GISMA Business School


GISMA Business School, the German International Graduate School of Management and Administration, was founded by former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder in 1999. The school was established with the help of the State of Lower Saxony and several large companies in the region including: Continental, Georgsmarienhütte, Nord/LB, Siemens, TUI, and Volkswagen. In August 2013, GISMA was acquired by Global University Systems (GUS) and is now part of the GUS global alliance of institutions of higher education.

The school has campuses in both Hannover and Berlin, hosting students and faculty from many different countries. GISMA Business School offers a range of courses to prepare students for success in the workplace, including accredited postgraduate programmes, executive courses, a university placement programme, and language classes.

Strategic partners include:

•Grenoble Ecole de Management (accredited by AMBA, EQUIS & AACSB)

•Arden University (the first specialist online learning university to launch in the UK in the last 50 years)

GISMA focuses on helping students to develop personally and professionally through hands-on engagement with companies, a dedicated careers centre, individual attention from tutors, and one-to-one mentoring from alumni.


•A diverse environment with students from all over the world

•Close industry links with large employers in Germany

•Excellent campus locations in Berlin andHannover

•Classes taught completely in English

•Professors from top global universities

•GISMA’s MBA programmes enjoy accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), an honour the school has had since 2011.

•Free visa assistance and beginner’s German lessons^

•A dedicated Careers Centre

•Scholarships and flexible payment plans available

•After successfully graduating, students will be entitled to apply for an 18 month post-study residence permit to take advantage of career opportunities in Germany*

^Terms and conditions apply

* For more information please visit our website

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Why Choose GISMA?

Location address
Gisma Business School
Goethestra├če 18

Hanover, Lower Saxony, 30169 DE
Location address
Potsdamer Stra├če 180-182

Berlin, Berlin, 10783 DE
Location address
University of Applied Sciences, Europe, Dessauer Str. 3-5

Berlin, Berlin, 10963 DE