Management career rather than specialist career

Master in Strategy and International Management

Master of Science (MSc) Double degree possible
Master in Strategy and International Management student of EBS Universitaet
The Master in Strategy and International Management programme is focused on strategic work. Because it is only possible to classify topics and issues with the necessary foresight adequately and consequently make a sustainable impact on business.
Application Info material
  • 4 semester
  • 120 ECTS
  • 33,780 € total
  • Full-time
  • Spring and Fall Term
  • English
  • incl. stay abroad
  • FT Ranking Top 100 Master
  • Spring Term to 22.01.2024
  • Fall Term to 26.08.2024
  • Campus Rheingau
Our pledge

This makes the Master in Strategy and International Management special

The future cannot be changed with tables, numbers and rules alone. The Master in Strategy and International Management programme provides intensive teaching on thinking strategically and problem-solving. In the process, you will broaden your global vision and develop your personality. Because only personalities who inspire people to change can make a difference in the future world.

Knowledge without values has no value.
We know just how important it is, especially in business management, to work with diverse stakeholders, so that empathy and values make the decisive difference. They shape future leaders who drive things forward and enthrall others. We teach our values courage, responsibility, consideration and backbone in our classes and in our Coaching & Leadership Hub.


Strategy and Practice Challenge-based learning.
Throughout your study programme, the EBS didactic concept of challenge-based learning provides insights into working practice. In close cooperation with partner companies, learn about the topics that are essential for future leaders, based on real-life cases. In Real Business Challenges, you develop solutions and ideas, which you then present to the board of managers. In this way, you gain an understanding of the challenges of corporate governance.


Focus on you. Personal development and state-of-the-art knowledge.
The trends technology / digitalization and ESG are an integral part of our programme. In addition, you will learn important skills that you will later need in practice as a manager in so-called Professional Development Workshops.

Learn more highlights in our video


Harshita Anindya Werneke

Student Recruitment Manager


The first step towards a successful future

Students in the Master in Strategy and International Management are international and diverse. Graduates take on leadership positions in a wide variety of areas: As management consultants, business developers, successors in family businesses, founders or corporate partners - often in senior management.

Corporate partners

Strong corporate partners

More than 200 corporate partners support and accompany students during their time at EBS University. These include many well-known DAX-listed corporations and international business law firms. With the help of our partners, we provide an ideal mix of theory and practice.

During the programme, we work together with international industry giants such as P&G, BMW, Porsche, Beiersdorf, Bertelsmann, Continental or consultancies such as KPMG or BCG . You can also make valuable contacts in the business world during your studies, with the help of our Career Service Centre.

Today, EBS graduates stand out in particular because with a very good academic background and a strong practical approach, they quickly make a difference in the business world.

Astrid Teckentrup, Chief Executive Officer of Procter & Gamble (DACH) (EBS Alumna)

Success stories

Made by EBS

Once EBS, always EBS.

Our goal to impart knowledge and values has proved successful. This is underpinned by a strong network of over 10,000 alumni, many of whom work in top business positions. The alumni association is always there to support you during and after your studies. As you can see - we are a huge family.

Learn more
Niccolò Lapini Alumnus 2018
Niccolò Lapini, Co-Founder and CEO of Bella&Bona (EBS Alumnus)
Almost every course involved a project with a company. I fondly remember the great L'Oréal competition, where we had to design the go-to-market approach for the launch of a new product with a team of three students.
Study programme structure

Master in Strategy and International Management

The programme comprises four semesters and concludes with a master's thesis - in cooperation with a company. The last semester is reserved for your stay abroad (learn more in this video) at one of our more than 200 partner universities.

Study Content

This is what you learn in the Master ind Strategy and Management programme

The study programme is divided into different units. The basic modules prepare you for your future project activities and you develop your leadership skills systematically. In the elective modules, you will deal with the essential issues of executive management. Project work with real-life cases will allow you to consolidate your newly acquired expertise and grow as a leader.

Core modules:


Strategic Management

  • EBS Master Onboarding Project: Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Corporate and International Strategy


Managerial Accounting, Finance and Economics

  • Financial Analysis, Managerial Accounting - Strategy Analytics
  • Strategic Interaction in Markets
  • Contracts, Incentives and Compensation


Managing People, Operations and Society

  • Learning to Lead - Introduction to Leadership Concepts
  • Operation and Technology Management
  • Business and Society, Sustainable Strategy



Professional skills workshops und projects:

  • Management Methods for a Digital World
  • Problem Analytics and Solving
  • Diversity Management



Elective modules:


Strategy and Organizations

  • Controlling Modern Oranizational Work
  • Cognitive Biases, Choices, and Strategy
  • Motivating Employees in Organizations


Managing Innovations

  • Founder’s Skillset
  • Tools of Technology and Innovation Management
  • Venture Financing


Sustainable Business Strategy

  • Strategy and Impact for the SDGs
  • Applied Strategies for Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Strategies and Value Creation


Automotive Business Management in the Digital Age

  • Strategic Management and Corporate Foresight in the Automotive Industry
  • Business process & Information Management in the Global Automotive Value Chain


Marketing Management

  • Digital Communication, Social Media & Transformation
  • Omnichannel Strategy/Sales
  • Marketing in the Context of ESG



Advanced strategy module: Advanced Topics in Strategic Management

  • Contemporary International Strategy
  • Digital Strategy and Platforms
  • Transformative Technologies
  • Alliances, Mergers & Aquisitions, Ecosystems



Consulting Project: Consulting Field Study

Every person is different. Numerous ways to do a Master's degree at EBS.

