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Application Procedure at the ISM

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 after the first degree and
  • an adequate command of the English language (TOEFL/IELTS).

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

The deadline for the application is February 28.


Application Documents

We need the following documents from you:

  • Application form. We will send you an application form together with the informational material or you can download it as a PDF file (Application Form MBA Programs).
  • Resume and two passport photos. Your resume should be in table format.
  • Two letters of recommendation from university professors or employers. You need to send us at least two letters of recommendation. In these letters, university professors or your current or previous employers should explain why they believe you have the aptitude to participate in the MBA study program.
  • Your first degree certificate and any other higher education certificates. Please enclose at least one certificate confirming that you have completed a degree study program at the time of your application.
  • Professional references. Please enclose all your work/internship references from your previous employers.
  • Letter of motivation. Please give us a concise summary (one A4 page at most) explaining why you would like to study at the ISM and why you think the Admissions Committee should accept your application.
  • Proof of English language proficiency. You should prove your proficiency in the English language as follows:
    • TOEFL - at least 80 (internet-based), IELTS - at least 6,0 or
    • at least 30 ECTS in an English-language higher education program or
    • a degree in English studies or
    • you are a native speaker (assessed on a case-by-case basis).
  • Equivalent supporting documents can also be submitted but the final decision lies with the Admissions Committee.

Student Advisor MBA Program


You can also ask questions regarding your studies via WhatsApp: +49 151 41976803.

They will be answered from Monday to Friday 10:00-15:00 or the next working day at the latest.

Ramona Schulte Campus Dortmund
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+49 231.97 51 39-42
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Study Profile

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.

Program Content

The English language programme motivates the participants to improve their existing skills and to develop leadership and management qualifications.


The MBA course incorporates four integrated overseas study modules in the U.S.A., Brussels, India and Hong Kong. Furthermore, all the lectures are held in English by a number of international lecturers.


The MBA course offers individual coaching for every student. Participants benefit from skilled and certified coaches experienced with issues facing the management world.


ISM offers high-achieving students who enhance and positively impact the MBA course (e.g. international applicants or female executives) a fifty percent reduction in tuition fees.


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