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Master Business Management | Part-Time

Gain leadership skills alongside your current job

The extra-occupational Master's in Business Management of the International Graduate Center is aimed at employees with a business background, who would like to further their knowledge alongside their current job. Unlike other postgraduate courses in Germany, this master focuses on the three stages of a company lifecycle: foundation, growth and restructuring. This program will help you develop a holistic management perspective by building on your existing knowledge and will help you qualify for executive positions in management, consulting, finance and accounting, corporate refurbishment, strategic marketing and start-up.

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All you need to know

Your benefits

  • Instructors with theoretical and practical background
  • Combination of online and classroom study
  • Flexible module structure
  • Strong international relations



  • Visa allowing for working in Germany
  • Bachelor's degree in a business field
  • A minimum of 1 year of relevant experience after first degree
  • Very good German language skills (C1), good English language skills
  • Interest in management and consulting tasks

Career perspectives

  • A wide range of professional opportunities and career advancements
  • Assumption of leadership tasks and upper management positions
  • Essential knowledge for starting a new business or startup
  • Quick applicability of in-depth management knowledge in theory and practice

Key Facts - Master in Business Management

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Master of Arts
Degree - Master of Arts

The Master of Arts is an academic degree awarded at the end of a continuing education course. Prerequisite for this degree is a Bachelor’s degree. This Master's Program at the International Graduate Center of the University of Bremen guarantees you a high standard in the areas of scientific work as well as practical orientation. The degree qualifies you for the subsequent doctorate.

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Language - German

The lessons take place in German, reading material will be partly in English. Very good knowledge of German (level C1) and good knowledge of English is therefore required.

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April 2022
Start - April 2022

Next intake is April 2022. For early bookings until November 30, 2021 we offer a discount of 500 Euro. Apply now! There are no lectures during most of Bremen's school holidays. Classes take place on Friday nights and Saturdays 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Upon request, you may start your studies in autumn.

Duration & Time
5 semesters / part-time
Duration & Time - 5 semesters / part-time

The program will last for 5 semesters. The last semester is reserved for preparation of your master thesis. Four out of twelve modules are offered in blended-learning style, a combinaton of online lecture and lecture in class.

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Accreditation - AQAS

Due to the high quality standards at the International Graduate Center (IGC), the courses offered are regularly audited and accredited by external agencies. In addition, the IGC is a member of the Business Education Alliance of the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), one of the most respected international accreditation agencies for business schools. The program Business Management is accredited by AQAS (Agency for Quality Assurance by Accreditation of Degree Programs e.V.), which has accredited most of the programs at public universities in Germany since 2002.

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Group Size
max. 25 students
Group Size - max. 25 students

You study in practical and project-oriented small working groups with about 25 students. The courses are taught by professors from the University and by executives from well-known companies. We mainly use team-oriented teaching methods, such as workshops and case studies. If you wish, you are also welcome to bring up to date challenges from your professional environment.

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Tuition Fee
14,900 Euro
Tuition Fee - 14,900 Euro

The study fee is 14,900 euros plus a 160 euros semester contribution (as of summer 2021). We offer financial aid consultations to inform you about financing options. We would be pleased to advise you personally or explain to your employer how they can support you in your further education.

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Application deadline
January 31st, 2022
Application deadline - January 31st, 2022

Application deadline for our next offical start is 31st January, 2022 for summer intake 2022. For early booking until November 30th, 2021 we offer you a 500 Euro discount. Applications for single modules within the FlexMaster Business Management are possible until 2 weeks prior to the start of each module.

Program description - Master in Business Management Part-Time

Take your next career step towards a management position

At the center of this extra-occupational Master's in Business Management of the International Graduate Center (IGC) are practical management skills. You will learn to handle complex issues reflectively in your field of studies and gain skills that will help you enhance your independent learning experience. Additional key competences will be taught in this program to help you succeed in managerial positions. Less face-to-face classroom time due to a blended learning model To enable our students to study Master's in Business Management on top of their existing professional commitments, only two-thirds of the study course requires physical presence. The remaining modules are offered in a so-called blended learning format - a combination of online learning phases with didactic support and contact hours, during which you do not have to be physically present. Job-friendly seminar times To accommodate our students' work schedules, the classes with a mandatory attendance requirement usually take place on Friday evening and all-day Saturday here at the IGC. In the first semester, there is a full-day block seminar from Wednesday to Saturday. The courses are taught in English and German. If you are only interested in individual modules from the curriculum of the Master's in Business Management, you can take these as part of FlexMasters Business Management program.


Curriculum     BROCHURE

  • The knowledge I have gained in class is a big help in my daily work.

    Janine Arnold
    Living in Germany

    Junior Portfolio Manager, Asset Management
    Bankhaus Neelmeyer AG

  • I noticed that I successfully strenghtend my entrepreneurial skills due to the practical case studies.

    Dennis Priebe
    Living in Germany

    Melitta Europa GmbH & Co. KG

  • The program was a boost to my career. I could apply the lessons directly at work.

    Nives Barisic
    Living in Germany

  • The high quality of the teachers and the good cooperation with my fellow students is a key success factor of the study program.

    Jens Westerhoff
    Living in Germany

    Pöppelmann GmbH & Co. KG

Program Coordinator Contact

The Master's degree of the application-oriented Master Business Management (M.A.) opens up attractive career perspectives in the management and consulting area. In terms of content, the program is based on the  development stages (life cycle) of a company.“


Prof. Dr. Vera de Hesselle
Prof. Dr. Vera de Hesselle
Program Director