International Graduate Center (IGC)

Introduction

International Graduate Center

Inspired by Diversity.

The International Graduate Center (IGC) cares for future business leaders. We offer part-time and full-time graduate programs for students and young professionals around the world. With a rich network of partners in business and science we offer high quality education on a master level.

Profile

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 International Graduate Center offers several MBA and master degrees in the area of international and European business and management. With six full-time and three part-time master programs the IGC has among the largest range of international master and MBA courses of all graduate schools in Germany. All full-time courses are taught entirely in English.

The IGC guarantees a postgraduate education which satisfies academic and job requirements in equal measure. Team oriented lectures and seminars in small groups with a maximum of 25 students facilitate a constructive dialog between the members. The IGC has currently 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 inter cultural competence of our students. Many of our lecturers come from the management of top companies in Europe and will provide you with an insight into different companies and fields of business. The IGC is part of the International Business School Alliance (IBSA) with six partner universities (located in USA, UK, Spain, France, Russia, Malaysia) who successfully offer a unique double degree MBA program.

Practical relevance

With its flexible study structure and the option to study part-time, the International Graduate Center is particularly suitable to adapt university education to the changing demands of the working world. The combination of internationality and practical content allows the International Graduate Center to educate managers according to their needs as well as providing significant support for personnel development in businesses.

Internationality

The IGC’s international flair is the base for an intercultural exchange of experiences. This provides students with intercultural skills alongside the professional knowledge and knowledge of methods they gain from their studies. In addition to its international student body from around the world, half of the IGC’s lecturers come from partner universities and international businesses. In their seminars, the guest lecturers make an important contribution to the intercultural skills of the students and thus emphasise IGC’s international network.

Quality and innovation through world-wide cooperation with partner universities.

Furthermore, IGC is part of the International Business School Alliance (IBSA). The International MBA is a joint course offered within this network. Six partner universities in the USA, Great Britain, Spain, France, Russia, Germany and Malaysia pool their core skills in postgraduate studies, allowing the students to profit from the quality and international direction of the curriculum. This innovative study concept (whose graduates receive a double-Masters degree, or dual degree, within a year) prepares the students to be able to independently move into as-yet unknown territory. The IGC encourages students´ intercultural know-how in a completely new way – this know-how has become a key management qualification in our globalised world.

Quality standards

As the International Graduate Center of the public University of Applied Sciences Bremen, which has already received a number of prestigious awards for the quality of its international and practice-oriented teaching, we too have obligated ourselves to a high standard of quality. We therefore regularly have our curricula accredited by an external accreditation agencies (ZEvA, AQAS, AACSB*). The Central Evaluating Agency (ZEvA) is part of the European Network of Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). All master (MBA) degrees of the International Graduate Center are official degrees of a German public university. Therefore they are accepted by universities and governments in and outside of Europe.

Our students are also actively involved in evaluating our programs. On the degree courses, the participants evaluate each individual course of lectures. This direct feedback on the course content and the teaching leads to focused and dynamic quality management.

We also give out awards for the best IGC teacher and student during our annual graduation ceremony. We would therefore additionally like to encourage and support high quality teaching and studying at IGC.

Hochschule Bremen

With some 8,000 students from nearly 100 different countries and over 60 courses on offer, the University of Applied Sciences Bremen is amongst the larger universities of applied sciences in Germany. The university’s roots go back to the first faculty in the year 1799 and today the University of Applied Sciences Bremen can rely on a network of over 250 partner universities worldwide.

Already in 2005 and thus five years ahead of the deadline set by the European Ministry of Education, the University of Bremen has reorganized its range of courses completely, basing them on the bachelor and master structure in line with mandatory international standards. The accreditation of all courses associated with these changes ensures that the students receive an education of the highest quality combined with the best possible mobility during their studies. Moreover in two-thirds of all courses, internships and study terms spent abroad are an obligatory part of the teaching plan. Courses leading to a master degree are based on the first level of final university exams that qualify students for professions or vocations* (intermediate study courses).

The University of Applied Sciences Bremen presents students attractive opportunities in structuring study courses not only practice oriented but also internationally compatible. Future-oriented and innovative course contents as well as bachelor and master qualifications – which are acknowledged all over the world – offer excellent career possibilities in and outside of Europe.

