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Founded in 1999, GISMA has a mission to connect those in the field of education with those in the corporate sector to provide distinguished management education to professionals from a variety of places around the globe.

Students and staff from all over the world will have access to the school campuses in Hannover, Berlin and London. GISMA has a scope of accredited postgraduate programmes, executive courses, a university placement programme, and language classes to empower students to achieve success in the workplace.

Some of GISMA’s strategic partners include:

  • The University of Law – a well-respected provider of higher education in the UK.
  • Arden University (the first specialist online learning university to launch in the UK in the last 50 years)
  • Grenoble Ecole de Management (21st in the Financial Times European Business Schools 2017 ranking and is triple-crown accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB)
  • Kingston University has an AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation which is internationally recognised. This is something that only 5 percent of the world’s business schools achieve

Collaborating with some of the best business schools in Europe to enhance student learning, GISMA targets personal and professional progression by engaging students through hands-on experience with companies, a committed careers centre, tutors who understand the importance of dividing their attention between each individual and the chance to receive one-to-one mentoring from alumni.

Thinking of choosing GISMA?

  • AMBA Accreditation for MBA programmes since 2011 with some triple-accredited partners which only 1% of the world’s elite business schools receive
  • Programmes with top global rankings – the MIB is ranked 20th in the world by the Economist in 2017
  • International student cohort with over 40 nationalities represented
  • Be taught by professors from top global universities
  • Careers Development Centre, dedicated to helping students secure a successful career
  • Learn in the entrepreneurial cities of Berlin, Hannover and London
  • Free German classes and 100% taught in English
  • VISA and accommodation assistance
  • Scholarships, flexible payment plans and early-bird discounts
  • The opportunity to apply for an 18 month post-study residence permit to make the most of any career opportunities in Germany after graduating

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Available Programmes

PostGraduate Programmes

Course NameGrenoble MBACourse TypePostgraduate
Course Duration24 months (12 months campus)  – 1 academic year (9 months full-time) + Final Management Project (FMP)Fees€ 33,000
LocationsBerlinIntakeSep-20
Information

“YEAR I
The International Environment*
• International Macroeconomics
• Geopolitics

Accounting and Auditing
• Auditing
• Managerial Accounting
• International Financial Accounting

International Management
• Intercultural Management
• International Negotiations

Sustainability and Management
• Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility
• Risk Management

International Business Law
• Introduction to Law and Corporate Governance
• Contract Law

Technology Management
• Innovation Management
• Operations Management

Tools for Decision-Making
• Managerial Economics
• Quantitative Methods

Managing Organisations
• International Human Resource Management
• Organisations and Change Management
• Leadership and Teambuilding

International Marketing
• Cases on International Markets

Corporate Finance
• Investment and Evaluation Decisions
• Current Financial Environment and Increasing Risk

Digital Transformation
• Preparing for Digital Transformation
• Digital Project Management
• Digital Transformation with Start Ups
• Digital Transformation – Real World Business Cases

Strategic Management
• Competitive Models Key Concepts
• Logical Decision Making Frameworks

Integrative Case Study
• Draws together main concepts across modules

YEAR II
• Final Management Project
The second year of the programme is dedicated to the Final Management Project conducted under the supervision of a tutor.
This is an applied or theoretical research project that can be completed at a distance and in parallel with full-time employment or an approved internship. Students are encouraged to choose a subject related to their preferred career.

Course NameGrenoble MSc Innovation, Strategy and EntrepreneurshipCourse TypePostgraduate
Course Duration24 months (12 months campus)  – 1 academic year (9 months full-time) + Final Management Project (FMP)Fees€ 22,000
LocationsBerlinIntakeSep-20
Information

“YEAR I
Introduction session – general management and the corporate environment
• Accounting
• Corporate Finance
• Insight into Digital
• Intercultural Management
• International Negotiations
• Leadership, Teambuilding and Managerial Creativity
• Legal Environment of International Business
• Managerial Economics
• Project Management
• Research Methods for Managers
• Personal Branding for Career Success
• Digital Analytics

Innovation Management
• Introduction to Innovation
• Creativity and Innovation
• Innovation & Design Thinking
• Marketing High Tech and Innovation

Strategy
• Strategic Management
• Harvard Course: Microeconomics of Competitiveness
• Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring
• Strategic Marketing and Marketing Planning

Entrepreneurship
• Introduction to Entrepreneurship
• New Venture Business Planning
• Entrepreneurship and Business Opportunities
• Small and Family Business

YEAR II
Final Management Project
• The second year of the programme is dedicated to the Final Management Project, conducted under the supervision of a tutor. This is an applied or theoretical research project that can be completed at a distance and in parallel with full-time employment or an approved internship. Students are encouraged to choose a subject related to their preferred career.

