Master in International Business

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) School of Economics and Business

Program Description

Master in International Business

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) School of Economics and Business

International Business

Master’s degree in Business Management

Designed for graduates who want to pursue international business careers, this Master's Degree provides an in-depth understanding of the successful management of the global enterprise. The programme seeks to develop an international, cross-cultural and global mind-set among international managers of the future through analysis of real cases of international business, learning from the lecturers with highest scientific and practical competence, work in a multicultural team on X-Culture project in motivating study environment.

The Master + model offers either to masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track emphasizing managerial skills or a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.

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Academic mobility & internship opportunities

KTU students are encouraged to use academic mobility programme among which Erasmus+ is the most popular. More than 350 Erasmus+ and 100 other bilateral agreements are made for student exchange, and the students may spend 1 semester in a partner university of KTU and gain credits which are transferred into their study plan.

The main universities-partners of the programme are Coventry University (United Kingdom), University of Vaasa (Finland), University of Bergamo (Italy), University of Maine (France), Polytechnic University of Cartagena (Spain).

Internship (studies practice) can be performed additionally to study plan (in summer between the 1st and 2nd year or as a part of Research projects). The studies are designed in the way a student can study and practice/work at the same time. The students of this programme may perform internship in Lithuania or abroad using Erasmus+, IAESTE, AIESEC, ISIEC, P4V, etc. academic mobility programmes and designated scholarship. Graduates’ internships are offered as well.

The main business partners of the programme are international companies such as Barclays, Western Union, UAB Pricewaterhouse Coopers, UAB Kitron, UAB Lietuvos energija, etc.

Graduate careers

The career of graduates of the programme covers a wide range of occupations from project managers of international businesses, heads of groups, managers of divisions/departments/functions to company managers, business developers in the foreign markets, and business consultants. Graduates are employed at various local and international companies: SEB bank, Swedbank, UAB Pricewaterhouse Coopers, UAB Kitron, UAB Lietuvos energija, UAB Tamro Baltics company group, AB Audimas, UAB LOTOS Geonafta, Klaipėdos valstybinio jūrų uosto direkcija, etc.

Advice of a student/graduate

“In this age of globalization, international knowledge and skills are some of the most prized features of our employees. The ability to know, understand and work with foreign customers and partners has become a necessity. Master degree in International Business provided a possibility to deepen knowledge of business creation and development in international context. Master studies of International Business develops various competences of the students, which contribute to development of future manager with a wide competence portfolio and abilities to achieve the set goals in various areas of company's activities. During studies, students deepen their knowledge in finances, marketing, creative thinking, logistics, production management and other areas in international context. Having a wide competence portfolio, abilities to work in intercultural teams and good understanding of business processes, I can offer our customers optimal solutions and provide additional consultations about business development, which help our customer grow together with us." - UAB ACC Distribution, Sales Manager Aurimas Jozeliūnas.

Application and admission requirements

Academic Requirements

Applications are submitted online on and all requested documents must be uploaded onto the electronic application form.

  • University Bachelor (a minimum of a 3 years) degree certificate and its supplement (legalised by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, translated into English and notary verified);
  • Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject;
  • Research activities, articles are not required but gives higher entry score.

    Entry score is calculated where the weight in % of each entry subject is as follows:

    70% CGPA
    20% Research activities, articles, if any
    10% Motivation (skype interview)
  • proficiency in English: IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or equivalent,
  • motivation letter followed by skype interview,
  • digital photo,
  • notary verified copy of passport or ID (for the EU citizens only).

For transfer students additionally: original academic transcript of ongoing education at university and the description of taken courses.

Programme qualification requirement: Bachelor in economics, management or business administration

Application deadline

EU, EEA, CIS, Georgia, Turkey applicants: 30 July
EU applicants for free of charge studies: 10 July
International applicants: 30 June

The admission offer is given within 10 days after full submission of online application and motivation interview if requested (except for those who apply for state funded places).

Fees and scholarships

Tuition fee

EU citizens and citizens with Lithuanian origin: Lithuania provides free of charge studies for EU citizens based on study field quota and competition therefore all EU citizens and those whose parents or grandparents hold Lithuanian citizenship once are encouraged to apply for state funded places. Application deadline is 10 July. Those who have lower entry score but still meet minimum entry requirements may study as fee payers.

Non-EU citizens: 3500 EUR / year

Scholarships and discounts

KTU may award scholarships for applicants with outstanding qualifications and for good academic results throughout studies (for all citizens). KTU also acknowledges possible grants from your home institutions and/or other relevant foundations/organisations.

Special discounts are applied for the EU-candidate countries citizens (Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey).

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Living costs

The cost of living depends on individual habits and lifestyle (food, entertainment, travelling, hygiene, services, etc.). Books and other study materials are provided by university. KTU offers accommodation in KTU residencies (monthly rates vary from EUR 50 to 140). Overall estimated cost of living per month is ~EUR 450.

Key facts

Study language: English
Duration: 2 years (120 ECTS)
Delivery mode: on campus (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Studies commence: 1st September
Mode of studies: full time

Application deadline:

EU, EEA, CIS, Georgia, Turkey applicants: 30 July
EU applicants for free of charge studies: 10 July
International applicants: 30 June

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 17, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 1, 2017
2 years
Full time
Start date Sept. 1, 2017
Lithuania Kaunas
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Duration 2 years
Price - Lithuanian & EU citizens: free / Non-EU citizens: 3500 EUR / year