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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Programs

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1-year MBA

International MBA

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

Global MBA

MBA in Global Management

Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Germany Bremen city France Paris United Kingdom Hatfield Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Russia Moscow Spain Valencia USA Wilmington + 12 more

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... [-]

MBA

MBA in European/Asian Management

Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Germany Bremen city France Paris United Kingdom Hatfield Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Russia Moscow Spain Valencia USA Wilmington + 12 more

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... [-]

MBA in International Tourism Management

Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Germany Bremen city France Paris United Kingdom Hatfield Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Russia Moscow Spain Valencia USA Wilmington + 12 more

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... [-]

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