Master

International Business and Leadership

  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • 2-4 Semesters
  • on campus
  • 60-120 ECTS
  • Degree after 1 or 2 years
  • Optional Study Abroad
  • Full time

Leadership is your thing? Our International Business M.A. in Dresden provides you with all the necessary skills to manage international companies. Our aim is to help you make your way to the upper echelons of management in globally active companies.

  • English
  • summer and winter semester
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Your course content
What you will learn

The Master's degree International Business & Leadership is the right choice for you if you are interested in leadership positions in international companies. Companies around the world are looking for competent experts with intercultural skills, a global mindset, management skills and leadership qualities. With our innovative study concept we develop your competencies relevant to your profession and teach you the key areas of innovative personnel and corporate management.

The interdisciplinary approach of the Master's programme strengthens your social, intercultural and leadership skills. Our graduates thus receive a thorough and well-rounded management education. During your studies, you will deepen your knowledge in areas such as strategic marketing, change management, global human resources and business development. This will help you gain important insights into current management challenges.

You also get to choose between:

  • 2-year option (120 ECTS)
  • 1-year option (60 ECTS)
  • Please find more information, e.g. required Bachelor's degree for each option, in the section Admission requirements below

Your career prospects
Our innovative approach that pays off

As a graduate of the Master in International Business & Leadership programme, you are qualified for positions in senior international management and can expect to work in very diverse and complex fields. With your business management skills on the global market, your leadership and human resources expertise as well as your practical skills from the internship semester, you are well prepared for the demands of international economies.

In addition, with a Master of Arts (MA) degree you will create ideal conditions for an academic career in teaching and research.

Here are some possible career prospects:

  • International Business Consultant 
  • Business Analyst 
  • Business Development Manager 
  • Manager International Marketing 
  • Intercultural Management 
  • International Event mManager 
  • Entrepreneur 
  • Managing Director/CEO 
  • International Recruiting Manager 
  • Global Supply Chain Manager 
  • Key Account Manager 
  • Project Manager 
  • Product Manager 
  • Quality Manager
It's about you
It's about you

Our study concept

Your studies are divided into 5-week blocks. During this time you focus on one topic which you get to view from different angles. Thanks to this approach you can learn about real management challenges and strengthen the skills that employers are looking for.

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Get to know each other.

Learn more about us and studying at the Dresden School of Management in our weekly webinar.

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Info Day/ Info Session SRH Virtual Info Session for Internationals | Dresden

Are you interested in international studies? Get to know our university and study programmes in English.

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During my studies we all faced the COVID-19 problem but the staff members and professors were always there for us. My overall experience was well satisfied with the university and I recommended all the international students to join SRH Dresden.

Harleen Kaur | Graduate M.A. International Business & Leadership

Your modules 1 year | 60 ECTS

2 Semester 60 ECTS
1. Semester
  • Managing People, Diversity and New Work 5
  • Change Management 5
  • Strategic Marketing Management 5
  • Case Study: International Team Project 5
  • Corporate Governance and Business Ethics 5
  • Research Methods 5
2. Semester
  • Analysing International Business (online) 5
  • Master's Thesis 25

Your modules 2 years | 120 ECTS

4 Semester 120 ECTS
1. Semester
  • International Business Development and Digital Intelligence 5
  • Global Markets & Finance 5
  • Leading an Intercultural Workforce 5
  • Case Study: Business Development Case or Leading Challenge 5
  • Contracting and Negotiations 5
  • Global Human Resource Management 5
2. Semester
  • Change Management 5
  • Strategic Marketing Management 5
  • Managing People, Diversity and New Work 5
  • Case Study: International Team Project 5
  • Corporate Governance and Business Ethics 5
  • Research Methods 5
3. Semester
  • Analysing International Business (online) 5
  • Master's Thesis 25
4. Semester
  • Internship or Global Study Semester 30
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Admission requirements
Our requirements

Requirements 2-year option (120 ECTS)

University degree, e.g.

  • min. 3-year Bachelor's degree in business/management (if you do not have the degree certificate yet, you can also submit it before you start your studies) OR
  • min. 3-year Bachelor's degree in another area + min. 6 months of relevant work experience in business/management

Requirements 1-year option (60 ECTS)

University degree, e.g.

  • 4-year Bachelor's degree in business/management (if you do not have the degree certificate yet, you can also submit it before you start your studies) OR
  • 4-year Bachelor's degree in another area + min. 6 months of relevant work experience in business/management OR
  • 3.5-year Bachelor's degree in business/management + min. 12 months of relevant work experience in business/management OR
  • 3.5-year Bachelor's degree in another area + min. 18 months of relevant work experience in business/management OR
  • You have another degree? Contact us

In both options you also need to provide:

  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Secondary School Certificate
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • Copy of your identity card or passport

Here are our English language requirements:

  • TOEFL 87 ibt (direct entry)
  • TOEFL 79 - 86 ibt (with additional agreement)
  • TOEIC 785 (Listening/Reading 785, Speaking 160, Writing 150)
  • IELTS (academic) 6.5 average - please see Language Centre guidelines if results differ
  • CAE (grade A, B, or C)
  • CPE (grade A, B or C)
  • FCE (grade A, B or C)
  • Pearson English Test Academic (PTE-A) 59 points
  • Linguaskill: 176 - 184 (CES) - all four skills required

 You don't feel prepared yet? More information about the Academic English Preparation Course

Fees and Funding
Your tuition fees

Your studies at the Dresden School of Management are a valuable investment in your future. As a student at an SRH campus you will benefit from small study groups, individual support and practice-oriented courses. Thus, you will be well prepared for a successful career in management. 

The tuition fees are as follows:

Citizenship | EU/EEA (incl. Switzerland, Western Balkans and Ukraine)

  • 1-year version (2 semesters; 60 ECTS) | EUR 800 / month
  • 2-year version (4 semesters; 120 ECTS) | EUR 680 / month

Citizenship | Non-EU/EEA

  • 1-year version (2 semesters; 60 ECTS) | EUR 6450 / semester
  • 2-year version (4 semesters; 120 ECTS) | EUR 5400 / semester

The amount is fixed for the entire period of study.

In addition, an enrolment fee of EUR 500 for EU/EEA students (EUR 900 for non-EU/non-EEA students) is due at the beginning of the course.

Find more information about financing option on our Financing page.

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Application process and deadlines

We are happy to welcome you to our university. This is our application process:

  1. You submit your online application via the SRH Application Portal
  2. If you meet the admission requirements, we will invite you to a personal/phone interview
  3. If the interview is successful, you will receive the acceptance letter and the study contract
  4. You sign the study contract and send it back to us
  5. You pay the enrolment fee (all students) and – if you are a Non-EU/Non-EEA student – a EUR 3000 deposit
  6. You receive your letter of admission
  7. You take part in our Orientation Wweek and then you are good to go.
Get started now Your path into the future
  • You will take part in a step-by-step learning experience
  • You will study in small teams through practice-oriented tasks
  • You can concentrate on what is important in 5-week blocks
  • You will receive individual support from your lecturers
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