6 months
12360 EUR/year
12360 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The compact preparatory Pre-Master program allows you to qualify for the wide range of master's degrees on offer at the International School of Management (ISM). 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Extensive business administration experience is generally seen as a must for people wanting to study a master's course in management. However, many candidates do not meet the entry requirements to study a business-based master's degree at the post-bachelor level. 


The Pre-Master program at the International School of Management (ISM) gives students without business backgrounds the opportunity to acquire business administration knowledge of the highest level. 

The program has been tailored to the specific needs of future managers to guarantee they have the background understanding required for a master's degree in business administration. 

In addition to the basic principles of business administration, accounting, and quantitative methods, students will also receive training in the fields of human resource management and international marketing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Principles of Business Administration
  • Financial Reporting & Taxation
  • Management Theory & Practice 
  • Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management 
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • International Business 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

To qualify for this program you first need to have successfully completed your first study program with a minimum study period of six semesters and have achieved a final grade

  • at a university or
  • an equivalent foreign higher education institution, and
  • you need to submit your application documents.

Additionally, you will have to take part in a multi-level admissions test.

Please register for the written admissions test either online or in writing using the application form. We will then write you to confirm your registration stating the date of your personal admissions test.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12360 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6180 EUR per semester and a duration of 6 months.
  • National

    12360 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6180 EUR per semester and a duration of 6 months.
  • 6,180 Euro in Dortmund and Berlin
  • 6,480 Euro in Frankfurt/Main and Munich


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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