Are you keen to give your studies an international orientation and do business, languages and culture fascinate you? This degree programme is both interdisciplinary and international, giving you the chance to acquaint yourself with business and economics, combined with two foreign languages and a cultural studies focus in a cultural region related to one of your chosen languages.
This programme teaches you to think in terms of networks and allows you to develop strong organisational and communication strategies, as well as developing important key skills, such as project management, leadership and problem-solving skills. This is an accredited programme which has received the Seal of Quality of the Foundation for the Accreditation of Study Programmes in Germany.
As this degree programme is fully German-taught, you need to be proficient in German to apply (at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, as evidenced by a DSH-2, TestDaF 4×4 or an equivalent language certificate).
If you need to learn or perfect your German first, you may be interested in the University's preparatory German language offering, German Courses Passau.
- A combination of business, economics, cultural studies and languages that is unique in Germany
- Cultural studies in one of seven cultural regions:
- America and the British Isles
- The French-speaking world
- The Ibero-Romance cultural region
- The Italian cultural region
- East and Central Europe
- Southeast Asia
Only for international students: the German-speaking world
- Subject-specific language programmes with a business or cultural studies focus
- A hands-on programme with project work in a cultural field
- Double degrees in partnership with our partner universities in Scotland, France and Turkey
Graduates of the Master of Arts in International Cultural and Business Studies enjoy a large number of employment opportunities in trade and industry, tourism, banks, insurance companies, cultural organisations, public administration and the media industry. Depending on your individual profile and focus, you may work in sales, customer relationship management, purchasing, marketing, human resources, public relations, organisational development or in the education sector. Upon completion of your studies you may enter the labour market or decide to pursue an academic career (doctoral study).
Last updated June 3, 2016