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Program Manager

International Communications

Dagmar Schall

Dagmar Schall

Academic Advising

Course Director at the Faculty of Information Science and Communication Studies

Prof. Dr. Elke Schuch

Prof. Dr. Elke Schuch

Academic Advising

Course Director at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Prof. Dr. Ridwan Dewayanto Rusli

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, China, Poland and the USA. Besides TH Köln, the following partner universities are involved in the program:

Uniwersytet Warszawski (UW) - School of Management, Warsaw, Poland

Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE), China

University of North Florida (UNF), Jacksonville, USA

The program starts every winter semester. Each partner university admits a maximum of 10 students per year with the exception of Dongbei University in China, which admits 5 students yearly. 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 by TH Köln and UW, the title Master of Business Administration by the UNF and a certificate by DUFE. The program is intended to qualify students for all aspects of international management as well as for academic research. The program 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 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), e.g. TOEFL test, minimum score: 560 (paper-based), 220 (computer-based), 83 (internet-based)

The result of one of these tests is 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 Asia should contact Dongbei University of Finance and Economics for application information.