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Global Master School

Internationale Austauschstudierende auf dem Campus

The Global Master School (GMS) is based on a trilateral partnership between the University of Applied Sciences of Aschaffenburg, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, Finland and the University of St. Louis, Missouri, US. These GMS are intensive summer, spring or winter schools of 6 ECTS/3 UC and explore a set of identified business and management related themes, allowing  students from all three participating institutions to engage and pool their knowledge and resources supported by academic inputs from lecturers from all three partners and practitioners. At Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences, these three GMS form an integral part of the English master‘s programme “International Management” (M.A.). The course language of all GMS is English.

Global Master School 2022 at the University of Missouri, St. Louis

Jumping the Pond: How can an American Brand Succeed in Europe?

Receive Graduate Credit while working on a real business case with students from around the globe.


This course is part of a three-university partnership. University of Missouri, St Louis, the School of Applied Sciences in  Aschaffenburg, Germany and the School of Applied Sciences in Seinajoki, Finland have created this unique graduate offering. Students and faculty from all three universities will gather at UMSL to explore and develop a global strategy for flipstik.There is a program fee of $1600 for students from THAB, SeAMK and their partners. This fee covers lodging, breakfast and lunch on all course meeting days, an opening reception/dinner, a closing ceremony with dinner, and several social events.

Join THAB, SeAMK and UMSL students in St. Louis, MO to develop a global marketing and distribution strategy for flipstik.

This exciting consumer product has been featured on Shark Tank, is in retail stores across the US, and has Internet sales world-wide. Flipstik received a $50,000 UMSL DEI Accelerator Award. In global teams, you will analyze current trends in international consumer products, create a global positioning strategy, study prior successful products launches, analyze distribution networks and pursue partnership opportunities to enter the European Market. Your solutions will be presented to the leadership team at flipstik.

The course will include lectures, company visits and social activities.

Rotating trilateral Global Master School

  • May 2022: Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences
  • November 2022: Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
  • May 2023: University of Missouri – St Louis
  • November 2023: Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences