Master in International Business: Curriculum –
Discover a comprehensive general management program.
Our Master in International Business opens the door to a global mindset needed for a career in management working with international teams. The program blends academic excellence with practical applications, allowing you to explore theory in the context of real-life cases. We offer a variety of courses across the field of general management designed to provide you with the skills needed to make an impact in your career.
Our program will not only offer you a rigorous curriculum, but also a deeper understanding of yourself as a leader with many opportunities to build your network.
Depending on prior knowledge
At least 6 weeks
At one of WHU's 200 partner universities
Individually or in a group
Optional Double Degree
At one of our partner universities
The elements of the program include:
Candidates who are missing some pre-requisites for courses in the following areas can take them online before the beginning of their studies:
Mathematics for Management
Upon acceptance to the Master in International Business Program, we will provide you with a link to take the online prep-courses.
In addition, you can prepare yourself for your master’s program with us by taking the following readings:
- Strategy: Introduction to Strategy
- Organizational Behavior: Decision Making
- Operations Management: Designing, Managing, and Improving Operations
- Marketing: Competitive Strategies
The nine required modules in the core curriculum will provide you with essential general management tools.
- Quarter I
- Quarter II
International Marketing Management
International Trade & Investment
Modern Tools and Applications of Data Science
- Quarter III
Managing the Global Supply Chain
International Business Negotiations
Psychology of Leadership
Beyond the core modules, you will have the opportunity to tailor your MIB studies by selecting three electives from the pool MIB electives in your fourth quarter.
- New Product Development
- Economics of Financial Markets
- Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
- Current Topics in Accounting
- Visual Prototyping
- Building and Scaling Successful Companies
- Financial Risk Management
- Asset Management
- Investment Banking
- Financial Derivatives
- Household Finance
- Strategy Execution
- Leadership in Practice
- Luxury Brand Management
- Operations Analysis and Control
- Web Mining
- Sustainable Operations Management
- Advanced Supply Management
You will gain valuable work experience and the opportunity to apply theory learned in class through an internship in Germany or abroad. The Career Center supports you in finding an internship position via a broad range of activities such as individual career counseling, workshops, and company presentations.
The Master thesis concludes your studies, providing you the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you have gained throughout the course of the Master Program. While writing your thesis, you will be supervised by a WHU faculty member. You may also write your thesis in collaboration with a company.
For more detailed information on the core electives and electives, please see the Online Course Guide.