The Magellan MBA

The Magellan MBA will transform you into an effective and inspiring leader, no matter the industry you wish to work in. Participants study an integrated curriculum, covering a full range of functional business areas, including strategy, finance, and marketing.

The Magellan MBA from Porto Business School, one of Europe’s best Business Schools, ranked 62nd  by the Financial Times in 2015, is designed for students who are looking for a truly international experience. The Magellan MBA at GISMA will provide you with a high-quality programme in the heart of Hannover.

 You will take classes with different backgrounds and countries with an international faculty in a friendly setting that allows a great deal of interaction between faculty and students. Teamwork is a key aspect of the programme in the classroom and beyond.

Our world-class faculty are the cornerstone of our academic excellence. In addition to helping the students acquire the skills necessary to become tomorrow’s business leaders, they are dedicated to providing students with a positive educational experience, even beyond the classroom setting. You will learn not just from them, but also from the diverse experience and expertise of your classmates.



Why the Magellan MBA at GISMA?

The Magellan MBA is aimed at fast-tracking professionals that, regardless of their past academic background, seek to develop a career in management with a strong international perspective. The MBA is designed to enable students to become proficient in general management and well trained in specific functional management areas, such as Marketing, Operations, Finance & Accounting, Organisational Development and International Business. In addition, students are also given the opportunity to develop soft skills with careers training throughout the programme. This is to ensure that academic knowledge is combined with practical skills, such as personal communication, leadership and negotiation.


In addition:

  • Study in Germany, one of the most developed countries in Europe, and earn an internationally accredited MBA degree
  • Living expenses are quite lower in Hannover than in other places in Germany
  • Benefit from an international environment with graduates from many different backgrounds
  • Learn from a world-class faculty in an international environment
  • Work in diverse teams, gain practical management knowledge and communication skills
  • Become part of our worldwide alumni network
  • Build your personal global network and broaden your company contacts

The Magellan MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and EFMD programme accreditation system (EPAS)



You will have the opportunity to customise your studies through a choice of four specialisations*.

Choose from:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Organisational Development


*Subject to sufficient students applying for the respective specialisation.

International week

The International Week will give students the opportunity to attend lectures and events at a top foreign business school, to gain a new insight on business management. 

Who is the Magellan MBA suitable for?

The course is suitable for those already in a management position or those interested in working in the business and management sector. The MBA programme is open to individuals from a wide variety of professional, educational and cultural backgrounds.
GISMA has alumni from over 60 different nations.

See testimonials from students who applied for the Magellan MBA in Porto here.


Employability prospects

Equipped with a broad base of business knowledge, as well as a comprehensive understanding of how organisations function, you will be a top choice for all kinds of management roles.

Our Career Services professionals are well connected in the business world. They offer extensive support concerning self-assessment, job hunting, salary negotiations and networking. Students learn from career experts about how to articulate a new career vision, develop a career marketing plan or build their professional brand. GISMA career coaches offer one-to-one sessions to help you develop a personal career strategy.
For students outside the EU who require a VISA, upon completion of the MBA, will be able to apply for an 18-month postgraduate work visa. During this time, they will be able to look for work within Germany.

GISMA graduates have gone on to work in marketing, business development, consulting, finance or general management, amongst others.

  • Key facts
  • Fees & Funding
  • Entry requirements

Key facts

Study Modes: Full-Time

Duration: 14 months

10 months in class + 4 months project

Location: Hannover, Germany

Intake: October 2017

Fees: from € 25,000.

Enquire now