Alumni

The International Graduate Center’s global alumni network is now spread out across five continents and comprises almost 1000 alumni from more than 70 nations. This network makes a substantial contribution to the successful future of every single graduate.

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International MBA

Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Russia Moscow USA Wilmington United Kingdom Hatfield Malaysia Kuala Lumpur France Paris Germany Bremen city Spain Valencia + 12 more

The International MBA is the German accredited degree program of the IBSA Dual Degree Master’s Program which is offered by the International Business School Alliance (IBSA). [+]

The International MBA is the German accredited degree program of the IBSA Dual Degree Master’s Program which is offered by the International Business School Alliance (IBSA). Participating in the program means that you finish your graduate studies with 2 degrees in only one year: An MBA from Bremen, plus another degree depending on your choice of the partner university. It also means that you live in two different countries and study with a highly diverse student body. The first semester always consists of core modules. You can either study the core modules in Bremen, Germany and choose 1 out of 6 partner business specializations. Or set up your dual degree another way around: Specialize in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and start at one of partner universities. In the 3rd term you will write your master thesis about your specialization topic. The standard of living in Bremen is high, but the costs are not. The city has a very long tradition as a hub of international trade. Because it is linked to the sea, many logistics companies have settled down here. IBSA Dual Degree Master’s Program - Partner Universities As an IBSA student, you can design your own path. There are 42 possible combinations of universities and specializations you can choose. That sounds like a lot, but it’s not a complicated decision: There are 7 accredited degree programs forming the IBSA Dual Degree Master’s Program. The IMBA is the German one. Students start with the first term at any of the 7 partner universities belonging to the International Business School Alliance (IBSA) and have to change to a second IBSA-partner in the second term. The final research project in the third term is completed at this second IBSA-partner. The Core Modules are the same everywhere. Every university has its own specialisation. Partner Universities HS Bremen, International Graduate Center, Germany, Bremen Universitat de Valencia, Facultad de Economia, Spain, Valencia RANEPA, Institute of Business Studies, Russia, Moscow University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA, Wilmington University of Hertfordshire Business School, UK, Hatfield UNIRAZAK, Faculty of Business Administration, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Novancia Business School Paris, France, Paris Specialization & Master Thesis Choose from the list below your business specialization. International Logistics and Supply Chain Management HS Bremen, International Graduate Center, Germany MBA International Finance and Investments University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA MBA/ MBA Global and Islamic Finance UNIRAZAK, Faculty of Business Administration, Malaysia MBA/ MBA Master in Human Resource Management University of Hertfordshire Business School, UK Master of Science (M.Sc./ MBA) Master in International Marketing Universidad de Valencia, Facultad de Economia, Spain Master of Arts (M.A./ MBA) Master in International Business Development and Consulting Novancia Business School Paris, France Master of Arts (M.A./ MBA) Master in Management in Emerging Economies RANEPA, Institute of Business Studies, Russia Master of Arts (M.A./ MBA) Core Modules Human Resource Management in the Global Environment: The module will examine ideas of International Human Resource Management (HRM) in the context of the global business environment and the policies of organizations for the management of people. The issues involved in managing international human resources strategically will be explored. In addition, the links between HR practices and organizational performance will be reviewed. Ideas of best practice in managing people internationally will also be analysed. Global Marketing Strategies: The module learning outcomes have a view of Marketing for international marketing decision making at an advanced level. The learning experience will stimulate critical and intellectual skills, through class learning, group work and independent research. Multinational Finance Management: The aim of the module is to equip students with skills and knowledge related to international finance issues. The module focuses on analysis and decision-making techniques in order to prepare students to act as managers aware of the global issues affecting their