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Overview

BSBI has partnered with Concordia University Chicago (CUC) to provide an MBA designed and taught by business professionals and educators who are passionate about preparing ethical leaders for the global marketplace. 

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CUC MBA courses are recognised by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programmes (ACBSP). This means a CUC education incorporates excellent teaching methods with impressive student learning outcomes that ensure you will get the most out of your studies.

Secure your place on this programme by applying today for 2023 intakes  - Find out how to apply here.

What will you experience?

The MBA degree aims to develop personalities capable of leading companies who drive ethical change. You will learn to think critically about business, how to problem-solve and how to create a leadership style relevant for a number of business areas including accounting, marketing, finance, not-for-profit management and many more.

The curriculum is made up of 12 core modules including Managing and Leading Effective Organisations, Accounting for Decision Making and Managing Human Capital. You will learn to harness the power of strategy and innovation which will help you create relevance in your business.

You will also be offered the chance to study the German language alongside your programme which is an excellent option for students who are thinking about staying and looking for work in Germany upon graduation. This is also a good way to enhance your opportunities in the global marketplace.

The course is delivered 100% on-campus with full access to state-of-the art facilities. Students will also have additional access to course and reading materials via the CUC platform.

Why study this course?

An MBA is an extremely valuable business qualification to have and is an excellent way to develop the skills you need to accelerate your career and business. It can lead to more senior positions, better pay and an abundance of opportunities.

The variety of the core modules, specifically on this MBA programme, means you will gain knowledge of a number of different business areas. This will help you to be more commercial and open-minded when it comes to forming professional relationships and driving your organisation forward.

You will also earn an MBA with 32 credit hours.

 

Course Price

2023 INTAKES

Price: €9,000/ year

Save 25% on tuition fees effective Jan 2023. Terms and conditions apply. Find out more here.

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

The 12 modules comprising the CUC MBA cover all aspects of business leadership. Each module is designed to build on previous modules toward the development of skilled professionals who are ready to apply an ethical business philosophy to the international marketplace. A thesis is not required. The pathway will be offered if the minimum class size of 15 students is met to ensure a good academic experience.

Teaching takes place Monday to Saturdays, during morning, afternoon, or evening sessions.

The modules of this programme are offered and delivered 100% on campus. Students will also have additional access to course and reading materials via the CUC platform.

Modules
  • Managing and Leading Effective Organisations
  • Global Marketing in the Digital Era
  • Ethics, Law and Communication in Decision Making
  • Organisational Behavior for Competitive Advantage
  • Economics for Managers
  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Strategy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Managing Human Capital
  • Statistics Applied to Managerial Problems
  • Global Management
  • Financial Management
  • Capstone*

*Note: This is the final course of the programme and should be taken after all other modules are completed.

Benefits of the BSBI Concordia University Chicago MBA

Students will:

  • Study in Berlin, a city filled with historical landmarks, quirky coffee shops and endless restaurants to explore outside of studying
  • Learn to speak like a local with our option of learning German for three hours a week
  • Expand their knowledge with textbooks, academic journals, online lectures and much more
  • Work collaboratively with tutors and fellow students to discuss topics and work on interactive projects
  • Attend field trips, practical workshops and guest speaker events
Features of the Concordia University Chicago MBA

Students will:

  • Receive an academically rigorous and professionally relevant business programme that covers a range of topics: finance, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurialism, digital marketing, economics and more.
  • Develop excellent communication and collaboration skills through team interaction with peers.
  • Analyse organisational and business challenges using case studies; apply critical and creative thinking to develop innovative business outcomes.
  • Select appropriate data analytics and technologies to develop business solutions and improve organisational performance
  • Integrate a global interconnectedness perspective into business philosophy and practice.
  • Demonstrate an ability to create a business proposal for a new and innovative idea through a capstone course synthesising theoretical business knowledge and its practical application.

Specialisation Options

The specialisation programmes are a series of three or four modules that allow you to focus your expertise in Finance, Digital Marketing, Health Care Management or Project Management. These modules are in addition to your MBA modules. Students can study only one specialisation programme. Fee per student is €1,200 per specialisation programme. The delivery of a specialisation programme is subject to a minimum of 15 students enrolled in the programme. 

