Studying Abroad, Intern or Startup Founding?

The study program Master's in Management, Leadership, Innovation (MLI) incorporates a unique component comprising a mandatory 30 ECTS abroad/practical phase.

MLI's 3rd semester gives you maximum flexibility to choose your path:

  • Semester abroad at one of our partner universities worldwide or

  • internship abroad or

  • domestic internship or

  • founding a startup

Studying abroad / Internship abroad

Studying or working abroad sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime dream? Go for it!

Domestic Internship

Do you want to expand your experience in the field? The practical study phase can also be replaced by a domestic internship of at least 26 weeks.

Startup Founding: Develop your own idea

Would you prefer to start working on your own innovative idea while you still study? MLI will not only bring you closer to your own startup with the right course content, you will also have access to an interdisciplinary network of founders, coaches, and technical specialists through our incubation support structures, such as our Startup Lab.

It is such a difficult choice ... what can I do?

Of course, there are many questions about studying abroad, internships, and entrepreneurial activities: Can I do a digital semester abroad? Where can I find internship opportunities abroad? Can I do an internship in Germany? When and how can I start my own company to get credit points and what support does the university offer?

In the following sections you will find the right contact person for your questions about the phase abroad/entrepreneurship and the domestic internship:

  • If you have any questions/ideas regarding the crediting of phases abroad, start-ups or internships in Germany, the MLI team will be happy to assist you!

  • For planning your time abroad and making your trip possible, we recommend that you contact our dedicated International Office as soon as possible.

  • There is a startup idea growing in your head and you don't know how to handle it? Contact the MLI team or check out our Startup Lab.

  • To plan your internship in Germany, we recommend that you contact a supervisor for your internship as early as possible. You can contact all teaching staff at the RheinAhrCampus for this purpose

  • For best practices and student to student experiences, check out our alumni network nEXt e.V.!

Get in touch with the MLI team

+492642 9324544

Contact International Office

Contact Startup Lab