FlexMaster Business Management

Design your own schedule

The FlexMaster Business Management of the International Graduate Center is aimed at professionals with economic expertise who would like to enroll in certain modules from the curriculum of the extra-occupational Master's Program in Business Management at their own pace. This program will allow you to acquire practice-oriented management and consulting knowledge despite your busy work schedule. Our FlexMaster allows you to make your own schedule to accommodate your work, trips abroad or parental leaves. The main foci of the program are the three stages of a company lifecycle: foundation, growth and restructuring.

Your benefits

  • Good balance between work, family and studies
  • Temporal and financial flexibility
  • Lecture schedule to accommodate your work
  • Chance to easily enroll into the Master's Program in Business Management



  • Visa allowing for working in Germany
  • Bachelor's degree in a business field
  • One or more years of work experience 
  • Very good German language skills, good English language skills
  • Interest in management and consulting tasks

Key Facts - Flex Business Management - EN

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Degree - 6 ECTS

You can earn 6 Credits (ECTS) after successfully completing a module. The program Business Management will recognise your credits once you decide to start the whole program.  

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German & English
Language - German & English

Depending on the module, the lessons take place in German or English. Good knowledge of German (level C1) and English is therefore required.

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Flexible start
Start - Flexible start

Each module has a different time frame. Aks your program coordinator for the start of your desired module.

Duration & Time
Weekend / Part-time
Duration & Time - Weekend / Part-time

Each module lasts several weeks. Some modules are offerend in blended-learning-style (online). Classes take place on Friday nights and Saturdays 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. There are no lectures during the semester holidays. We make sure that your schedule goes well with your job. 

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Accreditation - AQAS

Due to the high quality standards at the International Graduate Center (IGC), the courses offered are regularly audited and accredited by external agencies. In addition, the IGC is a member of the Business Education Alliance of the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), one of the most respected international accreditation agencies for business schools. The program Business Management is accredited by AQAS (Agency for Quality Assurance by Accreditation of Degree Programs e.V.), which has accredited most of the programs at public universities in Germany since 2002.

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Group Size
max. 25 students
Group Size - max. 25 students

You study in practical and project-oriented small working groups with about 25 students. The courses are taught by professors from the University and by executives from well-known companies. We mainly use team-oriented teaching methods, such as workshops and case studies. If you wish, you are also welcome to bring up to date challenges from your professional environment.

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Tuition Fee
1,240 Euro
Tuition Fee - 1,240 Euro

The study fee is 1,240 euros per module. We offer financial aid consultations to inform you about financing options. We would be pleased to advise you personally or explain to your employer how they can support you in your further education.

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Application deadline
2 weeks before start
Application deadline - 2 weeks before start

The application deadline depends on the start of each module. To apply for a module, please use our online application form. Please aks our program coodinator for the start of your favorite module.

Program description - FlexMaster Business Management

Get your Master's in Business Management one step at a time

Depending on your interests and capacities, you can put together your individual study plan in FlexMaster Business Management at the International Graduate Center (IGC) and take specific courses from the curriculum of the Master's in Business Management. Upon successful completion of a module, you will receive a certificate from the University of Applied Sciences Bremen and six ECTS credits. If you decide to pursue the complete Master's Degree in Business Management, the already completed courses in FlexMaster will be credited towards your degree by the IGC. Continuing education despite your busy schedule In FlexMaster Business Management, you will learn practice-related management
skills and master a reflexive approach toward complex practical issues in your field. To balance your education, work and family, you can book a module in a blended learning format each semester and combine online learning with face-to-face classroom time. The seminars are taught in German and English. 

Presentation & Communication

  • Communication psychology
  • Conversation techniques and presentation 


After the module you will be able to explain, analyze and evaluate relevant theories of human communication and communication psychology.


Scientific Research Methods

  • Scientific research methods in economics
  • Research-related applications in economics and business administration


After the module you will be able to use current methods of economic research in a targeted manner and apply them to data from the field of economics and business administration.


Globalization & Capita Markets

  • Global finance


In this module, current issues of global economic relations are analyzed. Global economic phenomena, especially in the field of "International Finance", are assessed with regard to their risks and opportunities.


Business Management

  • Corporate governance strategies
  • Strategies in human resources management


You will be shown different models of corporate governance and evaluate them together. Furthermore, the possibilities and limits of linear control models and causal attributions in corporate management are analyzed and reflected. Scope and applicability of different governance models are evaluated.


Corporate Analysis

  • Annual financial statement analysis


At the end of the module you will be able to assess the wealth, financial and earnings position of companies based on the quality of the available company data in various market, industry and business situations. You can exchange views with experts and laypeople on issues of corporate valuation and present information and conclusions appropriate to the target group.


Strategic Marketing

  • Assessment of corporate and market situations


After concluding the module you will be able to make decisions regarding suitable information acquisition measures in specific market situations or under specific framework conditions and assess the strategic success of marketing strategies in specific market situations.


Business Formation

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Development I


You evaluate different forms and implementation possibilities of starting a business and learn to abstract challenges and problems. Elements as well as contents of a business plan and concrete business field models are developed. Methods, models and concepts for business start-up and development for concrete problems and tasks from business practice or own business ideas are developed.


Strategic Management

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Development II


After completion of this module you are able to understand and apply strategic management tools. You are able to evaluate the results and findings of different methods, models and instruments in the analysis and planning process of strategic management, to classify and implement cultural, social, organizational and methodical fits in an international context. You are also able to distinguish and assess international tasks and issues and develop promising strategic corporate strategies in an international context.


Financial Management & Financial Services Management

  • Corporate Finance and Financial Services I


The module presents the essential functions and instruments in the area of financial economy and financial management. Fundamental problems and decision situations in financial management and financial services management are analyzed and overall enterprise-related business solutions are developed and represented in front of the management in a group work.


Reorganization Law

  • Corporate Restructuring and Corporate Recovery I


At the end of the event, the participants will be able to outline the crucial role of the law in restructuring against the background of the Bankruptcy Code and staff reorganization issues. It explains the role of the financing bank in case of reorganization and bankruptcy, as well as restructuring processes of public services. Legal problems of economic practice are analyzed and appropriate business options are planned.


Corporate Finance

  • Corporate Finance and Financial Services I


After the module you will be able to outline international capital markets, initial public offerings and corporate finance issues as well as mechanisms and tools for making business decisions in this area. Subsequently, corporate finance management functions can be taken over and basic problems and decision situations can be analyzed by you.


Business Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Corporate Restructuring and Corporate Recovery II


At the end of this module you will be able to conduct analyzes of the need for reorganization, restoration and rehabilitation. You are able to make decisions regarding appropriate remedial measures in specific market situations or under specific conditions and are able to plan sanctions in a rehabilitation concept.


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Contact - Program Coordinator

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Prof. Dr. Vera de Hesselle
Prof. Dr. Vera de Hesselle
Program Director