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Master in International Management (MSc)

Master in International Management (MSc)

English

Language of instruction

15 August 2022

Application Deadline

EUR 6,980/ semester

Tuition fee Standard track

2 years / 4 semesters

Duration Standard Track

Exchange semester

Integrated in Standard Track

internships

Integrated in Standard Track

Our MSc in International Management1 program provides you with the management and leadership skills you will need for your career in a multinational company. Our courses cover a broad range of topics in the key business administration fields and, additionally, focus on sustainability and digitalization. Thus, sharpen your entrepreneurial thinking (entrepreneurship) and sustainable actions in a global environment, and enhance your career prospects. At the same time, the program targets your personal development and focuses on developing your leadership abilities. The teaching method includes both case- and project-based learning, excursions, business simulations, integrated internships, and regular interaction with industry professionals. Practical relevance is the program’s core.

Studying at KLU in Germany is the right choice. German universities and our educational system are world class and recognized by employers around the globe. In Germany, you will be able to live freely: this is a safe country for all students. Germany has a strong economy and a stable job market. After successfully graduating from KLU you are legally entitled to work in Germany. You will also be allowed to stay in Germany for up to 18 months after graduation to find the ideal job. In the long run you may even become a German citizen. In addition to the benefits of Germany, the cosmopolitan city of Hamburg has been frequently voted as one of the most livable cities in the world, and offers a great work life balance for its residents.

1We have restructured our Management Master Program. Starting in fall 2022, students will have the option to obtain a “Master in International Management” with the completion of a master’s thesis. Program accreditation expected in fall 2022 (state recognition still needs to be applied for). 

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How to Apply

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university or college2
  • Proof of English language proficiency: please have a look at our different options here

2The bachelor’s degree must comprise 180 ECTS for the standard track and 210 ECTS for the fast track and the part-time track. 

We require a degree in business or economics but will consider other analytical study fields such as industrial engineering, business informatics, and mathematics if your bachelor’s degree contains a sufficient number of business courses (at least four). There are different ways to make up for missing business courses, please find an overview here. Foreign university degrees will be evaluated according to the guidelines of the German Council of Higher Education.

Applicants for the fast track and for the part-time track must have done at least one academic term abroad during their previous university study. Equally possible to prove an internship abroad, which was officially part of the bachelor’s degree program.

A passing grade on the GMAT or TM WISO test is not an admission requirement, however, the Admissions Committee will consider test scores positively.

You do not have your bachelor’s certificate yet? Just provide a transcript of records and you can submit the bachelor’s certificate at a later stage.
 

  • Start of application period: November 1st
  • Early Bird deadline: January 15 (more information)
  • International application deadline (recommended): March 31 (more information)
  • International application deadline (final): May 31 (more information)
  • Application deadline: July 15 (prolonged to August 15)

We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. For fully completed applications received by January 15, you will be granted a 10% early-bird discount on your total amount of tuition fees. To be entitled for the discount you need to fully complete the online application form and submit it together with your transcript of records. More information can be found here

International (non-EU) applicants please note: The visa process takes up to two months, starting on the date of acceptance by KLU. Please keep in mind that there are a lot of other organizational matters to deal with when planning your study abroad. That is why we advise you to apply as soon as possible (see recommended international deadline).  For details on the application deadlines for international applicants please see our FAQ.

We require an application fee of €100 for non-EU applicants. Your application will only be processed once we have received this. 

We will consider your application as soon as we have received all the required documents and will notify you of the board of admission's decision promptly (6-8 weeks).

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Tuition

 Standard TrackFast TrackPart-Time Track
Tuition Fees6,980.00 per semester7,480.00 per semester6,980.00 per semester
Study Period2 years / 4 semesters1,5 years / 3 semesters2,5 years / 5 semesters

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Tuition fees are charged per semester. A non-refundable deposit of EUR 1,000 is due within two weeks after the receipt of the signed study contract. The deposit will be deducted from the first tuition fee installment.

