Master International Business in Developing and Emerging Markets – IBDEM


facultyFakultät 6 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
degreeMBA in International Business in Developing and Emerging Markets (IBDEM)
standard period of study4 Semester
start of studiesWinter- und Sommersemester (i.d.R. aber zum Wintersemester)
admission requirement

Bachelor or similar degree in the fields of business studies, economics or other studies with some relationship to economics or business, with a German grade of at the very least 3.0 (65 %)

Proof of English language proficiency: TOEFL with at least 213 points (computerbased), 80 (IBT), 550 (paper-based), or IELTS with a minimum of band 6.5, or equivalent English language test

Proof of topical/analytical proficiency: GMAT with a minimum of 550 points or GRE with a minimum of 1,050 points

application deadlinecontinuous enrolement, but 30th April is advisable for foreign students

study concept

Please note:
 The masters programme only starts in winter term. Applicants who need a visa please apply until the 30th April. Applicants who do not need a visa please apply until 15th July.

Idea of IBDEM

The Master Programme of International Business in Developing and Emerging Markete provides future managers with theoretical and practical insights into international business and economics. It permits the students to understand and participate in today‘s and future opportunities in transition and development issues of worldwide business. For further information visit the IBDEM webpage

The Programme

This Master is designed to offer market oriented business training in modern management and practice for young future East and West managers. It has a distinct economics and international business flavour with a special focus on industrial economics and includes some complementary modules supplying other important competencies.

The first two semesters consist of mandatory and optional courses at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. A fundamental knowledge of modern economics, especially of the economies of developing, emerging, and former transition countries, as well as knowledge in special fields of international management, are an integral part of the Freiberg modules.

In the second year, the students have the opportunity to spend one semester abroad at a partner university. In the last semester, a three month internship leads the student into a master thesis that can be written and supervised in Freiberg or a partner university.

The programme offers the possibility to do a double MBA with a selection of partner universities. All courses of the international programme in Freiberg and abroad are taught in English. 



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job opportunities

Job Opportunities after Graduation - Typical professions targeted by IBDEM MBA graduates: In companies, this includes predominantly higher levels of management with significant responsibilities, in particular with respect to the internationalisation of the firm. In public administration institutions, IBDEM MBAs would target departments and professions that are concerned with international bilateral and multilateral negotiations on economic issues such as trade in goods and services, international transfer of capital, inward and outward foreign direct investment, international innovation networks and policies, competition law and competition policy, economic aspects of environmental protection, etc. In international organisations and NGOs, graduates from this MBA programme could make a difference on issues like economic development, pro-poor policies, economic aspects of transition, etc.

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