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MSc International Business Management

MSc International Business Management

Batch Starts 15th May'2024

Abroad Intake Jul'2025

Key Benefits of the Program

  • INR3 Lakhs


    Significant savings of upto INR 3 Lakhs compared to studying full degree in Germany1

  • Upto18 Months


    Eligible for PGWP/Post Study Work/OPT visa application after graduation1

  • EUR55 K


    Average salary in Germany after completion of the course1

Program Structure and Fees

Embark on an exceptional 15.5-months MSc International Business Management program that begins with 7.5 months of engaging online studies at Golden Gate University, all for an exclusive tuition fee of INR 4,00,000. Elevate your study abroad journey with a transformative on-campus phase at the GISMA University of Applied Sciences in Germany for the subsequent 8 months. This phase involves tuition fees of approximately EUR 8,333 along with an estimated annual living cost of EUR 11,208 per year.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Transform your career trajectory with the MSc International Business Management programme, featuring specialized training in cross-cultural leadership, strategic management, marketing, and executive decision-making tailored for senior roles in multinational corporations.
  1. Country

    USA

    Course Name

    • Professional Certificate in Global Business Management (6 Modules)

    Eligibility

    • All bachelor's degrees are acceptable except a General Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree (without specialization) with a grade of 50% or higher.
    • A bachelor's degree conferred by a university or institute must have an H+ designation. To verify the H+ status, please visit (https://anabin.kmk.org/no_cache/filter/institutionen.html).
    • 1 Year of Professional Work Experience is required after graduation.

    Tuition Fees

    ~ INR 4,00,000

    Cost of Living

    N/A

    Mode of Teaching

    Online

    Duration

    7 months 15 days

  2. Country

    Germany

    Course Name

    • MSc International Business Management

    Eligibility

    • An aggregate score of 3.0 GPA and above in the Professional Certificate in Global Business Management from GGU with a minimum of 1.7 GPA in each subject.
    • EPT - English proficiency Test :(IELTS 6.5 overall, no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent scores in TOEFL iBT (94). Scores should not be more than 1 Year old.

    Tuition Fees

    ~ EUR 8,333

    Cost of Living

    ~ EUR 11,208 per annum

    Mode of Teaching

    On-Campus

    Duration

    8 months

Other Benefits

  • Dual certification - GGU as well as GISMA University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • GISMA University of Applied Sciences is accredited by AMBA and ranked among the Top 2% of B-Schools globally
  • GISMA is accredited by FIBAA
  • Eligible to apply for up to 18-months PSW after graduation
  • In-built TOEFL/IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
  • Learn from world-class faculty members & industry experts
  • Career Essential Soft Skills Program
  • Dedicated Student Support Team
About Golden Gate University
GGU is a private, non-profit university located in the center of downtown San Francisco, California. Founded in 1901, it offers a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in subjects such as business, law, accounting, taxes, psychology, and public administration. The institution takes pride in its practical and professional educaion style, emphasizing experiential learning and real-world application of information. GGU is noted for its flexible program formats, which include evening and weekend classes, online courses, and hybrid course types. The university is committed to diversity and inclusion, with a lively and welcoming community of students, teachers, and staff.This program is exclusive delivered by GGU Worldwide. GGU Worldwide builds on Golden Gate’s three decades of experience offering high-quality, practice-based online education. GGU Worldwide’s high-quality, practice-based degree programs are delivered by experienced practitioners, influencers, and thought leaders. ...Read more
About GISMA University of Applied Sciences
Founded in 1999, Gisma has undergone a remarkable transformation from a regional provider of executive education to a globally recognised university. Headquartered in Potsdam, Germany, with a prominent presence in Berlin, it has firmly established itself as a leading institution in the field of applied sciences. Since 2013, Gisma has been a proud mmber of the Global University Systems (GUS), a prestigious international network dedicated to providing accessible and practical educational qualifications. This affiliation underscores Gisma's commitment to delivering high-quality education and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence. ...Read more
About Germany
Studying in Germany can be an excellent option for international students for a number of reasons:1. High-Quality Education: German universities are renowned for their academic excellence and high-quality education, with 3 of its universities consistently ranking among the top 100 in QS global rankings 2023 and 46 of its universities featuring inthe top 1000.2. Affordability: Compared to other popular study abroad destinations, such as the US and UK, Germany offers low tuition fees, with many public universities having full tuition fee waivers for international students. This makes studying in Germany for international students a very affordable option as students only have to pay semester fees of around EUR 150-1500.3. Multicultural Environment: Germany is home to a diverse and multicultural community of students and professionals from around the world. Of the 83 million population of Germany, 22 million are from migrant backgrounds, providing an opportunity for international students to experience different cultures and perspectives.4. Strong Economy: Germany holds the fourth position in terms of GDP in the world. The country is one of the largest exporters globally and has the largest manufacturing economy in Europe. It houses leading global companies, thus offering opportunities for international students to gain valuable work experience.5. Language: Learning German can be a great advantage for international students, as it is the most widely spoken language in the European Union and can open up many career opportunities. Many universities in Germany also offer courses taught in English, making it an attractive option for non-German speakers. ...Read more

