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Academics Master's Degree International Business and Engineering

International Business and Engineering
Master of Engineering

International Business and Engineering Energy of the future – well positioned!

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Jennifer Schneider

Regenerative energy systems are part of our future. This ranges from building plants and systems to business consulting services and sales. Sustainability and energy efficiency aren´t limited to the energy sector - the use of technologies also requires a holistic perspective.

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

90/120 (with preliminary course)

Duration of Study

18 months/24 months (with preliminary course)


annually, starting 1 October and 1 April (deadline mentioned below)

Study model Full time
Entrance criteria

To be allowed to start the Master's program “International Business and Engineering“, you must have a formal university degree (Bachelor, Diploma or Masters) such as Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering or a University degree (B.A.) in economics with a final grade of at least 2,5.

In addition, proof of English: IELTS 6.5/TOEFL 80 or other proof of English proficiency (TOEFL code of SRH: 7712)

Successful participation in an individual qualification assessment = motivation letter + selection interview (online or on-site)

Pre- Course (1 semester): Meeting all requirements mentioned above Industrial Engineers (210 ECTS) may have direct access to our Master program (90 ECTS). Applicants with an engineering degree need to pass the mandatory business pre-course (30 ECTS).

Applicants with business / management degree need to pass a mandatory technical pre-course (30 ECTS).


Please note that we need your online application to check your eligibility.




Languages English
Fees and additional costs

770 EUR per month + one-time registration fee of 750 EUR

Applicants from countries with a visa obligation need to pay a one-time registration fee of 1,000 EUR and all tuition fees must be paid in advance.




Special feature


Study abroad

Study a semester abroad at one of the partner universities.

Content, objective and process of study

Energy of the future – well positioned!

Our Master´s program in “International Business and Engineering“ will enable you to develop solution approaches as well as to understand the connections between business, technical thinking and philosophies. Furthermore, you will also shape your understanding of macroeconomics and develop intercultural skills.

Master “International Business & Engineering“ with pre-courses (120 CPs)

Graduates of engineering sciences have to start with a preliminary course in business studies. They have to pass the preliminary course to enter the regular Master`s program. The duration of the preliminary course is one semester.

Preliminary course business studies:

  • Module 1+2: Business Essentials I
    • Courses: Business Theory & Research, Business Law, Market Analysis, Business Startup, Marketing & Sales, Project I
  • Module 3+4: Business Essentials II
    • Courses: Human Resources, Investment & Finance, Mathematics, Business Management, Project II, Language

Preliminary course technical sciences:

  • Module 1+2: Technical Essentials I:
    •  Mathematics for Engineers I+II, Material Sciences I, Mechanics
  • Module 3+4: Technical Essentials II
    • Constructive Design, Electrical Engineering, Production Engineering, Material Sciences II, Language

Our academic year is divided into eight 5-weeks-blocks. For the entire duration of studies, these blocks build on each other with regard to content. Studies begin with a 14-day introductory module. Targeted learning is on offer from day one with a university-wide preparatory phase to acquire basic study skills.

Your Master program - divided into modules 

Year 1
01 Energy and Sustainability I8
02 Energy and Sustainability II8
03 Top Management8
04 International Framework8
05 Modern Technologies and Development8
06 International Collaboration6
07 Middle Management6
08 Electives 6
09 Engineering Design Project 6
Year 2
09 Master-Thesis 26
Career, perspectives

Energy of the future – well positioned!

After completion of the Master`s program you can take over responsible management tasks in the field of technical and economic development.

Due to your qualifications in two developing strong industries, you have many possibilities regarding your future career. Your flexible professional profile is rounded off by good language skills as well as experience in national and international operating contexts. In an increasingly globalized working world you are able to evaluate sustainable technical projects according to business standards.

After having successfully completed the Master`s program you are entitled to start a PhD program.



Please note: The application Deadline for VISA seeking students is 15th of January (Summer Semester) and 15th of July (Winter Semester).

The profile of the study program is unique in Germany. The contents of the study are based on the current and future needs of growing industries and the labor market.

Depending on your academic background the duration of study varies accordingly: 

  • Graduates of engineering sciences: 4 semesters (including preliminary course in business studies) 
  • Graduates of industrial engineering and management: 3 semesters

Questions? Contact us.

Admission/ Studienberatung

Jennifer Schneider


Admission Office und Studienberatung
Room arc 104
Ludwig-Guttmann-Straße 6
69123 Heidelberg
Telephone +49 (0) 6221 6799 916 Send an e-mail

Course Administrator

Prof. Dr. Bert Leisenheimer


Studiengangsleiter International Business and Engineering
an der School of Engineering and Architecture
Room 212a
Bonhoefferstr. 11
69123 Heidelberg
Telephone +49 6221 88-2309 Send an e-mail