Master of Business Administration MBA | Part-Time

Management and business know-how for tomorrow's executives

The extra-occupational Master of Business Administration of the International Graduate Center (IGC) is primarily aimed at ambitious individuals who would like to master the complex executive duties of middle and upper management positions in their career. The high level of this MBA's flexibility allows you to tailor the course plan to your needs, thus helping you achieve a work-family-university balance while fulfilling your educational goals. Furthermore, reducing the number of modules or applying for a leave semester are possible upon request for job and family related reasons such as an important project or a parental leave.


Your benefits

  • Internationally oriented general management program
  • Cross-functional management skills
  • Development of strong leadership skills
  • Good balance between work, family and studies
  • Two one-week seminars abroad
  • Flexible study structure
  • Team-oriented teaching methods in small groups and workshops
  • International orientation
  • High practical orientation
  • Networking skills
  • Possibility of assigning individual modules


  • Visa allowing for working in Germany
  • First degree with at least 210 ECTS in a non-business field 
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience
  • Very good German (C1) and good English language skills

Career perspectives

  • International and interdisciplinary studies open up a wide range of professional opportunities
  • Development of versatile competences thanks to strong cooperation in international teams
  • After successful completion of the program, the assumption of management tasks of the middle and upper management is possible
  • Strategic thinking skills via the application of management techniques and solution methods in entrepreneurial decision-making processes

Key Facts - Master of Business Administration

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Degree - MBA

As part of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program, you will receive additional practice-oriented qualifications in various management and business areas, allowing yourself to further develop your career according to your focus in the MBA.

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English, German
Language - English, German

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

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April 2021
Start - April 2021

The next part-time program begins with the summer semester in April 2021. We offer an early bird discount for applications until November 30, 2020. You can save 500 Euros. Apply now! There are no lectures during most of Bremen's school holidays. Upon request, you can also begin your studies in autumn in general.

Duration & Time
5 Semester (4 semester "fast track" in special cases possible)
Duration & Time - 5 Semester (4 semester "fast track" in special cases possible)

The program will last for 5 semester (standard study period). A 5th semester can be taken for flexible study options or for preparation of your master thesis. It is in some cases also possible to study the fast track option within 4 semesters. Classes take place on Friday nights and Saturdays 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. There are no lectures during most of Bremen's school holidays.

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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 the most 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
15,900 Euro
Tuition Fee - 15,900 Euro

The study fee is currently 15,900 euros plus a 160 euros semester contribution. The fee for one semester is 3.180€. We can offer a discount of 200 Euros if you are able to pay the amount in one sum. 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
February 28th, 2021 (for the intake 2021)
Application deadline - February 28th, 2021 (for the intake 2021)

Applications for single modules within the FlexMBA program are possible until 2 weeks prior to the start of the module.

The application deadline fpr the next offical start is 28th February, 2021 for the intake 2021. To apply for a degree program or a single module at the International Graduate Center, please use our online application form. IF you are an early bird we offer a discount of 500 Euros if you apply until November 30th, 2020. We look forward to receiving your application.

Program description - MBA Part-time

Take the next step in your career with this extra-occupational program

The extra-occupational Master of Business Administration of the International Graduate Center Bremen offers future executives the opportunity to further their education without having to give up their current job. To ensure a good work-life-education balance, the lectures take place on Friday evenings and Saturdays. This four to five-semester course combines 90 percent traditional education methods with ten percent of blended learning elements. Practice-oriented learning: Your professional experience is of particular importance in this postgraduate course. Here, you will have the chance to contribute during workshops, case studies and interactive discussions within small workgroups. The seminars are run by highly qualified professors of the University of Applied Sciences Bremen, as well as economic experts and leading managers with many years of professional experience. Seminars abroad: The modules of this program focus on functions and processes in a company, its management, financing, corporate accounting, as well as business and employment law. In the course of your studies you will choose a thematic focus of international marketing, international logistics or leadership challenges. You will also attend two one-week seminars abroad. After successfully completing the modules, you will write your master's thesis in English in the fourth or fifth semester. The fees can be paid per semester or in monthly installments. Please note for your information that the part-time MBA study and the associated costs are tax deductible.

  • What I learned during my studies really helped me in my job. Thus, I can warmly recommend this study course.

    Björn Böker
    Düsseldorf, Germany
    VDI TZ GmbH, Germany

  • The part-time MBA taught me everything I needed to know to build up my career.“

    Klaus Freese

    Managing Director
    KLÖCKNER DESMA Schuhmaschinen GmbH, Germany

  • Next to the professional knowledge I have gained, I really benefited from the exchange with my fellow students. I still have contact with some of them today.“

    Andreas Ronken
    Ritter-Sport, Waldenbuch, Germany

  • I really appreciated the friendly atmosphere at the IGC and studying with my international class mates, who all knew what they wanted to achieve with their studies. “

    Jan Christoph Ebersbach
    CHAINSTEP GmbH, Germany

  • I started my studies with single modules in the FlexMBA program, but was soon convinced to switch into the MBA study course.“

    Rainer Goldelius
    Mercedes-Benz Bremen/Hamburg, Germany


With the MBA at the International Graduate Center you take the right decision for a successful future. It builds upon the knowledge and experience gained from your previous studies as well as your work experience. On this solid foundation we optimally prepare you for the your future leadership responsibilities."



Prof. Dr. Christian Schuchardt
Prof. Dr. Christian Schuchardt
Course Director
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