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Master in International Business

Degree awarded
Master of Science (M.Sc.)

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Burgplatz 2, 56179 Vallendar – Germany

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Type of course

Language of tuition

Length of course
21 months

Date of commencement
September 2023

Application deadline
31 May 2023

Class size
Depends on the programme: 30-40

Cost / fees
€ 33,200

Student grants / Financial assistance
We are determined that qualified students should not be held back by their financial situation. Therefore, there are several financing options available to our Master of Science students, which allow all successful candidates to study at WHU.


Exchange partner schools
212 partner universities worldwide.

Student profile
1. More than 45 nationalities
2. Ratio of Men / Women - In average 30% are female students
3. Average age - 23

Admission requirements
See below / opposite

Programme Director
Julia Teuber
Associate Director Marketing & Admissions BSc/MSc
Tel: +49 (0)261 6509 520

Contact details for application
Hannah Page
Manager Marketing & Admissions
+49 (0)261 6509 521

Sharon Min
Manager Marketing & Admissions
+49 (0)261 6509 523

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Master in International Business

WHU’s Master in International Business is designed for graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in business-related fields such as business engineering, business psychology, business law, tourism, hotel/hospitality management, or sports management.

This full-time English program has a duration on 21 months and broadens management skills by opening the door to a global mindset. The program allows students to bring theory to practice in real-life cases and offers an international experience.

Core modules include:

International Strategy, International Accounting, Managerial Economics, International Marketing Management, International Trade & Investment, Modern Tools and Applications of Data Science, Managing the Global Supply Chain, International Business Negotiations, Psychology of Leadership

As well as various electives:

Product Development, Economics of Financial Markets, Current Topics in Accounting, Visual Prototyping, Building and Scaling Successful Companies, Financial Risk Management, Asset Management, Investment Banking, Financial Derivatives, Household Finance, Strategy Execution, Leadership in Practice, Luxury Brand Management, Operations Analysis and Control, Web Mining, Sustainable Operations Management, Advanced Supply Management.

The Master of Science program includes a semester abroad at one of WHU's 200 partner universities worldwide as well as an internship. From day one, the WHU Career Center supports students in developing your potential for a successful and seamless transition into the working world.

The WHU Career Center organizes a comprehensive range of activities and provides personal career counseling.

Admission to the Master in International Business

Candidates with an academic degree with at least 40 ECTS credits in business courses

Admission requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with at least 180 ECTS
  • At least 12 weeks of relevant practical experience
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS)
  • Proof of strong analytical and quantitative skills (GMAT/GRE/TM-BASE)
  • International experience of about 3 months
  • Successful completion of WHU admission test

Other courses offered by WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

  • Master in Entrepreneurship (M.Sc.)
  • Master in Finance (M.Sc.)
  • Master in Management (M.Sc.)

  • About WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

    WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management offers top-notch business programs with an international reputation for excellence. Since its establishment, WHU has proven to be a pioneer of future-oriented research and in teaching business administration programs.

    Offering degree programs at a bachelor, master, MBA, and doctoral level, WHU's programs are centered around business administration, management, and finance. WHU's international network includes more than 200 partner universities with which there are exchanges of lecturers and students, as well as cooperation in research worldwide.

    WHU is regularly certified by EQUIS and FIBAA and a member of the renowned accreditation institution AACSB, which guarantees the excellent standard of courses and a high degree of internationalization. In addition, WHU is the only private business school in Germany, which is a member of the German Research Association (DFG). In both national and international rankings WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management continues to excel in business education.

    Why WHU?
    • One of the best business schools in Europe.
    • Accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, and FIBAA.
    • Truly international in all core areas of activity.
    • Renowned and international faculty.
    • High-quality academic programs.
    • Strong network of partner universities, (unicorn-) companies, and alumni.
    • WHU a spirit based on social responsibility and respect.
    Financial Times Ranking

    #1 Germany - Executive MBA Rankings 2021
    #24 WW - Executive MBA Rankings 2021

    #2 Germany - Global MBA Rankings 2022
    #74 WW - Global MBA Rankings 2022

    #1 Germany - Master in Management Rankings 2021
    #18 WW - Master in Management Rankings 2021

    #2 Germany - European Business School Rankings 2021
    #20 Europe - European Business School Rankings 2021