What sets the GISMA University of Applied Sciences 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.
Hear from one of our students
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
The GISMA Study Guarantee
The intuitive GISMA e-learning platform allows you to pursue the course from your home country and visit the GISMA campus at Potsdam virtually. This ensures the continuity of your academic life without any interruptions.
The course will be taught through streamed lectures in real-time along with complimentary teaching and e-learning package.
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.
Students starting online will have the option to complete the programme on-campus in Germany seamlessly.
Strategy, operations and business control
Value generation and protection
Scientific and Methods Competence
Your future career
This Global MBA programme allows you to step into any senior management role in any MNC or international start-up. It also prepares you to become an entrepreneur and start your own global 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.
Here are a few worthwhile career options open to our Global MBA graduates along with their salary prospects.
Fees and funding
Please contact a programme consultant for more details on how to apply.
Tuition fee: €18,000
Early bird discount of up to 20%*
*20% early bird offer for applications submitted at least 8 weeks before orientation date.
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).
For non-standard entry routes please seek clarification on requirements with our admissions team.
Frequently asked questions
Question 1: What is the duration of the Global MBA programme at GISMA?
You can complete the Global MBA programme in one academic year if you are choosing to study full-time. If you have other obligations, you can opt for a more flexible part-time learning format which lasts for two years.
Question 2: Do I need to learn German to pursue the Global MBA degree?
No! You can study the Global MBA degree in English which can be an advantage if you come from a non-German speaking country.
Question 3: Will I be able to work as an international student during my Global MBA?
As per German immigration laws, international students are permitted to work for only 20 hours per week. However, you should ideally work for fewer hours should you need to work because the course curriculum can be quite intensive.
Question 4: How much work experience do I require to enrol in the Global MBA programme?
GISMA requires you to have a minimum of three years of work experience and a relevant bachelor’s degree to be eligible for the global MBA programme.
Question 5: Do I need a GMAT score to qualify for the Global MBA programme?
No. However, you do need to demonstrate a certain level of English proficiency which should be equivalent to B2 level or an IELTS score of 6.5.
Join a group of talented, ambitious and experienced students.
*Data is from 2021 intake
This programme is AMBA accredited, which is an honour shared by only 6 business schools in Germany and 2% of business schools worldwide.
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