The International Business School Alliance
Discover the unique nature of the IBSA Dual Degree Master’s Program for yourself
A Full Description of Our International Business School Alliance
The International Business School Alliance (IBSA) is a partnership between six accredited universities located all over the world: United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France, United States of America and Russia. This academic collective realizes the value of sharing their resources to generate a graduate-level business education of a new kind. The alliance was established in 2003 with a unified goal: to generate a new form of MBA or master’s degree in the competitive business field by combining a mandatory two-country foreign study component (to provide students with key international perspectives), a relevant master’s thesis based on the students’ choice of specialized research topics, and the awarding of (not one but) two degrees to our dedicated students in the course of just one academic year. This combination of important goals has now created the IBSA Dual Master’s Degree Program - a unique formula for international business degrees.
As an IBSA student, you can expect to develop effective management and leadership competences that will help you adapt to the opportunities and challenges facing the global business world. Building a strong academic foundation, based on thematic research and practical business application, you will develop the necessary management techniques and business practices to thrive in any business setting.
This academic alliance is made up of six degree programs, at the respective partner universities, joining forces to provide prospective students with the IBSA Dual Degree Master’s Program. This network of partner institutions all coordinate their teaching activities and degree awards for these programs under the IBSA degree collective, which allows you six specializations from which to choose to design the best educational experience for you. Apply to the individual degree program path (names as listed below) for your chosen universities in the first semester, choose your specialization and make your academic year a success.
Students have a plethora of great choices for their first and second semesters, consisting of the following degree programs:
- the International MBA program at the International Graduate Center of Hochschule Bremen in Germany
- the International Business Management (iMBA) program at the University of Valencia in Spain
- the International Master in Business Development & Consulting program at the ESSCA School of Management Paris in France
- the International Master in Management program at the RANEPA, Institute of Business Studies Moscow in Russia
- the International MBA program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in the United States
- the Global Business program at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.
All six partner universities, and the graduate business degree programs they offer, form the innovative IBSA Dual Degree Master’s Program.