The accredited Master of International Trade programme is focused on developing proactive, intercultural managers, consultants and entrepreneurs for the global market – leaders in today’s dynamic business arena. Our curriculum in general management with an emphasis on international trade is a blend of theoretical knowledge in core fields like Economics, Management, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Law, Statistics and practical elements such as Project Management, Entrepreneurial Management, Leadership and Management Skills.
In addition to the professional knowledge imparted we emphasize the development of social, communication and teamworking competencies in an intercultural environment to build up the mindset and skill set to lead teams in international markets worldwide.
Practical oriented curriculum
In Germany language of instruction is 100 % english
International faculty with excellent academic and corporate experience
Innovative teaching and interactive methods based on real life case studies
Cooperate projects and international workshops (London-Berlin-Paris-Amsterdam)
One of the oldest MBA programmes taught in English in Germany
Accredited by internationally recognized agengy (FIBAA )
Modern interactive teaching methods are combined with multimedia tools to impart knowledge and skills to apply cutting edge concepts for developing creative solutions to real, relevant and current business problems and scenarios.
The international faculty comprising of academics and professionals from diverse industries further accentuate the international and practical orientation of our curriculum.
About the programme
We seek to create ethical and effective professionals with the capability and confidence to acquire management positions as well as to develop all the indispensable skills in order to progress to a genuine leadership role. Our graduates become innovative professionals in the highly competitive global market of the future.
As a general management programme with specialization in International Trade, the MBA is good preparation for any job that requires general management competence in International Trade sector. The programme is of particular interest to people working in, or planning to work in finance, consultancy, manufacturing and service industries. Increasingly, some use our MBA programme to help them establish their own business or return to help run a family business.
Please note, in Germany the MBA International Trade course is taught entirely in English, German language is NOT required, however German language courses will be offered.
There is no particular preference to what undergraduate degree subject should students have. We welcome applications from arts, languages and philosophy graduates as well as those from the pure sciences, engineering, math and the social sciences, including business and economics.
1 Church Bernburg, © Umair Ahmed
2 Bernburg Castle, © Umair Ahmed
3 HS Anhalt Campus Bernburg-Strenzfeld, © HS Anhalt
4 MBA international students, © HS Anhalt
5 Old plane on campus, © HS Anhalt
7 Campus Jiangsu University of Technology, © Christiane Naumann
8 Bikes on campus Jiangsu University of Technology, © Christiane Naumann
In the MBA International Trade you study related to the program with the university partner 3-4 semesters.
The programme consists of core and optional modules. Each module is worth 5 credits.
Core modules are:
- International Economic Theory and Policy
- Economic Statistics and Empirical Methods
- International Accounting and Financial Analysis
- International Business Law
- Corporate Project Management I
- International Management
- International Marketing Management
- Corporate Finance and Investment
- Leadership and Management Skills
- Corporate Project Management II
- International Strategic Management
- Management Game
- Master Thesis (20 Credits)
Optional modules are:
- International Human Resource Management
- Entrepreneurial Management
- Logistics Management
The Master Thesis and the Colloquium is 20 Credits.
Which modules are done at Anhalt and which ones at the partner university is defined individually with the partner university.
Anhalt lecturers might come to teach at the partner university. This is not planned but may be possible in block seminars.
Graduates of the Master of International Trade programme will be awarded the academic title Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) of the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences.
→ Corporate Project Management Partnership with Aronia Original
(Summer Semester 2017- Module: Corporate Project Management)
Aronia Original is a Germany-based market leader in the production and sale of premium organic Aronia Berries and related products. Aronia berries are considered a “superfood” due to their significant positive health effects. Aronia Orginal’s product range includes dried berries, juices, jams, energy bars and many more.
MBA International Trade students conducted market entry- and feasibility studies to explore potential overseas markets in direct coordination with the Aronia management. In order to get acquainted with the company and its products MBA students visited the headquarters in Dresden and the plantation in Coswig.
