MBA in Transatlantic Management
Be a part of the global study world
The Berlin full-time MBA in Transatlantic Management prepares for leadership or consulting roles in companies or organisations which operate in a transatlantic context. The pathway course content will focus on general international management issues with a particular focus on transatlantic issues. Students will learn about topics such as the North American Free Trade Agreement and the European Union and their implications for cross-border trade and foreign direct investment.
Certain forms of market entry such as licensing/franchising will receive particular attention. Important variations in business law and corporate governance standards on both sides of the Atlantic will be examined. Differences in business culture and general business practices in American and European companies will be elucidated.
The primary focus is on finding viable and feasible management solutions in real-life situations confronting cross-boarder-aware businesses and organisations.
To realise this goal effectively, business theory is always linked to best practices and placed in an intercultural context – a process that underscores how business activities are located within a social surround where overall economic and social factors play their part.
Coping with a Complex Environment
Managing Core Processes
Managing Human Resources
Accounting and Managing Value
Managing Financial Accounting
Developing your Leadership Personlity
Specialization Module I
Specialization Module II
Specialization Elective Module I+II, e.g.
The study visit »Doing Business in a Transatlantic Context« is being planned in North America. In the past, MBA students have travelled to the US East Coast where they participated in seminars at partner universities, visited global financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and discussed management practices with top-managers at the headquarters of multinational corporations. Additional to this optional study visit, students will take part in the mandatory European study visit in Great Britain, France or a new EU member state and can choose to take part in the Asian study visit of the Berlin MBA Programme.
John Wood, MBA
Account Manager, Idealo Internet GmbH
"Finishing an MBA degree at the IMB in Berlin was an absolutely fantastic experience. What made the experience interesting for me was the combination of a highly diverse class and the overall curriculum of the program. The different business perspectives gained from this combination made class really engaging. The perspectives that each student brought were so different - it was really evident in courses such as HR management. I'm also confident that everyone in the program had the opportunity to increase his or her intercultural competency thanks to the global nature of our class. Being such a global program, this will most definitely serve us well as most all of us go on to international careers.
I chose to study at the IMB for two reasons, the first being the program's cultural diversity and academic rigor and secondly, the program's seat in Berlin. Given Berlin's startup culture and vast amount of opportunities for entrepreneurship, the IMB provided the ideal synthesis of rigorous academic experience as well as a lab in which to test one's knew knowledge and skills in front of the booming backdrop of the city.
After finishing, it became evident that doing the MBA gives one more confidence in the office and, in my opinion, even greater regard from colleagues. On a more personal note, the MBA gave me the tools as well as the network necessary to begin a business venture with two of my MBA classmates, something I am sure I would not have been able to do prior to the MBA program at the IMB."
Elizabeth Beret, MBAArea Manager, Blacklane GmbH Berlin
"After eight years working in academic research in Chemistry I decided to do an MBA as a way to redirect my career. I chose the Institute of Management Berlin based on the references provided by the school's alumni within my personal network. I was expecting an educational program with the right balance of academic teaching and hands-on experience, supervised by top-level professionals and backed up by international accreditation, and some guidance as how to proceed with my next career steps.
I certainly found that, together with many additional surprises. The personal enrichment of sharing a year in a highly multicultural environment. The opportunity to build a network of fellow students and friends which would later expand into a professional network in a myriad of industries and companies. The school's support to find the best new path for my career, opening doors which were bolted for me before.
One year later I am working in Supply Chain Management for a multinational consumer goods company. When I look back I am sure that it is thanks to my time at the IMB that I was able to cross the professional bridge that has taken me to where I wanted to be."
Liz Osterloh, MBAHead of International Communication, D.C. Medianetworks GmbH Berlin
"The MBA was the perfect opportunity to acquire all of the business knowledge I needed to start out on a new career path – and start building a network of really amazing people along the way. The professors and staff at the IMB were very supportive and really made me feel like I mattered as an individual. In the end I even got hired by the company where I wrote my master's thesis! I couldn't have imagined a better MBA experience."
Ramzi Dziri, MBA
Product Manager at Atheneum Partners Gmbh (HQ in Berlin)
"I decided initially to pursue an MBA in HWR Berlin for the economic and cultural dynamism the city offers, the academic reputation of the university in Germany as well as the program's condensed plan of studies. While all three points were confirmed throughout and after the MBA, I was more pleasantly surprised to realize that the European-Asian Management program had much more to offer. The quality and diversity of both lectures and lecturers gave for me the opportunity to rethink my professional future and to improve and train my soft skills. Additionally, the program increased my awareness for potential challenges related to doing business in a globalized multi-cultural environment, and provided me with the framework and tools to transform these challenges into a personal professional asset."
Idrees Shah, MBA
Senior Consultant, Toptier Consulting, United Arab Emirates
"One of the prime reasons to choose this program was to develop leadership and analytic skills as I believe both of them are very important in terms of career progression. Am fully utilizing them in practice. This program introduced me to the underlying disciplines of management and allowed me the flexibility to choose the most suited one based on my interests . Also, the MBA was very well balanced in terms of focusing on practical methodologies along with theory and helped me to analyze concepts from a real life perspective. The study trips were some of the other highlights that I thoroughly enjoyed as well."
Assaf Weizman, MBA
ERP Project Manager, Home24 AG Berlin
"I've chosen the the HWR because it offered a programme that is truly international in a European atmosphere.
Friederike Barth, MBA
Oracle Direct, ORACLE Deutschland B.V. & Co. KG, Potsdam, Germany
"When I chose HWR Berlin to do my MBA in European Management, one of my personal goals was to find a new perspective and path in my career. With the contacts and the advice of the career service provided by the IMB, I was able to reach this goal. With a new professional and personal network, I found a new challenging position within a few months of graduating. It fits my professional experience and my knowledge I gained during the programme."
