International Programmes 2018/2019

Berlin MBA (full-time) Berlin MBA (full-time)

Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin • Berlin

Degree
MBA
Course location
Berlin
Teaching language
  • English
Languages

The language of instruction is English.

German beginner courses are offered.

Programme duration
2 semesters
Beginning
Winter semester
Application deadline

We offer an ongoing admission procedure. Applicants from non-European countries should bear in mind that processing visas takes some time. Due to the fact that we only admit a limited number of students, early applications (before 30 May) are strongly recommended if possible.

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
8,900.00
Additional information on tuition fees

The tuition fees are 17.800 EUR in total.

Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
No
Joint degree / double degree programme
No
Description/content

Our full-time programme specialisations are particularly suitable for young professionals who have already gained a minimum of three years of post-graduate work experience and wish to strengthen their leadership skills to prepare thoroughly for international management positions.

The programme offers a course of studies directly concerned with the core issues for companies working in an international business environment. Students analyse the political, legal, cultural and economic environment of European, European-Asian and transatlantic businesses, evaluate their markets in terms of procurement, finance and sales and draft new strategies for international competition.
The programme is divided into three stages covering the modules of Managerial Finance, Strategy and Managerial Economics, Human Resource and Information Management, Marketing, Production and Organisation.
The first stage focuses on providing students with basic management skills. The second stage then concentrates on international issues. Finally, the third stage offers the chance to apply the methods learned in a "Company Project". Soft skills training including career coaching as well as international study visits, guest lectures and company visits are integral parts of the programme.

Furthermore, various specialisations are offered:

  • Digital Business Management & Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Consulting & Supply Chain Management
  • International Marketing
  • International Finance

International study visits include:

  • Doing Business in Asia / Study visit to Hong Kong
  • Doing Business in the USA / Study visit, e.g., to San Diego, New York or Wichita
  • Doing Business in Europe / Study visit to Central and Eastern Europe, e.g., Poland

Please bear in mind these are all subject to change.

Course organisation

The study programme takes 15 months and is divided into three semesters. In the first semester (September-January), core courses are taught, while the second semester (February-June) comprises advanced specialisation and elective courses. During the first two semesters, seminars for the development of leadership skills are held along with study visits and practical guest lectures. During the third semester, you will write your Master's thesis. All modules are worth a total of 90 credit points (ECTS).

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Types of assessment

Oral and written assessments

A Diploma supplement will be issued
Yes
International elements
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
  • Specialist literature in other languages
  • Training in intercultural skills
  • Study trips
  • International comparisons and thematic reference to the international context
  • Content-related regional focus
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

Students have the opportunity to participate in several international study visits:

  • Doing Business in Asia / Study visit to Hong Kong
  • Doing Business in the USA / Study visit e.g., to San Diego, New York, Wichita
  • Doing Business in Europe / Study visit to Central and Eastern Europe, e.g., Poland

Study visit agendas contain company visits, company presentations, lectures, networking events with MBA students from our partner universities as well as social and cultural events.

It is also possible to take an additional class at Kingston University London, UK, during the second semester.

Integrated internships

There is no compulsory internship in the programme. However, students might take the opportunity and arrange for an internship at the host company during the "company project" (Master's thesis).

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Yes
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
No
The course of study can be taken entirely online
No
Digital learning and teaching modules
  • Online learning platform
Description of e-learning elements

Online learning platform

Participation in the e-learning course elements is compulsory
Yes
Can ECTS points be acquired by taking the online programmes?
Yes
Can the e-learning elements be taken without signing up for the course of study?
No
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
8,900.00
Additional information on tuition fees

The tuition fees are 17.800 EUR in total.

Semester contribution
Approx. 250-300 EUR per semester
Costs of living
Between 600 and 900 EUR monthly:
Student residence: 250-470 EUR
Food: approx. 200 EUR
Health insurance: approx. 90 EUR
Books and material: approx. 50 EUR
Clothing, laundry & personal hygiene: approx. 60 EUR
Incidental expenses
Funding opportunities within the university
Yes
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university
Five scholarships for women, each 5,000 EUR
Academic Admission Requirements
  • Completed first degree (BA, MA) of any discipline
  • A minimum of three years of appropriate professional experience after the first degree
  • Very good English language skills (TOEFL: cbt 213 points or ibt 79 points; IELTS: 6.5 points)
Language requirements

Very good knowledge of English (TOEFL Internet-based 79 points, IELTS 6.5 points)

Application deadline

We offer an ongoing admission procedure. Applicants from non-European countries should bear in mind that processing visas takes some time. Due to the fact that we only admit a limited number of students, early applications (before 30 May) are strongly recommended if possible.

