The MSc International Business Management from Gisma University of Applied Sciences allows you to dive into the fascinating world of international business and corporate global leadership.
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.
Accreditations and rankings
The degree programme has been awarded the quality seal of the Accreditation Council Foundation. It was first assessed by FIBAA in a multi-stage accreditation procedure and then successfully accredited by the Accreditation Council Foundation. The Accreditation Council Foundation is a joint institution of the federal states of Germany for quality assurance in study and teaching at German universities. The quality seal of the Accreditation Council Foundation certifies, among other things, compliance with academic standards and formal requirements.
Gisma University of Applied Sciences 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 school in Germany and 2% of all business schools worldwide. The prestigious AMBA accreditation represents innovation and excellence in education.
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. Akin to our on-campus programmes, our online programmes also feature a variety of learning methods. These include 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.
Learn from the very best in the field
You can be confident that you will be learning from some of the most accomplished and industry-respected professionals. Our professors at Gisma University of Applied Sciences are experts in their respective fields, with a wealth of experience and knowledge. They have come from and worked with some of the world's largest and most prestigious companies, including Amazon, United Nations, Harvard, 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, KPMG, Boston Consulting Group, IBM, and Allianz.
Hear directly from our students and staff about why Gisma University of Applied Sciences should be your top choice. In this video, our President, Prof. Dr. Stefan Stein, along with our diverse student body and dedicated staff, share their unique experiences at Gisma, located in the heart of Potsdam, Germany.
Immerse yourself in the serene yet vibrant life of Potsdam as a student at the Gisma University of Applied Sciences. Set in the historic and beautiful city of Potsdam, with its rich tapestry of cultural and historical sites, Gisma acts as your gateway to the dynamic German economy.
Gisma is a proud member of the prestigious SAP University Alliances program, offering unparalleled opportunities for our students and staff. This exclusive partnership provides access to SAP's academic materials, internships, and graduate programs. Our students benefit from open access to SAP training, certifications, and exciting workshops on cutting-edge topics. With the support of SAP experts, we equip our students for success in the digital economy. Join us to thrive in the world of endless possibilities.
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.
Here are a few worthy career roles in the international business domain that might interest you.
In addition, Gisma has a dedicated Career Centre which 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.
New pricing - from 31st March 2023:
|Price per year|
|Duration||Standard Price||15% Incentive||25% Incentive:
Half of the fee is paid prior to orientation
€3,000 Deposit paid; rest of the full fee paid within 3 months from orientation
Entire fee is paid prior to orientation
|EU/Germany||1yr||€ 13,000||€ 11,050||€ 9,750||€ 9,100||€ 8,710|
|2yr||€ 8,500||€ 7,225||€ 6,375||€ 5,950||€ 5,695|
|International||1yr||€ 15,500||€ 13,175||€ 11,625||€ 10,850||€ 10,385|
|2yr||€ 11,575||€ 9,839||€ 8,681||€ 8,103||€ 7,755|
Regional incentives are available for students from certain countries. Please check the fee section on this page.
*Please Note: The 30% incentive will be activated when the remainder of the tuition fee has been paid, 3 months from orientation. The standard payment schedule of the 15% incentive will apply and must be followed until the 30% incentive option is activated.
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 €3,000 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.
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 students who have educational degrees from India
Students who have acquired their education degrees from India will need to follow the Academic Evaluation Center (APS) process required by The German Foreign Affairs Ministry. For more information, please refer to our APS Step-by-Step Guide webpage.
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).
Frequently asked questions
Question 1: Where can I work if I study international business?
An international business degree from a reputed business school like Gisma can open up a plethora of career opportunities across different domains. A few popular career domains for international business students include business development, international marketing, international operations and human resource management.
Question 2: Where can I study international business in Germany?
Gisma University of Applied Sciences offers a great master’s programme in international business that can cross off all your checkpoints for a comprehensive programme.
Question 3: What kind of career prospects can I expect as a business student in Germany?
You can expect diverse career profiles as an international business graduate. Few popular career options include management analyst, research analyst, and international supply chain manager.
Question 4: Why should I choose an international business programme over an MBA?
While an MBA can have a generic business management curriculum, an international business programme would be specifically designed to give you a global business perspective. This can be helpful if you seek an international business management career.
Gisma University of Applied Sciences 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 60 nationalities across the globe