TH Köln - Cologne University of Applied Sciences

International Business

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Business Administration, International Business
English only
Winter semester: 15 May/01 Jun
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in the field of business and economics with an international focus or in another suitable field.

An international focus is given if the curriculum includes at least half of the following subject areas: international marketing, international finance, international human resources management, international economics, international corporate strategy, international cost accounting, international law, intercultural skills. Decisions on the suitability of a program are made by the Examination Board.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is also required with a minimum score of 500 (or an equivalent result in a comparable test).

GPA Rate 2.50

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min B2
min B2 First (FCE)
min 6
min 213
min 79
min 550
min 670
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
Applicants (including native speakers) with a certified Higher Education Entrance Qualification and an obtained university degree (both acquired completely in English) are also admitted (the according documents have to be submitted with the application). Proof of language skills in a foreign language other than English and mother tongue is also required (e.g. language course at university or in high school, a certificate from Alliance Francaise, etc).

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

In 28 hours free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
Application Fee:
€ 75 for the first application, € 30 for each additional

Application Documents

  1. IBMA Application Form (including checklist).
  2. Certified copy of undergraduate degree certificate.
  3. Certified copy of the official transcript of records. Applicants with incomplete degrees must submit a certified copy of the current GPA issued by their university (in addition to the certified copy of the official transcript).
  4. Proof of language skills in a foreign language other than English and mother tongue.
  5. Resumé (including academic, professional, and volunteer experience).
  6. GMAT or GRE result (other tests will not be accepted).
  7. Proof of excellent command of the English language (see language requirements).
  8. Letter of motivation (one-page essay detailing why you are applying to TH Köln and IBMA in particular, a depiction of professional and personal long-term goals to be achieved by completing the program, why are you suited for IBMA in particular and how can you contribute to TH Köln academic community, etc).
  9. List of courses related to International Business attended during the undergraduate degree (not necessary for applicants holding a degree in International Business).

Please note that applicants that have to apply through Uni-Assist may have to submit additional application material.


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