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MBA in European / Asian Management

International Graduate Center - Hochschule Bremen
Program summary
1 year
Start date: October 2023 - Bremen

Program description

MBA in East Asian Management - A 2-year Master of Business Administration degree program

MBA in East Asian Management - Business Administration degreeThe two-year MBA program specialized in East Asian Management offered by the International Graduate Center - Hochschule Bremen integrates academic insight and practical business knowledge in a highly competitive curriculum, designed to help applicants expand their business horizon with new Asian perspectives.

The program curriculum consists of a well-balanced mixture of business applications and cross-cultural scenarios, integrating communication, leadership skills as well as professional management know-how.

This MBA program  also gives students the opportunity to gain a basic competence in one of the major languages of the region – either Mandarin, Hindi, Japanese, or Korean.  All lectures are held in English, inviting international students who want to further expand their business career on international grounds. Small classes allow for individual tutoring and tailored feedback to each candidate. The program is staffed with highly qualified faculty with an international background, including both experienced practitioners and  renowned academics.

Application and Admission Requirements

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

Degree and diploma etc.

Upon successful completion of the one-year program, candidates will receive their Master of Business Administration in East Asian Management from IGC - Hochschule Bremen, University of Applied Sciences, which is recognized by academic and professional bodies worldwide.

Expenses / Tuition Fees

This course costs 12,900 Euro for the program plus 325 Euro/semester, incl. free usage of public transportation in and around Bremen and Lower Saxony

Program Structure

  • 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.

About school

The International Graduate Center is collaborative academic initiative between the University of Applied Sciences Bremen and the Graduate School for Management and Leadership. Since 2001, IGC has prepared new generations of business leaders through their Master programs, business administration and...

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Contact info

International Graduate Center - Hochschule Bremen

Süderstrasse 2
28199 Bremen

Phone no: +4942159050


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