Studium

Vision
Target Group
Struc­ture
Career

Our Vision

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.

Double Degree

Two Master degrees are a clear dif­fer­en­ti­a­tion in your CV.

Knowledge in
Theory and Practice

Studies offer insights into research and prac­tice.

Intercultural Competences

Gain indi­vidual expe­ri­ences in mul­ti­cul­tural sur­round­ings.

International Career

Get pre­pared for an inter­na­tional career.


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

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

Business Administration

International Business Administration

Economics

Cultural Sciences

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.

Structure

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)

 

Semester 1

Semester 2

6 manda­tory mod­ules (30ECTS)
6 com­pul­sory elec­tive mod­ules (30 ECTS)

Semester 3

Semester 4

TOEIC-Test Eng­lish
Sésame: Com­pany-related strategic con­sul­tancy project (6 ECTS)
Research project (15 ECTS)
Option pro­fes­sion­nelle (OP) (24 ECTS)

Man­age­ment intern­ship
(6 months) incl. report
(15 ECTS)

Study Program with Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies — RCBS (India)

Semester 1

Semester 2

6 manda­tory mod­ules (30ECTS)
6 com­pul­sory elec­tive mod­ules (30 ECTS)

Semester 3

Semester 4

Selec­tion of busi­ness mod­ules
(30 ECTS)

Master Thesis
(30 ECTS)

Strategic Management

Cross-Cultural Management

Corporate Management

Corporate
Finance

Management Science

Marketing

Internship in International Company

Master Thesis

Student
Organization

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.

Methods

Strategic Management

Models and the­o­ries from strategic man­age­ment are the foun­da­tion of making optimal deci­sions within a com­pany, be it national or inter­na­tional. In dif­ferent courses dealing with strategic man­age­ment, stu­dents learn to apply dif­ferent the­o­ries and models to real world sit­u­a­tions.

Cross-Cultural Management

In courses focusing on cross-cul­tural man­age­ment, stu­dents learn how to deal with the chal­lenges of inter­na­tional busi­ness. They acquire the ability to manage the diver­sity of cus­tomers, man­agers and employees in orga­ni­za­tions around the world.

Winter term
  • Strategic Man­age­ment
  • Sem­inar Strategic Man­age­ment
  • Strategic Man­age­ment of Pro­fes­sional Ser­vice Firms
  • Selected Issues of Orga­ni­za­tional Devel­op­ment
Summer Term
  • Advanced Con­sulting Case

  • Bench­marking & Posi­tioning in Strategic Man­age­ment (advanced) 

  • Change Man­age­ment

  • Man­age­ment and Strate­gies of Auto­mo­tive Com­pa­nies

Winter term
  • Sem­inar Inter­na­tional Man­age­ment

  • Empir­ical Man­age­ment Research

Summer term
  • Cross-Cul­tural Man­age­ment

  • Case Studies in Inter­na­tional Man­age­ment

Area

Area

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.

Corporate
Management

The depart­ment of cor­po­rate man­age­ment focuses on entre­pre­neur­ship and lead­er­ship with an emphasis on eth­ical issues .

Corporate
Finance

In the depart­ment of cor­po­rate finance, stu­dents get to know fiscal models and learn how to solve prob­lems that occur in the banking or finan­cial ser­vice sector.

Management
Science

The depart­ment of man­age­ment sci­ence deals with the analysis and orga­ni­za­tion of modern and inter­con­nected infor­ma­tion sys­tems – esp. with ref­er­ence to the dig­ital trans­for­ma­tion.

Marketing

The depart­ment of mar­keting focuses on cus­tomer-ori­ented and value-based prob­lems in mar­keting. Thereby, the analysis of cus­tomer pur­chasing behavior has pri­ority.

Winter term
  • Project-based course: Man­age­ment and Lead­er­ship

  • Advanced Entre­pre­neurial Finance & Strategy

  • Sus­tain­able Entre­pre­neur­ship

Summer term
  • Entre­pre­neurial Net­works and Start-up Man­age­ment

  • Models of entre­pre­neurial respon­si­bility

  • Inno­va­tion and Cre­ativity

Winter term
  • Credit Risk Mod­eling

  • Sem­inar Finance and Banking A

Summer term
  • Risk Man­age­ment

  • Sem­inar Finance and Banking B

  • Empir­ical Finance

  • Research Sem­inar Finance and Banking

Winter term
  • Cus­tomer Rela­tion­ship Man­age­ment

  • Empir­ical Man­age­ment Research

Summer term
  • Dig­ital Busi­ness Models and Tech­nolo­gies

  • Ser­vice Ana­lytics

  • Project in Busi­ness Infor­matics

Winter term
  • Ana­lyt­ical Cus­tomer Man­age­ment

  • Sem­inar Mar­keting

Summer term
  • Sem­inar Mar­keting & Social Inno­va­tion

  • Mar­keting Deci­sion

Practical Experience

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.

Practical Experience

Internship in
International Company

Beside the stay abroad at one of our renowned busi­ness schools, stu­dents have the chance to do an intern­ship abroad.
In doing so, stu­dents enlarge their edu­ca­tion with regard to busi­ness, inter­cul­tural, and lin­guistic aspects. The inter­na­tional expe­ri­ence will dis­tin­guish them from other appli­cants for posi­tions in inter­na­tional man­age­ment.


Master Thesis

By com­pleting a master thesis, stu­dents demon­strate their ability to suc­cess­fully work on their own research projects.
Fur­ther, stu­dents have the pos­si­bility to write their master thesis in col­lab­o­ra­tion with a com­pany.

Student
Organization

Studying at WFI does not only focus on learning and taking courses.
Many stu­dents are active in one of WFI‘s stu­dent orga­ni­za­tions. In this way, stu­dents train their soft skills and get to know stu­dents from other fac­ul­ties.

Be well-prepared for a demanding executive and managerial position.

The com­pe­tences obtained during the pro­gram open a wide range of career options.

Career

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.

International
Management
Consultant

This occu­pa­tional area is about devel­oping ideas, strate­gies, and objec­tives for dif­ferent clients with dif­ferent projects in an inter­na­tional envi­ron­ment.

International
Marketing
Manager

Global brands operate world­wide in dif­ferent mar­kets. As an Inter­na­tional Mar­keting Man­ager, it is your task to under­stand these dif­fer­ences and to develop mar­keting strate­gies for dif­ferent coun­tries.

Global
Sourcing
Manager

Global sourcing is part of the strategic pro­cure­ment man­age­ment. In com­par­ison to local pro­cure­ment, a global sourcing man­ager ana­lyzes inter­na­tional pro­cure­ment activ­i­ties around the world.


Academic

The study pro­gram also pro­vides grad­u­ates with ini­tial com­pe­ten­cies nec­es­sary for aca­d­emic research, thus preparing them for a doc­toral study pro­gram.

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.

Camilla Birmes Alumni, tbs France

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.

Kathrin Hack­en­berg Alumni, tbs France

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.

Andreas Fink Alumni WFI & RBS