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An application for a place on the Master’s Degree in International Business (MIB) at HTW Berlin is an investment in your professional future. We look forward to meeting you!

Admission requirements

The International Business Master’s programme follows on consecutively from the International Business Bachelor’s programme.

Successful applicants for the Master’s programme must

a) have successfully completed a first academic degree programme as a rule with 210 credits (as per § 3, section 1, letter a) in conjunction with AO-Ma § 4, section 2, letter a), final bullet point)


b) have completed these 210 credits either in the form of a Bachelor’s degree in International Business or a Master’s, Bachelor's or German Diplom degree in a related subject (as per AO-Ma § 3 section 1, letter b) 


c) the content of this first degree programme must be comparable with the completion of three of the four following modules from the Bachelor’s degree programme in International Business

  • Corporate/Business Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Mathematics/Statistics
  • Economics

(as per AO-Ma § 3, section 2, letter a).

Proof that three of the four required modules have been studied by the applicant during his/her first degree must be provided,

as well as

d) evidence of “C1” (proficient user) English language skills according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in the form of

  • a TOEFL Test with a score of at least 95 points for the internet based test, or
  • an IELTS Test with a score of at least 7.0, or
  • a PTE Academic Test with a score of at least 76 points, or
  • a comparable test proving English language skills at the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR),

or comparable evidence (as per AO-Ma § 3, section 2, letter c).

The results of the language test should not be more than two years old. Evidence of language aptitude is not required for applicants whose mother tongue is English. In the case of applicants who can prove that they have studied a programme conducted in English at a foreign university for at least one year, the selection committee can waive the requirement for evidence of language aptitude.

The selection committee shall determine comparability for points b) and c). For b) the following applies: An applicant from a comparable programme as defined above is considered to have fulfilled these eligibility requirements if conformity with the modules of HTW Berlin's Bachelor's degree programme in International Business is guaranteed for at least 140 credits.

Application procedure

Holders of a German university entrance certificate (Bachelor Degree) should use the HTW Berlin online application system. Applicants, who have completed their Bachelor Degree outside of Germany, should apply via Uni-assist.
Further information about the application procedure can be found on the main website of HTW Berlin.

Applications sent by fax or e-mail will not be considered!