MBA General Management

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  • 24 months
  • EUR12900 Year (Non-EEA)
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International School of Management (ISM) | Dortmund, Germany
The ISM MBA course ensures an education with a strong international and practical focus. Integrated overseas study modules at partner universities in the U.S.A., Brussels, India and Hong Kong enable MBA students to develop and utilise international management skills in the respective cultural environment.
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Description of General Management

At the ISM campus, MBA students are taught by lecturers from renowned international universities and by hand-picked experts. All the lectures during the MBA course are in English. Thanks to long-term and successful cooperation with numerous companies in the fields of "international business economics" and "international management", the expertise and experience of business managers is channelled directly into the MBA course.

During the MBA course special attention is also paid to the holistic development of knowledge for corporate management. Students are offered an intensive insight into corporate processes in the fields of strategy, general management, marketing; finance, accounting, law, production, supply and IT; as well as regional topics, human resources, organisation and leadership. In the latter field, in particular, the focus is placed on the targeted development of personality through intensive feedback processes. This is supported by individual coaching. Each MBA student is accompanied by a professional coach who helps to enhance necessary leadership and management qualifications. The MBA course prepares successful graduates ideally for employment in a management role.

The MBA General Management is geared towards preparing engineers, scientists and business economists for responsible management positions in international companies.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 28 February
Tuition fee
  • EUR 12900 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 12900 Year (EEA)
  • 25.800 € including enrollment and thesis fees.
Start date April  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

1st Semester

Strategy, general management

  • Strategic management (2,5 ECTS)
  • Managing in the global environment (2,5 ECTS)

Production, supply & IT

  • Decision-making under uncertainty (2,5 ECTS)


  • Market-oriented management (2,5 ECTS)

HR, organization & leadership

  • Organizational behavior & design (2,5 ECTS)
  • Communication skills and negotiation techniques (2,5 ECTS)
  • Intercultural competence (2,5 ECTS)
  • Leadership and hr management (2,5 ECTS)

Individual Coaching I

2nd Semester

Strategy, general management

  • Managerial economics (Brussels) (2,5 ECTS)

Regional topics

  • European economic integration (Brussels) (2,5 ECTS)


  • Innovative marketing techniques (USA) (2,5 ECTS)

Finance, accounting & law

  • Multinational finance and trade (USA) (2,5 ECTS)
  • Principles of corporate finance (2,5 ECTS)
  • Financial reporting and analysis (2,5 ECTS)
  • Managerial accounting (2,5 ECTS)
  • Strategic cost management (2,5 ECTS)

Individual coaching II

3rd Semester

Strategy, general management

  • Management simulation (2,5 ECTS)
  • Strategic crisis management (2,5 ECTS)

Production, supply & IT

  • Operations management (2,5 ECTS)
  • Supply chain management (2,5 ECTS)


  • Public relations management (2,5 ECTS)
  • Customer relationship management (2,5 ECTS)
  • Marketing communication research (2,5 ECTS)

Individual coaching III (2 ECTS)

4th Semester

Regional Topics

  • Doing business in India (India) (2,5 ECTS)
  • Doing business in China (Hong Kong) (2,5 ECTS)

Production, supply & IT

  • Information systems management (India) (2,5 ECTS)
  • Strategic sourcing (Hongkong) (2,5 ECTS)

Finance, accounting & law

  • International business law (2,5 ECTS)

HR, organization & leadership

  • Corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and ethics (2,5 ECTS)

Individual coaching IV

English Language Requirements

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language. Find English courses on Language Learning Portal.

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Requirements for General Management

To be admitted to this study program, you need to prove that you have:
  • successfully completed your first study program with a minimum study period of six semesters at a university or
  • an equivalent foreign higher education establishment,

and have

  • at least between two or three years' professional experience and
  • an adequate command of the English language (TOEFL).

Registrations are welcome at any time and will be considered for intake in the next academic year, provided that sufficient places are available.

Work Experience for General Management

No work experience is required.

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International School of Management (ISM), Germany

Germany Die International School of Management (ISM) – eine private, staatlich anerkannte Hochschule mit Campi in Dortmund, Frankfurt/Main, München und Hamburg – bildet seit 1990 Nachwuchsführungskräfte für die globale Wirtschaft aus. Die Qualität der Ausbildung bestätigen Personaler, Studierende und Ehemalige in zahlreichen Rankings. Hier belegt die ISM seit Jahren vorderste Plätze.

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