HSB-International Summer School for Advanced Study

Women in Leadership

in cooperation with the University of Missouri-St. Louis – UMSL / USA

  • UMSL LogoIntensive course: 60 hours / one field trip included
  • Course language: English
  • Number of participants: circa 20

Course date

9 July - 3 August 2018

Registration deadline

Deadline of registration: 1st of May 2017

Course language


Language level

B2-C2 / Intermediate and advanced level


4 credit hours - US / 8 credit points-ECTS*
* Please note: These credits can be transferred to your home university/institution. It is recommended to verify with your home university/institution that the grades you earn in Bremen can be applied to your curriculum or course of study.

Syllabus and Faculty

Women in Leadership

Lectures, excursion and assessments 60 hours
Group work, individual preparation and reading 50 hours
Total duration 110 hours
Objectives In today’s businesses the pace of innovation places a premium on companies to compete for the best talent. Well known around the world is the fact that career advancement for women is not easy. And they are still largely underrepresented in leadership positions.
Far less known is the circumstance that women are meanwhile the majority of university graduates across the world. Therefore business schools have to use this unique potential to provide young female managers the greatest chances of success.
The new HSB-International Summer School course “Women in Leadership” aims to attract high potential women seeking new levels of performance and achievement in their professional goals.
The participants will explore the latest approaches, methods and empirical findings in the subjects of management and analyse the challenges, opportunities and changes facing women in business.
The program is designed to enhance leadership skills, improve strategic thinking, identify individual leadership styles, and benefit from best practices of women in leadership roles. Overall, young female managers will learn how to become more effective and sustainable leaders who can master their own career development and the complexities of a cosmopolitan work environment.
The course at HSB-International Summer School takes place in an inspiring learning atmosphere taught by international experts in a global classroom.

Module 1
Women in Leadership

Module 2
Cross-cultural Management and Communication
German Language – a short introduction

Module 3
Plant tour Mercedes Benz Bremen

Timetable PDF Download application/pdf
Teaching method Lectures, workshops, project work
Assessment Continuous assessment and final test
Syllabus update/created September 2016 / PDF Download application/pdf
Faculty Professor Dr. Ekin Pellegrini
Associate Professor of Management
College of Business Administration
University of Missouri - St. Louis / UMSL / USA
Lecturers for Cross-cultural Management and German Language / Hochschule Bremen


Certificate / transcript of records

At the end of the course a certificate of attendance and transcript of records will be issued to each participant. Successful participants can earn 4 credit hours - US / 8 credit points-ECTS.

Course participants

Female managers and executives, young professionals and Master-Students of all disciplines.


For information concerning the accommodation please see "room and board".

Tram and bus ticket

As a participant in the International Summer School on arrival you will receive a ticket for public transport (tram + bus) for the duration of the course. With this ticket you can use all trams and buses within the city of Bremen. For travels on the night trams/buses on the weekend a surcharge of EURO 1 per ride is due.

Additional Information

  • Internet access and e-mail are available to every participant.
  • During the entire stay tutors of the Hochschule Bremen will be available and will take care of participants’ needs.

Activities program

An attractive and colourful leisure program provides participants with ample opportunities to discover Bremen and Germany (in part subject to charge).

  • guided city tour
  • welcome and farewell parties
  • leisure activities
  • excursions and trips

For more information please see "leisure activities".


For the duration of your stay in Germany we recommend taking out a health and accident insurance policy as well as a third party insurance. The Hochschule Bremen will not be liable for any costs arising in the case of either sickness or injury.
Summer school fees do not include any insurance coverage.


Course fee*

Women in Leadership
9 July - 3 August EURO 900 Registration

* The course fee includes:

  • information packet with city guide
  • Seminars and lectures
  • Teaching material
  • Program related excursion
  • Ticket for public transport in Bremen (bus+tram)

* The course fee excludes:

  • Travel expenses
  • Accommodation in Bremen
  • Health and liability insurance
  • Board and personal spendings
  • Participation in optional activities

The program may be subject to change.