Master in International Business:

Boost your non-business degree with our top-tier business program.

At a glance

21 months | Full-Time


Master of Science (MSc)

Vallendar, Germany & semester abroad

Next intake
September 2024

Tuition fees

Why choose the WHU Master in International Business?

This program is developed for graduates of diverse study fields. All applicants are expected to have a strong, demonstrated interest in business, e.g. by having taken business-related courses, completed relevant internships in business, or through entrepreneurial activities, such as founding your own company. Take the first step towards a global career with our Master in International Business program. Curious? Why not join one of our upcoming events!

Learn more about our Master in International Business Program:

Courses & Curriculum

Hands-on knowledge from industry experts and thought leaders.

Application & Admissions

We welcome diverse and creative students from around the world.

Fees & Financing

Flexible financing options to help you invest in your future.

Double Degree

Why not go the extra mile?

Ambitious students from all of our MSc degree programs can apply for an optional Double Degree.


Double Degree

Why not go the extra mile?

Ambitious students from all of our MSc degree programs can apply for an optional Double Degree.


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Student experience

An international network of opportunities –
Made in Germany, operating worldwide.

International experience

A cross-cultural learning experience.


Student life

Learning together, growing together


Study in Germany

A guide to living and studying in Germany.



Frequently asked questions –
Master in International Business Program.

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 Managing the Global Supply Chain, International Business Negotiations, Psychology of Leadership, and much more.

Find out more information about the Master in International Business Curriculum and Courses

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.

Career development

Your career in international business –
Job entry following graduation.

As a Master in International Business student, you will gain access to the WHU network offering unparalleled opportunities, and a dedicated and top-ranked Career Center to assist you in your career goals. The majority of Master graduates follow a managerial career path in consulting or industry and services. However, a growing number either enter the start-up ecosystem with an existing company or found their own, often assisted by the excellent network found at WHU.


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Important dates

Semester dates

Our Master of Science Programs start in September each year.

Fall Semester 2023
Welcome week:  Aug. 22 – 31
Lecture period: Sept. 01 – Dec. 14
Exam weeks: Oct. 23 – 28 and Dec. 15 – 21

Spring Semester 2024
Lecture period: Jan. 08 – Apr. 19
Exam weeks: Feb. 26 – 29 and Apr. 22 – 26
Capstone Module Abroad (90 cr track): Apr. 28 – May 04

Master in International Business News & Stories

Courageous and committed –
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We're here to answer your questions.

The Master of Science Team is happy to answer any questions you might have about our curriculum, admission requirements, or financing options. Simply drop us a line, and we will get back to you!

Team MSc

Hannah Page 
 +49 (0)261 6509 521

Sharon Min    
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