Curriculum MBA in European/Asian Management

Course Content

International Communication Skills

  • Culture and Cross-cultural Management
  • Communication & Presentation

International Communication Skills aims to equip students with a deepened understanding of the importance of culture and trains their cross-cultural competences. Students are further introduced to communication and presentation techniques essential in today’s business.

People and Management

  • Human Resources and Diversity Management 
  • Business Ethics / Sustainable Development

People and Management deals with the influence of various racial, cultural, societal, geographic, economic and political backgrounds on business decisions and enables students to develop their understanding of key issues of ethical and sustainable management in a global context.

Finance and Accounting

  • Global Finance
  • International Accounting

Finance and Accounting, addresses financial markets, trade financing, financial control of multinational companies, assessment of investments and risks, capital costs and risks in foreign trade, and is concerned with modern controlling concepts and instruments.

Global Business Knowledge

  • Strategic Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Economics

Global Business Knowledge provides learners with a deepened knowledge of economic issues faced by companies, internationalization strategies, concepts and instruments of strategic management, and a systematic knowledge in business analytics in a global context.

European/Asian Management I (Europe or Asia)

  • Institutions and Policy-making in Asia or the EU
  • European or Asian Economics and Business

Area Specialization I provides, depending on the chosen area focus (Asia or Europe), an introduction to the economic, political and social conditions of doing business in Asia  or Europe.


International Business Law and Taxation

  • International Taxation
  • International Business Law

International Business Law and Taxation, introduces basic principles of international business law and addresses the purpose, kinds, regulation and use of taxation in international business.    

International Project Management

  • Fundamentals of project management
  • Global value chain

International Project Management, addresses fundamental principles of Project Management, its possible fields of application and its relevance for process optimization of a global value chain.


European/Asian Management II

  • The EU or Asia in the Global Economy
  • European or Asian Study Tour

Area Specialization II, is taught to the students based on Area Specialization I and, depending on the focus choice, offers an understanding of the Asian or European economic and business fundamentals.

Topical Specialization I

  • Global Business Logistics
  • Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Managing Innovation and Risk

In our module Topical Specialization students can choose to dive deeper into a topic of their choice. Currently three topics are offered: Global Business Logistics, Strategic Management and Leadership, and Managing Innovation and Risk. Depending on students’ interests more options can be offered from the university’s Master programs portfolio.

Topical Specialization II

See topics in module Topical Specialization I

Master Thesis

The Master Thesis Seminar introduces students to academic writing and prepares them specifically for the master thesis. It covers the standards in preparing scientific papers, the function of a master thesis, possible cooperation with companies, methods for literature search, and the rules of plagiarism. In the master thesis students have to deal intensively with a research project or case study and put it in writing in the form of a scientific paper. Students can attend an optional 22-week internship (also in combination with the master thesis) after the completion of the first 10 modules. If it is a professionally relevant internship and includes a written scientific internship report (15-20 pages), students can obtain 30 ECTS credits.