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International Business and Economics (M.A.)

Master of Arts in International Business and Economics

Key facts

  • Master programme (4 semester) in English
  • Dual degree programmes (M.A. & either MBA or MSc)
  • Working in small groups of students
  • High level of interaction between students and faculty members
  • Located in the historic city of Schmalkalden in the center of Germany

Welcome to the accredited master programme offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Applied Sciences Schmalkalden. We are highly committed to being an educational institution of excellence in the fields of business and economics.

Located in a historic city almost in the geographical center of Germany, we aim at an international group of students and expect more than two-thirds of our master students to have an international background and to come from different countries. A modern campus building with state-of-the-art technology, a high level of interaction between students and faculty members, and small groups of students working together provide a learning environment you may not find elsewhere.

The Master of Arts in International Business and Economics programme reflects our idea to provide our most valued assets - our students - with a truly international approach in a unique programme and to prepare them for a successful professional career in business or for their subsequent research.

The Master of Arts in International Business and Economics starts each summer and winter semester, and is a two-year research-based quality programme with a strong international focus. The next intake is Summer 2023.

The first year (two semesters) will take place from April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025

Course Description


Form of study Full-time
Duration of study 4 semesters
Teaching language: English
Degree Master of Arts
ECTS 120

Each Winter and each Summer term

Application deadline 15 December for Summer term; 15 June for Winter term



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Thank you for showing interest in our programme. We will be proud to welcome you as a Schmalkalden student in the near future and to present you an advanced business and economics degree that will help you to accomplish your professional goals.