Master in International Business

The Master in International Business is awarded by Grenoble Ecole de Management and delivered at GISMA on its campus in Berlin. The programme develops management skills and gives a competitive advantage in the international labour market.

The Master in International Business is aimed at pre-experience level students aspiring to build an international career in business, marketing, finance and management related areas. The programme develops management skills and gives a competitive advantage in the international labour market. Due to a number of international accreditations and top level tuition, graduating with a Master in International Business allows you to stand out from the crowd. 

Germany is the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe. It is recognised for its high-quality education and you can experience this with GISMA. According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.

Accreditations and rankings

The Master in International Business is offered at GISMA Business School in Berlin. The programme is delivered and awarded by the triple-accredited* Grenoble Ecole de Management, an honour shared by less than 1% of the world’s elite business schools. 
Grenoble Ecole de Management’s triple accreditation includes:

  • AMBA (Association of MBAs) – UK accreditation body
  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) – EU accreditation body
  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) – USA accreditation body

The Master in International Business was ranked 33rd in the Global Masters by the Financial Times in 2017. Also, this programme was ranked 20th worldwide by The Economist Which MBA 2017 Masters in Management ranking.

Who is the Master in International Business for?

The Master in International Business is ideal for anyone aiming to succeed in the world of business, especially those looking to learn a foreign language in order to broaden their prospects, as the programme offers the opportunity to do so.

The Master in International Business is completed over two years, with the second year entirely devoted to the completion of the final management project (FMP). The FMP can be completed in parallel with an internship or full-time employment.

What will you learn

The Master in International Business is a full-time programme with a syllabus which covers all core aspects of management, taught with an international perspective. Year one will offer insight into all essential areas of international business, while the second year will solely consist of the International Management Project.

Over the duration of the course, students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to secure employment in their chosen sector, broadening their chance of success in an international corporation.


Introduction session      

  • Academic Writing and Presentation Skills
  • Case-Based Group Learning
  • Introduction to IT and Online Library and Learning Platforms
  • Excel Skills Training & Examinations

International Business

  • International Negotiation
  • The Legal Environment of International Business
  • Global Business Operations – The Serious Game
  • Global Trade Relations

Strategy and Operations

  • Strategic Management
  • Project Management
  • International Operations and Supply Chain Management


  • Global Marketing Management
  • Business Analysis and Consulting
  • Strategic Marketing and Planning

International Management

  • Intercultural Management
  • Managing People and Organisations

Managing Technology and Innovation

  • Managing Technology and Innovations
  • Information Systems for Digital Business

Finance and Economics

  • Managerial Economics
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Financial Risk Management
  • Microeconomics of Competitiveness


  • International Accounting and Financial
  • Statement Analysis
  • Budgeting and Controlling

Business Research and Analysis

  • Research Methodology for Managers
  • Quantitative Methods for Business Research

Foreign Languages (Mandatory)

  • Students will study French language (beginners to advanced level), an integral part of the Master in International Business programme.


Final Management Project

The second year of the programme is dedicated to the Final Management Project conducted under the supervision of a tutor. This is an applied or theoretical research project that can be completed at a distance and in parallel with full-time employment or an approved internship. Students are encouraged to choose a subject related to their preferred career.

*Programme content subject to change

Join a family of globally successful alumni from Grenoble

Rafael Alvarez-Castillo

Rafael graduated from Grenoble Ecole de Management in 2015 and was recruited by NIKE not long after, thanks to his international profile on LinkedIn and impressive experience in buying. By 2017, Rafael had been promoted to a Business Planning Manager, working in Latin America. Pursuing Master in International Business (MIB) provided him with strategic marketing skills and also helped him gain a global perspective on the geopolitical challenges he has faced.

Career direction

The Master in International Business programme provides the valuable opportunity to network with potential employers and extensive career support is offered by both GISMA and Grenoble Ecole de Management. Students can benefit from regular job vacancy notifications, internship opportunities and interview preparation sessions.


Graduates of this course now work at:

  • Accenture
  • Lucent
  • HSBC
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Britannic Assurance
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Eurosport
  • Microsoft
  • McKinsey
  • Cap Gemini Ernst & Young
  • Shanghai Bank
  • Coca Cola
  • Unilever
  • First Direct
  • Glaxo Wellcome
  • AC Nielsen
  • Pfizer

88% Grenoble Ecole de Management students on this course are in employment within 2 months of graduating, with 81% working on jobs with international projects. Annual salary with bonus after graduation: <30k€ 30% | 30k€-38k€ 24% | >38k€ 46%


International Business graduates go on to work in a variety of sectors globally including human relations, marketing, banking, public relations, general management, and consulting. 

  • Germany has the 4th best graduate starting salary at £40,650* in Europe, with a growing economy 
  • Germany has the 2nd best unemployment rate in the EU, at 3.4%**

*Business Insider 


Fees and funding

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

Tuition fee - €22,000

Flexible payment plan

GISMA offers flexible payment plans that allow you to spread the costs of your programme fees across three instalments. A deposit of €2,000 is required to start:

  • 1st instalment - €7,500
  • 2nd instalment - €7,500
  • 3rd instalment - €5,000

*Terms and conditions apply. 

Please note that all payment plans are suggested only. A specific payment plan for you can be agreed with GISMA and only the deposit is the fixed amount that is required. Students can spread out the payments as they like, as long as this is in line with the payment date deadlines.

Entry requirements 

  • Strong undergraduate degree from a recognised university
  • Work experience is not a requirement
  • English proficiency:
    - TOEFL – IBT: 94 (minimum of 22 in each band), computer-based: 240, paper-based: 587
    - IELTS – 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all areas)
    - Cambridge Proficiency Exam (CPE): A, B, C
    - Pearson Test of English (PTE) – minimum of 63
  • GMAT is not required for this programme 


  • Complete online application
  • University transcripts front/back with grading scale
  • Internationally recognised passport picture 
  • Passport scanned 
  • Copy of the latest degree or diploma or certificate of enrolment with an approximate graduation date
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Three short essays relating to your academic/professional experience, your reasons for choosing this programme, and your intercultural awareness
  • Two references (professional or academic). Family members or friends are not acceptable as referees

Career statistics you need to know



88% students on this course are in full time employment within 2 months of graduating**



81% students working on jobs with international projects**



4th Best Graduate starting salary at £40,650*
in Europe, with a growing economy

*Business Insider 

**Based on statistics from Grenoble Ecole de Management training programmes across 12 international locations.

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  • Full-time
  • Berlin
  • One year full-time on campus + Final Management Project
  • 01/09/2020
  • per course

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This programme was ranked 33rd in the Global Masters by the Financial Times in 2017


This programme was ranked 20th worldwide by The Economist Which MBA 2017


Students working on jobs with international projects*

*Based on statistics from Grenoble Ecole de Management training programmes across 12 international locations.


Students on this course are in full time employment within 2 months of graduating*

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