International Management and LeadershipMasters degree program
4 Semesters, 120 ECTS
Student Consultancy Project (max. 8 months)
Master of Arts
The International Management and Leadership master program at Lauder Business School strives both to deepen knowledge in applied business administration and to develop the management and leadership skills relevant for international business careers. You will be trained for upper management positions in premier globally oriented companies or to embark on innovative entrepreneurship. Moreover, you will be prepared to creatively and efficiently tackle business challenges in a multicultural environment, as well as apply the foundations of executive management, such as decision-making and strategizing within complex organizational structures.
Our experienced and committed faculty of real-world practitioners and academic researchers will give you a comprehensive introduction to the theory and offer practical examples from their professional life. At LBS, emphasis is put on the practical side of education. In simulation exercises, real-life project work and industry-related research, you will be prepared to creatively and efficiently tackle business challenges. In addition, we recommend continuous work experience and encourage it by possible accreditation of some courses.
At LBS, students get the chance to study both the global economy and international business by merging the best that the American business educational system has to offer with the finest European business tradition.
- Learn to use SAP & receive a certificate
- Receive an IPMA-D certificate at 50% discount as part of the project management course
- Learn to use SPSS
- Student Consultancy Project with a partner company
- Business Simulation
- Real-world practitioners as lecturers
- Harvard MOC classes
- Interactive & international study environment
- Group work & project-based learning
- Work part-time & accredit some courses
Project Manager, Management Consultant, Strategist, Marketing Manager, Sales Manager, Process Manager, Entrepreneur, HR Generalist, etc.
- completed bachelor degree program of at least 180 ECTS
- or a completed equivalent program at a recognized domestic or recognized foreign post-secondary education institution. This must be an education institution offering programs that last at least six semesters, which require the general matriculation standard pursuant to this federal statute for admission, and known as a post-secondary education institution pursuant to the legislation of the country where it is located.
- adequate command of English
In the case of Bachelor’s programs not regulated by accreditation, the director of studies of the degree program or the Council will decide whether the other program fulfills the relevant admission requirement. Information about which bachelors or post-secondary programs qualify as relevant admission requirement for certain FH masters degree programs is available from administrators or the director of studies.
Case Study Analysis
As part of the admissions process, applicants will be asked to analyze a short case study in form of an essay of max. 1000 words. Applicants will have 2 days to complete this task. Please download a sample to prepare.
IML Students “Going Global” with TOPSIM®
On May 8 and 9, the International Management and Leadership 2015 cohort participated in the “Going Global” business simulation organized by Lauder Business School and TOPSIM®. The “Going Global” game can be described as a flight simulator for managers based on the “learning business by doing business” principle. The challenge for students is to make decisions as a team, i.e. to decide on the type, scope and direction of their company expansion on its way to become a global player.
TOPSIM® instructor Mr. Thomas Weber, MA, who has been working at Tata Interactive Systems for the past seven years as Sales Manager of the Products International division, guided the students through these two exciting days. Addressing the students, he explained that the company with the highest share price will win and that the strategy taken will determine company’s success. Divided into 4 teams, students competed in the following regions: Europe, Asia 1, Asia 2, North America, South America and Africa. The overall experience and the feedback from students was extremely positive. They enjoyed the competitive atmosphere in the classroom, the possibility to immerse themselves in the business reality, as well as the practical approach to decision making.
Mr. Weber talking about his experience at Lauder Business School: “I was happy to work with LBS students. It was a very interesting experience; one could see teams developing different approaches while entering different markets, which is not always the case. The challenges for students were to act under time constraints and to be able to interpret the answers that the system gave them.