Intelligent Adaptive Systems Msc.

Program description

The development of specific knowledge and skills in the fields of international corporate management and sustainability forms the focus of the Master of International Business and Sustainability (MIBAS). The MIBAS program brings together students from different cultural backgrounds and provides them with a platform for jointly developing an understanding of the complex interactions within the global economy. The program’s taught component familiarizes students with the many theoretical and practical challenges companies and society face in the pursuit of sustainable business strategies.

Students are introduced to the ethical, ecological, social, and political implications of corporate value creation processes with the aim of fostering a strong sense of responsibility among students aspiring to be future leaders. This is an international and interdisciplinary program, and, from winter semester 2016/17 onwards, it is taught completety in English.

  • Qualification : Master of Arts
  • Faculty : Business, Economics and Social Sciences
  • Duration : 4 semesters
  • Teaching language : English
  • Program start : winter semester
  • Application period : 15.02. to 31.03.
  • Admission restrictions : yes
  • Tuition Fees : none

Career prospects

The in-depth theoretical and methodological skills taught during this program qualify graduates for positions in multinational companies and organizations.
Students achieving above-average results may proceed to doctoral studies, which open the door to a career in academia.

Program structure

The two-year master’s program is subdivided into six thematic areas with a final master’s thesis:

  • Fundamentals of International Research (semester 1)
  • Research Methods (semester 1)
  • Sustainability Management and Socioeconomics (semesters 2 and 3)
  • International Management and Economics (semesters 2 and 3)
  • Advanced Research Methods (semesters 2 and 3)
  • Electives (semesters 2 and 3)
  • Master’s thesis (semester 4)


Applicants to the master’s program must meet the following criteria:
  • Proof of a university degree in socioeconomics or an equivalent degree in social sciences, economics and business administration or law. Graduates from other degrees can be admitted if they can prove sufficient expertise in business administration.
  • Proof of English proficiency.

Application period(s)

Applications are always possible for winter semester; the application period for the international master’s programs runs from 15 February to 31 March of each year for winter semester (starting in October).

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