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As a truly global institution, BSBI is constantly striving to bring new opportunities and challenges to it students. Our mission is to help you grow in your studies and career whilst introducing you to the flourishing German business world. Thus, in this course, you will develop an understanding of essential management topics. Each module covers the latest trends and techniques, reflecting the changing nature of the global business environment that you will soon enter and thrive in. You can choose from a range of electives and adapt your degree to fit your career path. Our pathways are ideal if you want to succeed as a project manager, HR manager or start your own business.

Berlin School of Business and Innovation is in partnership with University for the Creative Arts (UCA), a Gold Standard institution under the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF). As a result of this partnership, BSBI is able to offer the Global MBA programme. UCA is an acclaimed creative institution in the UK that ranks highly in all three of the major UK league tables. The university has also been ranked 13th out of all UK universities in the Guardian League Table 2020; and ranked no.7 in the 2021 Guardian League Tables for Business, Management & Marketing.


Secure your place on this programme by applying today for 2021 intakes - Find out how to apply here.

What will you experience?

BSBI has your professional success at heart. Our modern teaching methods and lectures will equip you with the necessary tools to overcome future challenges in the business world and become a leader in your industry. We have an academic focus on students; we feature top German and UK industry professionals as some of our lecturers, and we also welcome faculty from all over Europe. In addition, we provide local Berlin lectures involving local businesses and culture. All students have the option to learn the German language.

Who should take this programme?

Studying a Global MBA at BSBI will expose you to the international business environment and ensure you build a professional network that reaches all corners of the globe. Therefore, if you’re thinking about building a global career, studying this programme will help you to achieve your goals. In addition, you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of different career opportunities. Furthermore, the demand for global management professionals is high and increasing. Gaining a Global MBA will help you to stand out from other candidates whilst also developing your knowledge of how to navigate a dynamic and challenging environment.

Why study this course?

Our college attracts candidates with the vision of becoming future business leaders from across the world. Thus, proactive and ambitious individual who are motivated to acquire the academic and practical skills needed for understanding business management are ideal candidates for this 18-month degree programme.

Course Price

International students Price: €13,500

EU students Price: €9,000

The School's admissions process is subject to the Consumer Contracts (Terms and Conditions). Information on your Right of Withdrawal and our Refund Policy can be found in the BSBI study agreement.

Programme structure

This 18-month Global MBA programme consists of four terms. Throughout the first and second terms you will learn about key business topics including: accounting and managerial finance, systems and operations management and the various aspects of marketing. In your third term, you will select a specific pathway to help you tailor your programme to your career goals. The programme will close in your fourth term with a dissertation on a topic of your choice.

You will also have the opportunity to attend modules on academic research methods as well as to learn the German language alongside your programme.

  • Marketing and Business Environment
  • Accounting and Managerial Finance
  • Systems and Operations Management
  • Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Study Methods
  • Research Methodology
  • German Language studies
Pathway one - Entrepreneurship 
  • Entrepreneurial Business Management
  • Innovation and Product Development
Pathway two - Project Management
  • Project Management and Leadership
  • Cross-Cultural Management
Pathway three - HR Management
  • Human Capital Management
  • Cross-Cultural Management
Pathway four - Marketing Management
  • Digital Marketing Communication
  • Global Marketing Management
Pathway five - Health Management
  • Healthcare Strategy and Administration
  • Health Finance and Economics
Pathway six - Shipping and Maritime
  • Law of the Sea, Chartering and Marine Insurance
  • Maritime Operations and Management

Learning Outcomes of Global MBA Degree

By the end of the programme, graduates will be able to:

  • Discuss and apply a fully informed and detailed knowledge of business organisations, their people, financial, investments, marketing, and management models.
  • Assess markets, business models, communicate business needs and identify changing business scenarios in a management context.
  • Apply professional standards in design, presentation, and writing to clearly communicate your ideas to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

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Career Progression

The Global MBA programme increases self-confidence while developing essential soft skills. Students continuing their studies with the Global MBA programme will be equipped to access more employment opportunities when they launch their careers. Employed professionals will acquire knowledge to help them achieve promotions or assist in growing a business. An abundance of career options are available to Global MBA graduates in areas including entrepreneurship and marketing manager. Executive leadership positions are also an option.

  • Delivery: On campus 
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Intakes 2021: February | May | October
  • Campus: Berlin, Germany
  • Degree awarded by University for the Creative Arts
  • Price: €13,500 (international students) | €9,000 (EU students)

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The School's admissions process is subject to the Consumer Contracts (Terms and Conditions). Information on your Right of Withdrawal and our Refund Policy can be found in the BSBI study agreement.

Minimum age: 21

Academic qualifications: Strong undergraduate degree from a recognised university. If you do not meet the academic requirements, you may be assessed on relevant work experience. You must have at least 3 years of management experience. 

English language requirements: 

  • IELTS – minimum OS 6.0 (with min 5.5 in each component) or equivalent test (i.e. Password Test, PTE, TOEFL IBT)
  • Applicants who achieved a bachelor’s degree or above* from a recognised university (according to NARIC), where the Method of Instruction was entirely in English (teaching and assessment) must submit a Medium of Instruction Letter
  • Canadian nationals who have completed a bachelor’s degree at an English-speaking University must submit a Medium of Instruction Letter
  • West African Certificates (WAEC AND NECO only) with a minimum of C6 in English and issued within the last 5 years. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) is also accepted with an overall grade C or above. For Tanzania and Cameroon, we request an IELTS (or equivalent certificate).
  • Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge AICE certificates
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma can be accepted if: English Syllabus A: Standard or Higher Grade 4, or above and English Syllabus B: Standard Grade 5 or Higher Grade 4, or above
  • Nationals of a majority English speaking country who have taken their academic qualifications in that country, do not need to sit an English test ( Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Malta, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, UK and USA

*Above bachelor’s degree can be postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, master’s degree, etc.

You can apply now to study with BSBI! It’s quick and easy, here’s how it works:

  1. Create an account here
  2. Select the programme and intake you want to apply for
  3. Complete all sections of the online application
  4. Submit online application
  5. Our Admissions Team will liaise with you with regards to next steps

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BSBI has launched the new the Virtual Student Lounge to help students based abroad gain an insight into life at the school. Through this service, you’ll be able to get a virtual campus tour, learn more about our programmes, bursaries and scholarships as well as discover more about living and studying in Europe’s start-up capital, Berlin. You can also find out more about the services on offer at BSBI.

There will be some availability for our esteemed academic team to answer any questions you might have and offer some advice about studying at BSBI and in Germany