Originally founded in 1990 as IDB-Wirtschaftsakademie in Dortmund by Klaus Evard, it was renamed the International School of Management (ISM) in 1992. In 1994 it was recognized as a private university of applied sciences. The company shares were taken over in 1998 by ESO Education Group.
In 2006, in accordance with the Bologna Process, ISM switched the Diploma courses to Bachelor and Master courses.
The Hamburg campus was opened in September 2010. Around 560 students currently study at the private University of Hamburg in two modern buildings in HafenCity. The city center and the main train station are only about ten minutes away. Whether as a cosmopolitan metropolis or a raw but charming Hanseatic city with charm – Hamburg combines many facets. It forms the cultural and economic center of Northern Germany. Hamburg’s economic structure is characterized by the service sector, which employs around three quarters of all workers.
No matter what time of day, in Hamburg you are greeted with "Moin" or "Moin-Moin". Hamburg attracts many students with its Hanseatic city charm. Because besides beautiful bridges, seagulls and ships, the city has a lot to offer. At the Landungsbrücken, Binnenalster, Elbphilharmonie and the Reeperbahn there is always something going on. The famous 'Speicherstadt' in the Hafen city district, together with the Kontorhaus district, are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Hamburg has become an economic and cultural center and, with the largest seaport in Germany, has connections all over the world. The logistics sector is therefore one of the leading industries in Hamburg, along with the media and information industry and medicine and biotechnology.
Thanks to the numerous and innovative local companies in almost every industry, you have a good choice for internships during your studies and excellent career opportunities after graduation.
For non-US students wishing to study in Germany, admissions requirements are shown on a country-by-country basis (https://www.daad.de/en/study-and-research-in-germany/plan-your-studies/admission-database/).