Full-time duration

1 or 2 years

Starting Date

Jul 2024, Oct 2024, Jan 2025, Apr 2025

Tuition Fee

1 year
EU: € 13,000
International: € 15,500

2 years
EU: € 8,500
International: € 11,575


Berlin, Germany

Programme Overview

Dive into the fascinating world of international business and enjoy a unique experience amongst students from over 40 countries at Gisma University of Applied Sciences in the Berlin area. From leadership competencies in cross cultural environments and international strategic management to marketing and CEO decision making, this programme covers all areas of business that you need to master for a senior management position in an international organisation.

If you study the 2-year programme you’ll also have the opportunity to do an internship or business project or spend a semester abroad – choose from a selection of highly international cities such as London, Shanghai, and Singapore. In addition, the 2-year programme includes big data, cyber security, or cloud computing know-how, directly provided by renowned digital companies such as Amazon or Alibaba.

Accreditations and rankings

Gisma University of Applied Sciences also has a long history of working with partner universities in Europe and has successfully delivered partner programmes accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and EPAS.

Who is the programme for?

This postgraduate degree is perfect for graduates in business management or a similar undergraduate business programme as well as graduates of closely related disciplines such as economics, psychology, law or other social sciences who wish to expand their general business knowledge to become qualified for a leadership role in an international company.

This programme is also suitable for anyone who seeks to complement their undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science or computer engineering or closely related sciences with business skills, and anyone who has work experience in business administration and wishes to advance their career with a Master’s degree.

What will you learn?

This programme covers a broad range of topics from all areas of international business management. This includes international strategic management, project management, global supply chain management, international marketing, leadership, and finance. You’ll also have the chance to study an elective in cloud computing, big data, and cyber security in cooperation with a leading company such as Amazon or Alibaba. As this programme aims to prepare students for senior management roles in international business, people management and ethics is a substantial part of the curriculum.

How will you study?

Gisma University of Applied Sciences supports flexible and individual learning by applying a systematic hybrid learning scheme. You will spend part of your lectures in class at our Berlin-Potsdam campus. These face-to-face phases are complemented by e-learning sessions. You will work on cases, reflect on readings, take part in online discussions, and participate in group exercises and projects. This variety of learning methods is part of our unique teaching strategy, which includes student-centred pedagogy, project-based learning, collaborative learning, and personalised coaching.

You can start working on your master thesis after you have earned two thirds of the total programme credits. The thesis takes three months in the 1-year programme and six months in the 2-year programme.

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (business, economics or social sciences, psychology, law, engineering, computer science, or closely related sciences) or equivalent work experience
  • English proficiency: B2 (IELTS 6.0 overall, no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent scores in TOEFL iBT, Pearson PTE or Duolingo. Gisma also offers an English test free of charge
  • Personal Interview

Why Gisma?

  • AMBA accredited: 2% of educational institutions worldwide to hold this accreditation, which was awarded for our global MBA. A sign of excellence in education
  • 88% of Gisma students secured a job before graduation by utilising our dedicated career services and strong industry connections.
  • Alumni success: An astonishing 77% enjoy a salary ranging from €55k to €60k
  • SAP partnership advantage: Gain a competitive edge through Gisma’s partnership with software giant SAP. Access cutting-edge tools, resources, and internship opportunities, boosting your job prospects and positioning you for success in the digital economy.
  • The most international university: 90+ nationalities of students, alumni and staff represented. Expand your network
  • Excellent student services such as a dedicated Career Centre, visa support and accommodation team
  • Graduates will be entitled to apply for an 18-month post-study residence permit to take advantage of career opportunities in Germany
  • Over 25 corporate partners we work closely with such as Zalando, Amazon, Siemens
  • Over 20 years teaching and inspiring students to reach lifelong goals
  • Savings, incentives, and flexible payment plans available
  • Free beginner German classes
  • Programmes taught 100% in English – the language of international communication

Why Germany?

  • Germany has one of the lowest unemployment rates within Europe
  • 4th Best Graduate starting salary at £40,650 in Europe, with a growing economy (source: Statista)
  • 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
  • Germany ranks in the top five countries in the world by the number of international students
  • Berlin, Germany’s Capital is the largest city in the EU and has a thriving business scene, offering a range of job opportunities to young professionals and graduates

Germany is well known for its rich history in culture and arts, offering students an enriching international experience whilst combining world-class education from our globally ranked partner institutions.

Partial Scholarship

Up to 33% discount available

Regional discounts are available for CIS, MENA and LATAM, and SEA regions. Please contact us for more information

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