Engaging and Challenging Curriculum Each SIM course combines contact studies (lectures and tutorials) with independent studies components. Students need to successfully complete a course load of 90 ECTS, including a master's thesis and international internship to graduate with a M.A. HSG in Strategy and International Management. Students must fulfil the following requirements: 5 compulsory Core Courses (20 ECTS) 1 of 3 SIM Advanced Management Course (4 ECTS) 2 of 10 SIM Integratives (8 ECTS) the SIM International Project (SIM-IP) (6 ECTS) The SIMagination Challenge (4 ECTS) a selection of Independent Electives (12 ECTS) a selection of Contextual Studies courses (18 ECTS) a Master's Thesis (18 ECTS) Admitted applicants attend a selection of short and intensive sessions called SIM-Start Professional in the calendar week 36, prior to their studies. SIM-Start Professional focuses on distinct topics of high managerial relevance, among others. It thereby prepares students to maximize their success during their SIM experience, allowing them to take a pole position when starting SIM. Further Details are distributed by the SIM directly to admitted applicants.