International School of Management (ISM)

For years, the ISM has been featured at the top of various university rankings:

    • AACSB accreditation

      Only accredited private university of
      applied sciences in Germany

    • Logo CHE Ranking

      One of the best private
      German universities

    • Logo Trendence

      Excellent results
      in the fields of
      lecturer quality & practical relevance

    • Logo Universum

      Top marks for international
      orientation & practical relevance

    • Logo Global MBA Ranking

      Top position in the Global MBA Ranking

    • Logo Multirank

      Excellent results
      in the global Multirank

    • Logo Career Test Universum

      Universum CareerTest 2023


  • Logo Ministerium NRW

    The ISM has been
    state-approved indefinitely.

  • Logo Wissenschaftsrat

    The ISM is one of the first private
    universities nationwide, which has twice
    subsequently held an Institutional Accreditation
    for over ten years.

  • Logo Akkreditierungsrat

    All ISM study programs
    bear the seal of quality
    of the Accreditation Council.

  • Logo FIBAA

    All ISM presence study programs
    bear the FIBAA seal of quality.

  • Logo ZFU

    All ISM distance learning programs
    bear the ZFU seal of quality.


AACSB Membership

AACSB Membership

The International School of Management (ISM) is a member of AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business www.aacsb.edu/about. AACSB is a global nonprofit association that connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: creating the next generation of great leaders.

Logo PRME Principles for Responsible Management Education

PRME Membership

ISM is a member of PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education), an initiative of the UN Global Compact, the corporate network of the United Nations for sustainable and responsible corporate governance. Universities play a vital role in the process of educating managerial staff for all areas of society, which can turn them into a driving force for sustainable development and responsible cooperate governance.

around 190

partner universities worldwide


nationalities across all ISM programs




international lecturers and guest lecturers

100 %

Open Door Policy

Corporate Mission



We will become one of Germany's top business schools in terms of internationalization and industry outreach.



Applied ISM education inspires our students to assume management responsibility in a global business environment.



  • Cultivate outstanding young professionals
  • Enhance applied research and promote young researchers
  • Foster the regional integration and transregional reputation of ISM
  • Foster the international reach of ISM as one of our core competencies
  • Continuously develop our teaching, research and administration capacities to ensure quality