Study Program Details


The IMME program prepares students for the future challenges of these specific areas of management. Using mathematical tools, strategic planning, and psychological insights, IMME helps students to understand the numbers, games, and people that affect businesses and organizations around the world. Students can choose between a wide variety of compulsory elective modules and gain this way their specialization.

Students graduating from IMME with a special interest in International Management develop a comprehensive understanding of strategic decision-making, including strategy formulation and implementation used within multinational corporations. Students gain insights into cultural challenges faced in international business situations and develop a broad skillset to deal with them successfully. Moreover, the International Management lecturers equip students with extensive knowledge on how to manage innovation in developed markets as well as emerging markets.

The Marketing modules provide a thorough mathematical understanding of marketing research and analysis, including the evaluation of communication. Moreover, IMME graduates with a Marketing specialization accumulate detailed knowledge in the fields of consumer behavior, interactive marketing, and market research.

Modules in Entrepreneurship provide a comprehensive knowledge in planning, creating, and successfully growing businesses. The underlying mathematical and game-theoretic structure provides students in the Entrepreneurship specialization with the scientific tools needed to create sustainable social and for-profit enterprises.

The acquired competencies prepare graduates for careers in strategy departments of national and multinational corporations on the upper and top management level, in strategic consultancies, and in business development at new ventures as well as established corporations.


Compulsory module studies with 15 ECTS (International Corporate Strategy, Business Decision Making, and Marketing Methods), 5 ECTS in Scientific Work.
Compulsory elective modules in specialization with minimum of 40/45 ECTS, including a two seminars (2x10 ECTS), or one seminar (10 ECTS)  and one scientific project (15 ECTS), plus a CoMeT modules with 5 ECTS, which is a module recognizing Competencies-and Methods-Training.  A list of recognized options and requierments is provided by the faculty's module description.

Compulsory elective studies can be chosen from the following list of fields and offered modules. A mix is allowed and common.
International Management

Please note:
The finale (4th) semester is reserved for the master’s thesis writing module and master’s thesis seminar (30 ECTS). Here candidates must demonstrate their ability to work independently on a selected topic using scientific methods in order to be successful.

* 1 ECTS stands for a workload of 30h (5 ECTS = 150h per module, goal 30 ECTS per semester)


Applicants must prove a GPA starting from 1.0 but not higher than 2,9 in regard of the German grading system, and from a relevant undergraduate degree (finance, business, economics) from a university recognized in Germany. Strong knowledge in advanced mathematics and statistics is a pre-condition to admission to our master's study program.

An academic degree is considered relevant with:
a minimum of 60 ECTS ( EU degrees) or 12 modules (Non-EU) in: economics, business administration courses plus
15  ECTS (EU degrees)  or 4 modules (Non-EU) in quantitative methods for economists and managers (mathematics, statistics, econometrics, operations research, ....).

Letter of Motivation

A letter of motivation with a maximum of 450 words is mandatory for application submission. The letter has to include the following aspects:

- Personal skills and capabilities helpful for the requested graduate study
- Expectations regarding study program content, methods, and the process
- Importance of the study program for the future professional or academic career


The language of instruction and assessment in our full-time master's study program is exclusively English. Students must demonstrate fluent written and spoken English on C1 level, such as the knowledge and skills necessary to complete academic papers. English Test Options  4 modules may be taken in German.

We recommend higly knowledge of German at the level A2 in order to solve administrative duties in Germany or doing an internship in Germany: However, German skills are not an admission requirement for our English study program. German studies must be procedded to be ready for the German job market (B2).


- English instruction and examination,
- Content of modules and international guest lecturers (from Brazil, Finland, Nederlands, China, USA, Ukraine,...),
- Mixture of local and international students currently 70 from ca. 30 countries worldwide,
- Study abroad options for the 3rd semester,
- Support by the university's International Office,
- A nice community of German and international students supported by student organizations.


The university has a variety of offices to support students during their studies, including workshops and personal counseling. Specifically, this program gives its students the opportunity to visit the International Study Program (ISP) Office to receive personal counseling regarding study organization and advice. At the beginning of the winter semester, an academic orientation seminar is offered. Additionally, multiple presentations are held for students by students SIMP-SON about university life and integration into German society.


The IMME program and the range of skills it provides have proved attractive to employers in a wide variety of industries. Most of our graduates in Management make practical use of their scientific, management, and economics knowledge in fields such as general management, management consulting, business policy advising, entrepreneurship, and financial management. Career opportunities also cover fields like organizational behavior, international management, and HR management. If you would like more information about career services, internships, job search counseling, job interviews, etc., please visit the Career Service Center which is an institution of Otto-von-Guericke University.

Study Abroad

Our faculty fosters well-established relationships with reputable universities in many countries. If a graduate student wishes to study abroad for one semester (the third semester is suggested), we will be happy to advise him/her and provide credit transfer counseling. Travel grants may be available on an individual basis and must be applied for. For detailed information and counseling, please visit the homepage of the International Office and the international exchange portal OVGU FEM's International Cooperation


There are no compulsory internship requirements; however, graduate students are encouraged to complete at least one internship over the course of their studies. This helps students gain experience within a German or international workplace environment. Internships must be self-organized. AIESECIAESTE, and ERASMUS provide opportunities and assistance to both German and international students.

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