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International Management & Information Systems M.A.


International Management & Information Systems M.A.

Master programme International Management & Information Systems

Optimize your business, management, and IT skills by boosting your leadership roles in a tech-based globalized economy. Study International Management & Information Systems (IMIS) and discover your potentials!

At a glance

What? English-language degree course where IT-related subjects are coupled with key Business Administration competencies

For whom? Designed for business, business informatics and economics graduates

Why? Prepare for future leadership roles considering the requirements of modern information and communication systems

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The International Management & Information Systems study programme at a glance
Application Period only in the Summer Semester:
Non-EU students – 15.07.2024 to 15.10.2024
EU students – 01.12.2024 to 31.01.2025

More Information about the Application Procedure

Admission: NC-free

This study programme has no admission restriction.
Proof of a language qualification is required.

More Information about the Requirements


Master of Arts (M.A.)

Type of study

Full-time study

Beginning / Duration of course

Beginning: every summer semester (April)

Course duration: 3 study semesters (standard period), 90 credit points

Place / Mode of study

Campus Soest Maiblüten

Soest campus
Hybrid (1st and 3rd semester On campus, 2nd semester online)

Location Portrait Soest

Contributions and fees

Language of instruction


Before starting your studies -
Requirements & application procedure


The study programme is NC-free, which means that there are no admission restrictions. Only the following points need to be proven.*

  • 210 ECTS from previous Bachelor’s or Master’s study programs, of which at least 180 credits must be from a completed Bachelor’s study course in Business, Business Informatics, Economics or similar field of study with a cumulative grade of at least equal to the German grade “Good” (2.5) or the relative ECTS grade A or B.
  • Proof of language qualification: current TOEFL score of at least 575 (paper-based), 232 (computer-based), 91 (internet based); IELTS Academic band 6.5 (minimum band of 6.0 is required for reading and writing).
  • Information sytem to recognise foreign qualifications Visit the Information sytem to recognise foreign qualifications (anabin - only german content)

*Only the German version of the Examination Regulations is legally binding.

Application for Summer Semester

When applying for the Master’s study program International Management & Information Systems (IMIS), please make sure to choose the suitable application procedure for you. Applicants from Germany and the EU countries (including Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway) should apply via the university portal. Applicants from Non-EU countries should apply via uni-assist.

Application for Winter Semester

The programme only starts in Summer Semester.

externer Inhalt (Youtube) IMIS Community

What will the course be like?
In the video Reshma, Muzammil and Yamna talk about their experiences with the study programme.

Who is the study course International Management & Information Systems aimed at?

International Management & Information Systems (IMIS) builds on a four years Bachelor’s degree (consists of at least 210 ECTS) in business, business informatics, economics, or similar field of studies. The program is aimed at developing students' knowledge in business, management, and IT.

Target Group

The program is designed for business, business informatics, and economics graduates aiming to advance their first-hand experience in business, management, and IT throughout the study program in a blended learning environment. The curriculum balances IT and management skills, preparing graduates for leadership roles in technology-focused companies. It is ideal for those interested in Business IT, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Digital Marketing, Agile Project Management, Digital Innovation, Entrepreneurial Thinking, or IT Management. The program targets individuals with a passion for integrating IT solutions within business processes and aspirations for leadership roles in global, technology-driven organizations.


What career prospects does International Management & Information Systems offer?

The objective of the IMIS Master's study is to prepare students for leadership roles that meet the demands of modern information and communication systems. The program emphasizes not only the development of expert knowledge but also the enhancement of self-management, social, and methodological competencies. Therefore, graduates can expect to advance into diverse career prospects, including roles such as IT Managers, Business Analysts, Data Scientists, Digital Transformation Leaders and IT Counsultants as well as Sales Managers and Executives in the IT Industry.

The intercultural experience & diversity of IMIS is really unique: Students come as foreigners and leave with friends from all over the world. Personal and intensive support from lecturers and staff as well as great job opportunities by integrating management and IT and practical experiences into the studies has made IMIS an exceptional Master’s study program. You are warmly welcome – come and join us!

Prof. Dr. Valerie Wulfhorst (IMIS Course Director)

How is the study course structured?

The Master’s program International Management & Information Systems (IMIS) prepares students for leadership roles in a globalized economy where the intelligent use of IT systems is becoming a critical success factor. Therefore, the English-language degree course is meeting this demand by offering a two-fold qualification where IT-related subjects are coupled with key Business Administration competencies.

State-of-the-art technologies allow for exclusive distance-learning opportunities and an optional integrated study abroad or practical experience (internship) semester provides students with additional career prospects.

The program has a standard period of study of three semesters starting in the summer semester, a volume of 90 credits, and comprises a Master's project consisting of a Master's thesis (16 credits) and a colloquium (4 credits). (See more in Program Structure)

Content of the study course

This study program focuses on the areas of “Management” and “Information Systems” where the graduates acquire comprehensive knowledge, experiences, and skills both in the individual areas of the integrated management approach (Business Marketing Management, Corporate Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Management Accounting & Finance) and in the information-related and strategy-oriented IT courses (Enterprise Resource Planning, Business Intelligence, Information Management, E-Business).

Simultaneously, the relationship between IT and management will be addressed by dealing with the management of IT resources as well as the potential of IT as an enabler of new business models and management approaches.

A distinct international environment is ensured by the full implementation of the English language and the associated diversified multicultural student group as well as the corresponding design of the modules.

Curriculum International Management & Information Systems M.A.*

1st SemesterBusiness Marketing ManagementCorporate Entrepreneurship & InnovationJournal ClubBusiness IntelligenceE-BusinessInformation Management
2nd SemesterManagement Accounting & FinanceVirtual/Intercultural CommunicationEnterprise Resource PlanningElectives:

Choose from:
Advanced International Economics,
Product and Process Management,
International Studies I: Global Business,
International Studies II: Information Systems,
IS Project

Practical Experience/
Internship in a company

Study abroad
3rd SemesterManagement CommunicationResearch MethodsMaster’s Project:
Final Thesis and Colloquium
*Only the German version of the Examination Regulations is legally binding

Legende zum Studienverlaufsplan

Optional: Choose the option that matches with your skills

Info Sessions / Welcome Days

Online | 01.07.2024
Online Info-Session about the Study Program International Management and Information Systems

July 1st 2024, 02.00 p.m. – 03.00 p.m. (MET):
Receive all information about the course of study, such as structure and content, as well as requirements and (international) career prospects.

More Information about the Info-Session
Welcome Days

For a comfortable and successful start to your studies, we provide you with various orientation sessions and support services.

More Information about the Welcome Days

Further Information on International Management & Information Systems M.A.

Program Structure and Qualification Goals

Examination Regulations and Module Descriptions

for International Management & Information Systems M.A.

Center for Business Education - BE!

The Center for Business Education - BE! coordinates different education and research activities on the Soest campus which have two characteristics: they support business activities and are internationally focused.

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Asif Shahriar

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