Global Family Business
M.A. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
  • Concentration: Global Family Business
  • M.A. International Business
  • Duration: 3-4 semesters
  • English
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MASTER’S COURSE IN GLOBAL FAMILY BUSINESS

How can a family business pass successfully from one generation to the next? What methods and strategies are available to tackle the common problems and challenges? Although every family business has its own characteristics, leadership style and challenges, family-run enterprises collectively form the backbone of the German economy. The master’s course in Global Family Business provides knowledge and expertise on management and leadership responsibilities in medium-sized businesses. The course content focuses in particular on the challenges faced by family-owned companies and demonstrates how the dynamics prevalent in such businesses can be used to positive effect.

YOUR MASTER’S COURSE IN GLOBAL FAMILY BUSINESS

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  • Admission and application procedures
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THREE KEY BENEFITS OF CHOOSING TO STUDY AT MUNICH BUSINESS SCHOOL

EXTENSIVE INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE

Your day-to-day studies will be characterized by case studies, workshops and interactive lectures, providing in-depth specialist knowledge on leading a family-run company. 

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Thanks to the specialist content on a master’s program with the Global Family Business concentration, you will be an attractive candidate for leadership positions in family-owned enterprises.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

During your semester abroad at one of 60 partner universities around the world, you will gain international experience and new specialist knowledge. In addition, you will meet new people and broaden your horizons.


What does the Global Family Business course cover?
  • Structure and features of family-owned enterprises
  • Understanding of the dynamics between the factors of property, family and business
  • Leading family businesses
  • Building, protecting and investing family assets
  • Concepts, methods and instruments for controlling and leading family companies

Other possible concentrations for your master’s studies
  • Luxury Management
  • International Marketing
  • Corporate Strategy and Innovation
  • International Finance
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Business Management

Admission Requirements

Academic requirements

You must hold a bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS or over) to enroll on the master’s program in International Business. Applicants with a degree in a business-related subject can start the course directly; applicants without a business degree can qualify for the program by first completing a Pre-Master’s course. We would be happy to review your documents before you apply. Please contact the MBS student advisors for support.

Linguistic requirements

Applicants must demonstrate their English skills using one of the following test procedures:

  • TOEFL iBT: minimum score of 85 (min. 22 in written section, min. 20 in all other skills sections; MBS TOEFL Institution Code: 5772)
  • IELTS: Level 6.5 or higher – Academic Module
  • ELS English for Academic Purposes: Advanced Level 112

We can only accept test results from within the last two years. Alternatively, if you are unable to provide a test result together with your other application documents, please inform us of the date you plan to take the test.

You do not need to provide proof of your English language skills if you meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • You finished high school/secondary education in English (e.g. high-school diploma, IB)
  • You hold an undergraduate degree from a course taught in English


IN BRIEF: STUDYING AT MBS

Degree

Master of Arts, 90 ECTS

Duration of studies

The program takes three semesters of full-time study. 

Place of study

Munich

Fees

8,000 EUR per semester

Recognition

The master’s program is state-recognized and certified.

Application

You can apply at any time!

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THE GLOBAL FAMILY BUSINESS
CONCENTRATION IN FIGURES

15-20
students per group

60
international partner universities

1:4
teacher-student ratio

21-32
age range

57 %
international students

JOBS IN FAMILY BUSINESSES: EXCELLENT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AFTER GRADUATION

After completing your studies, you will be ready to take on an active role in the management of a family business. You will quickly be able to assume responsibility and make decisions that contribute to the company’s long-term, lasting success.

Succeeding past generations in family businesses

By taking your place in a family-owned enterprise’s line of succession, you will assume a key company position for the long term. This involves taking responsibility for the operations, employees and the company as a whole.

Interested? Submit a non-binding application today!

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Studienberater MBS: Uttamdeep Kaur, B.A.
Student Advisor, Master’s Programs Uttamdeep Kaur, B.A. +49 89 547678 227 master@munich-business-school.de
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