ISM International School of Management GmbH

Introduction

Why ISM?

International Focus

The ISM offers its students a comprehensive international education. Bachelor’s students must combine their business studies with English and either French or Spanish or Italian. For international students German is mandatory. Students complete one or two semesters of study abroad in a European or overseas country.

Depending on their specialization, ISM students choose an institution from the ISM’s more than 180 partner universities. The semester abroad is designed to further develop and expand their intercultural and language competencies, and enhance and deepen their professional knowledge in an international context. In addition to their study abroad semester, they also complete at least ten weeks of their 20-week internship period at a company outside Germany. All bachelor`s programs include lectures held in English and German except for B.Sc. International Management English Trail which is entirely taught in English.

The master’s programs also include a study abroad semester. Students spend the third semester of their program overseas at one of the ISM partner universities specializing in their field of study. Moreover, all programs include lectures held in English, M.Sc. International Management, M.Sc. Finance, M.Sc. International Logistics & Supply Chain Management and M.A. International Business are entirely taught in English. Additionally, all programs also offer students the opportunity to complete an international double degree.

Like the bachelor’s and the master’s programs, the ISM’s part-time programs have an international focus as well. All programs include modules abroad. In addition, the MBA General Management program is taught entirely in English.

Practical Orientation

All ISM programs are rigorously geared to the needs of the real business world. This goal is fostered by the hands-on experience of ISM lecturers, many of whom have held or currently hold management positions in the business world. Furthermore, comprehensive internship phases, as well as a practically-oriented thesis form the foundation of ISM programs. Influential corporate representatives serving on the Board of Trustees help to shape the ISM’s educational concept. They give students the opportunity to do internships and consulting projects for class credits at their companies.

By taking advantage of these opportunities, ISM students gain extensive experience in solving practical problems in daily professional life. In addition, ISM students have direct contact to company representatives by participating in company presentations, career fairs, and case studies. Students can discuss their career opportunities with these representatives in a personal atmosphere. The growing number of ISM alumni also enriches the ISM network.

Personal Atmosphere

In contrast to the typical anonymity of large lecture halls in many universities, the ISM offers students a personal atmosphere thanks to small class sizes, an interactive learning environment and a large number of leisure activities. The small class size allows instructors to give students individual attention and forms the groundwork for an interactive classroom environment. At the same time, collegiality among students is highly encouraged. This is underlined by the many case studies and consulting team projects. The objective of group and project work is to learn how to build and organize teams in order to achieve a positive result. Extracurricular activities such as student working groups and parties help students to expand their professional network.

Additionally, students have a digital communication platform in the form of the ISM Intranet. This is an online forum for students to discuss lectures, to report from their semester abroad, and to access or post internship offers. Finally, students spend part of their free time in student societies which are offered independently of the standard curriculum.

Professional and Social Skills

The first three semesters of all ISM bachelor’s programs provide students with the fundamentals of business management. Depending on their chosen study program, this core education is supplemented by lectures in communications, tourism, psychology, fashion management or finance. In addition to the fundamental management courses, students also take two program-specific courses in each of the first three semesters. In the fifth and sixth semesters, bachelor’s students take two program-specific modules and two elective ones. In addition to these academic skills, soft skills and foreign languages are also trained. The compulsory course in Business Ethics is further complimented by social competence training including teambuilding or intercultural management, allowing students to develop the cultural sensitivity necessary for the responsible and fair leadership of international teams.

The master’s programs are designed to provide students with extensive professional knowledge in a short period of time. The first semester is comprised of twelve to 13 obligatory lectures. The second semester, also known as the specialization semester, consists of compulsory modules and a selection of elective modules from which students can choose in order to meet the demands of their specialization. In addition to gaining professional knowledge, students also practice soft skills such as communication and negotiation techniques. Case studies and hands-on projects guarantee that students have the chance to apply their theoretical knowledge to practical use at a very early stage, as well fostering cooperation and teamwork.

Compact Program of Study

ISM students acquire professional skills, gain practical experience, and have the chance to be immersed in other cultures - all within a short period of time. This diverse and exciting educational experience is made possible by a well-structured program of study. While students at other universities are enjoying their semester breaks, ISM students are gaining real-life professional experience. In their search for future managers, companies are looking for graduates who have successfully completed their studies in a short period of time, while gaining hands-on experience and intercultural skills at international universities and companies. Undergraduates at the ISM acquire these skills in six or seven semesters. They then have the option to complete a master’s degree within three additional semesters, plus the time spent writing the master’s thesis. A well-structured program makes this efficient course of study possible. Both the bachelor’s and master’s programs have a set timeframe for the required internships or practical phases. Similarly, the ISM’s part-time programs are based on a tightly-structured concept as well.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

M.A. in International Business

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Dortmund Frankfurt Munich Hamburg Cologne Stuttgart + 5 more

This degree program is suitable for recent graduates who do not necessarily have a management degree background i.e. graduates who wish to pursue a management related discipline and seeking a deeper understanding of the world of business and management. [+]

M.A. International Business at a Glance Standard period of study: 3 semester plus 1 semester thesis Semester start: Spring semester (March) Degree: Master of Arts Campus: Dortmund, Frankfurt/Main, Munich Accreditation: FIBAA, German Accreditation Council Language: 100 % English Tuition fees per semester(1.-3. semester):

