International MBA

Benefit from a prestigious university network

Two universities, two countries, two degrees

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 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 partner institutions.

During the second term, you can pick 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).

Key Facts

Degree Master of Business Administration
Study start October 2024
Application deadline

May 31, 2024

Accreditation Hochschule Bremen, EFMD-accredited
  • Bachelor's degree in a business / economics related subject*
  • A minimum of two years of relevant experience
  • Letter of Motivation
  • High English proficiency (IELTS 6,5; TOEFL iBT min. 90)
  • All documents must be provided in English
  • Sufficient financial resources for tuition fees and living costs
Language English
Duration & type 3 semester / full-time
Group size about 25 students
Tuition fees approx. €17,000 (depending on partner university) plus an additional semester fee of roughly €350 per semester at IGC

Course of Studies International MBA

Business Analytics

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.


Focus: International Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Your specialization at the International Graduate Center, Germany. Please find all course module descriptions here.

International Finance & Investments

Your specialization at the University of North Carolina (UNCW), US. Please find all course module descriptions here.


Focus: International Marketing

Your specialization at the University of Valencia, Spain. Please find all course module descriptions here.

Focus: International & Sustainable Management

Your specialization at ESSCA School of Management, Paris, France. Please find all course module descriptions here.

Master Thesis

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.

Faculty of the International MBA-Program

Prof. Dr. Kai Havekost
Global Strategic Analysis

Portrait of Dr. Stephen Hill

Prof. Dr. Stephen Hill
Business Analytics

Prof. Dr. Christian Schuchardt

Prof. Dr. Christian Schuchardt
Global Marketing Strategies

Portrait of Professor Dr. Carola Spiecker-Lampe

Prof. Dr. Carola Spiecker-Lampe
Multinational Financial Management

Prof. Dr. José Luis Vallejo Garcia
Human Resource Management in the Global Environment

Dr. Markus Wienbreyer
Multinational Financial Management

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