Location: Hannover (Germany)

Institution: GISMA Business School

Digitalisation has transformed the management, behaviour, needs and demands of organisations and their customers. Generation Z has grown up with computers, smartphones, and the internet. The need to understand digitalisation and its challenges to the industry is continuously increasing.

Select this programme if you want to:

  • Receive knowledge on the German, European, and international business landscapes
  • Learn in a multicultural environment
  • Study using methodology based on real cases
  • Develop your soft skills
  • Get career coaching
  • Study in English
  • Visit local companies
  • Enjoy leisure activities and excursions

This programme is specifically designed for bachelor students and graduates interested in working abroad and discovering new cultures or looking to study a degree in Germany.

Programme Objectives

  • Understand the influence of digitalisation on businesses
  • Provide opportunities for participants to consider real-world examples in which information communication technologies play an important role in problem solving and decision making
  • Understand current themes in the digital firm, e.g. data mining or the impact of automation on the job market
  • Improve German/English language proficiency
  • Understand German business corporate culture

What will you learn?

GISMA’s Summer School programme will allow students to gain an overarching understanding of the German business landscape and ensures a broad and realistic impression of German culture, heritage and daily life.

Programme Structure

GISMA’s Summer School 2018 programme runs for two weeks and consists of two modules. Each module will be split into:

  • Two blocks of lectures with two study subjects and 12 contact hours each
  • German classes or Business English/Scientific Writing classes – 4 hours per week
  • 1-2 company visits per programme
  • 2-3 extracurricular activities per week
  • 2-3 free evenings per week

Duration: 2 weeks

12 contact lecture hours/week

German/Business English/Scientific Writing (4 hrs/week)

Taught in English





1-2 company visits per program

2-3 extracurricular activities per week (cultural program, excursions, fun activities, e.g. city tour, visit of a German brewery, pub quiz, “Food Tour”, Bubble football etc.

2-3 free evenings per week

career coaching


Not included in the price

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Passport photo
  • Passport copy
  • Visa copy (if applicable once issued by the embassy)
    Completed Application Form
  • Good –Very good level of English (at least B2; proof of English proficiency: TOEFL 77, IELTS 6.5, Cambridge English, internship in an English speaking country etc. or English native or equivalent)
  • Signed “Terms and Conditions”

Available departures

Unfortunately, no places are available on this program at the moment