Master in General Management (M.B.A.)
“The beautiful small town took my heart away. Studying at Hof University is the most fulfilling educational experience. Students here have a strong relation with the industries and professors. The university provides us with an international platform and prepares us for our future careers in Germany and around the globe.
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Shuxin Huang, MBA General Management student from Taiwan
After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree and gaining a few years of work experience many graduates begin seeing the need for deeper knowledge of management and economics, especially for earning a leading position. Our MBA program in General Management is focused on developing students’ knowledge and skills in leadership competence, strategy development, development of new business models, as well as their implementation through change and project management. Thanks to a high level of tertiary-level education, in combination with the program’s cross-sectional subjects, the General Management students are sought after companies and organizations from a variety of different industries.
|Master of Business Administration (M.B.A)|
|duration||4 semesters (2 theoretical, 2 practical)|
April 15 - May 31 (winter semester)
November 05 - November 30 (summer semester)
|academic dates including|
October 1 - March 14 (winter semester)
March 15 - September 30 (summer semester)
|fees||EUR 3,150 in tuition fees per semester (i.e. a total of EUR 12,600) plus approx. EUR|
100 in student union fee per semester
|language of instruction||English|
The program offers the personal and professional skills and qualifications required for leadership tasks in various business units.
Graduates of the program will be able to become a manager in an overseas branch of a German company of a German branch of a foreign company.
Target group and prerequisites
The Master's program "General Management” is designed for international oriented graduates of Economics, Engineering, Social or Cultural Sciences, or similar, who have professional experience.
- A BSc or similar from an accredited university in humanities, social, engineering or economic sciences or similar - minimum 180 ECTS or equivalent (depending on the home country)
- Proficiency in English, proven by official test score documents (TOEFL minimum 90 or IELTS 6.5 or above). If English was the language of instruction in your previous degree, a document issued by your university confirming this is accepted as proof of English language skills.
- Basic language skills in German, proven by official test score documents (e.g. Goethe, telc, ÖSD) - minimum level A1 according to the CEFR (The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). In individual cases, other certificates can be accepted, if they contain at least the following information: name and address of issuing institution, responsible persons/teachers, level according to the CEFR, content and grade of the exam). Attendance certificates are not sufficient as proof of basic German language skills.
- One year of work experience
- Motivation letter
- The standard period of study is 4 semesters.
- The first two semesters provide practice orientated theory (case studies, working in labs, excursions, expert meetings…).
- The third and fourth semester is spent working as an intern in a company to gain more practical experience. The Master Thesis has to be written during this time as well.
- After successful completion of the program, Hof University of Applied Sciences awards the academic degree Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.).
The Master’s program contains 12 modules, 5 ECTS per module (4 basic modules + 6 core modules + 2 elective modules):
- Applied Economics and Research on the German Market
- Communication and Negotiation Skills
- Leadership and Change Management
- Strategic and Financial Framework
- Production Execution and Logistics
- Supply Chain Management
- Production Process Excellence
- Recent Trends in Management
- German language I (A2)*
- German language II (B1)*
* Students having German basic knowledge on level A1, need to pass the modules "German I" (A2) and "German II" (B1). Other elective modules may be passed as additional modules but will not count toward your degree and can be charged with an extra fee.
Students having advanced knowledge on level B1 or higher are free in choosing two elective modules. German language B2 or C1 can also be selected as electives.
The 3rd and 4th semester are dedicated for an internship (30 ECTS) in a company and a practical Master's Thesis (30 ECTS).
- Application of the methodological procedures, which were obtained and trained during the entire program.
- The thesis should be written during the internship and should cover a current topic of the company.
- Topic selection has to be done in accordance with the supervising professor.
- Each semester costs EUR 3,150 in tuition fees, plus an administrative fee of approx. EUR 100 per semester.
- These fees include organizational support before and during your studies at Hof University as well as continuing counseling. We provide assistance in finding accommodation, offer orientation sessions prior to the start of your studies and organize additional activities such as intercultural trainings, field trips, company visits. Also, transportation in Hof is free of charge.
- Accommodation and living expenses in Germany are estimated at around EUR 450 to EUR 500 per month, which includes rent and food. Mandatory health insurance (price depends on company and age - www.deutscheinsurance.com), visa and transportation costs are not included in this estimate. For your student visa you will have to provide financial proof of EUR 735 per month.
- For scholarship options, please check the funding guide of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - www.funding-guide.de.
All applications must be done online. Please apply here.
- The application period for winter intake is between April 15 and May 31.
- The application period for summer intake is between November 05 and November 30.
- An admission committee intensively scrutinizes all applications and decides about final admission. Admission letters will be issued in June for winter intake and December for summer semester intake.
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