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Strategic and International Management, M.A.

Faculty of Applied Economics

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The consecutive Master's programme "Strategic and International Management" is for you if you have a degree in business administration and want to be part of the next generation of managers in business. With this Master's programme, the Deggendorf Institute of Technology has created an internationally recognised course of study. You will be comprehensively prepared for the demands of a globalised economy. Practical relevance, science, internationality and people form the basis of the programmes. A selected number of students have the opportunity to obtain a second degree at one of the partner universities listed below. In addition to the Master of Arts at DIT, you will also acquire the degree from the respective partner university. We currently offer double degree programmes at the following partner universities: Unifor in Brazil, IMC FH Krems in Austria, Mendel University Brno in the Czech Republic, ESC Chambery Savioe in France, USC - University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia.


Fact Sheet Strategic and International Management

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)

Duration: 3 semesters (18 months)

Start: March (summer semester (Application period: 15 November - 15 February))

Location: Deggendorf

Course language: German

Course language: About 60% of the courses are held in German and about 40% in English.

Admission requirements :

For more information, see §3 and §5 of the Study and Examination Regulations.

Key aspects:

  • International Management
  • Finance, Controlling, Taxes, Auditing
  • Leadership and employee development

Double degree:

  • Unifor in Brasil
  • ESC Chambery Savoie in France
  • IMC FH Krems in Austria
  • Mendel University in the Czech Republic
  • USC - University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia

Application procedure: Read step by step of how to apply

Fees: No tuition fees, only €62 student service fee per semester

Contact:

 


Career Prospects

The demands placed on people in management positions and thus also on junior managers have increased in recent years. More and more often, training that goes beyond the traditional subject canon of business administration is required.

The aim of the course is to train graduates who can quickly familiarise themselves with business organisations, find their way around, assume responsibility and competently fill managerial positions. They have developed and acquired commercial / business management and social-scientific skills. The Master's programme is a postgraduate programme and is consecutively linked to the Bachelor's programme in Business Administration. The study concept is aimed at students who aim for a commercial management position in medium-sized companies after completing their studies.
The activities in these management positions require a very good knowledge of

  •     Commercial and
  •     Strategic management instruments and
  •     The ability to prepare and control complex situations between people.

The focus of the course is on training in the strategic management of organisations, including those with an international focus.


Alumni Profile

Josef Süß

2009 | Strategic and International Management

Josef Süß first studied Business Administration at DIT and then Strategic and International Management for a master's degree. He advises students to build up a network and generate value from it.

Career Development

I am an entrepreneur with all my heart. I've never had a job except for the mandatory internships. During my Business Administration studies in Deggendorf I founded my first company. But before that, I had already started working as a freelance advertising photographer. That's how I mainly financed my studies. After my studies, I specialised in e-commerce for a few years and learned a lot. Among other things I designed, built and operated the first online shop for the umbrella manufacturer Knirps based on my own idea. After about five years I sold the shop. Whether alone, with partners or for clients, I have managed to bring some e-commerce concepts to the market - with varying degrees of success, but this is clearly part of the learning process.
My network has grown considerably, which has also led to a role as a consultant for medium-sized companies in the areas of business development, marketing and innovation management. For one of my customers I found my current Indian colleagues at BlinkIn and commissioned them to program an app. We stayed in touch beyond the project and in 2018 they approached me to ask if we would like to develop a "digital pocket assistant" together.
A few weeks later, we started BlinkIn during my visit to India. Today, we are active with the Video Collaboration Platform in more than 40 countries, with customers from all over the world and lots more plans for BlinkIn! Recently, we helped a Bavarian company to install their ventilation systems in Wuhan from a distance. In Italy BlinkIn was also used to maintain the critical infrastructure. Currently, all signs at BlinkIn are pointing to growth. We are also looking for reinforcements for the areas AI and Computer Vision.


Reminiscing allowed: remember your student days

I have fond memories of my student days. Especially during my Master's, the lectures were very discussion-heavy and therefore very entertaining. With 10 people in a seminar it is also difficult to duck away. I was able to take the necessary tools from my studies for my ventures.
At the same time, I like to think back to the time outside the lecture rooms! Although I did not live in Deggendorf, I hardly missed any events. I stayed in touch with many of my fellow students - among them are really clever people who get things going and with whom I regularly exchange ideas. In any case, my network has profited a lot from my studies in Deggendorf.

 

What advice would you give to today's students?

Setting goals, having fun, seizing opportunities! Make mistakes and learn from them. Do not take yourself too seriously and concentrate on the matter at hand. Observe all your life, listen and then do better. Build a strong network and generate value from this.
It doesn't matter what you have studied or in which field you are working - every day offers countless opportunities for people who are willing to consistently build up their own skills and use their energy for a goal at any time.
I can really only recommend to take the path to independence. The start-up community in Germany is growing, the general conditions are constantly improving, cooperation with larger companies is working very well  now- the world is open to a well-positioned start-up if we think and act in a customer-oriented manner.

