Double degree: BSC International Business Management

Earn double bachelor's degrees in Berlin from Gisma University of Applied Sciences and Kingston University and in just 3 years. Launch your global business career with this specialised programme.



3 Years

July, Oct 2024

€ from 10,150 per year

Embark on a path to global business success with the double bachelor’s degree offered by the prestigious Kingston University London and Gisma University of Applied Sciences.

Double Degree Innovator: BSc (Hons) International Business Management

In a world where global connections are key, education that bridges continents is invaluable. Introducing the BSc (Hons) International Business Management—a unique double degree programme tailor-made for the ambitious and globally-minded. This collaboration between Kingston University London and Gisma University of Applied Sciences offers a groundbreaking educational experience. Immerse yourself in the diverse world of international business, drawing on the strengths of both institutions, and prepare for a dynamic career that thrives globally.

What Distinguishes This Programme?

In collaboration with Kingston University London, this three- or four-year programme is a standout in the world of business education. Study in Berlin’s vibrant environment, benefiting from our extensive campus facilities and a wealth of resources. The programme combines top-tier academic knowledge, advanced technological tools, and unparalleled networking opportunities. Plus, your tuition fees include a semester ticket, keeping you connected throughout the lively German capital.

Diversify Your Expertise

Unique to our partnership, the BSc (Hons) International Business Management degree is exclusively available as a double degree, coupled with one of these exceptional full degree specialisations from Gisma:

BSc Business Management & Finance
BSc Business Management & Logistics
BSc Business Management & Marketing
BSc Business Management & Entrepreneurship
BSc Business Management & Human Resources
BSc Data Science, AI and Digital Business

Unsure which option is best for you? Speak to one of our Programme Advisors to find your perfect fit.

Why a Double Degree?

Global Advantage: Earning two bachelor’s degrees from high-quality institutions significantly enhances your career prospects, making you a highly adaptable and desirable candidate in the job market.

Practical Internship Opportunities: Gain invaluable real-world experience through internships, setting a strong foundation for your professional journey post-graduation.

Broader Recognition: Holding combined credentials from two prestigious universities in different countries elevates your profile to employers globally.

Alumni Network Multiplied: You’ll gain access to not just one, but two unique and diverse alumni networks, exponentially expanding your professional connections and opportunities.

Recognition & Accolades

Kingston University London has earned a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), highlighting their commitment to outstanding teaching quality. Similarly, Gisma University of Applied Sciences, a state-recognised institution in Germany, stands out for its strong focus on business management and data science, underpinned by rigorous FIBAA accreditation.

Gisma University of Applied Sciences stands out as the sole institution in Germany to offer double degrees in collaboration with another university. This exclusivity significantly enhances the prestige and distinctiveness of the opportunity, setting it apart as a uniquely advantageous educational choice.

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 Business School 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.

Study in Germany

With a thriving economy, and exceptionally high quality of life score, Germany remains the number 1 choice for International Students in Europe. As a country built on manufacturing, Germany is now expanding its horizons and becoming just as well knows for finance, tech, and innovation – bringing with it a talent pool and exceptional employers. A world-leading healthcare system and strong commitment from German residents are part of the many reasons why Germany was affected by and has recovered from the coronavirus pandemic quicker than many other countries. Borders are now starting to reopen, and life is returning to normal in Germany. International students are warmly welcomed in Germany, not only due to English being a widely spoken language and diverse population, but because of the popular 18-month post study visa available for non-EU students.

Berlin: Your Learning Playground

Strategically positioned at the nexus of Mitte and Kreuzberg districts, our Berlin campus is a blend of rich history and contemporary dynamism. Whether it’s the world-class museums, art hubs, the infamous nightlife, or the bustling business sector, Berlin promises a holistic cultural immersion.

More about Berlin

Top Tier Education

Double your reach

Unlock exclusive access to both Kingston University and Gisma’s alumni networks, giving you a distinct edge in your career

TEF Gold Ranking

Kingston University has a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), demonstrating exceptional teaching quality

Post-Study Work Visa

Through Gisma international students you can extend their stay in Germany after graduation: 18-month post-study visa lets you launch your European career

Industry Connections

Enhance your learning experience with Gisma’s esteemed membership with tech giant SAP with access to cutting-edge technologies, resources and opportunities

Programme structure

Spanning three or four years, this comprehensive undergraduate programme (180 to 240 ECTS) culminates in double bachelor’s degrees from both Kingston University London and Gisma. Designed to build a strong foundation in business management, it also delves into specialised knowledge areas. The curriculum, an amalgamation of the expertise from both universities, equips you to enter the professional world with confidence and competence.

