International Programmes 2021/2022

MA Strategic and International Management MA Strategic and International Management

Deggendorf Institute of Technology • Deggendorf

Degree
Master of Arts (MA)
Teaching language
  • German
  • English
Languages

Courses are held in German (about 60%) and English (about 40%). Participants can choose to write their Master's theses in either language.

Programme duration
3 semesters
Beginning
Summer semester
More information on beginning of studies

The summer semester starts on 15 March.

Application deadline

15 November – 15 January for March entries (summer semester)

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
No
Joint degree / double degree programme
Yes
Description/content

The consecutive study programme for the Master's degree in Strategic and International Management is designed for those who have already obtained a first degree in business studies.
The programme is based on practice orientation, a scientific approach and internationality and provides both in form and in content an internationally recognised study programme, which prepares the students for the demands of globalised business. Furthermore, participants have the additional option of completing a semester abroad and even have the possibility of obtaining a double degree.

Students are taught in three module clusters:
1. Finance, Controlling, Taxation, Accounting
2. International Management
3. Leadership and Human Resource Development

Module cluster 1 "Finance, Controlling, Taxation, Accounting" includes the following modules:

  • Cooperation with Financial Service Providers
  • National and International Accounting
  • Corporate Management Instruments
  • Taxation and Accounting

Module cluster 2 "International Management" includes the following modules:

  • Strategic Programmes
  • Strategic Planning
  • IT Strategies / International Project Management
  • Strategic Evaluation of Countries

Module cluster 3 "Leadership and Human Resource Development" includes the following modules:

  • Change Management
  • International Leadership
  • Intercultural Competence
  • Strategic Human Resources Management & Business Ethics
  • Scientific Theory and Research Methodology

During the first two semesters, students study in Germany; in the third semester, they can either choose to study business administration management functions at a foreign university or stay in Germany and choose from two in-depth project seminars:

  • Market Development and Internationalisation Strategies
  • Strategic and International Financial Management

For further details, please see our website: https://www.th-deg.de/en/bwl-wi/courses/sim-m-en

Course organisation

The Master's programme Strategic and International Management comprises three theoretical semesters and ends with the Master's thesis.
For all courses, ECTS credit points (European Credit Transfer System) are awarded.
After having successfully completed the programme and the Master's thesis, students will be awarded the academic degree Master of Arts (MA). The MA degree formally entitles students to enter PhD/Dr programmes.
The Master's programme is fully accredited by FIBAA (an international accreditation agency specialising in accrediting degree programmes from the fields of business administration and management: http://www.fibaa.org).

A Diploma supplement will be issued
Yes
International elements
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

Students have the opportunity to spend one semester abroad at a partner university (Erasmus exchange) or even achieve a double degree either in Austria, Australia, Brazil, France, or the Czech Republic.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
No
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
No
The course of study can be taken entirely online
No
Digital learning and teaching modules
  • Video learning
  • University e-learning platform
Description of e-learning elements

Lecture notes are available online.

Participation in the e-learning course elements is compulsory
Yes
Can ECTS points be acquired by taking the online programmes?
Yes
Can the e-learning elements be taken without signing up for the course of study?
No
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Semester contribution

62 EUR student service fee per semester

Costs of living

Approx. 700 EUR per month

Funding opportunities within the university
Yes
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university

If you are an enrolled DIT student, there are several opportunities to partially finance your studies through a scholarship.

Academic admission requirements

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) preferably in business administration or management

Additional requirements:

  • Language requirements
  • Proof of suitability for this specific course determined via an oral exam
Language requirements

Please find the language requirements for this degree course here: https://www.th-deg.de/en/apply#language-requirements

Application deadline

15 November – 15 January for March entries (summer semester)

Submit application to

Please apply directly to Deggendorf Institute of Technology via our application portal. All required documents must be uploaded on the application portal. It is not necessary to send in hard copies by postal mail.

Please find more details regarding our application process here: https://www.th-deg.de/en/apply#international

Possibility of finding part-time employment

There are various job opportunities in and around Deggendorf.

Accommodation

A supportive environment is vital for students to feel comfortable and do well in their studies. Therefore, we go to great efforts to support our students on personal, social and academic levels.

The International Office assists international students with all matters regarding accommodation.

There are several dormitories and many flats available in Deggendorf.

View our flat rental website for private accommodation and get directly into contact with landlords: https://pmit-ext.th-deg.de/wb/search

For further information, please contact: accommodation-dit@th-deg.de

 

Career advisory service

Career service workshops and seminars are held throughout the year to help students with their job applications and interview techniques.

We provide the following:

  • CV checks
  • Workshops and seminars for job preparation
  • University job fair

Furthermore, we offer the Job Rock-It programme, especially designed for international degree-seeking students. In this programme, a clever combination of seminars, workshops and lectures provides a basic understanding of the German economy and thus enables easy access to the German labour market. This programme can help students with their final theses, and it can lead to internships or even permanent positions after graduation.

