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IBRs Global MBA is a blend of residential periods and assignments that are designed as practical in-company projects. It is the best example of a truly work integrated MBA programme, rooted in the experience of the German dual-education. IBR runs six weekly residential periods in Europe, Asia, Australia, America, and Africa. Locations of residentials depend on the students’ country of residence. With a maximum of 20 students, classes are small to allow personal interaction between faculty and students.

In addition to residentials, assignments are pitched to optimise bottom-line performance at IBRs students‘ workplace thus creating real value for their employers. IBR complements each assignment with a tutorial session, offering coaching opportunities professionally and academically.

There is no better way to learn. Why?

 Global MBA students love that the programm is:

  • tailor-made for every single student
  • global
  • optimal for working executives
  • made in Germany


Albstadt Sigmaringen University of Applied Sciences

We are a German state university located in the Four Country Region Bodensee (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein) in the Southwest of Germany with a population of 3 million. The university serves this region with one of the highest densities of exporting small and medium sized companies that we call “hidden champions”. Many of them are world leaders in their specific market segments.

Albstadt Sigmaringen University is one of the most liked universities in Germany. In 2022 it was ranked # 7 out of 422 as the "most liked university“ by students in Germany (source In the same rating the university was ranked # 4 out of 422 with regards to digital readiness.

The university is collaborating partner of IBR. In this partnership, IBR delivers the Global MBA programme and prepares students for passing examinations with the university. Upon successful completion of the Global MBA, the university awards IBR students with the MBA degree.

IBR Institute of International Business Relations

IBR is partner for innovation to multiple universities and business communities around the world. Together with collaborating partners in Africa, America, Asia, and Europe, IBR reaches out to the next generation with innovative bachelor, master, and PhD programmes. IBRs student body deliberately also considers high potentials among those that are forgotten, underprivileged and disadvantaged by making education affordable, accessible, and relevant for everyone in every country.

IBRs flagship – the Global MBA – has been accredited by FIBAA since 1999. In 2010 and 2019 it has been accredited with a premium seal, thus belonging to the top league of MBA programmes accredited by FIBAA. During the past 25 years, IBR has been exporting its Global MBA as an example of “executive management education made in Germany” to Eastern Europe, India, and Southern Africa. With Albstadt-Sigmaringen University becoming the degree awarding institution in 2022, the university submitted the latest version of the study programme for accreditation with FIBAA. FIBAAs accreditation decision is expected in June 2023.

Global PhD

IBRs Global PhD uniquely focuses on researchers and their personal research interests as opposed to focus on the research professor and the professors personal research interests. It targets the application of the results to the upliftment of a business, NGOs, an industry, society, or even a nation in the process to foster and establish concepts of human flourishing within a specific predetermined area of research.

IBRs doctoral mentoring approach has been applauded by participants from Singapore to Minneapolis, and Stuttgart to Cape Town. Typically, IBRs researchers meet their professors weekly via web-conferencing and questions are being answered on the same day.

The Global PhD is a research-based doctoral post-graduate programme with no course work at EQR 8 Level in the European Union and the UK; and NQF Level 10 in Australia and South Africa. IBR offers the Global PhD as integrated partner of Kairos University, Sioux Falls, SD, United States. In this collaboration, Kairos University awards graduates with the degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The IBR Global PhD faculty are Affiliate Professors at Kairos University and conduct the Global PhD and mentor Global PhD researchers.

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