Empowering Your Academic Journey: Modules and Beyond

Integral to Kingston’s BSc (Hons) International Business Management degree, as a double degree student, you’ll delve into:

Core Modules

Specialised Pathways

Depending on your chosen pathway from Gisma University of Applied Sciences, you’ll also tackle the following modules:

BSc Business Management & Finance:

  • Finance for Business (30 credits)
  • Advanced Topics in Finance (30 credits)

BSc Business Management & Logistics:

  • Global Logistics Management (30 credits)
  • Digital Operations and Supply Chain (30 credits)

BSc Business Management & Marketing:

  • The Marketing Professional (30 credits)
  • Digital Marketing Strategies (30 credits)

BSc Business Management & Entrepreneurship:

  • The Lean Start-up (30 credits)
  • Managing New Ventures (30 credits)

BSc Business Management & Human Resources:

  • HRM in Context (30 credits)
  • Managing Talent and Creativity (30 credits)

A Glimpse into Our Pedagogy

Housed in Berlin, our unique ‘carousel model’ promises dynamic learning experiences, punctuated by workshops, group collaborations, and ever-changing cohorts. Our innovative Hybrid-flexible (Hyflex) teaching system ensures that students enjoy a seamless classroom experience.

Your Future Career

Embark on an educational journey that sets the stage for your professional success. As an undergraduate student engaging with our vibrant student and alumni community from across the globe, you’ll gain early exposure to the international business landscape. Our undergraduate programs are designed to instil a deep understanding of business fundamentals, preparing you for a range of roles as evidenced by our alumni who have thrived in companies such as N26, Deloitte, and PayPal. Our graduates don’t just land jobs—they achieve notable salary increases and some even venture into successful entrepreneurial endeavours.

The Gisma Career Centre is committed to supporting your career development, from setting clear professional objectives to crafting effective job-hunting strategies. Take advantage of our events, company tours, and networking opportunities to expand your professional contacts.

As an undergraduate double degree student from Gisma and Kingston University London, you hold a competitive advantage with access to two expansive alumni networks. This opens doors to a wealth of knowledge, mentorship, and a broad spectrum of career opportunities across various industries.

For non-EU students, we offer an extra incentive: the opportunity to apply for an 18-month post-study visa in Germany, which not only allows you to enjoy the country’s rich culture but also serves as a stepping stone to a work visa. The impressive employment rate of our recent graduates before they even completed their studies speaks volumes about the quality of Gisma’s education and the opportunities that the post-study visa offers.

Holistic Support for International Students:

At Gisma, we celebrate a global student community. Recognising the unique challenges international students can face, we’re on hand to assist with visa arrangements, accommodation, and the myriad administrative tasks linked with living in Germany. With a rich mosaic of over 90 nationalities, and a diverse faculty and support team, Gisma offers a warm, welcoming academic environment.

For those unfamiliar with the German language, we’ve got your back. Benefit from complimentary A1.1 German language classes to facilitate your cultural and linguistic assimilation.  

Landing Jobs, Not Just Degrees

At Gisma University of Applied Sciences, we empower our students to launch successful careers. We go beyond education, providing the skills and experience they need to thrive in the professional world. Our graduates are job-ready and make a lasting impact, with many landing positions at top companies.

Gisma Alumni Survey

Gisma 2022 Alumni Survey


of our students found employment six months after graduation


of our Gisma students secure a job before graduation


of graduates hold managerial positions in leading organisations


of our graduates enjoy a salary ranging from €55k to €60k

Fees and Entry Reqs

Fees and funding


 € 13,750/Year​


 € 10,150/Year​

Visit our fees and funding page for a more detailed breakdown all our tuition fees, additional programme savings, and your funding options.

Please contact a programme advisor for more details on how to apply.

Financing Your Studies

BAföG Grants and Loans:

A significant number of international students in Germany might qualify for the BAföG (Federal Education and Training Assistance Act) funding scheme, subject to meeting specific criteria.

Foreign students, foreseeing an extended stay in Germany and demonstrating good social integration, might be deemed suitable for this funding. For a more thorough understanding and to determine your eligibility, please consult the provided link. The information can be translated into English for ease of understanding.

Entry Requirements:

Age Requirement:

Applicants must be aged 17 or above.

English Language Proficiency:

All international students must have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, with no single element scoring below 5.5.


The programme is open to all non-UK nationals.

Academic Qualifications:

Applicants should have achieved good high school grades or the equivalent, with specific requirements varying by country in alignment with Kingston University’s admissions policy.

Are you interested in this degree, but don’t quite meet the criteria?

If you’re keen on pursuing this degree but find yourself not fully aligning with the entry requirements, there’s no need to put your ambitions on hold. The Gisma Foundation Course offers an alternative route into the degree program, providing the foundational knowledge and skills needed to progress. Additionally, the BSc (Hons) International Business Management with Foundation Year presents a four-year pathway, incorporating a preparatory year that builds a solid academic base, making it a perfect fit for students who are just short of meeting the entry criteria.