Master of Arts in Business Management

International Graduate Center - Hochschule Bremen

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Master of Arts in Business Management

International Graduate Center - Hochschule Bremen

For junior staff in management

The extra-occupational Master in Business Management (MA) is aimed at professionals with a first degree in economics who wish to deepen their specialist knowledge. Unlike the usual function specialization in business administration courses in Germany, this master program is oriented towards the ideal life cycle of a company and focuses on the three phases of "founding", "growth" and "restructuring".

Building on the economics knowledge from the first degree course (eg Bachelor) and her professional experience, students of the Master in Business Management develop a holistic management perspective that qualifies them for comprehensive, responsible management positions, especially in the areas of management, consulting, finance and accounting, corporate restructuring, strategic marketing and start-up.

Individual modules from the curriculum of the extra-occupational master's program Business Management can also be taken as part of the FlexMaster program.


The further-education master's program of the International Graduate Center, Hochschule Bremen is application-oriented and aims to deepen existing knowledge in theory and practice. It provides the ability to apply this expertise to well-known and new topics from professional practice on a national and international level and to communicate the results competently. In addition to conveying application-related management skills, great importance is attached to the reflexive handling of more complex practical questions as well as the independent acquisition of knowledge and skills.

Furthermore, key competences are acquired in order to be able to assume overarching management positions in addition to function-typical tasks.

This economics master's program is designed so that it can be completed full time while working full-time, as the content is taught on Friday evenings and on weekends as well as online. In five semesters, he builds on the business knowledge of the students from the first professionally qualifying academic degree and the acquired professional skills. The seminars are held in German as well as in English.

target group

The Master in Business Management is aimed at working people with a university degree in economics and a subsequent at least one year's professional experience. Solid English skills are also required as the courses are held in both English and German.

Students of this business administration master's program have various scientific, economic and professional backgrounds. The group of Master's students is composed of different professional groups who have completed a relevant first-degree course of studies, for example in the areas of business administration, management and international management, management and technology, public administration, finance and economics or similar. Since the attendance events take place on Friday evening and weekend, participation is possible for interested parties from all over Germany.

Particularly suitable is the extra occupational Master in Business Management for professionals who want to take their next career steps in the direction of management, consulting, finance and accounting, corporate restructuring, strategic marketing and / or business start-up.


This Master's degree course prepares you to take on demanding management and consulting tasks and supports graduates in achieving career goals in national and international companies, especially in the following perspectives: Management, Consulting, Finance and Accounting, Corporate Restructuring, Strategic Marketing, Start-up.

FlexMaster MBM - study flexibly

Study individual modules from our extra-occupational master's program Business Management and acquire together with our students targeted up-to-date and application-oriented management and consulting knowledge. Qualify academically at the highest level and earn ECTS credits for a possible Master's degree in Business Management at IGC.

Authorization and costs

Do you fulfill the admission requirements?

  • Completed first degree course in economics
  • 210 ECTS points (for applicants with less than 210 ECTS points, upgrade options are offered)
  • Very good knowledge of German and good command of English
  • at least 1 year of professional experience after completing a university degree

(Professional experience / practical phases during the first degree course are subject to agreement under certain

Conditions can be credited)

What does the degree program cost?

The study fee is Euro 13,500 * (installment payment possible)

Vistaprint. 323.42 Euro semester fee per semester (as of 1/2017) (includes semester ticket)

payment by installments

Upon request, we offer you the possibility to pay the tuition fees in installments. So you can settle the study fees in monthly, quarterly or semi-annual installments even without borrowing. Example: With a study fee of 14.100 Euro you can comfortably pay in 24 monthly installments of 587.50 Euro. For your personal financing options, talk directly to our student advisory service. Attention, this only applies to the extra-occupational part-time courses.

tax benefits

An MBA or Master's degree can generally be deducted in full (tuition, accommodation, books, etc.) from the tax, since postgraduate courses in contrast to initial training for tax purposes as training (judgment of the Federal Finance Court AZ VI R 24/95, Federal Tax Sheet 1996 II P. 452).

The prerequisite is, however, that the MBA or Master's degree in further education or a similar field of study serves for the planned career. In any case, it makes sense to obtain from a tax consultant or specialist tax lawyer a binding information that takes into account the individual situation.

This school offers programs in:
  • German
  • English
International Graduate Center - Hochschule Bremen

Last updated May 30, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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Mar. 2019
5 semesters
Part time
13,500 EUR
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