International Programmes 2022/2023

International Management & Sustainability (MA), full-time International Management & Sustainability

Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden (OTH) • Weiden in der Oberpfalz

Master of Arts (MA)
Teaching language
  • English

Courses are held in English. Some electives are also offered in German. Participants can choose to write the Master's thesis in either English or German.

Full-time / part-time
  • full-time
Programme duration
3 semesters
Winter and summer semester
Application deadline

Winter semester application period
For the winter semester starting 1 October, you can apply from 1 May until 15 July.

Summer semester application period
If you prefer to commence your studies in the summer semester, you can apply for admission from 15 November until 15 January.

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

Are you interested in sustainable corporate management? Do you want to take responsibility for a sustainable economy and learn how to develop and promote business models in an international context? Do you want to be able to work internationally, lead a team and inspire people to act responsibly? Then the Master's degree programme in International Management & Sustainability provides you with everything you need for an international career.

Global markets are characterised by change and fierce competition. In order to be able to grow and export, not only corporations but also medium-sized and smaller companies have long since made a name for themselves on the international stage or are planning to expand. In addition, Greta Thunberg's messages have been on everyone's lips and on all screens ever since questions of sustainable corporate development and a future-oriented sustainable economy and lifestyle have become more and more anchored in people's consciousness. Companies are therefore faced with the question of whether their business models are sustainable, ecologically and socially compatible, and viable in the long term.

In the Master's degree programme in International Management & Sustainability, we show you how to turn these challenges into opportunities. In addition to the important linguistic expertise, you will also acquire international knowledge and intercultural skills. The Master's programme combines current issues from the fields of "International Management" (including strategic management, value chains, project management) and "Sustainability" (including climate change, environmental economics, sustainability management and social entrepreneurship). The range of subjects is supplemented by basic knowledge of general management and corporate responsibility. In addition to business administration training, you will work on your personal development and leadership skills. Upon successful completion of your studies, you will be awarded the Master of Arts (MA) academic degree. This will enable you to start your career as broadly trained experts with management responsibility in a global environment as well as in sustainability management or innovation management.

We inspire leadership and encourage innovation. Come to the Weiden Business School at OTH Amberg-Weiden!

Course organisation

The Master's programme in International Management and Sustainability is a consecutive programme with an application-oriented profile. It is aimed at prospective students who have already completed a university degree in an economic, social or cultural science field.

The Master's programme teaches students entrepreneurial skills and leadership competencies to work successfully and responsibly in a globally operating company. In addition, the programme offers students opportunities to deepen their knowledge in the areas of international management, sustainability, general management and corporate responsibility in order to achieve their individual goals.

In the first two semesters, the following courses are offered from the field of "International Management":

  • International Strategic Management
  • International Projects – Processes and Change Management
  • Intercultural Management & Business Ethics
  • Globalisation & International Value Chain Management

The following events are read in the "Sustainability" section:

  • General Sustainable Development
  • Environment, Climate Change & Ecology
  • Environmental & Sustainable Economics
  • Corporate Sustainability Management

We also offer electives from the areas of "General Management", "Corporate Responsibility" & "Key Qualifications“, for example:

  • Corporate Governance, Compliance & CSR
  • Designing Workshops for Sustainable Product Development
  • Organisational & Social Psychology
  • Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Innovation

In the third semester, you will attend the "Service Learning" course and write your final thesis, including a colloquium.

The following diagram gives you an overview of the course of studies:

A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • Language training provided
  • Training in intercultural skills
  • Study trips
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
  • International guest lecturers
  • Courses are led with foreign partners
  • International comparisons and thematic reference to the international context
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

52 EUR per semester

Costs of living

The cost of living varies from approx. 750 EUR to 800 EUR.

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

Scholarships are offered. For further information, please visit scholarships and funding models or contact our scholarship advising team.

Academic admission requirements

The International Management & Sustainability Master's degree programme requires applicants to pass an aptitude test. You can apply for a place within the application period in the application portal of the OTH Amberg-Weiden.

Please note: In some years, the application period is extended. Please check our website for last minute applications.

Applicants with a school-leaving certificate at a foreign school are advised to submit a certificate of recognition of the school-leaving certificate issued by a certified institution (e.g., uni-assist) by the end of the application period. The decision on admission to studies is made by the examination board.(IMPORTANT NOTE: An assessment of the degree can certainly be carried out before applying for a place at university. However, this assessment does not make an application to the OTH Amberg-Weiden unnecessary.)

