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


Concordia University Chicago (CUC) courses are recognised by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programmes (ACBSP). This means CUC's education incorporates excellent teaching methods, fantastic student learning outcomes and will ensure that you get the most out of your education.

Secure your place on this programme by applying today for March, May, October 2021 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.

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.

Course Price

Price*: €9,000/year 

*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.

Programme structure

The MBA programme is made up of modules which empower students to create their own leadership stories. The exceptional learning community at BSBI will teach you to be innovative, to problem-solve and how to lead a team. A thesis is not required.

  • Managing and Leading Effective Organizations
  • Global Marketing in the Digital Era
  • Ethics, Law and Communication in Decision Making
  • Organizational 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

MBA Specialisations

Students can study only one specialisation course. Fee per student is 1,200 euros per specialisation course. Students can choose to do a specialisation course during their other MBA courses but not before four core MBA courses are completed and not after the capstone course as the final course of the programme. The delivery of a specialisation course is subject to a minimum of 15 students enrolled in the course for it to run. 

  • 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 assist in growing a business. An abundance of career options are available to MBA graduates in areas including entrepreneurship, marketing management and executive leadership positions.

  • Delivery: On campus 
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Intakes 2021: March | May | October
  • Campus: Berlin, Germany
  • Degree awarded by Concordia University Chicago
  • Price*: €9,000/year 

*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 – minimum score of 6.0, or;
    • 72 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – for these programmes which are provided by CUC, the DI code is 1140, or;
    • Submit proof of successful completion of Level 112 at an English Language.

International students who have earned an advanced degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or students from an international English-speaking university (in which the lingua franca is English) do not need to submit English language scores.


The Concordia University Chicago 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 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)

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

FREE Executive Education course - Leadership Development Course

BSBI and London School of Business and Finance (Executive Education) have partnered to offer students who enrol on this programme the chance to take a FREE five-day Leadership Development course while pursuing their degree.

The five-day course will be offered to BSBI students completely free of charge and is taught by leading academics, giving you an expert insight into what it takes to become a successful business leader.

By the end of the course, you will be armed with essential knowledge on how to inspire and motivate your staff, carving out a leadership style for yourself that will help you get the most out of your team and make your organisation soar.

The course will focus on: defining leadership, improving your management approach, boosting your communication and coaching skills, understanding emotional intelligence and learning how to build trust and loyalty within your organisation

This offer is awarded and managed by Berlin School of Business and Innovation and not Concordia University Chicago.

The Virtual Student Lounge

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.