MBA International MBA

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR12000 per Full programme (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR12000 per Full programme (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Bremen, Germany
The International MBA is the German accredited degree program of the IBSA Dual Degree Master’s Program which is offered by the International Business School Alliance (IBSA) and held at the Hochschule Bremen - International Graduate Center.



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 IBSA program?

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.

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • EUR12000 per full programme ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR12000 per full programme ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.


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

German 1st part: 6525.- € and 2nd part: 7975,- €
Duration full-time 12 months
Partnership Joint
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

In the first term students must pass the core modules worth 30 ECTS at the Hochschule Bremen University of Applied Sciences or at any of the partner univerisities of the IBSA-program.

Five core modules of the first term of study are identical at all partner universities of the International Business School Alliance (IBSA):

  • International Finance
  • Management in the Gobal Environment / Global Strategic Analysis
  • Global Marketing Strategies
  • Human Resource Management in a Global Environment
  • International Business Law

A further optional course is offered at the Hochschule Bremen:

  • International Leadership


In the second term each university offers a different specialization.

The students have to move from the first IBSA-partner to the next institution to take up the preferred field of specialization and to complete the master thesis.

The new specialization offered by the International Master of Business Administration at the International Graduate Center of the Hochschule Bremen from the summer semester 2012 onwards is International Logistics and Supply Chain Management with five modules worth 30 ECTS to pass:

  • Logistics Networks
  • International Transport
  • International Sourcing and Procurement Logistics
  • International Maritime Transport
  • Project Management
  • International Leaderhsip (optional)

Master Thesis

In the third term students work on their master project and complete their master's thesis in the field of their specialization.

After having succeeded successfully, graduates achieve a dual master's degree from two IBSA-partner universities. The degree awarded by the imba-program at the Hochschule Bremen University of Applied Sciences is a MBA.


In order to apply you will require the following qualification and will need to hand in the following documentation:

  • Proof of a sound knowledge in business administration
  • Official transcript of previous undergraduate degree*
  • 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)
  • Passport photograph
  • Copies of either birth certificate or passport*
  • Curriculum vitae
  • An essay outlining student's interest in the program
  • A letter of recommendation by an employer / university teacher
  • GMAT or proof of quantitative skills (in calculus and statistics) if the
    University of North Carolina Wilmington is chosen
  • Original APS-Certificate (for Chinese and Vietnamese applicants only)

*Certified copies of original documents. If regular copies are submitted, original documents should be presented on enrolment. Original documents other than in English or in the language of the respective university at which the student will study, must be translated for the application by a recognized translator.

Work Experience

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

More Information


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

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Hochschule Bremen - International Graduate Center

Bremen, Germany

Germany The IGC guarantees a postgraduate education which satisfies academic and job requirements in equal measure. Team oriented lectures and seminars in small groups with a maximum of 25 students facilitate a constructive dialog between the members. The IGC has currently some 200 students from more than 40 countries. The international network is strengthened by visiting lecturers from many of our international partner universities who offer courses, lectures and contribute to the inter cultural competence of our students. Many of our lecturers come from the management of top companies in Europe and will provide you with an insight into different companies and fields of business. The IGC is part of the International Business School Alliance (IBSA) with six partner universities (located in USA, UK, Spain, France, Russia, Malaysia) who successfully offer a unique double degree MBA program.

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