International MBA - Double Degree, MBA

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Participating in the International MBA program at the Hochschule Bremen - International Graduate Center means that you finish your graduate studies with 2 degrees in only one year: An MBA from Bremen, plus another degree depending on your choice of the partner university.

It also means that you live in two different countries and study with a highly diverse student body. The first semester always consists of core modules. You can either study the core modules in Bremen, Germany and choose 1 out of 6 partner business specializations. Or set up your dual degree another way around: Specialize in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and start at one of our partner universities. In the 3rd term you will write your master thesis about your specialization topic.

The standard of living in Bremen is high, but the costs are not. The city has a very long tradition as a hub of international trade. Because it is linked to the sea, many logistics companies have settled down here.

Why study in the International MBA - Double Degree program at Hochschule Bremen - International Graduate Center?

The IBSA Dual Degree Master’s Program is a smart choice with regards to your future employment. You gain international experience, which is highly valued, especially in business-related fields. Benefit from IBSA's worldwide network that brings you truly international education. Through living in two countries you will significantly increase your cultural competence as you hone your business knowledge at the same time. The combined experiences will be invaluable for your personal growth.

The city of Bremen is very international and has a friendly climate. As you walk through the city you will hear many languages besides German. The IGC’s International Students Assistance (ISA) is dedicated to help you with any issues and questions you have during your time in Bremen, from finding an apartment to insurance to visa applications. As a student, you will also receive the famous “Semesterticket” with which you can use public transportation far beyond Bremen’s borders.


The degree course has been accredited by the National Accreditation Agency ZEvA.

Programme Structure

Human Resource Management in the Global Environment:

The module will examine ideas of International Human Resource Management (HRM) in the context of the global business environment and the policies of organizations for the management of people. The issues involved in managing international human resources strategically will be explored. In addition, the links between HR practices and organizational performance will be reviewed. Ideas of best practice in managing people internationally will also be analyzed.

Global Marketing Strategies:

The module learning outcomes have a view of Marketing for international marketing decision making at an advanced level. The learning experience will stimulate critical and intellectual skills, through class learning, group work and independent research.

Multinational Finance Management:

The aim of the module is to equip students with skills and knowledge related to international finance issues. The module focuses on analysis and decision-making techniques in order to prepare students to act as managers aware of the global issues affecting their business environment, i.e. functioning of foreign exchange markets, currency and interest rate risks and their management, multinational capital budgeting project and firm financial analysis for value creation.

Global Strategic Analysis:

This module deals with strategy-making and execution. It addresses global business issues and deals with the question of what managers must do to make a company a winner in the global business environment. Using the case method and other approaches, the module discusses the managerial tasks involved in the processes of analyzing, crafting, selecting, and executing strategies.

International Business Law:

The International Business Law module deals with questions arising from international commercial transactions. The course provides an understanding of the rules of applicable law and litigation (jurisdiction and arbitration). In particular the module focuses on international contracts as the cornerstone of International Business Law.

International Leadership (optional):

The main objective of the module “Leadership” is to provide to the participants an overall perspective on leadership, to experience the personal dimensions of their own leadership style and capacity, and to develop tangible action plans to shape their own management skills. By this, the module builds a sound basis for becoming a successful business leader.

  • International Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • International Finance and Investments
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Marketing
  • International Business Development and Consulting
  • Management in Emerging Economies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Partnership
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Academic Requirements

The main entry requirements are:
  • An academic, business-related degree (bachelor)*
  • Proof of English proficiency* with TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 80 IBT points or IELTS (International Language Testing System) 6.5 points
  • One year professional experience (proof of practical knowledge or work experience required)
Additional documents required for applying:
  • Copies of either birth certificate or passport*
  • Curriculum vitae
  • An essay outlining student's interest in the program
  • A letter of recommendation (of employer or university)
  • APS certificate for Chinese or Vietnamese applicants ONLY

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 16000 International
  • EUR 16000 EU/EEA

Between 12,000 € and 16.800 € for the whole program depending on the chosen partner university.

The German specialization offers an additional semester/term for the master theses. Therefore the student studies tree semesters, without any additional tuition fee.

German 1st part: 6525 € and 2nd part: 7975 €


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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