business environment, i.e. functioning of foreign exchange markets, currency and interest rate risks and their management, multinational capital budgeting project and firm financial analysis for value creation. Global Strategic Analysis: This module deals with strategy-making and execution. It addresses global business issues and deals with the question of what managers must do to make a company a winner in the global business environment. Using the case method and other approaches, the module discusses the managerial tasks involved in the processes of analyzing, crafting, selecting, and executing strategies. International Business Law: The International Business Law module deals with questions arising from international commercial transactions. The course provides an understanding of the rules of applicable law and litigation (jurisdiction and arbitration). In particular the module focuses on international contracts as the cornerstone of International Business Law. International Leadership (optional): The main objective of the module “Leadership” is to provide to the participants an overall perspective on leadership, to experience the personal dimensions of their own leadership style and capacity, and to develop tangible action plans to shape their own management skills. By this, the module builds a sound basis for becoming a successful business leader. Why Study in the IBSA Program? The IBSA Dual Degree Master’s Program is a smart choice with regards to your future employment. You gain international experience, which is highly valued, especially in business-related fields. Benefit from IBSA's worldwide network that brings you truly international education. Through living in two countries you will significantly increase your cultural competence as you hone your business knowledge at the same time. The combined experiences will be invaluable for your personal growth. The city of Bremen is very international and has a friendly climate. As you walk through the city you will hear many languages besides German. The IGC’s International Students Assistance (ISA) is dedicated to help you with any issues and questions you have during your time in Bremen, from finding an apartment to insurance to visa applications. As a student, you will also receive the famous “Semesterticket” with which you can use public transportation far beyond Bremen’s borders. MBA Target Group & Requirements You have a business-related undergraduate degree and at least one year of professional experience. Aside from that, you’re also ambitious and have a truly cosmopolitan mindset. The students to whom this applies come from a large variety of cultural and professional backgrounds, which makes the IBSA-experience mind-expanding for every participant. The main entry requirements are: An academic, business-related degree (bachelor)* Proof of English proficiency* with TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 80 IBT points or IELTS (International Language Testing System) 6.5 points One year professional experience (proof of practical knowledge or work experience required) Additional documents required for applying: Copies of either birth certificate or passport* Curriculum vitae An essay outlining student's interest in the program A letter of recommendation (of employer or university) APS certificate for Chinese or Vietnamese applicants ONLY If regular copies are submitted, either certified copies or original documents should be presented upon enrolment. Original documents other than in English or German have to be translated for the application by a recognized translator. Application Process MBA If you want to specialize in one of our partners’ business specializations, you can apply here and start with the core modules in Germany at the IGC. But, If you want to study the Logistics and Supply Chain specialization, you have to start at one of our partner universities. Every partner has its own accredited degree program (see list below) as a part of the IBSA Dual Degree Master’s Program. You have to apply for the accredited degree program of your chosen partner university, where you want to start with the core modules. In the application process, you can then choose Bremen as your second university and Logistics and Supply Chain Management as your specialization. If you have any trouble during the application process or other questions, please, don’t hesitate to contact our program coordinator Angela Dunkhorst. International Graduate Center (Germany) – International MBA Universitat de Valencia (Spain) – International Business Management (iMBA) RANEPA Institute of Business Studies Moscow (Russia) – International Master in Management University of North Carolina Wilmington (USA) – International MBA University of Hertfordshire (UK) – Global Business Graduate School of Business UNIRAZAK (Malaysia) – MBA (International Business) Novancia Business School Paris (France) – MSc. in International Business Development and Consulting [-]

