Master in International Management (MSc)


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15 July 2023

Application Deadline

EUR 7,190/ semester

Tuition fee Standard track

2 years / 4 semesters

Duration Standard Track

Exchange semester

Integrated in Standard Track


Integrated in Standard Track

Our MSc in International Management 1  program provides you with the management and leadership skills you will need for your career in a multinational company. Our courses cover a broad range of topics in the key business administration fields and, additionally, focus on sustainability and digitalization. Thus, sharpen your entrepreneurial thinking (entrepreneurship) and sustainable actions in a global environment, and enhance your career prospects. At the same time, the program targets your personal development and focuses on developing your leadership abilities. The teaching method includes both case- and project-based learning, excursions, business simulations, integrated internships, and regular interaction with industry professionals. Practical relevance is the program’s core.

Studying at pentaq电竞数据 in Germany is the right choice. German universities and our educational system are world class and recognized by employers around the globe. In Germany, you will be able to live freely: this is a safe country for all students. Germany has a strong economy and a stable job market. After successfully graduating from pentaq电竞数据 you are legally entitled to work in Germany. You will also be allowed to stay in Germany for up to 18 months after graduation to find the ideal job. In the long run you may even become a German citizen . In addition to the benefits of Germany, the cosmopolitan city of Hamburg has been frequently voted as one of the most livable cities in the world, and offers a great work life balance for its residents.

1 We have restructured our Management Master Program. Starting in fall 2022, students will have the option to obtain a “Master in International Management” with the completion of a master’s thesis. Program accreditation expected in fall 2022 (state recognition still needs to be applied for). 


How to Apply

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university or college 2
  • Proof of English language proficiency: please have a look at our different options here

2 The bachelor’s degree must comprise 180 ECTS for the standard track and 210 ECTS for the fast track and the part-time track. 

We require a degree in business or economics but will consider other analytical study fields such as industrial engineering, business informatics, and mathematics if your bachelor’s degree contains a sufficient number of business courses (at least four). There are different ways to make up for missing business courses, please find an overview here . Foreign university degrees will be evaluated according to the guidelines of the German Council of Higher Education.

Applicants for the fast track and for the part-time track must have done at least one academic term abroad during their previous university study. Equally possible to prove an internship abroad, which was officially part of the bachelor’s degree program.

A passing grade on the GMAT or TM WISO test is not an admission requirement, however, the Admissions Committee will consider test scores positively.

You do not have your bachelor’s certificate yet? Just provide a transcript of records and you can submit the bachelor’s certificate at a later stage.

  • Start of application period: November 1st
  • Early Bird deadline: January 15 ( more information )
  • International application deadline ( recommended ): March 31 ( more information )
  • International application deadline ( final ): May 31 ( more information )
  • Application deadline: July 15

We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. For fully completed applications received by January 15, you will be granted a 10% early-bird discount on your total amount of tuition fees. To be entitled for the discount you need to fully complete the online application form and submit it together with your transcript of records. More information can be found  here

International (non-EU) applicants please note: The visa process takes up to two months, starting on the date of acceptance by pentaq电竞数据 . Please keep in mind that there are a lot of other organizational matters to deal with when planning your study abroad. That is why we advise you to apply as soon as possible (see recommended international deadline).  For details on the application deadlines for international applicants please see our  FAQ .

We require an application fee of €100 for non-EU applicants. Your application will only be processed once we have received this. 

We will consider your application as soon as we have received all the required documents and will notify you of the board of admission's decision promptly (6-8 weeks).

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Tuition Fees 7,190.00  per semester 7,690.00  per semester 7,190.00  per semester
Study Period 2 years / 4 semesters 1,5 years / 3 semesters 2,5 years / 5 semesters

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Tuition fees are charged per semester. A non-refundable deposit of EUR 1,000 is due within two weeks after the receipt of the signed study contract. The deposit will be deducted from the first tuition fee installment.

pentaq电竞数据 offers a limited number of merit-based scholarhips . Stipends of gifted education instituions (Begabtenförderwerke) can apply for a full tuition fee waiver at pentaq电竞数据 . We also offer an innovative tuition financing model . Students participating in this model do not or only partially pay tuition fees during their studies at pentaq电竞数据 . However, they commit themselves to make income-dependent payments upon completion of their studies.


