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International Management and Intercultural Communication, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 15 months
Köln, Germany
This 15-month program in International Management and Intercultural Communication at TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences) combines international management aspects with theory and practice of intercultural communication. 
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Its characteristic feature is the fact that students study together as a cohort at each of the partner universities, starting in Germany, continuing in Poland and China, and ending in the United States. The language of instruction is English.

This international Master's program is offered by the Faculty of Information Science and Communication Studies and the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.

The program starts every winter semester. Each partner university admits a maximum of 10 students per year with the exception of Dongbei University in China, which admits 5 students yearly. The program is divided into four trimesters and takes approximately 15 months (including examinations). 

Programme Structure

  • he program is intended to qualify students for all aspects of international management as well as for academic research. The program takes into account  that nowadays professional-level international management skills must include intercultural skills. For this reason, the program has two main purposes, just as its name indicates: firstly, to qualify for international management and secondly, to provide theoretic and practical expertise in the field of intercultural communication. 
  • The latter is particularly enhanced by studying in different countries and being part of an international cohort of students. In addition, students will acquire competence in international accounting and financial management as well as cultural studies. When writing their thesis, students use electronic research tools and analyze economic data and thus demonstrate their newly acquired skills.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 15 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You only need to take one of these tests:

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:


    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:


    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 500

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's, Diplom or Master's degree from a university or university of applied sciences
  • English skills
  • GMAT or GRE
    • Aptitude test

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      548 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 274 EUR per semester and a duration of 15 months.
    • National

      548 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 274 EUR per semester and a duration of 15 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    • Semester fee for the winter semester 

    Living costs for Köln

    • 831 - 1300 EUR/month
      Living Costs

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


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