MBA General Management full-time

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MBA General Management (full-time) at a Glance

Standard period of study: 3 trimesters plus master thesis
Semester start: September (fall term)
Update: Start your studies at ISM online, even without a visa − please consult our study advisors.
Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA degree)
Campus: Munich and Berlin, Germany
Accreditations: AACSB, FIBAA, German Accreditation Council
Module/visit abroad: Spain
Double Degree: You can get a second MBA degree from the City University of Seattle (USA)
Optional: MBA Plus (enjoy a lot of distance learning courses for free)
Language: 100% in English language
Requirements: At least two-three years professional experience after your first (under)graduate degree and an adequate command of the English language (e.g. TOEFL or IELTS). More Information.
Tuition fees:

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Info Events

Do you want to learn more about us and our study programs? Visit our info events and online trial lectures. We're looking forward to meeting you!

2024-06-13 at 02:00 PM (CET) - Online Infosession: Presentation of Bachelor, Master & MBA Programs
2024-06-18 at 04:00 PM (CET) - Online Lecture: "Introduction to International Management" (Prof. Dr. Marcus Störkel, Bachelor International Management)
2024-07-03 at 04:00 PM (CET) - Online Lecture: "How on Earth Does Netflix know that Stranger Things is something I should be watching?!" (Bachelor Information Systems, Business Analytics & Master Data Science)

Join our MBA Info Session!

Interested to get into pursuing an MBA program in Germany? Then join us online and learn more about our part-time and full-time MBA programs during our "MBA Info Session" on April 18, 2024 or the general Online Info Session on May 2, 2024 at 02:00 p.m. CET (German time).

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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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General Management MBA - Receive an International Qualification in Germany

The full-time MBA in General Management is a classic one-year MBA degree in the area of general business management. The ISM MBA in General Management program enables students to expand their business administration and management knowledge and creates the ideal prerequisites for a management or executive position in business.

Our MBA in management develops and shapes the next generation of business leaders and is addressed at graduates with some previous existing work experience seeking to improve their management knowledge and tackle the challenges of strategic leadership on an international level.

Theory and practice are closely intertwined in the business MBA program. Through experienced lecturers from management practice and a constant exchange with numerous companies, you can gain hands-on practical experience and expand your personal network.

Top tier position in the Global MBA Ranking

In the worldwide MBA university ranking 2024, ISM achieved a top tier position for the second year in a row. ISM convinced - as one of only five awarded German business schools - with its quality teaching and practical relevance. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) offered in Munich and Berlin can accordingly compare with international providers. Unique to ISM are the integrated modules abroad and the intensive professional coaching of MBA students.

Why Study MBA at ISM?

In a general MBA program, the academic curriculum covers a variety of subjects under the umbrella of business administration. The General Management Master in Business Administration is considered one of the most popular MBA programs, as it provides insights into the main elements of business, including finance and accounting, management, marketing or operations.

You’ll start by developing expertise in the main responsibility areas of general managers - internal management, finance, leadership, marketing, operations and supply chain. Next, you’ll expand your leadership skills with courses in innovation, entrepreneurship and data-science-led business decision-making.

Furthermore, small class sizes and individual coaching enable you to enjoy a personalized learning atmosphere and receive customized support.

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ISM is AACSB accredited

ISM is AACSB accredited

ISM has been recognized at the highest level by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and is currently the only private German university of applied sciences holding the AACSB accreditation. After years of dedicated effort, ISM has now been granted the AACSB accreditation which is an important seal of quality which certifies excellence in research and teaching. The key requirements for receiving the prestigious accreditation are: highest quality in teaching, committed lecturers who proactively support students, successful cooperation with companies and international universities as well as very good career entry opportunities for graduates. Only around six percent of all business schools worldwide received this seal. Read more

#First time offered for MBA students

Double Degree from the City University of Seattle

The City University of Seattle is a private, non-profit university that is ACBSP-accredited (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs). As part of the national university system, the City University of Seattle is ranked as one of the top ten national providers in USA. More than 500 students from around the world attend CityU in North America, totaling 6,500 students. Part of the curriculum is a language-based MBA program for international students.

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#Springboard to Your Career

From BMW to Industry 4.0

After career stations in Spain and Mexico, Julia Xiong started the MBA program at ISM in Munich. During her studies, she was able to gain practical experience at carmaker BMW. "The internship has been a milestone for me, I had the chance to open the door of German Industry 4.0. During this time I’ve learned a lot, also with regard to communication and team work." Julia is now putting the knowledge from her studies and her internship into practice as a SAP Consultant. “After studying an MBA program, I am capable to think from a management point of view. This helps me better understand what our customers need."

Get Ready For Upper-Level Management Roles

Whatever MBA study form you choose – whether full- or part-time – the Master of Business Administration in General Management at ISM is the right fit for you, preparing you for today’s international business world and its challenges.

Study full-time entirely in English at our Munich campus and get the chance to apply your international management knowledge during a stay abroad in Spain. While developing your intercultural skills, you also get to know different business perspectives in an international context.

From the classroom to the boardroom, an MBA degree is designed to help you stand out as you apply for the most desirable jobs in business. It prepares for the exact career you want, whether it is in top management, operations, consulting, banking, marketing or human resources - with an MBA in General Management your career opportunities are endless.

Experience Cultural Diversity

The ISM is one of the best MBA colleges in Germany for international students. You get to study in small learning groups with fellow international graduates, from countries like India, China, Iran, UK or Russia. Our students are of over 75 nationalities, so you will get to experience not only the German culture, but also enrich your world view and perspectives.

Enjoy Individual Support

One-to-one career coaching is an integral part of our general management MBA program. With the help of a professional career coach, you will identify your leadership type and personality structure, and perfect your leadership style.

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What Are the Requirements of the MBA Program?

In order to study MBA General Management at ISM, the university conducts an internal admission test that asseses your personality, motivation and skills. The MBA program is not restricted by a “Numerus Clausus” (NC, average grade).

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Your Advantages at a Glance

High quality education: first-class teaching and unlimited state accreditation (FIBAA).

Close to practice: 56 international & guest lecturers from the business world.

Strong internationality: students of 76 nationalities. Percentage of foreign students: 30%.

Network of about 190 partner universities to choose for your semester abroad.

Personal teaching atmosphere: study in small learning groups.

Program taught at our German campus in: Munich and Berlin.

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 Study Advisor
Nina Weidemann
+49 89.2 00 03 50-42
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