Master of Science (MSc)
21 Months
Vallendar & semester abroad
First degree
Any field of study

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No need for a business degree to join our Master in International Business! We're all about passion for management — whether you've taken courses, interned, or launched your own venture. If you've got a minor in business, credits in related courses, or a degree in related fields like industrial engineering, business psychology, law, hospitality, or sports management, you're also a perfect fit. 

Unlock your potential

Intern with leading firms such as adidas, BMW, DHL, Henkel, or Teamviewer
88% of students receive a job offer withing 3 months of graduating
Average salary of 65,100 euros upon graduation
80% of students complete internships at companies via WHU Career Center

Success stories

Vanessa Kraft
Master in International Business 2023
"Interning at Accenture Strategy, I gained valuable insights working on a project for a car manufacturer. My advice is to focus on one industry and gain diverse experience there. This led to my current role at BMW Group, where I apply my knowledge in shaping long-term strategies."
Hendrik Just
Master in International Business 2023
"The well-rounded curriculum of the Master in International Business program helped me find the best-suited career path for me. During my first year of study, I was able to secure an internship with BCG and transitioned into a full-time position at Oliver Wyman even prior to the graduation ceremony."
Chaitra Taori
Master in International Business 2023
"During my time as a student at WHU, I had the opportunity of interning with adidas in Digital Business Transformation and working as a Product Management Working Student at TeamViewer. These invaluable experiences laid the foundation for my professional career in Germany. Upon completing my Masters, I joined HelloFresh as a Project Manager. I am eagerly looking forward to unfolding this exciting new chapter! "
Lasse Nissen
Master in International Business 2023
"To work with people from different cultural backgrounds, it is crucial for me to have intercultural competence and awareness. I chose to study at WHU because it offers a high level of education on a theoretical level and is very practice oriented.

I completed my mandatory internship at Porsche Consulting and chose to do a second, voluntary internship at EY-Parthenon which converted to a full-time position following graduation."
Esha Bhavsar
Master in International Business 2023
"It was vital for me to find a business school with smaller class sizes and a collaborative environment. Since Vallendar is a small town, I knew that there would be a close-knit community and more networking opportunities available."
Rong (Jackie) Chen
Master in International Business 2024
"The teaching in the program is practical and modern. After two semesters I acquired a solid foundation to pursue a specialization in finance through the double degree option. The greatest benefit of starting a master’s in international business is that you can start from 0, sprint to 1 after two semesters and explore different opportunities in the business world."

Your curriculum in the Master in International Business

Our curriculum equips you for success in a complex world, whether in management consulting or industry. Core courses cover:

  • Integrating sustainability into global supply chains.
  • Leading diverse, global teams effectively.
  • Utilizing analytics and AI for informed management decisions.
  • Understanding the impact of global economic developments on your company.
  • Navigating core functions like strategy, marketing, and accounting in dynamic environments.

Choose from a variety of in-depth electives, from Business Negotiations to Finance and Brand Management.

WHU Career Center: Anytime career support

Game-changing multinational corporation? Forward-thinking international organization? Wherever you want your career to take you, we can help you make it happen. 

For us, success goes beyond essays and exams. It is about landing that first meaningful job, taking the next step up the career ladder, building meaningful relationships and opening opportunities. 

That is why our Career Center will be there for you. Whenever you need it.

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Double Degree: Double your opportunity

Choose a double degree, and as well as studying for your MSc at WHU, you will get to take your learning experience overseas for two whole semesters.

The advantage? You will graduate with two degrees – one from us and a second from another top international business school. Plus even more opportunities to make invaluable connections and gain the kind of global experience that will truly set you apart.

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Master Programs
Virtual Class Visits

Experience our Master programs online! Join a class in action and get a glimpse into life as a WHU student.
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Frankfurt After-Work Information Session
Off-campus / February 28, 2024
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Virtual Information Session: Master in Business Analytics Program
Online / February 28, 2024
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Dusseldorf After-Work Information Session
Off-campus / February 29, 2024
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e-fellows Master Day Business & Economics Munich
Off-campus / March 02, 2024

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Frequently Asked Questions

We do not require an undergraduate degree in business to apply for the Master in International Business. Candidates should prove a strong interest in business through practical exposure, such as internships or work experience in business-related roles, or entrepreneurial activities. Graduates with a minor in business, credits in business courses, or a degree in related fields such as business engineering, business psychology, business law, hospitality and tourism management, or sports management, are welcome to apply.

Candidates should not have more than of two years of postgraduate work experience, should have proof of English proficiency, and proof of strong analytical and quantitative skills demonstrated via a GMAT or GRE score.

More detailed information about admissions and applications can be found here

WHU offers a rigorous curriculum combined with practical insights, and the opportunity to expand your professional network. In the Master in International Business, students explore the impact of managing global teams, apply theory and research to real-life cases, and develop their understanding of what it means to be a leader with a significant global perspective. Courses include Designing Sustainable Global Supply Chains, International Business Negotiations, Psychology of Leadership, and much more.

Find out more information about the Master in International Business Curriculum

Since the Master in International Business offers a broad management education combined with an international perspective and the option to choose three electives, you will be perfectly prepared for a top management career across all industries. Potential management positions after a Master in International Business include Global Marketing Manager, Global Supply Chain Manager, International Business Development Manager, Business Consultant, and International Project Manager. The integrated internship is a great entry point to your preferred field. With the Career Center and WHU's unique global network, we support you along your career path during and after your master's program.

For more information about career possibilities, visit our Career Center

The salary depends on the country, industry, the size of the company, the position, personal characteristics, and, above all, professional experience. Positions with leadership responsibilities in the corporate world tend to offer higher salaries and often include bonuses. Our Master of Science graduates can expect an above-average starting salary through WHU’s unique global network, our highly supportive Career Center, and the close relationship with industry partners.

For more information about salary for graduates see here