What will I learn?

The M.Sc. in International Business and Economics (IBE) provides academic excellence in International Management and International Economics. In our lectures and exercises, we use case studies. Our seminars and empirical projects let you practice theory building and methods (especially application of econometrics) as well as giving you well-founded industry expertise.

  • Great career prospects
  • Possibility to obtain a double Master’s degree


  • Learn to analyze transnational business processes and global product chains.
  • Prepare for management functions in a career in a knowledge-intensive and project-oriented global economy.
  • Apply cutting-edge theoretical and econometrical models to real problems of multinational companies and institutions/NGOs.
  • Think and act in an interdisciplinary way to solve challenging management and economic problems in a team.
  • Obtain academic skills and soft skills like teamwork, social entrepreneurship, or rhetoric and negotiation techniques.
  • Take an international perspective, learn a foreign language, and link different cultures.

Occupational fields

With a view to research, we train you to build up well-founded knowledge of methods. After your degree, you can work empirically on new research questions. With these skills, you can apply to doctorate programs. Thematically, the following focuses are possible:

  • International Business
  • International Management & Innovation
  • International Economics

With a view to the practice, we prepare you for management or analyst positions, e.g.:

  • International Business Analyst
  • Management / Business Consultant
  • Economic Counsel

Potential employers are:

  • Multinational companies
  • International organizations, including NGOs, and
  • Service providers

The Master in International Business and Economics currently offers double masters programs with the Universities of Venice, Pavia and Varese.

The double master programs in the IBE are closely based on its basic structure. In addition to the basic area, the choice of a focus area is planned, which will be taken proportionately in Hohenheim and at the partner university.

Instead of a supplementary subject, elective modules are taken. Study achievements (60 EP | 60 EP) and study time (1 year | 1 year) are divided equally. The first year of study takes place in Hohenheim, the second year at the partner university, which concludes there with the Master's thesis.

The double master programs can be studied entirely in English on the German and Italian sides.

Study options

Full Time (4 semesters)

Tuition fees
Tuition fees for international students from non-EU/EEA countries: €1,500 per semester; For the winter semester 2018/19 total: €182.40
Start date

Expected October 2019


University of Hohenheim

Schloss Hohenheim 1,


Baden Wurttemberg,

70599, Germany

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To master program can only be granted to those who 1. A minimum of three years of study with a minimum of 180 credits in Part II of this Statute completed designated closer degree program at a German or foreign university or equivalent has, 2. Good command of English (at least level B2 of the Common European Framework) has that - if it is not the native language of the applicant / the applicant - are usually demonstrated by a language test or other evidence referred to Paragraph 2, 3. Good German language skills (at least level B1 of the European CFR). Other English language proficiency: Cambridge EFL Certificate of Advanced English, Cambridge Business English Certificate BEC Higher, London Chamber of Commerce Level 3, TOEIC 750 points, TELC B2 (at least “good”), Trinity Certificate / ISE III, European level B2, UNIcert II (at least “good”), ALTE Level 4.

For international students

Students must have the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Economics with a standard period of study of at least 3 years
  • A university degree successfully completed in Germany with a standard period of study of at least 3 years in the area of Economic Science
  • A Bachelor's degree from a foreign university with a standard period of study of at least 3 years in Management and/or Economics, or
  • In a degree program related to business and economic sciences.
  • Or an equivalent degree

Language skills: English B2

  • TOEFL with at least 550 points in the paper test procedure and 213 points in the computer test procedure or 79 points in the Internet test procedure.
  • IELTS (academic exam) with an overall band score of at least 6.0.