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International Business Administration, part-time (Master's degree)

Standard period of study5 Semester
winter semester


The Master's programme in International Business Administration (IBWL) offers professionals with a first university degree an advanced, internationally oriented academic education. The degree programme expands business management technical and methodological competences and builds up sound specialist knowledge in one of three specialisation areas:

  • Business Marketing and Technical Sales
  • Production and Logistics
  • Management and Controlling

You can find more detailed information about the study programme on the website of the Darmstadt Business School.


The Master's programme qualifies students for challenging professional activities in the field of business administration - especially in the area of the chosen specialisation. The international orientation of the degree programme enables it to be used worldwide. The Master's degree prepares students in a special way for management positions. At the same time, it opens up the possibility for a subsequent doctorate.

After achieving a master's degree, it is possible to do a doctorate. The central contact point is the graduate school.


The IBWL Master's programme is characterised by a strong link between theory and business practice, individual supervision and work in small groups. You learn in well-equipped rooms and benefit from the services of a large state university. A variety of e-services, for example electronic library access, a learning platform and the use of the internet-based university information system, enable flexible organisation of studies. In addition, numerous interesting offers are available, such as university sports, theatre and RMV tickets, cultural events and a diverse campus life.

The temporal structure of the degree programme enables students to efficiently combine full-time employment and studies. Lecture times are Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 5.45 pm to 9 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 4.15 pm. Lectures take place outside regular working hours. Individual elective courses may also take place on other weekdays. There is a maximum of one block week per semester. 12 weeks per year are lecture-free. This ensures that the degree programme fully meets the requirements of a scientific university degree and at the same time a high-quality job can be done in the company.


Admission requirements for the IBA (M.Sc.) degree programme are at least one year of professional activity and a first degree in economics or a related field. For students who already have a part-time or dual degree, the one-year professional activity is not required. The IBWL (M.Sc.) degree programme is subject to limited admission.

Registration deadline (German certificate)