MSc in International Management

International Business School
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
2 semester(s)
City, country:
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
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We offer four postgraduate programmes in English, all leading to the Master of Science degree conferred by our British partner, The University of Buckingham. All our master’s programmes are delivered in teaching blocks to allow full-time work besides studying, and can be completed in 12 months. Our students become familiar with the latest concepts and approaches of business and management through involvement in real business activities.

MSc in International Management (ranked no. 10 in Eastern Europe!) attracts a culturally diverse mix of international students.

Students upon graduation should be equipped with:
  • global economic and managerial issues as they relate to strategic decision making;
  • contemporary issues related to the dynamics of international business, including the phenomenon of globalization;
  • practical implications of international business theories regarding the external and internal operations of multinationals;
  • appropriate techniques to deal with complex issues critical to the success of multinational firms

Target audience

Completing a master’s programme at IBS requires considerable commitment on your part. We aim to match your commitment by providing a programme that encourages you to question the way management and business processes operate in an organisation. The open and critical thinking we help you to develop is highly valued by employers.

This programme offers valuable preparation for anyone contemplating a career in general management and is an ideal step towards graduate-level employment, especially if you want to progress your career from an entry-level to management position. Current graduates are employed at middle management level by multinational corporations such as IBM, GE or Alcoa-Köfém; or by ministries/government agencies.

Our programmes are designed primarily for recent graduates. Nevertheless, they are also found attractive by those wishing to make a career change.


Part 1
  • Business Data Analysis
  • Principles and Practices of Global Business
Part 2
  • Leading and Managing People
  • Entrepreneurship and Family Business
Part 1 - 2
  • Academic Skills
Part 3
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Managing Global Brands
  • International Management Elective*
  • Research Methods for Social Sciences
  • *International Management Electives
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Project Management
Part 4
  • Business Strategy
  • Cross-cultural Management Skills

Admission/Entrance requirements

Tuition Fees: € 11.800,-
There is a one-time registration fee of EUR 900 for non-EU citizens, to be paid together with the tuition fee. Application is free of charge!

Required Academic Qualifications:
Entrants to any of the programmes of the MSc Portfolio should possess a first or second class honours Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any field or discipline. Mature students not meeting the above requirements should contact the Admission officer with their complete application documentation, which will be considered on an individual basis.

English Language Requirements:
Sufficient level of English: applicants are required to pass IBS’s own English Language Placement Test that consists of a 90-minute test and an Orientation Interview. If the applicant has a certificate of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall score of 6.5 points (including a minimum of 6.5 in each component of assessment) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 575 (232 in the computerised version, 90 in the iBT version), the applicant is not required to take the written test, only the interview.


Language(s) of instruction: English

What you will receive as an international student

  • a degree from a leading modern university, The University of Buckingham in the UK, Europe,
  • a truly international study environment,
  • internationally recognised, high quality, innovative teaching and learning methods,
  • a vibrant student life on and off campus,
  • Master degree programmes, designed with your future career in mind.
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International Business School is a dynamic and innovative university with approximately 1,200 students from over 80 countries with two campuses, one in Vienna and one in Budapest. IBS, as one of the first private business universities of Central Europe, was founded in Budapest in 1991.

IBS strongly believes that its most important goal is to prepare students well for their business career so the needs of the employment market are incorporated in the curriculum. IBS is a relatively small school where teachers are friendly and approachable and have a very good relationship with students.

One of the main attractive features and strengths of IBS is preparing our students for the demands of the labour market by providing practice-oriented curricula and special training on soft skills. That is why the employment prospects of our graduates are so favourable.

Studying in Vienna

Vienna, also described as Europe's cultural capital, is a metropolis with unique charm, vibrancy and flair. It boasts with outstanding infrastructure, is clean and safe, and has all the inspiration that you could wish for in order to discover this wonderful part of Europe. With its population of about 2 million it is the cultural, economic, and political centre of Austria.

As the former home of the Habsburg court and its various empires, the city still has the magnificent remnants of the imperial capital it once was, and the historic city centre is inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage list.

The area around the campus offers numerous possibilities for sport in the woods: ski and summer bobsleigh tracks, running check points, mountain bike roads and hiking trails. In addition you can swim, do fitness, play tennis, table tennis, football or golf in one of the sports clubs nearby.

Vienna's Top 10 Attractions: Danube Tower, Hofburg Imperial Palace, Museum of Fine Arts, Natural History Museum, Naschmarkt, Schönbrunn Palace, Spanish Riding School, St. Stephan's Cathedral, Vienna Ferris Wheel and Vienna State Opera.


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