International Graduate Center – Business School of HSB Hochschule Bremen City University of Applied Sciences

International Graduate Center

The address for MBA and master's degree programs for young professionals from all over the world

International Graduate Center (IGC)  - a well-established academic institution - offers young professionals from abroad with a first university degree and first professional experience a variety of master and MBA programs. IGC is part of the Graduate & Professional School of the Bremen University of Applied Sciences (HSB) and was founded in 2004. The one to two-year full-time programs in English with different study focuses are practice-oriented and very international. Currently, a total of more than 400 students from over 40 nations are registered at the IGC in Bremen. The MBA and Master's programs are aimed specifically at young professionals who wish to develop their careers and looking forward to work in management positions in the future. The basic requirements are a completed first university degree and at least one year of professional experience.


International Master of Business Administration receives top accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). Read the full news!

Also, IGC and HSB programs performed excellent at the CHE*-Rating. CHE Ranking is Germany's largest university ranking with facts and opinions from 120,000 students and 3,000 professors.

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  • 1st EFMD

    accredited Dual-MBA in Germany


  • 40 nationalities

    are currently studying at IGC

  • #7

    among German universities in QS Ranking


Our international MBA and master programs at IGC

International accreditations

The German accreditation system stipulates that all degree programs are subject to an accreditation which focuses on the assessment of the concept. Re-accreditations must take place at intervals of several years. All programs of IGC are accredited by AQAS or ZEVA.

Furthermore, IGC is a member of two highly respected international business school accreditation agencies and owns different program accreditations:

  • the Business Education Alliance AACSB and the
  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

Our International MBA degree program (IMBA) was accredited by EFMD in September 2022. It is very important to us that the quality of our academic teaching is guaranteed by professional agencies.


    member since 2014

  • EFMD

    member since 2017

  • ABIS

    member since 2019

Your contacts at IGC

In line with the profile of the Hochschule Bremen City University of Applied Sciences its International Graduate Center stands for true internationality. With currently more than 400 students from a total of over 60 nations, our campus in the heart of the city Bremen offers a unique intercultural diversity and at the same time a very personal, familiar environment with diverse opportunities to encounter.

IGC has a number of partner universities around the world for each degree program. Cooperations and excursions are firmly integrated in the curriculum. In addition IGC is a partner of the International Business School Alliance (IBSA) with partner universities in France, Spain, and the USA. Together the alliance offer with the International MBA program a unique MBA program with a double degree.

International Student Assistance (ISA)

International Graduate Center offers individual study counseling and a comprehensive study service to support you throughout your studies.

The contact person for each study program is available to answer any questions you may have about your planned studies. Advice sessions can be arranged on an individual basis. International applicants can also take advantage of our support services.

IGC's International Student Assistance (ISA) office will assist you from the very beginning and answer all your questions about your planned study stay in Bremen.

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Our agents worldwide

If you are interested in studying at the International Graduate Center we invite you to contact one of our partner agencies directly in your home country for further information and advice. Our agents are active all over the world and will be happy to provide you with information about studying and living in Bremen (Germany). Our professional and experienced partners will help you with the application process and visa applications.

Would you like to become an agent? Please fill out our agent form!