Course NameGrenoble MSc Marketing ManagementCourse TypePostgraduate
Course Duration24 months ( 12 months full-time campus) + Project (12 months) The FMP can be completed remotely, from
anywhere in the world.
Fees€ 22,000
LocationsBerlinIntakeSep-20
Information

“YEAR I
Digital Marketing
• Insight into Digital
• IMC and Digital Models
• Digital Analytics
• Content Marketing

Strategic Management
• Strategic Marketing and Planning
• Marketing Psychology and Consumer Behavior
• Brand Management and Product Development
• Managing Marketing
• Qualitative and Quantitative Market Research

Marketing Management
• Innovation through Design
• Marketing Metrics and Pricing Policy
• Customer Relationship Management
• Project Management

Core Business Skills
• Corporate Finance
• Accounting
• Intercultural Management
• International Negotiations

Capstone course
• Research Methods for Managers and Integrative Case Study

YEAR II
Final Management Project
The second year of the programme is dedicated to the Final Management Project, conducted under the supervision of a tutor. This is an applied or theoretical research project that can be completed at a distance and in parallel with full-time employment or an approved internship. Students are encouraged to choose a subject related to their preferred career.

Course NameGrenoble Master in International Business (MIB)Course TypePostgraduate
Course Duration24 months (12 months campus)  – 1 academic year (9 months full-time) + Final Management Project (FMP)         The FMP can be completed remotely, from
anywhere in the world.
Fees€ 22,000
LocationsBerlinIntakeSep-20
Information

“YEAR I
Introduction session
• Academic Writing and Presentation Skills
• Case-Based Group Learning
• Introduction to IT and Online Library and Learning Platforms
• Excel Skills Training & Examinations

International Business
• International Negotiation
• The Legal Environment of International Business
• Global Business Operations – The Serious Game
• Global Trade Relations

Strategy and Operations
• Strategic Management
• Project Management
• International Operations and Supply Chain Management

Marketing
• Global Marketing Management
• Business Analysis and Consulting
• Strategic Marketing and Planning

International Management
• Intercultural Management
• Managing People and Organisations

Managing Technology and Innovation
• Managing Technology and Innovations
• Information Systems for Digital Business

Finance and Economics
• Managerial Economics
• Corporate Finance
• International Financial Risk Management
• Microeconomics of Competitiveness

Accounting
• International Accounting and Financial
• Statement Analysis
• Budgeting and Controlling

Business Research and Analysis
• Research Methodology for Managers
• Quantitative Methods for Business Research

Foreign Languages (Mandatory)
• Students will study French language (beginners to advanced level), an integral part of the Master in International Business programme.

YEAR II
Final Management Project
The second year of the programme is dedicated to the Final Management Project conducted under the supervision of a tutor. This is an applied or theoretical research project that can be completed at a distance and in parallel with full-time employment or an approved internship. Students are encouraged to choose a subject related to their preferred career.

Course NameMSc Corporate Financial ManagementCourse TypePostgraduate
Course DurationOne academic year (full-time)Fees€ 15,000
LocationsBerlinIntakeJanuary 2020 / April 2020 / July 2020 / September 2020
Information

“CORE MODULES
• Corporate Finance
• Corporate Reporting
• Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/Project

Elective Modules (Specialisation I)
• Risk Management and Banking Regulation
• Mergers and Acquisitions

Elective Modules (Specialisation II)
• Business Performance Management
• Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility

