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International MBA: Dual Degree - Focus Human Resource Management

International Graduate Center - Hochschule Bremen
Program overview
3 semesters
Full time

Start dates
October 2023

October 2024

October 2025

About this program

International MBA: Dual Degree - Focus Human Resource Management

As a student of the IBSA Dual Degree Master's Program specializing in Human Resource Management, you will spend your first semester at the IGC in Bremen. For your specialization you will continue your studies at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. The British partner program MSc in Global Business prepares you for a career in the fields of human resources and business management. In order to be ready for the challenges of your future career, the University recommends active participation in four modules. The elective courses offer you an innovative and experimental range of learning methods. An example is participation in a simulation game.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business (210 ECTS)
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience after first degree
  • High English proficiency (IELTS 6.5 points or TOEFL iBT min. 90)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Funding for tuition fees and living costs
  • All documents must be in English

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Program content

Core Modules

Business Analytics

This module aims to introduce students to business analytics concepts required to understand contemporary business challenges. Analytical techniques will be applied to assess and resolve some of the complex challenges faced by business professionals in global industries.

Global Marketing Strategies

You will gain skill and confidence in developing strong marketing plans for global business. The course addresses marketing performance in a global context; assesses differences in country environments; and applies techniques for international market segmentation, entry strategies, risk analysis, and comprehensive marketing plans

Global Strategic Analysis

In this core module, students understand strategic business planning: This module introduces students to global business challenges and the methods used to address them, through careful review of effective managerial techniques, in order to ensure a winning international business strategy.

Human Resource Management in a Global Environment

Students investigate critical human resource management (HRM) topics within this module. The aim is to examine relevant elements of HRM as they relate to global business, organizational policies, and standard management practices.

Multinational Financial Management

The goal of the course is to train highly effective global managers who have advanced analytical and decision-making skills essential for conducting successful business across borders.

International Leadership (Elective)

The main objective of the module Leadership is to give the course participants a general leadership overview, to explore their individual leadership styles and set feasible goals for developing their management skills.


  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • People Resourcing
  • Elective: Managing Across Cultures
  • Elective: Leadership and Management Development
  • Elective: Remuneration Strategy

Program delivery

The program begins in the winter semester. The introductory events and courses start at the beginning of October and run until the end of January.The summer semester begins after a short break in February. Starting in mid June, you can use the lecture-free period to work on your master’s thesis.


Tuition fee: 16,020 Euro


  • QAA-accredited HRM program
  • 1 year, 2 degrees, 2 countries: MBA & MSc
  • An international network
  • International Student Assistance (ISA)
  • Free German language course (optional)
  • Develop intercultural competencies

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International Graduate Center

The International Graduate Center (IGC) was founded by HSB Hochschule Bremen - City University of Applied Sciences as an interdisciplinary graduate school for management and leadership. For applicants with a first university degree, IGC offers several MBA and Master's degrees in...

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Why study at International Graduate Center - Hochschule Bremen

  • IGC guarantees a postgraduate education that meets both academic and professional requirements, with a focus on business, management and leadership.
  • Individual support and the personal exchange in small groups with a maximum of 25 students from diverse cultures enrich the learning process.
  • As part of a German state university, IGC students benefit from high-quality studies with practical relevance and a large network of partner universities.

Contact info

International Graduate Center - Hochschule Bremen

Langemarckstraße 113
28199 Bremen Bremen

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