Photo: Felix Wesch
Photo: Felix Wesch
International Business Management (Master)
Structure of the study program
1st and 2nd semester: Marburg
- You can decide whether your studies begin in Germany or France. Here, we assume you will spend the first two semesters at the Philipps University of Marburg.
- In Marburg, you can choose from a variety of modules in the fields of business administration and economics.
- In addition, you will take a methods module to prepare optimally for your master’s thesis.
3rd and 4th semester: France
- You will spend the third and fourth semesters in France at the Grande Ecole INSEEC Business School.
- In the third semester, you will take modules about management and strategy. Besides, you have to choose one major: International Business Management, International Luxury Management, Corporate Finance, or Strategic Marketing Management.
- In your last semester, you will do an internship and write your master’s thesis in parallel.
Perfectly prepared for your international future
The International Business Management study program offers you the attractive opportunity to obtain an internationally accredited double degree. The study program is practice-oriented and prepares you perfectly for a management position in an international environment. It is also possible to do a PhD after graduation.
You can choose whether to study at the Paris, Bordeaux, or Chambéry campus. As a student of the Philipps University of Marburg, you are exempt from the tuition fees of the Grande Ecole INSEEC Business School. You only pay a semester fee of about 350 euros. The teaching languages are English and German.
The following diagram assumes that you begin your studies in Marburg.
- Methods module (Marburg) 5% 5%
- Modules from business administration and economics (Marburg) 45% 45%
- Two modules on strategy and management (France) 8% 8%
- Chosen major (France) 17% 17%
- Master thesis and internship (France) 25% 25%
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Pauline about her time in Paris
I spend the second year of my studies at the INSEEC Grande École Paris. Here, I have the unique opportunity to take the major in Luxury Brand Management, for which Paris is the ideal city. As the professors are practitioners, they can optimally prepare you for your professional future. In addition, it is very enriching that there is a lot of group work with students from all over the world. I love living in Paris and feel right at home. The city has an incredibly beautiful flair. There is always something to see, so you never get bored. Even though the workload is high, you still can enjoy „la belle vie.“ I’m already looking forward to my upcoming internship here.
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Study in one of the most popular student cities
Marburg is located in the center of Germany and is one of the most popular student cities. Of the approximately 77,000 inhabitants, about one in three studies at the Philipps University. This high density of young students characterizes the entire cityscape. Countless pubs, restaurants, and cafés await you in our beautiful old town. Most of our students prefer to live in flat-sharing communities.
Where you can learn
Many of our students like to study in one of our libraries. There you will find silence, large desks, and free Wi-Fi. Both libraries are within walking distance of the lecture hall building, so you can easily study there between classes. Free lockers are available.
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The Business & Economics Library
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The University Library
Our new University Library opened in 2018 and is one of the most modern libraries in Germany. There is an inexpensive café in the building, and the canteen is also only a 5-10-minute walk away. The University Library is located right next to a beautiful botanical garden where you can sunbathe during the summer.
At the University of Marburg, you can choose between more than 100 sports. Not only popular sports like soccer, volleyball, and tennis are part of our course program but also many less-known sports. We even offer, for example, ski excursions and sailing courses. For many students, our fitness room is a great alternative to a gym membership.
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You can engage in one of several student initiatives and gain valuable experience for your future. Since most student initiatives have a distinct community life, they are a perfect opportunity to meet other students.
The Student Council
The Finance Club
And many more!
Visit the Silicon Valley
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Prof. Armbrüster about the Silicon Valley excursion
In May 2018 and May 2019, we visited Silicon Valley with about 60 students. The excursion aimed to learn about the characteristics of start-ups from the information technology sector and to get to know the atmosphere of the Valley. Through several talks by founders, technology specialists, venture capitalists, and university professors, the participants could gain deep insights into the functioning of start-ups and the prevailing corporate culture.
As the excursion received excellent feedback, we plan to offer it regularly after the pandemic.
Any remaining questions?
Ask our Student Advisory Service
If you still have questions regarding the International Business Management study program, the Student Advisory Service is pleased to help you.
Your contact person
Phone: +49 (0) 6421 28-22845
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