From idea to campus

IGC's success story

The International Graduate Center is characterized today by its high quality in teaching. This is secured on the one hand by the high practical relevance. On the other hand, the internationality and cultural diversity of students and teachers contribute a great deal to this.

  • First part-time MBA program

    Hochschule Bremen offers the first MBA program in part-time.

  • First full-time MBA program

    After the success of the part-time MBA, Hochschule Bremen offers the first full-time MBA program: MBA Global Management. This program is still successful at IGC.

  • Founding of IGC

    The International Graduate Center is founded and opens its campus at Süderstraße.

  • Recommendation by German Rectors' Conference

    The IGC receives special praise from the Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (German Rectors' Conference). It recognizes the continuing education concept and particularly highlights the service orientation for international students.

  • AACSB member

    The IGC becomes a member of the Business Education Alliance of the AACSB. A common goal: to improve the quality of teaching in the field of business and economics and the associated international comparability.

  • EFMD member

    The IGC becomes a member of the EFMD and thus commits itself to the improvement and international orientation of academic management education.

  • Opening of new IGC campus

    After two years of renovation and expansion, the building at Langemarckstraße 113 is officially opened as the IGC Campus. The historic building in Bremen's Neustadt district is now home to the International Graduate Center.

  • EFMD-accredited MBA

    The Dual Degree Program International MBA of the IGC receives the EFMD accreditation. The seal of approval is awarded for five years without conditions.









Two students in gowns hugging on graduation IGC building in Langemarckstrasse African student in gown on graduation day

A Glance at the History of IGC

The first MBA degree program at the Hochschule Bremen was launched in 1995. the fist full-time version followed two years later. In 2004, after almost a decade of experience with executive education programs, the International Graduate Center was founded. Right from the very beginning, the IGC set out to adapt its teaching to the conditions and the needs of students and society. The result was a home for internationally oriented students who wanted to further their education.

The goal has always been clear: to provide an optimal and far-reaching service that prepares students for leadership.

Today: Internationality, Quality and Practical Relevance

IGC's technical focus is on business, management and leadership. The institution is fully accredited and thrives on its diversity, which comes from the diversity of its students and faculty, as well as from the international orientation with International Business School Alliance, dual degrees and partner universities. In addition, the Graduate Center is characterized by its friendly and welcoming atmosphere and its practical relevance for companies. All these aspects have made IGC  the successful institution and brand that it is today with a wide range of master's programs, nearly 300 students from 40 countries and about 25 employees.

History of the IGC building

Did you wonder what a beautiful old building this is?

For information on the history and use of the building over the years, have a look at our brochure "Vom Technikum zum Weiterbildungscampus der Hochschule Bremen" (in German)