MBA in European/Asian Management

Especially designed for young professionals with a non-business first degree


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 is specifically designed for young professionals with a non-business first degree,
followed by at least one year of professional work experience.

The core modules in this MBA form the basis for the specialized courses with focus on European/Asian Management. In addition to the geographical specialization, students can choose from a number of topical specializations.

Your benefits

•    MBA program fully in English for young professionals with a non-business first degree
•    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, with close contact to the local industry
•    Small study groups
•    Intercultural surrounding
•    Study tours to Luxemburg or a different European hub
•    Offer of German language courses at our university (fully refunded on successful completion)
•    ISA-Team (International Student Assistance)



•    Bachelor´s degree / primarily non-economic/non-business-related
•    One year of post-graduate work experience
•    High English proficiency (IELTS 6,5 or Toefl 90 IBT)
•    Funding of 14,900 euros for tuition fee and ~800 euros/month for living costs
•   Letter of motivation

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/Asian Management. 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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Fall 2021
Start - Fall 2021

The program begins in the university winter semester. The introductory events and courses start in the fall and run untilspring. The summer semester begins after a short break in March/April. Towards the end of the summer semester you can start working on your master thesis or commence an internship.

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

The study period of this MBA course is officially of 3 semesters. Should you wish to fast track your studies, with a very intensive input from your side, you may finish within a year from the time you commence your studies with us.

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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 your 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 2021 is 14,900 euros for the entire course, plus an additional semester fee of roughly 380 euros per semester (as of 01/2021). 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
May 31st, 2021
Application deadline - May 31st, 2021

The application deadline for the academic year beginning in 2021 is May 31st, 2021. Application submission is possible online only using our application tool. We look forward to receiving your application.

Program description - MBA in European/Asian Management

The MBA in European / Asian Management of the International Graduate Center (IGC) is designed to meet the needs of young professionals with a non-business first degree, who seek an international career in senior management positions. Upon graduation, you will be well equipped with both fundamental leadership skills and social and intercultural competencies. The diverse curriculum includes six core modules in general management, two modules on Europe/Asian Management, and one specialization comprising of two modules of your choice (Leadership, Blockchain, Social Media Marketing, Logistics, Risk Management, Entrepreneurship, etc.). The core modules include, among others, courses on Cross-Cultural Management, Finance and Accounting, International Project Management and Global Business Knowledge. Practice oriented courses. The practical phases, 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. At the same time, our internationally diverse student community helps you further your intercultural communication skills. After successful completion of the ten modules, you start writing your master thesis, and may choose to complete a 22-week internship.

  • 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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