The Magellan MBA

The Magellan MBA programme will transform you into an effective and inspiring leader, no matter the industry you wish to work in. This course is delivered at GISMA by the award-winning Porto Business School.

NEXT INTAKE: October 2017  CAMPUS: Hannover, Germany  SCHOLARSHIPS: limited scholarships available. Apply now!*

The Magellan MBA from Porto Business School, one of Europe’s best Business Schools, ranked 62nd  by the Financial Times in 2016, 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.


*Terms and conditions apply. Read more here.

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. 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
Accreditations & Rankings

Successful applicants will study towards an MBA from the double-accredited institution, Porto Business School, accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and EFMD programme accreditation system (EPAS).

Porto Business school was ranked 62nd  by the Financial Times European Business Schools 2016 ranking.



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

Choose from the following areas or specialisations:

  • Operations
  • Finance & Accounting
  • 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?

If you have the ambition to accelerate your career in management by learning to excel in team management, leadership with a broader and strategic view of business, this is your programme.
The Magellan experience is about transformation, exploration and it is designed for those individuals who want to broaden and accelerate their career. The programme 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 is a highly international business school with alumni from over 60 different nations.



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 get an 18-month residence permit for job search. 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.

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