|International Master of Business Administration
|March 31, 2024
*210 ECTS are required for applicants from the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Applicants from Europe with 180 ECTS can be admitted under the condition of a mandatory internship of at least 22 weeks as part of the study program, which can be completed in the 3rd semester. An equivalence check is carried out for all others.
|Duration & Type
|3 semesters / Full-time
|max. 25 students
Early Bird until May, 31, 2024: in total €16,000 with full payment or €16,500 in total with monthly installments (for details please check our payment plan)
*plus €350 student- and semesterticket twice a year
Study in Bremen – a thriving logistics hub in Northern Germany
After your core studies (first semester) you will specialize in International Logistics & Supply Chain Management. Not only will you graduate as a logistics expert, but you will also benefit from our diverse student body by developing essential intercultural skills. During your specialization at IGC, you will learn how to create, analyze and control logistics networks and gain an understanding of the processes involved. Due to its proximity to the sea, the University is able to offer a special module with a focus on maritime transport and the logistics industry. IGC's versatile educational methods include excursions, business simulation games and guest lectures - creating an ideal learning environment.
Your Focus: International Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Your International MBA perfectly prepares you for all positions in logistics in international companies.
International graduates can prepare their next career step thanks to Germany's Job-Seeking Visa.
- AQAS and EFMD-accredited program
- German MBA degree
- International network
- Free German language course (optional)
- International Student Assistance (ISA)
Course of studies
After your core studies you will specialize in "International Logistics & Supply Chain Management" at the IGC. In your third semester, you will write your thesis.
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.
International Leadership (elective)
The main objective of the module Leadership is to give the course participants a general leadership overview, to explore their individual leadership styles and set feasible goals for developing their management skills.
This module provides a general overview of fundamentals of international trade and conveys in-depth knowledge about components and characteristics of international transport systems. Aspects of design and optimization of transport operations in international networks and supply chains are essential parts of the course content. A review of actors and regulations of international transport operations completes the module.
International Maritime Transport
International maritime transport is the backbone of globalization. For this reason, this module will deliver you an overview of the basic elements of international maritime transport; it will focus on the major shipping markets as well as on factors influencing it, such as the regulatory environment. As the shipping industry is one of the most globalized ones, issues of corporate responsibility will be of special importance.
The purpose of this course is to help you to develop your project management skills by focusing on the issues in this field. The value of this is that today's organizations constantly outperform themselves in project management, becoming more and more competitive, thus creating the need for professionals in this field to understand and apply basic principles of project management in their career.
International Sourcing and Procurement Logistics
You will learn about the challenges of sourcing and procurement logistics in the global business environment. Most common issues in business practices will be discussed in this course, as well as strategies, methods and tools for solving practical problems in international business. The module will contribute to an in-depth understanding of strategies and processes of int. sourcing and logistics in global business. As part of this module, an integrated framework for supply management will be developed.
This module is dedicated to logistics network design from procurement of raw materials to all tiers of production to reaching to the customer. After discussing objectives and decisions, key design options will be presented. You will be familiarized with modeling and solving logistics problems using off-the shelf optimization software. Site selection will be discussed in depth as one of the key factors in network design. Lectures, teamwork and independent study phases will support your learning process. You will graduate this module with expanded knowledge about supplychain management.
International Leadership (elective)
The main objective of the module Leadership is to give you general leadership overview, to explore your individual leadership styles and set feasible goals for developing your management skills.
At the end of the MBA program there is the master thesis with 30 ECTS, which has to be written in English. As a rule, the entire 3rd term is dedicated to the thesis. To prepare you, each university offers a thorough, interactive three-day workshop that underpins the required research skills with analytical and scientific methods.
Alongside this, your Master's thesis supervisors will support you. IBSA students in the Logistics & Supply Chain Management specialization are therefore required to find two supervisors, usually two of your lecturers. It is also possible to write your master thesis in cooperation with a company. This requires a bit more preparation for the selection and contacting of potential companies.
Course lecturers International MBA (Specialization International Logistics & Supply Chain Management)
Prof. Dr. Irina Dovbischuk
Prof. Dr. Helga Meyer
Prof. Dr. Elke Wietoska
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.