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Study Programmes Master M.A. International Management - Focus on Creative Management

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International Management - Focus on Creative Management
Master of Arts

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Gloria Thiller

Our new programme aims to educate the next generation of managers - Business talents with global and creative mindsets who deal with different environments and unexpected changes. 

During the programme students are based in Berlin, Germany’s creative and cultural hub, and will be provided with a learning experience on two Berlin campuses – each with a different academic focus.

"International Management - Focus on Creative Management" links cutting-edge international management theories with with creative approaches. Students get to know advanced management knowledge including contract and risk management and know how to evaluate projects and drive innovation in companies. The curriculum includes modules on Digital Business Management, Marketing Management and Foreign Trade as well as Strategic Management, so Master's students are proficient in all business areas. 

The "Creative Management" focus equips students with expertise how the arts, music and film impact on management theories and practice. They learn about aesthetics in organisations, corporate sound and film making and they are able to apply arts-based methods such as storytelling or songwriting in a multitude of environments for organisational development.

Business organisations are integrating creative processes in their approaches to strategic and day-to-day management and leadership. On a general level, with regard to the extensive changes taking place in society, the economy, and technology, 21st-century organisations need to engage in new, more spontaneous, and more innovative ways of managing.

While working on projects, students get to improve their observation and communication skills and are able to strengthen their negotiation, project management, intercultural and team-working skills.

Equipped with a well-rounded management education that includes business and creative modules, they become experts who are able to work in a range of industries, professions and countries.

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  • Overview
All facts at a glance
Degree Master of Arts (M. A.)
Credit Points

120 Credits

Duration of Study

4 semesters

Start Date

Summer Semester (March) and Winter Semester (September)

Study Type Full Time
Admission Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, proof of English language proficiency and successful participation in the selection process. The study programme is open for business students or non business students with or without professional experience. 

Languages English
Mandatory Internship

Yes, in the fourth semester

Content, Objective and Course Structure

The English-speaking programme “International Management – Focus on Creative Management” deals with general management topics such as Global Strategies, Risk and Contract Management and Innovation and Project Management as well as arts-based management methods and techniques. Students get hands-on experience in internships and projects and get to strenghten their soft, networking and leadership skills. 

Knowledge, experience and personality

Professional, social, methodological and practical skills: our study programme provides you with comprehensive skills. Thanks to the skill- and project-based approach and the 5-week block structure you have the skills and experience that employers are looking for. The international profile of our university and the intercultural character of our student body strengthen your personality as well as your intercultural, communication and team-building skills.

SRH offers you the ideal conditions to thrive in a multicultural world. We strongly believe that acquiring and enhancing your diversity competence is a crucial part of your personal and professional growth. As part of this educational path we offer a range of intercultural events, excursions and language courses (German: beginner’s, intermediate and advanced level; Spanish and French: beginner’s level) which qualify you for the German or international job market.

Module Overview

1st Semester2nd Semester3rd Semester4th Semester
International Contractual Management The Art of Leadership: Learning how to lookHuman Resource Management & Ethical LeadershipMaster Seminar/Artistic Research
Risk Management in Value CreationThe Groove of Business: Music and ManagementLegal Environment of International Business and Foreign TradeInternship
Negotiation and Conflict ManagementFilm and StorytellingRisk Management in FinancingMaster Thesis
Operations and Project ManagementBusiness Model GenerationLeadership and Global Strategic Management
Developing Managerial Skills I: Case StudiesTechnological Foresight and Innovation StrategiesInternational Marketing Management
Arts, Aesthetics and ManagementCreative Career Development

Internship and Career Service

The curriculum includes an internship and industry projects so students get to apply their professional knowledge to real business issues. They gain insight into the challenges faced by international companies and cultural institutions and expand their professional network.

International Advisory Board

The primary purpose of the international advisory board is to counsel the programme director on developing a strong professional profile for the programme and keeping it up to date. Another task of the advisory board is to make suggestions for activities and events that will help students build their personal resumes and facilitate their entry into the job market. Finally, the board makes recommendations for further developments of the programme. The international advisory board has regular meetings at SRH Hochschule Berlin and additional experts, researchers, and administrators are frequently invited to these meetings.

Members of the Board

Career Perspectives

The Master programme “International Management” is the ideal stepping stone for an international career. The large variety of specialisations and the programme’s practical approach provide graduates with the best conditions to enter the job market upon graduation and to start a successful career.

Advance your career with a Master's degree
Our graduates are global citizens who work in high management positions in MNEs, small organisations or in the fast-paced startup scene.

Areas of work:

  • International Strategic Management
  • Business Development
  • Risk and Contract Management
  • Management positions in international companies and the creative industries
  • Communications and Marketing

Pursue a doctor’s degree
The international Master’s degree does not only prepare you for leading management positions, but also for an academic career and a PhD.


Get your career started at SRH Hochschule Berlin and apply for our International Management programme. Here you find information about admission requirements and your next steps towards studying at SRH.

You can start your studies at SRH Hochschule Berlin in the winter semester. Just apply online now. We will check your application carefully and, if the documents are in order, invite you to an interview.

Admission requirements
Admission requirements vary according to the educational background and nationality of candidates.

The basic requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Personal or telephone interview
  • Proof of English language proficiency. 

Applications of international candidates are examined individually to determine if they fulfil the admission requirements.

Proof of language skills
The following English proficiency tests are accepted:

  • TOEFL 87 ibt
  • TOEIC Listening/Reading 785, Speaking 160, Writing 150
  • IELTS (academic) 6.5
  • CAE (grade A, B, or C)
  • CPE (grade A, B or C)
  • Pearson English Test Academic (PTE-A): 59 Points
  • B2 First: 173
Tuition fees and financing

Studying at SRH Hochschule Berlin is worth the investment. You benefit from high-quality education that will prepare you for the challenges of your dream job.

A degree from SRH Hochschule Berlin facilitates the entry into the job market. Excellent study conditions and comprehensive services help you focus on your studies.

Tuition fees

citizenshipSeptember 2019 intake
EU/EEA (incl. Albania and North Macedonia)€780 / month
Non-EU/Non-EEA€5400 / semester

Please note: The monthly/semester tuition fees remain the same for the entire duration of the study programme.

In addition to the tuition fees, we charge fees for our career preparation service phase (€700 in total) and an extra one-off fee of €280 for our diversity training (intercultural events, excursions and language courses).

According to study regulations, a fixed examination fee of a total of €2,400 is added to the tuition.

An additional enrolment fee of €350 (EU/EEA students) / €750 (Non-EU/EEA students) is to be paid once at the start of the programme.  

Funding and Scholarships
Information on financing options & scholarships can be found here.

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Questions about the programme? Contact us.

Study Advisor

Dipl.-Üb. Gloria Thiller

University Administration

Prospective Student Advisor & Student Welcome Centre
Room H.116
Telephone +49 30 374 374 -155 Send an email


Prof. Dr. Brigitte Biehl


for Media and Communication Management,
Director of Studies B.A. Creative Industries Management (CIM)
Telephone +49 30-2332066-19 Send an email

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