Online application for MBA

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Admission criteria

  • bachelor's degree with a minimum of 210 ECTS
  • minimum of 24 months of relevant work experience in business after graduation (student internships or summer jobs do not count towards this)
  • proficiency in written and spoken English as proven by:
    • an English-language degree programme
    • several years of professional experience in an English-speaking country
    • TOEFL (score >95), IELTS (score >7) or equivalent test

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Participation in the GMAT or GRE exam is not mandatory, but is recommended for international applicants. Applicants who achieve a high score on the GMAT (min. 550) or GRE (min. 310) may be given preference in the selection process.

GMAT: 7032
TOEFL: 8221

Do you meet our admission requirements?

Our  External link opens in a new window:MBA Quick Check form is the fastest way for us to check this. Please fill it out and we'll let you know within a short time whether you are eligible for the MBA programme.

Application process

We admit students once a year (in winter). The application phase for the new winter semester usually begins in December of the previous year.

Applications are submitted via External link opens in a new window:the HFU online application portal where you must first register.

Application deadline:

31 March for non-EU applicants
15 July for EU and national applicants.

The application deadline of 15 July also applies to non-EU applicants who do not require a visa to enter Germany.

Application documents

We require the following application documents:

  • CV/resume
  • Letter of motivation (professional and personal reasons for studying at HFU Business School)
  • Academic transcripts
  • Employer references
  • TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent proof of English language proficiency, e.g. certificate from university or employer
  • APS (only applies to applicants from China, Vietnam and India)

I'm happy to advise you on all questions regarding application and allocation of study places.

Your key contact for MBA: Lena Frommer