International Management and Intercultural Communication (Master's program) – Program Content
Students enrolled in this international Master's program study at each of the four partner universities in Germany, Poland, South Korea and the USA. Besides TH Köln, the following partner universities are involved in the program:
Uniwersytet Warszawski (UW) - School of Management, Warsaw, Poland
Kyungpook National University (KNU), Daegu, South Korea
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The program starts every winter semester. Each partner university admits a maximum of 10 students per year. The program is divided into four trimesters and takes approximately 15 months (including examinations). The language of instruction is English, regardless of the place of study. Students who have successfully passed all mandatory modules and completed a Master's thesis will be awarded the academic title Master of Arts jointly awarded by TH Köln and UW, the title Master of Business Administration by the UNF and a certificate by the KNU. The program is intended to qualify students for all aspects of international management as well as for academic research. It takes into account that nowadays professional-level international management skills must include intercultural skills. For this reason, the program has two main purposes, just as its name indicates: firstly, to qualify for international management and secondly, to provide theoretic and practical expertise in the field of intercultural communication. The latter is particularly enhanced by studying in different countries and being part of an international cohort of students. In addition, students will acquire competence in international accounting and financial management as well as cultural studies. When writing their thesis, students use electronic research tools and analyze economic data and thus demonstrate their newly acquired skills.
Entrance requirement at TH Köln is a Bachelor's or Master's degree or a German "Diplom". Additionally, the following admission requirements need to be met:
- Sound knowledge of economics and world politics
- Excellent English language skills, equivalent to level B2 according to the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" (CEFR) (This corresponds, for example to the follwoing TOEFL test minimum score: 560 (paper-based), 220 (computer-based), 83 (internet-based))
The result of one of the follwing tests need to be submitted with the application:
- American Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), minimum score: 500
- Graduate Record Examinations test (GRE), minimum score: 150 verbal and 150 quantitative.
Students from North and South America should contact the University of North Florida, and students from Poland should the University of Warsaw for application/admission information.