Application procedure

The quality of the Executive MBA program very much depends on the quality of our students, so the HFU Business School selection standards are exceptionally high. A selection committee reviews all applications and suitable candidates are invited for an interview. The final selection of candidates is made following the interview.

We have one intake per year. There is a two part application procedure.

Step one: Complete the application quick check. You will receive a prompt reply from us indicating whether your profile fits the minimum requirements for the program.

Step two: If so, we will ask you to send us more detailed application documents such as your curriculum vitae (CV), a letter of motivation, academic certificates and work references.

Application deadline is 15 January for program start in summer semester (March) of same year.

An investment which pays: The total tuition fees for the four-semester Executive MBA program are €18,000. Please note: living, accommodation and travelling expenses are not included in this amount.

Payment is made in four equal instalments of € 4,500 / semester. The first instalment is due following acceptance to the program. The following three instalments are due at the end of each of the first three semesters.
Tuition fees and other costs incurred in connection with the program are normally tax-deductible under German law. Fees include the use of our state-of-the-art learning platform FELIX and the online library, as well as the required reading materials, literature and scripts.

Admission criteria

The admission criteria are intended to ensure that students have the appropriate qualifications, academic background and work experience to fully benefit from and actively contribute to the program. The requirements are:

  • An undergraduate degree with an above-average grade point average (GPA)
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in a business environment  following graduation

Proficiency in spoken and written English as indicated by:

  • TOEFL (score > 90)
  • IELTS (score > 6.5)