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Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Matthias Gröhl Wirtschaftswissenschaften


t +49 (0)681 58 67 - 552


htw saar
Waldhausweg 14
66123 Saarbrücken
Room B-2-03

International Management (Master of Arts) at a glance

The Master's in International Management (MAIM) is a two-year postgraduate programme that is accredited by FIBBA and internationally recognised.

The programme is taught entirely in English and is designed for talented and ambitious students with a first degree in business studies who are seeking managerial positions for their future professional careers. The M.A. programme builds on the student‘s broad general understanding of the field and offers them the chance to acquire a more specialized advanced qualification that prepares them for high-level management positions in an international business environment

The intercultural and language skills of the students, which are particularly expected in internationally operating companies/organisations/institutions, form the profile of the programme. Furthermore, students should be enabled to think critically and to act freely, responsibly, democratically and socially. In addition to sound knowledge in the central management areas, students should gain a deep insight into theoretical approaches and relevant research results. Graduates should thus be able to meet the constantly changing requirements of internationally operating companies and to be able to shape their own future.

Course details

Semester One

International Strategic Management (lecture and seminar)
International Accounting and Taxation (lecture)
International Human Resources and Cultural Diversity (lecture and seminar)
Sustainable Leading and Reporting (lecture)
Quantitative Methods (lecture)

Semester Two

International Marketing (seminar)
International and EU Law (lecture)
Financial Management (lecture)
International Operations Management (lecture)
Academic English (seminar)
Communication (seminar)

Semester Three

International Management Seminar (seminar)
International Management Workshop (seminar)
Advanced International Economics (lecture and seminar)
Practical Training I (internship abroad)

Semester Four

Practical Training II (continuation of Practical Training I)
Master's Colloquium (seminar)
Master's Thesis

For more detailed information, please refer to the specific course descriptions.

The teaching methods range from normal lectures, seminars and workshops to excursions, business games and joint courses with students from partner universities. International guest lecturers round off the international perspective.


The International Management programme is taught entirely in English – you should be fluent in English as well.

You are going to study in Germany. Thus basic German language skills are necessary to deal with issues of the daily life as public administration, transportation, accomodation and not at least: diving into German culture.

Support for international students

We urge international students to apply for the International Business programme at htw saar. A range of support options are available to you:

  • individual advice during your application process (,
  • welcome week,
  • mentoring programme for first year students,
  • student tutors,
  • German language classes free of charge,
  • housing support,
  • social programme including excursions, as well as leisure and cultural activities.

Costs and funding

There are no tuition fees per semester, but an enrollment fee per semester which entitles students to use public transport all over the Saarland.

Further Information >

Requirements, registration and application

Academic admission requirements
Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) in business or economics (or equivalent) with an average mark of 2.9 or better

Minimum requirements are:
- 60 ECTS in business or economics
- 5 ECTS in business law
- 10 ECTS in mathematics/statistics

Language requirements:
Applicants must provide proof of their English and German language proficiency.

- English: Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
- German: Level B1 level of the CEFR

Application deadline:
-15 July for the following winter semester

Application procedure:
International applicants must first apply online via uni-assist ( to receive the necessary VPD (preliminary review documentation). This can be done at any time of the year.

After receiving your VPD from uni-assist, please apply directly to htw saar at:

Domestic applicants apply via the ordinary online application please:

Questions regarding application process and admission requirements?
Please contact


Program International Management
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Program duration 4 semesters
Beginning Winter semester 
Tuition fees none
School htw saar Business School
Accreditation Accreditated by FIBAA
Admission requirements Admission requirements
Special features Applicants must demonstrate adequate proficiency in English ('Effective operational proficiency' or 'Advanced level' or level C1 of the Common European Framework).  
Semester contribution For detailed information please click here 


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