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The International MBA is the German accredited degree program of the IBSA Dual Degree Master’s Program which is offered by the International Business School Alliance (IBSA). 

Participating in the program means that you finish your graduate studies with 2 degrees in only one year: An MBA from Bremen, plus another degree depending on your choice of the partner university.

It also means that you live in two different countries and study with a highly diverse student body. The first semester always consists of core modules. You can either study the core modules in Bremen, Germany and choose 1 out of 5 partner business specializations. Or set up your dual degree another way around: Specialize in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and start at one of our partner universities. In the 3rd term you will write your master thesis about your specialization topic.

The standard of living in Bremen is high, but the costs are not. The city has a very long tradition as a hub of international trade. Because it is linked to the sea, many logistics companies have settled down here.

Key Facts - International MBA

Key Facts - International MBA

DegreeMBA + another degree awarded by accredited partner university
Program DurationApprox. 1 Year = 2 German semesters = 3 terms*
Countries 2: Germany & 1 out of 6 other worldwide destinations
Specialization1 out of 6 business specializations
Application Deadline 31 March 2017
Language English
Accreditation Zeva & AACAB Member + other accreditation of partner university
Class sizeApprox. 25 students 
Structure Full-time program
Start 1. Part in October/ September  2. Part in January/ February
FeesBetween 13,000.- € and 16.800,-€ for the whole program depending on the chosen partner university 
German 1st part: 7,200.- € and 2nd part: 8,800.- €

 

*The German specialization offers an additional semester/term for the master theses. Therefore the student studies tree semesters, without any additional tuition fee.

IBSA Dual Degree Master’s Program - Partner Universities

IBSA Dual Degree Master’s Program - Partner Universities

As an IBSA student, you can design your own path. There are 30 possible combinations of universities and specializations you can choose. That sounds like a lot, but it’s not a complicated decision:  

There are 6 accredited degree programs forming the IBSA Dual Degree Master’s Program. The IMBA is the German one.

Students start with the first term at any of the 6 partner universities belonging to the International Business School Alliance (IBSA) and have to change to a second IBSA-partner in the second term. The final research project in the third term is completed at this second IBSA-partner.

The Core Modules are the same everywhere. Every university has its own specialization.

 

Partner UniversityCountry City
HS Bremen, International Graduate CenterGermanyBremen
Universitat de Valencia, Facultad de Economia SpainValencia
RANEPA, Institute of Business StudiesRussia Moscow
University of North Carolina Wilmington USAWilmington
University of Hertfordshire Business School UKHatfield
Novancia Business School Paris FranceParis

 

 

 

Specialization & Master Thesis

Specialization & Master Thesis

Choose from the list below your business specialization.

Specialization

University

Degree

International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

HS Bremen, International Graduate Center, Germany

MBA

International Finance and Investments

University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA

MBA/ MBA

Human Resource Management

University of Hertfordshire Business School, UK

Master of Science (M.Sc./ MBA)

International Marketing

Universidad de Valencia, Facultad de Economia, Spain

Master of Arts (M.A./ MBA)

International Business Development and Consulting

Novancia Business School Paris, France

Master of Arts (M.A./ MBA)

Management in Emerging Economies

RANEPA, Institute of Business Studies, Russia

Master of Arts (M.A./ MBA)

Core Modules - International MBA

Core Modules - International MBA

Human Resource Management in the Global Environment:

The module will examine ideas of International Human Resource Management (HRM) in the context of the global business environment and the policies of organizations for the management of people. The issues involved in managing international human resources strategically will be explored. In addition, the links between HR practices and organizational performance will be reviewed. Ideas of best practice in managing people internationally will also be analyzed.

Global Marketing Strategies:

The module learning outcomes have a view of Marketing for international marketing decision making at an advanced level. The learning experience will stimulate critical and intellectual skills, through class learning, group work and independent research.

Multinational Finance Management:

The aim of the module is to equip students with skills and knowledge related to international finance issues. The module focuses on analysis and decision-making techniques in order to prepare students to act as managers aware of the global issues affecting their business environment, i.e. functioning of foreign exchange markets, currency and interest rate risks and their management, multinational capital budgeting project and firm financial analysis for value creation.

Global Strategic Analysis:

This module deals with strategy-making and execution. It addresses global business issues and deals with the question of what managers must do to make a company a winner in the global business environment. Using the case method and other approaches, the module discusses the managerial tasks involved in the processes of analyzing, crafting, selecting, and executing strategies.

