International Management MBA


This program is for managers and experts, who apart from their specialist management MBA, are looking to gather international experience and become acquainted with new perspectives. If you fit this picture then the International Management MBA with its one-week study trip offers you the ideal supplementary solution.

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18 months plus master’s thesis

45-day attendance, blocked in modules (incl. study trips to the Canada/USA and China)

Whole day, mostly Thursday to Saturday,

82,5 ECTS points

Program start


October 23, 2019

November 13, 2019

Program fee

EUR 25,900* incl. one-week study trip to Canada/USA or China (Installment payment possible)

Application fee, examination fee, literature: EUR 1,490*
not including travel and accomodation expenses, lunch, optional coaching
* plus 10% VAT for companies entitled to deduct VAT

Target group

For managers and experts, who apart from their specialist Management MBA, are looking to gather international experience and become acquainted with new perspectives.

Prerequisites for participation

A degree and at least three years of professional experience, or a comparable qualification derived from professional and practical experience, as well as a positive admission interview. The proof of sufficient English skills can also be provided in the course of the interview.


German and English


Master of Business Administration
awarded by Johannes Kepler University Linz.


arrow Curriculum International Management MBA (German only)

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International experience, new contacts, enhanced intercultural competence and expanded professional and personal horizons are just some of the additional capabilities that you will acquire in the course of the study trip.

The elements in your success

Management Compact


  • Group formation and HR-management
  • Marketing and strategic management
  • Economics



  • Accounting and balance sheet analysis
  • Cost accounting and management
  • Investment and financing


Business Simulation

  • Company management under dynamic competitive conditions
  • Preparation and implementation of company strategy in situations which require complex decision-making


The focus is on the communication and implementation of fundamental concepts and instruments in the classic management areas. The scope of issues involved extends from the development of strategic objectives and control, to key indicators and the employment of the most important resource, i.e. the workforce. In particular, the economic planning game simulates the topic of company management under dynamic competitive conditions in integrative fashion.


Teaching language: German



  • Assume different managerial roles and be able to use various management styles
  • Recognize sources of power as the key to managerial success
  • Consciously design international communications systems and convey information efficiently
  • Motivate employees and influence performance-related behavior



  • Intercultural leadership – be able to comprehend and steer group development processes
  • Comprehend and design group roles and expectations
  • Heighten an awareness of group standards and social sanctions
  • Recognize group phenomena and develop decision-making strategies
  • Be able to turn individuals into high-performance teams



  • Recognize the reasons for resistance to change
  • Develop strategies for the handling of opposition
  • Be able to employ persuasive strategies for change
  • Develop profound analytical skills and an ability to recognize changes in behavior
  • Learn to apply diverse impulses for change


The definitive design of the leadership module is targeted on the competences of the course participants. This allows it to take place in both familiar seminar surroundings and in various, experience-oriented learning environments within the framework of outdoor exercises.

Teaching languages: German


The International Management MBA offers a selection of eight specializations. These comprise:


Business Law

  • Legal framework conditions in the digital age
  • Labor and fiscal law
  • Compliance
  • Legal questions for managers

More details: >> Business Law International MBA


Digital Marketing Strategy and Communication

  • Digital marketing and communication strategy
  • Tools and conditions in digital marketing and communication
  • Implementing digital marketing solutions and benchmarking

More details: >> Digital Marketing Strategy and Communication International MBA


Digital Transformation and Change Management

  • Strategic change: digital transformation
  • Individuals and teams in digital change
  • Organizational change: digital transformation

More details: >> Digital Transformation and Change Management International MBA


Innovation Management

  • Innovation strategy
  • Innovation in action
  • Innovation lab

More details: >> Innovation Management International MBA


New Business Development in the Digital Economy

  • Becoming aware of digitalization challenges
  • Mastering digital challenges
  • Implementing management solutions to digital challenges

More details: >> New Business Development in the Digital Economy International MBA


Sales Management Excellence

  • Sales Excellence
  • Sales Management
  • Sales Personnel Management

More details: >> Sales Management Excellence International MBA


Strategic Management and Corporate Entrepreneurship

  • Complexity and Decision Making
  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship

More details: >> Strategic Management and Corporate Entrepreneurship International MBA


Total Quality Management and Business Process Optimization

  • Total quality management
  • Business process optimization
  • Business process optimization mehtods

More details: >> Total Quality Management and Business Process Optimization International MBA

Study Trip

The International Management MBA offers you the possibility to extend your specialist management study course with an additional stay abroad in Canada/USA or China. The study trips incorporate an ideal blend of an academic program, company visits and networking. From a contentual viewpoint, every aspect of the study trip revolves around the topics of strategy and business activities. This allows the participants to also gather international experience during the specialized Management MBA.

Master Thesis

The Master’s Thesis and its defense form the integrative conclusion of the MBA program. The aim of the work is to guarantee the transfer of scientific principles to one’s own practical work and thus to create brackets around the individual elements of teaching content. For this purpose, a significant question relating to your own company will be dealt with using the acquired, science-based concepts and methods. As a consequence a direct benefit is created for both you and your company.

Specific Benefits


Recognise your individual areas with scope for development through a personal potential analysis and in-depth coaching units. With the aid of the analysis, you can reach conclusions regarding your targets, strengths, preferences and potential. Tailor-made realisation advancement then takes place in the course of personal coaching.