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International Management & Information Systems – Online M.A.


International Management & Information Systems – Online M.A.
(Postgraduate part-time study course)

Boost your career with a Master’s degree in International Management & Information Systems and prepare for leadership roles in a globalized economy. Study online - from everywhere, at any time.

At a glance

What? English-language degree course where IT-related subjects are coupled with key Business Administration competencies

For whom? Professionals and up-and-coming employees who wish to further develop their knowledge in management and IT

Why? Study part-time and primarily online while continuing your professional employment

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The International Management & Information Systems – Online study programme at a glance
Application Period for the Winter Semester: from 16 November to 31 July (Non-EU students) or from Mid-May to 31 July (EU students).

More Information about the Application Procedure

Admission: NC-free

This study programme has no admission restriction.
Proof of practical experience and language qualification is required.

More Information about the Requirements


Master of Arts (M.A.)

Type of study

part-time study, extra-occupational, online

Beginning / Duration of course

Beginning: every winter semester (October)

Course duration: 4 study semesters (standard period), 90 credit points

Place of study

Online & Soest campus

Location Portrait Soest

Contributions and fees

€ 2200/ semester
This program is based on a self-financing of the students.

About the Student Fees

Language of instruction


Before starting your studies -
Requirements & application procedure


The study programme is NC-free, which means that there are no admission restrictions. Only the following points need to be proven.*

For admission to the Master’s program IMIS Online, applicants are required to prove the successful completion of a Bachelor’s program, their professional expertise, and their language skills.

*Only the German version of the Examination Regulations is legally binding.

Application for Winter Semester

When applying for the Master’s study program International Management & Information Systems – Online (IMIS), please make sure to choose the suitable application procedure for you. Applicants from Germany and the EU countries (including Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway) should apply via the university portal. Applicants from Non-EU countries should apply via uni-assist.

Application for Summer Semester

The programme only starts in Winter Semester.

Who is the study course International Management & Information Systems – Online aimed at?

IMIS Online builds on a Bachelor’s or diploma degree in economics (business), business informatics or a comparable field of study and the first years of employment. The program is aimed at up-and-coming employees who wish to further develop their knowledge in management and IT.

Target Group

The program is aimed at professionals and is designed in such a way that they do not have to give up their jobs but can study part-time and primarily online (also from outside Germany). Therefore, the in total 90 credits are spread across 4 semesters, resulting in a reduced workload in the respective semesters. The online course format enables students to study from anywhere and at anytime.


What career prospects does International Management & Information Systems – Online offer?

The objective of the professional IMIS Online course is to qualify ambitious employees for future leadership roles considering the requirements of modern information and communication systems. In addition to the further development of expert knowledge, a central objective is the development of self-management, social and methodological competencies.

How is the study course structured?

The Master’s program International Management & Information Systems – Online (IMIS Online) is a professional part-time course that is conducted online apart from two on-campus phases, thus the course provides students the opportunity to obtain the M.A. degree while continuing their professional employment.

State-of-the-art technologies allow for a sophisticated distance learning experience, which is supplemented with a face-to-face introductory week and a face-to-face summer camp on campus. The design of a self-study that is flexible and adapted to individual learning processes is ensured by e-lectures, web-based trainings, interactive virtual collaborative learning concepts as well as by a consequent course coordination through the Learning Management System Moodle. The two on-campus phases can be joined online from distance if physical attendance is not possible.

The program has a standard period of study of four semesters, a volume of 90 credits, and comprises thirteen compulsory modules as well as a Master's project consisting of a Master's thesis (21 credits) and a colloquium (4 credits). The modules in the first three semesters have a scope of 20 credits. The fourth semester comprises 30 credits.

Content of the study course

This study course leads to a university degree in the field of business administration, with a curricular focus on the areas of “Management” and “Information Systems”. Graduates acquire comprehensive knowledge and skills both in the individual areas of the integrated management approach (Business Marketing Management, Corporate Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Management Accounting & Finance) and in the information-related and strategy-oriented IT subjects (Enterprise Resource Planning, Business Intelligence, Information Management, Electronic Business).

At the same time, the relationship between IT and management will be addressed by dealing with the management of IT resources as well as the potential of IT as an enabler of new business models and management approaches.

A distinct international component is ensured by the full implementation of the English language and the associated multicultural student group as well as the corresponding design of the modules.

Curriculum International Management & Information Systems - Online M.A.*

1st Semester2nd Semester3rd Semester4th Semester
International ManagementBusiness Process ManagementBusiness Marketing ManagementDigital Product & Project Management
International EconomicsCorporate Entrepreneurship & InnovationLeadership & Change ManagementMaster’s Project: Final Thesis + Colloquium
Management Accounting & FinanceE-BusinessBusiness Intelligence
Business InformaticsEnterprise Resource PlanningInformation Management
*Only the German version of the Examination Regulations is legally binding

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Master’s Project

Info Sessions / Welcome Days

Welcome Days

For a comfortable and successful start to your studies, we provide you with various orientation sessions and support services.

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Further Information on International Management & Information Systems – Online M.A.

Program Structure and Qualification Goals

Examination Regulations and Module Descriptions

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Center for Business Education - BE!

The Center for Business Education - BE! coordinates different education and research activities on the Soest campus which have two characteristics: they support business activities and are internationally focused.

Program Coordinator
Jennifer Beckmann

Detmolder Straße 7
59494 Soest
Raum: 25.306