Course NameMSc International MarketingCourse TypePostgraduate
Course DurationOne academic year (full-time)Fees€ 15,000
LocationsBerlinIntakeJanuary 2020 / April 2020 / July 2020 / September 2020
Information“International Marketing Leadership
Managing Organisational Reputation
Business Analysis and Decision Making
International Emerging Themes
Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/Project “
Course NameMSc Strategic Business ManagementCourse TypePostgraduate
Course DurationOne academic year (full-time)Fees€ 15,000
LocationsBerlinIntakeJanuary 2020 / April 2020 / July 2020 / September 2020
Information“Global Business Strategy and Leadership
Management of Business Operations
Performance Management and Reward
International Marketing Leadership
Financial Information for Business Decisions
Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/Project”
Course NameMSc Leadership and Human Resource ManagementCourse TypePostgraduate
Course DurationOne academic year (full-time)Fees€ 15,000
LocationsBerlinIntakeJanuary 2020 / April 2020 / July 2020 / September 2020
Information“Leadership and Management Development
Developing Skills for Business
Human Resource Management in Context
Coaching and Mentoring
Organisational Design and Development
Leading, Managing and Developing People
Managing Employment Relations
Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/ Project”
Course NameMSc Global AccountingCourse TypePostgraduate
Course DurationOne academic year (full-time)Fees€ 15,000
LocationsBerlinIntake March 2020 / June 2020 / September 2020
Information

“Core modules include:
• Corporate Finance
• Corporate Reporting
• Strategic Management Accounting
• Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation / Project

Electives include:
• Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Global Auditing and Assurance

Course NameMSc IT Security ManagementCourse TypePostgraduate
Course Duration1 to 2 yearsFeesPart-time € 15,000
Full-time  € 15,000
LocationsBerlinIntakeFeb, Apr, Jun, Sep, Nov
Information“Technology and Trend Monitoring
Information Security Strategy Development
Risk Management
IT Security Management
IS Governance
Cloud Systems and Applications
Research Project”
Course NameMSc Data Analytics and MarketingCourse TypePostgraduate
Course Duration1 to 2 yearsFeesPart-time € 15,000
Full-time  € 15,000
LocationsBerlinIntakeFeb, Apr, Jun, Sep, Nov
Information

“Core modules include:
• Corporate Finance
• Corporate Reporting
• Strategic Management Accounting
• Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation / Project

Electives include:
• Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Global Auditing and Assurance

Course NameMSc Project ManagementCourse TypePostgraduate
Course Duration1 to 2 yearsFeesPart-time € 15,000
Full-time  € 15,000
LocationsBerlinIntakeFeb, Apr, Jun, Sep, Nov
Information“Project Management Techniques
Management of Projects
Project Analytics
Data Handling and Decision Making
Sustainability in Theory and Practice
Quality Management
Research Project”
Course NameMSc Engineering ManagementCourse TypePostgraduate
Course Duration1 to 2 yearsFeesPart-time € 15,000
Full-time  € 15,000
LocationsBerlinIntakeFeb, Apr, Jun, Sep, Nov
Information“Operations and Supply Chain Management
Project Management Techniques
Sustainability in Theory and Practice
Risk Management and Innovation
Quality Management
Data Handling and Decision Making
Research Project”
Course NameMSc International Business ManagementCourse TypePostgraduate
Course DurationOne academic year (full-time)Fees€ 16,500
LocationsGermanyIntakeOct, Feb
Information

“Core modules
• Fundamentals of Business Management
• International Business Strategy with Simulation
• International Business Environment and Trade
• Consultancy in Practice

Elective modules – indicative and may be subject to change
• Strategic Project Management
• Global Marketing Management
• Entrepreneurship in an International Context
• Managing Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development
• Buyer Behaviour
• Innovation Management
• International Money and Finance
• Design Thinking for Start Ups
• Financial Resource Management

Course NameMSc Data Analytics and Information Systems ManagementCourse TypePostgraduate
Course Duration1 to 2 yearsFeesPart-time € 15,000
Full-time  € 15,000
LocationsBerlinIntakeFeb, Apr, Jun, Sep, Nov
Information“Data Design
Data Handling and Decision Making
Data Visualisation and Interpretation
IS and Business Strategy Alignment
Technology and Trend Monitoring
Project and Portfolio Management
Research Project”
Course NameMSc Digital MarketingCourse TypePostgraduate
Course Duration1 academic year (full-time)Fees€ 19,250
LocationsBerlinIntakeSep-20
Information

“Core modules include:
• Digital Marketing Technologies
• Digital Consumer Behaviour
• Data Driven Decision Making
• Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/Project

Electives include:
• Emerging Technologies
• Blockchain
• FinTech
• Procurement and SCM

Course NameMSc Business Intelligence and AnalyticsCourse TypePostgraduate
Course Duration1 academic year (full-time)Fees€ 19,250
LocationsBerlinIntake March 2020 / June 2020 / September 2020
Information