Submit application to

Please see: https://www.mba-berlin.de/en/berlin-mba/berlin-full-time-mba/requirements-application/

 

Possibility of finding part-time employment

There are many job opportunities for students in Berlin. Non-EU students are permitted to work within specified limits.

Accommodation

The German National Association for Student Affairs ("Studierendenwerk") and other institutions currently offer 15,600 rooms in student halls of residence throughout Berlin. Due to waiting lists, it is advised to get in contact with the service early on.

You can also look online for shared flats, e.g., here: www.wg-gesucht.de/en/.

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Accompanying programme
  • Visa matters
  • Pick-up service

Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin

The Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin is a leading German university of applied sciences, providing expertise for the new generation of public and private sector managers. The university focuses on business and public administration as well as economics, security management, legal studies, and engineering. It can boast over 40 years of expertise and experience. With some 10,500 students and over 2,400 graduates every year, the HWR Berlin has grown into a major player in Germany's tertiary education sector. Students can choose from more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programmes, preparing them for a career in national or international companies and in public or non-profit institutions.

Broadly based knowledge - in-depth expertise

The HWR Berlin has a core faculty of some 200 highly qualified professors working in disciplines including business administration, economics, law, sociology, psychology, computer science, and engineering. In addition to a doctoral degree and academic credentials in their disciplines, our staff can also draw on extensive practical experience as managers, consultants, public administrators, lawyers, police officers, and judges. Their knowledge of and connections to active business life, public service organisations, non-profit organisations, multinational firms and smaller local companies are especially valuable in linking academic research with current issues and in arranging placements. The first-hand expertise of over 800 visiting professors and lecturers further underscores the strong professional orientation of the degree programmes that we offer and our pursuit of a broader interdisciplinary and holistic approach to education. Our forward-looking stance is evident in the inclusion of gender studies and sustainability as important elements in many of our degree programmes. The core mission of our university is to establish a strong link between academic theory and real-life practice. One of the keys to this aim are the intensive relationships we maintain with public institutions and over 650 private companies.

Studying without borders

The HWR Berlin encourages its students to experience other cultures around the globe. To this end, we work together with universities in Brazil, China, France, Finland, India, Spain, Turkey, and the UK to provide a range of double or dual degree programmes. Over 160 active partnerships with universities around the world facilitate regular student and faculty exchanges. More than 500 exchange students from our international partner universities experience the benefit of studying in Berlin at the heart of Europe’s cultural development and policy-making process. The university also welcomes about 140 international summer school students every year.

Rankings

The HWR Berlin frequently achieves a leading position in Germany-wide university rankings.

University Location

Berlin - a key location for academia and science

As an international university location and Germany's capital city, Berlin has a rich and diverse cultural, social, and political life with a unique atmosphere. Students, researchers, and scientists from all over the world enjoy studying or working at one of Berlin's universities or over 70 extramural research institutes and play their part in shaping Berlin's reputation as a leading academic, artistic, and scientific centre. Berlin is also a prime example of an industrial base that has been transformed into a vibrant entrepreneurial knowledge and service hub. Today, the city is generating new ideas needed to create young and successful companies in a European metropolis at the cutting edge of tomorrow's trends. Berlin is a dynamic city right at the heart of a reunited Europe - a particularly interesting place for those studying economics and law. Germany's capital city has a population of around 3.5 million. It is not only a magnet for all the major currents shaping Europe today, be they political, economic, cultural, scientific, or scholarly, but it is also a vibrant location, attracting people from all over the world to stay here and contribute to the city's life. In no other European city are the changes influencing today's Europe so apparent. Anyone studying here can experience this continuous development first-hand, benefiting from the mass and diversity of the political and cultural events in the city.