6,180 Euro in Dortmund6,480 Euro in Frankfurt/Main and Munich

monthly payment possible

Enrollment fee: 600 Euro

Thesis fee (4. semester): 1,200 Euro at all campuses

Suitable for

This degree program is suitable for recent graduates who do not necessarily have a management degree background i.e. graduates who wish to pursue a management related discipline and seeking a deeper understanding of the world of business and management. Hence, students intending to migrate their career into management but hold a technical degree or social sciences, linguistics, then this program provides you with the fundamental tools to make that quantum leap into today´s competitive global labor marketplace... [-]


M.A. in Luxury, Fashion & Sales Management

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Dortmund Frankfurt Munich Hamburg Cologne Stuttgart + 5 more

The Masters in Fashion Management combines business management know-how with the skills required for a successful career in marketing, trading, purchasing or selling of luxury and consumer goods. [+]

M.A. Luxury, Fashion & Sales Management at a Glance The standard period of study: 3 semester plus 1 semester thesis Semester start: Fall semester (September) Degree: Master of Arts Campus: Munich Accreditation: FIBAA, German Accreditation Council Admission requirements: 30 ECTS points in business studies and/or economics or psychology or communications. All requirements. Semester abroad: One compulsory integrated Practical experience: 12 weeks compulsory internship, workshops, excursions Language: 100 % English Additional language: None Tuition fees per semester (1.-3. semester):

6,480 Euro

monthly payment possible

Enrollment fee: 600 Euro

Thesis fee (4. semester): 1,200 Euro... [-]


M.A. in Strategic Marketing Management

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Dortmund Frankfurt Munich Hamburg Cologne Stuttgart + 5 more

During the M.A. degree course, you will learn to analyze dynamic relationships and to determine promising market positions through qualitative and quantitative market research. In this Marketing Masters programme, proper use of statistics is just as important as the skills to interpret this data and assess its significance for future planning decisions. [+]

M.A. Strategic Marketing Management at a Glance Standard period of study: 3 semester plus 1 semester thesis Semester start: Fall semester (September) Degree: Master of Arts Campus: Munich Accreditation: FIBAA, German Accreditation Council Admission requirements: 30 ECTS points in business studies, communications- and/or media studies, social sciences and/or psychology. All requirements. Semester abroad: One compulsory integrated Practical experience: 12 weeks compulsory internship, workshops, excursions Language: 100 % English Additional language: None Tuition fees per semester (1.-3. semester):

6,480 Euro

monthly payment possible

Enrollment fee: 600 Euro

Thesis fee (4. semester): 1,200 Euro... [-]


MSc

M.Sc. in Finance

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Dortmund Frankfurt Munich Hamburg Cologne Stuttgart + 5 more

If you wish to excel in finance management, the Master in Finance offers the ideal pathway. Furthermore, you will broaden your knowledge of tax, law, accounting, and rating procedures. The Master in Finance enables you to take the basic knowledge you gained at the undergraduate level to the next level during three semesters, followed by the master’s thesis. [+]

M.Sc. Finance at a Glance Standard period of study: 3 semester plus 1 semester thesis Semester start: Fall semester (September) Degree: Master of Science Campus: Dortmund, Frankfurt/Main, Munich Accreditation: FIBAA, German Accreditation Council Admission requirements: 30 ECTS points in business or economics-related subjects. Semester abroad: One compulsory integrated Practical experience: 12 weeks compulsory internship, workshops, excursions Language: 100 % English Additional language: None Tuition fees per semester (1.-3. semester):

6,180 Euro in Dortmund6,480 Euro in Frankfurt/Main and Munich

monthly payment possible

Enrollment fee: 600 Euro

Thesis fee (4. semester): 1,200 at all campuses... [-]


M.Sc. in International Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Dortmund Frankfurt Munich Hamburg Cologne Stuttgart + 5 more

The central feature of the Master in Logistics is its blend of core business management concepts and principles with the essential skills for logistics and transport management. It ensures you have the best possible training to analyze strategic and operational problems and to develop solution concepts for successful application in your subsequent management role. [+]

M.Sc. International Logistics & Supply Chain Management at a Glance Standard period of study: 3 semester plus 1 semester thesis Semester start: Fall semester (September) Degree: Master of Science Campus: Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg Accreditation: FIBAA, German Accreditation Council Admission requirements: 60 ECTS points in business or 30 ECTS points in Logistics/Mathematics/Engineering. All requirements. Semester abroad: One compulsory integrated Practical experience: 12 weeks compulsory internship, workshops, excursions Language: 100 % English Additional language: None Tuition fees per semester (1.-3. semester):

6,480 Euro in Frankfurt/Main and Hamburg

monthly payment possible

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M.Sc. in International Management

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Dortmund Frankfurt Munich Hamburg Cologne Stuttgart + 5 more

The Master in International Management aims to provide you with the skills to master the challenges of leadership in an international environment. The course offers you the opportunity to build on the knowledge you gained at the undergraduate level and to develop extensive specialist expertise and social values. [+]

M.Sc. International Management at a Glance Standard period of study: 3 semester plus 1 semester thesis Semester start: Fall semester (September) Degree:

Master of Science

Campus: Dortmund, Frankfurt/Main, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart Accreditation: FIBAA, German Accreditation Council Admission requirements: 30 ECTS points in business or economics-related subjects. Semester abroad: One compulsory integrated Practical experience: 12 weeks compulsory internship, workshops, excursions Language: 100 % English Tuition fees per semester (1.-3. semester):

6,180 Euro in Dortmund, Cologne and Stuttgart6,480 Euro in Frankfurt/Main, Munich and Hamburg

monthly payment possible

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