International Management Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English, German


The International Management Studies Master's programme at Europa-Universität Flensburg is offered in cooperation with the Syddansk Universitet (SDU). Besides the German Master of Arts degree, it is possible to purchase simultaneously the Danish degree Cand. merc. int. (CMI).

The courses are held in English in Flensburg and in Sønderburg/DK. Danish language skills are not required.

Note: The courses of the SDU are chargeable for Non-EU-Citizens.


  • Accreditation: through the Foundation for Int. Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA)

Programme Structure

Specialization S1: Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship


The focus of Small Business Management & Entrepreneurshiop is concerned primarily with the specific requirements of small and medium-sized enterprises. It focuses on the mediation of knowledge from the scientific organization anf management research and the management of small and medium-sized enterprises. In particular, the areas of entrepreneurship, organizational change, growth and innovation is considered.

Competences and Fields of Activitiy

In the course of deepening, the students are prepared for an occupation or leadership position in small and medium-sized enterprises. In this context specialits and instrument knowledge from different functional areas of business administration and management-related key competencies, such as leadership, decision-making and analytical skills are taught.

Module Overview
  • Small Business Management
  • Organizational Change and Development
  • Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
  • Entwicklung zur Grnderpersnlichkeit
  • Decision Making in Organizations
  • Forschungsseminar Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship
Specialization S2: Strategy & Organisation


The focus of Strategy & Organization is concerned primarily with issues of organizational design and strategy development. The focus is on corporate and competitive strategies as well as their analysis and development.

Competences and Fields of Activity

In the course of deepening the students are prepared for an occupation or leadership position in the field of strategic management and organizational management in (inter-)national companies.

It will provide the necessary tools and concepts taught to identify strenghts and weaknesses (eg. in the form of certain resources and capabilities) of their own company to systematize and to include in the strategy development.

Module Overview
  • Strategic Management: Theory and Practice
  • Management Strategischer Kooperationen und Unternehmensgrenzen
  • Organisationsgestaltung internationaler Unternehmen
  • Finance
  • Seminar on Industry Studies
  • International Business
  • Strategic Global Business I
  • Strategic Global Business II
  • Europe in the Global Economy
  • International Development
  • Distance Learning Project on Cooperation
  • Organisation
  • General Management
  • Strategie
  • Strategie und Organisation: aktuelle Themen aus der Praxis
  • Forschungsseminar Strategie und Organisation

Eligible courses of theMaster's programme Cand. merc. int. of the Syddansk Universitet (take place in Snderburg/DK, tuition for Non-EU-Citizens):

  • Comparative Economic Systems
Specialization S3: Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management


In the deepening of Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management is concernec primarily with the behavioral management and organizational research. The focus are basic and current problems of occupational practice.

Competences and Fields of Activity

In the course of deepening the students are prepared for an occupation or leadership position in the area of corporate human resource management in international and transnational organizations. Basic and advanced insights and knowledge from the field of industrial and organizational psychology are taught.

Module Overview
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisationssoziologie
  • Industrial Relations and Law
  • Methods of Analysis and Design
  • Life Domain Balance
  • Expatriation and Repatriation
  • Gruppen in Organisationen
  • Health and Stress at Work
  • Management Consulting I
  • Management Consulting II
  • Forschungsseminar Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management
Specialization S4: Marketing & Media Management


The spezialisation Marketing & Media Management focuses, against the background of a string market orientation, issues of customer communications, media planning and advertising, woth particular focus on new media.

Competences and Fields of Activity

By linking media and marketing knowledge, the focus is preparing for various tasks in the marketing and media sector. The spectrum includes all actors that are typically involved in marketing processes:

Advertising companies as a source of demand for communications services, media companies as a provider of cutomer contacts as well as advertising and media agencies as intermediaries and consultants.

Module Overview
  • Medien- und Kommunikationsmanagement
  • Unternehmenskommunikation
  • Medienrecht
  • Marketing and Media Ethics
  • Forschungsseminar Marketing und Medien
  • Marketing
  • Medienmanagement
  • Praxisprojekz Medienmanagement und Marketing

Eligible courses of the Master's programme Kultur Sprache Medien of the Europa Universitt Flensburg (takes place in Flensburg)

  • Medienwissenschaft
  • Kulturwissenschaft

Eligible courses of the Master's programme Cand. merc. int. of the Syddansk Universitet (takes place in Snderburg/DK, tuition for Non-EU-Citizens )

  • Strategic Marketing
  • International Marketing
  • Business Marketing
  • Consumer Marketing/Behaviour

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements
  • Bachelors Degree in "International Management" obtained at Europa-Universitt Flensburg or
  • a completedequivalenteducation of at least six semesters from a University or a University of Applied Sciences with a business focus with
    • min. 30 CP in economics
    • min. 15 CP in statistics/ social research methods

If you do not fulfill these criteria, admission may still be possible under certain conditions. You will have to attend the remaining courses, which may prolong your studies.

Language requirements
  • Non native speakers have to have German level of at least B2 (equivalent to DSH: 2 and Test Daf: 4) and need to hand in acertificate
  • no English certificate necessary
  • If you wish to choose Spanisch or Danish in the area of language skills you have to have a language skill level of B2. If you do not have this language skill level you choose English.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 8500 International
  • Free EU/EEA


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