The "International Business Management" course is a joint program of the Economics Department of the University of Marburg and the Grande Ecole INSEEC Business School, France. It is designed as a consecutive, predominantly research-oriented master’s course that extends over four semesters. The strong international orientation is not only reflected in the teaching, but also in a mandatory internship abroad. The languages ??of instruction for students from Marburg are German and English.

Main focus
This master’s main objective is to impart business knowledge with a focus on international aspects.
The French specialization “International Business Strategy” deepens individual business disciplines (e.g. brand or supply chain management) and supplements them with aspects of human resources (e.g. intercultural conflicts or questions of business ethics).



Proof of completion of a relevant bachelor's degree in the field of "economics" or a comparable domestic or foreign professional university degree.

In the completed course of study, at least 120 credit points (CP) must have been achieved in economics subjects and the associated auxiliary sciences that convey methodological skills (e.g. mathematics for economists, statistics).

In addition, methodological skills in the form of at least 15 credit points in the fields of mathematics, statistics, operations research, econometrics or empirical economic research must be available. Of these 15 credit points, at least 5 must be in mathematics and at least 5 in statistics.

Proof of course-specific knowledge and skills:

  • Proof of knowledge of the English language according to language level B2 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ??of the Council of Europe"
  • as well as proof of knowledge of the French language according to language level B1 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ??of the Council of Europe".

Approval mode:

Admission restriction (according to the Hessian procurement ordinance )


assessment procedure You can find information on the aptitude assessment procedure via the link to the application below. 



With this master's degree, students are qualified to take on demanding tasks as specialists or managers in the private sector - in the fields of industry, trade and services - in the public sector or in associations. In addition, the master’s degree enables students to gain further qualifications as part of a doctorate.

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