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Details of the program

Functional competence and strategic problem-solving skills

The EMBA program focuses on two main areas: functional competence and strategic problem-solving skills. Modules cover the core functions of modern business administration, such as Accounting, Finance and Marketing, as well as problem-solving competences in the areas of leadership, intercultural communication and project management.

The first semester of the EMBA program, which is identical to the Management Essentials for Professionals program, provides a solid foundation to build your knowledge of different business areas.

In the following two semesters, a deeper understanding of functional areas is gained and strategic problem-solving skills are developed.

In the fourth semester you will work independently on your master's thesis to demonstrate in a focused way your understanding of what you have learned.

The way you learn. The way we teach.

Our teaching methods encourage interactive learning. This is supported by professional input from our inspiring lecturers. We believe you can learn from the experience, everyday problems and creativity of other participants. That’s why face-to-face teaching is so important. Of course, you will be taught the theory required for strategic decision-making and problem solving in all critical business functional areas, but you will also benefit from the experience of your peers.

As most of our participants work or will be working in an international environment, all our courses are taught in English.

Our participants

Most of our EMBA students have a background that has covered at least the basics of business administration. They often have a degree in engineering, law or the natural sciences. All participants must have completed a first degree.

They already deal with complex business issues and contexts having acquired their knowledge through self-study or experience.

Our participants have several (minimum 5) years of professional experience, often already in a position of responsibility. This is a formal requirement.

Our participants have good English proficiency and are able to follow and contribute to discussions held in English. This is also a formal requirement.

Click here for a summary of the formal requirements for admission.

What’s in it for you – at a glance

  • Ability to make strategic decisions and solve (strategic) problems due to focus on general management and development of leadership potential
  • High quality of program proven by rankings and accreditation, and confirmed by our participants in regular course evaluations
  • Bridge between theory and practice due to practical orientation and close links to business
  • Course content with international orientation
  • International modules at top foreign universities - JiaoTong University in Shanghai, China and Universidad de Málaga, Spain
  • Learning environment which caters to the needs of business professionals
  • Outstanding support by highly qualified and experienced lecturers and committed program management
  • Small group size with maximum 15 participants encouraging intensive interactive learning
  • High degree of flexibility and individual customization
  • English as the language of instruction in preparation for the global workplace
  • Excellent planability due to advance availability of timetable
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Gaining deep insights into all business aspects besides already having a wide technical and project management background, was the perfect combination for my further career development. The variety of the taught modules combined with the experience of the lecturer and the following on-the-job discussions, made the program unique and directly useful for my daily business.
Andre Selz, Graduate 2018, Head of Integration, Qualification and Trials, Diehl Defence