The admission requirements for the Master's degree programme in International Management & Sustainability can be found on the website of the programme.

Language requirements

A special feature of the programme is that it is held in English. Therefore, adequate knowledge of the English language must be demonstrated with a language certificate corresponding to level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. One of the following English language tests with the specified minimum score is sufficient: TOEFL IBT – 80 / IELTS Cambridge – 6 / TOEIC – 780. Proof is not required if the university entrance qualification or university degree was obtained in English.

Proof of German language skills at level A2 must be submitted before you begin your studies, i.e. at the latest at the time of your official enrolment. This is obviously not required if your previous studies or university entrance qualification were completed in German. Accepted certificates are the Goethe certificate, telc, and ÖSD certificate. During the Master's programme, German language skills must be expanded to level B1 (e.g. through German courses, internships or independent study).

Application deadline

Winter semester application period
For the winter semester starting 1 October, you can apply from 1 May until 15 July.

Summer semester application period
If you prefer to commence your studies in the summer semester, you can apply for admission from 15 November until 15 January.

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You can apply for a place via the application portal of the OTH Amberg-Weiden during the application period.

Possibility of finding part-time employment

Several internationally operating companies are located in Weiden, which regularly offer internships and working student activities.

The curriculum also gives students the opportunity to work part-time.


Student dorms are located within walking distance of the campus. The apartments have a small kitchen unit and a bathroom with shower. The dorms offer a recreation room and a laundry room. All of them have special apartments for disabled students and for students with children.

"Fischerberg” student dorm in Weiden (60 places)
Rent: 277 EUR to 284 EUR (including advance payment of running costs)
Deposit: 380 EUR

“Am Postkeller” student dorm in Weiden (105 places)
Rent: 286 EUR to 302 EUR (including advance payment of running costs)
Deposit: 470 EUR

Career advisory service

For the advisory service, please contact the International Office or the Study and Career Service.

Support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Tutors
  • Accompanying programme
  • Specialist counselling
  • Visa matters
  • Buddy programme

Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden (OTH)

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Portfolio and departments

The university offers a portfolio of 46 study programmes in four departments (Weiden Business School, Mechanical Engineering / Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering / Media Production and Media Technology / Computer Sciences, Industrial Engineering and Health), which all reflect current developments in engineering and the economy.

The profile of the campus in Weiden is complemented by programmes in International and Digital Business Management, Medical Engineering and Industrial Technology Management. Both locations also offer consecutive Master's programmes.

OTH Amberg-Weiden cultivates a unique model of co-operations and partnerships with companies, guaranteeing a direct transfer of knowledge and experience between teaching and practice, science and the economy.

If you want to apply for admission to a programme at the OTH, either full-time or as part of an exchange programme, make sure that you choose the right programme and accommodation in Amberg or Weiden, respectively.


OTH Amberg-Weiden offers a broad portfolio of different programmes, focussing on up-to-date technical and economical developments.

To learn more about our programmes, take a look at the website on our study programmes.


The OTH Amberg-Weiden places strong emphasis on service. A staff-to-student ratio of 1:40 ensures excellent conditions for students. Discussions during lectures, small groups and close contact between students and staff are simply taken for granted. The university's Student Office, Study and Career Service and International Office are in close contact with applicants and students. They will help whenever a student needs information, support or guidance regarding studying or doing an internship abroad, especially with respect to application and admission procedures, scholarships and other funding opportunities.


The OTH is firmly rooted in the region of the Upper Palatinate, working in close collaboration with renowned regional, national and international businesses, which in turn benefit from the OTH’s expertise and innovative strength. The university has very close relationships with the 28 member companies of the PartnerCircle, a close network of the most renowned companies in the region. Together, they systematically promote research and knowledge transfer initiatives between the university and its regional partners.

These are your key benefits:

  • Small student groups
  • No tuition fees
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure – 24/7/365 library
  • Fast and easy contact with lecturers
  • Close linking of theory and practice
  • Top business contacts for optimal career opportunities during and after your studies
  • Contact with partner universities worldwide
  • Favourable rental prices and living costs
  • Unfolding of personal and intellectual potentials
  • Varied sports and leisure activities
31% International students at WEIDEN BUSINESS SCHOOL

University location

When you need a break from the library and lecture rooms, Weiden and Amberg with their centuries-old history offer plenty of culture, sports and culinary events. Highlights like old city celebrations, Christmas markets, marathons, traditional Bavarian festivities, art or music festivals amongst others will make you feel at home soon and provide a perfect balance between your body and mind. Just see for yourself!

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