MSc International Business Management

This management course is a perfect opportunity to target your career ambitions. It is awarded by Kingston University and delivered at our modern GISMA campus

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
  • Participate in free German classes - see terms and conditions
  • 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 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 Environment and Trade
  • Consultancy in Practice

Elective modules - indicative and may be subject to change

  • Strategic Project Management 
  • Global Marketing Management 
  • Entrepreneurship in an International Context 
  • Managing Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development
  • Buyer Behaviour
  • Innovation Management 
  • International Money and Finance
  • Design Thinking for Start Ups
  • Financial Resource Management

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 Hannover?

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

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

^ Based on an annual survey by ICEF.


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 across three instalments*.

Current total fees: €16,500
Deposit required: €2,000

  • 1st instalment of €5,500 payable within 14 days of the course start date
  • 2nd instalment €4,500 payable within 3 months of the 1st instalment
  • 3rd instalment of €4,500 payable within 6 months of the 1st instalment

Fees with 20% scholarship: €13,200
Deposit required: €2,000
Instalments with 20% scholarship:

  • 1st instalment of €4,000 payable within 14 days of the course start date
  • 2nd instalment €4,000 payable within 3 months of the 1st instalment
  • 3rd instalment of €3,200 payable within 6 months of the 1st instalment

*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

  • 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



Germany has the 2nd best unemployment rate in the EU, at 3,4%*



Berlin was voted 7th best city in the world for students by Top Universities



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

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Key facts

  • Full-time
  • Hamburg
  • 1 Year
  • Oct 19 / Feb 20
  • 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*

Save up to €3,000 on programme fees.

Hurry, limited spaces for Oct 2019 intake.
Flexible payment plans available. Apply now!