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Cross-Functional Management

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The information on this website refers to the new version of the CFM program (starting winter semester 2020/21).

Students majoring in International Business Administration can choose the program Cross-Functional Management (CFM) instead of two specializations. CFM comprises courses worth 40 ECTS credits (17 credit hours).

CFM is jointly offered by various WU departments and consists of three core fields: Financial Management, Marketing Management and Strategic Management & Strategic Leadership. The program thus enables students to specialize in a number of central functional areas of business. Students complete two courses in each field and can then choose a research seminar in one of the core fields. In addition, students choose one elective course from a wide variety of topics. When starting the program, students have to complete the workshop Working in Diverse Teams.

The entire program is taught in English and incoming exchange students participate in almost every course. CFM focuses on intercultural learning and students often work in culturally diverse teams. This provides networking opportunities between WU students and international incoming students.

CFM Structure

CFM Structure

Application and Student Selection

In order to apply for Cross-​Functional Management, students must have completed:

  • All exams of the Introductory and Orientation Phase (STEOP)

  • At least 27 ECTS credits from the Common Body of Knowledge, including Accounting &  Management Control I, Accounting & Management Control II, Business in the Legal Context – Private Business Law I, Business Information Systems I and Statistics.

Students are selected according to their English language skills and their general performance in the previous courses and exams. As proof of sufficient English language skills, we accept a grade of at least “satisfactory” (3) in English Business Communication 1 or one of the following internationally accepted certificates with the required levels:

  • TOEFL: (IbT) 90

  • IELTS: 7

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

  • Business English Certificate: BEC Higher

General performance is measured based on the GPA of the 27 best ECTS credits as well as the overall GPA of the current degree program.

Further Information


Video CFM - information video

CFM - information video