Structure, organization and contents of the study program

The master's program builds on the basic business and methodological knowledge you acquired in your bachelor's degree (see the "Admission requirements" tab here). Management topics are complemented by interdisciplinary and international content in the area of intercultural communication, ethics, interdisciplinary competencies, deepening your foreign language skills (English or Spanish, in the case of a double degree possibly Danish) and much more.

The area of key qualifications comprises the areas of research competence (SQ1), interdisciplinary competences and personal development (SQ2) and international competence (incl. language competence) (SQ3).

The special feature of the full-time degree program is the four elective concentrations, which allow students to develop individually and professionally depending on their prior knowledge:

  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management is dedicated to the development of professional competencies that correspond in particular to the specific requirement profile of small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • Strategy & Organization focuses on topics of organizational design and strategy development.
  • Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management analyzes the actors in an organization and the design of working conditions from a behavioral science perspective.
  • Marketing & Media Management is dedicated to questions of customer communication, media planning and advertising, with a special focus on new media, against the background of a pronounced market orientation.

The practical relevance is ensured by voluntary internships, project work, cooperation with companies as well as top-class lecturers. Topics of the practical phase can be deepened as master theses.

You have the possibility to enroll for the cross-border study in cooperation with SDU.

The double master is composed of the M.A. International Management Studies at the European University Flensburg (EUF) and the Danish Cand. Merc. Int. (CMI), also called M.Sc. in Business, Language and Culture, at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). Danish language proficiency is not required. However, note the required English proficiency at SDU.

Note: SDU courses are fee-based for non-EU citizens.

As part of your studies, you will attend classes at Syddansk Universitet (SDU) in Sønderborg (DK) every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For the specially arranged bus shuttle, which takes you from Flensburg city center to the Danish campus, we charge a contribution towards expenses of approx. 80 € per semester (subject to change). On the other days of the week, the courses take place on the campus of the European University in Flensburg.

For more information on the dual degree option, click here.

Students who are not pursuing the dual degree and/or are enrolled at SDU may also have the opportunity to take individual courses at SDU in Sønderborg.


In a nutshell - Information about the study

Degree Master of Arts (M.A.) / Cand. Merc. Int. (danish degree)
Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
  • Strategy & Organisation
  • Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management
  • Marketing & Media Management
Documents Study regulations and module catalog
Standard period of study 4 Semesters
Teaching language(s) German and English
Optional for German degree: Spanish
Optional for double degree: Danish
Possible double degree The M.A. IMS program is offered in cooperation with Syddansk Universitet (SDU). In addition to the German degree, it is possible to obtain the Danish degree at the same time. You can find more information here.
Semester times The current lecture, exam, and vacation times can be found here. 
Start of study Every fall semester (lectures begin in September)

Campus of the Europa-Universität Flensburg

If you choose the double degree in cooperation with Syddansk Universitet (SDU), the lectures will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Alsion, the campus of SDU in Sonderburg, Denmark. For the bus shuttle, which is organized according to the lecture times, a contribution towards expenses of approx. 80 € per semester is charged.

Admission requirements Detailed information is available on the application page. (Click on "Admission requirements" there).
Tuition Tuition is not charged, but a student fee is due each semester.
Program Responsible person Prof. Dr. Susanne Royer


Courses offered by the M.A. International Management Studies - Business Administration

Below is a list of regularly offered courses, divided between fall and spring semesters.

Please note that the lists below are for orientation! The courses offered may vary from semester to semester. The currently offered courses can always be found in the current course catalogue.

For more detailed information on the individual courses, please consult the module catalog [30850] or the websites of the responsible departments.

Please also note that the curriculum includes events that are organized by our cooperation partner Syddansk Universitet (SDU) and take place on the Sonderburg campus in Denmark. The teaching language of these events is English and they may be chargeable for non-EU citizens*. For more information about the events and the registration procedure, please contact the SDU-Student service [26341].

SQ Research competence
  • Empirisches Forschungsprojekt
  • Microeconometric Data Analysis: Data Science
SQ Management and personal competencies / Interdisciplinary competencies
  • Wirtschaftsethik und unternehmerische Verantwortung
  • Berufswahl, Jobsuche & Recruiting
  • Projektmanagement
  • Entrepreneurship, Diversity & Cultural Issues
SQ Intercultural Competence

Language competence:

  • English II
  • Spanish II
  • German II
  • Danish II

Elective Intercultural Competence:

  • History and Socio-Economic Development: The Evolution of Complex Societies
  • International Development: Long-term perspectives on socio-environmental conflicts
S1 Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Unternehmensführung im Mittelstand
  • Organisationsentwicklung II
  • Entrepreneurship
S2 Strategy & Organisation
  • Europe in the Global Economy
  • Strategic Management / Case Studies in Strategy
  • Management Strategischer Kooperationen und Unternehmensgrenzen
  • Distance Learning Project on Cooperation
  • Forschungsseminar Globalisierung und Wandel regionaler Ökonomien in Europa  
S3 Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Health and Stress at Work
  • Critical Management Studies
  • Forschungsseminar Nachhaltige Arbeitsgestaltung
  • Forschungsseminar - Leader and follower behaviour: First encounters at work
S4 Marketing & Media Management
  • Medien- und Kommunikationsmanagement
  • International Strategic Marketing in B2B-Context
  • International Marketing
SQ Research competence
  • Fortgeschrittene Statistik
Elective area research competence:
  • -
SQ Management and personal competence

