MBA in European/Asian Management

Leadership development for engineers

Thanks to its unique concept, the MBA in European/Asian Management at the International Graduate Center upskills top talents for a successful career in international management. The program specifically aims at engineers, but is generally suitable for people with a non-business related first degree, followed by at least one year of professional work experience. Courses in general management form the basis for the specialized courses with focus on Europe or Asia*. In addition to the geographical specialization, students can choose from a number of topical specializations.

* The Asia specialization will be offered from a minimum number of 8 enrolled participants for this specialization.

Your benefits

  • MBA program fully in english for engineers and students with a non-business degree
  • Very practice-oriented - close contact to the industry
  • Learn from the best (88% of our lecturers have a PhD and 40% of our core module lecturers come from the industry)
  • Great balance of theorical and practical study phases
  • Small study groups
  • Intercultural surrounding
  • Excursions to Berlin or Luxemburg (optional)
  • German language course (optional)
  • ISA-Team (International Student Assistance) on campus
  • Study program possible also as part-time studies next to the job



  • Bachelor´s degree / primarily non-economic/non-business-related
  • One year of post-graduate work experience 
  • High English proficiency (IELTS 6,5)
  • Funding of 14,900 euros for tuition fee and ~800 euros/month for living costs
  • Special interest in European or Asian markets

Key Facts - MBA in European/Asian Management

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Master of Business Administration
Degree - Master of Business Administration

Upon completion of this postgraduate management degree, you will earn your Master’s in Business Administration. Unlike other rather general MBA programs, our MBA program offers you the opportunity to specialize in European or Asian markets. The title of MBA is internationally renowned in business and stands for hands-on management education and leadership training.

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Language - English

As the language of education is English, very good English knowledge is required. Please be advised that while it is possible to complete your degree without any German language knowledge, most local jobs will require German skills. For this reason, if you plan to work in Germany following your studies, we recommend that you take advantage of our free German courses.

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October 2021
Start - October 2021

The program begins in the winter semester. The introductory events and courses start in October 2021 and run probably until mid-February 2021, so make sure to plan accordingly. The summer semester begins after a short break in March. Towards the end of the summer semester in May/June you can start working on your master thesis.

Duration & Type
3 semester / full-time
Duration & Type - 3 semester / full-time

Depending on your educational qualifications, you can complete your studies in two or three semesters as a full-time student. For the first option (Fast Track) you need a bachelor's degree with 240 ECTS credits; for the second option (three semesters) you need a bachelor's degree with 210 ECTS credits.

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Accreditation - AQAS

Accreditation of our degree programs is very important to us. For this reason, we regularly have our programs reviewed for quality by independent external agencies. The MBA in European/Asian Management is accredited by the agency AQAS (Agentur für Qualitätssicherung durch Akkreditierung von Studiengängen e.V.). Since 2002, this agency has accredited most of the study programs at public universities in Germany.

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Group size
About 25 students
Group size - About 25 students

Our classes take place in small groups of about 25 students. This gives you the opportunity to maintain close contact with teachers and lecturers and facilitates cooperation and intercultural exchange among fellow-students.

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Tuition fee
14,900 Euro
Tuition fee - 14,900 Euro

The tuition fee for the intake 2020 is 14,900 euros for the entire course, plus an additional semester fee of roughly 380 euros per semester (as of 01/2020). The semester fee covers your student ticket that entitles you to free public transportation in Bremen, as well as to Lower Saxony and Hamburg. A reduction of 500 euros of the tuition fee is possible, if the remaining sum is paid in full directly after the down payment. To learn more about financing your studies or arranging a personalized payment plan, see the menu item Support.

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Application deadline
March 31st, 2021
Application deadline - March 31st, 2021

The application deadline for the academic year beginning in 2021 is March 31st, 2021. Application submission is possible online only using our application tool. We look forward to receiving your application, even if you don’t yet have all of your documents available to you.

Program description - MBA in European/Asian Management

Specialize in Europe or Asia

The curriculum includes six core modules in general management (such as Cross-Cultural Management, Finance and Accounting, International Project Management), two focus modules on Europe or Asia, and two additional elective modules for individual specialization. Depending on your interests, you can take courses in logistics, strategic management, innovation management, etc. A EU study tour provide participants with the opportunity to explore the economic, political, and cultural contexts of business in Europe through visits to companies and organisations, meetings with executives, and cultural excursions. Company visits and case studies will make it easier for you to navigate the job market in the future. The small class sizes with approximately 25 participants result in dynamic interactions with each other as well as with our renowned professors and guest lecturers. Our internationally diverse student community helps you further your intercultural communication skills. After successful completion of the ten modules, you can either choose to write your master's thesis directly, or complete a 22-week internship and write your thesis in the company or at the IGC.

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  • The MBA in European/Asian Management was one of the best experiences of my life. It was a great step forward in my career.“

    Josée Flora Hauser
    Origin: Cameroon
    Currently: Germany

    Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

  • A course that helped build a strong base for pursuing dreams. The MBA was a good mix of Thought and Research model.“

    Akshat Dhankhar
    Origin: India
    Currently: Germany

    Quality Assurance Engineer 
    at BMW, DE

  • I believe that the lecturers we had were not just fully qualified, but often expert consultants and very experienced in their respective fields.“

    Nishant Sinha
    Origin: India
    Currenlty: Germany

    At Airbus, DE


Our MBA in European/Asian Management prepares you for senior management and leadership positions at the interface between Europe and the prospering Asian markets. The program will help you to pave the way for a rewarding career and personal fulfillment.“


Prof. Dr. Tim Goydke
Prof. Dr. Tim Goydke
Program Director

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