Master of Arts in International Business Administration

RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Wiesbaden Business School

Program Description

Master of Arts in International Business Administration

RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Wiesbaden Business School

Master of Arts in International Business Administration

In 2003, Wiesbaden Business School introduced the internationally oriented Master of Arts in International Business Administration, building on the successful Bachelor in International Business Administration program. The two-semester master's program is designed for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in international business administration as well as national and international applicants with a bachelor’s degree in business or economics (minimum period of study: eight semesters). As all lectures and seminars are held in English, this master’s program is popular with applicants from all over the world. This contributes to the international atmosphere that participants enjoy.

The high number of applicants and the industry’s high demand for internationally qualified graduates confirm the program's excellent reputation.

The master’s program’s cutting-edge profile

  • The two-semester Master of Arts in International Business Administration is a generalist program aimed at achieving a deeper understanding of the core functional areas of international companies and organizations. As a result, our master’s graduates are well-prepared for international management positions.
  • All lectures and examinations are in English, which enhances students' proficiency in the lingua franca for business and enables them to collaborate with students from all over the world who study in this internationally oriented master’s program in Germany.

Students and graduates repeatedly have confirmed the pleasant learning atmosphere at Wiesbaden Business School and the excellent career prospects for our graduates.


The two-semester Master of Arts in International Business Administration comprises 7 core modules, constituting courses A and B, and the master's thesis. Course A consists of 7 modules, course B comprises 4 modules.

Courses A and B comprise seminars dealing with central topics in the field of international business administration. Modules in courses A and B relate to each other. Nonetheless, students may choose the course they want to begin with. As a result, it is possible to begin the program in both the summer (course B) and winter semester (course A). Most of the modules in course A include a written examination, whereas some of the course B modules conclude with oral examinations.

Throughout the studies, great emphasis is placed on the interactions of different functional areas in management and the international environment. In particular, lectures in the fields of international economic relations and cross cultural management aim to convey an understanding of the differences between various international business cultures and environments. Our students receive a business education that prepares them well for management positions in national and international companies.  Furthermore, professors and lecturers have worked out an international business administration case study, promoting interdisciplinarity as well as emphasizing the intercultural environment.

The master’s thesis is supervised by a professor and special colloquium. We expect that most master’s theses will be written in close collaboration with national and international companies, focusing on issues emerging in the practice of business.

All lectures and examinations are in English.

Australian MBA Option for Wiesbaden Master Students (Master in International Business Administration)

For students of the Wiesbaden Master Program on International Business Administration we offer an option to obtain a
Master of Business Administration (MBA)  
 with Southern Cross University in Australia.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's or the German Diplom degree in international business administration or
  • degree in an 8-semester (standard period of study) business or economics program;
  • academic degree with an overall minimum grade of 2.5 ("good" - 1.0 is best possible);
  • proof of English skills (minimum TOEFL score of 550)

Language Requirements

Applicants have to certify English skills at the proficiency level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Language skills will be assessed by a standardized language test.

Our Language Center currently offers the Oxford Online Placement Test for this purpose.


Students can enroll in this master’s program in both the Summer Semester (from mid-March to July) and the Winter Semester (from end of September to February).

Applicants have to complete an online application.

Application deadline: 15 January for Summer Semester / 15 July for Winter Semester

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Oct. 2016
2 semesters
Full time
Start date Oct. 2016
Germany Wiesbaden, Hesse
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