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European Master in Business Studies

24 months
3500 EUR/year
3500 EUR/year
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The European Master in Business Studies program from University of Trento has been developed to offer students a unique opportunity of learning how to do business in Europe effectively. 


Key Features

Jointly run by the University of Savoie Mont Blanc (France), the University of Trento (Italy), the University of Kassel (Germany) and the University of León (Spain), the European Master in Business Studies (EMBS) is a two-year full-time Master’s degree in Management with a focus on International Marketing. 

The EMBS has been developed to offer students a unique opportunity of learning how to do business in Europe effectively. Apart from studying fundamentals of Management and Marketing on a European scale, students will learn “on-site” the multicultural differences by working in groups of different nationalities and by spending one semester in each university of the consortium according to the following scheme:

1st semester: University of Trento (Italy)

2nd semester: University of Savoie Mont Blanc (France)

3rd semester: University of Kassel (Germany)

4th semester: University of León (Spain)

In September 2017 and renewed in January 2021, the EMBS has been awarded the EFMD Programme accreditation for 3 years and for 5 years respectively, a prestigious global endorsement (EFMD Accredited). The accreditation was delivered by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), an organisation that is acknowledged globally as an accreditation body of quality in management education. EFMD Programme Accreditation System is a prestigious international programme accreditation system which evaluates the quality of business and management programmes that have an international perspective.

Aimed at graduates with a Bachelor in Economics, Management or Business Studies as well as at graduates with other study backgrounds (Social sciences, Engineering, Languages…) with a focus on Economics and Management. Thus, the EMBS is a consecutive full-time Master's degree programme, i.e. a degree that is gained after completing a bachelor’s programme. It is aimed to advance and deepen the knowledge and skills acquired during the bachelor’s programme. The EMBS is not an MBA programme aimed at professionals or at part-time students.

The EMBS class is made up of 30 students maximum of various nationalities who study and work together over a period of two years (120 ECTS) in a multicultural environment. The EMBS starts in September each year and courses are taught entirely in English. Qualified faculty members and managers from European companies are involved in courses, seminars, and workshops.

EMBS gives students the opportunity of starting their professional career with a sound theoretical knowledge in management and marketing mixed with practical experiences, like consultancy projects assigned during the course and a compulsory internship with a duration of at least 3 months which is scheduled for the end of the 2nd year. The main aims of the EMBS are:

Training and developing the European managers of tomorrow;

Giving them all the tools and best practices to enable them to fit easily into international companies and feel at home in multicultural environments;

Improving their ability in English (and other European languages);

Offering a specific European professional-oriented curriculum.

Students admitted to the EMBS will spend a semester in each participating university in the following order:

1st year of Master

Semester 1 in Trento (Italy): early September - early February approximately

Semester 2 in Annecy (France): early February - June approximately

2nd year of Master

Semester 3 in Kassel (Germany): early September - early February approximately

Semester 4 in León (Spain): early February -  early June approximately

Traditional lectures mixed with case studies, simulations and business games, group work, paper and report writing assignments, company projects, etc.

Final Master Thesis to be presented at the end of the third semester.

3 months internship/placement in a foreign country (not in their native country) at the end of the fourth semester.

Please check the Call for Applications for more details.

Programme Structure

Core courses

  • European and international commercial law

  • Financial markets and corporate finance

  • European and global economics

  • Information system

  • International accounting

  • International strategic management

  • Organizational behavior and human resources management

Marketing - Specialised courses

  • Business negotiation

  • Communication challenges

  • European and global consumer behavior

  • Distribution and pricing in the internet age

  • Innovation and entrepreneurship

  • Sustainable and responsible management

  • Statistics and marketing research

  • Purchasing and supply chain management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application period:

1st round: 15/12/2021 - 24/03/2022 (non-EU citizens and EU "early birds")

2nd round: 15/12/2021 - 12/05/2022 (only EU citizens)




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent). Minimum requirements for the final graduation mark apply.
  • Strong background in the following areas: Economics, Management or Business Studies 
  • English at B2 level of the Common European Selection criteria Framework of Reference for Languages

Please check the Call for Applications for more details.

How to apply

  • Access the online application form via the UniTrento web site

  • Upload the required documents

  • Submit your online application by the deadline

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3500 EUR per year during 24 months.

Approximate total yearly fee is 3.500€, which includes tuition fees, national administrative fee and healthcare.

Living costs for Trento

700 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


In order to confirm enrollment, all students must have sufficient financial resources to pay for the program. Self-paying students must provide evidence of their ability to cover tuition fees. Sponsored students must provide evidence of their sponsorship.

Grants and scholarships will not cover all costs related to living in Europe and attending the EMBS program (fees, accommodation, books, travel). For further information please contact

EMBS students are NOT eligible for UniTrento “Opera Universitaria Scholarship (OUS)”.

Each EMBS partner university helps students find accommodation.

Before applying, all applicants should read information about living costs in Italy, France, Germany and Spain. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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