Master of Business Administration

The Darmstadt Business School offers 2 variants of the MBA program: The part-time program lasts 4 semesters and the full-time program 3 semesters.

Would you like to learn more about our MBA program? Participating in our Online Open House Day is the best way to learn more about the MBA at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. We will inform you in detail about the program, the location and additional services as well as the application procedure. You have the opportunity to get in touch with the persons in charge and ask any questions you may have.
With an MBA from Darmstadt Business School you can take your career to the next level. We look forward to getting to know you!

Zielgruppe The MBA programme is aimed at young executives wishing to enhance their professional skills with a sound management qualification. Graduates from non-economic disciplines are the primary target group as well as those, who have studied Economics as a first degree and wish to expand their skills in the areas of decision making and management orientation.
Teilnahmevoraussetzung Admission Requirements: An above average first university degree, three years of relevant professional experience, good command of English.
Abschlussart Master
Beginn (Datum) 01.10.2023 - 00:00
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Unterrichtsstunden/Lernaufwand Time Structure Part-Time Programme:
The structure of the part-time MBA programme conveniently enables participants to combine a career with continuing education. No time off work is necessary, and the entire programme can be completed parallel to full-time employment. The programme has a modular structure and offers the possibility of adjusting the learning pace to one’s own needs.
Classes take place on Thursday or Friday evenings (5.45 to 9.00 p.m.) and all day on Saturdays (9.00 a.m. to 4.15 p.m.) during the university semester. There are 12 weeks per year where no lectures are held.

Time Structure Full-Time Programme:
The full-time MBA programme is designed for students who wish to fully concentrate on their MBA studies. The programme has a modular structure and offers the individual the possibility of adjusting the learning pace to one’s own needs.
Classes take place from Monday to Friday during daytime. In exceptional cases, e.g. for lectures held by guest lecturers from abroad, there may be courses held as a block including Saturdays.
Anmeldefrist 15.08.2023
Lehr- und Lernform Teilzeit
Programm / Zeitplan

Communication, Negotiation, Mediation

This module aims to develop the skills which are required to overcome barriers and gaps in effective communication and negotiation. Through training activities, practical exercises and discussions you will learn to adopt such methods as assertive communication, active listening and conflict resolution in stressful conversations and negotiations and when working in an international environment.

Economic Research Methods

This module explains the increasing role of knowledge management in a rapidly changing business environment. After having learnt the fundamentals of Research Design, Data Collection Approaches,measurement and scaling methods and the principles of analyzing and presenting data, you will apply your knowledge to your own economic research project and demonstrate your findings in a professional presentation

Project Management

During this module you will get to know how projects are dealt with and develop your expertise in explaining and utilizing major management processes. You will gain knowledge of project management organizations, ethical standards, processes and professions. The course includes management knowledge areas such as: scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, procurement and integration.

Strategic Management and Leadership

This module includes topics such as scanning external and internal environment, strategy formulation and implementation, evaluation, control and change management. All topics are illustrated with case studies of real companies in various different industries. This course enables you to identify sources of competitive advantage and to develop your strategic thinking skills. You will develop a greater understanding of leadership both conceptually and in practice.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

During the course of this module you will become familiar with concepts, activities, and techniques related to the planning and coordination of business operations and supply chains of an enterprise. You will become acquainted with practical approaches to Supply Chain Management and will be introduced to the methods of how business processes are supported by standard software tools.

Financial Managemet

The objective of this module is to teach the basic concepts of corporate finance, financial planning, portfolio management and the international aspects of financial issues. At the end of this course you will have a thorough understanding of the functioning of capital markets and their derivatives, the ability to use this knowledge to manage portfolios, budgets, and risks and influence the future value of a company.

Strategic IT-Management

This module will provide you with a cross-cultural understanding of the basic concepts and issues in IT and IM. You will gain an appreciation for the inherently strategic nature of contemporary IM and of the role that strategic IT decisions play in business strategies and business models. Students will gain the ability to justify and support IT decisions through information acquisition and IT controlling techniques.

Business Law and Ethics

This module integrates concepts, activities, and techniques related to Business Law, Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics. At the end of this module you will have a holistic understanding of management-relevant areas of company, commercial and labour law. Furthermore, you will develop an understanding of basic concepts and perspectives of ethics from different socio-cultural traditions and their imperatives for global business. You will gain the know-how to integrate various laws and provisions and ethical standards with normal economic endeavours for long-term growth and sustainability.

Global Marketing Management

This module covers concepts, activities and techniques related to the planning and coordination of global marketing processes. Having completed this course, you will be able to analyze, select and evaluate strategies for companies approaching global markets and global competitiveness. The focus will be put on developing a cross-cultural understanding of marketing concepts and ethical and social responsibilities of marketing management in international organizations.


The elective gives you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of a specialty, to develop a new specialty or to participate in an excursion or summer school. Here are some examples of Electives at Darmstadt Business School: 

  • Advanced Business Ethics
  • Business to Business Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • HR-Management
  • Intercultural Management
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Managerial Accounting

This module covers approaches and methods of cost accounting with a focus on establishing a sound background on costing mechanisms and on their application principles in business. You will gain knowledge of concepts, activities, and techniques related to the areas of planning, periodic financial statements and information systems, controls and strategic decision making. You will enhance your understanding of the underlying logic and your ability to form and express an informed opinion on it.

Master's Thesis

Finally in your Master‘s Thesis you will put into practice the skills and knowledge that you have gained during the MBA programme. In your independent written work you will have to analyze and solve a particular theoretical or practical problem of the business environment of your company within a specific time limit.

Weitere Informationen


• for applicants with a German first university degree: 15 August of the year

• for applicants with a foreign first university degree: 1 June of the year

Kosten 5950 €

Full-time: 5.950 EUR per semester

Part-time: 8.270 EUR per semester


The tuition fees for the complete MBA programme amounts to € 23.800 (part-time) and € 24.800 (full-time). They cover all expenses for teaching, books, learning materials and institutional costs. Fees are payable in four instalments for the part-time programme, respectively three instalments for the full-time programme (one instalment per semester).


Semester Fee

In addition all students matriculated at h_da are required to pay the semester fees, which are approximately € 270 per semester. They cover a ticket for public transport, discount on "Call a Bike" service, as well as various student services and access to a broad range of sports and cultural activities.



The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Hochschule Darmstadt (h_da) – University of Applied Sciences offers three scholarships per intake in the mba programme for outstanding personalities.


Alumni of h_da?

Alumni of Hochschule Darmstadt obtain a discount of 20% on the tuition fees.

Hochschule Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences
Veranstaltungsort Darmstadt
Straße Schöfferstraße 10
Stadt 64295 Darmstadt
Ansprechpartner/-in Juliane Weis
Telefonnummer 06151 533 60277
E-Mail juliane.weis(at)
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letzte Änderung: 12.08.2019