This AMBA-accredited programme helps you build hard skills in essential fields of management, such as strategic decision making, operations and business control, value generation and protection as well as HR management and organisation design.

Invest in your career and study this flexible MBA as a 1-year full-time on-campus programme, or 2-year part-time course which can be delivered at our brand new campus in Potsdam or entirely remote, as part of our Virtual Campus. Benefit from a highly international network of students from over 40 countries at GISMA Business School.

What sets the GISMA Global MBA apart is that you will be ready to meet the demands of an uncertain world.  A strong critical thinking approach will equip you with the most important leadership competencies and soft skills to advance your international career in fields such as strategy, finance, marketing, and operations.

This programme is awarded by GISMA Business School.

Our study guarantee: with our flexible start options you decide how and when to study

As an educational institution, we want to ensure that our students can start studying with us no matter the circumstance and we want to give you every chance to progress with your education and build a successful career. At GISMA we want to assure you that there will be an option for you to study and start your programme on time regardless of whether the Potsdam campus is open or closed. We also want to assure you that you will still be able to study in the case where the campus is open but, due to health concerns or travel restrictions, you are unable to attend the classes in person on time.

With this in mind, all of our students will have the option to start their studies online. Students will learn in a hybrid format, which is a live learning experience and allows for interaction with the tutor, as well as the ability to work in student groups. Students starting online will have the option to complete the programme on-campus in Germany seamlessly.

Accreditations and rankings

GISMA’s Global MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). The prestigious AMBA accreditation represents innovation and excellence in education and is an honour shared by only 6 business school in Germany and 2% of all business schools worldwide.

GISMA Business School is also state recognised. It has a long history of working with partner universities in Europe and has been trusted to deliver partner programmes accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and EPAS.

Who is the programme for?

This programme is perfect for professionals in any field to want to boost their international career and progress into a senior management role or venture into entrepreneurship. This MBA covers all aspects of general business and offers excellent networking opportunities, which will help you succeed in your chosen career.

What will you learn?

This MBA covers a broad range of topics from all areas of business management. This includes international strategic management and innovation, international marketing, human resource management, corporate finance, and entrepreneurship. Further, you will learn how to evaluate the economic environment in which businesses operate with an awareness of complexities, interdependencies, opportunities, risks and consequences while being able to balance diverse stakeholder perspectives. The innovative and hands-on approach focuses on innovative, ethically balanced, and socially responsible decision-making in a business context.

How will you study?

GISMA Business School supports flexible and individual learning by applying a systematic hybrid learning scheme.

Studying at our Potsdam Campus

You will spend your lectures in class at our brand-new campus. These face-to-face phases are complemented by guided and interactive e-learning sessions. You will work on cases, reflect on readings, take part in online discussions, and participate in group exercises and projects. This variety of learning methods is part of our unique teaching strategy, which includes student-centred pedagogy, project-based learning, collaborative learning, and personalised coaching.

Studying at our Virtual Campus

You’ll learn the MBA programme 100% remotely via GISMA Business School’s innovative e-learning platform. The course will be taught via interactive classes streamed in real time from our campus in Potsdam, Germany. Streamed lectures will be recorded, and are available together with our complementary teaching and e-learning package.

A course delivered online will allow you to study around your commitments, with live lectures you can easily access regardless of which time zone you’re in.

You will work on cases, reflect on readings, take part in discussions, and participate in group exercises and projects. Just like our on-campus programme, this variety of learning methods is part of our unique teaching strategy, which includes student-centred pedagogy, project-based learning, collaborative learning and personalised coaching.


Hear from one of our students

Gisma - Business School

I am thoroughly enjoying studying and being part of the Global MBA programme at GISMA. It has given me an international perspective on the business world and the knowledge and in-depth understanding across all sectors in an organisation.

The programme has provided me with such valuable tools to develop my leadership and entrepreneurial skills. I am part of an international community, and I am able to connect and build relationships with students from different cultures and parts of the world. The professors and academics are amazing; they’ve truly created a Global MBA family.

Natasha Scheiblecker, Global MBA

Programme Structure


Strategy, operations and business control

  • International Strategic Management & Innovation
  • Operational and Project Management in a Digital World
  • Economics & Society
  • International Accounting

Value generation and protection

  • International Marketing
  • Finance & Risk Management
  • HR Management and Leadership
  • HR Management and Organization Design
  • Management of People in Cross-Cultural Environments

Digital competencies

  • Electives in Cloud Computing, Big Data, Cyber Security from Amazon, Alibaba & Co.

Scientific and Methods Competence

  • Research Methods and Scientific Work
  • Master Thesis


Your future career

This MBA will help you take your career to the next level in any field. With a vast amount of knowledge in all aspects of general business and a resourceful network of GISMA alumni worldwide, you’ll be ready to step into a senior management role in any organisation. Alternatively, you may get inspired by the start-up culture in the Brandenburg and Berlin area and decide to start your own business.

Our dedicated Career Centre will help students fulfil their career goals through a variety of specialised services and establishes long-lasting relationships with alumni and employers.

Fees and funding

Please contact a programme consultant for more details on how to apply.

Tuition fee: €18,000

Apply now and you may be eligible for an early bird discount of up to 20%.


2-year online programme

Online fee - € 5,500 / year


Flexible payment plan

GISMA offers flexible payment plans that allow you to spread the costs of your programme fees in up to six instalments. A refundable* deposit of €2,000 is required to secure your place, and the remainder of the tuition fee is to be paid after the start of the programme in accordance with your payment schedule.

You will be eligible for a discount of 5% off the total fee if the payment of the entire tuition fee is completed before the first instalment due date.

Payments are accepted by bank transfer, or via one of our payment partners – Transfermate and Stripe. If you have any queries regarding payment options, please speak to a programme consultant.

*Terms and conditions apply.


Financing your studies


In many cases, non-German citizens studying in Germany are entitled to apply for the BAföG (Federal Education and Training Assistance Act) grants-and-loans system, if certain conditions are met. 

If foreigners have the prospect of staying in Germany and if they are socially integrated, they are considered eligible for funding. For more information and to check your eligibility please use the link below (which can be translated into English). 

BAföG for non-German citizens


Entry requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline or equivalent work experience
  • 3 years of work experience
  • English proficiency: B2 (IELTS 6.5) or equivalent
  • Personal Interview
  • Job reference

For non-standard entry routes please seek clarification on requirements with our admissions team.

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  • Potsdam | Online
  • 12 or 24 months
  • Jan, Apr, Jun, Sept 2022
  • € 18000 per course

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This programme is AMBA accredited, which is an honour shared by only 6 business schools in Germany and 2% of business schools worldwide.

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Germany has the 2nd best unemployment rate in Europe at 3.4%*




Chance to earn €105,000**, the average MBA graduate salary in Germany




Join a network of students from over 40 nationalities across the globe

"I chose GISMA because it is a very international business school, with alumni, worldwide"

Peiyi Zhang - China, Msc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

"Grenoble Ecole de Management is one of the most highly qualified institutes and they have so many accreditations as well"

Ankit Gupta - India, Msc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

"Tutors come from all around the world and their expertise makes subjects very easy to follow"

Akhil Jacob - India, MIB

"Everyone is international, so you learn a little bit about them, and their countries and traditions"

Kimberly Garza - Mexico, Msc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship