Global BA/MA

The Global BA/MA is four-year double degree programme. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded with two degrees, both a BA and an MA degree by Kairos University in South Dakota (United States). Kairos University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission in Chicago (United States) and offers degrees recognised in most countries of the world, including the European Union and SADC.

During the first five semesters, you enrol with a recognised university of your choice in an academic discipline of your choice at bachelor level. The range of fitting academic disciplines is nearly unlimited, covering everything from engineering, via digital technology to bio sciences, psychology and much more.

In addition, the Global BA/MAs “Studium Generale” opens your learning experience beyond the limits of purely academic studies by tackling the most important questions of your life regarding identity and purpose of work and life in today’s post-modern society. We designed the Studium Generale to introduce you to the ultimate reason of life by discovering more deeply what makes life with God in the world so rewarding.

You complement your bachelor studies with three extra semesters focusing on global management at master’s level. Whilst studying, required attachment to a workplace gives you the opportunity to implement the learning in the real world outside the academic ivory tower.

The combination of studying an academic discipline of your choice with management, complemented with working experience and the Studium Generale lifts you up into a unique position: As a young expert, you will be at the interface between management and your area of expertise, broadly equipped to exploit business opportunities and to shape the future at your workplace.

Pure facts

Tuition feeDependent on the region
Participants per groupmax 25
Duration4 – 5 years
US semester credit hours138
Awarded degreesBachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Arts (MA)
Degree awarding universityKairos University

There is no better way to learn

You study in selected countries in Europe, in Israel, and Southern Africa. You gain local and global working experience during your studies and apply what you have learned in your local environment. You stay connected with your local church community and benefit from personal mentoring by trusted believers. You graduate with two qualifications in four years: A Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Master of Arts (MA) specialising in management from Kairos University in the United States.

There is no better way to learn: You finance a major part of your studies through IBRs work-integrated learning mode. You participate in one educational journey, integrating professional work-experiences in different countries and exposure to academic and spiritual learning environments in Africa, Asia, and Europe. In short: IBR combines the best of African, American, and European university education into one educational journey.