The extra-occupational Master's in Business Management of the International Graduate Center is aimed at employees with a business background, who would like to further their knowledge alongside their current job. Unlike other postgraduate courses in Germany, this master focuses on the three stages of a company lifecycle: foundation, growth, and restructuring.

This program will help you develop a holistic management perspective by building on your existing knowledge and will help you qualify for executive positions in management, consulting, finance and accounting, corporate refurbishment, strategic marketing, and start-up.

Your benefits

  • Instructors with theoretical and practical background
  • Combination of online and classroom study
  • Flexible module structure
  • Strong international relations


  • Visa allowing for working in Germany
  • Bachelor's degree in a business field
  • One or more years of work experience
  • Very good German language skills, good English language skills
  • Interest in management and consulting tasks

Take your next career step towards a management position

At the center of this extra-occupational Master's in Business Management of the International Graduate Center (IGC) are practical management skills. You will learn to handle complex issues reflectively in your field of studies and gain skills that will help you enhance your independent learning experience. Additional key competencies will be taught in this program to help you succeed in managerial positions.

Less face-to-face classroom time due to a blended learning model

To enable our students to study Master's in Business Management on top of their existing professional commitments, only two-thirds of the study course requires physical presence. The remaining modules are offered in a so-called blended learning format - a combination of online learning phases with didactic support and contact hours, during which you do not have to be physically present.

Job-friendly seminar times

To accommodate our students' work schedules, the classes with a mandatory attendance requirement usually take place on Friday evening and all-day Saturday here at IGC. In the first semester, there is a full-day block seminar from Wednesday to Saturday. The courses are taught in English and German.

If you are only interested in individual modules from the curriculum of the Master's in Business Management, you can take these as part of FlexMasters Business Management program.

Required documents

For admission we require the following qualifications and documentation, which you can send during or after your application:

  • proof of previous university degree(s) and transcripts (1)
  • a copy of your passport or birth certificate (1)
  • curriculum vitae (1)
  • proof of English language proficiency (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS) (not for Cultural Management) (2)
  • a letter of recommendation by a university lecturer or employer (not for the part-time programs) (2)
  • an essay outlining your interests in the program (not for the Flex part-time programs) (2)
  • passport photograph (2)
  • proof of practical knowledge or work experience (1)
  • original APS-Certificate (for Chinese and Vietnamese applicants only) (1)

(1) necessary documents for admission
(2) documents must be provided during the enrollment process at the latest

Original degrees or certified copies of original documents are required. If you submit regular copies along with your application, you will have to present the original documents for enrollment. Documents other than in English or German have to be translated into English or German by a recognized translator for the application.

Program taught in:
  • German
  • English (US)
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Last updated April 5, 2019
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