Over 30 Years of Educational Competence

AACSB-Accredited and officially recognised for an unlimited period

Anyone who has decided on a course of study is faced with the question: Which university is right for me? The most important criteria for first-year students, such as the quality of teaching, excellent results in university rankings, an international accreditation (AACSB), a semester abroad, career opportunities, great partner universities or networking opportunities shape your development and are therefore an integral part of ISM.

Why studying at the ISM is the perfect choice:



  • currently only private university of applied sciences in Germany holding the AACSB accreditation
  • students of approx. 84 nationalities
  • many international lecturers and over 56 guest lecturers
  • intensive language training (English, English or Spanish, Italian or French)
  • chance to gain valuable international experience during a compulsory semester abroad
  • around 190 renowned partner universities
  • optimal preparation for a global business career


  • best possible preparation for a successful professional life
  • committed university lecturers from the business world
  • ideal support by the Career Center
  • opportunity for professional development in national and international internships
  • practical learning content and projects with well-known companies

Personal and individual

  • small study groups & a personal atmosphere
  • individual support for your development
  • 1:7 supervision ratio of university teachers/students
  • open-door policy

A strong network - for a lifetime

  • from day one - part of the ISM community
  • make contacts in practice at various ISM events
  • stay in touch after graduation through the ISM Alumni Network
  • AACSB-accredited and member of AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 
ISM student groups
sustainability at ism


Here at ISM, we set an example for increased sustainability in our lives with degree programs and continuing education programs on the topics of Sustainability & Business Transformation.

We believe that each individual can make a difference, and to this end are supporting Treedom and look forward to seeing our ISM forest play a part in making our earth a little bit greener. For more information, please visit our Sustainability page.

Your Benefits

ISM StudyPlus

ISM StudyPlus

  • Evening online German classes
  • Language Courses: French, Spanish, Italian, German
  • Learning of Hands-on Skills (Excel, SPSS, Photoshop or Scientific Methods)
Sport and fitness at ism

Sport & Health

  • Barmer Health Coach
  • Cooperation with Fitness Studios
Digital package

Digital Package

  • Office 365
  • Learning Tutorials

Advanced Training

  • University Certificates
  • Business Coach Training at Kienbaum Institute@ISM

ISM is AACSB-accredited, enjoys unlimited state recognition and top positions in many university rankings:

ISM is AACSB accredited

Only accredited private German university of applied sciences

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Excellent results for lecturer quality & practical relevance

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Ranked as one of the best private German universities

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Excellent results
in the Global Multirank

All ISM study programs are consistently aligned with the national and international requirements and in close dialog with the business community. In the most known university rankings, ISM is awarded in the top tier since many years. Read more about the Rankings and accreditations

Do you have questions concerning your studies? 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!