International School of Management (ISM) is a reputed business school in Germany. It is a private organization that deals with the study of applied sciences and are recognized by the Ministry of Innovation, Higher Education and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia. The school is dedicated to nurturing the future leaders of the global business arena.
The school offers undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA programs. The undergraduate program is offered in international management. The various postgraduate programs include M.Sc. in International Management, M.A. in Strategic Marketing Management, M.Sc. in Finance, M.Sc. in Business Intelligence & Data Science, M.Sc. in International Logistics & Supply Chain Management, M.A. in Luxury, Fashion & Sales Management, M.A. in International Business and Pre-Master. The MBA programs are offered in full-time and part-time modes at ISM.
International School of Management is a center for management education. It has branches in Dortmund, Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Berlin. All the seven campuses of ISM boast of state-of-the-art infrastructure. Frankfurt is the main branch. There are modern classrooms, libraries, hi-tech audio-visual labs, IT labs, and seminar halls at the campuses. Besides academics, ISM is a hub for extra-curricular activities. These activities help to maintain the physical as well as mental wellbeing of students.
All the programs offered at the International School of Management are designed to meet the trends and demands of the global industry space. The faculty pool of ISM includes highly-learned and experienced professors from the industry. Logical and analytical approaches, such as case studies, are adopted to improve pedagogy. Further, skill development training is conducted at ISM to make the students proficient in cutting-edge technologies. It has partnered with various businesses to conduct industrial workshops for students. Students are provided with internship opportunities so that they become acquainted with the real-world work environment.
ISM organizes career fairs in collaboration with the industry leaders to help students with job placements. It is a center for innovative thinking and research. The school focuses on different frontiers of research areas, including internationalization of the economy, energy and environmental economics, tourism, logistics and information, finance and banking, marketing and communication, leadership and motivation, and organization and human resources.
International School of Management has partnerships with international universities for collaborative learning. Further, faculty members from foreign universities visit ISM campuses to offer lectures. Students are offered study abroad programs in their respective specializations. Some of the partner universities of ISM are The University of Auckland (New Zealand), The University of Queensland (Australia), Shanghai University (China), London Metropolitan University (U.K.), St. Petersburg State University of Economics (Russia), University of California, San Diego (USA), The Indian Institute of Management, Indore (India) and Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece).
University at a glance
UG/PG Course Ratio
1 : 0.2
1 : 7.0
International Students Website
1st Year Tuition Fees
18 – 24 Months
1.5 – 2 Years
INR 10.7L – 11.3L
Off campus Accommodation
Details for off-campus
The average rent is 300 to 400 Euros/month
The residence type includes studio apartments, 3 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom apartments and shared apartments
All the apartments are completely equipped and come with furniture and a completely equipped kitchen. In general, bedding, linen and towels are included, too. Most of the student residences offer a TV, a washing machine and internet
The indicated monthly rent usually includes all utility bills. In some cases, the rent does not include all bills. This could be the electric bill or internet service charges
INR 4.1 L (based on 9 colleges listed on Smilingeducation.com)
Average Admission Exam Scores
TOEFL: 84|IELTS: 6|PTE: 57
Part Time Work
Permitted There are many considerations that affect a student’s decision to choose a country. While some look for top colleges, some look for extensive programs and research options, and many look for post-study work options in the country. Some do it for earning a little extra on the side to enjoy their stay, some for having something better to do, and some others to get a start to their professional careers.
Post Study Work Permit
Permitted It is important to understand the provision of finding a job commensurate with the qualification attained from a German University. What it means is that while you can take up any employment to support your stay in Germany during the visit, you would have to find a job related to your studies, failing which, you would be asked to leave Germany at the end of the 18 months.
Cost of Visa Application
Euro 75 = INR 6,520.5
Visa Application Process
Moderate Germany Student Visa would cost you around €75. The processing time could take up to 25 days if all your documents are in order. A lot of times applicants are required to provide more/additional documents. For such cases, the processing time for the Germany Student Visa could go up to 12 weeks. Candidates looking to apply for a Residence Permit on arrival to Germany would have to pay up to €110. It can take a long time to be issued, which is anywhere between 8 to 12 weeks. Since this roughly translates to 3 months, international students are advised to apply as early as possible
Hot Job Sectors
To find a job in this sector, the companies usually look for engineering professionals with a master’s degree in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering. Remember, while automotive is a great demand sector, Mechanical Engineers are required too. The Mechanical and Plant Engineering Sector is a billion-dollar sector in Germany – the leader in the world. So, if you are not so lucky as to get a place in the automotive sector, there is plenty of opportunities available for specialized mechanical engineers.
Economy Growth Rate
Germany has long been on the World Map. Right from the onset of Imperialism to the World Wars and then the regeneration of one of the most robust economies of the world. The country has built its economy around a sound manufacturing base and continues to be one of the top exporters of heavy machinery, vehicles, and chemicals. The country is also at present the fifth largest economy of the world (in terms of PPP) and the largest economy in the European region. It is also the most populous country of the European Union and enjoys many advantages. Last year, (2019) the country recorded an annual growth rate of 0.6 percent.