The extra-occupational Master of Business Administration of the International Graduate Center (IGC) is primarily aimed at ambitious individuals who would like to master the complex executive duties of middle and upper management positions in their career. The high level of this MBA's flexibility allows you to tailor the course plan to your needs, thus helping you achieve a work-family-university balance while fulfilling your educational goals. Furthermore, reducing the number of modules or applying for a leave semester are possible upon request for job and family related reasons such as an important project or a parental leave.

Your benefits

  • Internationally oriented general management program
  • Good balance between work, family and studies
  • Cross-functional management skills
  • Development of strong leadership skills


  • Visa allowing for working in Germany
  • First degree with at least 210 ECTS in a non-business field
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience
  • Very good German and good English language skills

Take the next step in your career with this extra-occupational program

The extra-occupational Master of Business Administration of the International Graduate Center Bremen offers future executives the opportunity to further their education without having to give up their current job.

To ensure a good work-life-education balance, the lectures take place on Friday evenings and Saturdays. This four to five-semester course combines 90 percent traditional education methods with ten percent of blended learning elements.

Practice-oriented learning: Your professional experience is of particular importance in this postgraduate course. Here, you will have the chance to contribute during workshops, case studies and interactive discussions within small workgroups. The seminars are run by highly qualified professors of the University of Applied Sciences Bremen, as well as economic experts and leading managers with many years of professional experience.

Seminars abroad: The modules of this program focus on functions and processes in a company, its management, financing, corporate accounting, as well as business and employment law. In the course of your studies you will choose a thematic focus of international marketing, international logistics or leadership challenges. You will also attend two one-week seminars abroad.

After successfully completing the modules, you will write your master's thesis in English in the fourth or fifth semester. The fees can be paid per semester or in monthly installments. Please note for your information that the part-time MBA study and the associated costs are tax deductible.

Required documents

For admission we require the following qualifications and documentation, which you can send during or after your application:

  • proof of previous university degree(s) and transcripts (1)
  • a copy of your passport or birth certificate (1)
  • curriculum vitae (1)
  • proof of English language proficiency (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS) (not for Cultural Management) (2)
  • a letter of recommendation by a university lecturer or employer (not for the part-time programs) (2)
  • an essay outlining your interests in the program (not for the Flex part-time programs) (2)
  • passport photograph (2)
  • proof of practical knowledge or work experience (1)
  • original APS-Certificate (for Chinese and Vietnamese applicants only) (1)

(1) necessary documents for admission
(2) documents must be provided during the enrollment process at the latest

Original degrees or certified copies of original documents are required. If you submit regular copies along with your application, you will have to present the original documents for enrollment. Documents other than in English or German have to be translated into English or German by a recognized translator for the application.

Program taught in:
  • German
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Last updated April 5, 2019
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4 - 5 semesters
15,100 EUR
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