Business today is increasingly global, offering great growth potential for new entrepreneurs and existing companies alike.
You may want to become a successful entrepreneur by creating your own business or to develop a successful career in management in existing companies, but to succeed, you will first need to develop the right mindset and skills.
In this programme, you will learn how to develop the entrepreneurial competencies for creating a new business and leading its growth to international markets. You will also learn how to manage the international growth and strategy of a company, how to manage finances and resources in international markets, and how to lead people in a multinational company. In addition, you will be able to consult companies on their international strategies.
After completing the programme, your career opportunities will include becoming an international entrepreneur, a manager in an international or multinational enterprise, or a management consultant on internationalisation strategies.
Intended learning outcomes
In this programme, you will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship in an international context.
You will develop an entrepreneurial mindset and management skills for the international marketplace combined with analytical skills.
After graduation, you will be able to:
- understand and assess the opportunities and challenges of global markets
- discover, evaluate, and develop international entrepreneurial opportunities
- recognise and discuss the role of sustainability when conducting business internationally as well as domestically
- critically and analytically discuss and apply theories on international business and entrepreneurship to present managerial recommendations
- develop a sustainable analytical, entrepreneurial, and global mindset.
Degree structure and studies
The Master's Programme in International Business and Entrepreneurship is a two-year programme. It leads to the degree of Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Admin.), which is 120 ECTS credits.
The programme includes core, specialisation, minor and language studies.
Core studies (48 ECTS credits) include courses on starting and leading a growth enterprise, the internationalisation of a firm, and financial management.
Specialisation studies (42 ECTS credits) include courses on topics such as managing and consulting international startups and multinational companies.
Minor studies (24-25 ECTS credits) include courses on digitalisation, business analytics, and international marketing.
Language studies (excl. English), 6 ECTS credits.
The Master's thesis and seminar, 30 ECTS credits, is a part of specialisation studies. The thesis is an advanced research project, which requires approximately six months of full-time work.
Earning your degree in international business and entrepreneurship offers you many promising career options.
After graduation, you will have the mindset and skills to launch and operate a startup geared for international growth and global success.
You will also be able to manage global business operations in multinational companies and work as a consultant for internationally operating companies on matters relating to their business operations.
You may become an entrepreneur, an export manager in a small- or medium-sized enterprise, or a director of international operations in a multinational company.
How to Apply
You can apply to this Master's programme through either the rolling or the regular admission process:
- Rolling Admission (1 October 2018−31 May 2019)
- Regular Admission (3 December 2018−23 January 2019)