International Business and Resources in Emerging Markets - IBRE


FacultyFakultät 6 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
DegreeMaster of Business Administration (MBA)
Standard period of study4 Semester
Start of studiesWintersemester
Admission requirement

Bachelor or equivalent degree in the fields of business studies, economics or other fields related to economics or business.

Proof of English language proficiency: TOEFL with at least 90 points (internet based test), IELTS with a minimum of band 6.5, or equivalent English language test Proof of topical/analytical proficiency: GMAT with a minimum of 570 points or GRE with a minimum of 305 points

Application deadline15 April

Study concept

Provides future Eastern and Western managers with the theoretical and practical insights into modern international business administration and development economics needed to excel in top-careers. Particularities of management of intellectual capital, natural resources, and the environment are complemented with intercultural competences in markets of former transitional, emerging or developing countries.
Possibility to study one semester abroad at a partner university, double degree options.

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Admission requirements

  • A Bachelor certificate (or equivalent university degree) in the field of business studies, economics, or an equivalent study programme
  • Proof of English language proficiency: e.g. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a total score of at least 90 points (internet-based test); International English Language Test System (IELTS) with a score of 6.5; or equivalent (e.g. native speaker)
  • We expect a GRE General Test certificate with at least 305 points or a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with at least 570 points. The test may be waived for applicants from applicants with a complete Bachelor or Master (in business-related subjects) from the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, as well as for applicants from partner universities with a double degree contract.
  • We recommend a minimum of 1 year job experience

Application period

01.01.-15.04. for winter semester


Information on the formal application process can be found here.

Please apply via the online application portal.

After a self-registration you will receive your personal login data and you can proceed.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

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International Business and Resources in Emerging Markets - IBRE

Job opportunities

Job Opportunities after Graduation – Typical professions targeted by IBRE 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, IBRE 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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