Scholarship(s)

Early Bird Scholarship

scholarship

Early Bird Scholarship

Award Amount :
10%on Tuition Fee
Eligibility :
  • All applicants are eligible for a 10% scholarship on the tuition fee.

Career Opportunities


International Business Management

  • Business Development Manager

    EUR 73,627 Annually 1

  • Marketing Manager

    EUR 68,459 Annually 1

  • External Auditor

    EUR 73,627 Annually 1

  • Global Financial Trader

    EUR 72,497 Annually 1

  • Global Sales Manager

    EUR 63,859 Annually 1

  • International HR Manager

    EUR 84,747 Annually 1

Syllabus

Golden Gate UniversityProfessional Certificate in Global Business Management (6 Modules)

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GISMA University of Applied SciencesMSc International Business Management

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  • 8+

    Case Studies

  • 20+

    Live Sessions

  • 6

    Modules

  • 15.5

    Months

Frequently Asked Questions

Course Curriculum

What is the scope of the MSc International Business Management program?

The MSc International Business Management is an engaging yet rigorous course split into 2 parts - 7.5 months online course (with Golden Gate University) and 8-months on-campus program (GISMA University of Applied Sciences, Germany) designed for students to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network, and accelerate entry into the field of International EconomicsSupply Chain Management, Project Management. The student as part of this program will receive dual certification - Professional Certificate in Global Business Management from GGU and a Masters degree in International Business Management program from GISMA University of Applied Sciences.

What should I expect from an MSc International Business Management?

The MSc International Business Management program equips students with the skills needed to meet the high demand in the field of International Business. The curriculum focuses on essential areas such as International Project Management, Digital Transformations, Leadership, and provides hands-on experience through real-world projects. With diverse programming options, students can tailor their studies to align with their interests and career goals. Additionally, the program facilitates the development of a strong professional network, allowing students to connect with industry leaders. Graduates of the program can pursue rewarding careers as Business development manager, Marketing Manager, International Management Consultant, Global Sales Manager. Upon program completion, students also have the opportunity to apply for PSW in Germany, and receive support from GISMA University of Applied Sciences Career Services to kickstart their careers in Germany.

Which topics are going to be covered as part of the online coursework?

The program will be delivered on a new technology platform to create a superior learning experience for participants who want to be on the cutting edge of the management. With this program, Golden Gate University, USA & GISMA University of Applied Sciences, Germany together seek to develop the next generation of leaders. The topics that are going to be covered are Fundamentals of Business, Management and Leadership, Marketing Management, Foundations of Business Analytics, Corporate Finance and much more.

What type of learning experience should I expect from the online coursework?

The online learning experience will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. The on-campus learning experience will offer students the opportunity to engage directly with faculty.

Is any certification granted at the end of the program?3

Post successful completion of the online program, Professional Certificate Management in Global Business Management would be awarded from GGU and on completion of the on-campus degree program, a Master's degree in MSc International Business Management shall be conferred upon by GISMA University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

Can I sign up only for a few specific modules if I am interested in it?

No, the program is designed to be completed in its entirety, and cannot be taken as standalone modules.

About GISMA University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Why should you pursue an MSc International Business Management from GISMA University of Applied Sciences, Germany?

