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Business & Management

Master degree courses
Business Administration

University degree:

The MBA opens doors to top management positions in companies with a wide-ranging spectrum of functions. Managing business processes and developments is an increasingly challenging task especially in an international context.

In the Master's programme in Business Administration, taught primarily in English, you obtain an in-depth basic knowledge of economics and marketing, financial management, business law, research methods and strategic management that equips you to hold management positions. You also develop your professional and personal leadership skills. You improve your understanding of the company as a whole and enhance the intercultural skills required to fulfil strategic alignment responsibilities at management level for the various interdisciplinary activities of a business. The MBA programme aims to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge base, integrative thinking strategies and practice-based management skills.

After completing your degree, you are qualified to take on leadership roles in international companies, develop and implement global strategies and optimise inter-company processes. Alternatively, the programme prepares you to take over a business or start up your own.

You will complete your master studies in Business Administration with the academic degree of .

Where do you want to study?

Please note that the start of the semester and lecture times may vary depending on study centre.

Details about study programme Factsheet

Duration: 3 semester + thesis
Semester start: March and September each year
Scope of performance: 90 ECTS credits

Prerequisites for admission

  • University degree* (Diplom, Magister, Bachelor, Staatsexamen) worth 210 Credit Points** (applicants with a university degree worth 180 Credit Points** may be admitted to a course after appropriate professional experience or other university achievements are recognised)
  • at least one year’s professional experience after the first degree
  • an adequate knowledge of English (corresponding to an intermediate language level B2 according GER, e.g. at least 860 points TOEIC or at least 83 points TOEFL)
  • must currently be employed ***

* Degrees from accredited Bachelor training programmes at Berufsakademien [tertiary education institutions offering academic training and practical in-company training]
** FOM awards credit points according to the standards of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). They measure the workload required of students in the study programme.
***Variations to this may be possible in exceptional cases.

Lecture times

Evening and Saturday study
Start im Wintersemester
Münster | Aachen | Berlin | Dortmund | Düsseldorf | Essen | Frankfurt a. M. | Hamburg | Köln | Leipzig | Mannheim | München | Nürnberg | Wuppertal
Usually every two weeks on Fridays from 6.00 pm to 9.15 pm and on Saturdays from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.
Start im Sommersemester
Düsseldorf | Essen | Frankfurt a. M. | Hamburg | Hannover | Köln | München | Stuttgart
Usually every two weeks on Fridays from 6.00 pm to 9.15 pm and on Saturdays from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.
Subject to changes: Lecture times depend on when you start your studies (winter semester/summer semester) and they will remain the same throughout your study programme.
Semester breaks: August and mid to the end of February
Study content / plan

Tuition fees

registration fee: 1.580 euro one-time payment registation fee. Participants who have already completed or are taking a course of study or a recognised continuing education programme at one of the institutes belonging to the BCW Group pay half the enrolment fee.
tuition fee: 11.880 euro payable in 24 monthly instalments of 495 euro
examination fee: 350 euro one-time payment at the end of the study programme
total cost: 13.810 euro including registration fee, tuition fee and examination fee

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The benefits:

  • Close links to industry
  • Innovative management concept
  • Practical relevance through case studies and business games
  • Individual career coaching
  • Worldwide exchange programmes

MBA Statements

Dr. Cetin Nazikkol
Dr. Cetin Nazikkol
CEO Middle East & Africa

thyssenkrupp AG | MBA Graduate of the FOM

„I decided on the Master of Business Administration, as I was looking for a practice-orientated and short course of studies, which would sharpen my entrepreneurial comprehensive perception. The MBA was a turning point for me. The compact business administration course of studies, which includes all of the necessary components of management, was a solid foundation for the path to higher management. The volume of work which one must navigate due to one's professional occupation and the MBA is not to be underestimated. However, this challenge gave me a great deal of motivation which I incorporated into my career path."

