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International School of Management (ISM)

Anyone who has decided on a course of study is faced with the question: Which university is right for me? The most important criteria for first-year students, such as a semester abroad, the quality of teaching, career opportunities, partner universities or networking, shape your development and are therefore an integral part of ISM.

Pre-Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)



The campus of the private university in Dortmund was founded in 1990 and, with around 930 students, is the largest of the ISM’s locations. It is located in the middle of the technology park only 15 minutes from the city center.


The Bachelor's program is distinguished by its international orientation and the mix of basic business knowledge and course-specific content. All courses contain up to two foreign languages, integrated internships and soft skills. Small learning groups and a personal atmosphere are typical for studying at ISM.

The Master's program combines in-depth business knowledge with course-specific content as well as the latest topics and trends in the different branches. All courses have a strong international focus. Integrated practical phases, the teaching of soft skills and a personal atmosphere round off the studies at ISM.


Besides its teaching activities, ISM conducts research and development projects in various academic areas.

Furthermore, high-quality, practically-relevant and comprehensive teaching are based on theoretical ideas complemented with knowledge gained from application-oriented research. 

Participation in research projects additionally teaches and encourages students to use their theoretical knowledge in a practical way. After graduating, they are faster at organizing tasks independently and efficiently than graduates from other universities. ISM academics, ISM students and ISM partners all profit from the scientific discourse.


The Career Center is your central service center for your application, career entry and perspectives, as well as the set-up of your own network. It’s the interface between students, alumni and companies.

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Student services

The International Office helps ISM students to arrange their stay abroad and looks after them while they are away. The office team assists students in finding the most appropriate partner university and they are always there to help students who are currently studying abroad.

Library services

Students looking for a quiet working environment can use the library's reading room and study areas. The Dortmund Campus also offers a magazine reading room and a group study area. Each library is stocked with a wide range of business literature as well as the latest study and research findings.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Dortmund Campus
  • Frankfurt Campus
  • Munich Campus
  • Hamburg Campus
  • Berlin Campus
  • Stuttgart Campus
  • Cologne Campus


ISM International School of Management is a private university of applied sciences that has been awarded unlimited state recognition by the Ministry of Innovation, Higher Education and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia. Therefore, the study degrees awarded through ISM are equivalent to study degrees of public universities.

Student Reviews

My Indian college Experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

In my bachelor's degree here in India, it has been great experience and faculties were very supportive by that which I had made my college carrier good and passed with a good marks.

Psychology & Management at ISM
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really liked the structure of the program which offers a good mix of business and psychology classes as well as general skills and language courses. Furthermore, the exchange semester and mandatory internships prepare well for an international career. The different student offices (e.g. careers, administration, international) offered fast and helpful support.

Recommendation: Psychology & Management at ISM
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really liked the program as it offered a good mix of business and psychology classes as well as general skills and language courses. Furthermore, the integrated exchange semester and the mandatory internships prepare students well for international careers. The student offices (Administration, Careers, International...) offered fast and helpful support.

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