The IBA Master's degree can be completed in four alternative tracks: FACT, FINE, IOM, and M&M. For those who do not want to specialise in any of these fields, the cross-sectional Master's degree studies offer an alternative.
Specialisation requires proficiency records composed of different modules. As a general rule, students have to choose 15 modules which must be completed in four semesters. The IBA Master's differentiates between T-Modules (Track Modules), E-Modules (Economics Modules), S-Modules (Support Modules) and G-Modules (General Management Modules).
The T-Modules primarily comprise subjects of the chosen specialisation. The E-Modules add the macroeconomic dimension to the subjects dealt with in the T-Modules. Lectures and courses offered by the Faculty of Business Administration as well as those by the Faculty of Law or the Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies form the S-Modules. G-Modules can be chosen, arbitrarily, out of the T-Modules not yet taken.
Each semester, the chairs of the faculty publish a catalogue with the courses for the various modules.
The IBA Master's alternatively offers a special foreign languages option. Students aiming for an education with a greater emphasis on language courses, namely, those who want to supplement the mandatory English and German, e.g. with a certificate in either French or Polish (Unicert III) or both (Unicert II in each) are allowed to substitute the four S- and G-Modules in this way.
Finally, students must take a Master's seminar and write a Master's thesis. The study period for the Master's programme can be extended up to seven semesters.
The multiple options allow for individual specialisations perfectly matching each student's needs.
According to the latest ranking by the German Centre for Higher Education (CHE), the European University Viadrina ranks among the top universities in the areas of study conditions, student support and support for international study units. See the full ranking at:http://www.che-ranking.de/cms/?getObject=989&getLang=de
Study abroad unit(s)
The European University Viadrina emphasises its international character in its cooperation with approx. 240 universities worldwide.
The Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at the European University Viadrina maintains double degree programmes with both EU and non-EU universities: https://www.europa-uni.de/en/internationales/Students/Outgoings/mehrfach/index.html
As a result of these agreements, Viadrina students are able to obtain two or three final degrees. In order to support Viadrina students abroad, the Department of International Affairs at the European University Viadrina coordinates closely with the DAAD (The German Academic Exchange Service) and the Erasmus Programme in order to provide the best possible international experience for its students.
We currently maintain double degree programmes with:
- Universidad Católica de Cordoba (ARG)
- École Supérieure de Commerce de Reims
- École Supérieure de Commerce de Montpellier
- University of Vaasa
The Career Centre of the Viadrina assists students in finding an appropriate internship: http://www.europa-uni.de/en/struktur/zse/career_center/index.html
Once a year, the European University Viadrina organises the career fair "Viadukt", at which leading companies recruit our students and graduates for internships and jobs:http://www.europa-uni.de/de/struktur/zse/career_center/viadukt/index.html
Forms of assessment
In total, students of the IBA Master's programme have to attain 120 ECTS credits. Depending on the teaching time and the workload, courses equal four to six ECTS credits.
Students' performance is assessed in different ways. Basically, written or oral examinations are held. Furthermore, depending on the courses and the lecturer, assessment might be carried out in the form of a written paper and a presentation of its results. Combinations of both are also possible.
The IBA Master's study programme at the European Viadrina University is intensive and stimulating. It gives you the opportunity to specialise in the subject of your choice and at the same time keeps the fundamentals of business in close focus. It provides you with the right set of academic and social skills required to succeed in today's dynamic business environment. Opportunities are supported by interdisciplinary education. The combination of economics, law as well as social and cultural studies enables students to broaden their knowledge and gain a variety of valuable experience.
Throughout your studies you will be choosing your elective modules which will determine your field of specialisation within the programme. In the specialisation of your choice, you will be able to expand the general knowledge gained in your previous studies.
This Master's programme will prepare you to enter professional life with the highest level of capability.