Manuel von Luckner | Electrical Engineer Network Planning
RWE Germany AG | currently studying for an MBA at FOM


"In the MBA programme, you learn to perform confidently in different working environments and apply general management expertise in an international context. Every subject is examined from different business perspectives, so that you can play a constructive and defining role in modern corporate structures. The leadership methods that are taught help us apply what we have learned to everyday working practice. The exchange programme in San Diego also optimally complemented my career and has been an asset to my everyday professional life."

Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Eric Frère is Dean of Business Administration II and Academic Director of the Master of Business Administration programme

At FOM, you meet highly-qualified scientists and experienced managers from industry who provide you with a sound theoretical foundation based on the latest findings in research and optimally prepare you for the requirements of business practice during your MBA programme. Your skills are also developed by FOM's innovative management concept which encourages you to think and act in way that is relevant to practice and benefits the company as a whole.”

Ian Walsh is Director of international studies at FOM and President of the Ian Walsh Consulting Network

"The MBA helps you to change: your job, your function, your business. You understand how the different parts of the organization fit together. You learn the soft skills necessary for career progression. Your fellow-students give you new perspectives: imagine being in a team consisting of the senior vice president of an American multinational, a professional footballer, a woman surgeon and the East European ballet master of an international troupe. And discussing with a practitioner the challenges of doing business in China."

Ramona Heitz | Product Manager SICK AG
currently studying for an MBA at FOM

"The MBA helps you to change: your job, your function, your business. You understand how the different parts of the organization fit together. You learn the soft skills necessary for career progression. Your fellow-students give you new perspectives: imagine being in a team consisting of the senior vice president of an American multinational, a professional footballer, a woman surgeon and the East European ballet master of an international troupe. And discussing with a practitioner the challenges of doing business in China."

Dr. Cetin Nazikkol
Dr. Cetin Nazikkol
CEO Middle East & Africa

thyssenkrupp AG | MBA Graduate of the FOM

„I decided on the Master of Business Administration, as I was looking for a practice-orientated and short course of studies, which would sharpen my entrepreneurial comprehensive perception. The MBA was a turning point for me. The compact business administration course of studies, which includes all of the necessary components of management, was a solid foundation for the path to higher management. The volume of work which one must navigate due to one's professional occupation and the MBA is not to be underestimated. However, this challenge gave me a great deal of motivation which I incorporated into my career path.“

Manuel von Luckner | Electrical Engineer Network Planning
RWE Germany AG | currently studying for an MBA at FOM

"In the MBA programme, you learn to perform confidently in different working environments and apply general management expertise in an international context. Every subject is examined from different business perspectives, so that you can play a constructive and defining role in modern corporate structures. The leadership methods that are taught help us apply what we have learned to everyday working practice. The exchange programme in San Diego also optimally complemented my career and has been an asset to my everyday professional life."

Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Eric Frère is Dean of Business Administration II and Academic Director of the Master of Business Administration programme

„At FOM, you meet highly-qualified scientists and experienced managers from industry who provide you with a sound theoretical foundation based on the latest findings in research and optimally prepare you for the requirements of business practice during your MBA programme. Your skills are also developed by FOM's innovative management concept which encourages you to think and act in way that is relevant to practice and benefits the company as a whole.”

Ian Walsh is Director of international studies at FOM and President of the Ian Walsh Consulting Network

"The MBA helps you to change: your job, your function, your business. You understand how the different parts of the organization fit together. You learn the soft skills necessary for career progression. Your fellow-students give you new perspectives: imagine being in a team consisting of the senior vice president of an American multinational, a professional footballer, a woman surgeon and the East European ballet master of an international troupe. And discussing with a practitioner the challenges of doing business in China."

Ramona Heitz | Product Manager SICK AG
currently studying for an MBA at FOM

"The content of FOM's MBA programme is designed in such a way that individual management disciplines are always examined from different perspectives and in international contexts. This continually strengthens the ability to perform confidently in international job markets and face intercultural duties and challenges. What I particularly like about the MBA programme at FOM is that you can work and study at the same time. I also highly recommend gaining experience in an international environment through FOM's international programmes."