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General Managementpart time degree programmes for professionals

  • Master of Business Administration


  • 5 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Kassel


Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management, Organization Management
Target group

The MBA is aimed at managers and junior managers with a first certificate of academic degree, in particular also outside of business administration.


The perception of management tasks is in the modern understanding anything but "pure gut feeling". Instead, prospective managers must fulfil their future management role on the basis of scientific knowledge and application principles. The MBA provides students with a broad education in General Management, but at the same time enables individual specialisation in specialist topics through the selectable focus areas "Marketing & Sales", "Innovation & Entrepreneurship" and "Digital Business". The key competencies include, for example, comprehending a company holistically, preparing strategic decisions, implementing projects and assessing the effect of measures taken. In the MBA in General Management, which is carried out at the UNIKIMS, the Management School of the University of Kassel, emphasis is placed in each phase on the practical relevance, i.e. on the direct professional applicability of the content conveyed. The career-integrated Master's degree programme in General Management, which starts in the winter semester, is designed for five semesters and is subject to a fee. Students typically have at least a first certificate of academic degree and want to expand their knowledge or acquire completely new skills. In order to safeguard the legitimate interests of students already working in a demanding professional environment, the continuing education programme combines university level with classroom phases only on weekends, online conferences and self-study from the home desk. Our e-learning tools also offer innovative opportunities for exchange with lecturers and other students and, in combination with individual support, create a learning environment that is geared towards efficient learning. The degree course is composed of 12 modules plus three focus modules, which are dedicated to theoretical and methodological training in the subject area, but also to the further development of social skills. The fifth semester is spent writing the Master's thesis. On successful completion of the degree course, the University of Kassel awards the academic degree of "Master of Business Administration", which entitles students to a doctorate. An MBA is the highest academic management qualification, it is recognised worldwide and opens up excellent career prospects.

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

First professionally qualifying degree; Study achievements amounting to 210 credits, but at least 180 credits (missing credits can be acquired subsequently); Proof of at least 1 year of professional experience following the first certificate of academic degree and outside the institution of higher education; conditions may be imposed.

Lecture period

16.10.2023 - 09.02.2024

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2023/2024)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    by October https://www.unikims.de/studiengaenge/master-business-administration/bewerbung https://www.unikims.de/studiengaenge/master-business-administration/anmeldung-zur-informationsveranstaltung-mba

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    https://www.unikims.de/studiengaenge/master-business-administration/bewerbung https://www.unikims.de/studiengaenge/master-business-administration/anmeldung-zur-informationsveranstaltung-mba

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    https://www.unikims.de/studiengaenge/master-business-administration/bewerbung https://www.unikims.de/studiengaenge/master-business-administration/anmeldung-zur-informationsveranstaltung-mba

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    https://www.unikims.de/studiengaenge/master-business-administration/bewerbung https://www.unikims.de/studiengaenge/master-business-administration/anmeldung-zur-informationsveranstaltung-mba

Tuition fee


4,000.00 EUR / semester

Fees (Link)

Tuition fee: EUR 20,000 (EUR 4,000 per semester) plus student semester contribution. For students of the Management School of the University of Kassel (UNIKIMS), the semester fee is EUR 141.25. For you, the amounts for the semester ticket, the bicycle rental system and the culture ticket are not applicable.

Languages of instruction

Main language



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