MBA in European/Asian Management

Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Germany Bremen city

The program is designed to mold top talents for leadership positions in Europe and Asia. It addresses especially young professionals with a first degree in engineering, social or natural sciences and at least one year of professional work experience. [+]

The program is designed to mold top talents for leadership positions in Europe and Asia. It addresses especially young professionals with a first degree in engineering, social or natural sciences and at least one year of professional work experience. The richness of the program is based on the unique concept of combining a foundation in the core business disciplines with a focus on either European or Asian business. The curriculum comprises six core modules that will provide you with a general management perspective on business functions and how they can be integrated with a rapidly changing global economy, and two modules in the area specialization “Europe” or “Asia”. Additionally, two elective modules will give you the opportunity to tailor the program to your individual career objectives or organizational interests prior to the final Master Thesis. The program is accompanied by company visits, guest lectures, career counseling and personal mentoring. Target group The program addresses persons interested to study international business from a European or Asian perspective who hold a first degree, in engineering, social or natural sciences and at least one year of professional work experience. It will enable participants to fulfil management functions in an international context. Since the program is primarily for persons with no educational background in management sciences, teaching aims to equip students with fundamental management skills and methods as well as social competencies. It thus qualifies them for further career steps on higher management levels at the interface between their home country and European or Asian markets. Admission For application we require the following qualification and documentation: Bachelor degree / primarily non-economic/non-business-related (official transcript of previous degree) One year of post-graduate work experience (proof of work experience/employer´s certificate required) Proof of English proficiency with TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign Language) 80 IBT (“Internet-based”) points or IELTS (International Language Testing System) 6,5 Points Curriculum vitae An essay demonstrating the student´s strong motivation for the program and dedication to an international business career Passport photograph Copies of either birth certificate or passport Course Content Module 1, International Communication Skills, aims to equip students with a deepened understanding of the importance of culture and trains students’ cross-cultural competences. Students are further introduced to communication and presentation techniques essential in today’s business. Module 2, People and Management, deals with differences in work behavior determined by culture, explains how business decisions are influenced by the culture of a respective country, and enables students to develop their understanding of key issues of managing human resources in a global context. Module 3, Finance and Accounting, addresses financial markets, trade financing, financial control of multinational companies, assessment of investments and risks, capital costs and risks in foreign trade, and is concerned with modern controlling concepts and instruments. Module 4, Global Business Knowledge, provides learners with a deepened knowledge of internationalization strategies of companies, concepts and instruments of strategic management, and a systematic knowledge in marketing research methods in a global context. Module 5, Area Specialization I, depending on the chosen focus (Asia or Europe), the module provides an introduction to the economic, political and social conditions of doing business in Asia or Europe. Module 6, International Business Law and Taxation, introduces basic principles of international business law and addresses the purpose, kinds, regulation and use of taxation in international business. Module 7, International Project Management, addresses fundamental principles of Project Management, its possible fields of application and its relevance for process optimization of a global value chain. Module 8, Area Specialization II, is taught to the students based on module 5 and, depending on the focus choice, offers an understanding of the Asian or European economic and business fundamentals. In modules 9, Topical Specialization I, and 10, Topical Specialization II, students can choose a topical specialization. Currently three topics are offered: International Tourism Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, International Business and Entrepreneurship. Depending on students’ interests more options can be offered from the Master portfolio of the School of International Business. The Master Thesis Seminar introduces students to academic writing and prepares them specifically for the Master Thesis. It covers the standards in preparing scientific papers, the function of a master thesis, possible cooperation with companies, methods for literature search, and the rules of plagiarism. In the Master Thesis students have to deal intensively with a research project or case study and put it in writing in the form of a scientific paper. Students can attend an optional 22-week internship (also in combination with the master thesis) after the completion of the first 10 modules. If it is a professionally relevant internship and includes a written scientific internship report (15-20 pages), students can obtain 30 ECTS credits. Perspectives Our European / Asian Management MBA Program helps you contribute to change and development in your home country and the world by offering: Business expertise Based on highest scholarly standards, we deliver an European/Asian-focused management education combining the latest managerial thoughts with practice. In addition to enhancing your management expertise we provide you with a profound understanding of doing business in Europe and Asia. International Networking Small classes give you the opportunity to interact closely with renowned professors and business professionals, as well as with a cosmopolitan student body. We lead you to networking opportunities and open your mind for new global perspectives – all with the goal of preparing you for leadership positions. Quality and success In a unique friendly atmosphere you receive individual attention from our dedicated staff while at the same time being challenged to perform to your full potential. We help you create knowledge economy that promotes growth and diversification. Career The main field of occupation for successful graduates is at the interface between their home countries and the international markets. Graduates will primarily work in jobs where a combination of technical expertise and management competency are necessary. This could be the supervision of procurement, production, sales or customer service of enterprises with international activities or in branches or within joint ventures especially in Europe or Asia. Tasks can also evolve in product development and quality management with and/or for international customers and suppliers in the target regions of the program. As a graduate, you will also be part of this network of successful graduates holding key management and leadership positions world-wide. [-]

MBA in Global Management

Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Germany Bremen city

Our MBA course aims to provide the opportunity to junior managers to gain specific competences which are essential for successful global business today. [+]

