Master International Business with Regional Focus

Relevance of the Programme The goal of the MBA program International Business with Regional Focus is to prepare students to take on management positions in companies (or similar organizations) that do business internationally, irrespective of company size and industry.
Therefore, the target group of the program are individuals that have already gained first management experience, that are on the brink of this step or that aspire to take this step.
It is a General Management program with a strong focus on business practice and on the specifics of doing business in an international setting.
The specialty of the program is that every student can chose one of the following Focus Regions: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia or Latin America.
Study Requirements The detailed study requirements can be seen from § 3 of the Study and Exam Regulations (SPO). Here is a simplified overview:
  • First study degree (Bachelor degree or comparable)
    • 210 ECTS points (in case of less than 210 ECTS points, extra courses are available)
    • minimum grade 2,5 (German system)
    • in any discipline
  • at least 1 year of qualified work experience after the first study degree (an additional year of work experience can be accepted as 30 ECTS points)
  • English language skills at least on CEFR B2 level
Type of Language English
Number of Places available around 25 per year
Duration of the Programme 3 semesters (1,5 years)
Credit Points (ECTS) 90
Start of Programme Beginning of October every year
Course of Study The lectures take place in Würzburg mainly on Fridays and Saturdays.
At the beginning of the 2nd semester (around March), the students that have chosen the Focus Regions Eastern Europe, Asia or Latin America will stay for about 4 weeks at a partner university in Russia, Taiwan or Colombia, where module 5 is taught to them. Module 5 is taught to those students that have chosen the Focus Region Western Europe in Würzburg.
Programme Structure The contents and learning outcomes of the modules and courses can be seen in the Module Handbook.
1st Semester
Module 1: Business Simulation (Courses: Business Game, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship)
Module 2: Language Competence Western Europe / Eastern Europe / Asia / Latin America (Courses: General Language Competence German / Russian / Mandarin / Spanish, Business Language Competence German / Russian / Mandarin / Spanish)
Module 3: Intercultural Management (Courses: Organizational Behavior, Cross Cultural Management)
Module 4: Project Management (Courses: Research Projects, International Project Management)

2nd Semester
Module 5: Doing Business in and with Western Europe / Eastern Europe / Asia / Latin America
Module 6: Managing International Businesses (Courses: International Management, International Economics)
Module 7: Strategic Competences (Courses: Strategic Management, Operations Strategy in the Digital Age)
Module 8: International Financial Management (Courses: International Management Control, International Finance)
Module 9: International Leadership (Courses: Organizational Development and Leadership, Business Ethics)
Module 10: Managing International Markets (Courses: International Marketing, Management of International Supply Chains)

3rd Semester
Module 11: International Regulatory Frameworks (Courses: International Law, International Financial Reporting)
Module 12: Managerial Decision Making (Courses: Decision Theory and Practice, Management Information Systems)
Module 13: Master Thesis
Degree Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Tuition 5.500 Euro per semester
Application Period all year
Application deadline 31.07. for study start 01.10 of same year
Online application template
Particularities
  • Strong orientation on business practice
  • Small, international study group
  • Choice of Focus Region with integrated stay at partner university and integrated language courses
  • 2 integrated team trainings
  • Accreditation Programme accreditation till 30.09.2020.
    Seal of the German Accreditation Council.
    Contact MBA International Business Office
    Phone: +49 931 3511-6301
    smib[at]fhws.de
    Further Information Program website