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 program covers all areas of business that you need to master for a senior management position in an international organization. If you study the 2-year program 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 program includes big data, cybersecurity, or cloud computing know-how, directly provided by renowned digital companies such as Amazon or Alibaba.
Accreditations and rankings
GISMA Business school is AMBA accredited but also has a long history of working with partner universities in Europe and has been trusted to deliver partner programmes accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and EPAS.
Who is the program for?
This postgraduate degree is perfect for graduates in business management or a similar undergraduate business program 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 program 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.
What will you learn?
This program 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 cybersecurity in cooperation with a leading company such as Amazon or Alibaba. As this program 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-centered pedagogy, project-based learning, collaborative learning, and personalized coaching.
You can start working on your master thesis after you have earned two-thirds of the total program credits. The thesis takes three months in the 1-year program and six months in the 2-year program.
International Strategic Management
Global Supply Chain Management
Leadership, Action and Intercultural Competencies
Management of People in Cross-Cultural Environments
Behavioral Competencies in Virtual Teams
Emotional Agility in International Business
CEO Decision Making and Case Studies
Study abroad or Internship or Business Project: Innovation and Sustainability
Innovation Management and Digital Transformation
Finance and Risk Management
CSR, Diversity, and Ethics
Electives in Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Cyber Security from Amazon, Alibaba, and Co.
Scientific and Methods Competence
Research Methods and Scientific Work
Partnerships with some of the best educational institutions from around the world
Programs with top global rankings – the Grenoble MIB is ranked 20th in the world by the Economist in 2017
International student cohort with over 40 nationalities represented - 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
Free German classes
Programs taught 100% in English - the language of international communication
Germany has the 2nd best unemployment rate in the EU, at 3.4%*.
4th Best Graduate starting salary at £40,650 in Europe, with a growing economy**.
Germany is the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe; It is recognized for its high-quality education and you can experience this with GISMA.
Berlin, Germany’s capital is the start-up technology capital of Europe.
Berlin is the largest city in the EU and has a thriving business scene, offering a range of job opportunities for 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.
***According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.
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.