About us

Find out more about GISMA Business School, our history, accreditations and partners.

About GISMA Business School

Since its establishment in 1999, GISMA Business School has paved the way for talented and skilled individuals to develop tech-driven and innovative solutions to some of the biggest challenges in the business world. With our goals in mind, we are continuing to expand and grow, helping students from across the globe to pursue their dreams and succeed.


Our Mission

GISMA educates individuals to be responsible members of the global business community. GISMA stands for practice-oriented and inspiring management education that enables students to be engaged in life-long learning and synergizing relevant academic science and practice. GISMA cooperates with a network of globally operating organisations in business and higher education and supports the business community in its internationalisation and change processes by preparing students for the global and regional (German) business community.


AMBA Accreditation since 2011 with some triple-accredited partners.


Programmes with top global rankings – the MIB was ranked 20th in the world by the Economist in 2017.


Scholarships, flexible payment plans and early-bird discounts.


Perfect locations in Germany and the UK.


Free German classes and 100% in English


International student cohort with over 40 nationalities represented

We strongly value diversity in the backgrounds, ideas, strengths, interests and experiences of our students, faculty and staff.

Our Journey

Since 1999, GISMA Business School has expanded and grown significantly, we now have over 75,000 students around the globe.

The school was founded on the initiative of former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder. Until August 2013, the school operated and was financed as a public/private partnership, partially by the State of Lower Saxony. GISMA then became part of Global University Systems (GUS), a network of unique institutions all committed to providing flexible, affordable and innovative professional programmes. With over 40,000 students around the globe, GUS is a leading provider of higher education.

Additionally, through a range of partnerships with schools including the triple-accredited Grenoble Ecole de Management, The University of Law and Kingston University, GISMA has expanded its selection of programmes providing more students with the opportunity to pursue their career ambitions.

One of our proudest achievements has been the establishment of the MBA programme in collaboration with Grenoble Ecole de Management, one of the most prestigious business schools. Through this programme, students develop their skills enabling them to become leading business professionals who can grow successful organisations.

In 2018, GISMA announced the establishment of its first centre outside of Germany, in London. This was a significant step for GISMA in terms of achieving an international presence.

We strongly believe in the positive power of change as a motor for continuous improvement and innovation.

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Leaders for the Future

Our faculty and staff are passionate about creating the leaders of tomorrow. To ensure we continue to fulfil our mission, GISMA is creating an Innovation Lab at our Berlin campus. This will provide students the opportunity to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set whilst gaining practical experience of being in the working world.

Students are also encouraged to pursue internships and job opportunities in Germany. With campuses in Berlin, Hannover and Hamburg, our students have access to numerous employers from the world’s biggest tech firms as well as a range of start-up companies. Cooperation between GISMA and employers has enabled students to find exciting job opportunities and work on collaborative projects.

GISMA continues to expand its campuses, capabilities and vision. Discover our range of programmes here to start on your journey with GISMA Business School.