The M.Sc. in International Business Studies, on the one hand, provides students with the opportunity to specialize within their preferred thematic area, while on the other hand accommodating the acquirement of the requisite skills needed to continue their studies. For example, for a ph.D program.
The career perspectives for the master’s degree do not differ greatly from those of the bachelor’s degree. However, a greater specialization is guaranteed due to the selection of complementary modules. Establishing an individual focus, as well as the development of a personal profile are essential due to the increasing need for trained professionals. Moreover, through deepened language skills and the accumulation of knowledge regarding economic institutions across countries, the internationality of our students is trained and enhanced. In todays working climate the acquirement of a sound education in business administration and economics as well as profound language skills and an understanding of international cultures has become increasingly important.
A special emphasis within this master program is scientific training. The master students, who complete scientific papers in several disciplines, support the prominent position of research at
Paderborn University. Thus, they learn and apply scientific work methods. Additionally, this promotes interest for topics which could be taken up within a doctoral study program.
Due to the possibility of setting an individual focus, career profiles for master graduates vary substantially. For example, students can achieve profiles in areas such as Strategic Management, Corporate Finance, Consulting and Market Research.
Study Plans for Selected Career Profiles
Here you can find selected examples of career profiles, which might serve as an orientation for choosing modules. Please be aware, that these examples are for orientation only and that this list is not exhaustive.