The Magellan MBA

The Magellan MBA programme will transform you into an effective and inspiring leader, no matter the industry you wish to work in. This programme is delivered at GISMA by the award-winning Porto Business School.

NEXT INTAKE: September 2018  CAMPUS: Hannover, Germany  FEES: Flexible payment plans available. Apply now!

The Magellan MBA from Porto Business School is ideal for students who are looking for a truly international experience. Studying this course with GISMA will offer you a quality learning experience in the heart of Hannover.

Classes take place in a friendly setting that allows a great deal of interaction between faculty and students. Teamwork is a key aspect of this programme, both in the classroom and beyond.


*Terms and conditions apply. Read more here.

1 Programme, 2 locations

The Magellan MBA is aimed at fast-tracking professionals who, regardless of their past academic background, seek to develop a career in management with a strong international perspective.


The MBA is designed to enable you to become proficient in general management and well trained in specific functional management areas, such as marketing, operations, finance and accounting, and organisational development.


In addition, you are also given the opportunity to develop soft skills, with career training offered throughout the programme. This ensures that academic knowledge is combined with personal skills, such as communication, leadership and negotiation.


With the new 1 programme, 2 locations initiative, students from Hannover and Porto can now cooperate on assignments and participate online together at guest lectures and seminars.

Why the Magellan MBA in Hannover?
  • Germany is one of the most developed countries in Europe
  • Living expenses are fairly low in comparison to other German cities
  • Learn from a world-class faculty in an international environment
  • Work in diverse teams, gaining practical management knowledge and communication skills
  • Become part of our worldwide alumni network
  • Build your personal global network and broaden your company contacts
Programme structure


Foundation period
  • Introduction to General Management
  • Quantitative Methods for Management
  • Financial Accounting Communication Techniques


First Term
(October – December)

  • Economics for Managers
  • Marketing
  • Finance I
  • Business Ethics
  • Human Resources Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Team Management I (Outdoor)
  • Negotiation Skills

Second Term
(January – March)

  • Strategic Management
  • Change Management
  • Finance II
  • International Financial Statement Analysis
  • Management Accounting and Control
  • Logistics and Operations Management
  • Information Systems for Managers
  • Leadership
  • Personal Development I
  • Personal Development II
  • International week

Third Term
(April – July)

  • International Business
  • International Corporate Governance
  • Value Based Management
  • Marketing Simulation
  • Team Management II (Sailing with a CEO)
  • Electives (up to a maximum of 9 ECTS )

Integrative Term
(August – October)

  • Final Consulting Project (FMP)

*Programme content subject to change

Accreditations & rankings

Successful applicants will have the chance to study an MBA from Porto Business School, accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and EFMD programme accreditation system (EPAS).

Porto Business school was ranked 62nd  by the Financial Times European Business Schools 2016 ranking.


You will have the opportunity to customise your journey through a choice of a maximum of six elective courses from the following 4 areas or specialisations*:

• Operations and Technology
• Finance and Accounting
• Marketing
• Organisational Development


*Subject to sufficient students applying for the same elective. Elective courses are up to a maximum of 9 ECTS.


International Week

International Week 2017 took place at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Cornell is an Ivy League university which is partnered with the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. The topic for this year was 'Digital Disruption'.


During International Week, students attended inspiring lectures and events and were exposed to one of the most exciting and successful business ecosystems in the US.


International Week allowed students to have discussions with business leaders and entrepreneurs, visit world-class corporations, and gain new insights on management.


The project was an excellent opportunity for MBA and EMBA students to network and work together. 

Who is the Magellan MBA suitable for?

If you have the ambition to accelerate in management by learning to excel as the leader of a team, this programme is for you.


The Magellan experience is about transformation and exploration, and is designed for individuals looking to broaden their career prospects. The programme is suitable for those already in a management position or those interested in working in the business and management sector.


The MBA programme is open to individuals from a wide variety of professional, educational and cultural backgrounds. GISMA is an international business school with alumni from over 60 different nations.

Employability prospects

Equipped with a broad base of business knowledge, as well as a comprehensive understanding of how organisations function on a day-to-day basis, you will be a strong contender for all kinds of management roles after graduation.


Our Careers Centre support staff are well connected in the business world. They offer extensive support concerning self-assessment, job hunting, salary negotiations, and networking. You will learn how to articulate a new career vision, develop a career marketing plan and build your professional brand. GISMA careers coaches offer one-to-one sessions to help you develop a personal career strategy.


Upon completion of the MBA, students from outside the EU will be eligible for an 18-month residence permit to allow them to search for employment. 


GISMA graduates have gone on to work in marketing, business development, consulting, finance and general management, amongst other sectors.

Flexible payments

GISMA offers flexible payment plans that allow you to spread the costs of your programme fees across three instalments. 
A deposit of €2,000.00 is required to start.


For more information about our payment plans, click here


*Terms and conditions apply. Read more here.



  • Key facts
  • Fees & funding
  • Entry requirements

Key facts

Study Modes: Full-time

Duration: 14 months

10 months in class + 4 months project

Location: Hannover, Germany

Intake: September 2018

Fees: €25,000.

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