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The advanced Master's degree in General Management with the academic degree MBA (Master of Business Administration) at the University DIPLOMA allows graduates with professional experience from the natural, technical, humanities or social sciences to acquire management skills that qualify them to exercise a leadership position.

The occupational MBA studies General management is mainly as virtual distance learning with interactive online lectures performed on Saturdays. The tests of the MBA distance learning can be stored to the nationwide study centers DIPLOMA.

is the normal period of 90 ECTS comprehensive MBA studies 4 semesters.

Extra-occupational MBA in General Management

The training master with the conclusion MBA combines broad theoretical knowledge of all major business areas of legal, information technology, social sciences and management skills.

The aim of distance learning is a priority to further develop manager for small and medium enterprises by professional and existing leadership experience is used and connected to modern international management skills.

MBA graduates can be used primarily in the areas of sales, distribution and sale or in the management and organization. The high proportions of pre-structured self-study, students develop self competently, acquire soft skills through advanced leadership skills that take into account the intercultural covers the world of work, and strengthen presentations, discussions, etc. their communication skills. The MBA degree from DIPLOMA graduates create the conditions for a subsequent doctorate.

Normal period

Part-time study 4 semesters, 90 ECTS (individual free extension of up to 4 semester)


Summer Term (April) and / or winter term (October)


Accreditation of the study program through the accreditation agency AHPGS.

Tuition and Fees

Distance learning with virtual classroom sessions: € 297.00 / month (. Total amount € 7,128.00 plus one-off examination fee of € 915.00); Financing alternatives on request.

study form

Distance learning with online presence events through the online campus of the University DIPLOMA; Part time: alternating between self-study with study booklets.

admission requirements

  1. University degree (Diploma, Bachelor, Master, Master) with at least 210 ECTS; Applicants who do not meet 210 ECTS, have the option to purchase by credit except high school acquired knowledge and skills in consultation with the Audit Office of the University DIPLOMA up to 30 ECTS (for individual examination). In foreign degrees equivalence for admission must be proved.
  2. At least two years of professional experience and current professional activity (management experience is an advantage but not essential)
  3. Qualified English skills, backed up by original certificates (TOEIC, TOEFL, Cambridge Certificate), or a personal interview

Applicants without a university degree may gem. §16 (2) HHG be admitted to the MBA degree if they

a) completed a training and b) have several years of professional experience and c) an aptitude test on Bachelor - have passed level at DIPLOMA University.


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Study contents

Modules and Events

  • Selected Topics in Business
  • Selected Topics in Economics
  • Methods of management
  • Strategic Management in practice
  • international economic Relations
  • marketing management
  • Human Resource management
  • soft skills
  • operation management
  • financial management
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Process and System Management
  • Controlling / International Financial Management
  • Master's thesis and colloquium


This distance learning course is designed to qualify and give the necessary knowledge and skills to guide small and medium enterprises, but also provides additional opportunities career prospects in the fields of sales, sales and distribution as well as in the organization of companies at home and abroad.


Process and System Management

Aims / Skills:

Students can link together business processes and network systems. They are capable of the different management systems into a single integrated operating system to connect (IMS). Otherwise important systemic and methodological skills to be acquired in operational management positions.

Contents of the course "System standards in enterprises":

  • Processes and systems
  • Project management; the construction of the following standards is treated:
    • DIN, EN, ISO 9001: 2008
    • DIN, EN, TS 16949: 2004
    • DIN, EN, ISO 14001: 2007
    • BS; OHSAS 18001: 2007
  • Common features of these standards
  • Operational implementation of the standards:
    • Build operational documents such as management manual procedures, work instructions
    • Process environment, process owner
    • Input-output observations of processes
  • Construction of an Integrated Management System (IMS):
    • Use of intranet and DatenbankenKAIZEN - a modern management system

Contents of the course "risks and hazards in systems":

  • Risk Management
  • Product Liability Act and its requirements for the Quality Management System
  • Methods to assess the risk and hazard potential:
    • FMEA
    • Cadastre (hazardous materials, substances hazardous to water, etc.)
    • Review possibilities of environmental influences
    • Hazard analyzes based Betriebssicherheitsverordnung
  • Build operational compliance registry:
    • Competence and responsibility matrix
    • Signature of Procedure

Controlling / International Financial Management

Aims / Skills:

Students should be able to use one hand tools of cost-oriented controlling and to recognize its importance for corporate control. They also seek connections between the controlling and selected International Financial Reporting Standards may establish.

The international financial management is that students acquire through knowledge of risk diversification, financial derivatives, currency management and interest rate management. At the end of the module, students are able to apply their extensive knowledge in professional practice.

Contents of the course "International Accounting":

Mediation-depth knowledge of controlling and selected aspects of international accounting standards (IFRS); Analysis of relationships between controlling and IFRS.

  • Internationalization of accounting (application rules and application designs)
  • Concepts and methods of international external accounting (design of the IAS / IFRS rules work and the US GAAP rules and regulations, comparing the accounting systems, accounting and international standards, selected accounting differences, transition steps to international standards and adaptation needs)
  • International harmonization of accounting (harmonization circles, harmonization requirements and value-based calculation)
  • different planning, guidance and control of the corporate management for international companies (u. a Basics of value management, value-based management)

Contents of the course "International Financial Management":

  • Risk management (portfolio theory, capital market theory, methods of risk measurement, risk-adjusted performance measurement)
  • financial derivatives
  • Currency management, currency risks
  • Interest rate management, interest rate risk
Program taught in:
Diploma University of Applied Sciences
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