International Management and Intercultural Communication (Master's program) – Program Content
This internationally oriented Master's programme is run jointly by THK´s Faculties 03 (Information Science and Communication Studies) and 04 (Business, Economics and Law). The special feature is that, in addition to the TH Köln, two other international partner universities are involved in the study programme.
Students enrolled in this international Master's program study at each of the three partner universities in Germany, Poland, and the USA. Between the stays in Warsaw and Jacksonville a study and research trip to Asia is jointly organised by the three partners. Besides TH Köln, the following partner universities are involved in the program:
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 following academic titles:
- Master of Arts in International Management and Interculltural Communication (jointly from TH Köln and the University of Warsaw),
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of North Florida
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.
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.