Below are compelling reasons why students should study MSc International Business Management: 

  • The MSc International Business Management programme is tailored for students aspiring to global business careers, particularly those with undergraduate degrees in related fields like accounting, economics, and psychology.
  • The curriculum is designed to be industry-oriented, striking the perfect balance between theoretical knowledge and practical experience, ensuring students are well-prepared to excel in their chosen field upon graduation.
  • Students gain access to a diverse global network of students from 90+ countries, offering valuable opportunities for expanding professional connections and enhancing career prospects.
  • Students have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad or engage in internships/projects in vibrant international cities such as London, Shanghai, and Singapore, enhancing their global perspective and professional experience.
  • The programme features professors who are distinguished experts in their fields, offering invaluable experience and knowledge to enhance students' educational journeys.

Can international students work to pay for their educational expenses?

As a student, you have the opportunity to engage in part-time employment while pursuing your studies. The duration allowed under immigration regulations is 120 full days or 240 half days annually. In Germany, the average hourly wage is approximately 10 Euros.

Will I be supported for TOEFL/IELTS/PTE or other English language exams during this program?

Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English proficiency test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Master's program in Germany.

When will I go to the GISMA University of Applied Sciences, Germany?

GISMA University of Applied Sciences offers four intakes for students coming through the accelerator route. The intakes of the year will be January, April, July and October intakes. Though the application process for GISMA University of Applied Sciences will start during the GGU online program, you will be able to go to GISMA University of Applied Sciences in the nearest intake which is at least 4.5 months away from completion of your GGU program.

When will I get an Offer Letter from the GISMA University of Applied Sciences?

upGrad will apply for you to the GISMA University of Applied Sciences once all the documents are provided by you (as given in the offer letter issued to you by upGrad). Apart from the documents mentioned in the offer letter of the GISMA University of Applied Sciences you will have to give proof of English proficiency for application of admission in GISMA University of Applied Sciences. upGrad will support you to get your English proficiency scores within 3 months of the start of the batch to accelerate this process.

Selection Criteria

How can I determine if this program aligns with my goals and aspirations?

  • Strong academic background is desirable, providing an advantage in the Master in International Business Management program.
  • The program caters to individuals aspiring for diverse career opportunities such as Supply Chain Manager, Marketing Manager, International HR Manager etc.
  • Through a hands-on learning approach, the Master in International Business Management program empowers learners to develop their unique leadership style, drive innovation, lead change, and achieve remarkable results within organizations.

Is there any minimum educational qualification required to take this program?

To be eligible for the program, the following criteria need to be fulfilled:
For GGU
  • All bachelor's degrees are acceptable except a General Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree (without specialization) with a grade of 50% or higher.
  • A bachelor's degree conferred by a university or institute must have an H+ designation. To verify the H+ status, please visit (https://anabin.kmk.org/no_cache/filter/institutionen.html).
  • 1 Year of Professional Work Experience is required after graduation.
 For GISMA University of Applied Sciences
  • An aggregate score of 3.0 GPA and above in the Professional Certificate in Global Business Management from GGU with a minimum of 1.7 GPA in each subject.
  • EPT - English proficiency Test :(IELTS 6.5 overall, no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent scores in TOEFL iBT (94).

Is work experience required for this course?

A relevant professional work experience for 1 year is mandatory. 

What is the selection process for this program?

There are 3 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed as:
STEP 1 - Application and Document Submission - Apply on upGrad.com and submit your documents.
STEP 2 - Shortlisting basis overall performance - Our admissions committee will review your profile. Upon qualifying, an offer letter will be sent to you.
STEP 3 - Enrollment for Access to Prep Content - Make a quick block payment of INR 25,000 to reserve your seat and receive immediate access to the prep content and begin your upGrad journey. Complete balance payment with assistance from our loan partners where required.

What are the documents needed for the application?

Documents Required for GISMA, Germany for conditional offer letter
  • Scanned copy of 10th & 12th Marksheet
  • Scanned copy of Graduation Degree, Marksheet and Transcript
  • Scanned copy of Passport
  • Digital Photograph
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL iBT, IELTS, PTE, etc.)

Documents Required for GISMA, Germany for unconditional offer letter
  • Marksheet and Certificate of Professional Certificate in Global Business Management program
  • APS Certificate

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Will upGrad help me in writing Academic and Visa SOP?

Yes, upGrad will help with your Academic and Visa SOP and will also organize training on how to write a good SOP.

How much are living expenses for a year in Germany?

Living expenses in Germany for international students are approximately EUR 11,208 per annum. The same needs to be reflected in your bank account.

Time Commitment

What is the time commitment expected for the program?

At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the program.

How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online program?

Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

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No cost CC EMI FAQ's

0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India, CITIBANK and HSBC)
2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for the EMI transaction?
If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

5. Are there any fees or down payment?
Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
[Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000

Refund Policy

Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

Refund Policy:
1. Students must pay an applicable Caution Amount for the enrollment to the Program. This Caution Amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student. 
2. Once the student has made a partial or full payment of Program fee, such student can claim a refund for this amount at any time before the cohort commencement date by raising a refund request through ‘My applications’ page on our website (www.upgrad.com), stating the specific reason for the refund. The refund shall be subject to a deduction of INR. 20,000/- towards processing fee. If less than INR. 20,000/- have been paid in total, students shall not be eligible for any refund in such a case. 
3. Students shall not be eligible for a refund (under any circumstances) if the refund request is raised postprogram/Batch Start Date. In such a case, the student will continue to pay the EMI of his loan (if applicable), as the loan cannot be canceled. This is also applicable to students who could not complete their payment and could not get enrolled in their opted cohort. However, the student can request a PreProgram deferral as per the policy defined below for the same. 
4. Studentshall not be eligible for refund of any amount paid towards the Program in case any discrepancy is identified between your application and self-attested documents including but not limited to wrong details about your grades or any other incorrect information provided in your application. 
5. In case of a valid refund request post obtaining the loan from a third party credit facility provider, we would like to clarify that the responsibility of canceling the loan will lie with the student as upGrad is not privy to such arrangements between the student and the third party credit facility provider. 
6. If students do not provide documents as per the timeline mentioned in the offer letter, they will be deferred to the next batch but they will not be eligible for any refunds.

Deferral Policy: (Pre- Program Commencement)
1. If a Learner, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the Cohort Commencement Date, Learner will have an option to defer to another batch. 
2. However, the learner will be required to pay 50% of the Total Program Fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this condition is complied with, the Learner will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. 
3. A Learner can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the Learner enrolled for. 
4. The Learner has time till the current Cohort Commencement Date to make the payment of the 50% of the Total Program Fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the Learner asks for a refund after the Cohort Commencement Date, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply. 
5. The fee applicable to the deferred Learner will be as per prevailing Total Program Fee for the batch Learner as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement)
1. If a learner is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, Learner will have an option to defer to another batch.A Learner can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the Cohort Commencement Date of the initial batch the Learner enrolled for. 
2. The Learner will be required to pay a deferral fee of 5% of the Total Program Fee (inclusive of taxes) if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts. 
3. The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid. 
4. Till this condition is complied, the Learner will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. 
5. The Learner has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee, post which the deferral request will expire, and the learner will continue as part of the current cohort. 
6. If the Learner completes the deferral payment, the Learner’s login will be disabled, The Learner will leave the deferred cohort and the Learner will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. 
7. The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the Learner has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has been completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad. Case Deferral fee Before Program Commencement 50% program fee (including taxes) to be paid upfront- no additional deferral fee to be paid Post Program Commencement (0-7 days after program start date) 5% of the program fee (including taxes) to be paid within 7 days as deferral fee Post Program Commencement (8 days after program start date) Will have to continue as a part of the current cohort.
CaseDeferral fee
Before Program Commencement50% program fee (including taxes) to be paid upfront- no additional deferral fee to be paid
Post Program Commencement (0-7 days after program start date)5% of the program fee (including taxes) to be paid within 7 days as deferral fee
Post Program Commencement (8 days after program start date)Will have to continue as a part of the current cohort
Disclaimer
  1. The above statistics depend on various factors and individual results may vary. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
  2. The student assumes full responsibility for all expenses associated with visas, travel, and related costs. upGrad does not provide any assurance or make representations regarding visa approval or the procurement of the visa.
  3. upGrad does not grant credit; credits are granted, accepted or transferred at the sole discretion of an educational institution. upGrad does not make any representations regarding the recognition or equivalence of the credits or credentials awarded, unless otherwise expressly stated. If you intend to pursue a post graduate or doctorate degree upon completion of this course or apply for employment which requires specific credits, we advise you to enquire further regarding the suitability of this degree for your academic and/or professional requirements before enrolling.
  4. Please note that the financial support provided by a third-party credit facilitator for the program is in the form of a Personal Loan, not an Educational Loan. This distinction means that the loan does not come with tax benefits or other amenities. We strongly advise all learners to carefully consider this information before proceeding with enrollment.