Extension of the Application Deadline to the 15th of August

Good news. We extended our application deadline for you until August 15, 2024

For more information reach out to study@klu.org.

Master in International Management (MSc)

Master in International Management (MSc)

Our MSc in International Management program provides you with the management and leadership skills you will need for your career in a multinational company. Our courses cover a broad range of topics in the key business administration fields and, additionally, focus on sustainability and digitalization. Thus, sharpen your entrepreneurial thinking (entrepreneurship) and sustainable actions in a global environment, and enhance your career prospects. The program targets your personal development and focuses on developing your leadership abilities. The teaching method includes both case- and project-based learning, excursions, business simulations, integrated internships, and regular interaction with industry professionals. Practical relevance is the program’s core.

German universities and our educational system are world class and recognized by employers around the globe. In Germany, you will be able to live freely: this is a safe country for all students. Germany has a strong economy and a stable job market. After successfully graduating from KLU you are legally entitled to work in Germany. You will also be allowed to stay in Germany for up to 18 months after graduation to find the ideal job. In addition to the benefits of Germany, the cosmopolitan city of Hamburg has been frequently voted as one of the most livable cities in the world, and offers a great work life balance for its residents.

Admission Requirements

We require a degree in business or economics, but will consider other analytical fields such as industrial engineering, business informatics, and mathematics if your bachelor's degree contains at least four courses in business. There are different ways to make up for missing business courses

The bachelor’s degree must comprise 180 ECTS for the standard track or 210 ECTS for the fast track and the part-time track. Applicants for the fast track and for the part-time track must have done at least one academic term abroad during their previous university study. Equally possible to prove an internship abroad, which was officially part of the bachelor’s degree program.

Apply with you transcript of records if you have not yet received your degree certificate.

Application Deadlines

Admissions Process

We require an application fee of €50 for non-EU/EEA applicants. We offer application fee waivers for selected candidates. 


Our Master in International Management program starts every September.

  Standard Track Fast Track Part-Time Track
Program ECTS 120 ECTS 90 ECTS 90 ECTS
ECTS for Admission 180 ECTS 210 ECTS 210 ECTS
Internship Mandatory Mandatory No
Semester Abroad 1 semester / free to choose3 No No
Curriculum Curriculum Curriculum Curriculum

3Students who have already studied outside of Germany for a substantial amount of time might have the option to spend their third semester at KLU. For more information please enquire.

Master students in the standard track have the opportunity to spend their third semester abroad. Enrolled as a full-time student at the host university, you will acquire first-hand insights into new cultures and countries and have unique experiences.

  • Choose between more than 60 renowned partner institutions around the world.
  • Complement your studies with courses beyond KLU’s scope of specialties.
  • Discover new cultures and countries and engage in activities you have never lived before.
  • Make friends from across the globe.
  • Boost your skills in speaking a second language (although classes are offered entirely in English).
  • Have a mind-opening experience that will make your student time unique and memorable.

Do read up on our blogpost: 5 keys to maximaze your international experience

International Office 

Semester Abroad Gallery

  • Access to alumni via alumni portal & alumni career talks
  • Networking opportunities and training
  • Practice-oriented guest lectures by high-profile industry professionals
  • Recruiting events on campus
  • Exclusive internship and job offers
  • Annual CV book prior to graduation

All career services are integrated into your curriculum. Read about our career development program in this article.

Career Development Office

KLU Career Connect: This is not your typical career fair! Get inspired by short company pitches at the company slam, ask all your questions and network at the Meet & Greet and introduce yourself to relevant companies with a professional pitch in 1:1 sessions. No worries, our career courses will prepare you and make sure you can shine in front of the potential employers!

Alumni Career Talks: At this peer-to-peer career event you will meet KLU alumni from various industries who will share their story and their experiences with you. You get to meet in a relaxed setting and you can practice your networking skills. Connect with one of the alumni from your dream company or get inspired to explore an industry you haven’t thought of before. Our alumni are looking forward to meeting you!


Our Master in International Management program starts every September.

  Standard Track Fast Track Part-Time Track
Study Period 2 years / 4 semesters 1,5 years / 3 semesters 2,5 years / 5 semesters
Tuition Fees 7,390.00 per semester 7,890.00 per semester 7,390.00 per semester

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KLU offers a limited number of merit and need-based scholarships, plus a sport scholarship program for German national team athletes. Stipends of gifted education instituions (Begabtenförderwerke) can apply for a full tuition fee waiver at KLU. We will also support student from refugee comumunities in Hamburg. Do read up on the criteria that apply for each scholarship.

Brain Capital is an innovative tuition financing concept. Students participating in these models do not or only partially pay tuition fees during their studies at KLU. However, they commit themselves to make income-dependent payments upon completion of their studies. The total amount of payments is linked to the income earned. The model is based on a solidarity principle: students with higher income repay more than students with lower income. There are limits for maximum annual and maximum total payments (about twice the tuition fee amount adjusted for inflation). 

Do read up on our blogpost: Brain Capital: The solidary financing that believes in your potential

Financing Schemes

There are different loan schemes to finance the cost of living. These primarily target German and EU nationals. Candidates of other nationalities are only eligible if they have a German baccalaureate (Abitur) and permanent residence status in Germany. 

Open Day

Step into a world of opportunities at KLU University's next Open Day! Engage with professors through insightful lectures and join a student panel sharing their experiences. Enjoy refreshments while connecting with peers and faculty. Cap it off with a campus tour.

Discover Student Life at KLU

One thing that sets KLU apart from other universities and business schools is its vibrant feeling of family and community spirit. We host several student clubs, events, and extracurricular activities that are crucial components of both your professional and personal growth.

Develop An Operations Mindset

At KLU, we believe that a strong operations mindset is your key to success. All our programs will teach you how to acquire such a mindset and strengthen the skills that allow you to excel in your future career. 

How we connect you to your career

Internship, thesis, dream job?  Our Career Connect Event brings together what belongs together - companies and KLU students. We facilitate connections, train, and empower you to identify and pursue your professional aspirations.

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Career prospects

We understand that a lot of students rate post graduate career prospects among their top three college search information needs. You may want to explore profiles of our students and alumni on our LinkedIn University Page. One program that is unique and helps KLU students during their studies to pursue and manage their career goals is the Career & Professional Development Program.

Your degree from the KLU will certainly be career boosting. Alumni from our programs were hired for example by Accenture GmbH, Airbus S.A.S., BASF, Beiersdorf AG, DB Schenker - Rail, EADS Group, IBM Group, Kühne + Nagel (AG & Co.) KG, Johnson & Johnson Medical, Lufthansa Group, Siemens, Vattenfall Wind Power or Anheuser-Bush.


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