International Business - Master

Key data on study program

Economics and Social Sciences Faculty

Academic Degree

Restricted admission
Yes, in first and higher semesters

Regular duration of studies
4 semester

Is a combination subject required?

Application deadline
Overview of application deadlines

Program start
Winter semester

Language of instruction
German, English

Tuition and other fees

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Requirements and application

Admission is subject to a competitive selection procedure that includes individual interviews with faculty members. Shortlisted candidates from overseas will be interviewed in a video conference via Skype.

Application deadline: 15 May.
Interviews with shortlisted applicants are scheduled for mid-June.
Letters of admission will be sent out by late June - early July.
Our programs start at the beginning of October.

For more information check the webpage of our faculty.

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Admission to the M.Sc. in International Business requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies or Economics or a comparative degree with excellent grades. Applicants are expected to have solid intermediate level knowledge of Business Studies, Economics and Statistics. Having already studied Business or Economics with a focus on East Asia or Africa is a clear advantage.

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The program is free of tuition fees for all EU residents. The state of Baden-Württemberg has introduced fees for international non-EU students and second-degree students. For background information and for fee exemption options, please refer to this link.

Applicants must be fluent in German and have a good command of English.

Chinese, Japanese or Korean is a clear advantage.

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Program details

In today’s globalized economy, increasing numbers of companies compete on global markets, for which they require managers that possess international qualifications and intercultural competence in addition to business expertise. The M.Sc. International Business prepares business leaders of tomorrow for successfully doing business in some of the fastest growing economic areas of the world.

Students spend the first year of the program in Tübingen obtaining profound knowledge in fields of international business of their choice. In the second year of the program, they specialize in either East Asia or sub-Saharan Africa and spend one year at one or two of the most prestigious universities in these regions.

The M.Sc. in International Business is designed as a 4-semester program. Successful completion requires students to achieve a total of 120 ECTS credits (including the Master thesis with 18 ECTS credits).


  • Industrial Organization
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • HRM and Organization
  • Banking
  • Finance
  • International Accounting, Auditing and Corporate Governance
  • Econometrics
  • International Business Taxation
  • Managerial Accounting

For more information check the webpage of our faculty.

Cooperation agreements:

We are still extending our partnerships, but already have firm exchange agreements with some of the most prestigious universities in East Asia and Africa.
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With this program, the Tübingen School of Business and Economics offers a unique opportunity for highly motivated Bachelor graduates with a special interest in East Asia or Africa to experience an exciting study period in one of the two regions with a fascinating blend of academic and cultural learning.

Optional time abroad
You may choose to spend some time abroad as part of any study program. You should start planning it 12 to 18 months before your departure. 
Here you will find general information and advice on studying abroad. In addition, some departments have their own subject-specific services providing information on studying abroad.

Help with choosing a study program

The diverse options for elective studies in Japan and Taiwan allowed me to set my own focuse within an excellent master program - a great stepping stone into an international career.

Barbara Völkl, B.Sc. UR Regensburg

After your studies

This Master’s degree program is the ideal preparation for graduates aspiring to an international career in the globalizing business world. With the ever growing importance of East Asia and Africa in the international economy, employers are in great need of high potential recruits with knowledge and expertise in conducting business in these areas. The M.Sc. in International Business offers a unique opportunity to fill this demand that is bound to rise further! Our graduates are in an exceptional position, due to their academic expertise, their international experience in these exciting regions of the world, and their profound intercultural competencies. As such, they are in an ideal starting position for a most promising career not only in the business world across sectors, industries and functions, but also at international or national governmental or non-governmental organizations.

Advice and internships
The University’s Career Service assists with careers orientation and getting started in your profession. Jobs and internships can be found in the Praxisportal.

Graduates will also find themselves well-positioned to pursue a Ph.D. subsequent to this M.Sc. program. Towards this end, students may study this M.Sc. program on a Ph.D. track, putting themselves on a fast track to a doctoral degree in International Business.

See also the school's graduate program.


Here you will find information about the Alumni Association Tübingen.

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