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To ensure you receive the best possible training, we collaborate with selected partners – some abroad – whom we would like to present to you here:

Graduate School of Business – Brisbane, Australia

Graduate School of Business – Brisbane, Australia

Participants on the 3-semester part-time and full-time programmes MBA in International Business Management & Leadership generally study abroad at the Graduate School of Business in Brisbane.

It is one of the top graduate business schools in the country and amongst the best 100 worldwide. Brisbane is home to many major Australian companies, and numerous international companies have branches in the city. Students on the MBA programme at Kempten attend the regular part-time seminars scheduled for the given semester on strategy and marketing alongside Australian and other international students.

Vöhlinschloss Higher Education Centre – Illertissen, Germany

Vöhlinschloss Higher Education Centre – Illertissen, Germany

Some professional development programmes are run at Vöhlinschloss Higher Education Centre in Illertissen, near Ulm. The special atmosphere of this Renaissance castle uniquely embellishes participants’ learning experience.

Besides optimally arranged seminar rooms, the generous grounds present the ideal setting for further discussions or quiet contemplation.

The following courses are held at Vöhlinschloss Higher Education Centre:

Directions & parking

Hochschulzentrum Vöhlinschloss
Schlossallee 25
89257 Illertissen, Germany

Illertissen is in southern Germany, approx. 100 km from Stuttgart. Travelling from Stuttgart, take the A8 towards Munich, changing onto the A7 near Ulm. From the A7, take the exit for Illertissen and leave the roundabout as signposted towards “Vöhlinschloss”. A site map is provided hereand a guide to parking options around the castle here.

If travelling by train, use the service from Ulm to Memmingen (Kempten/Oberstdorf), which takes approx. 20 minutes. There are also direct trains from Kempten (approx. 40 mins).

National Institute of Development Administration – Bangkok, Thailand

National Institute of Development Administration – Bangkok, Thailand

The MBA in International Business Management & Leadership includes 3 weeks of studying abroad at the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA). The NIDA was founded 50 years ago by the King of Thailand to ensure high-quality training for managers in the Thai government and industry. The current cabinet of the government of Thailand includes several NIDA graduates. The NIDA specialises exclusively in masters programmes, which it runs on a state-of-the-art campus on the outskirts of Bangkok, with direct water-bus connections to the city centre.

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics – Chengdu, China

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics – Chengdu, China

The Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in Chengdu is one of China’s top universities specialising in finance, economics and management. SWUFE is based in the city of Chengdu, the engine of western China’s development and the fourth-largest air travel hub in all China.

All full-time MBA students can opt to attend the two-week summer school run by SWUFE in place of the course on “Intercultural Behaviour”. Our MBA students have to pay for their flights, nothing else.

University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, South Africa

University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, South Africa

Two courses on the MBA in International Business Management & Leadership are held during the two-weeks spent at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business in Cape Town. 

Zen Monastery and Seminar Centre – Buchenberg, Germany

Zen Monastery and Seminar Centre – Buchenberg, Germany

The The Zen Monastery in Buchenberg is a place where the millennia-old wisdom of Zen and meditation meets cutting-edge western methods of personal development. Zen Master Hinnerk Syobu Polenski is the abbot of the European Daishin Zen order and the Zen monastery in Buchenberg. He has been conducting Zen leadership seminars for entrepreneurs, managers and executives for more than 25 years.

Increasing numbers of managers are feeling the need to halt the treadmill of everyday life. Far removed from soulless conference hotels, the Zen monastery is a haven of tranquillity that provides the space required to nurture personal development. This unusual setting for seminars offers the ideal conditions for pausing to contemplate, taking a deep breath and also generating new energy for managerial life.

Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of this special place.

The exceptional combination of monastery and seminar centre creates an other-worldly ambience. Nestled in the gently undulating hills surrounding the Allgäu lakes, the seminar centre is set on 30,000 square metres land in the breathtakingly beautiful local countryside. Walkers, cyclists, skiers and swimmers all revel in the Allgäu mountains the whole year round, appreciating its wonderful opportunities for leisure, rest and recuperation.

Further information can be found on the Buchenberg Zen Monastery and Seminar Centre website.