1. Kempten University of Applied Sciences
  2. Professional School of Business & Technology
  3. Offer
  4. Master’s degrees
  5. International Business Management & Leadership
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The MBA at Kempten focuses keenly on practical application, in particular striving to continuously develop leadership skills. Acquiring advanced managerial expertise and focusing on emotional intelligence in this way can pave the way to successfully advancing a career.

Core business skills are taught in small groups and studied in greater depth in the areas of General Management, Supply Chain Management or Sales Management. The international dimension of this MBA degree programme hones the optimum skillset for success in the global business environment.

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At a glance

  • Graduation

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Type Of Study

    job accompanying, full-time

  • Standard Period Of Study

    4 Semester

  • ECTS Credits

    90

  • Start Of Study

    winter term
    summer term

  • Admission Requirement

    yes

  • Course Language

    English

  • Faculty

    Professional School of Business and Technology

  • Tuition fees

    16.900,00 € total fees

  • International study

    compulsory

  • Maximum number of participants

    40

  • Accreditation

    FIBAA, EPAS (EFMD)

Details about this course

Program structure

Target group:

Managers and young professionals.

Schedule:

You can tailor the schedule for your professional part-time programme for the MBA in International Business Management & Leadership to slot in optimally alongside your work commitments. The programme is deliberately structured to enable you to study at the same time as fulfilling a demanding professional role.

  • Standard structure: part-time (4 semesters), starting in May or September
  • Alternatively: full-time (2–3 semesters), starting in May or September

Catch-up seminars:
As we run several parallel MBA groups at a time, it’s possible to catch up on any missed seminars. This offers you a clear advantage over other MBA programmes.

Lecturing hours:

  • Weekend blocks: generally Fri–Sun, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Two induction weeks at the start: 8.30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day
  • Study abroad: two weeks in Cape Town, three weeks in Bangkok, or eight weeks in Brisbane
  • Project week: generally Mon–Weds, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Schedule for the professional part-time programme starting in September

Schedule for the full-time programme starting in September

*Online guarantee
We offer an online guarantee for our MBA programme in the case of a second wave of corona.
We are adopting a blended learning approach for the MBA starting in Winter Semester 2020/2021. This means that we will be combining classroom-based seminars in line with the prevailing hygiene regulations with virtual learning formats (live online sessions, virtual team work, online 1:1 coaching sessions, tasks with individual feedback, independent study activities based on materials provided online)
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Course content:

The professional part-time MBA in International Business Management & Leadership comprises the following modules:

Semester 1

  • Accounting
  • Business English
  • Electives
  • International Finance & Economics
  • International Strategy
  • Leading Self
  • Methodology I
  • Principles of Leadership

Semester 2

Major in General management

  • Change Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Cross-Cultural Behaviour
  • International Market Analysis & Development

Major in International Sales Management

  • International Sales Strategy
  • International Supply Chain Management
  • Sales Channel Management
  • Sales Structure & Key Account Management

Major in International Supply Chain Management

  • Internal Logistics Processes
  • Management of Supply Chain Networks
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • Supplier & Inventory Management

Details about the majors can be found here.

Semester 3

  • Digital Process Management
  • Electives
  • International HR
  • International Marketing
  • International Strategy II
  • Managing for Sustainability
  • Mindful Leadership

Semester 4

  • Master’s thesis
  • Methodology II
  • Projects

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Dual study

Der MBA International Business Management & Leadership ist ein berufsbegleitender Studiengang.

 

What does this mean?

That you can complete this degree programme alongside your work commitments. Lectures are held (for the most part) at weekends.

Application and approval

Application deadlines:

15 August each year to start in the winter semester

15 January each year to start in the summer semester

Admission requirements:

You should meet the following admission criteria:

  • Successfully completed higher education programme (university, advanced technical college, Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University) gaining 210 ECTS Credit Points (applicants whose academic award amounts to less than 210 ECTS Credit Points must demonstrate commensurately longer vocational experience or attend additional seminars)
  • At least two years of post-graduate vocational experience
  • Good knowledge of English

Application documents:

Applicants from Germany

 
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • A photo for your student ID
  • A copy of the certificate of your academic qualification 
  • Proof of more than two years’ vocational experience (confirmation from your employer or an older professional reference)
  • Evidence of English proficiency (TOEFL test: min. score 80 or IELTS language test: min. band score 6.5 – please consult the Professional School)
  • A brief personal statement (explaining why you wish to enrol on our MBA programme and outlining your future career plans)
 
International applicants 
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • A photo for your student ID
  • A copy of the certificate of your academic qualification 
  • Proof of more than two years’ vocational experience (confirmation from your employer or an older professional reference)
  • Evidence of English proficiency (TOEFL test: min. score 80 or IELTS language test: min. band score 6.5)
  • A brief personal statement (explaining why you wish to enrol on our MBA programme and outlining your future career plans, e.g. working in Germany)
 

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International info

The programme is conducted entirely in English, with a period of study abroad in South Africa, Thailand or Australia constituting a core component. In addition, international students and lecturers enrich the content of lectures by injecting their personal experience. 

You can choose between the following options for studying abroad:

South Africa

Cape Town2 weeks
AustraliaBrisbane8 weeks
Thailand*Bangkok3 weeks

*depending on the size of group in each case

Examination regulations

We compile all study programme and examination regulations centrally for you. There you will find all versions and changes. continue

Dates

Dates

Closing dates for applications within Germany:

15 August each year to start in the winter semester

15 January each year to start in the summer semester

 

Closing dates for international applications:

31 May each year to start in the winter semester

30 November each year to start in the summer semester

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Get in touch / Further advice

Get in touch / Further advice

Would you like more information, to talk to an advisor, or discuss what might count towards your studies? You’re very welcome to ask!

Please get in touch with:

Alexandra Fichtl
Degree programme coordinator
Tel.: +49 831 2523-125
alexandra.fichtl(at)hs-kempten.de

 

If you live outside Germany, please contact:

Birgit Kollmann
Degree programme coordinator
Tel.: +49 831 2532-9581
birgit.kollmann(at)hs-kempten.de

 

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