Master´s Program International Education Management

International Education Management (INEMA) is a joint venture of the Ludwigsburg University of Education, Germany, the Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt and in academic cooperation with the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport. The program is designed to provide and develop managerial and leadership skills as well as competencies for cross-cultural challenges in education management and for international reform processes in education.

About the program

The program is accredited in Germany as well as Egypt, graduates receive a joint master''s degree. In view of the international orientation of the program, courses are tailored to the globalization of markets and the needs of the participating students.
The program aims to provide competences for taking leadership positions in organizations in the educational realm. It also aims to equip participants with the tools necessary to deal with cross-cultural challenges in the field of international education management. It covers strategies and operational know-how to realize visions and abilities needed to lead teams and staff to specific goals and organizational development. It enables participants to take responsibility, to adopt innovative ideas for modern education processes, set up strategies and structures as well as implement quality development.
The transfer of knowledge into practical competencies and vice versa is achieved by bringing real-life problems into classroom discussions. The participants import new knowledge into their own fields of educational or management practice.
Funding partners are the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ). The program is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Degree: Master of Arts
Standard Duration of the Program: 6 semesters
Fast track (4 semesters) is possible.
Program design: Blended learning designed to be completed alongside professional commitments.
Application Period: February 1st to May 31st of each year
Start of Study: each winter semester (attendance phase in October)
Teaching Language: English
Locations: Ludwigsburg, Germany and Cairo, Egypt

Structure of the Program


Length of the Program
The Master program is designed to take between four and six semesters to complete. For ambitious students, the fast track makes it possible to complete the entire program within four semesters. The regular track consists of six semesters, leaving more time for academic writing, reflection and for completing online learning assignments and other tasks. The program consists of three semesters with attendance phases (semester 1, 2 and 3) and one or three semesters without attendance phases (semester 4 for the fast track, for regular track also semesters 5 and 6).
Phases of Attendance
During the first three semesters, there are two attendance phases (10 days each) per semester, alternating between the Ludwigsburg University of Education in Germany and the Helwan University in Cairo, Egypt.
Self-learning Phase
There are self-learning phases that consist of autonomous studying, e. g. with module books, business simulation and case studies. Tasks and materials are provided through the MOVE online learning platform. Support from lecturers is available throughout all self-learning phases.
The program features professional coaching for personality development, project management and career guidance.
The program puts a strong focus on transfer of experiences. This is made possible through exchanges between students, interactive transfer sessions, best practice studies, internships and project work.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements are as follows:
(1) Each applicant must fulfill the following admission criteria:
• Qualifying university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) with an above-average garde at an accredited university. Alternatively, a degree from an accredited program provided this degree is recognized as comparable by the Examination Committee. Preference will be given
• Two years of related career experience,
• English skills* on an advanced level.
(2) In individual cases the Admission Committee can allow exceptions to the requirement of an above-average grade detailed above. Affecting this decision are the degree to which the grade falls short, the grade on the final dissertation of ‘good’ or better, the length of time spent in completing the degree and an applicant’s exceptional individual achievements.
(3) Applicable career experience is normally documented through work experience in the educational sector or in development cooperation.
(4) Applicants who are not native speakers of English must demonstrate an advanced level of English skills*.
*English skills equivalent to the level C1 or at least to the level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) are required.
In addition, the INEMA program considers
• Diversity of personal background and experience
• Qualities such as motivation and leadership
• Nonacademic achievements that might be of relevance to INEMA such as employment or personal responsibilities
• Demonstrated interest in the program

Please fill this application form (application.pdf) and send it to Dr. Marwa El Sherif.  

Contact us

Dr. Marwa El Sherif
Mobile: +2 01225605754