|International Master of Business Administration
March 31, 2024
|Hochschule Bremen, EFMD-accredited
|Duration & Type
|3 semesters / Full-time
|ca. 25 students
approx. €17,000 (depending on partner university) plus an additional semester fee of roughly €350 per semester at IGC
Your Dual Degree Program: International MBA
Benefit from a prestigious university network
International Business School Alliance (IBSA)
IGC is part of the International Business School Alliance (IBSA), a global network of four partner universities. 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 the fundamentals of international business in core modules such as Multinational Financial Management, Business Analytics or Global Marketing Strategies. These modules form the basis of the dual degree and are identical in structure at all partner institutions. Please note that you must apply to the university where you wish to spend your first term.
During the second term, you can choose from the following specializations:
- International Finance & Investments (University of North Carolina Wilmington, US)
- International Logistics & Supply Chain Management (International Graduate Center, DE)
- International Marketing (University of Valencia, ES)
- Sustainable Risk Management (ESSCA School of Management, FR).
Once you have been admitted to the first university of your choice you can choose a specialization from any of the remaining 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 partner universities.
If you want to spend the first semester at the IGC, you will apply in Bremen. If you are interested in Logistics specialization in Bremen, you will apply to one of the partner universities. You will complete your studies by writing your master's thesis in the third term (4-months fast-track). The cost of the program is approxiamately €17,000.
Since September 2022 our International MBA is internationally accredited! Founded in 1972, EFMD is a global, non-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to management development. It is recognized worldwide as an accrediting body for business schools, business school programs and corporate universities. Our international MBA program is only the second MBA program in Germany to receive this accreditation seal and can thus count itself among the world's best MBA programs.
Your International MBA prepares you for all positions in international companies:
- General management
- Operations / logistics
- Finance / investments
- Project management
- Business development
- Executive management
International graduates can prepare their next career step thanks to Germany's Job-Seeking Visa.
Course of Studies
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 where you will also write your thesis.
- International Graduate Center, (DE) - Focus: International Logistics & Supply Chain Management
- University of North Carolina Wilmington (US) - Focus: International Finance & Investments
- University of València (Spain) - Focus: International Marketing
- ESSCA School of Management (Paris, FR)- Focus: Sustainable Risk Management.
This module aims to introduce students to business analytics concepts required to understand contemporary business challenges. Analytical techniques will be applied to assess and resolve some of the complex challenges faced by business professionals in global industries.
Global Strategic Analysis
In this core module, students understand strategic business planning: This module introduces students to global business challenges and the methods used to address them, through careful review of effective managerial techniques, in order to ensure a winning international business strategy.
Global Marketing Strategies
You will gain skill and confidence in developing strong marketing plans for global business. The course addresses marketing performance in a global context; assesses differences in country environments; and applies techniques for international market segmentation, entry strategies, risk analysis, and comprehensive marketing plans.
Human Resource Management in the Global Environment
Students investigate critical human resource management (HRM) topics within this module. The aim is to examine relevant elements of HRM as they relate to global business, organizational policies, and standard management practices.
Multinational Financial Management
The goal of the course is to train highly effective global managers who have advanced analytical and decision-making skills essential for conducting successful business across borders.
The Master Thesis Seminar covers standards in academic writing, the function of the Master Thesis within the programme context, approaches to find an adequate research question for the final thesis, strategic issues and questions regarding personal goals and career planning, cooperation with companies and business practice for writing the thesis, originality of the thesis topic, approach to literature research, literature originality issues and plagiarism rules, the writing a mock-thesis. Master Thesis involves the students in actually engaging in the research or case study project and writing and finalising the thesis paper.
Course lecturers International MBA (Core Modules)
Informationen for students
Welcome! We are happy to welcome you as a student of the International MBA program! You can find helpful information about IGC and Bremen in our study guide.
"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, Program Director