KLU offers a limited number of merit-based scholarhips. Stipends of gifted education instituions (Begabtenförderwerke) can apply for a full tuition fee waiver at KLU. We also offer an innovative tuition financing model. Students participating in this model do not or only partially pay tuition fees during their studies at KLU. However, they commit themselves to make income-dependent payments upon completion of their studies.

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Curriculum and Services

Our Master in International Management program starts every September. We have adapted this program to all kinds of student profiles, and it is offered in three tracks: standard (4 semesters), fast (3 semesters) and part-time (5 semesters). Find the one that best caters to your interests and needs.

Module Handbook MSc in International Management

 Standard TrackFast TrackPart-Time Track
Study Period2 years / 4 semesters1,5 years / 3 semesters2,5 years / 5 semesters
Program ECTS120 ECTS90 ECTS90 ECTS
ECTS for Admission180 ECTS210 ECTS210 ECTS
InternshipMandatoryMandatoryNo
Semester Abroad1 semester / free to choose3NoNo
CurriculumCurriculumCurriculumCurriculum

3Students who have already studied outside of Germany for a substantial amount of time might have the option to spend their third semester at KLU. For more information please enquire

Enjoy the advantages of a private university: instruction in small groups, a favorable student-faculty ratio, easy access to important contacts, modern infrastructure and a comprehensive range of services. Our Career Services offers a unique program that targets your personal development and your contacts with future employers. Our International Office paves the way for your semester abroad and our Program Management ensures that your course of study meets our quality standards and runs as smoothly as possible. Upon acceptance, we will help you organize your journey to Hamburg and continue to assist you throughout this process. You do the studying; we do the organizing!

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KLU is a great place to study

  • Research university with high academic standards combined with practical application
  • As one of only 14 private universities in Germany, KLU has the right to confer their own PhDs
  • Top ranked in CHE university ranking and Handelsblatt research ranking
  • Small classes, interactive teaching and excellent student-professor ratio
  • Truly international students and faculty; all courses taught in English
  • Internships and semester abroad integrated into the curriculum
  • Case- and project-based learning, excursions, business simulations, regular interaction with industry professionals
  • High quality career services and corporate network, career orientation and guidance
  • State-of-the-art campus in the heart of Hamburg’s HafenCity
  • Premium accredited program (FIBAA)


Career prospects

We understand that a lot of students rate post graduate career prospects among their top three college search information needs. That’s why we have aggregated some statistics based on our recent alumni survey. You may also want to explore profiles of our students and alumni on our LinkedIn University Page. One program that is unique and helps KLU students during their studies to pursue and manage their career goals is the Career & Professional Development Program.

Most KLU MSc Management graduates start their career as executives or on the management level.

  • 33% start on the executive level
  • 23% start on the management level
  • 22% start as experienced employee
  • 22% start on the entry level
  • Business Development
  • Consulting
  • Logistics/ Transportation
  • Advertising and PR Services
  • Construction-Residential & Commercial/ Office
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Logistics/ Transportation
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Security and Surveillance
  • Sports and Physical Recreation

KLU’s MSc Management graduates* do start with an average salary of 48.000€ per annum, which is above average. The median starting salary with a degree in management in 2017 was 41,756 € in Germany (source: www.gehalt.de). 

*Graduates working in the EU, median salary one year after graduation

Your degree from the KLU will certainly be career boosting. Alumni from our programs were hired for example by Accenture GmbH, Airbus S.A.S., BASF, Beiersdorf AG, DB Schenker - Rail, EADS Group, IBM Group, Kühne + Nagel (AG & Co.) KG, Johnson & Johnson Medical, Lufthansa Group, Siemens, Vattenfall Wind Power or Anheuser-Bush.

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Hamaidi Stulos

Student Recruitment & Marketing Manager (MSc Programs)

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Sophia Rauber

Student Recruitment & Marketing Manager (MSc Programs)

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Patricia Bendala

Student Recruitment & Marketing Manager (MSc Programs)

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