International Business Law:

The International Business Law module deals with questions arising from international commercial transactions. The course provides an understanding of the rules of applicable law and litigation (jurisdiction and arbitration). In particular the module focuses on international contracts as the cornerstone of International Business Law.

International Leadership (optional):

The main objective of the module “Leadership” is to provide to the participants an overall perspective on leadership, to experience the personal dimensions of their own leadership style and capacity, and to develop tangible action plans to shape their own management skills. By this, the module builds a sound basis for becoming a successful business leader.

Why Study in the IBSA Program?

Why Study in the IBSA Program?

The IBSA Dual Degree Master’s Program is a smart choice with regards to your future employment. You gain international experience, which is highly valued, especially in business-related fields. Benefit from IBSA's worldwide network that brings you truly international education. Through living in two countries you will significantly increase your cultural competence as you hone your business knowledge at the same time. The combined experiences will be invaluable for your personal growth.

The city of Bremen is very international and has a friendly climate. As you walk through the city you will hear many languages besides German. The IGC’s International Students Assistance (ISA) is dedicated to help you with any issues and questions you have during your time in Bremen, from finding an apartment to insurance to visa applications. As a student, you will also receive the famous “Semesterticket” with which you can use public transportation far beyond Bremen’s borders.

MBA Target Group & Requirements

MBA Target Group & Requirements

You have a business-related undergraduate degree and at least one year of professional experience. Aside from that, you’re also ambitious and have a truly cosmopolitan mindset.
The students to whom this applies come from a large variety of cultural and professional backgrounds, which makes the IBSA-experience mind-expanding for every participant.

The main entry requirements are:

  • An academic, business-related degree (bachelor)*
  • Proof of English proficiency* with TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign
  • Language) 80 IBT points or IELTS (International Language Testing
  • System) 6.5 points 
  • One year professional experience (proof of practical knowledge or work
  • experience required)

Additional documents required for applying:

  • Copies of either birth certificate or passport*
  • Curriculum vitae
  • An essay outlining student's interest in the program
  • A letter of recommendation (of employer or university)
  • APS certificate for Chinese or Vietnamese applicants ONLY

* If regular copies are submitted, either certified copies or original documents should be presented upon enrolment. Original documents other than in English or German have to be translated for the application by a recognized translator.

MBA Degrees & Accreditation

MBA Degrees & Accreditation

Depending on the choice of your second university, you will receive one of the following degrees besides the MBA from Bremen:

University

Degree

Accreditation

HS Bremen, International Graduate Center, Germany

MBA

ZEvA, Member of AACSB

Universidad de Valencia, Facultad de Economia, Spain

Master in International Business

ANECA

RANEPA, Institute of Business Studies, Russia

Master in International Business

EPAS & Russian University Academic Standards Committee

University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA

MBA

AACSB & SACS

University of Hertfordshire Business School, UK

MSc in Global Business

QAA

Novancia Business School Paris

MSc in International Business Development and Consulting

Efmd, Member of AACSB, NAFSA & EAIE, Member of CGE

Application Process MBA

Application Process MBA

If you want to specialize in one of our partners’ business specializations, you can apply here and start with the core modules in Germany at the IGC. But, If you want to study the Logistics and Supply Chain specialization, you have to start at one of our partner universities. Every partner has its own accredited degree program (see list below) as a part of the IBSA Dual Degree Master’s Program. You have to apply for the accredited degree program of your chosen partner university, where you want to start with the core modules. In the application process, you can then choose Bremen as your second university and Logistics and Supply Chain Management as your specialization. If you have any trouble during the application process or other questions, please, don’t hesitate to contact our program coordinator Angela Dunkhorst.  

  • International Graduate Center (Germany) – International MBA
  • Universitat de Valencia (Spain) – International Business Management (iMBA)
  • RANEPA Institute of Business Studies Moscow (Russia) – International Master in Management
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (USA) – International MBA
  • University of Hertfordshire (UK) – Global Business
  • Novancia Business School Paris (France) – MSc. in International Business Development and Consulting

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IBSA Dual Degree Master's Program

Programm-koordinatorin

Angela Dunkhorst
Tel.: +49 421 5905-4456
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Message from the Course Director

Studying in Bremen combines the advantages of living in a modern and developing business centre in Germany with the atmosphere of an old, historically grown city. Enjoy learning in small groups in an international community of students from all over the world. Feel at home in our International Graduate Center with its complete and personal service and its always approachable staff. Live and study in walking distance of the city centre of Bremen - it's a worthwhile experience!

Prof. Dr. Frank Giesa, Course Director

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