International Business Management

This global and practice-oriented international business degree will help you advance your career in Germany and worldwide. 
Dive into the fascinating world of international business and enjoy a unique experience amongst students from over 40 countries at GISMA Business School in the Berlin area. From leadership competencies in cross cultural environments and international strategic management to marketing and CEO decision making, this programme covers all areas of business that you need to master for a senior management position in an international organisation. If you study the 2-year programme you’ll also have the opportunity to do an internship or business project or spend a semester abroad – choose from a selection of highly international cities such as London, Shanghai, and Singapore. In addition, the 2-year programme includes big data, cyber security, or cloud computing know-how, directly provided by renowned digital companies such as Amazon or Alibaba.

Accreditations and rankings
GISMA Business School also has a long history of working with partner universities in Europe and has successfully delivered partner programmes accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and EPAS.

Who is the programme for?
This postgraduate degree is perfect for graduates in business management or a similar undergraduate business programme as well as graduates of closely related disciplines such as economics, psychology, law or other social sciences who wish to expand their general business knowledge to become qualified for a leadership role in an international company. This programme is also suitable for anyone who seeks to complement their undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science or computer engineering or closely related sciences with business skills, and anyone who has work experience in business administration and wishes to advance their career with a Master’s degree.

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• GISMA is AMBA-Accredited. A sign of excellence in education.
• Partnerships with some of the best educational institutions from around the world
• International student cohort - expand your network
• Excellent student services such as a dedicated Career Centre, visa support and accommodation team
• Scholarships and flexible payment plans available 
• Graduates will be entitled to apply for an 18-month post-study residence permit to take advantage of career opportunities in Germany
• Two free certified short courses
• Free German classes
• Programmes taught 100% in English - the language of international communication

Why Germany? 
1. Germany has the 2nd best unemployment rate in the EU, at 3.4%*
2. 4th Best Graduate starting salary at £40,650 in Europe, with a growing economy**
3. Germany is the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe; It is recognised for its high-quality education and you can experience this with GISMA
4. Berlin, Germany’s capital is the start-up technology capital of Europe
5. Berlin is the largest city in the EU and has a thriving business scene, offering a range of job opportunities to young professionals and graduates.

Germany is well known for its rich history in culture and arts, offering students an enriching international experience whilst combining world-class education from our globally ranked partner institutions. 

*Business Insider 
***According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.

1-year programme
EU fee - € 13,000 / Year
International fee - €15,500 / Year

2-year programme
EU fee - € 11,000 / Year
International fee - €12,500 / Year


Course details

What will you learn?
This programme covers a broad range of topics from all areas of international business management. This includes international strategic management, project management, global supply chain management, international marketing, leadership, and finance. You’ll also have the chance to study an elective in cloud computing, big data, and cyber security in cooperation with a leading company such as Amazon or Alibaba. As this programme aims to prepare students for senior management roles in international business, people management and ethics is a substantial part of the curriculum. 

How will you study? 
GISMA Business School supports flexible and individual learning by applying a systematic hybrid learning scheme. You will spend part of your lectures in class at our Berlin-Potsdam campus. These face-to-face phases are complemented by e-learning sessions. You will work on cases, reflect on readings, take part in online discussions, and participate in group exercises and projects. This variety of learning methods is part of our unique teaching strategy, which includes student-centred pedagogy, project-based learning, collaborative learning, and personalised coaching.
You can start working on your master thesis after you have earned two thirds of the total programme credits. The thesis takes three months in the 1-year programme and six months in the 2-year programme.

Entry requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant scientific discipline 
• English proficiency: B2 (IELTS 6.0) or equivalent
• For non-standard entry routes please seek clarification on requirements with our admissions team.

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