Strategic International Management (M.Sc.)

Hochschule Fresenius
North Rhine-Westphalia
M.Sc. (Master of Science)
4 semester(s)


Given the significant shifts in the economy resulting from digitalization, globalization, and climate change, international companies must adapt to remain successful. To address these challenges, companies need effective strategic approaches and transformation processes.

During this practice-oriented program, you’ll acquire comprehensive knowledge of strategic management, as well as an extensive understanding of international corporate structures and transformation processes. If you aspire to become a respected authority in this field and seek answers to the pressing questions of today, the Master's program in Strategic International Management (M.Sc.) is an excellent choice.


The Master’s program in Strategic International Management (M.Sc.) offers a comprehensive education in various fields, such as:
  • Strategic Management: You’ll gain extensive knowledge of analyzing, developing, and evaluating corporate and business strategies across companies of all sizes.
  • International Management: You’ll acquire a comprehensive understanding of strategic analysis, evaluation, and implementation of internationalization steps and the establishment of global and transnational corporate strategies.
  • Transformation Management: You’ll develop vital skills necessary for planning, implementing, and communicating change and transformation processes, as well as managing complex data and information on trends and future changes in a global context.
  • Advanced Management Essentials: You’ll learn critical leadership-oriented management skills to lead projects and teams and manage companies in a future-oriented and agile manner.
  • Research Methods & Empirical Skills: You’ll understand how research informs business-related decisions and acquire a range of specific methods to gather and analyze data.
You’ll also have the option to improve your language and intercultural skills by enrolling in a German or foreign language course.

Program Structure
Our M.Sc. program in Strategic International Management spans a total of four semesters. The first two are dedicated to building the fundamental knowledge necessary for a successful career in business. Some of the initial courses include:
  • International & Global Management
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Leadership & Management
  • Advanced Project Management
  • Applied Strategic International Management
  • Managing Transformation & Change
  • Innovation Management & Design Thinking
  • Quantitative & Qualitative Methods for Business
This degree also offers you the flexibility to explore your personal interests and enhance your professional profile. During your 3rd semester, you can choose from the following elective modules:
  • Corporate Finance
  • Sustainability Management & CSR in a Global Context
  • International Relations & Current World Affairs
  • Consumer Behavior & Psychology
  • Strategic Marketing & Brand Management
Alternatively, you may choose to complete an internship in lieu of an elective module or opt for a semester abroad. During your 4th semester you’ll finalize your degree with your Master’s Thesis.

Entrance requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master's program in Strategic International Management (M.Sc.) at Hochschule Fresenius, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You possess a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 180 credit points.
  • You have earned 50 credit points in management, business, or economics during your Bachelor's program. If you do not meet this requirement, you must pass an admissions test.
  • You can demonstrate English language proficiency at Level B2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages.
If you have not yet completed your Bachelor's degree, you can still enroll in the Master's program at Hochschule Fresenius, provided you have completed at least 80 percent of the required credit points. Additionally, Bachelor's students at Hochschule Fresenius will only be required to pay monthly Master's tuition fees when beginning their Master's program. For further details, please contact our Study Advice Service.

Program start

Winter and summer 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.

Building on its history, Hochschule Fresenius designs its study programs to be both sustainable and innovative and to serve the future requirements of society and the job market. It continuously develops its services and strategies in collaboration with its practical partners and in dialog with associations, alumni, and students.


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