This MSc focuses on business on a global scale. From the fundamentals of business strategy and commercial awareness through to understanding the international business environment, you'll enjoy a practical focus with simulations and case studies to enhance the learning experience. The MSc is taught in conjunction with double-accredited Kingston Business School and awarded by Kingston University.


Accreditations, rankings and important information

This course is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and EPAS. Kingston Business School is accredited by AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). 


Why choose this course?
  • Enhance your international business knowledge and skills
  • Join our worldwide alumni network and gain professional contacts
  • Benefit from flexibility with optional modules; enabling personalised learning
  • Enhance your learning with industry guest speakers
  • Enjoy a programme taught completely in English 
  • Earn an MSc from Kingston Business School, which is double accredited by Association of MBAs (AMBA) and European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). The programme itself is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and EPAS
  • Kingston University is consistently rated one of the most successful UK universities for producing graduates starting up their own companies


Who is the MSc International Business Management for?

This MSc is for aspiring business leaders who want a global experience. Recent graduates or individuals with a few years of business experience will flourish in this international environment.


How will you learn?

You will learn in an interactive and hands-on way with a real-world focus, benefitting from case studies, business tours, and various group projects. 

The modules offer a broad range of learning opportunities, and you can tailor your learning according to your interests. Each module has a common focus on international business whereby the quality and expectations of learning material will challenge you and develop your critical business skills further. The international environment and your student cohort will challenge your thinking, as our international students bring a wide range of perspectives and views, all of which are invaluable to enhancing the learning environment.

The course is made up of eight modules (two core and six electives) worth 180 credits.

Core modules

  • Fundamentals of Business Management
  • International Business Strategy with Simulation
  • International Business Strategy and Trade
  • Consultancy in Practice

Elective modules - indicative and may be subject to change

  • International Project Management and Practice
  • International Money and Finance
  • Buyer Behaviour
  • International Marketing
  • Managing Corporate Social Responsibility
  • & Sustainable Development

Career direction

With this MSc International Business Management, your career will be rocketed to new global heights. The prestige of the award institution coupled with a fantastic location in Germany offers students the opportunity to develop multiple employment skills and gain the confidence to enter numerous industries and sectors.


Why study in Hamburg?

Option to apply for a 18 month post-study residence permit**

Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city and a European hotspot for science, innovation and education. Studying at GISMA’s Hamburg campus, you will be able to experience the city’s rich cultural life and entertainment options, as Hamburg features dozens of theatres, music venues, cinemas and museums to discover. There are also a wealth of green areas around in case you feel like escaping bustling city life for the day.

Germany is the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe, recognised for its high-quality education of which you can experience this with GISMA.

** For more information please visit our section for International students

^According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.


Fees and funding

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

Tuition -  €16,500 / 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 0.5% 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. 

A specific payment plan for you can be agreed with GISMA and only the deposit is the fixed amount that is required. Should you be granted a scholarship, the tuition fee schedule will be adjusted accordingly.

Entry Requirements

  • Qualifications: Honours degree in any subject with good grade average, or equivalent qualifications. IELTS 6.5 or above.
  • Non-standard entry: non-standard applicants are welcome to apply at GISMA. For more information and details on the non-standard application process please contact an advisor today for more information.

Career statistics you need to know

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Germany has the 2nd best unemployment rate in the EU, at 3,1%*

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Germany is the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe.***



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

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  • Full-time
  • Hamburg
  • 1 Year
  • Feb, Oct 2021
  • € 16500 per course

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This programme also benefits from AMBA and EPAS accreditation

Top 50

Kingston University has been named as one of the top 50 institutions in England*

*Kingston University London


Kingston Business School; a globally recognised UK University with accreditations from AACSB and EFMD


95.1% students graduating from the University in 2015-16 were in work or further study 6 months on*

"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