We have designed the EBS master programmes to be flexible, depending on your level of knowledge, skills and goals. Take the study path that best suits you and your circumstances:


Semester Abroad Track
The international track comprises two semesters at EBS University, one semester of practical experience and final thesis, and one semester at one of our partner universities abroad.


Practice Track
You have already gained sufficient experience abroad and would now like to focus on practical experience? Then the Practice Track is perfect for you. This comprises two semesters of studying at EBS University , two semesters for intensive and long-term internships and a final thesis with company-related topics.


German Track
An option explicitly designed for non-German speaking students. You will receive compulsory German classes (Business and General) in addition to the lectures and will not go abroad in the 3rd semester, but stay at EBS in Germany. This enables you to improve your career perspectives in Germany. In the fourth semester you will complete your studies with your thesis.


Dual Degree
You can obtain another international degree (MBA or Master) in addition to your EBS degree. Extend your study abroad at one of our partner universities by one semester and receive a double degree. In this way, you gain more expertise in a broader international context. And you increase your global market value.

Challenged Based Learning

Experience top-class expert lectures and a strong practical orientation. In addition to interactive lectures, there is an emphasis on case studies and real-world projects, so the degree program reflects cutting-edge management practices. In addition, close collaboration with industry leaders and practitioners is encouraged to equip students with the skills, competencies and mindsets required in today's global economy.

Turning managers into leaders.

In addition to the professional training, we support your personal development with the study module "Leadership" already in the curriculum. Furthermore, the topic of leadership is important to us in the development of students, especially in practical terms:


  • Leading yourself
    An accompanying coaching programme on personal development provided by certified coaches.
  • Leading Teams
    You work together in international teams during the courses.
  • Leading Organisations
    In a real context, you will work on a business project. Learn about the challenges in a real environment and develop suitable solutions.

Many possibilities. One language.
At EBS University you will study at an international level and in an international environment. That's why all lectures and events are, of course, held in English.

It could hardly be more international.

International professors and lecturers, study groups with high diversity or an integrated stay abroad are without question the best preparation for a career in international top management.

Get to know the lecturers: EBS University is one of the leading business universities in Germany, but we are not satisfied with that: our professors aim to make the Faculty of Business Administration, as a management-focused business school, a leader in Europe. In the Master's program, professors with many years of practical experience as well as internationally renowned researchers teach. They all work together to shape leaders for the future.


Our faculty is supported by members of the adjunct faculty. You will be taught by experts who hold top positions in business or are active in leading companies. These includes e.g.

  • Dr. Kjell Gruner, CEO Nordamerika (Porsche)
  • Prof. Dr. Florian Drinhausen, former board member Deutsche Bank

Contents and highlights

The Master briefly explained

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Studying with distinction

Characteristics and skills

Your profile

For a successful career as a manager in a leadership position, you need broad business management knowledge and a strong personality. Good insight into human nature and leadership qualities are just as important as interdisciplinary thinking or a very good mathematical mindset.

If you have the following qualities and skills, nothing stands in your way of successfully completing your Master studies:

  • Soft skills including communication, teamwork or negotiation skills
  • Sense of responsibility and the courage to find creative solutions to problems
  • Very good knowledge of English, as our courses are held in English

Master in Strategy and International Management student of EBS Universitaet
Selection process

Admission requirements and application

The Business Management Master degree at EBS University trains future managers who shape and drive the economy. This process begins by finding the right people for our management study programme.

EBS follows a holistic admission process, which means that the minimum scores are seen within the context of your overall profile, professional experience and background. Furthermore, EBS does not have application deadlines. However, early applications are always recommended, particularly for international candidates and those looking to receive financial aid. Start your application by submitting the following documents on our online application platform:

  • A bachelor’s degree and transcripts in any field of study with at least 180 ECTS or an equivalent recognised qualification
  • English language certificate (TOEFL® iBT/MyBest TOEFL: minimum 95; IELTS: 7; Duolingo English Test: minimum 125 or an equivalent certificate).
    Upon proof, if you have completed an undergraduate degree in English, are a native speaker, or have worked for at least 2 years in an English-speaking country, no certificate is required.
    All candidates interested in the Semester Abroad Track of the programme need to present a valid TOEFL® or IELTS score due to regulations pertaining to our partner universities.
  • A valid GMAT (either classic or new Focus edition - scores will be based on GMAC's percentile tables), GRE, Business Admissions Test (BAT), EBSgrad Test, Common Admissions Test (CAT).

In the interview, we evaluate your motivation and social skills. The decision factors are performance and learning motivation, as well as communication skills and willingness to act in a socially responsible manner, in addition to your own initiative and drive.

After the selection interview, you can expect to hear back from us with a final decision within one week.

Tuition fees and funding

An investment in your future

We focus on the quality of teaching. EBS Universität stands for one of the best management education programmes in the entire German-speaking world. You need to plan the following investment for the Master in Strategy and International Management at EBS:

Total tuition fees: 33,780 EUR

We try to enable all excellent applicants to study - regardless of their economic situation. Your performance, motivation and personality are decisive here. There is a wide range of options for financing a study programme. In many cases, it makes sense to combine various options. Take a look at the possibilities of scholarships and student funding. Here, you can find out which option is best for you.

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