Application deadline:         15th of July
Accreditation:                      FIBAA

Special features: Applicants must demonstrate adequate proficiency in English ('Effective operational proficiency' or 'Advanced level' or level C1 of the Common European Framework).  

International Management

The Master's programme in International Management (MAIM) is a two-year programme accredited by FIBBA. The modules are taught in English and are aimed at students who have already completed a degree in a business-related or economic field and wish to prepare for a management position in an internationally active company.

One major emphasis of the M.A. programme is put on the interaction between theoretical knowledge and its practical application. This approach is underscored by the internship phase within the M.A. programme. The M.A. programme builds on the students' broad general understanding of the field and offers them the chance to acquire a more specialized advanced qualification that prepares them for high-level management positions in an international business environment. To achieve this, the programme aims to introduce students to the field of international management by shedding light on the following aspects: business strategies, human resource policy, financing and legal issues. The course curriculum  therefore focuses on the key areas of business and enterprise management. Students spend at least twelve weeks studying abroad as part of a work placement scheme. In the final phase of the programme, students compile their Master’s thesis and present their core findings in the associated research colloquium.

For details of the typical programme schedule, please go to:


Further study details

Students seeking admission to the Master's programme must meet the following requirements:

a) They must hold a degree in a business-related or economic subject (overall grade must be equivalent to at least 2.9 on the German academic grading scale) from a German or other university, or an equivalent qualification amounting to 180 ECTS credit points (ECTS: European Credit Transfer System). The equivalence of other academic programmes and any decisions on exceptional admission procedures will be made by the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis.

b) A business-related or economic degree course is one in which at least 60 credit points (CPs) were obtained from modules covering business administration or general economics, 5 CPs from modules in the field of business law and 10 CPs from modules in mathematics and statistics.

c) Applicants must demonstrate adequate proficiency in English ('Effective operational proficiency' or 'Advanced level' or level C1 of the Common European Framework).

German language proficiency

International applicants are required to prove their German language proficiency at the B1 level of CEFR. This is a pre-requisite for admission and must be submitted with the application documents. Applicants may demonstrate adequate proficiency in German by submitting one of the following qualifications:

  • Goethe-Zertifikat B1
  • Zertifikat Deutsch / telc Deutsch B1
  • DTZ (German Test for Immigrants, minimum required grade: B1)
  • KMK Deutsches Sprachdiplom (Level 1, DSD I)
  • or any higher-level certificate from Goethe-Institut or telc or TestDaF

Please note that this applies ONLY to the M.A. programme ‘International Management’.


International applicants with foreign educational qualifications should apply via the application service agency for international students UNI-ASSIST (

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Matthias Gröhl
htw saar
Waldhausweg 14
66123 Saarbrücken
Tel: +49 (0) 681 5867 552


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