MSc International Business and Management

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.

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The European College of Business and Management (ECBM) is specialised in part-time Business and Management studies. The flexible and compact structure gives participants the perfect prerequisite for successful part-time business studies after the career entry.

The MSc International Business and Management 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 programme starts yearly in autumn and is taught entirely in English. It mainly takes place on weekend seminars in Germany and UK (London).

The ECBM provides complete administration and tuition of the programme in full agreement with Liverpool Business School which awards the MSc degree (validated by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). If you would like to find out more about the MSc International Business and Management course, please use the contact form to get in touch. 

  • MSc Content
  • Programme Delivery
  • Entry Requirements
  • Graduates

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.


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!

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: £ 10,800

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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.

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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).

Liverpool John Moores University won 'University of the Year' at the Educate North Awards in April 2017.

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Alumni Network

Students can join the ECBM Global 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.

Get more information about our graduates and our alumni network:

ECBM Graduates


The admission process starts upon your submission of the online application form along with the supporting documents, such as your resume, employment/ internship references, diplomas and certificates. We review and respond to applications within a couple of days of receipt. You will then be contacted to schedule an interview. The interview examines the data provided in the application and supporting documents, tests your level of English and evaluates whether your profile will meet the demands of the programme.

We encourage those interested in the programme to apply as early as possible given the limited number of places on 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 and we can tell you very quickly if you will be able to do the programme.

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