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Diverse course

Through a combination of seminars, case studies, corporate projects and four integrated overseas study modules in the U.S.A., Brussels, India and Hong Kong, the MBA course provides students with an interdisciplinary overview of all management activities. The English language programme motivates the participants to improve their existing skills and to develop leadership and management qualifications.


Program Content MBA General Management

1st Semester MBA Program

General Management

  • Strategic Management (2,5 ECTS)
  • Managing in the Global Environment (2,5 ECTS)
  • Market-oriented Management (2,5 ECTS)
  • Decision-Making under Uncertainty (2,5 ECTS)

Management Skills

  • Organizational Behaviour & Design (2,5 ECTS)
  • Communication Skills and Negotiation Techniques (2,5 ECTS)
  • Intercultural Competence (2,5 ECTS)
  • Leadership and HR Management (2,5 ECTS)

2nd Semester MBA Program

Economic Integration (Brussels, Belgium)

  • Managerial Economics (2,5 ECTS)
  • European Economic Integration(2,5 ECTS)

Finance, Accounting & Controlling

  • 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)

Advanced Management Techniques (Riverside, USA)

  • Multinational Finance and Trade (2,5 ECTS)
  • Innovative Marketing Techniques (2,5 ECTS)

3rd Semester MBA Program

Operations Management

  • Management Simulation CESIM - Global Management (3 ECTS)
  • Supply Chain Management (2,5 ECTS)
  • Operations Management (2,5 ECTS)

Marketing & PR

  • Public Relations Management (2,5 ECTS)
  • Strategic Crisis Management (2,5 ECTS)
  • Customer Relationship Management (2,5 ECTS)
  • Marketing Communication Research (2,5 ECTS)

Individual Coaching (3 ECTS)

4th Semester MBA Program

Sourcing (Hong Kong, China)

  • Strategic Sourcing (2,5 ECTS)
  • Doing Business in China (2,5 ECTS)

Legal Framework

  • International Business Law (2,5 ECTS)
  • Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics (2,5 ECTS)

Information Management (Indore, India)

  • Information Systems Management (2,5 ECTS)
  • Doing Business in India (2,5 ECTS)


Student Advisor MBA Program


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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.


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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