The Magellan MBA
The Magellan MBA will transform you into an effective and inspiring leader in your industry. This programme is delivered at GISMA by the award-winning Porto Business School.
NEXT INTAKE: September 2018 CAMPUS: Hannover, Germany FEES: Scholarships of up to 40% available!*
Get the skills to create a global career with this international MBA programme with GISMA. You’ll get a quality learning experience in the heart of Hannover, with friendly classes that focus on interaction between faculty and students. Teamwork is a key aspect of this programme - both in the classroom and beyond. The 1 programme, 2 locations aspect of The Magellan MBA allows you to consider perspectives from Germany and Portugal, offering a unique learning experience!
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Start your journey to something greater with the Magellan MBA!
This course is aimed at professionals who want a strong international career in management, regardless of academic background.
You’ll gain expertise in a range of vital management areas, including marketing, operations, finance, and organisational development.
With our new ‘1 programme, 2 locations' initiative, students from Hannover and Porto can now co-operate on assignments and participate together in guest lectures and seminars.
Porto and Hannover are both:
- Major European industrial hubs
- Vibrant economies eager for new talent
- Home to rising start-up scenes
- Close to several capital cities in the EU
- Study in one of the most developed countries in Europe
- Learn from world-class faculty in an international environment
- Work in diverse teams, gaining practical management and communication skills
- Join our worldwide alumni network and gain professional contacts
- Programme taught completely in English
Germany is the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe. It is recognised for its high-quality education and you can experience this with GISMA.^
^According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.
*Programme content subject to change
You’ll be studying an MBA programme with triple international accreditation from AMBA, EPAS/EFMD and FIBAA.
Porto Business School was ranked 59th in The Financial Times’ European Business Schools 2017 ranking.
You can customise your learning by choosing a maximum of six elective courses from the following areas or specialisations*:
- Global Supply Chain Management;
- Purchasing Management;
- Project Management
Finance and accounting
- Advanced Finance (offered with the EMBA) only in Porto
- Private Equity and Venture Capital (only offered in Porto)
- Financial Investments and Markets
- Digital Marketing
- Services Marketing
- Identifying Growth Opportunities
- Tech - Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation (can only be done in Porto)
- Design Thinking (only offered in Porto)
*Subject to sufficient student demand.
The International Week is included in the course fees, offering you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in networking opportunities and challenges with other students from around the world.
In 2017, the International Week 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 was 'Digital Disruption'.
Students attended inspiring events and were exposed to one of the most exciting and successful business ecosystems in the US. They also spoke to business leaders and entrepreneurs, visited world-class corporations, and gained new insights on management.
If you’re an ambitious professional who wants to excel as a manager and broaden your career prospects, this programme is for you. It’s suitable for those already in a management position or who are interested in working in the business and management sector.
The Magellan experience is about transformation and exploration, which is why this programme is open to individuals from a wide variety of professional, educational, and cultural backgrounds.
After graduation, you’ll be equipped with a broad base of business knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of how organisations function on a day-to-day basis – making you a strong contender for all kinds of management roles.
GISMA’s graduates have gone on to work in a range of sectors, including marketing, business development, consulting, finance and general management.
Our Careers Centre support staff are well connected in the business world, so they can put you in touch with potential employers as well as offering extensive support with self-assessment, job hunting, salary negotiations, and networking.
By working with our careers team, you’ll learn how to articulate a new career vision, develop a career marketing plan, and build your professional brand. GISMA’s career coaches also offer one-to-one sessions to help you develop a personal career strategy.
In addition, students from outside the EU will be eligible for an 18-month residence permit to allow them to search for employment in Germany after they graduate.
- Key facts
- Fees & funding
- Entry requirements
Study Modes: Full-time
Duration: 14 months
10 months in class + 4 months project
Location: Hannover, Germany
Intake: September 2018