Our Partners

Boasting a progressive approach to education and extensive employability services, GISMA Business School also benefits from partnerships with some of the best educational institutions from around the world.

Among GISMA's key educational partners are: Grenoble Ecole de Management, The Language Gallery, Future Finance, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Porto Business School, University of Law and British Chamber of Commerce in Germany.

Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM)

GISMA and GEM embarked on a cooperation in January 2016. The agreement between both reputable institutions allowed to run the Grenoble MBA, Grenoble MIB, Grenoble MSc Marketing Management, Grenoble MSc Innovation, Strategy & Entrepreneurship in Berlin. GISMA’s vast educational know-how in running higher education programmes in Germany, excellent student feedback and extensive student support services combined with GEM’s highly ranked, award-winning programmes, aims at offering a top-level educational experience. This cooperation comes together to offer a truly international postgraduate business experience with dynamic contemporary topics such as digital leadership and entrepreneurship. The programme is delivered entirely in English.


Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) is a well-known French business school with a central campus based in Grenoble, France, a scenic area found right at the foot of French Alps. The school boasts top rankings in the Financial Times: ranked 17th in FT European Business School ranking (Dec 2016), the Economist: 28th in Europe, in Which MBA/The Economist ranking (Oct 2015), Le Point: 6th place in the French Business Schools ranking. GEM is a triple-accredited business school, making it one of few schools worldwide to hold the triple (AMBA-EQUIS-AACSB) accreditation. 


In cooperation with GEM, GISMA runs the following programmes:

  • Grenoble MBA
  • Grenoble MIB
  • Grenoble MSc Marketing Management
  • Grenoble MSc Innovation, Strategy & Entrepreneurship 
The Language Gallery

In cooperation with The Language Gallery (TLG), the international language school, GISMA offers a number of language courses at its Hannover campus. Having the necessary language skills will enable you to pursue job opportunities in Germany or elsewhere in Europe.


The language programmes at TLG Hannover include:

  • University Placement Programme
  • General German
  • Business German
  • Test DaF preparation course
  • General English
  • Business English
  • Executive English
Future Finance

GISMA is partnered with Future Finance, a company that is changing the student finance landscape in Germany and the UK by offering undergraduate and postgraduate students a new way to fund their university education.


In co-operation with a partner bank, Future Finance offer loans ranging from €2,500 to €40,000 per academic year to cover tuition fees and cost of living expenses. The loans are structured in a student friendly way, with lower repayments while studying and the option of repayment holidays.


The company was founded by entrepreneurs who have built student lending and consumer finance companies around the world. The team is pioneering private student lending in Europe to bridge the gap between higher education costs and available financing.


Further details relating to eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available on the Future Finance website: https://futurefinance.com/de.

Smurfit Executive Development at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is Ireland’s leading business school and research centre. The school was established in 1908, and was one of the first European universities to offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA). It is now one of the top business schools in Europe, and holds the prestigious triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS. It has also been highly ranked in the top 100 lists of The Economist and the Financial Times, and is the only Irish business school to feature in these rankings.


In cooperation with Smurfit Executive Development, GISMA offers short courses such as ‘Winning Negotiation Strategies’.

Porto Business School

GISMA Business School and Porto Business School have reached an agreement to run the Magellan MBA in Hannover. In addition to Porto, PBS will offer its full-time MBA, also known as The Magellan MBA, in Hannover, Germany in partnership with GISMA Business School.


Porto Business School (PBS) is the business school of the University of Porto. For almost 30 years, PBS has been dedicated to improving management through MBA, postgraduate and executive education. In recent years, the school has been increasingly internationalising through its MBAs, executive education, faculty, students, clients, and partners. Its MBA programmes are accredited by EFMD and AMBA. PBS has an enviable relationship with the corporate world as reflected in its governance model, i.e. an association of companies and the University of Porto. As a result, the school has a strong focus on executive education, has consistently been ranked among the top schools in Portugal and in Europe by the Financial Times.

Karriere im Familienunternehmen

Karriere im Familienunternehmen“ bridges the gap between family-owned companies and high-skilled professionals.


Family-owned businesses can use “Karriere im Familienunternehmen“ to attract new employees and executives, presenting themselves as good employers. These businesses differ in many aspects from public companies and offer interesting and challenging opportunities for jobseekers. These opportunities are outlined on the group’s website.


This service presents companies in a clear, comparable way, giving prospective employees a quick overview of the unique selling points of each company. This can include family history, main products, international presence, strategic outlook, and so on. 


For more information, please visit the website: www.karriere-familienunternehmen.de


University of Law

GISMA is part of the same group as The University of Law, the UK's longest-established specialist provider of legal education.


They have trained more lawyers than any other educational institution in the UK, and are dedicated to developing the best legal minds. The university has a rich heritage, with its origins dating back to 1876, and a reputation for innovation in their teaching practices.


What sets The University of Law apart from other universities is the guiding principle that students should always learn in a realistic, professional, and contemporary context. All courses are designed with a distinctive learning approach that’s been proven to deliver lawyers that thrive  -proven through their employability rates. 


The university’s track record of excellence in learning and development has helped them establish worldwide connections with the legal services market. As a result, many leading global law firms work exclusively with The University of Law to develop their staff.


For more information on The University of Law, please click here.

British Chamber of Commerce in Germany

BCCG is a privately-funded non-profit making membership network organisation, which was founded in Cologne in 1919 and in Hamburg in 1921. It had been closed down in the early 1930s and was re-established in Cologne/Bonn in 1960. HM Ambassador to Germany is honorary patron of the chamber.

Members of the chamber comprise 900 professionals and companies, of which approx. 10 % enjoy the special status Sustaining Membership (please click). In addition to that, a number of members (up to the age of 40) have joined our Young BCCG programme. The network consists of around 4,000 personal addressees.

The BCCG is the largest British Chamber in Europe.Ten honorary regional committees support the BCCG and Young BCCG members in Germany and the UK.


Around 80 to100 events are held annually in all regions with varying contents and scope in the interest of members and guests. The BCCG is a neutral platform at these events for speakers and topics.These networking events are mainly focused on economic, financial, legal, tax or other themes to offer members and guests opportunities to discuss their own questions regarding current issues.

The BCCG management office is located in Berlin. It supports the regions and is serving as liaison to political bodies and officials. For further information, please click the BCCG website:


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