“Core modules include:
• Data Discovery Visualisation
• Data Driven Decision Making
• Predictive Analytics
• Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation / Project

Electives include:
• Emerging Technologies
• Blockchain
• FinTech
• Procurement and SCM

Course NameMSc Data Management and Cyber SecurityCourse TypePostgraduate
Course Duration1 academic year (full-time)Fees€ 19,250
LocationsBerlinIntake March 2020 / June 2020 / September 2020
Information

“Core modules include:
• Cyber Security Frameworks
• Cyber Security Landscape
• Data Management
• Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/Project

Electives include:
• Emerging Technologies
• Blockchain
• Fintech
• Procurement and SCM

Course NameMSc Financial ComplianceCourse TypePostgraduate
Course Duration1 academic year (full-time)Fees€ 19,250
LocationsBerlinIntakeSep-20
Information

“This year will consist of the following core modules:
• Fundamentals of Securities and Investments
• Global Financial Compliance
• Risk Management and Compliance Functions under Basel III
• Financial Crime, AML and Cyber-Security

Plus:
• Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/Project

Course NameMSc Financial Risk ManagementCourse TypePostgraduate
Course Duration1 academic year (full-time)Fees€ 19,250
LocationsBerlinIntakeSep-20
Information

“This year will consist of the following core modules:
• Fundamentals of Securities and Investments
• Derivatives and Risk Hedging
• Risk Simulation and Basel III Capital Requirements
• Automation Regulations, Compliance: concepts and automation, Fintech and Regtech

Plus:
• Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/Project

Course NameMSc Project ManagementCourse TypePostgraduate
Course Duration1 academic year (full-time)Fees€ 17,000
LocationsBerlinIntake March 2020 / June 2020 / September 2020
Information

“This year will consist of the following core modules:
• Program Management (30)
• Product Management(30)
• Design Thinking (30)

One elective module from the list below:
• Emerging Technologies (30)
• Blockchain (30)
• FinTech (30)
• Procurement and SCM (30)

Plus:
• Research Methods and Professional Development Dissertation

Course NameMSc Digital Sales & ManagementCourse TypePostgraduate
Course Duration1 academic year (full-time)Fees€ 19,250
LocationsBerlinIntakeSep-20
Information

“This year will consist of the following core modules:
• Digital Marketing Technologies
• Data Driven Decision Making
• Digital Sales Management

One elective module from the list below:
• Emerging Technologies
• Blockchain
• Fintech
• Procurement and SCM

Plus:
• Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/Project

Undergraduate Programmes

Course NameBA (Hons) Business (HRM)Course TypeUndergraduate
Course Duration3 yearsFees€ 8,000 per year. € 1,000 per year early-bird discount (saving up to 3,000)
LocationsBerlinIntakeFeb, Apr, Jun, Sep, Nov
Information

“Year 1 (Level 4)
Developing personal and management skills
Understanding the business environment
Principles of marketing
Introduction to finance
People in organisations
Managing human Resources

Year 2 (Level 5)
Managing across cultures
Business processes
Enterprise and entrepreneurship
Business analysis
Planning human resources
Managing change in organisations

Year 3 (Level 6)
Contemporary management issues
Strategic management
Managing self and others
Strategic issues in human resource management
Research methods and dissertation”

Course NameBA (Hons) Business (Marketing)Course TypeUndergraduate
Course Duration3 yearsFees€ 8,000 per year. € 1,000 per year early-bird discount (saving up to 3,000)
LocationsBerlinIntakeFeb, Apr, Jun, Sep, Nov
Information

“Year 1 (Level 4)
Developing personal and management skills
Understanding the business environment
Principles of marketing
Introduction to finance
People in organisations
Marketing communications

Year 2 (Level 5)
Managing across cultures
Business processes
Enterprise and entrepreneurship
Business analysis
Market intelligence
Marketing planning

Year 3 (Level 6)
Contemporary management issues
Strategic management
Managing self and others
International marketing
Research methods and dissertation”

Course NameBA (Hons) Business (Tourism)Course TypeUndergraduate
Course Duration3 yearsFees€ 8,000 per year. € 1,000 per year early-bird discount (saving up to 3,000)
LocationsBerlinIntakeFeb, Apr, Jun, Sep, Nov
Information