Elective area business ethics:

  • Wirtschaftsethik
  • Global Ethics
  • Marketing & Media Ethics

Elective area management and personal competence:

  • AdA Ausbilder-Eignungsprüfung
  • Berufswahl, Jobsuche & Recruiting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (SDU)*
  • Work, Organisation, Career (SDU)*
  • Entrepreneurial  @venture
SQ Intercultural Competence

Language competence:

  • English I
  • Spanish I
  • German I
  • Danish I

Elective area Intercultural Competence:

  • Economics of Globalization (Institutional & Constitutional Economics)
S1 Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Small Business Management
  • Innovationsmanagement im Mittelstand (Organizational Change & Development - Innovationsmanagement)
  • Entrepreneurial Personality & Mindset (Entwicklung zur Gründerpersönlichkeit)
  • Start-Up Recht (Forschungsseminar Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship)
  • Research Seminar in Entrepreneurship
S2 Strategy & Organisation
  • Organisationsgestaltung internationaler Unternehmen
  • Trends in Applied Economics (SDU)*
  • Organisationsentwicklung (General Management)
  • Forschungsseminar Strategie & Organisation
S3 Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Arbeitsrecht für Personaler und Führungskräfte
  • Methods of Analysis and Design
  • Gruppen in Organisationen
S4 Marketing & Media Management
  • Praxisprojekt Marketing & Medienmanagement
  • Medienökonomie: Innovative Geschäftsmodelle in Medienmärkten (jedes 2. HeSe, nächstes Angebot 2022)
  • Unternehmenskommunikation (jedes 2. HeSe, nächstes Angebot 2021)
  • Medienrecht
  • Forschungsseminar Marketing und Medien
  • Wechselnde Angebote aus dem Bereich Kultur- und Medienwissenschaften (Veranstaltung aus dem Master Kultur-Sprache-Medien)
  • Global E-Business

Application & Admission

You would like to apply to EUF?

All information about the online application process at EUF can be found here:

Application & Admission

Are you interested in a double degree in cooperation with Syddansk Universitet?

More information on the double master's program can be found here.

In order to be accepted in the double master and thus to be able to obtain two degrees with only one study program, you first apply at only one of the two universities for a place in the respective master program. The normal application deadline at SDU is 01.02. for non-EU citizens and 01.03. of the respective year for EU citizens (start of studies every fall semester).

If possible, it is recommended to apply to SDU first. After a successful application process, you will be given the opportunity to additionally enroll at EUF and thus be able to study at both universities.

The regular application period at EUF is 15.05. to 15.07. If the application period at SDU has already expired, you can apply for a place in the M.A. International Management Studies during the regular application period at EUF. If there are remaining places at SDU and you meet the requirements for the Danish program, you can then register at SDU to take the double master.

In order to study the double master, you must meet the admission requirements of both master's programs.


Study service of the SDU [26341]

Subject Advisory Service EUF [27697]

More detailed information about the M.Sc. in Business, Language and Culture:

Career prospects

And what comes next?

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree opens up a variety of career paths for you.
You can

  • enter the job market directly
  • or even do a doctorate.

From the point of view of professional practice, the objectives of the program - to impart in-depth specialist business knowledge, coupled with foreign language and intercultural competence, methodological competence as well as leadership and social competence - optimally meet the requirements of a working world increasingly characterized by internationality and interdisciplinarity.

Students specializing in "Strategy & Organization", "Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management" or "Marketing & Media Management" are primarily qualified for work in larger companies, but also in public organizations.
Students of the specialization "Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management", on the other hand, acquire professional competencies that correspond in particular to the specific requirement profile of small and medium-sized enterprises.

With the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree, you also have the opportunity to earn a doctorate.
Information on doctoral studies at the Europa-Universität Flensburg can be found here.


Who do I contact with questions ...

[Translate to 2-English:] Fachstudienberatung B.A. IM

If you have any questions about the content of the program or the course of study, please feel free to contact our academic advisor.

Contact academic advisor [27697]

Admission office

The application and admission procedure is organized centrally by the Admissions Office of the European University Flensburg. If you have any questions about the application process or other administrative questions regarding admission and/or application, you are at the right place:

Admission Office

Central Institute Secretariat

Are you a student of the B.A. IM and do you have questions about the (foreign) recognition of academic achievements or about course registration? Then the Central Institute Office (ZIS) is the right place for you:

Contact ZIS [26344]

SDU Study service

For all questions regarding the double degree in cooperation with SDU, the Danish secretariat, also known as "SDU Study service", will advise you:

Contact Danish Secretariat [26341]

Service center for examination matters

If you have any questions regarding examination matters, the registration of internships or the preparation of certificates, please first consult the pages of the Service center for examination matters. If you do not find a satisfactory answer there, you will be helped here:

Contact SPA