Master in International Business and Management (MSc)

The programme is suitable for bachelor graduates who wish to focus on an international career and wish to gain knowledge in general business on an international basis.

The Master's programme in International Business and Management is taught in the English language and has an autumn intake every year. Lectures take place during weekend seminars in Germany or London.

The flexible structure of the Master of Science programme can be easily combined with your career, enabling people who work full-time to work and study at the same time.

After 24 months you will receive the internationally recognised degree: 'Master of Science in International Business and Management'.

The Master of Science is a part-time programme and is therefore ideal for professionals.

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The ECBM provides complete administration and tuition of the programme in full agreement with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) which awards the MSc degree.

Further details can be found in the LJMU Programme Specification.

  • MSc Content
  • Programme Delivery
  • Entry Requirements
  • Tuition Fees
  • Graduates
  • Work and Study

MSc Content

  • Communication in an International Business World
  • International Business Culture for Managers
  • Managing International Brands
  • Managing Resources Internationally
  • Research Methods for Managers

Students choose one option out of the two subjects below (subject to minimum group numbers):

  • Business Ethics
  • Managing Human Resource Strategy

In addition to taught modules students need to submit a research project (15,000-18,000 words). The dissertation gives students the opportunity of undertaking a significant piece of independent research which applies appropriate business management and academic research concepts to investigate a significant organisational issue or problem.

Programme Delivery

Students are expected to actively participate in the seminars and therefore must complete the directed reading instruction from tutors, given in the preparation phase, to engage with the module content before coming to a session.

As a student on the programme you will have access to our student platform at any place and time. Even when you are away you can access the teaching material, get in touch with tutors as well as your fellow students regarding group work and study questions. In addition to the teaching material, supplied via our student platform prior to any teaching session, every participant receives access to the university’s online resources and various electronic journal services with a broad range of relevant literature.

Entry Requirements

The programme is suitable for applicants with a Bachelor degree or Bachelor Professional (CCI), which may be in a business subject but degrees in other disciplines can also be considered.

A good level of proficiency in the English language is required as the entire programme is delivered in English. Applicants need a minimum score of 6.0 (overall) in the IELTS test to prove their English skills. You do not need to take the IELTS test if you have already achieved a Bachelor from a UK university.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are charged by the European College of Business and Management as a partner organisation of LJMU as follows:

First year: £ 6,725
Second year: £ 6,725
Total: £ 13,450*

* Tuition fees are subject to change. Fees are payable annually (instalments are available by arrangement). The first year and second year are invoiced separately.

Accommodation and travel expenses are not included.


My time at the ECBM developed me personally and professionally. The MSc perfectly delivers a combination of academic research and practically oriented modules.

Sascha Kummle, MSc Graduate
Brand Coordination in Global Public Affairs and Sustainablity, Volkswagen AG

Meet more of our MSc Graduates!

Work and Study

We have designed this MSc programme to offer professionals a practical and internationally orientated business education with a flexible but compact teaching schedule. The block seminar structure requires you to only take a few ‘out-of-office’ days each academic year, allowing you to develop and accelerating your career whilst following the concept of lifelong learning.

The MSc prepares you for future challenges and enables you to understand changing and challenging business processes in a global business context. Elective modules allow you to customise the programme content according to your professional needs and interests.

Arrangements for Student Certificates and Graduation

Student Certificates

Students who complete a Collaborative Programme which is delivered in partnership with a partner institution (here: ECBM) and is validated by Liverpool John Moores University will be provided with a certificate and/or transcript, as appropriate. The award of any certificates and/or transcript are made in line with the Final Transcripts and Awards Certificate Policy and the Certificate and Transcripts for Students on Collaborative Programmes Policy. For further information contact


For both national and international collaborative programmes/partners, graduation ceremonies for collaborative students will be arranged by the Partner (here: ECBM) which is delivering the LJMU validated programme in partnership with the University.

Key Facts

Next Intake: Autumn
Study Duration: 24 months part-time
Teaching Locations: Germany and London

Programme Delivery: 5 teaching weekends (Fri-Sun) & 2 weeks (Mon-Fri)
Credit Points: 90 ECTS

Tuition Fees: £ 13,450


The ECBM provides complete administration and tuition of the programme in full agreement with the Liverpool Business School which awards the MBA degree. The ECBM is a validated partner of Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).

After completing this programme graduates have the opportunity to progress to Doctorate study, e.g. the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA).


ECBM Network

Students can join the ECBM Global Alumni Network!

All of our Masters graduates are professionals, consultants or managers in business, one in three are CEOs. Our network provides the opportunity to keep in touch, build business contacts and gain added value from being in a network of fellow business professionals.

ECBM Alumni


The admission process starts upon your submission of the online application form along with the supporting documents. You will then be contacted to schedule an interview which examines the data provided in the application and evaluates whether your profile will meet the demands of the programme.

We are very pleased to advise you if you want to check if you could do the MSc programme, simply send your CV.