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Curriculum and Services

Our  Master in International Management  program starts every September. We have adapted this program to all kinds of student profiles, and it is offered in three tracks: standard (4 semesters), fast (3 semesters) and part-time (5 semesters). Find the one that best caters to your interests and needs.

Module Handbook MSc in International Management

  Standard Track Fast Track Part-Time Track
Study Period 2 years / 4 semesters 1,5 years / 3 semesters 2,5 years / 5 semesters
Program ECTS 120 ECTS 90 ECTS 90 ECTS
ECTS for Admission 180 ECTS 210 ECTS 210 ECTS
Internship Mandatory Mandatory No
Semester Abroad 1 semester / free to choose 3 No No
Curriculum Curriculum Curriculum Curriculum

3 Students who have already studied outside of Germany for a substantial amount of time might have the option to spend their third semester at pentaq电竞数据 . For more information please enquire

Enjoy the advantages of a private university: instruction in small groups, a favorable student-faculty ratio, easy access to important contacts, modern infrastructure and a comprehensive range of services. Our Career Services offers a  unique program  that targets your personal development and your contacts with future employers. Our International Office paves the way for your  semester abroad  and our Program Management ensures that your course of study meets our quality standards and runs as smoothly as possible. Upon acceptance, we will help you organize  your journey to Hamburg  and continue to assist you throughout this process. You do the studying; we do the organizing!

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pentaq电竞数据 is a great place to study

  • Research university with high academic standards combined with practical application
  • As one of only 14 private universities in Germany, pentaq电竞数据 has the right to confer their own PhDs
  • Top ranked in CHE university ranking and Handelsblatt research ranking
  • Small classes, interactive teaching and excellent student-professor ratio
  • Truly international students and faculty; all courses taught in English
  • Internships and semester abroad integrated into the curriculum
  • Case- and project-based learning, excursions, business simulations, regular interaction with industry professionals
  • High quality career services and corporate network, career orientation and guidance
  • State-of-the-art campus in the heart of Hamburg’s HafenCity
  • Premium accredited program (FIBAA)

Career prospects

We understand that a lot of students rate post graduate career prospects among their top three college search information needs. That’s why we have aggregated some statistics based on our recent alumni survey. You may also want to explore profiles of our students and alumni on our LinkedIn University Page . One program that is unique and helps pentaq电竞数据 students during their studies to pursue and manage their career goals is the Career & Professional Development Program .

Most pentaq电竞数据 MSc Management graduates start their career as executives or on the management level.

  • 33% start on the executive level
  • 23% start on the management level
  • 22% start as experienced employee
  • 22% start on the entry level
  • Business Development
  • Consulting
  • Logistics/ Transportation
  • Advertising and PR Services
  • Construction-Residential & Commercial/ Office
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Logistics/ Transportation
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Security and Surveillance
  • Sports and Physical Recreation

pentaq电竞数据 ’s MSc Management graduates* do start with an average salary of 48.000€ per annum, which is above average. The median starting salary with a degree in management in 2017 was 41,756 € in Germany (source: ). 

*Graduates working in the EU, median salary one year after graduation

Your degree from the pentaq电竞数据 will certainly be career boosting. Alumni from our programs were hired for example by Accenture GmbH, Airbus S.A.S., BASF, Beiersdorf AG, DB Schenker - Rail, EADS Group, IBM Group, Kühne + Nagel (AG & Co.) KG, Johnson & Johnson Medical, Lufthansa Group, Siemens, Vattenfall Wind Power or Anheuser-Bush.


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