MBA Programs

What is an MBA degree?

An MBA program is highly regarded and is considered one of the best qualifications in the international education market. The in-depth knowledge you will acquire will help you solve the typical challenges and complex problems in today's business world. No matter the professional background that you come from: The MBA course at ISM expands your professional knowledge with in-depth know-how in all relevant management fields. Your leadership skills will reach international top level. After successful completion, attractive management positions in globally operating companies await you.

Our ISM MBA programs provide graduates comprehensive insights into all areas of management on a national and international level. Integrated modules abroad (in Spain, India, United States or South Korea), practice-oriented lectures and the teaching of soft and leadership skills are the bloodline of our MBA study programmes. The MBA studies at the ISM are additionally characterized by small learning groups and a personal teaching atmosphere.

Whether you're interested in a traditional full-time MBA or a more flexible part-time MBA program, there is something at ISM to suit every graduate's need:




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Interested to get into pursuing an MBA program in Germany? Then join us online and learn more about our study programs during our Info Session on November 9, 2023 at 02:00 p.m. CET (German time). If you have any questions in the meanwhile, please contact our study advisors.

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ISM ranked high in the Global MBA ranking

Top tier position in the Global MBA Ranking

In the latest worldwide MBA university ranking, ISM achieved a top position for the first time. ISM convinced - as one of only five awarded German business schools - with its quality teaching and practical relevance. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) at campus Munich can accordingly compare with international providers. Unique to ISM are also the integrated semesters abroad and the professional coaching of students.


Why study MBA in Germany?

Germany is a popular destination for international MBA students, and German universities are often considered to be a top destination country for MBA studies. Pursuing an MBA in Germany is an excellent opportunity for graduates looking to take their careers to the next level. Germany is a very strong economy and has a good reputation for innovation and is home to cutting-edge industries, such as technology and engineering.

As the largest economy in the European Union and the fourth largest in the world, Germany is a great place to study business administration and gain valuable managerial knowledge and experience. Additionally, Germany is home to some of the world's most prestigious business schools and top universities, both public and private, offering MBA programs that are internationally recognized and respected. Another benefit of studying an MBA in Germany is the diverse range of program options available.




MBA Plus – Your Plus in Flexibility

With our free MBA Plus option, you can choose various additional courses from our Distance Learning programs. Use distance learning content to flexibly expand your MBA studies specialization while also pursuing your professional activities. ISM offers you online courses on various topics, such as:

  • Sustainability Management
  • Applied Business Data Science
  • Digital Marketing Management
  • and many more.

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By participating in MBA Plus courses you can gain up to 15 additional credit points (ECTS). After successful completion, you will also receive an extra certificate. For booking, please contact our study advisor Nina Weidemann:


Nina Weidemann
Study Advisor MBA Plus
Nina Weidemann
+49 89.2 00 03 50-42
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What are the top reasons to pursue an MBA in Germany?

  • Opening up new career opportunities: An MBA can provide the skills and knowledge necessary to advance in one's current field or to transition into a new one.
  • Increase Earning Potential: MBA alumni often have higher earning potential and average salary than those with just a bachelor's or master‘s degree.
  • Networking: MBA programs provide opportunities to build connections with schoolmates, alumni, mentors and professionals from the various industries.
  • Entrepreneurship: An MBA can be beneficial if you’re looking to start your own business or to take on leadership roles in an organization.
  • 球探足球比分_足球竞彩网-体育|直播 perspectives: An MBA often has a global focus, which can help you gain a greater understanding of the business world and develop a more diverse network, professionally and personally.
  • Personal Development: An MBA can help you develop leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.



For whom is an MBA particularly suitable?

Our ISM MBA programs in Germany are taught only in English and not in German language, making it accessible to international students. This also allows students to develop their language skills and immerse themselves in a new culture.

Furthermore, the multicultural environment of our business school provides students with a diverse perspective of international business, which is important for a successful career in today's globalized world.

We are also known for a strong emphasis on practical, hands-on learning. Our MBA programs are designed to provide students with real-world experience through internships, modules aborad, tailor-made consulting, case studies, and project work. This allows MBA graduates to apply what they've learned in the classroom to real business situations, giving them a valuable edge when it comes to finding positions in management after graduation.

As the largest economy in the European Union and the fourth largest in the world, Germany is a great place to study business administration and gain valuable managerial knowledge and experience. Additionally, Germany is home to some of the world's most prestigious business schools and top universities, both public and private, offering MBA programs that are internationally recognized and respected. Another benefit of studying an MBA in Germany is the diverse range of program options available.



What are the key differences between an MBA and a Masters?

The main difference is that an MBA degree is a business-focused advanced graduate degree that usually takes 1 to 2 years to complete and requires existing work experience, while a business masters degree (MS degree) is a general graduate degree that typically takes 2 years (4 semesters) to complete. MBA courses are usually more expensive and the syllabus has a stronger focus on practical skills, while master programs focus more on academic research.





How much does an MBA costs?

The tuition fees for an MBA program at ISM can vary between 24,900 for the full-time and 27,000 for the part-time master. It's important to note that our MBA programs can also be partially funded through scholarships, grants, and loans. Please visit our study financing page for more information.





What are the eligibility criteria for an MBA admission in Germany?

  • a first successful degree with 210 ECTS-points from a graduate studies at an university, or of a foreign university of corresponding rank as well. Your GMAT score does not matter for the admission.
  • at least two to three years of professional work experience after the first degree.
  • missing ECTS points can be replaced up to a limit of 30 ECTS points by qualified professional experience – in addition to the professional experience required above.
  • English language skills (e.g. TOEFL test)
  • The admission process consists of a case study and an interview.




If you study the MBA full-time, you will expand your management and business knowledge parallel to your professional activities and create the ideal conditions for a management leadership position.


The full-time MBA at ISM is characterized by a strong practical orientation and individualized counselling. With one module abroad in Spain, practical classes and lecturers from renowned international universities, you can expand your personal and professional network across national borders.


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If you study the MBA part-time, you will expand your management and business knowledge parallel to your professional activities and create the ideal conditions for a management leadership position.


The part-time MBA programme is characterized by its strong practical orientation and international focus, thanks to integrated visits abroad in India, USA and South Korea, enabling you to get valuable business management insights from various cultures.


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Do you have any questions about studying? Please contact us!


+49 151.41 97 68 03
Feel free to send us your questions from Monday to Friday. We'll respond to you from 10 am to 3 pm (CET) on weekdays. Looking forward to chat!

Nina Weidemann
MBA Program full-time
Nina Weidemann
+49 89.2 00 03 50-42
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Amanda Jelonek
MBA Program part-time
Amanda Jelonek
+49 231.97 51 39-42
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