“Year 1 (Level 4)

Developing personal and management skills
Understanding the business environment
Principles of marketing
Introduction to finance
People in organisations
Understanding the tourism environment

Year 2 (Level 5)
Managing across cultures
Business processes
Enterprise & entrepreneurship
Business analysis
Contemporary issues in tourism management
Sustainable tourism management

Year 3 (Level 6)
Contemporary management issues
Strategic management
Managing self and others
International destination management
Research methods and dissertation”

Course NameBA (Hons) Healthcare ManagementCourse TypeUndergraduate
Course Duration3 yearsFees€ 8,000 per year. € 1,000 per year early-bird discount (saving up to 3,000)
LocationsBerlinIntakeFeb, Apr, Jun, Sep, Nov
Information

“Year 1
Skills for learning in care
Social, political and ethical issues in international healthcare
Communication and collaboration in managing the professional environment
Meeting the needs of service users
Planning & managing resources
Fostering dignity and respect

Year 2
Financial control & budgeting
Performance improvement and management in health and social Care
Public health
Health promotion
Inter-agency working in care delivery
Leading teams in health and social care

Year 3
Quality management in a care setting
Business analysis and planning
Global health and sustainability
Project management & risk
Research methods & final project”

Course NameBSc (Hons) Accounting and FinanceCourse TypeUndergraduate
Course Duration3 yearsFees€ 8,000 per year. € 1,000 per year early-bird discount (saving up to 3,000)
LocationsBerlinIntakeFeb, Apr, Jun, Sep, Nov
Information

“Year 1 (Level 4):
Financial accounting
Cost accounting
Developing personal and management skills
Business maths
Understanding the business environment
Managing information systems

Year 2 (Level 5):
Business law
British tax system
Accounting and audit framework
Financial reporting
Management accounting
Decision making

Year 3 (Level 6):
Audit
Financial management
Ethics
Professional, statutory and current accounting issues
Research methods & dissertation”

Course NameBA (Hons) Business (CMI)Course TypeUndergraduate
Course Duration3 yearsFees8,000 euros per year. 1,000 euro per year early-bird discount (saving up to 3,000)
LocationsBerlinIntakeFeb, Apr, Jun, Sep, Nov
Information

“Year 1 (Level 4)
Developing personal and management skills
Understanding the business environment
Principles of marketing
Introduction to finance
People in organisations
Management information systems

Year 2 (Level 5)
Managing across cultures
Business processes
Enterprise and entrepreneurship
Business analysis
Managing Knowledge
Managing Change in Organisations

Year 3 (Level 6)
Contemporary management issues
Strategic management
Managing self and others
International management
Research methods and dissertation”

Foundation Courses

Course NameUniversity Pathway ProgrammeCourse TypeFoundation
Course Duration44 – 48 weeksFeesUPP Pathway Studienkolleg – € 9,950
UPP Pathway University – € 10,950
LocationsBerlin and HannoverIntakeThroughout the year
Information

“UPP: Pathway Studienkolleg
You will study 44 weeks of German language classes: 32 weeks of language classes (A1– B2 levels) + 4 free weeks of level specific exam preparation (1 week at the end of A1 – B2 levels) + 4 weeks of Studienkolleg preparation Math + 4 weeks of Studienkolleg preparation German

Level A1: Beginner (8 weeks + 1 free week level exam preparation)
Level A2: Elementary (8 weeks + 1 free week level exam preparation)
Level B1: Intermediate (8 weeks + 1 free week level exam preparation)
Level B2: Upper Intermediate (8 weeks + 1 free week exam preparation)
Studienkolleg preparation: this includes preparation for the Math and German exams (4 weeks each)
UPP: Pathway University
You will study 48 weeks of German language classes: 40 weeks of language classes (A1– C1 levels) + 4 free weeks of level specific exam preparation (1 week at the end of A1- B2 levels) + 4 free weeks of DHS/TELC/TestDaf exam preparation

Level A1: Beginner (8 weeks + 1 free week level exam preparation)
Level A2: Elementary (8 weeks + 1 free week level exam preparation)
Level B1: Intermediate (8 weeks + 1 free week level exam preparation)
Level B2: Upper Intermediate (8 weeks + 1 free week exam preparation)
Level C1: Advance (8 weeks) + exam preparation for DHS/TELC/TestDaF (4 weeks)”

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