Master of Arts in International Business Specialization in Strategic Management & Consulting

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winter semester
4 semesters
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Master of Arts
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Consulting as a specialization within the Master in International Business

Regardless of whether a medium-sized company is operating globally or is a successful global corporations, all have to constantly adapt to advancing globalization and rapid changing technologies in order to remain profitable and grow sustainably. In doing so, companies are continually reaching their limits and need additional expertise. Business consultants seek a critical view from the outside as well as impulses for new ways and opportunities in order to effectively build and expand competitive advantages.

With the program Strategic Management & Consulting you get to know the consulting industry. You will be introduced to the typical tools such as universal methods for analysis, problem solving and decision-making regularly used by business consultant. These tools are continuously implemented during your studies to solve complex strategic problems. In this way you not only receive an excellent but also practical foundation for your career in strategic management.

By the way, if you decide to specialize in Strategic Management & Consulting, you have the opportunity to take part in the Double Degree Program, which takes place in cooperation with the EDC Paris Business School.

Position companies for the future

Anyone who works as a management consultant is constantly facing new challenges and requires a wide range of business administration knowledge. The master’s degree in International Business provides you not only with this, but also the specialized knowledge critical for the consulting business. Among other things, you will learn the relevant tools of corporate and strategy consulting, such as International Competitive Strategy. A common task for consultants is the restructuring of companies, acquisitions or mergers. Therefore, you will be dealing with topics of corporate organization and development as well as their interactions with strategic (re)orientation.

Practical experience for the consulting profession

It is particularly important in the consulting industry to gain practical experience early on. The EMS therefore attaches great importance to practical relevance. This begins with the fact that the course content is taught from professors directly from the industry. In addition, as part of your studies you have the opportunity to apply your expertise in a business project, business simulation game and to work on real tasks in the field of management consulting. Between the second and third semester, you will gain your first valuable work experience during an internship in Germany or abroad. You would like to write your master’s thesis with practical relevance? No problem! Combine your thesis work with an exciting project together with a chosen company.

Score with language and soft skills

The master’s degree program prepares you comprehensively for a career in international business. Accordingly, your language of lecture is English. A semester abroad furthermore provides the opportunity for you to develop your foreign language skills. If you would like to learn and deepen your existing language abilities, further foreign languages such as French or Spanish are available at the EMS. In addition to language skills, we specifically train your intercultural skills. These skills are gained in lectures such as Advanced Intercultural Team- and Self-Management.

Requirements for the master’s program

You have successfully completed your undergraduate studies in economics or business administration. Since the language of this degree program is English, advanced language skills are required. Our study advisors are happy to provide you with detailed information about this specialization and our entrance requirements.

In which direction will you take your career opportunities?

The successful completion of the International Business Master’s with the specialization in Strategic Management & Consulting provides you with optimal entry opportunities as a generalist or specialist in management consultancy. This profile makes you equally attractive for positions in strategic management of international companies or for in-house consulting departments of corporations. In addition, you have the option of adding a doctorate to your academic education.


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