One year full time postgraduate Degree Course The world is globalizing and we are in the middle of it! This fact requires a changing profile of management skills. Our MBA course aims to provide the opportunity to junior managers to gain specific competences which are essential for successful global business today. We congratulate you for taking the opportunity and the challenge of learning together with people who share the same values although coming from different backgrounds. At the end of your studies you will feel more confident and prepared to face the challenges of a multinational business environment around the globe. The choice you make today will make a difference to your future. The program is characterized by a highly qualified teaching staff, an inspiring international and diverse student body, a faculty which offers a unique environment for intellectual exchange, joint research combined with academic excellence, practical orientation and an in-company internship. Course Structure Since the course structure is based upon different modules there is no final general exam. Students have to pass an exam in all ten modules. After passing a module students will gain the determined number of credit points. Students must achieve 60 ECTS Credit Points in total. Course Content Compulsory Modules Diversity Management & Ethics aims to provide students with the capability to apply cross-cultural management skills in negotiations, marketing, leadership etc. Additionally, students will have developed skills to identify, to analyse and to better cope with ethical conflicts in business and will have acquired professional skills to develop an ethical code for a company and make it work after completing the course. Global Management consists of two components: "strategic management and globalisation" and "organizing international and global business". This modul provides learners with a deepened knowledge of internationalisation strategies, concepts and instruments of strategic management, and a systematic knowledge in international marketing. Research & Communication introduces "quantitative methods" to analyse data and apply statistical analyses. In Global economics students acquire the competence to make sound decisions concerning international economic issues especially with respect to international trade and trade policy. They will be familiar with the fundamental causes of exchange rate fluctuations as well as the key determinants of international capital flows and will be able to take up an individual position in discussions of this field. Operations Management, Logistics and MIS addresses adequate solutions for logistic problems. Students will be able to use information systems (MIS) in companies and under­stand the interplay between strategy, organization and information systems. International Finance and Accounting consists of "Global Finance" addressing cost of capital for overseas investment, international transfer pricing and international tax planning and optimizing, and "International Accounting" introducing managerial and financial accounting function from an international perspective. Management Functions in Global Business includes both marketing and HR. The aim is to make students aware of the requirements of a well conceived and implemented marketing programme for international sales. Additionally, they will learn about the eminent strategic relevance of IHRM for the effectiveness of MNEs and will have the competence to elaborate an adequate concept of staffing and individual career planning for global business. International Legal and Tax Framework introduces basic principles of private international business law and addresses the purpose, kinds, regulation and use of taxation in international business. Project and Quality Management addresses fundamental principles of project management and deals with the analysis and development of processes from various perspectives such as efficiency, responsiveness, quality and productivity. Elective Courses German Business Environment includes"German History and Culture" and "German Economy and Business". After completion of this module students will have a profound understanding the political and legal structure of the German state and its historical background and can evaluate social and cultural life in Germany. Innovative Entrepreneurship is designed to provide the innovative, prudent risk taker with a practical approach for converting brilliant ideas into wealth. This course provides a road map for the perseverance and persistence required to successfully start a new business venture. Innovation Management focuses on the concept of innovation and its importance in organization, including the management process. Topics covered include the technology innovation process, innovation in corporations and research, innovation deployment in the manufacturing industry, strategies of using innovation and developing new business, and the creation of market sellers. Comparative East Asian Management examines the main management systems in East Asia (i.e. China, India, Japan, and Korea) and compares the management styles within East Asia and with the Western world. After completion of this module students are familiar with the nature of East Asian business systems and know distinctive features and differences in national management styles. The key element of Business Game: Strategic Marketing (Istanbul) is Markstrat, a strategic simulation game, which is designed to teach strategic marketing concepts such as brand portfolio strategy, segmentation, and positioning strategies. After completion of this module students will have learned to make decisions about the future under conditions of uncertainty. Teaching Methods The basic principle of the MBA in Global Management program is researching while learning. The systematic training of technical and social competences here plays a key role. Classes are generally held as seminars. Lecturers use selective methods of presentation, for example discussions among the students, supervised groupwork, analysis of case-studies and project work to ensure convincing results. Exams Depending on the course different accompanying exam alternatives occur: Written exam (WE) Oral exam (OE) Assignment (A) Written presentation (WP) The master's examination consists of: The course accompanying exams The Master's Thesis plus oral defence Target Group The MBA course Master in Global Management endeavours to offer junior managers the opportunity to obtain specific competencies required for successful global business today. The aim is to provide management skills as well as thought-provoking experiences focused on global business. This is an essential requirement for students interested in a career in either government, international organisations or business enterprises. The course puts students at an advantage when it comes to leadership excellence. Goals The MGM-programme aims to provide management skills as well as mindexpanding experiences focused on global business. This is an essential need for students interested to pursue their career in either government, international organisations and business enterprises. Thus the course gives students an edge when it comes to leadership excellence. Degree The MGM-programme is completed with the Master`s Examination which is taken after two semesters. Students are required to write their Master`s Thesis at the end of the second semester when all modules have been covered in full. The thesis has to be defended in an oral exam. In case a student does an internship after the second semester the oral exam takes place after the third semester. The overall grade incorporates the results obtained from exams during the course and the evaluation of the Master's Thesis. Upon successful completion of the course students are awarded the degree of "Master of Business Administration. Admission An academic, business-related degree (bachelor) Two years of practical professional experience Proof of a very good standard of English shown by appropriate certificates: (A-level English course, TOEFL paper based 560 points, TOEFL computer based 220 points, IELTS 6,0; option: English test) Additional requirements for foreign applicants: The approval of the academic degree achieved and its equivalence to the standard by the MGM-course director and the relevant authority. [-]

