Master in International Business & Leadership


Program Description

Your competence booster for future management tasks

Your way to the upper management levels of the international market.

The Master's programme is a very good choice for you if you want to ...

  • would like to expand your leadership skills after your Bachelor's degree
  • would like to advance to an international management position
  • are looking for a Master's programme with innovative contents in management and personnel management

Content, Objective and Course Structure

Success through key competencies - with the Master's programme

The Master's programme "International Business & Leadership" at SRH Dresden is aimed at ambitious personalities who want to assume a future leading position in international companies. The concept of our Master's programme aims to develop relevant key competencies and to impart essential areas of innovative personnel and corporate management.

Each semester covers the following topics:

Leadership Skills (1st semester)

In the first semester, management competencies are developed according to our innovative teaching and learning concept CORE ("Competence Oriented Research and Education") according to the needs of the market, focusing on evaluating the economic challenges of companies in the context of global trends, identifying future markets and their opportunities and developing business models including financing. In addition, the first semester focuses on understanding the importance of leadership activities in line with corporate culture, developing and applying relevant competencies.

Application of Leadership Tasks (2nd semester)

In the second semester, these leadership competencies are applied to specific leadership tasks. The topics that are particularly challenging for managers are the search for, development and retention of talents in Strategic Human Resource Management. To design new working models, to develop teams and their performance and also to consider cultural and ethical aspects when leading employees. The contents of the modules are applied in the development of concepts. The development of personal and social action competences is promoted in the Contracting & Negotiation module, which particularly reflects the intercultural context. Academic Paper Design & Writing develop competences in scientific methods and thus academic thinking.

Going International (3rd semester)

In the third semester, the focus is on internationality. During an internship abroad or a semester abroad you can prove your acquired skills in an intercultural context.

In-Depth-Experience (4th semester)

The last semester begins with an online research module "Analysing International Management", followed by the Master's thesis, which is ideally linked to a question from business practice.

Career Perspectives

Through the competence booster to an international career

With our Master's degree, all career paths are open to you. The innovative management strategies and leadership concepts prepare you optimally for the future challenges in a management position.

Master graduates can count on very interesting fields of activity, especially in senior management. In such positions at the top of the company, leadership ability and key competencies are essential. In an international context, qualified managers, therefore, have the best future and career prospects.

In addition, with the degree "Master of Arts (M.A.)" you create the best conditions for an academic career in teaching and research.


What you need to bring with you - Admission requirements for the Master's programme

The Master's programme demands motivation and social competence from our students. With our unique CORE principle ("Competence Oriented Research and Education") we prepare you perfectly for your future management tasks.

The requirements:

  • 3-year Bachelor's degree from a recognised university
  • Basic understanding of economics proven by modules in previous studies
  • Good knowledge of English (we accept TOEFL, IELTS; TOEIC, CAE, CPE or similar)
Last updated Feb 2019

About the School

SRH Hochschule Berlin- being as international as its location - is state-approved and accredited by the scientific advisory council. You will study in the center of Berlin, at the Ernst-Reuter-Platz n ... Read More

SRH Hochschule Berlin- being as international as its location - is state-approved and accredited by the scientific advisory council. You will study in the center of Berlin, at the Ernst-Reuter-Platz named after the first governing mayor of Berlin. Read less