/ Full-time Master in Global Management (MBA) / Profile / Welcome Prof. Dr. Tim Goydke Course Director Master in Global Management (MBA) “Studying at the IGC in Bremen will inspire students for their future careers in global management. Meeting fellow students from all over the world, discussing up-to-date issues of global business in an intercultural setting will be a rewarding experience in the career path of our achievement oriented participants. We provide an intercultural learning environment for an academic reflection of real life challenges based on scientific standards with dedicated lecturers with advanced academic and practical backgrounds. I am looking forward meeting you in our traditional global trade city of Bremen.” / IGC – Study in the heart of Bremen Globalization requires specific management skills for international business. Appropriate management competences and tools are needed for the implemen-tation of globalisation strategies, including intercultural competence acquired in a multi-cultural study setting. This program is specifically designed to prepare students for management positions in a global business environment. Basic economic or business qualifications are considered to be essential for admission to this program. During the one-year program the students will develop and extend their management competencies and key qualifications. A company internship after the study semesters is optional. The core components of the MGM program cover the following skill areas: • Understanding the trends and interdependencies of the global world economy, its driving forces and of different policies of multinational businesses • Evaluating global opportunities and threats • Identifying the requirements for globalising business • Developing and implementing global strategies in the business environment • Understanding intercultural decision-making and responsibility for international business activities / Target Group The University of Applied Sciences Bremen is both rich in tradition and innovation. With the inception of the university dating back to 1799, today the university is committed to innovation and internationalisation. This unusual combination has formed the unique profile of the university in the last two decades. Today, the University of Applied Sciences Bremen embodies competences in international as well as applied and practiceoriented teaching and research. It is dedicated to teaching and learning as well as research and development in terms of lifelong learning. We are the competent partner for the industry and public institutions enabling the interdisciplinary transfer of up-to-date academic concepts from more than 40 university institutes to practical applications. The International Graduate Center (IGC) was founded by the University of Applied Sciences Bremen as an interdisciplinary graduate school for management and leadership. For applicants with a first university degree the IGC offers several MBA and master degrees in the area of international and European business and management. The IGC guarantees a postgraduate education which satisfies both academic and job requirements in equal measure. With five fulltime and five part-time master programs the IGC has among the largest range of courses of all graduate schools in Germany. Team oriented lectures and seminars in small groups with a maximum of 25 students facilitate a constructive dialog between the members. The IGC currently has some 200 students from more than 40 countries. The international network is strengthened by visiting lecturers from many of our international partner universities who offer courses, lectures and contribute to the intercultural competence of our students. MGM addresses postgraduates all over the world, who have a bachelor degree in a partly business-related program, full or part time work experience of at least two years and a very good command of English. It is designed to equip junior managers with the specific competencies required for successful global business today. Students will acquire managerial skills for the global context as well as thoughtprovoking experiences focused on global business,. This is an essential requirement for students interested to take the next step in their career in either government, international organisations or globally active companies. / Admission requirements For application we require the following qualification and documentation: • Bachelor degree in a study program with a significant number of business related modules • Official transcript of previous undergraduate degree • Proof of English proficiency with TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 560 written points or IELTS (International Language Testing System) 6,0 points • Two years of qualified professional full or part time work experience*) • Passport photograph • Copies of either birth certificate or passport • Curriculum vitae • An essay outlining student‘s interest in the program • GMAT is not required but positively evaluated *) proof of work experience / employer’s certificate mandatory / Designed for your career The MBA in Global Management gives a unique study experience in a culturally diverse group of students and in an inspiring and fruitful learning environment. Graduates will be equipped with the competences of successful leadership in a multi-national environment. Thus they will be prepared to assess and shape strategic and operational management processes in a company and their interactions with the environment on a global scale. / Student Voices The diversity in class reflects up-to-date working environment in a global work setting - creating an awareness for different cultural backgrounds and improving student‘s soft skills, flexibility and adaptability. Olsa Rumbullaku Albania “The MGM program enabled me to start an international career. In our program the professors came from different countries and industries. The team-work during the course developed my communication skills and I learned a lot about cultural differences from my class mates. Through this Master program I found the job which I always dreamed of. Now I work for an international company in the automotive industry.“ The multinational student group offers the chance to be part of a global network after graduation. Guido Schwartz Germany “The MBA in Global Management provides a modern management education in an international environment. Students gain cross-cultural competence in multinational teams in Germany, thus building up sustainable management capabilities. This is a perfect preparation to act successfully in different areas of today´s international business life. Now I work for an international company in the aviation industry.“ Prepare for Leadership / Curriculum 1st Semester / Key facts 2 nd Semester 3rd Semester 1 Diversity Management & Ethics A:Cross Cultural and Diversity Management B: Business Ethics International Financial Management A: Global Finance B: International Accounting Master Thesis 2 Global Management A: Strategic Management & Globalization B: Organizing International & Global Business Management Functions in Global Business A: Global Marketing B: International HRM & Individual Career Planing Master Thesis 3 Research & Communication A:Quantitative Methods B: Communication & Presentation International Legal & Tax Framework A: International Business Law B: International Taxation Systems Master Thesis 4 Global Economics A: Trade Theory & Policy B: International Capital Markets and Exchange Rates Project and Quality Management A: Projects in International Business B: Process and Quality Management Master Thesis Operations Management, Logistics and MIS Electives (Subject to change) 1. German Business Enviroment 2. Innovative Entrepreneurship 5 3. Innovation Management 4. Comparative East Asian Management Program duration: Structure: Start of the program: Language of instruction: Tuition fee: Size of the classes: Degree title: Credits awarded: Internship option: Application period: Master Thesis *) plus 270 Euro Immatriculation fee per semester (includes semester ticket for free public transport in and around Bremen and the social student contribution) 5. Business Game: Strategic Marketing 6. Further topics as announced Two semesters, plus master’s thesis, oral defence and optional internship Full-time program October English 12,500 Euro*) 25 students maximum MBA 90 ECTS 1 semester (30 ECTS credits) January 1 - May 31 Non-EU Applicants January 1 - July 31 EU Applicants / Contact Regine Hink Course Coordinator Master in Global Management (MBA) Tel. + 49 (0)421 59 05-47 69 Fax + 49 (0)421 59 05-47 65 [email protected] Béatrice Guillet Office Manager Master in Global Management (MBA) Tel. + 49 (0)421 59 05-47 86 Fax + 49 (0)421 59 05-47 65 [email protected] www.mgm.graduatecenter.de www.facebook.com/igcbremen International Graduate Center Hochschule Bremen · University of Applied Sciences Süderstraße 2 · 28199 Bremen, Germany [email protected] www.graduatecenter.de / Quality The University of Applied Sciences Bremen has already received several prestigious awards for the quality of its international and practice-oriented teaching. Accordingly, we have committed ourselves to a high quality standard. Our programs are therefore periodically assessed by external accrediting agencies and thus guaranteeing our students postgraduate education at the highest level. The IGC is dedicated to a practice-and applicationoriented study approach, a truly international and intercultural orientation as well as an ongoing dialogue between science and business practice. With all this the IGC is a reliable partner for the academic training of leadership personnel and managers. The degree course has been accredited by the National Accreditation Agency ZEvA.
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