MBA in International Tourism Management

Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Germany Bremen city

The MBA in International Tourism Management is a three semester full-time course leading to a specialist Master of Business Administration (MBA)-degree. [+]

Program The MBA in International Tourism Management is a three semester full-time course leading to a specialist Master of Business Administration (MBA)-degree. The program offers resourceful, entrepreneurial, innovative and global networking competence. This is achieved by qualified teaching staff, an international and diverse student body, a faculty which provides a unique environment for intellectual exchange, joint research combined with academic excellence, practical orientation and an in-company internship. The course provides students with a competitive advantage in securing a career in the tourism industry. Background Tourism and its related business activities belong to the most important factors of the world economy. Surprisingly, this is highly underestimated because the complexity of tourism does not allow for quantitative perception and real economic relevance. Today the tourism industry has become the world's biggest employer. The irrational perception of the tourism business, relating it to only leisure and travel, still influences students` choice. Such programs normally do not attract male students, as they do not consider tourism as a profitable or worthwhile career opportunity. They prefer courses in general business administration and management. However, in today's tight labour market they cannot avoid the tourism sector as a future employer at which point they lack a sound qualification in tourism management. As the wave of technology-driven change has swept through many economies around the world, the tourism industry has an ever increasing challenge to adapt to the change or to run the risk of falling behind and suffering a potentially catastrophic collapse. In order to address the complexities in co-ordinating the different tourism-related industries and to realize the need to upgrade skills in this sector, there is a demand for the improvement of education in this field. Taking these factors into account, Bremen University of Applied Sciences has developed this specialist MBA-course, which focuses on tourism management competences. Core Emphases Strategic and operative marketing competences in tourism International, intercultural and global tourism management Sensitivity towards the tourism environment Specific management competencies in tourism (e.g. project management, e-tourism, quality management, operations managent) Softskills such as communication and intercultural competences Key Features Post graduate course "Master in International Tourism Management" One-year full time course Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA) International lecturers and students Optional internship Orientation week German language course Social activities and gatherings Course Structure The MBA in International Tourism Management has 16 modules, which have to be completed. Students take an exam in 13 out of the 16 modules. Lectures account for about 630 hours (see Modules and Credits). The modules comprise either 30 or 60 hours. Usually one module is completed after two weeks. Classes are held in English. The optional internship can be done in Germany or abroad. The students gain credit points for their examination results according to the ECTS system (see general structure chart). Course accompanying examinations must be performed alternatively as follows: Supervised written exams Oral exams Seminar papers or presentations The Master's Examination consists of: The course accompanying exams Master thesis plus oral defence Course Content Compulsory Modules Modul 1 is an introduction to tourism science and theory at Masters level. Apart from the theory and science of tourism the module also focuses on practical knowledge and applications. Practical exercises and case studies are integrated in this part of the module. Intercultural Management includes "Culture and Cross Cultural Management" where students will learn about the influence of culture in the workplace, concentrating on three levels of intercultural competence: intercultural sensitivity, enhancement of knowledge about other cultures and practical skill improvement. International Financial Management consists of two components: "Global Finance" and "International Accounting". Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to understand and deal with major issues in the financial management of international corporations and to apply methods used to manage risk in global markets. Corporate Social Responsibility aims to provide students with subject-focused, methodological as well as key competencies. Students are supposed to know and comprehend different viewpoints and opinions with regards to the main thematic foci ethics, sustainability and sustainable development. In “Human Resource Management”, the students will be familiarised with the management of human resources in an international context. In Tourism Marketing students acquire the competence to strategically evaluate the future shape and direction of tourism marketing; to explore key approaches and best-practices in this regard; and to study (with a research and practical orientation) the development and implementation of competitive strategic marketing plans. After completion of International Legal and Tax Framework, students will have gained essential knowledge in