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Buddy programme
  • Tutors
  • Cultural and linguistic preparation
  • Accompanying programme
  • Visa matters
  • Pick-up service

Deggendorf Institute of Technology

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We are a multi-award-winning university of applied sciences founded in 1994 and located in stunning Bavaria. Ranked as one of the best universities of applied sciences in Germany, we strive for academic excellence and are committed to producing global graduates with international degrees at the Bachelor's and Master's level. The total student population of 8,000 includes almost 30% international students from all over the globe. The language of instruction is either English or German, depending on the degree programme. Study groups rarely include more than 50 students to ensure not only a personal atmosphere but also individual support for students to excel. All full-time degree programmes are free from tuition fees.

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Intensive support:

A supportive environment is vital for students to feel comfortable and do well in their studies. We go to great efforts to support our students on personal, social and academic levels. International students who wish to experience the Bavarian lifestyle in a family can join the “Host Family Programme”. “International Tutors” provide social support for international students, while “Study Buddies” help students to understand challenging lecture content. The International Office supports with accommodation, visas, health insurance, scholarships, etc. in addition to organising an orientation week and intercultural training for all incoming internationals.

International experience:

Our 195 partner universities worldwide provide enrolled students with opportunities to gain experience and earn credits towards their degrees through foreign exchange semesters, or in some cases, through double-degree studies abroad.

Practical experience:

All undergraduate studies include a compulsory internship, giving students the opportunity to practice their hands-on skills. Postgraduate students have the opportunity to work on practical research and development projects on our own technology campuses. We cooperate with more than 500 companies, including global players such as BMW, MAN, Continental and Siemens, where students can gain invaluable work experience. The university's career service organises a range of practical workshops and seminars to prepare students for the job market, meaning our graduates are particularly successful in the job market; 87% enter into permanent employment directly after graduation.

Student lifestyle:

We consider a good lifestyle to be an important factor for the well-being of our students. They are supported with many facilities, such as a range of student clubs, an extensive sports programme, a big band, a campus cinema, an international week including an international food fair, and social activities or day trips organised by the Erasmus Student Network. Our annual campus open day and summer open-air music festival are firm favourites among our staff and student community.

~8,000 Total number of students
~30 Percentage of international students

University location

Our three teaching campuses are located in Bavaria, southern Germany, close to the city of Munich, the Austrian border and the Alps. Our main flagship campus is located in charming Deggendorf, and it is the base for most students. The European Rottal-Inn campus is a dynamic and multicultural study environment where all classes are exclusively in English. The Cham campus is a cosy international hub for AI and mechatronic students.

Deggendorf Campus:

The Deggendorf campus is our largest campus, and it has recently undergone a vast extension to accommodate the expanding university community. It has a modern, central courtyard with a hovering deck over water where staff and students relax while having lunch, socialising, revising or just lounging. All lecture rooms, science labs, facilities and service centres are based on and around campus, creating an excellent studying environment.

The beautiful town of Deggendorf has a population of 40,000 and is located on the banks of the Danube river at the foot of the Bavarian Forest. Munich International Airport is one hour’s drive away and can easily be accessed by public transport. Our students enjoy vibrant social lives, as Deggendorf has plenty to offer: restaurants, cafés and pubs, plus many cultural festivals and events. It has an excellent network of bike trails, leisure cruise ships on the river and a surrounding hilly landscape that provides a stunning natural backdrop to enjoy countless recreational activities.

Newly built, self-contained student apartment blocks are within close walking or biking proximity to campus, the town centre and all local amenities.

European Rottal-Inn campus:

At the European Rottal-Inn campus, all Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes are conducted exclusively in English, creating a dynamic study environment with a diverse and international student community.

The campus is nestled in the town of Pfarrkirchen among rolling, picturesque hills between the Danube and Inn rivers, close to the Austrian border. Pfarrkirchen has become culturally renowned in the area due to its exceptional art exhibitions, museum nights, festivals and events throughout the year. In summer, the old town festival tempts thousands of visitors with its multicultural culinary and musical events. All year round, students enjoy the relaxed Bavarian atmosphere in local cafés, restaurants and markets in the traditional town square. The surrounding beautiful Rott Valley has a range of appealing leisure activities, being well-known for its spas, golf courses, equestrian sports and extensive bike network.

Cham campus:

The Cham campus is our newest and most compact campus, with almost 350 students, 75% being international students. Its Master's programmes are taught completely in English, and students benefit from intensive personal supervision in small study groups. The campus has a close relationship with regional and national companies in the field of mechatronics, so students learn in both an applied and scientific way.

Only a ten-minute walk from the town centre of Cham, the campus offers a unique atmosphere. Situated directly on the Regen River, students complete their studies in a relaxed and scenic country environment.

There are plenty of leisure facilities within walking distance of the campus: a leisure park with various sports facilities, a swimming pool with access to the river, a cinema, a climbing hall, shops and restaurants. It’s a great place to live and study!