 

Subject Overview

Overview of lectures and courses, SWS (Semesterwochenstunden  = weekly hours/semester) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) in the Master's degree Strategic and International Management.

 

1. Semester SWS ECTS
Scientific Theory and Research Methods 2 4
National and International Accounting 4 5
Intercultural Competence 4 5
Strategic Human Resource & Business Ethics 4 5
IT Strategies/International Project Management 4 5
Strategic Country Assessment 4 5
     
2. Semester SWS ECTS
Cooperation with Financial Service Providers 4 5
Taxes and Auditing 4 5
Management Tools 4 5
International Executive Management 4 5
Strategic Programmes 4 5
Strategic Planning 4 5
     
3. Semester SWS ECTS
Change Management 4 5
Choice of one course    
- Market Development and Internationalisation Strategies 4 6
- Strategic and International Financial Management 4 6
- Semester abroad with specialisation in a business management function 4 6
     
Master Colloquium - 4
Master Thesis - 16

Double Degrees

A special feature of the study programme are the double degree programmes. For a limited number of students in the Master's programme "Strategic and International Management", it is possible to obtain an additional degree at one of the following partner universities. In addition to the Master of Arts, the degree is awarded by the respective partner university.

Currently, we offer our students in the Master's program "Strategic and International Management" double degree programs at the following partner universities:

 

At the Universidade de Fortaleza (www.unifor.br) it is also possible to obtain the degree "Mestrado em Administracao de Empresas". In preparation for the stay abroad, it is necessary to study Portuguese as an optional subject during the first two semesters. (The stay in Fortaleza is funded by the DAAD).

Unifor occupies top position among private universities in the ranking

Routine
For this programme, the semesters are divided as follows:

1st semester - Deggendorf
The first semester is regularly attended at the Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences.

2nd semester - Deggendorf
In the second semester a reduced number of compulsory subjects are taken in Deggendorf. The choice of course is made in consultation with the foreign representative Prof. Dr. Johann Nagengast. By the end of this semester, a topic for the Master's thesis should have been chosen and initial discussions with the supervisor of the Master's thesis conducted.

3rd semester - stay at the partner university
The third semester is spent at the partner university. There the courses are taken, which were co-ordinated with the foreign representative of the university Deggendorf. The Master's thesis is also written during the stay abroad.

  •     Uniform PPGA_Forms Dissertacao
  •     Uniform PPGA_GuidelineDissertation
  •     Uniform_Requerimento

Degree - Deggendorf
The submission of the Master's thesis and the subsequent Master's colloquium takes place in the third semester at the Deggendorf University of Technology.

Contact person:
For further information on the double degrees, please contact Prof. Dr. Johann Nagengast.

 

 

Since the winter semester 2008/09, you can also obtain the degree "Master of Arts in Business (M.A.)" at the Austrian partner university IMC FH Krems (www.imc-krems.ac.at) in Krems an der Donau by taking one semester of the master's programme "Management and Management of Healthcare Companies".

Routine

 

For this programme, the semesters are divided as follows:

 

1st semester - Deggendorf
The first semester is regularly attended at the Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences.

2nd semester - Deggendorf
In the second semester a reduced number of compulsory subjects are taken in Deggendorf. The choice of course is made in consultation with the foreign representative Prof. Dr. Johann Nagengast. By the end of this semester, a topic for the Master's thesis should have been chosen and initial discussions with the supervisor of the Master's thesis conducted.

3rd semester - stay at the partner university
The third semester is spent at the partner university. There the courses are taken, which were co-ordinated with the foreign representative of the university Deggendorf. The Master's thesis is also written during the stay abroad.

Degree - Deggendorf
The submission of the master thesis and the subsequent master colloquium takes place in the third semester at the Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences.

Contact person:
For further information on the double degrees, please contact Prof. Dr. Johann Nagengast.

 

 

Since the summer semester 2011, you can also obtain a Master's degree in Economics & Management at the Czech partner university Mendel University (www.mendelu.cz) in Brno.

 

 

 

 

You can also obtain the degree "Diplome de l'ESC Chambery" at the ESC Chambery Savoie in France (www.esc-chambery.com) in Chambery.

Note: The Double Masters' programme at the ESC Chambéry Savoie is also available in English.

 

 

 

 

Since the winter semester 2015/16 you can also obtain a Master's degree in "USC Master of International Business" at the Australian partner university University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) in Sippy Downs.
The two study programmes can be taken either in parallel or on top of each other, so that - as with the semester abroad - USC credits your academic achievements to Master Strategic and International Management.

Contact:
For further information on the double degrees, please contact Prof. Dr. Johann Nagengast.

 

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