Academy for Cultural Diplomacy

Furtwangen University

International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomaсу

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Business Administration, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Economics, Business Strategy, Diplomacy, International Economics
90, 120
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jul
Summer semester: 15 Jan
Application Deadlines
1.5 - 2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
€ 3000
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction 
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus
Registration Fee & Tuition Information:
The fees for the regular track (4 semesters) is 12,000 €. The fees for the fast track (3 semesters) is 9,000 €. In cases of an extension of studies, an additional fee of 1,000 € per semester will be charged. This fee is due for any semester in excess of the normative time-to-degree during which the student either participates in lectures, sits exams or completes their master thesis. The normative time-to-degree is three semesters for the fast track and four semesters for the regular track. Neither an authorized extension of master thesis nor an authorized study leave semester nor a semester taken as sick leave, evidenced by a doctor’s note, will count towards the normativе timе.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent).

For the regular track:

  • Required ECTS credits: 180.

For the fast track:

  • 180 ECTS or a 3-year degree program (normative time-to-degree) and a minimum of one year’s work experience in a relevant field after graduation, or
  • A minimum requirement of 210 ECTS or a 4-year degree program (normative time-to-degrее).
Work Experience

If you're applying for the fast track, but don't have 210 ECTS credits, you should have a minimum of one year's professional experience in a position of responsibility following graduatiοn.

Language Requirements

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

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Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Additional skills relevant to the degree program: proficiency in written and spoken English. Proof of such proficiency is, for example, study for a minimum of one semester in an English-taught study program, a minimum of one year’s work experience in an English-speaking foreign country, or a relevant internationally recognized language test.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction 
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:


Application Documents

The Online Application Form should be used to apply for a study place. This should be accompanied by the following documents:

  1. Original first-degree certificate or certified copy of the same, and, if the original is in a language other than English or German, a certified translation into English or German.
  2. Curriculum vitae in English or German.
  3. Proof of English language proficiency adequate to enable the applicant to study in this language (see language requirements).
  4. Letter of motivation in English (1 to maximum 2 pages in length, DIN A4, typed).
  5. If relevant for application to the fast track program: copies of employer letters of reference (in German or English, or translatеd).


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Further Information

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