Our goal is to offer a balanced study program in two cultures. By getting two Master degrees, one from WFI (Germany) and one from Toulouse Business School — tbs (France) or from Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies — RCBS (India), our students are perfectly prepared for an international career. Since only a few students are selected for the program each year, our graduates stand out from the crowd. Given the growing importance of cross-border cooperation, we expect graduates of this program to assume leadership positions in international companies, both in Germany and abroad.
Dear prospective students,
As the coordinators of the program, it is our task to design and administer the program “International Business Administration”. It is of paramount importance for us to ensure a smooth cooperation of the three participating universities and to prepare students for an international career. Together with our staff, we are working on the continuous development of the program. WFI is one of the pioneers in the German-speaking university landscape as far as the establishment of double degree programs is concerned.
We look forward to welcoming interested and dedicated students to study at WFI.
Prof. Dr. Katja Gelbrich & Prof. Dr. Max Ringlstetter
The Master study program of International Business Administration at WFI addresses to students with a business administration or related Bachelor’s degree who are highly interested in the French or Indian culture.
The study program is suitable for students with high motivation, who aim for a career in an international environment after their graduation.
Our Target Group
Structure and content of the study program
The studies contain 120 ECTS in total. The credit points are gained half at WFI and half at the chosen partner university.
In the Double Master Degree in International Business Administration, students complete the first two semesters at WFI and then continue their studies depending on the chosen partner university either at tbs in France or at RCBS in India.
At WFI, students can specialize in one of the four key aspects of the Master program: MARKT, FACT, Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation, and Business Analytics & Operations Research. They are also free to gain knowledge in all four specializations.
Mandatory and compulsory elective modules must be taken — each covering 30 ECTS. The mandatory courses must be chosen from the mandatory courses of the four specializations (MARKT, FACT, Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation and Business Analytics & Operations Research). Likewise, the compulsory elective courses can be taken from the compulsory elective courses of these four specializations.
Study Program with Toulouse Business School — tbs (France)
6 mandatory modules (30ECTS)
6 compulsory elective modules (30 ECTS)
Sésame: Company-related strategic consultancy project (6 ECTS)
Research project (15 ECTS)
Option professionnelle (OP) (24 ECTS)
(6 months) incl. report
Study Program with Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies — RCBS (India)
6 mandatory modules (30ECTS)
6 compulsory elective modules (30 ECTS)
Selection of business modules
Germany’s economic ties with France and India are intensive. Specifically, in the field of cross-cultural cooperation, it is crucial to enable students to find solutions by using the in-depth knowledge of two cultures. This requires methods in the area of both strategic and cross cultural management. The breadth of the study program courses is outstanding. In addition to the methods mentioned above, students are able to choose courses from other majors as well.
At WFI, we not only teach methods, but students can apply and deepen the knowledge gained while studying abroad.
- Strategic Management
- Seminar Strategic Management
- Strategic Management of Professional Service Firms
- Selected Issues of Organizational Development
Advanced Consulting Case
Benchmarking & Positioning in Strategic Management (advanced)
Management and Strategies of Automotive Companies
The methods are applied in the areas of Corporate Management, Corporate Finance, Management Science, and Marketing. The course offer is not limited to the courses at WFI; students can also choose courses at the partnering business schools. This enables students to dive into new fields of study.
Project-based course: Management and Leadership
Advanced Entrepreneurial Finance & Strategy
Entrepreneurial Networks and Start-up Management
Models of entrepreneurial responsibility
Innovation and Creativity
The stay at the partner university guarantees the practical application of theoretical knowledge by experiencing a foreign culture. Many courses at WFI are taught in a way that enables students to apply methods in real case scenarios. Application-oriented master theses or involvements in student organizations are also possible.
Be well-prepared for a demanding executive and managerial position.
The competences obtained during the program open a wide range of career options.
The double degree allows students to study in two different countries. The international experience gained is especially useful for working in an multinational company. But also positions with a direct international focus (e.g. International Marketing Manager or Global Sourcing Manager) are interesting for our alumni.
What our alumni say about their studies…
Because of the Double Master Degree in International Business Administration I have the chance to deepen my basic knowledge in Business Administration from my Bachelor at WFI at two European top-universities and to make use of them in international context. On the one hand the study program of the double Master is characterized by the strong practical relevance and the possibility to specialize in one of the four key aspects of the Master program. But on the other hand students are also forced to think outside the box due to many different compulsory elective modules. All in all the double Master stands out because of the familiar and friendly relation between the two partner universities and the intense commitment of both – students and lecturers. It makes the whole Master program to an unforgettable experience.
Students of the Double Master Degree in International Business Administration at WFI and tbs in France earn two degrees at two well-known universities. The program offers a high level of flexibility. A highlight of the Master Degree is the integrated international internship.
The double Master’s degree with RCBS Kochi, India, gave me the great opportunity to enrich my studies in Ingolstadt with a stay abroad in an incredibly diverse country. Studying at RCBS was just as rewarding as it was challenging. Through the intensive university, social and especially intercultural exchange I not only developed myself but also made great new friendships. Looking back, I wouldn’t want to miss any of the experiences I made there. The additional degree was of secondary importance, although it proved to be positive in subsequent application processes.