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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 2022

Tuition fees
€ 33,200

Five reasons to choose the Master in International Business at WHU:

  1. Experience a first-class education: our Master programs rank #1 in Germany.
  2. Access unparalleled career opportunities: with personalized support from the WHU Career Center.
  3. Develop lifelong connections: join a network of international peers and alumni.
  4. Learn from the best: benefit from our expert faculty.
  5. Become a global leader: get the skills to make an impact.

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.

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Student experience

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Double Degree

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



Frequently asked questions –
Master in International Business Program.

Unlike other master programs at WHU, the Master in International Business does not require a business degree to apply. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree with at least 40 ECTS credits in business courses or a degree in related fields such as business engineering, business psychology, business law, tourism, hotel, or sports management, are welcome to apply.

Other more general requirements include a maximum of two years of work experience, proof of English proficiency as all courses are taught in English, and proof of strong analytical and quantitative skills. This is demonstrated via a GMAT/GRE/TM-Base 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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Dates & events

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Semester dates

Our Master of Science Programs start in September each year.

Fall Semester 2021
September 01 – December 31 (lectures end December 17)
Welcome Week:  August 23 – 31.

Spring Semester 2022
January 01 – August 31 (lectures end April 29)
Capstone Module Abroad (90 cr track): May 01. – 07.

Get in touch

Let’s connect –
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    
+49 (0)261 6509 523

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