International Game Production (M.A)

Hochschule Fresenius
North Rhine-Westphalia
M.A. (Master of Arts)
4 semester(s)


The times when games were created by a small team of people are long past. Nowadays, the games industry is a global market, with leading developer studios and producers located across the globe. If you have developed expertise in games, art design, or computer science and desire to merge this with business knowledge, enabling you to acquire the skills to succeed as a producer, then the Master's program in International Game Production (M.A.) is the ideal choice for you.

The program builds upon the creative, artistic, and technical skills acquired during a Bachelor’s degree, and enhances them with comprehensive business competencies, as well as intercultural and language skills. At Hochschule Fresenius, practice-oriented learning is emphasized. You’ll benefit from exciting interactive learning experiences, case studies, guest lectures, workshops, excursions or an internship.

Job opportunities

If you want to pursue a career in the international games market, you need to have a comprehensive understanding of business and management, as well as a creative vision for the market and the ability to lead a team. Our Master's program in International Game Production (M.A.) prepares you for an exciting career in a variety of fields.

After completing the program, you’ll have many career opportunities in different sectors, especially in the gaming industry and in organizations that utilize gaming technologies. For example, you’ll be prepared for roles such as
  • (executive) producer
  • project manager or
  • process manager
Additionally, you’ll be able to work in development, publishing, marketing, and distribution of media projects, or start your own development or publishing studio. Furthermore, you can also provide consulting services for non-gaming corporations in the context of gamification. Finally, if you wish, you can also pursue a doctorate after completing the Master's program.


The Master’s program in International Game Production (M.A.) covers various fields, including
  • Management Essentials in a Global Context: You’ll gain an understanding of economic processes and frameworks from an international perspective.
  • Game Production & Management: You’ll learn about international media production, with a specific focus on games. You will analyze the global media market, identify emerging trends, and gain knowledge of various distribution strategies. The program will also teach you project management skills, legal frameworks, and provide you with practical experience in two projects.
  • Research Methods & Empirical Skills: You’ll develop skills in using different research methods for business-related decisions.
To cater to individual abilities and goals, the program offers various customization options. For example. students without German language proficiency will be able to take German courses, while those already proficient in German will learn a foreign language other than English. You’ll also have the opportunity to define your professional profile by choosing elective modules and tracks.

Program Structure
The Master's program International Game Production (M.A.) consists of four semesters. The first two are dedicated to creating a strong foundation in business, management and media production. Courses include
  • Economic Thinking in a Global Context
  • International Business
  • Digital Project Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Global Game & Media Market
  • Narrative Design
Additionally, you can select two out of three game-related basic tracks: Coding, Game Design, or Game Art. In your third semester, you’ll expand your expertise in relevant areas such as finance, agile project management, and data science. You’ll also choose elective modules based on your personal interests and strengths, such as
  • Corporate Finance for Hit-Driven Business
  • Leadership for Game Developers
  • Business Development
Furthermore, you’ll have the option to gain practical experience during an internship. During your 4th and final semester, you’ll complete your education by focusing on the legal aspects of media and game production, as well as write your Master’s Thesis.

Entrance requirements

To qualify for Hochschule Fresenius' Master's program in International Game Production (M.A.), you need to have completed a Bachelor's program in the field of games, art design, or computer science, earning at least 180 credit points, including a minimum of 50 credit points in economics.

In case you don't meet the credit point requirements for the particular subjects, an admissions test is available as an alternative. Moreover, a B2 level of English proficiency in the European Framework of Reference for Languages is required for this program.

You can commence the Master's program before obtaining your Bachelor's degree as long as you accumulate 80% of the required credit points before enrollment. Bachelor’s students enrolled at Hochschule Fresenius will be charged the monthly tuition fees for the Master's program only when they begin it. For more details, please get in touch with our Study Advice Service.

Program start

Winter semester

Application timeframe

possible all year round

Tuition fee

880,00 € monthly

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Hochschule Fresenius began life as the “Chemisches Laboratorium Fresenius” (Fresenius Chemical Laboratory) in 1848 and has evolved into a privately owned German university with a long educational history. It is the oldest educational institution of its type in the field of chemistry. It combines teaching, research, and practical experience exactly as envisaged by its founder, Carl Remigius Fresenius.

The Fresenius name is synonymous with practical teaching that is closely linked with applied research and development. This goes for all its faculties: The long-established Faculty of Chemistry & Biology; the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences; and the Faculty of Economics & Media, both launched in 1997/98; the Faculty of Design, which became part of Hochschule Fresenius in 2013; and onlineplus, the new faculty established in 2015 for distance and online learning.

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