Ab 2020: Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Vollzeit - Hochschule Darmstadt

Studienprogramm-Beschreibung für das Programm Ab 2020: Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Vollzeit - Hochschule Darmstadt

The MBA full-time program at Darmstadt Business School is tailored to meet the challenges of a dynamic global economy. It is a classical general management program, emphasizing strategy, finance, marketing and management teachings. Following the concept of Applied Sciences, we focus on a close connection between theory and practical application.

The Darmstadt MBA is an excellent choice for anyone seeking to prepare for a career in management. It provides intensive, relevant and effective preparation for the challenges faced by executives of national and international enterprises. Graduates from non-economic disciplines are the primary target group as well as those, who have studied Economics and wish to expand their skills in the areas of decision-making and management orientation. The h_da MBA is ranked among the top 20 MBA programs in Europe.

Course Content

With this course of study we provide a practical and internationally-orientated education that enables you to understand changing and challenging business processes easily. An integrated and intensive curriculum covering the most important areas of present-day business management will introduce you to innovative methods and concepts. You will acquire and apply the knowledge and tools learned to solve business problems in a global context.

Furthermore, particular importance is attached to the development of the interpersonal skills of our students. These include: an ability to work in a team, decision-making, presentation techniques, conducting negotiations and intercultural understanding.

We will endow you with the necessary leadership skills for your management position and help you in the art of developing a business vision. In order to teach you these skills and make them operational, a powerful step-by-step procedure has been designed to assist you in gaining a leading position in your personal field of competence and interest. The MBA curriculum comprises 11 modules plus Master’s Thesis with a total of 90 Credit Points.


The language of instruction is English.

Delivery Format

Our MBA program is an on-campus course. Classes are held as regular courses, block courses or online courses. Our virtual campus complements all lectures in the MBA program and offers students a professional learning environment with high flexibility in terms of time and space.

Program structure

The full-time MBA program at Darmstadt Business School is designed for students who wish to fully concentrate on their MBA studies. The modular structure of the program enables the students to adjust 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.


Students will be awarded the internationally-recognized degree “Master of Business Administration”. The degree qualifies one in particular for employment at the executive level in various fields of industry. Holders of this degree are entitled to begin PhD studies in Germany and abroad.

Admission requirements

The MBA program at Darmstadt Business School is designed for high-potential employees who require solid management skills in addition to their existing academic qualifications. For admission to the full-time MBA program we require:

  • An above average first university degree
  • Adequate English language skills
  • 3 years of professional experience


3 semesters

Program start

The MBA program starts in October (winter semester). The Welcome Event, language courses and preparation courses may start already in September.

Admission deadlines

For applicants with a German first university degree: 15 August each year

For applicants with a foreign first university degree: 1 June each year


The tuition fees for the MBA full-time program amount to € 24,800. They cover all expenses for teaching, books, learning materials, institutional costs and preparation courses, if needed. In addition, all students matriculated at h_da are required to pay the semester fees, which are approximately € 260 per semester.


The MBA program has been fully accredited and recommended by AQAS. The accreditation vouches for a high standard of education. AQAS is one of the leading German agencies for accreditation of higher education programs.

Faculty Profile

Our MBA lecturers are bridge-builders between the academic and business spheres. A balanced mix of university professors, management experienced lecturers and business leaders of various international backgrounds guarantees a scientifically founded management education orientated towards the requirements of management practice.

Student Profile

Students of the Darmstadt MBA come from over 40 countries and have various educational and professional backgrounds. The diverse cultural and industrial backgrounds of our community facilitate the cross-fertilisation of ideas and experiences between different business fields, companies and cultures.


We offer MBA Part Scholarships: The scholarships will be awarded to outstanding personalities who demonstrate in their professional and social environment the potential to become exemplary and strong future leaders.


Please see further information about our MBA program at www.mba-darmstadt.de

Program Manager
Ms Anna Herbst
phone: +49.6151.16.38398
e-mail: mba@h-da.de

Application & Admission
Ms Elena Böhm
phone: +49.6151.16.30074
e-mail: mba@h-da.de

Steckbrief für das Programm Ab 2020: Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Vollzeit - Hochschule Darmstadt

Abschluss/Titel: MBA - Master
Unterrichtsmodus: Vollzeit
Schwerpunkt(e): Business Administration, Economics/Wirtschaft
Anzahl Semester: 3

Teilnehmerinformationen für das Programm Ab 2020: Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Vollzeit - Hochschule Darmstadt

Unterrichtssprache: Englisch
Akkreditierung: AQAS (DE)
Bestätigte ECTS Programmpunkte: 120
GMAT benötigt: Nein
TOEFL benötigt: Ja, 88 Punkte
Berufserfahrung benötigt: 3 Jahr(e) in Führungsposition
Akademischer Abschluss benötigt: Ja
Zielgruppen: Führungskräfte, High-Potentials
Schwerpunkte: General Management, Global Management, Leadership, Economic Research Methods, Strategic Management and Leadership, Financial Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Business Law and Ethics, Managerial Accounting, Communication, Negotiation, Mediation, Strategic IT- Management, Global Marketing Management
Kosten: € 19.800,-
Studienstart: Oktober
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