international business law and the practice of conclusion of contracts and conflict resolution in international commerce. Students will have gained a profound insight into the tax systems and deepened knowledge about taxes most relevant to enterprises involved in international business, and have the ability to assess tax related advantages and disadvantages of different legal forms, corporate strategies and location factors. Strategic Planning includes "Marketing Research" that enables students to analyse data and apply statistical analyses and "Development and Implementation of Strategy" after what students will have a solid understanding of the most common strategic management approaches as well as their pros, cons, and limitations. International Project Management addresses fundamental principles of project management, its possible fields of application and its relevance for the process optimization of the value chain. Different approaches and instruments of project management and project team leadership are introduced before project organization, structuring and controlling are discussed in detail including Demand in Tourism. Applied Project Management comprises a real case study including individual reading and research, team work, class discussions, presentations, portfolio discussions of findings. Different approaches and instruments of Project Management, Strategic Planning and Tourism Management will be applied in this real tourism specific project. The Master Thesis Seminar covers standards in academic writing, the function of the Master Thesis within the programme context, approaches to find an adequate research question for the final thesis, strategic issues and questions regarding personal goals and career planning, cooperation with companies and business practice for writing the thesis, originality of the thesis topic, approach to literature research, literature originality issues and plagiarism rules, the writing a mock-thesis. Master Thesis involves the students in actually engaging in the research or case study project and writing and finalising the thesis paper. The Internship includes a 20-week internship work contract with a company or organisation involved in general or tourism business or activities. Elective Courses Contemporary Issues in Tourism International Politics and Relations in Tourism Leadership Challenges Applications of Business Strategies in E-Tourism and Tour Operation Teaching Methods The basic principle of the MBA in International Tourism Management is researching while learning. The systematic training of technical and social competences plays a key role. Classes are generally held as seminars. The lecturers use selective methods of presentation, for example discussions among students, supervised group work, analysis of case-studies and project work to ensure convincing results. Target Group The postgraduate course MBA in International Tourism Management offers compulsory subjects only, all of which focus on the systematic preparation of future managers for the various tasks within international tourism management in a global environment. In order to address the complexities in coordinating the different tourism-related industries and to fulfill the need to upgrade skills in this sector, training needs to be improved. Goals The MTM-program provides students with a careful balance of managerial knowledge and specialist skills tailored specifically towards the tourism sector. The ability to be resilient and adaptable to changes is a critical requirement for survival. Managers need to be able to take charge and to implement tough and decisive actions. This requires innovative and comprehensive networking skills. Therefore this prestigious degree enables students to take charge of these changes effectively with great confidence and make use of the abundant opportunities of tomorrow. The core components of the MBA program cover the following areas of qualifications: The phenomenon of tourism and its systems Economics of tourism and its industries Environments of tourism Tourism demand Strategic and operative marketing competences in tourism International and global tourism management Specific management competences in tourism (a.o. project management, e-tourism, quality management and process management) Marketing research in tourism Culture and cross-culture management Business policy and ethics Degree The MBA in International Tourism Management is completed with the master's examination which is taken after two semesters. Students are required to write their master´s thesis at the end of the second semester when all modules have fully been covered. The thesis has to be defended in an oral exam. In case a student does an internship after the second semester the oral exam takes place after the third semester. The overall grade incorporates results obtained from exams during the course as well as the evaluation of the master´s thesis. Upon successful completion of the course students are awarded the degree of "Master of Business Administration (MBA)". Entry requirements The general requirements for admission are: An academic, business-related degree (bachelor). For foreign applicants: the course director has to approve the academic degree. Generally two years of practical professional experience. Proof of a very good standard of English shown by appropriate certificates (A-level English course, TOEFL paper based 560 points, TOEFL computer based 220 points, IELTS 6,0; option: English test) [-]

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