→ Corporate Project Management Partnership with Aronia Original- Aronia Awards
(Summer Semester 2018- Module: Corporate Project Management)
As a continuation of the fruitful and beneficial cooperation between Aronia Original and the MBA International Trade, students from the previous semester presented their project work to the current generation of students, thus giving them an overview of Project Management and its results.
At the same time the management of Aronia sponsored the “Aronia Award” for the three best market feasibility concepts of the previous semester including a money prize. The Aronia management was thankful for the students’ valuable input and market analyses, while MBA students appreciated the opportunity to practically apply their theoretical knowledge.
→ Corporate Project at Exte-Nienburg-Feasibility Analysis of Business Opportunities for a
German Mittelstand “Hidden Champion”
MBA International Trade students conducted a feasibility-analysis of business opportunities in different countries for the construction-material supplier from Nienburg in order to identify promising future markets.
→ International Management Workshop in Paris
(Summer Semester 2016)
In May 2016 MBA International Trade students participated in the International Management Workshop in Paris, France. Focus was the ongoing economic crisis and tensions within the European Union. Students had the chance to experience a mutual insight into the French and German perspective. The workshop included corporate visits to the Axa European insurance, the CEB- the Council of European Development Bank and the Denton’s legal firm where they discussed cross-border merger and acquisitions in Europe.
→ Cracow Research Workshop
(Winter Semester 2016)
At the beginning of December 2016 MBA students participated in a project week together with students from the Cracow University of Economics, Poland. Focus of the week was a research project with relation to the topic of “Planned Obsolescence”. This project was made possible through a close cooperation with Dr. Halina Lyszczarz from Cracow University of Economics (who is also a guest lecturer at the MBA in Bernburg.) Students were given a 48 hour research task and had to prepare a survey and presentation within a limited period of time. Furthermore, the excursion included a visit to a Polish news channel and some sightseeing in the Old Town of Cracow.
→ Accounting Workshop London
On a regular basis (~once a year in April) MBA International Trade students have the opportunity to participate in the International Accounting Workshop in London as part of the module “Accounting and Financial Analysis“.
The workshop includes visits to relevant institutions and companies in the financial hub of London, including: BDO- an accounting and business advisory firm, the IASB- the International Accounting Standards Board and the Bank of England. Students enjoy the practical insights into the different accounting institutions paired with the vibrant flair of London as a metropolitan city.
9 Information session China, © Christiane Naumann
10 News article: from theory to praxis, Engelbert Pülcher
11 Open Day Chinese programme students, © HS Anhalt
12 Project Aronia, © HS Anhalt
13 Project work Aronia presentation, © HS Anhalt
14 Alumni MBA at JSUT, © Christiane Naumann
15 Students in Bernburg, © HS Anhalt
16 Open Day, © HS Anhalt
17 Students work, © HS Anhalt
The insights from three of our Alumni will give you an impression about study and life in Bernburg and at the Anhalt Campus.
„[...] We are very much encouraged to speak and express your opinions. This way of learning is more instructive! [...]“ „[...] we have professors from different countries to bring their own unique teaching methods, which allows us to experience and expose ourselves under different cultures and see things in a broader intercultural perspective. [...]“
„[...] As an MBAer, I learnt to focus on critical thinking other than obtaining only theoretical knowledge. To be innovative, to be creative and to be truly international is what I practiced all through my two years’ study! I have learnt as well to cooperate in group work and to plan wisely and distribute tasks logically with aiming at completing a high quality project together. [...]“
„[...] we were fortunate to have DCG cooperative partners of our program to assist us and ensure all proper procedures go well and avoid the individual trouble of applying for all single process. [...]“
Prof. Dr. Cornelia Eva Scott – Programme Director
Anand Jayakrishan – Programme Support
Vanessa Fehlig – Programme Support
Dragon Horse Chinese & Foreign Entrepreneurs Service Co. Ltd. Beijing
Mrs. Li Lifang
Jiangsu University of Technology
Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics
Beijing Union University
DCG representative Vietnam
Mrs. Dr. Hoang Thi Ha
Hong Duc University
DCG representative Far East, United Arab Emirates and South Asia
Mr. Sohail Nawaz Chaudhry
University of Management and Technology