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PBS to deliver the Magellan MBA at GISMA

GISMA has partnered with Porto Business School to offer The Magellan MBA programme in Germany


The Magellan MBA is aimed at fast-tracking professionals who seek to enhance career opportunities in management with a strong international perspective.


Dr Thorsten Thiel, Managing Director of GISMA, said: “GISMA is known for its internationally-recognised management education with the mission to attract and retain globally-minded talents from around the world to study and work in Germany. This partnership with Porto Business School is a perfect fit with GISMA's mission. The Magellan MBA will offer a unique opportunity for students to get the most out of a really international learning experience strongly linked to the business world in Germany, Europe and beyond.”


The Magellan MBA, which is both AMBA and EPAS accredited, will be delivered in partnership with Porto Business School, leading to a Porto Business School degree. Students will have the opportunity to customise their studies through a choice of four specialisations: Operations Management, Finance, Marketing, and Organisational Development.


The programme will be offered full-time over 14 months and will give students an ‘International Week’ opportunity to study at a higher education institution in USA or Asia.


Ramon O’Callaghan, Dean of Porto Business School, said: “We are delighted to enter this partnership with GISMA. We believe it will allow us to share our institutions’ expertise with the global market, and encourage students from around the world to develop their management skills with us.”


The programme presents students with strong career opportunities and offers them the possibility to take German language lessons, thus facilitating their access to the German and European job markets. Reflecting on this, Dr Thiel said: “The demand for skilled professionals in Germany is high, and MBA graduates can obtain a post-study work permit valid for 18 months. We want to offer students the opportunity to accelerate their professional development through the excellent career services available to them.”


To find out more about The Magellan MBA, visit: http://www.gisma.com/programmes/mba


About GISMA Business School



GISMA, the German International Graduate School for Management and Administration, was founded in 1999 with the purpose to support the business community of Lower Saxony in its internalization efforts by providing international management education to young professionals and executives from Germany and all over the world. Since then GISMA has graduated over 850 alumni who have accelerated their careers in Germany and abroad with a sound foundation in management theory, diverse practical experience and invaluable connections with fellow graduates and other GISMA alumni. GISMA classes are taught by expert faculty from around the world who bring both academic and practical experience to the classroom.


About Porto Business School



Porto Business School (PBS) is the business school of the University of Porto, in Portugal. For almost 30 years, PBS has been dedicated to improving management through MBA, postgraduate and executive education. Its MBA programmes are accredited by EFMD and AMBA. PBS has an enviable relationship with the corporate world as reflected in its governance model, i.e. an association of companies and the University of Porto. As a result, the school has a strong focus on executive education, and has consistently been ranked among the top schools in Portugal and in Europe by the Financial Times.


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