Rajit Tandan, MBA
Business Manager, Tionale Pte. Ltd.,Singapore
"The European – Asian MBA programme has helped me to achieve added value to my career and to get a good job in Singapore – one of largest financial centres in Asia. I am now working as a commodity trader and able to apply successfully the learnings of international finance as my special elective at the Berlin School of Economics and Law to manage financial risk by using hedging."
Vincent Demaison, MBAProject Lead Organisation and Project Management, CreditPlus Bank AG Stuttgart, Deutschland
"I chose the MBA European-Asian Management in order to gain more insights on general management after having majored in finance and marketing during my Master studies. The program, beyond the solid business administration input it provides, has brought me to develop a set of skills which exceeded by far my expectations: from working and sharing with experienced professionals from all over the world in a dynamic and challenging environment to critically address management principles from a European-Asian perspective. This program gave me a solid background to start my career as a management consultant and allowed me as well to act as an acknowleged professional in an international envrionement."
Average age at the beginning of their studies: 29 years
Male: 35 % Female: 65 %
57 % of our graduates changed position and industry
29 % of our graduates changed position within the same industry
5 % of our graduates changed position within the same company
50 % of our international graduates found employment in Germany
Students from 18 different countries: Canadian (1); Chinese (3); Colombian (2); German (4); Spanish (2); Georgian (1); Greek (1); Japanese (1); Kazakh (1); Norwegian (1); Indonesian (2); South Korean (1); Russian (1); Saudi Arabian (1); Syrian (1); American (1); Ukrainian (1); Nigerian (1)
Examples of positions:
Operations Manager; E-Commerce Manager; Head of Office; SEO Online Marketing; Director of Development; Strategist Global Expansion Team
Examples of recruiting companies:
Birds Eye Iglo Limited, UK; Google Inc., Ireland; Airbus; Ferratum Group, Ukraine; cloudControl; Massine Scheffer GmbH; PayPal; Interoute; ET Solutions; Steigenberger Hotels AG
Placement Statistics (June 2014)
IMB Symposium 2016
At our panel discussion on „The Workplace of the Future“ the participants challenged modern concepts of wide, open workspaces, which are currently en vogue at many large companies. Participants rather recommended flexible designs, which also include individual workspaces, and especially an attitude towards leadership which entails respect, trust and true participation. The panelists were:
- Michael Donat, Head of Human Resources, Sopra Steria GmbH
- Prof. Andreas Mack, Management Team Member, partake AG
- Prof. Dr. Christian Scholz, Saarland University
- Katy Zühlke, Head of Coworking & Community, betahaus Berlin
- Moderation: Prof. Dr. Matthias Tomenendal, Director IMB Institute of Management Berlin, Berlin Professional School
Lighting Solutions for Remote Areas
The entrepreneur Dr. Hans Dieter Hermes presented the story of his venture „EnC Energy & Comfort GmbH” to our full-time MBA students. Groups of students are now analyzing and recommending strategic options for international strategies of the company. This initiative started during an Executive Guest Lecture on September 30, 2015 as part of Prof. Tomenendal’s course on “Strategic Management”.
Executive Lecture Series Continued
As part of the Berlin MBA’s Executive Lecture Series one whole MBA class was held at the EUREF Campus where our students received an interactive learning experience about cluster innovation processes. We visited innoZ and ÖKOTEC, both of which are fostering smart city concepts.
Additional executive lectures in this term were held by
- Dr. Bernd Rolinck, Director Commercial Banking, Deutsche Bank AG
- Michael Donat, Member of the Executive Board, Sopra Steria Consulting
- Dr. Hans Rüdiger Lange, Head of Energy Business Management, Vattenfall Europe
Right after Easter a group of full-time MBA students travelled to San Diego, California, to work on a joint transatlantic business project with students and faculty of San Diego State University (SDSU). In addition to project work and lectures on the beautiful SDSU campus a number of exciting company visits i.e. Bilstein Thyssen Krupp, the successfull SDSU start-up Smartshake and San Diego Airport made the visit a great success. We are looking forward to host our friends from SDSU in Berlin in June!
Berlin MBA Executive Lecture Series
This year’s Executive Lecture Series in Prof. Tomenendal’s course on “Strategic Management” offered a unique experience for the MBA students in blending theory and practice. Our guests gave speeches, answered questions, facilitated case study workshops and participated in rich discussions on general management topics related to their companies and industries.
Dr. Andreas Reichhart,
Dr. Jörg Dörnemann,
Dr. Hans Dieter Hermes,
Link with Kingston is „the latest collaboration between schools in the UK and abroad”
The Independent on Sunday reported on 6 October 2013 that our link with Kingston Business School is the latest cooperation between a school in the UK and abroad. “We are at the forefront of establishing a ”˜global’ MBA experience and are proud to exchange MBA students with renowned Kingston University” says Prof. Dr. Matthias Tomenendal who initiated the joint venture. Both “Kingston MBA” and “Berlin MBA” are accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Students from both locations may elect for visits to the other school to gain first-hand experience in international business education and practice.
MBA Full-time: week
Career Following the Kick-off of the full-time Berlin MBA programme on Monday 16 September, the students spent the first days focussing on defining more clearly their future career path.
Using Team Management Systems® they identified their personal work preference role, personal motivation in a working environment, got a better understanding of their strengths and areas of limitation and how they could optimise working with teams. Each student now has a set of tasks to work on over the next couple of months supported and guided by the IMB Career Service.
Kick-Off Berlin MBA Full-time
On 16 September our new MBA Full-time students from many different nations all accross the globe started their journey on the Berlin MBA programme at the IMB Institute of Management Berlin.