  • Fundamentals of Money & Banking
  • Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
  • Intermediate Corporate Finance
  • International Finance
  • Health Care Systems I
  • Health Care Systems II
  • Innovation Best Practices in Health Care Management
  • Health Care Analytics
  • Digital Strategy & Planning
  • Digital Marketing Analytics
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Managing Projects
  • Project Resources and Teams
  • Project Monitoring and Controls

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Plan, implement and analyse business and leadership strategies with confidence
  • Understand ethical issues in business and develop leadership strategies that take these into account
  • Implement creative and innovative solutions to drive your business’s performance
  • Use your communication skills to develop professional business relationships
  • Integrate your global perspective into your business philosophy and practice

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Career Progression

The MBA programme increases self-confidence while developing essential soft skills. Students continuing their studies with the 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 contribute to growing a business. An abundance of career options are available to MBA graduates in areas including: entrepreneurship, digital marketing, health care management, finance, project management and executive leadership positions.

BSBI’s dedicated Careers Service helps MBA students and alumni reach their career goals and realise their potential. The Service offers specialised support and aims to build long-lasting relationships with local and national employers. To find out more about the support available, visit the Careers Service website.

Location: BERLIN

  • Delivery: On campus 
  • Duration: 2 years
  • 2023 Intakes: January, March, May, August, October
  • Campus: Berlin, Germany
  • Price: €9,000/year 
  • Degree awarded by Concordia University Chicago

Location: PARIS to BERLIN

  • Delivery: On campus 
  • Duration: 2 years
  • 2023 Intakes: January, March, May, August, October
  • Campus: Paris, France to Berlin, Germany
  • Degree awarded by Concordia University Chicago
  • Price: €9,000/year

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*Please note: partial scholarships are available. Scholarships are awarded and managed by Berlin School of Business and Innovation and not Concordia University Chicago.

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:
    • Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution.
    • GPA earned 2.25 or above.
  • English language requirements:
    • IELTS – IELTS Academic with an Overall Score of 6.0 or above, or;
    • 72 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL IBT) – for these programmes which are provided by CUC, the DI code is 1140, or;
    • Duolingo Test – Overall score of 95 or above.  
    • Medium of Instruction Letter - Medium of Instruction Letter from Bachelor’s /Master’s University and should be signed by provost, registrar, assistant registrar or the president of the student’s educational institute.

 

The CUC MBA programme is for creative, innovative and aspirational individuals who are highly motivated to build and lead businesses. Students and professionals with ambitious business career goals will thrive in and out of the classroom, gaining practical and theoretical knowledge that will help them create their future and that of the society they serve. A thesis is not required.

  • A completed application form
  • Certified copies of your qualifications, certificates and transcripts from any institution where a degree was earned
  • Statement in support of application
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to the applicant’s potential for success in a graduate programme
  • A colour copy of the full photo page of your passport – please ensure the entire page is displayed
  • One passport size photo (jpeg format 150x150 pixels if sending digitally).
  • A copy of your CV/ résumé (in English)

Applying to study the MBA programme has never been easier. 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 Admission team will liaise with you with regards to next steps

If you are interested in an international, multi-city education, please submit an enquiry, choosing the correct programme and location on offer.

Do you need to know more? You’ll start your studies in Paris, France, then finish your education and graduate in Berlin, Germany. If you want to learn more, visit our dedicated page to this international study experience.

Earn a second degree with the UE Top Up

MSc Corporate Management Top Up Degree

BSBI, in partnership with the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) is offering the opportunity to enrich your professional experience and degree qualification with this top-up module in Advanced Research Methodologies.

This top-up semester is tailored to students looking to advance their qualifications in
quantitative and qualitative research design, modelling and techniques.

With the cumulative work experience, thesis, BSBI MBA credits, and top-up, participants will be optimally prepared for a management position at international level. After completion, participants will not only be qualified for a successful career in management but will also have the necessary social skills in addition to professional and organisational qualifications. With the completion of this module, you will earn an MSc degree in Corporate Management.

The Virtual Student Lounge

BSBI offers you the opportunity to attend our Virtual Student Lounge to help you gain an insight into life at the school. Through a video call consultation, you’ll be able to get a virtual campus tour, learn more about our programmes, bursaries and scholarships, and get answers to any questions you might have regarding the admission procedure.

You’ll also be able to discover more about living and studying in Europe’s start-up capital, Berlin and find out more about the services on offer at BSBI.