Students of the master's degree programme in International Business - HRM and Leadership at the CBS International Business School acquire a more in-depth business management education with a focus on personnel management.
In the first semesters, you will learn about the effects of globalisation and intercultural personnel management and set individual learning accents in interdisciplinary and business electives. Seminars, in which business skills such as team and self-management are strengthened, complete your studies.
You will learn what strategic, international and sustainable human resources management looks like today and what contribution it can make to the success of a company. To this end, our teaching combines theoretical knowledge with practice-oriented content such as business projects and a business simulation game to prepare you in the best possible way for the challenges of professional life.
During your master's studies you will gain a wide range of practical experience. You will deal with realistic case studies from different business sectors and learn to test your knowledge directly in business practice. In the second semester you will also work on a problem for one of our corporate partners together with your fellow students in the "Business Project". You will evaluate data, create your own strategy and derive recommendations for action for the participating company. The exact contents can be found in the study programme.
Internship & semester abroad
The master's programme is completed by an internship of at least 8 weeks during the lecture-free period, which master's students can complete in a national or international company. If you wish, you can write your master's thesis as a project in a company of your choice in the fourth semester. Alternatively, you can also spend this last semester abroad at one of over 120 partner universities worldwide and write your master's thesis there.
Graduates of this course of study can be employed in companies in a wide range of industries and frequently work in the following company and activity areas:
- Personnel management
- Performance management
- Organisational development
- Management consulting/Consulting
- Corporate management
- Talent recruiting
In addition to state recognition and institutional accreditation by the German Science Council, the study programmes of the CBS International Business School are regularly checked by the FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) for content, topicality and feasibility of study.
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- Business Economics
- Empirical Research Methods
- Strategic Analysis and Management
- Innovation and Change Management
- Corporate Social Responsability
- Corporate Governance
- Globalization and Intercultural Human Resource Management
- Business English
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Please meet the following application deadline if you need a visa: May 15.
- Possibility of application deadline extension.
DisciplinesManagement, Organisation & Leadership View 168 other Masters in Management, Organisation & Leadership in Germany
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
The admission requirements for our CBS Master programmes are a first academic qualification with a minimum of 180 ECTS-Credits of a recognised university with a final grade of at least “good”.
- Your CV in tabular format
- Proof of your study achievements to date (official academic transcript of records) and if already applicable the certificate of your first academic degree (e.g. Bachelor)
- Letter of motivation: 1-2 DIN A4 pages which answers the following question: “How do you view your vocational future after your studies at CBS?”
- Copy of your passport (and residence permit, if available)
- Proof of English proficiency (if English is not your native language).
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International1255 EUR/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1255 EUR per module and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA825 EUR/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 825 EUR per module and a duration of 24 months.
- The fees for one month amount to 825 Euro (EU Students/ Cologne Campus and Mainz Campus) or 1,255 Euro (Non-EU Students/ Cologne Campus and Mainz Campus).
- In addition, a one-off registration fee of 600 euros is charged.
Non-EU Students Scholarship
All highly motivated non-EU applicants are given the opportunity to receive a scholarship, if they fulfill certain requirements.
EU Students Scholarship
This scholarship is designed exclusively for new international students (Bachelor, Master and MBA) who intend to study at CBS International Business School. Each year, CBS awards scholarships in order to reduce the tuition fees for talented foreign students. Qualified students will receive a 50% scholarship off the total tuition fee.
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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