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Sebastian Cox
Campus Mülheim

Duisburger Str. 100 45479 Mülheim an der Ruhr


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Liane Trzebiatowski-Simikić
Campus Mülheim

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Prof. Dr. Christian Müller-Roterberg
Campus Mülheim

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Esther Egener
Campus Mülheim

Duisburger Str. 100 45479 Mülheim an der Ruhr

course

Business Administration - Asia Management

Academic Degree
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Standard period of study
5 Semester
Study start
Sommer- & Wintersemester
Admission restriction
Zulassungsbeschränkt
Subject area
Fachbereich 2
Institute
Institute of Business Administration
Study location
Mülheim an der Ruhr
Accreditation
Accredited

On the trail of Asian economy!

The Asian economy is developing very dynamically and rapidly. At the same time, business activities in Asia are characterised by different cultures and traditions. The new Master's degree programme in Business Administration - Asian Management prepares students for the demands of the Asian markets. Those who are enthusiastic about Asia, its cultures, its traditions and its economy are in exactly the right place on this degree programme.

What you can expect

The part-time Master's degree programme in Business Administration offers an extremely innovative specialisation with a future in Asia Management: there are major differences between Western and Asian business culture. To be successful as a Western company in Asia requires patience, diplomacy and sensitivity.

The programme prepares students for a professional career in internationally operating companies that focus their activities on East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia. In addition to business and economic aspects, students are taught a great deal about Asian society, culture and tradition.

Your study content

The interdisciplinary content is what makes this degree programme so special! One or two compulsory business modules and one module from the specialisation are offered each semester.

The programme comprises:

  • Business administration modules
  • Country study modules on economic and social development
  • Intercultural management

Your course of studies

Culture and Society of Asia

6 Credits

Personnel management

6 Credits

International Marketing

6 Credits

Political economics

6 Credits

Location analysis Asia

6 Credits

Strategic management

6 Credits

Elective module 1

6 Credits

Market analysis and business practice Asia

6 Credits

Project and process controlling

6 Credits

Intercultural management

6 Credits

Economic activity, employment and development in Asia

6 Credits

Elective module 2

6 Credits

Master's thesis and colloquium 15 + 3 credits

18 Credits

What you need to bring along

  • Completion of at least seven semesters of professionally qualifying studies in an economics, industrial engineering or social science programme.
  • At least 210 credits must have been earned, of which at least 20 credits from modules with quantitative methods in economics (e.g. micro/macroeconomics, external/internal accounting, controlling, investment and financing), at least 45 credits from other modules with economics content and at least 5 credits from modules with content from mathematics/statistics.
  • Further Admission Requirements:
    Proof of English language proficiency at level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or an academic performance that fully meets the requirements.
  • Proof of proficiency in the German language equivalent to reference level C1 or higher as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). All degree programmes are  taught in German. 

Application process

The application phase for the admission restricted Master’s degree programmes for the coming winter semester begins on 01. May 2024 and ends on 01. August 2024. Applications can only be submitted online via our application portal.

If you have any questions, please contact the application support team.

What our alumni say

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Are you currently employed, if so, at which company and in which position?

I am currently employed, I work in the football industry at VFL Bochum, where I work in the purchasing department.

Why did you choose the Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences and the Business Administration-Asia Management programme?

As I was already very satisfied with HRW during my Bachelor's degree, I decided to continue my academic career at the university. Due to my previous experiences at HRW in combination with interesting course content that is helpful in my job, there was a lot to be said in favour of a Master's degree in Business Administration with a focus on Asia Management at Ruhr West.

Do you have any tips for first-semester students or prospective students?

I don't really have a tip for prospective students / first-semester students, I would just like to point out that studying and working at the same time can be time-consuming, but it also provides tangible and practical tools that can be extremely helpful in everyday working life.

-Max van Suntum

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Are you currently employed, if so, with which company and in which position?

I am currently working as a Senior Consultant in Key Account Management at the property consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle SE in Düsseldorf.
Before that, I completed a graduate trainee programme in Corporate & Institutional Banking at HSBC in Düsseldorf parallel to my Master's degree at HRW, after which I worked as a Corporate Associate in Corporate Client Relations with a focus on Commodity Trade Clients.

Why did you choose the Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences and the Business Administration - Asia Management programme?

For me, the Asia Management programme was the perfect extension to my Bachelor's degree in International Business - Emerging Markets at Ruhr West. As a native of Oberhausen, I always wanted to study in the Ruhr area. In addition, I always favoured the practical advantages of a university of applied sciences.

Do you have any tips for first-semester students or prospective students?

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend lectures on Fridays due to my job, but this is generally not a problem if you follow up the lectures intensively on your own. You should network as much as possible at the beginning, as there are always scheduling conflicts due to your job, but your fellow students are an important source of information.
In addition, it is also possible to complete your Master's degree virtually full-time despite studying alongside your job. I completed the Master's programme in 3 semesters, which is absolutely feasible in terms of time.

-Jan Wienen