Our Partners

Boasting a progressive approach to education and extensive employability services, GISMA Business School also benefits from partnerships with some of the best educational institutions from around the world.

Among GISMA's key educational partners are: Grenoble Ecole de Management, The Language Gallery, Future Finance, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Porto Business School, The University of Law, Arden University and British Chamber of Commerce in Germany.

SDA Bocconi School of Management

SDA Bocconi is the leading school of management in Italy and has established itself as a European leader in education.


It is also the only Italian school which is present in all of the most important international rankings, such as Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Economist, and Forbes.


SDA Bocconi is one of the few business schools in the world to hold the triple crown accreditation, which means it has been recognised by three of the world’s most prestigious school accreditation associations: AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA.


The school is part of Università Bocconi, the first Italian university to grant a degree in economics, and since 1971 it has been engaged in the organisation and promotion of executive education with an international approach.  


Its mission is to develop individuals and organisations by creating and disseminating innovative managerial knowledge: 

"Empowering lives through knowledge and imagination".


Arden University

Arden University is the first specialist online learning university to launch in the UK in the last 50 years. Delivering both blended - a combination of face-to-face seminars with online work - and fully online degrees, masters and MBAs. Arden’s aim is to make education more accessible, engaging and beneficial to people everywhere, by breaking down barriers to education and providing unique, flexible qualifications using pioneering teaching and technology approaches.


Arden University offers a wide range of Higher Education courses endorsed by professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Management Institute, British Psychological Society and the Association of Project Managers, as well as a Qualifying Law Degree.


Arden University courses are designed with a strong focus on employability so that your learning will directly help you in the future, whether you are just starting out, want to progress in a current position or are looking for a career change. 90% of Arden University students work and earn alongside their studies.


Arden University believes costs shouldn’t be a barrier to personal development which is why our degrees cost much less than the average qualification. If you are looking for a smart, value for money option then look no further - you can stay in control of your finance and focus on your learning.

Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM)

GISMA and GEM partnered in January 2016. The agreement enabled GISMA to offer the Grenoble MBA, Grenoble MIB, Grenoble MSc Marketing Management and the Grenoble MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship in Berlin. GISMA’s vast educational know-how in running higher education programmes in Germany, excellent student feedback and extensive student support services, combined with GEM’s highly ranked, award-winning programmes, aims at offering a top-level educational experience. This cooperation comes together to offer a truly international postgraduate business experience with dynamic contemporary topics such as digital leadership and entrepreneurship. The programme is delivered entirely in English.


Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) is a well-known French business school with a central campus based in Grenoble, France, a scenic area located at the foot of French Alps. The school boasts several top rankings: 17th in FT European Business School ranking (Dec 2016); 28th in Europe, in Which MBA/The Economist ranking (Oct 2015); 6th place in the French Business Schools ranking. GEM is a triple-accredited business school, making it one of few schools worldwide to hold the triple (AMBA-EQUIS-AACSB) accreditation.

The University of Law

The University of Law and GISMA are both part of the Global University Systems (GUS) group, a network of institutions, affiliates and partners offering globally respected courses and qualifications to students across the world.

The University of Law have trained more lawyers than any other educational institution in the UK. It is the longest-established specialist provider of legal education and has been dedicated to developing the best legal minds since 1876, when its origins began. The University of Law combines its rich heritage with a reputation for innovation and contemporary teaching practices.

What sets The University of Law apart from other universities is its guiding principle that students should always learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context. Its undergraduate and postgraduate courses are designed by some of the country’s top law academics, and these courses are delivered by a team of qualified and experienced solicitors, barristers and judges. ULaw focuses exclusively on practice-based training and gives students access to its market-leading employability service as soon as they accept their places.

Together with The University of Law, GISMA offers the following programmes at its Berlin campus:

  • MSc International Marketing
  • MSc Corporate Financial Management
  • MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management
  • MSc Strategic Business Management

The Language Gallery

In cooperation with The Language Gallery (TLG), GISMA offers a number of language courses at its Hannover campus. Having the necessary language skills will enable you to pursue job opportunities in Germany or elsewhere in Europe.


