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Working in an

international environment

In an increasingly networked and globalised world, international cooperation is playing an ever greater role for professionals and managers. Research and teaching in Göttingen are oriented towards this: The Master's programme in Global Business prepares you for the complex requirements and opportunities that can arise in a global business environment.

Master’s programme in Global Business


Winter and summer semester


4 semesters


German and English


120 Credits

Closure of the Master's programme in Global Business

The Master’s programme in Global Business (MSc) has been closed for the winter semester 2023/2024. Application to this degree programme is no longer possible. Students already enrolled will be allowed to complete the programme by the end of the winter semester 2025/2026.

If you would like to do your Master's programme in this field, the degree in Management would be an alternative for you.

This is what you can expect during your studies

With the internationally oriented, bilingual Master's programme in Global Business, you will be optimally prepared for international working environments in the global economy. You will receive a sound education in international business administration and can also set individual majors in your studies. The content of the basic modules, the specialisation area and the seminar can be assigned to the focus areas "Finance, Accounting and Taxes"; "Management"; "Marketing" or "Information Systems". If you have acquired 30 credits in one of these specialisations in the course of your studies, you can have it shown on your Master's degree certificate. Through the mandatory semester abroad at one of our numerous international partner universities, you will also acquire relevant language skills and intercultural competences.

  • Programme Structure

    The English-language basic modules provide you with advanced knowledge in the areas of "Information Systems", "Finance, Accounting and Taxes", "Management" as well as "Marketing" and deepen the knowledge already acquired in your first study programme. They also form the basis for the modules in the specialisation area. In this area, you set your own focal points (major) in the fields of "Information Systems", "Finance, Accounting and Taxes", "Management" or "Marketing" and thereby develop an individual study profile.

    The seminar deals with a specific topic in international business administration. The component quantitative methods prepares students with the skills needed to apply academic research methods in business and economics. In the economics component, students deepen their knowledge of economic issues.

    Finally, in the elective area you take language courses or other modules related to a personal area of specialization in other areas of business and economics, as well as other related fields.

    The standard period of study is four semesters. The programme comprises a total of 120 credits:

    1. Mandatory courses (24 C)

    2. Specialisation (24 C)

    3. Seminar (6-12 C)

    4. Quantitative methods (6 C)

    5. Economics (6 C)

    6. Electives (18-24 C)

    7. Master's thesis (30 C)

    You can find an overview of the individual areas and the selectable modules here (WiSe 2023/2024; in German)

    Double degree programme: Overview of modules: Study and examination regulations (Annex II/ Anlage II)

  • Study abroad

    The programme also requires an obligatory semester abroad at a foreign university (overview of our partner universities). While studying abroad, students should complete a total of 30 credits. A minimum of 18 credits must be proven and transferred back to the University of Göttingen. In case of any questions please contact the Study Abroad Advisory Service of the Faculty's Service Centre for Students.

    The examination board decides on the recognition of the courses taken at the foreign university. This must be bindingly agreed upon before the stay abroad by concluding a learning agreement. Failed examinations during the semester abroad can be repeated at the University of Göttingen.

  • Internship

    In order to apply the acquired knowledge in the business world, to gain first work experience or to get to know possible relevant professional fields - the Faculty of Business and Economics welcomes students to gain practical experience during their studies. Therefore, you have the possibility to have a voluntary internship in the elective area of your studies credited under certain conditions. You can find detailed information here.

    Job portal of the University of Göttingen
    with external job offers (in German).

  • Career perspectives

    As a graduate of the Master's programme in Global Business, you are particularly prepared for a career in multinational corporations, internationally active small and medium sized enterprises and international organisations. Depending on your personal focus during your studies, you can be employed in the respective areas of companies and organisations and take on management functions. Furthermore, an international academic career is of course also open to you.

  • Study plan and additional links

What our alumni say about studying in Göttingen

  • Portrait photo of Annika Burneleit. She is wearing a blue blouse and a dark blue blazer.

    "I made a very conscious decision to take the Global Business Master's programme. Not only the courses offered, but also the opportunities for extracurricular activities, the input from the diverse student body and the city itself have left their mark on me. I was able to spend a semester abroad at UPAEP in Mexico, which once again broadened my view of the world. All these experiences and insights help me now to go my way."

    Annika Burneleit,

    IT Business Partner, GOLDBECK

  • Portrait photo Lukas Tatge. He is wearing a white shirt.

    "The Global Business degree has been essential for me to think about big global issues and business fields. I was also able to attend many IT lectures during my studies, which are currently helping me a lot in leading the development of our data-based prototype. Without studying in China, my horizons would never have expanded as they have over the past two years."

    Lukas Tatge,

    Founder of the FinTech Start Up CIMK

We accompany you through your studies

Your teaching team (selection)

  • Portrait photo of Fabian Froese. He wears a dark blue jacket and a white shirt.
    Human Resources Management and Asian Business
    Prof. Dr. Dr. Fabian J. Froese

    “Enjoy your studies in Göttingen! As a university with a wide range of degree programmes, there are many options to choose from. What about a semester abroad at one of our numerous partner universities?“

  • Portrait photo of Yasemin Boztuğ. She wears a grey blazer and a white blouse.
    Marketing and Consumer Behavior
    Prof. Dr. Yasemin Boztuğ

    "I enjoy working with the students in an open exchange about the teaching content. An intensive discussion of current topics is particularly exciting."

  • Portrait photo of Matthias Schumann. He wears a dark blue jacket and a light blue shirt.
    Application Systems and E-Business
    Prof. Dr. Matthias Schumann

    “I am motivated by teaching students the many different approaches to solving problems and how modern IT can improve business processes and support decision-making. It is particularly inspiring to develop and discuss solutions with students.“

  • Portrait photo of Stefan Dierkes. He wears a blue jacket and a white shirt.
    Finance and Control
    Prof. Dr. Stefan Dierkes

    “I have an incredible amount of fun diving into the depths of the world of finance and controlling with the students. The students are invited to actively participate in the teaching so that the content is deeply understood and critically reflected upon. I also find the integration of business practice important, for example in the form of discussion rounds or seminars conducted in cooperation with companies.“

Do you have any questions?

Are you wondering whether a study programme at the Faculty of Business and Economics is right for you or do you have questions about the course of studies, placement in a higher semester or recognition of academic achievements? During our office hours, we advise you on site at the Oeconomicum, digitally via BBB and by telephone without prior registration.

Student Advisory Office

+49 551 39-28800 service-center.wiwi.uni-goettingen.de

Oeconomicum, 1st floor, Room 1.135

Portrait photo of the student advisory service. From left: Dorothee Konings wears a turquoise blouse, Dennie Oertel wears a dark blue checked jacket and a white shirt and Anja Schöfer wears a black blazer and a white blouse.