Dive into the fascinating world of international business and enjoy a unique experience amongst students from over 40 countries at GISMA Business School in the Berlin area.
From leadership competencies in cross cultural environments and international strategic management to marketing and CEO decision making, this programme covers all areas of business that you need to master for a senior management position in an international organisation.
If you study the 2-year programme you’ll also have the opportunity to do an internship or business project or spend a semester abroad – choose from a selection of highly international cities such as London, Shanghai, and Singapore. In addition, the 2-year programme, which can be delivered at our brand new campus in Potsdam or entirely remote, as part of our Virtual Campus includes big data, cyber security, or cloud computing know-how, directly provided by renowned digital companies such as Amazon or Alibaba.
This programme is awarded by GISMA Business School.
Our study guarantee: flexible start options for Potsdam Campus students
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.
Accreditation's and rankings
GISMA Business School is state recognised. It also benefits from AMBA accreditation, which was awarded for the Global MBA and is an honour shared by only 6 business schools in Germany and 2% of all business schools worldwide. The prestigious AMBA accreditation represents innovation and excellence in education.
GISMA Business School also 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 postgraduate degree is perfect for graduates in business management or a similar undergraduate business programme as well as graduates of closely related disciplines such as economics, psychology, law or other social sciences who wish to expand their general business knowledge to become qualified for a leadership role in an international company. This programme is also suitable for anyone who seeks to complement their undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science or computer engineering or closely related sciences with business skills, and anyone who has work experience in business administration and wishes to advance their career with a Master’s degree.
What will you learn?
This programme covers a broad range of topics from all areas of international business management. This includes international strategic management, project management, global supply chain management, international marketing, leadership, and finance. You’ll also have the chance to study an elective in cloud computing, big data, and cyber security in cooperation with a leading company such as Amazon or Alibaba. As this programme aims to prepare students for senior management roles in international business, people management and ethics is a substantial part of the curriculum.
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 part of your lectures in class at our Potsdam 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 MSc 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
You can start working on your master thesis after you have earned two thirds of the total programme credits. The thesis takes three months in the 1-year programme and six months in the 2-year programme.
Leadership, action and intercultural competencies
Study abroad or Internship or Business Project
Innovation and Sustainability
Scientific and Methods Competence
Your future career
The MSc International Business Management covers a broad range of international topics so that you’ll be perfectly equipped for your desired career path. This degree will help you advance your career in various fields such as finance, marketing, HR, and general 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 - € 13,000 / Year
International fee - €15,500 / Year
Early bird discount of up to 20% available*
Tuition fee - € 11,000 / Year
International fee - €12,500 / Year
Early bird discount of up to 20% available*
*Early bird offer for applications submitted at least 8 weeks before orientation date.
2-year online programme
Online fee - € 4,750 / year
Discount of up to 20% available.
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 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.
For non-standard entry routes please seek clarification on requirements with our admissions team.
GISMA Business School is state recognised
Germany has the 2nd best unemployment rate in Europe at 3.4%*
Chance to earn to €45,000**, the average graduate salary in Germany
Join a network of students from over 40 nationalities across the globe