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International Management. For officers and professionals - MBAManagement skills for special target groups

The practice-oriented MBA study programme provides officers and civilian professionals with business skills at the highest level and will prepare you specifically and comprehensively for a further career in industry.

  • Flexible: The study programme in cooperation with the Knowledge Foundation @ Reutlingen University (KFRU) and the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich can be adapted in terms of time to the requirements and vagaries of military service or another professional activity.

  • Career-enhancing: Develop your skills substantially during your studies. We will support you in your transformation to the business world and, as a non-military person, in your further professional development.

  • A strong network: Our approximately 500 alumni form an outstanding network from which you can benefit before and after your studies. Proximity to companies and experts will enable you to establish key contacts.

Further Advantages:

  • Module abroad. You can attend summer schools as well as spend entire "terms" (semesters) at selected partner universities abroad. An organised module abroad offers you the ideal framework to broaden your horizon and gain new experiences.
  • Flexible learning. Workshops, e-learning with online tutorials, interdisciplinary teamwork and mobile learning on tablets always and everywhere make for a flexible system specifically designed to meet the needs of officers and other professionals. 

 

We look forward to receiving your application: as of now or by 15.10.2023

Questions?

We will also be happy to advise you personally on your degree programme and provide you with further information on our taster lectures and virtual information sessions.

Contact

Knowledge Foundation: Coordination MBA International Managament

Key Data

All the data and facts for your study programme at a glance

Duration of studies

2 years and 5 months 

In the fast-track 1 year and 8 months

Admission requirements

Successfully completed university degree 

2 years work experience 

English language skills

Start of studies

1 January 

(Ongoing entry possible)

Costs

19.750 €

Location of studies

Munich, Hamburg, Cologne

Study places

max. 36 per study location

All Key data

Duration of studies

2 years and 5 months. In fast-track 1 year and 8 months.

Location of studies

Munich, Hamburg, Cologne

Start of studies

 January (ongoing entry possible).

Application deadline

15. October

Languages of instruction

German and English

Foreign Language

English

ECTS credits

90 ECTS credits

Degree

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The academic degree is awarded as a joint degree from ESB Business School, Reutlingen University, and the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich.

Costs

19.750 Euro

Reduction of 20% for members of the Federal Armed Forces (15,800.-).

Funding by the Vocational Support Service of the Federal Armed Forces (BFD).

Admission requirements

  • Successfully completed university degree with professional qualification, all fields of study
  • At least two years of professional experience (active service or professional activity) 
  • Evidence of English language skills (at least B2 according to GER or SLP 3332)
  • Certificate recognition of non-German degree
  • Successful participation in the selection process
  • Successfully completed entrance examination in the form of a selection interview

Study places

 Max. 36 per study location.

Admission requirements

  • Successfully completed university degree with professional qualification, all fields of study 
  • At least two years of professional experience (active service or professional activity) 
  • Evidence of English language skills (at least B2 according to GER or SLP 3332) 
  • Recognition of certificates for non-German degrees  
  • Successful participation in the selection process

Costs

The tuition fees are 19,750 Euro. 

Reduction of 20% for members of the Federal Armed Forces (15,800.- Euro). 

Funding by the Vocational Support Service of the Federal Armed Forces (BFD).

 

Set ambitious goals - and achieve them

The part-time study programme will provide you as military or civilian professionals with business skills at the highest level and prepare you specifically and comprehensively for a future career in business.

 

Structure and Content

International Management for Officers and Professions addresses the following questions, among others: 

  • How do I manage a company successfully? 
  • What tasks await a manager in general management and a functional area such as marketing, HR or logistics? 
  • How can I capitalise on my service experience as an officer in the civilian economy? 
  • How can I use my previous experience as a professional to get started as a manager?
  • How do I develop international strategies? 
  • How do I manage international business processes? 
  • How do I work efficiently in an intercultural environment?

Your study programme at a glance

The study programme, which lasts 2 years and 5 months, is completed in several phases:

The first 18 months of part-time study are followed by 6 months of intensive compact study weeks on site, including 1.5 months for self-study and holidays. In the following 5 months you will complete your Master's thesis, which can be combined with a company internship or a study abroad.

Depending on your individual situation, the first part of the degree programme can also be completed within 9 months in fast-track instead of 18 months.

 

Content focus

The programme focuses on topics such as financing and cost management, marketing, strategy and organisation, human resources management, business law and economics. A special focus is placed on currently relevant topics such as digitisation.

 

Modules of the study programme

More details on the module titles and contents can be found in the module handbook.

Stay abroad

A study or internship period abroad is optional:

During the distance learning phase, you can attend summer schools or one to four-week courses at selected partner universities. After the six-month attendance phase, you can attend summer schools as well as spend entire "terms" (semesters) at selected partner universities abroad.

Partners

The MBA International Management for Officers and Professionals programme is offered in cooperation with the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich and the Knowledge Foundation @ Reutlingen University (KFRU)

The KFRU is the higher education foundation at Reutlingen University.

The lectures are organised by the KFRU and the casc Institute of the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich and held by the professors at ESB Business School, the School of Business and Organisational Sciences of the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich as well as external experts.

The programme includes a state-approved degree (joint degree) and is fully subject to the quality standards of ESB Business School (in particular, for example, in accreditations).

Your application process

1.

Apply directly to the casc Institute of the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich.

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And after graduating?

With your MBA degree in International Management. For Officers and Professionals, you will have business management skills at the highest level and will be specifically and comprehensively prepared for a further career in business.

In the MBA International Management programme. For Officers and Professionals, I learned to set ambitious but realistic goals and to pursue these goals consistently. The MBA showed me various doors into the civilian professional world, and even opened some of them. In the end, I acquired the necessary knowledge and relevant insights to walk through the right doors in order to achieve my goals.

 

Christian Ahrens

Manager MHP - At Porsche Company

Graduate 2016

I am already looking forward to taking the first important step on the path of my civilian career in the class of 2023 after my time as an officer - with interesting study content, a change of perspective on already familiar problems and, above all, new challenges.

 

Niklas Hörnicke

Project Officer, Naval Base Command Kiel

MBA Class of 2023

The MBA programme delivers an all-round carefree package - flexible study model, small classes, intensive supervision and proximity to the professors. Learning from and with officers especially provides the opportunity to expand one's leadership skills.

Andreas Schuster

Deputy Head of HR Data Strategy,

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)

Graduated in 2018

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