International MBA: Dual Degree

Benefit from a prestigious university network

If you want to extend your skills for an international career and gain global experience, the IGC in Bremen is the right place for you. As part of the International Business School Alliance (IBSA), a global network of five partner universities, IGC offers you international exchange and first-class education within the framework of its Dual Degree Master’s Program. During your academic year, you will study in two countries and earn two degrees: in your first term (four months), you will study business basics; in the second, you will specialize in your area of expertise at one of the IBSA partner universities. These are the IGC (Germany), the University of North Carolina Wilmington (USA), the RANEPA Institute of Business Studies (Moscow, Russia)*, the University of València (Spain) and ESSCA School of Management (Paris, France). Each institution has an area of specialization that you can choose in the second semester. Your choices are International Logistics & Supply Chain Management, International Finance & Investments, Management in Emerging Economies, International Marketing or International and Sustainable Management.


*Please note that all relations with academic institutions in Russia are suspended at the moment.

Your benefits

  • 2 degrees: MBA & Master
  • Fast track option: 2 countries, 1 year
  • Choice from different specializations
  • An international network
  • Free German language courses (optional)
  • International Student Assistance (ISA)


  • Bachelor's degree in a business related subject (210 ECTS)
  • A minimum of two years of relevant experience after first degree
  • Letter of motivation
  • High English proficiency (IELTS 6.5 points or TOEFL iBT min. 90)
  • All documents must be in English
  • Funding for tuition fees and living costs

Career perspectives

  • General management
  • Operations / logistics
  • Finance / investments
  • Project management
  • Business development
  • Executive management
  • Consultancy


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Program description

1 year, 2 countries, 2 degrees

IBSA's Dual Degree Master's Program qualifies future leaders to work in the field of general management. During your first term (4 months), you will learn international business basics in core modules such as Multinational Financial Management, Business Analytics or Global Marketing Strategies. These modules form the basis of the dual degree, their structure is identical at all five partner institutions. Please note that you will need to submit your application to the university where you want to spend your first term.

During the second term, you can pick from the following specializations:

  • International and Sustainable Management (ESSCA School of Management, FR)
  • International Finance & Investments (University of North Carolina Wilmington, US)
  • International Logistics & Supply Chain Management (International Graduate Center, DE)
  • International Marketing (University of Valencia, ES)
  • Management in Emerging Economies (RANEPA, RU) *Please note: all relations with academic institutions in Russia are suspended at the moment

Once you have been admitted to the first university of your choice you can choose a specialization from any of the remaining five partner universities. Free choice of location for the core modules: Students of the International MBA can start the Dual Degree Program –depending on their preferred study location and specialization– either at the IGC in Bremen or at one of the four partner universities.

Thus, if you want to spend the first semester at the IGC, you will apply in Bremen. If you are interested in Bremen's logistics specialization, you will apply at one of the five partner universities. You will complete your studies with writing your master's thesis in the third term (4 months fast track). Costs for the study program amount to approxiamately 16.000 Euros.

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We offer you the world with two business degrees. Within the alliance, international students not only improve their team-work skills on a continuous basis but each student is also provided with a unique individual support suitable for his/her needs.

Prof. Dr. Frank Giesa
Prof. Dr. Frank Giesa
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  • I found a very caring and homely environment and classes taught in a very professional manner.

    Bao Doan
    Origin: India
    Currently: Hannover, GER

    at Bundesagentur für Arbeit, GER

  • Studying at the IGC in Bremen gave me lots of tools for managing many kinds of businesses.

    Christopher Schlosser
    Origin: Germany
    Currently: Guatemala City, GT

    Commercial Manager
    at Cementos Progreso, GT

  • Attending the IGC Bremen through the IBSA program was one of the best decisions I made in my life!

    Cecilie Washburn
    Origin: US
    Currently: Washington, D.C., US

    Assistant to the President
    at Culta, US

  • The program helped me to reach a completely new level. Now I am a proud member of the UPS family and I am enjoying to turn the theory into practice.

    Alissa Varschitski
    Origin: Germany
    Currently: Bremen, GER

    Senior Account Executive
    at UPS, GER

  • I could write my thesis at and with a company in Bremen which allowed me to immediately apply theory to a real-life problem.

    Nina Dey
    Origin: Germany
    Currently: Bremen, GER

    Project Manager - Marketing
    Team Neusta, GER

  • Gaining valuable knowledge from outstanding faculties and my international classmates with diverse backgrounds has helped me kick-off my career in logistics.

    Nirav Chhatralia
    Origin: India
    Currently: Hamburg, Germany

    Global Business Process Manager (Air & Sea)
    Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Air & Sea, DE

  • Studying at IGC has afforded me a career in an international German company. I can confidently say that IGC dramatically helped me secure a job I love.

    Hannah Weatherman
    Origin: USA
    Currently: Washington D.C., US

    Supply Chain Analyst
    Lidl, US Headquarters, US