The language programmes at TLG Hannover include:

  • University Pathway Programme
  • General German
  • Test DaF preparation course

Smurfit Executive Development at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is Ireland’s leading business school and research centre. The school was established in 1908, and was one of the first European universities to offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA). It is now one of the top business schools in Europe, and holds the prestigious triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS. It has also been highly ranked in the top 100 lists of The Economist and the Financial Times, and is the only Irish business school to feature in these rankings.


In cooperation with Smurfit Executive Development, GISMA offers short courses such as ‘Winning Negotiation Strategies’.

Porto Business School (PBS)

Porto Business School is the University of Porto’s business school. For almost 30 years, PBS has been dedicated to improving management through teaching the MBA, and other postgraduate and executive education programmes. In recent years, the school has become increasingly internationalised through its MBAs, executive education, faculty, students, clients and partners. Its MBA programmes are accredited by EFMD and AMBA.


PBS has a strong relationship with the corporate world, as reflected in its governance model. 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.


Together, GISMA and Porto Business School run the full-time Magellan MBA in Hannover.

Karriere im Familienunternehmen

Karriere im Familienunternehmen bridges the gap between family-owned companies and highly-skilled professionals.

Family-owned businesses can use Karriere im Familienunternehmen to attract new employees and executives, presenting themselves as notable employers. These businesses differ from public companies in many aspects and offer interesting and challenging opportunities for jobseekers. These opportunities are outlined on the group’s website.

This service presents companies in a clear, comparable way, giving prospective employees a quick overview of the unique selling points of each company. This can include family history, main products, international presence, strategic outlook, and so on.


For more information, please visit the website

British Chamber of Commerce in Germany

BCCG is a privately funded, non-profit membership network organisation, which was founded in Cologne in 1919 and in Hamburg in 1921. It had been closed down in the early 1930s and was re-established in Cologne/Bonn in 1960. HM Ambassador to Germany is honorary patron of the chamber.

Members of the chamber comprise 900 professionals and companies, of which around 10% enjoy the special status Sustaining Membership (please click). In addition to that, a number of members (up to the age of 40) have joined the Young BCCG programme. The network consists of around 4,000 personal addressees.

The BCCG is the largest British Chamber in Europe.Ten honorary regional committees support the BCCG and Young BCCG members in Germany and the UK.


Around 80 to 100 events are held annually in all regions with varying contents and scope in the interest of members and guests. The BCCG is a neutral platform at these events for speakers and topics. These networking events are mainly focused on economic, financial, legal, tax or other themes to offer members and guests opportunities to discuss their own questions regarding current issues.

The BCCG management office is located in Berlin. It supports the regions and is serving as liaison to political bodies and officials. For further information, please click the BCCG website:



LEUE & NILL is one of the largest insurance brokers in Germany with more than 400 employees headquartered in Dortmund. The portfolio includes all services of the insurance industry for industrial and commercial companies as well as the private clientele.


The medium-sized family business is owner-managed, independent and personal. The brothers Axel and Dietrich Nill as well as their sons Joachim and Stefan are Managing Partners and continue the family tradition in the fifth generation. Klaus-Michael Ossenkopp joined the management in 2007 being the first manager who is not a member of the owner’s family.


In the course of its more than 150 years of company history the family business has gained a lot of trust and expertise from which their clients benefit. LEUE & NILL provides personal support with consistent contacts adapted to the individual needs of the clients. Thus clients benefit from industry knowledge as well as profound technical insurance expertise provided by in-house and independent experts.


LEUE & NILL pursues a qualified risk analysis approach to assess tailor-made insurance concepts and cooperates with more than 200 insurance carriers and partner companies.


In addition to its own branch offices, LEUE & NILL provides service to their clients around the globe as partner of Assurex Global®, the largest network of independent insurance brokers worldwide, and offers consistent service standards in more than 600 locations.

Deutsche Bildung AG

Deutsche Bildung.
The alternative to a student loan.

As a social business, Deutsche Bildung has supported German students since 2007. Monthly as well as single and returning payments guarantee a completely flexible financing of almost all programmes and subjects in Germany and abroad. Additionally, the extra-curricular-program WissenPlus focuses on the improvement of important social and professional competencies.


The repayment is income-linked: students pay back a fixed percentage of their future income over a certain period of time once they have entered their first job successfully.


The online-application is possible throughout the whole year at www.deutsche-bildung.de

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